JURORS in the case of a mother accused of murdering her daughter by drowning her in a bath have retired to consider their verdict.

As reported, prosecutors allege Claire Colebourn killed Bethan, three, at the family's home in Whitsbury Road, Fordingbridge in the early hours of October 19 2017 after her marriage broke down.

Colebourn, 36, denies murder.

Summing up the case, Judge Johannah Cutts QC instructed jurors to be 'dispassionate' and to consider an alternative charge of manslaughter if they felt Colebourn only meant to cause Bethan "some harm, but not really serious injury".

The trial, at Winchester Crown Court, continues.