DEATH OF ‘A LIT­TLE AN­GEL’ Mum quizzed over tragic Amelia

Daily Star Sunday - - FRONT PAGE - ■ by FRANCESCA ROB­BINS sun­day@dai­lystar.co.uk

A MUM was ar­rested af­ter the “un­ex­plained death” of her three-yearold daugh­ter.

Amelia Har­ris is be­lieved to have drowned in the bath, ac­cord­ing to neigh­bours.

She was said to have been found un­der a blan­ket in the gar­den of their south Wales home.

Sin­gle mum Carly Har­ris, 37, was be­ing ques­tioned by de­tec­tives last night.

Carly, who has two other chil­dren, was known to so­cial ser­vices.

Po­lice sealed off the fam­ily home and sur­round­ing roads in the vil­lage of Tre­alaw, Rhondda, while foren­sic of­fi­cers and the fire ser­vice at­tended the scene.

Amelia was de­scribed by a neigh­bour as an “an­gelic” lit­tle girl who loved Peppa Pig.

The neigh­bour said: “She was a de­light, al­ways gig­gling and smil­ing. She was just a nor­mal happy tod­dler who was usu­ally dressed in pink.”

A South Wales Po­lice spokesman said: “A young child was de­clared de­ceased at the prop­erty and at this time the death is un­ex­plained.

“Po­lice of­fi­cers have ar­rested a 37-year-old woman. She has been taken to Merthyr Tyd­fil po­lice sta­tion where she is be­ing ques­tioned.”

Neigh­bours in the for­mer min­ing town posted Face­book trib­utes.

Tyler Saun­ders said: “Per­fect lit­tle girl, was so lov­ing kind and full of beans, lit­tle dancer.”

Karen Per­ris said: “Ab­so­lutely heart­bro­ken. Amelia you was a sweet beau­ti­ful lit­tle girl. Like a lit­tle doll. Rip dar­ling…fly high. You will be missed.”

But po­lice warned ac­tion would be taken against those who post abu­sive, threat­en­ing or in­sult­ing mes­sages on so­cial me­dia.

Chief Supt Do­rian Lloyd said: “I am aware of the deep con­cern and up­set lo­cally, but would urge all mem­bers of the com­mu­nity to re­frain from spec­u­lat­ing on the in­ci­dent and to demon­strate re­spon­si­bil­ity when post­ing content on so­cial me­dia.”

TRAGEDY: Mum Carly and Amelia

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