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Madison Horn death: Jury hears 999 call made by Kevin Park

Madison Horn
Image caption Kevin Park is alleged to have repeatedly struck Madison Horn's head against a wall

A jury has been played the 999 call made by the man accused of murdering two-year-old Madison Horn in Fife.

In the call, Kevin Park can be heard telling the operator the child had fallen off the bed and was not breathing.

After the operator told him how to do CPR, Mr Park at one stage said he thought the girl was breathing again.

Mr Park, 27, denies murdering Madison at the family home in Kelty on 20 April by repeatedly striking her.

Giving evidence at the High Court in Glasgow, Judith Cheney, the emergency call handler, said she did not think Mr Park was giving CPR, at least initially. She also said he did not seem particularly alarmed.

Mr Park was, at the time, the boyfriend of Madison's mother, Anne Marie White.

'Caved in'

The court earlier heard that Mr Park was looking after the toddler while Ms White was out with friends.

Giving evidence on Tuesday, Ms White told the jury that Mr Park had contacted her to say Madison had been jumping on her bed and it had "caved in", but that she was "fine" and they were watching a film together.

The court heard that within the hour Mr Park had told Ms White that he had phoned an ambulance as Madison was not breathing.

Ms White told the court she started dating Mr Park in November 2013 and he got on "really well" with her daughter.

The charge against Mr Park includes claims that he shouted at Madison, pulled her hair, lifted the child up and repeatedly struck her head against a wall.

It goes on to allege that he also bit the toddler on the body before repeatedly striking her again "by means to the prosecutor unknown".

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