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Mother in court in ME death case

Lynne Gilderdale in 2001
Lynn Gilderdale had suffered from ME for about 17 years

A woman accused of the attempted murder of her seriously ill daughter has appeared before Lewes Crown Court.

Bridget Kathleen Gilderdale, of Stonegate, near Heathfield, Sussex, did not enter a plea during the preliminary hearing and was given conditional bail.

Lynn Gilderdale, 31, who had suffered from chronic fatigue syndrome, or ME, since the age of 14, was found dead at their home on 4 December.

A plea and case management hearing was set for 3 July.

After Ms Gilderdale was charged, her family said she retained their "unconditional support".

Relatives said Lynn, who was left paralysed by the illness, showed "immense bravery" during her 17-year battle against ME, which is also known as chronic fatigue syndrome, enduring constant pain and requiring 24-hour care.



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