Amanda Hutton trial latest: Mother was 'grossly neglectful' of Hamzah, court is told (From Bradford Telegraph and Argus)
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Amanda Hutton trial latest: Mother was 'grossly neglectful' of Hamzah, court is told
3:25pm Friday 27th September 2013 in News
The mother of a boy whose mummified body was left in her bedroom for almost two years was “grossly neglectful” of him after his birth, a jury was told.
Amanda Hutton slammed the door on a health worker, failed to get Hamzah Khan inoculated and never took him to a doctor, Bradford Crown Court heard today FRI.
Hutton, 43, denies the manslaughter of Hamzah, who died on December 15, 2009, aged four and a half.
His mummified body was discovered in a cot at Hutton’s Bradford home on September 21, 2011.
The Crown accuse Hutton, now of Farcliffe Road, Girlington, Bradford, of starving Hamzah to death.
She will begin giving evidence in her defence on Monday.
Today, Dr Kathryn Ward, a consultant paediatrician for Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, said Hamzah weighed 5.4lbs when he was born in June, 2005.
He was a small baby but fit and well.
After eight months, Hamzah was still not registered with a GP.
In August, 2006, Hutton had a puffed up eye and smelled of alcohol when another professional visited the house, the court was told.
Well over a year after his birth, Hamzah was registered with a doctor but he never received any inoculations and by November, 2006, Hamzah was “off the radar completely.”
“From two weeks of age, we know nothing about this child, his growth, his behaviour, his personality, his general health. It is a blank page,” Dr Ward said.
She added: “The picture is one of gross neglect and non engagement with professionals.”