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Police are granted further time to question 37-year-old women over death

South Wales Police have been granted an additional 36 hours to question 37-year-old Carly Harris surrounding the death of her 3-year-old daughter, Amelia.

South Wales Police attended the home of Ms Harris at around 22:10 on the June 8 2018 following an emergency call. It is currently believed that Amelia’s older brother rang a family friend saying she was dead.

It is believed that Amelia Harris aged just three drowned in the bath.

Police have sealed off the family home and the connecting street while they investigate the tragic death that took place on Friday.

Reports from eye witnesses and family members state that Carly had ‘lit a fire’ believing that it would ‘bring Amelia back to life’.

Carly, a single Mum, also has two other children was known by social services prior to this incident.

South Wales News Service will continue to provide updates as this case develops.

Anyone with any information concerning this incident and who has not already spoken to the police is asked to call South Wales Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 quoting reference 1800207700.

A spokesperson for South Wales Police said: “A 37 year-old woman, who is currently in police custody, has had a further 36 hour extension to her detention which was granted at court this morning.

Police are continuing to question the suspect and are awaiting results of a post mortem, which is taking place today to determine the cause of death.

Detective Superintendent Richard Jones from the Major Crime Investigation Team said “Our thoughts go out to the family and friends in what is a traumatic incident. I would like to thank them for speaking with us and assisting our investigation, at what is clearly a very difficult time for them. I would also like to thank the local community for their patience, given the significant police activity in the area over the past 36 hours.

In addition, I want to remind members of the public to demonstrate responsibility when using social media. Some information has been both upsetting for family members and could compromise the investigation - and future court proceedings.

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Pictured: Carly Ann Harris (Facebook Image)

Pictured: Amelia-Brook Harris (Facebook Image)

10/06/2018  |  12:23  |  By: Shaun Ashford, SMA Media Group

The property, located on Brithweunydd Road Trealaw, remains closed off with several police officers present and a yellow crime scene tent still erect in the back garden.

An officer at the scene told us that, “it’s tragic, all incidents like this hit us hard and it’s sad, very sad”

Members of the public have been seen attending the property to pay their respects, leaving flowers and teddy bears in memory of Amelia. It is apparent that some of these gifts have been left by children as shown within the photograph above.

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