Every Child Deserves a Mother and a Father
The husband of a British woman being held on the Costa Brava over the deaths of their two children has appeared in court on child sex offenses. Martin Smith, 45, of North Shields, was remanded in custody at Carlisle Magistrates' Court until 7 June. Lianne Smith, 43, is being held in Spain on suspicion of murdering Rebecca, five, and 11-month-old Daniel. Mr Smith, who faces unrelated charges, [was] charged with six counts of gross indecency with or towards a girl aged under 16 between 1995 and 2001; six counts of rape of a girl aged under 16 between 2001 and 2005 and one count of attempted rape of a girl under the age of 16 between 1997 and 2001.