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Picture released of 7-year-old found dead in Nottingham

Shanay Rihanna Walker
Shanay Rihanna Walker Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

A picture has been released of the 7-year-old girl who was found dead in Nottingham.

Shanay Rihanna Walker was found at a house in Beckhampton Road on Thursday.

A post-mortem examination found she had died from a head injury.

23-year-old Kay-Ann Morris has been charged with her murder.


Woman charged with murdering seven-year-old girl

A woman has been charged with murdering a seven-year-old girl who died from a head injury.

Kay-Ann Morris, 23, is in police custody and will appear before Nottingham Magistrates' Court tomorrow accused of the killing the girl, who has yet to be identified.

The child's body was discovered at a house in Beckhampton Road, Nottingham on Thursday evening, after concerns were raised about her safety.

A post-mortem examination established the preliminary cause of the girl's death as a head injury.

Prisoner 'gouges own eyes out in protest at conditions'

An investigation has been launched after a prisoner reportedly gouged his own eyes out over high temperatures in his cell.

The prisoner, who has not been named, was taken to hospital following the incident at HMP Nottingham on Monday.

The incident reportedly occurred at HMP Nottingham in protest over high temperatures in the prison.
The incident reportedly occurred at HMP Nottingham in protest over high temperatures in the prison. Credit: Lewis Stickley/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Some reports have linked the incident to a protest about high temperatures inside the prison, but the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has denied these claims.

The MoJ confirmed the prisoner was taken to hospital following "an act of self harm," but refused to release details of the nature of the injuries he sustained.


Couple in fatal Nottinghamshire shooting named locally

Shani Cockerell remains in a serious but stable condition in hospital. Credit: Ross Parry

A man and woman involved in a fatal shooting in Nottinghamshire have been named locally as Paul White and Shani Cockerell, his long-term partner.

Police believe 37-year-old White shot his partner, 33-year-old Cockerell, before turning the gun on himself.

Paul White, named locally as the man who shot his partner before shooting himself. Credit: Ross Parry

Two children were in the house at the time, but were uninjured. Ms Cockerell is in a "serious but stable" condition in hospital.

Neighbours say the couple have been together for many years.

Read: Police believed Nottinghamshire man shot woman before shooting himself


Police believe shotgun death man 'was the offender'

Police believe a Nottinghamshire man shot a woman at his home before turning the gun on himself, officers revealed today.

Detectives investigating the death of the 37-year-old man in Bircotes say they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the shooting.

Det Ch Insp Mel Bowden said they believe a 33-year-old woman, who lived with the man at the same address, was "the victim" in the incident.

She was found with shotgun injuries and was today in a serious but stable condition in hospital.

We are satisfied that the injured female was a victim in this incident.

Until a post mortem examination is carried out next week we will not be in a position to formally identify the deceased.

However, we believe he was the offender in this case and will not be looking for any further suspects.

– DCI Mel Bowden, Nottinghamshire Police

Two children were also in the house at the time of the attack, which happened in the early hours of yesterday, but were not injured.

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