Pictured: Mother, 18, charged with murdering her newborn baby at Hertfordshire home three years ago 

Pictured: Mother, 18, charged with murdering her newborn baby at Hertfordshire home three years ago  2
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Pictured: Mother, 18, who broke down in tears as she appeared in court charged with murdering her newborn baby at Hertfordshire home three years ago

  • Paris Mayo, 18, from Ruardean, Gloucestershire, was arrested over death of baby
  • The youngster was found dead in home in Ross-on-Wye in Herefordshire in 2019
  • The woman, then 15, was arrested at the family home – but was released on bail 
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A teenager has appeared in court accused of murdering a baby when she was just 15.

Paris Mayo, 18, allegedly killed the newborn in Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, in March 2019 when she was just 15 years old.

A neighbour had raised the alarm and five police cars turned up at the semi-detached house.

The woman, then 15, was arrested at the family home but was released on police bail.

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Mayo appeared at Worcester Crown Court yesterday.

Paris Mayo, 18, allegedly killed the newborn in Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, in March 2019

Paris Mayo, 18, allegedly killed the newborn in Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, in March 2019

Ms Mayo, then 15, was arrested at the family home but was released on police bail.

Ms Mayo, then 15, was arrested at the family home but was released on police bail.

She sobbed during the brief hearing and was wearing a white jumper and jogging pants.

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Superintendent Sue Thomas, Police Commander for Herefordshire, said in 2019: ‘Police were called at around 8.40am Sunday 24 March to reports of a concern for welfare for a newborn baby at a property in Ross-on-Wye.

‘On attendance, the body of a baby was discovered. The baby’s next of kin and the coroner have been informed.

Ms Mayo sobbed during the brief hearing and was wearing a white jumper and jogging pants

Ms Mayo sobbed during the brief hearing and was wearing a white jumper and jogging pants

Paris Mayo, 18, from Ruardean, Gloucestershire, was arrested over the death of the youngster in near Ross-on-Wye near Herefordshire (pictured, one of the roads in the area) in March 2019

Paris Mayo, 18, from Ruardean, Gloucestershire, was arrested over the death of the youngster in near Ross-on-Wye near Herefordshire (pictured, one of the roads in the area) in March 2019

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‘The death is being treated as suspicious and investigations are ongoing to establish the circumstances surrounding the baby’s death.

‘A 15-year-old girl from Ross-on-Wye has been arrested in connection with this incident and has been released on police bail while investigations are ongoing.’

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