Parents of British disabled teen charged with causing her death by allowing her to become morbidly obese

Welshpool Magistrates' Court
Welshpool Magistrates' Court

It is alleged Alun Titford and Sarah Lloyd-Jones failed to ensure their daughter's dietary needs were met or that she got enough exercise

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The parents of a disabled teenage girl have appeared in court after being charged with causing her death by allowing her to become morbidly obese.

Kaylea Titford, 16, was found dead at her home in Newtown, Powys, Wales, in October 2020.

Her father Alun Titford, 44, and mother Sarah Lloyd-Jones, 39, of Colwyn, Newtown, are charged with gross negligence manslaughter and causing or allowing the death of a child or vulnerable person.

It is alleged that, between March 24 and October 11 2020, they failed to ensure Ms Titford’s dietary needs were met, leading to morbid obesity.

Nor did they ensure she got enough exercise, was in a hygienic condition, had a safe and hygienic environment, her physical health was maintained, or that reasonable medical help was sought, the charge claims.

The pair appeared before Welshpool Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday and stood together in the dock wearing face masks.

They spoke only to confirm their names, ages and address but did not enter any pleas.

Prosecutor Helen Tench asked both defendants to remain on conditional bail and not to have contact with anyone under the age of 18.

They will next appear before Mold Crown Court on April 14 2022.