A MOTHER has been charged following the death of two-year-old Rio Smedley in Bolton.
Kirsty Smedley, 23, from Bolton, has been charged with allowing or causing the death of a child.
She appeared before Bolton Magistrates' Court today and is due to appear at Manchester Crown Court, Crown Square tomorrow.
He was rushed to the Royal Bolton Hospital by an ambulance crew where he died.
A post mortem examination concluded that Rio died from severe abdominal injury.