Duo deny killing Belper toddler

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A mother and a man who is thought to be her boyfriend have pleaded not guilty to killing a two-year-old boy at their Belper home.

Toddler Riley Pettipierre died after falling ill on March 13.

Sally Dent, 32, and Shaun Binfield, 44, of Kilbourne Road both denied charges of manslaughter and cruelty to a person under the age of 16 between October 1 last year and March 14 at Nottingham Crown Court.

Binfield also denied causing or allowing the death of a child. A trial is set to begin on January 7.