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Balsall Heath 'murdered' baby's mother traced in Czech Republic

Brighton Road, Balsall Heath Image copyright Google Maps
Image caption The baby was living at a house on Brighton Road, Balsall Heath, with his sister and her partner

The mother of a baby allegedly murdered by his teenage sister has been traced by police in her native Czech Republic.

Santino Balaz, who was 14 months old, died on 1 January at Birmingham Children's Hospital, following a 999 call from his home in Brighton Road, Balsall Heath, Birmingham.

Tereza Lackova, 19, and her partner Marek Holub, 27, of Brighton Road, are charged with his murder.

Santino's mother returned to her homeland in September.

An inquest has been opened and adjourned.

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