Little Amelia-Brooke Harris was found dead at a house on Friday night
A mother, 37, has been charged with the murder of her four-year-old daughter Amelia Brooke Harris.
Carly Ann Harris, from Trealaw, Rhondda, South Wales, will appear before Merthyr Magistrates’ Court accused of killing the girl who died on Friday night.
Earlier, Amelia Brooke’s family had paid tribute to a ‘fun-loving, caring and bubbly little girl’.
In a statement released by South Wales Police, the little girl’s family said ‘On Friday night we tragically lost our baby girl Amelia Brooke Harris.
‘A loving daughter, sister, granddaughter, great granddaughter, niece and cousin.
‘Amelia was beautiful both inside and out – and was a fun-loving, caring and bubbly little girl.
‘She was taken far too early from us and had her whole life ahead of her. Words cannot convey how we are feeling at this moment in time. We know our lives will never be the same again.’
The force is supporting the family with specially trained family liaison officers.
Detective Superintendent Richard Jones, of South Wales Police, 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.
In a statement released by South Wales Police, the little girl’s family said ‘On Friday night we tragically lost our baby girl Amelia Brooke Harris.’ Pictured Carly Harris
Carly Ann Harris (pictured), from Trealaw, Rhondda, South Wales, will appear before Merthyr Magistrates’ Court accused of killing the girl who died on Friday night
Her mother Carly Harris, 37, left and right, was arrested and quizzed by officers over her daughter’s death
‘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.’
A force spokesman added ‘Carly Ann Harris, from Trealaw, was charged with murder in connection with the death of four-year-old Amelia Brooke Harris on Friday June 8.
‘Carly Ann Harris will appear at Merthyr Magistrates Court tomorrow morning.’
Emergency services were called to an address on Brithweunydd Road at around 10.20pm on Friday.
Amelia was found at the property and was confirmed to have died.
Police are awaiting results of a postmortem, which is taking place today, to determine the cause of the little girl’s death.
The family lived in a three-bedroomed new housing association property in Brithweunydd Road which was closed to traffic yesterday while police, the fire service and forensic officers examined the scene
A South Wales Police spokesman said ‘At around 10.20pm on Friday emergency services were called to an incident at an address in Trealaw in the Rhondda’
Police confirmed they had charged a 37-year-old woman after being called to the family home in the former mining village of Trealaw
Neighbours in the tight-knit community wrote Facebook tributes to Amelia. Pictured Amelia’s mother, Carly Harris
A number of teddy bears and flowers have been left on Brithweunydd Road in tribute to Amelia.
A teddy bear with heart-shaped cards read ‘RIP Princess’, while a unicorn toy and red roses were also left outside the police cordon.
Amelia was described as an ‘angelic’ little girl who loved Peppa Pig and the colour pink.
A neighbour said ‘She was a delight, always giggling and smiling. She was just a normal happy toddler who was usually dressed in pink.
‘I’d see her out playing in the garden – her mum doted on her.’
The family lived in a three-bedroomed new housing association property in Brithweunydd Road which was closed to traffic after the incident while police, the fire service and forensic officers examined the scene.
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