Hunter's murder father freed on bail

The family of a 36-year-old man bailed after being charged with murdering his terminally ill son have welcomed his release "with pure relief".

Andrew Wragg, of Worthing, West Sussex, is accused of murdering his 10-year-old son Jacob, who suffered with Hunter's Syndrome.

Wragg was granted bail by Judge Richard Brown at Lewes Crown Court after spending the past 10 days in custody.

Jacob was found at the family home after a 999 call was made on July 24. He died later at Worthing Hospital.

Wragg and his wife Mary, 40, were arrested and detained until July 26 when he was charged.

Mrs Wragg, who has campaigned to raise money for sufferers of Hunter's, which causes progressive physical and mental deterioration, was released without charge.

The judge adjourned the case and said there would be a plea and directions hearing at the same court on October 22.

Speaking outside court, Wragg's brother Chris said: "I speak on behalf of the whole family when I say it is with pure relief that Andy has been granted bail."

Together with Chris, Mr Wragg's second brother

Steve, his sister Tina and his parents Bob and Anne, were in court to support the accused father, who was wearing a grey suit and a dark tie.