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