Pair Bailed After Bradford Boy's Body Found

A woman and a man arrested after the decomposed body of a young boy was found at a house in Bradford have been released on bail.

Police found the body of the three-and-a-half year old at a mid-terrace house in Crofton Road in the Heaton area after ``concerns were raised about the occupants''.

The female suspect, 41, named locally as Amanda Hutton, was arrested along with a 22-year-old man. It is understood the dead toddler is the woman's son Hamza.

West Yorkshire Police said the pair had been bailed pending further inquiries. Officers are not seeking anyone else in connection with the investigation, a spokeswoman added.

Officers have given out few details about how or where the youngster was found but it is understood he may have been dead for a considerable period of time - possibly even months.

Neighbours living on the quiet suburban street have expressed their shock in the wake of the police investigation.

They said the house was occupied by a woman and her large family who had lived at the property for about two years.

One neighbour said she did not know the woman or her family very well but would often see her bringing in the shopping. She had not seen much of her in recent weeks.

The neighbour, who has lived in the street for six years, said: ``It's just such a terrible shock. This really is a quiet area.

``No-one knows what's happened. It's just incredibly sad.''