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Toddler murder trial halted after juror tests positive for Covid

The trial of a young mother and her boyfriend accused of murdering a three-year-old girl has been paused for a week after a juror tested positive for Covid.

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Kaylee-Jayde Priest was aged three when she died. Photo: BBC

The judge in the case of Nicola Priest, 22, and Callum Redfern, 21, who is from Gornal, has also had to self-isolate, forcing proceedings at Birmingham Crown Court to be halted. The trial is expected to resume on Monday.

The pair are accused of murdering Priest's daughter Kaylee-Jayde, who was was found dead at a flat near Birmingham last year. They both deny murder, manslaughter and causing or allowing the death of a child.

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