THE video of Alfie Steele locked outside his home with neighbours hearing “piercing” screams as he begged to be let back in has been released. 

Alfie Steele's mother, Carla Scott, 35, and her partner, Dirk Howell, 41, are both accused of the nine-year-old's murder on February 18, 2021. 

As we previously reported, the video was played to the jury at Coventry Crown Court.

In it, Alfie can be heard outside his home in Vashon Drive in August 2019 banging on a garden gate as he cried and screamed: "Let me in.”

Neighbour Michaela Hardwick, who recorded the footage, told the court the incident lasted for at least 20 minutes before Howell opened the gate, threw clothes at Alfie and then “shoved” him to the floor before letting him back in.



"You could tell he was really upset,” she said.

“I definitely saw [Howell] push him.”

On Tuesday, (May 23), when Scott was giving evidence from the witness box the footage was again played to the court.

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Scott said: "He was having a tantrum."

Prosecutor Michelle Heeley KC asked her about Howell pushing Alfie to the floor. 

"I didn't see it," she replied. 

Howell, of Princip Street, Birmingham, has previously admitted child cruelty against other children but denies murder, manslaughter, cruelty or causing or allowing the death of Alfie.

Carla Scott denies murder, manslaughter, causing or allowing the death of Alfie and child cruelty offences against Alfie and other children.

The trial continues.