Angela Vane, 40, charged with murder of Devon toddler


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Woman, 40, charged with murder of toddler, 2, found dead in home by member of public
Angela Vane, 40 will appear before Torquay Magistrates' Court todayShe was arrested on Saturday after boy, 2, was found dead at a homeShocked neighbours leave floral tributes near house in Modbury, Devon

By
Shari Miller

PUBLISHED:

01:54 GMT, 20 January 2013

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UPDATED:

09:55 GMT, 21 January 2013

A 40-year-old woman was last night charged with the murder of a two-year-old boy.

Angela Vane, 40, from Modbury, Devon, will appear before Torquay Magistrates' Court today after the toddler was found at a home on Saturday morning, Devon and Cornwall Police said.

Officers were called to the house after the boy's body was discovered by a member of the public. His identity has not been released but dozens of floral tributes were left outside the home.

Crime scene: A police officer stands outside the home in Modbury, Devon, following the death of a two-year-old boy

Crime scene: A police officer stands outside the home in Modbury, Devon, following the death of a two-year-old boy

Investigation: Police are carrying out door-to-door enquiries

Investigation: Police are carrying out door-to-door enquiries

Officers arrived at the house at 8.20am on Saturday morning, where the child's body was found

Officers arrived at the house at 8.20am on Saturday morning, where the child's body was found

Police are investigating at the address in Modbury, Devon

Police are investigating at the address in Modbury, Devon

Police have carried out door-to-door
inquiries and initial forensic work, although it is believed a
post-mortem examination has yet to be carried out.

That process is expected to take place in the coming days by a Home Office pathologist or specialist paediatric pathologist.

Meanwhile, detectives are continuing
to piece together information and urged members of the public to get in
touch if they can assist the inquiry.

A force spokesman said: ‘A 40-year-old
woman from the Champernowne area of Modbury has this evening been
charged with the murder of a two-year-old boy..

Tribute: Flowers have been left close to the home where a toddler's body was discovered on Saturday

Tribute: Flowers have been left close to the home where a toddler's body was discovered on Saturday

One of the floral tributes is addressed, 'RIP, Little Man'

One of the floral tributes is addressed, 'RIP, Little Man'

News of the boy's death spread through Modbury, Devon, in the early hours of Sunday morning

News of the boy's death spread through Modbury, Devon, in the early hours of Sunday morning

‘The woman, Angela Vane, will appear before Torquay Magistrates' during the morning on Monday January 21.’

Police officers arrived at the
semi-detached house on the Champernowne estate shortly after 8.20am,
following the tragic discovery by a member of the public.

One neighbour said: 'He was a cracking
little lad. He had ginger hair and was full of life. He was only out
here on Friday throwing snowballs. This is devastating.'

Outside the house, shocked neighbours had left floral tributes, as well as a small brown teddy bear.