Mur­der trial mother ‘said child choked on bread’

Scottish Daily Mail - - Life - By Wilma Ri­ley

A MOTHER ac­cused of mur­der­ing her daugh­ter told a po­lice­man the child choked on bread, a court heard yes­ter­day.

PC Ryan Bird was giv­ing ev­i­dence at the trial of Sa­dia Ahmed, 27, who de­nies mur­der­ing her 14-month-old daugh­ter Inaya last year.

Mr Bird told the High Court in Glas­gow that as he ar­rived at the house in the city’s Drum­chapel area, paramedics came out car­ry­ing Inaya.

He said he spoke to Ahmed in the kitchen and ini­tially got no re­sponse.

Pros­e­cu­tor Paul Kear­ney asked: ‘What was her de­meanour?’ Mr Bird replied: ‘Not much emo­tion at all.’ The pros­e­cu­tor asked: ‘Was there any sign of tears or dis­tress?’ The po­lice­man said: ‘No.’

He added: ‘She said along the lines of the baby has an eat­ing dis­or­der and she was try­ing to feed the baby. They usu­ally feed her with sy­ringes, how­ever that day she tried to feed the baby bread but it wasn’t eaten so she stuffed the bread down the baby’s throat.’

Mr Kear­ney asked: ‘Were these the words she used?’ Mr Bird replied: ‘Roughly, yes.’

The case con­tin­ues.

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