A couple from the Milford Haven area have been accused of exposing their young son to unnecessary suffering or injury.

Both are charged with causing the child to be assaulted, ill-treated, neglected, abandoned or exposed in a manner likely to cause him unnecessary suffering or injury to health, between May 15 and 22, 2015.

No pleas were entered when the pair appeared together in the dock at Haverfordwest magistrates court on Wednesday, June 6.

Magistrates declined jurisdiction to hear the case.

The couple, who cannot be named due to a court order protecting the child’s identity, will next appear at Swansea crown court on July 6.

They were both released on unconditional bail.