Bicester toddler death: Mother named as murder suspect

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Media captionThe toddler's mother is believed to have flown to Kenya

The mother of a 20-month-old girl whose body was discovered in a house in Oxfordshire has been named by police as a murder suspect.

Sarah Dahane was found in the property in Herald Way, Bicester, on Thursday, after her father raised the alarm.

Thames Valley Police said it was not yet known how the girl died.

The toddler's mother, Angela Whitworth, was captured on CCTV at Heathrow Airport and is believed to have flown to Kenya.

Detectives are in contact with Interpol and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in an effort to trace Ms Whitworth, who has been in touch with relatives.

Police said the toddler's father, who is not a suspect, raised the alarm when Ms Whitworth failed to turn up for an agreed meeting.

Officers broke down the door and discovered the youngster, who is believed to have been dead for hours rather than days.

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