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Two people have been charged with forcibly causing a miscarriage and disposing of a baby’s body after a years-long investigation. Elliot Benham, 23, and Sophie Harvey, 23, were arrested following property searches that took place more than two years ago. The couple are charged with “obtaining a poison/noxious thing to cause a miscarriage,” concealing the birth of a child, and disposing of a baby’s body.
Elliot Benham Age
Elliot Benham is 23 years old.
The crimes are believed to have taken place between 1 September 2018 and 1 December 2018, and are following a lengthy investigation by Gloucestershire Police’s Major Crimes Investigation Team. Benham, from Swindon, Wiltshire, and Harvey, from Cirencester, Gloucestershire, will appear at Cheltenham Magistrates Court on Thursday 5th January.
This is the first update in the case after searches were carried out in Swindon and Cheltenham in September 2020 in connection with the investigation. The ‘Offences Against the Person Act 1861’ makes it a criminal offense to try to cause your own abortion.
It is alleged in this case that the pregnancy was longer than 24 weeks and was not performed by a registered physician. In England, abortions are legal up to 24 weeks gestation if performed by a registered doctor, and can be performed after 24 weeks in very limited circumstances.