Woman and boy, 14, charged with assault following attack on Colchester family during ceremony for stillborn baby

Colchester family attacked during stillborn girl's ceremony

Colchester family attacked during stillborn girl's ceremony

A boy and a woman have been charged in connection to the attack on a grieving family during a ceremony for their stillborn girl.

The incident happened in Highwoods Country Park in Colchester on July 23 last year, where a man, woman and three children were all injured as they prepared to release balloons in memory of the baby.

A 14-year-old boy from Colchester has been charged with assault and has been bailed to appear at Colchester Magistrates’ Court on February 4.

Janine Jackson, 27, of Hickory Avenue, Colchester, has also been charged with assault and was bailed to appear at the court on February 27.

An Essex Police spokesman said: “Two other people who were also on bail are currently in prison for other matters.”


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