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Man remanded on baby murder charge

Kadees Mohammed was arrested after the death of three-week-old Mohammed Ibrahim in the Sparkill area of Birmingham early on Tuesday.

20 October 2022

A man has been remanded in custody charged with the murder of a three-week-old baby.

Kadees Mohammed was arrested at the scene in Sparkhill, Birmingham, after Mohammed Ibrahim was found to be not breathing when paramedics were called to a terraced house in Dovey Road in the early hours of Tuesday.

West Midlands Police said the 29-year-old, of Dovey Road, was charged with murder, assault and two counts of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

He appeared at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court on Thursday and was ordered to appear before a Crown Court judge on Friday, a court spokeswoman said.

Police previously said the baby was pronounced dead in hospital shortly after officers were called to Dovey Road at about 3.40am on Tuesday.

Sparkhill death
A forensic officer enters the house where three-week-old Mohammed Ibrahim was found unresponsive (Matthew Cooper/PA)

In a tribute issued through police, the infant’s distraught family said: “To our beautiful baby boy, Mohammed Ibrahim. A beautiful flower in our lives.

“Your family loves you so much. We will be together again one day. It broke our hearts to lose you. You did not go alone. For part of us went with you, the day God called you home.”

A police statement said: “The family continue to be supported by specialist family liaison officers.

“Two women injured in the incident were treated and discharged from hospital.

“A cordon remains at the property on Dovey Road as specialist forensic examinations continue.

“Extra officers will continue to patrol the area, so please speak to them if you have any concerns.

“We would like to thank the local community for their care and assistance in this deeply upsetting investigation.”

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