Father denies murdering his daughter

A MAN denied murdering his five-week-old baby daughter at a court hearing today.

Mark Sandland, 28, of Cambridge Road, appeared via videolink from Belmarsh prison, London wearing grey trousers and a red t-shirt. He spoke only to confirm his name and enter a plea during the Old Bailey hearing. Aimee-Rose Sandland, who was born on September 27, 2012, died on November 9, 2012. She had been taken to hospital on November 5, 2012 following an alleged incident in St Leonards. The trial is scheduled June 4.