DOUBT was thrown on work records provided by Savannah Brockhill after videos she made of an “utterly exhausted” Star Hobson falling asleep in a bowl of food happened while she claimed to be working in Doncaster.

Brockhill completed her defence evidence-in-chief today [Friday] at Bradford Crown Court in the trial into the alleged murder of 16-month-old Star.

The 28-year-old, of Hawthorn Close, Keighley, and her partner - Star’s mother - Frankie Smith, 20, of Wesley Place, Keighley, both deny killing Star on September 22, 2020, and also deny causing or allowing her death.

Under cross-examination from prosecutor Alistair MacDonald QC, he took Brockhill through videos she made of Star on June 27, 2020.

They showed Star falling asleep on a plastic chair at Brockhill’s home, eventually falling off the chair, and also showed her falling asleep in a bowl of food.

Brockhill made a further video of her shouting at Star to “get up” as she nodded off on the floor.

Mr MacDonald said Star was “completely and utterly exhausted” and asks Brockhill why she shouted at Star.

Brockhill answered: “I was talking to her, telling her to get up. I wasn’t allowing her to go to sleep on the floor.”

“Why did you film it,” said Mr MacDonald.

Brockhill said: “To show everyone what she was like if she didn’t have a nap.”

Mr MacDonald replied: “You make it sound like it was deliberate by her, defying you.

“Because she didn’t abide by your timetable you made sure she was going to suffer?”

Brockhill answered: “No I made sure she would sleep that night. If she’d napped then she wouldn’t have gone to sleep that night.”

The clip was taken before 1pm, Brockhill said, with Star’s bedtime at 6pm.

Mr MacDonald then pointed to her work records from that day.

He said: “These work records, they appear to show you were at work from 1pm to 6am the next day, in Doncaster.

“That covers the period you were making these videos of Star falling off her chair and in her food, staggering round.

“Cell site data for your phone shows you were at home too. You were at home that afternoon?”

Brockhill replied: “I wouldn’t argue with that.”

“That’s inconsistent with your work records, so are these records reliable,” Mr MacDonald asks.

Brockhill answered: “Yes. I couldn’t tell you why I didn’t provide them.

“The police got them. They’re crossing.”

Mr MacDonald said: “It says you were at home while you were meant to be at work, how do these records marry up?”

Brockhill answered: “I’ll have to leave you with my team on that one.”

“Why are these work records produced, they contradict cell site records,” Mr MacDonald asked a final time.

Brockhill answered: “They appear to. They show when I was working.”

Mr MacDonald also turned to the recorded prison phone call which Brockhill said was about her taking red diesel from the recycling plant.

He said: “You see, the reality is so far as the prison material is concerned, when you were talking about your concerns about your place of work, it was because you feared there would be video footage of what you did to Star on September 13.”

Brockhill answered: “That’s not correct.”

Mr MacDonald added: “When you spoke, you were asked if you meant the incident in the pub, and you said no it’s where I worked.

“You were worried about the CCTV footage of you assaulting Star would be discovered.”

“No, no, absolutely not,” Brockhill replied.

Under re-examination by her counsel Kath Goddard QC, Brockhill said Smith had struck her”six or seven times” but she didn’t report it to police because she “cared about Smith, they were just arguments”.

Addressing the Snapchat video on Smith’s account where Brockhill called herself a “psycho” and threatened to put people in wheelchairs and break their kneecaps, she said Smith had “asked me to tell people who were sending her inappropriate messages to leave her alone” and that in reality she “would never break someone’s kneecaps”.

She also once again denied hurting or killing Star on September 22, 2020.

The trial continues.