The Crown has dropped one of the two charges against the mother of a dead baby found in a London dumpster in June of 2016.

The charge of neglect to obtain assistance during child birth was withdrawn against Samantha Richards, of Amherstburg, on Wednesday.

The 24-year-old is still facing a charge of disposing a child's body after delivery.

A preliminary hearing into that case will commence Feb. 1.

The child's body was found in grocery bag in a dumpster near Richmond Row.

Richards is out on bail, but did not attend Wednesday's court proceedings.