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Woman charged with murder following death of baby in Bradford

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A 23-year-old woman has been charged with the murder of an 18-month-old boy who fell from a sixth-floor window in Bradford.

Gemma Procter, 23, will appear in court on Monday over the death of Elliot Procter, West Yorkshire Police said.

Procter, of Newcastle House, Bradford, will appear before the city's magistrates over the incident which was reported to police at about 5.10pm on Saturday.

Woman held after baby dies in sixth-floor window fall

A policeman at the block of flats where the baby fell. Credit: PA

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a baby fell to his death from a sixth-floor window.

Witnesses spoke of their desperate attempts to save the 18-month-old at a block of flats at Newcastle House in Bradford on Saturday afternoon.

Danuta Tomaszewicz said at first she thought the baby was a doll and only realised it was a real baby when she saw him trying to catch his breath.

An ambulance arrived 20 minutes later, but the baby died.

Police have arrested a 23-year-old woman who is still being held in custody.

A 23-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder. Credit: PA

Detective Superintendent Nick Wallen, who is leading the investigation, said: "This is clearly an extremely traumatic incident and specially trained officers are working to support the child's family members and those who witnessed what took place.

"It is no exaggeration to say those who witnessed this incident will have been deeply traumatised by what they saw.

"A 23-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with thebaby's fall and she is currently receiving medical assessment in custody."

Police said they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident but have appealed for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Bradford CID on 101.



Schoolchildren attend anti-bullying event in Bradford

Hundreds attend event

Hundreds of schoolchildren have gathered for an anti-bullying event in Bradford this lunchtime.

The event at City Park is in memory of 11-year-old Asad Khan, who was found hanged in his bedroom last September.

Children will be taking part in a martial arts class led by ju-jitsu instructor Mumtaz Khan who wants to highlight the importance of martial arts as a life skill.

Standing up to bullies

The event was taking place a year on from the death of Asad Khan. An inquest into his death, which heard claims he had been bullied, will resume next month.

Asad Khan.
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