Woman on trial over baby’s fractured leg

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A WOMAN accused of fracturing a baby’s leg will be tried at crown court.

Sharon Hutchinson is said to have caused the injury in Sunderland on August 17.

The 43-year-old pleaded not guilty to a charge of wounding at Sunderland Magistrates’ Court.

The child’s injuries, which also included bruising, were discovered when it was taken to hospital.

Medics discovered the tot, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was suffering from a displaced femur and had a number of bruises.

Hutchinson, of Eglington Street, Sunderland, was released on bail until a hearing at Newcastle Crown Crown court on April 8.