A WOMAN accused of fracturing a baby’s leg has made her first appearance at crown court.
Sharon Hutchinson is accused of causing the injury in Sunderland last August.
The 43-year-old appeared at Newcastle Crown Court today, where she was not asked to enter a plea to the charge of unlawful wounding.
It is claimed the baby suffered a displaced femur and had a number of bruises when taken to hospital.
Hutchinson, of Eglington Street, Sunderland, will be back in court to enter a plea to the charge she faces on June 17.
A trial date has been listed for September 10 before Judge Penny Moreland.
Hutchinson was released on bail in the meantime.