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Young Kayden Walker appeared 'lifeless' to police officer

By Annabal Bagdi | Darlaston | Crime | Published: | Last Updated:

A baby allegedly shaken forcefully by his father appeared ‘lifeless’ when emergency services rushed to the tragedy, a murder trial has heard.

Ricky Walker and Laura Davies appeared at Birmingham Crown Court

Pc Manjit Bhanot recalled finding Kayden Walker unresponsive on the floor after he suffered a cardiac arrest at his Black Country home.

He attempted to perform CPR before the six-month-old was taken to Wolverhampton’s New Cross Hospital, where he was pronounced dead less than an hour later.

The officer said: “The baby looked purple and blue. I was quite shocked because he appeared lifeless and, to touch, he was extremely cold.

“I have been in similar situations before where people are deceased and it’s the first time I have ever come across anybody that cold.”

Prosecutors allege Ricky Walker, 27, deliberately harmed his son Kayden, leaving him with brain, eye and spinal injuries on June 12, 2016.

Co-defendant Laura Davies, 25, was out of the family’s council flat in Moxley’s Walnut Close – on the border of Darlaston and Bilston – when her son collapsed.

Pc Bhanot told Birmingham Crown Court Walker claimed he performed CPR before emergency services arrived but said Kayden had not been breathing for 15 minutes.

Both defendants deny causing or allowing the death of a child and cruelty to a child between December 16, 2015, and June 12, 2016.

Walker, of Kendrick Road, Moxley, also denies murder.

The trial continues.

Annabal Bagdi

By Annabal Bagdi
@AnnabalB_Star

Senior reporter based at head office in Wolverhampton.

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