Coventry & Warwickshire

Mariam Alam death: Police release new CCTV footage

CCTV footage of Mariam Alam
Image caption Mariam was seen at a nearby supermarket 15 minutes before paramedics were called to treat her

Detectives investigating the death of a three-year-old girl have released CCTV images of her taken minutes before she was found at a house in Coventry.

Paramedics treated Mariam Alam for head injuries at her aunt's house in Fisher Road, Foleshill, on 30 November 2011. She died in hospital.

A man, 35, and two women, aged 32 and 25, were questioned by police but no-one has been charged over her death.

Police have released footage showing Mariam and her mother at a supermarket.

It shows her wearing a red flowery dress, white tights and a pink coat at Lidl, in John Wigley Way, at 13:00 GMT.

'Anonymous caller'

Mariam and her mother can be seen leaving five minutes later.

Paramedics were called to the house in Fisher Road 10 minutes after this, West Midlands Police said.

The footage can been seen on the force website.

Det Insp Chris Hanson said: "Someone out there knows what happened to Mariam and I'm convinced answers lie in the local community."

"That's why, 12 months on, I'm appealing to anyone with information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, about Mariam or what happened to her on the day she died to come forward."

He said officers would be handing out appeal leaflets in the local area and speaking to neighbours in the hope of jogging people's memories.

"We're specifically appealing for an anonymous male caller, who phoned police in January this year with information that led to two arrests, to get back in touch with the inquiry team," said Det Insp Hanson.

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