Madre, 34, and partner, 39, charged with murdering nine-year-old boy

Madre, 34, e il suo compagno, 39, are charged with murdering ‘intelligent and inquisitivenine-year-old boy who was found in critical condition at house in Worcestershire last year

  • Alfie Steele, nove, was found in a critical condition by police on February 18, 2021
  • Paramedics performed CPR, but Alfie died after being airlifted to hospital
  • He was described as ‘courageousand ‘had a smile that would melt butter
  • Sua madre, Carla Scott, and her partner Dirk Howell charged with his murder
  • A mother and her partner have been charged with the murder of an ‘intelligent and inquisitivenine-year-old boy at a home in Worcestershire.

    Alfie Steele was found in a critical condition at a house in Droitwich on February 18 last year before being airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, where he later died.

    His mother Carla Scott, 34, and her partner Dirk Howell, 39, sono stati accusati del suo omicidio.

    They will also appear charged with child cruelty offences at Worcester Crown Court on February 25.

    Al momento dell'incidente, West Mercia Police said detectives were treating Alfie’s death as ‘unexplained’.

    Suo nonno, Paul Scott, described him as ‘courageous like a lionin a touching tribute.

    Egli ha detto: ‘We are completely devastated by the loss of Alfie, he had a smile that would melt butter.

    Nine-year-old Alfie Steele (nella foto) who was found in a critical condition on February 18 and later died after being airlifted to the Queen Elizabeth hospital in Birmingham

    Nine-year-old Alfie Steele (nella foto) who was found in a critical condition on February 18 and later died after being airlifted to the Queen Elizabeth hospital in Birmingham

    Locals marked Alfie's death by displaying blue teddies (nella foto), and drawings of bears, in their windows

    Locals marked Alfie’s death by displaying blue teddies (nella foto), and drawings of bears, in their windows

    ‘He was intelligent and inquisitive, and was courageous like a lion; he was a good Christian boy who was full of God.

    ‘He would never shy away from anything and had no fear.

    Locals residents marked Alfie’s death by displaying blue teddies, and drawings of bears, in their windows.

    Uno ha detto: ‘He was such a smiley, happy boy. When I saw the two air ambulances land by the house I just felt numb. I knew straight away that something terrible had happened.

    ‘It’s just heartbreaking for a life to be lost at such a young age.

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