10-year-old girl’s death in West Midlands could be linked to faulty house

A 10-month-old baby girl has died in hospital after falling down stairs at her family’s home in the West Midlands.

Jasper and Mimi Reis, who have two other children aged two and three, were at the property in the west of the city on Friday morning when they noticed something was wrong.

The Reis children went upstairs to investigate and were met by their parents who were also at the house.

After searching for the toddler, who had a black eye, the family called police.

“I was on the phone with the children and they were just asking if they could look outside and saw a baby falling down the stairs,” Ms Reis said.

Ms Reis and her partner, Paul, said the baby’s death was a tragedy, and urged parents to keep their children at home when they are in the home.

“(It is) the last thing we want for our children,” she said.

“There is no excuse for this to happen.

We want the baby safe and sound and out of harm’s way.”

Mimi Rees says her daughter Jasper died when she fell down stairs in their home in West Ham.

Police are now investigating.

Inspector Scott Farrar from West Ham police said the investigation was ongoing and the Reis family was urged to keep children at the home when it was not in use.

West Ham Fire and Rescue Service is now in the process of assessing the incident.

A number of local councils are also looking into the circumstances surrounding the incident and urged families to check with them if there are any concerns.

Local councillor David Blanchflower said he was working with local councils to establish a helpline number for parents to call if they have any concerns, and encouraged anyone with information to come forward.

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