Moss Side Woman On Daughter Murder Charge

A Manchester woman's appeared in court accused of the murder of her four-year-old daughter.

Chantelle Blake, 31, was arrested last Thursday when the body of the child, named locally as Kaiya, was found at their home in Manchester.

The alarm was raised by the city's Royal Infirmary when Blake attended the hospital that evening and ``expressed concerns'' about the child, Greater Manchester Police said.

Nursing staff contacted police who forced entry to Blake's house in Garthorne Close, Moss Side, and discovered Kaiya's body.

It is thought the little girl was suffocated but a post mortem examination failed to establish a cause of death and further tests were planned.

It emerged on Friday that there has been previous contact between the family and police and other agencies.

Detectives charged Blake with murder on Saturday - she appeared at Manchester Crown Court earlier, she'll appear again next month.

A provisional trial date's been set as March 5.