Teenagers cleared of baby murder

A SCHOOLGIRL and her 17-year-old boyfriend have been cleared of murdering their newborn baby.

A SCHOOLGIRL and her 17-year-old boyfriend have been cleared of murdering their newborn baby.

It had been alleged the crime was committed after the girl, who is now 16, gave birth in secret at her parents' home in the Eye area on October 7 last year.

The teenagers, who cannot be named for legal reasons, had denied murder.

The court heard that the girl gave birth in a downstairs toilet at her home in the Eye area and the child had died shortly afterwards.

A post mortem examination showed the baby had suffered a fractured skull and a broken arm.