A jury has been discharged in the trial of a father accused of murdering his 13-year-old daughter by throwing her into her cot as a baby.

Dean Smith, 45, from Bushey, had admitted the manslaughter of Maisie Newell, who suffered a fractured skull and brain injuries when she was four-weeks-old.

But Smith denied murder, saying he suffered from ADHD and had no intention to cause his daughter really serious harm.

An Old Bailey jury deliberated for more than 11 hours but was unable to reach a verdict on Smith.

Judge Mark Lucraft QC discharged the jury from considering the case on Thursday.

The prosecution is expected to decide next week whether to see a retrial.