Leeds & West Yorkshire

Inquiry into Jasmine Bellfield killing in Dewsbury

Tributes left at the house at the time of Jasmine Bellfield's death
Image caption Tributes were left at the time of Jasmine Bellfield's death

An investigation is under way to see what contact authorities had with a mentally ill woman from West Yorkshire who killed her two-year-old daughter.

Sonia Bellfield, of Naylor Court, Dewsbury, denied murdering Jasmine but admitted her manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.

A judge at Leeds Crown Court imposed an indefinite hospital order under the Mental Health Act.

Kirklees Safeguarding Children Board is carrying out a serious case review.

Details published

The toddler's body was found at the house in Dewsbury on 19 February, 2010.

A spokesman for Kirklees Safeguarding Children Board said: "A serious case review is currently under way in relation to this tragic case.

"Following the review's completion, details will be published by Kirklees Safeguarding Children Board, one of whose purpose is to examine the work of local agencies.

"It would not be appropriate to comment further at this stage due to the risk of predetermining the review."

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