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Parents from Oswaldtwistle accused of child cruelty
THE parents of twin baby boys have appeared before Burnley Crown Court to face child cruelty allegations.
Tracy McKenzie, 40, and Scott Colman, 29, each face two counts of cruelty to a person aged under 16.
The offences are alleged to have taken place last year, between September 16 and December 17.
The court heard there was one allegation of cruelty relating to each of the infants.
McKenzie, of Rhyddings Street, and Colman, of New Lane, both Oswaldtwistle, both denied the charges against them.
They will face trial at the crown court next February 17. A pre-trial review will be held on December 13.
The pair were bailed on condition they do not have any unsupervised contact with any child under 16.
The defendants were arrested last December 18.
They were charged after the twins, then three months old, were examined by doctors, police have earlier said.