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Appeal court challenge to 'shaken baby syndrome'

The existence of 'shaken baby syndrome' as a textbook diagnosis of death or serious injury in young children is being challenged in a series of test cases beginning today.
Three Court of Appeal judges are reviewing the convictions of three men and a woman on charges of murder, manslaughter or grievous bodily harm.

More than 90 other convictions could be challenged if the judges throw doubt on the medical evidence relied on to establish guilt in the four test cases.