Couple charged with child murder in Liskeard

A mother and her ex-partner have been charged with the murder of her 22-month-old daughter in Liskeard.

Abigail Leatherland, 26, of Castle Lane, Liskeard, and Thomas Curd, 31, of Watford in Hertfordshire, have been charged with the murder of Eve Leatherland.

They are also charged with causing or allowing the death or serious injury to a child and are due to appear before Bodmin Magistrates’ Court today [6 September].

Police and ambulance were called to an address in Liskeard around 12.45pm on 5 October 2017 and found the child unresponsive. She was airlifted to Derriford Hospital but died shortly afterwards.

An investigation was launched by the Major Crime Investigation Team in Bodmin and the couple were charged on Wednesday 5 September.

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