Moss Side mother in court charged with daughter's murder

Garthorne Close Kaiya Blake was found dead at the house on Thursday

Related Stories

A mother from Manchester has appeared in court charged with the murder of her four-year-old daughter.

Chantelle Blake, 31, was arrested last Thursday when the body of her daughter Kaiya was found at their home in Garthorne Close, Moss Side.

A post-mortem examination failed to establish a cause of death and further tests are being carried out.

Ms Blake appeared at Manchester Crown Court where Judge Andrew Gilbart ordered her to reappear on 10 October.

A provisional date for her trial was set as 5 March.

Manchester City Council confirmed they had had contact with the family prior to the incident.

A spokesman said they were working closely with the independent Manchester Safeguarding Children's Board to establish the circumstances of the child's death.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Manchester



9 °C 5 °C


Try our new site and tell us what you think. Learn more
Take me there

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.