Manor Park parents to stand trial over murder of three-month-old child

The junction of Carpenters Road and Stratford High Street, where a baby was found unresponsive on a

The junction of Carpenters Road and Stratford High Street, where a baby was found unresponsive on a bus - Credit: Archant

The parents of a three-month-old baby who was found unresponsive on a bus and later died will be tried next year over her murder.

Imani Baker was found on the bottom deck of the bus in Stratford at 10.20am on Wednesday, September 28.

She was taken to hospital before being pronounced dead, with a post-mortem examination finding that she died from head injuries.

Jeffrey Wiltshire, 52, and Rosalin Baker, 25 – who live in Morris Avenue, Manor Park – appeared at the Old Bailey today charged with Imani’s murder.

They also face charges of causing or allowing the death of, or serious harm to, a child as well as child neglect.

The pair – Wiltshire via video-link from Pentonville prison, Baker in the dock – spoke only to confirm their names.

A plea hearing was set for January 13 next year, with a provisional trial date set for March 20.

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The trial is expected to last two and a half weeks and to be heard by a high court judge.

Both of the accused were remanded in custody and no bail application was made.

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