FOOTAGE of a mum accused of killing her son Alfie Steele telling police the boy had "bashed his head' in the bath has been released. 

The nine-year-old's mother Carla Scott, 35, and her partner, Dirk Howell, 41, are both accused of Alfie's murder at the home in Vashon Drive. 

The footage was seen by the jury at the Coventry Crown Court trial earlier this month and has now been released by the Crown Prosecution Service. 

At around 2.30pm on February 18, 2021 Scott dialled 999 to report Alfie had fallen asleep in the bath and was not breathing. 

The bodyworn footage of PC Pickering shows the moment the police first arrive at the scene. 

In it Scott tells an officer it had been about an hour before she had found the child and "got him out straight away". 

After the officer said Scott wasn't making much sense he asked her when she had first come across Alfie. 

Scott replied: "About 10 minutes ago, yeah, sorry."


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Scott also told police: "I think he bashed his head when he was in the bath," before indicating he had something on his head. 

Alfie was given CPR treatment but was pronounced dead at 3.55pm.

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.