THE dramatic 999 call made by a mum accused of murdering her nine-year-old son has been released. 

Carla Scott made the call requesting paramedics to Vashon Drive, Droitwich, for her son Alfie Steele just before 2.30pm on February 18, 2021. 

Scott, 35, and partner Dirk Howell, 41, are both accused of the murder of nine-year-old Alfie Steele. 

In the call, Scott says her son had fallen asleep in the bath, had gone under the surface and though she had taken him out and was trying to resuscitate him, Alfie was not breathing.

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The operator talks through how Scott can help Alfie before the defendant becomes distressed saying "Come on baby".

At one point Scott is asked "Have we got a pulse?"

"I can't find one," Scott replies. 

The call ends as paramedics and police arrive at the house.

The jury heard the call on the second day of the Coventry Crown Court trial earlier this month. 

Giving evidence earlier this week from the witness box Scott said Howell had been the one to suggest calling 999.


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Scott told the jury: "He (Howell) started CRP" explaining this took place while she was on the phone to the 999 operator.

Howell left before paramedics arrived. Asked if Howell had said anything before he left Scott replied: "He told me to say he wasn't there."

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.