Birmingham: Child found buried in garden after weeks of search

Child found buried in garden in Birmingham after weeks of search

Details on the child’s identity are not known at this time (Image: PA)

The body of a child has been found in a garden in Birmingham.

Police have been digging in the same spot for a week after receiving new information.

Human remains were discovered in the house on Clarence Road in the Handsworth area.

Details of the child’s identity are not known at this time.

An autopsy will be carried out to determine the cause of death.

A man, 40, and a woman, 41, have appeared in court charged with negligence in causing or allowing the death of a child.

Residents at the Clarence Road home have nothing to do with the case, police said.

General view of the rear of the properties of Clarence Road, Handsworth, Birmingham, where West Midlands Police are investigating the death of a child and have begun searching for a garden after receiving information about the possible burial of human remains. The search of the property had nothing to do with the current residents of the address, the police said. Picture date: Tuesday December 13, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story POLICE Handsworth. Photo credit should read: Jacob King/PA Wire

The human remains were discovered at a property in Clarence Road, Handsworth (Image: PA)

Police activity at a property in Clarence Road, Handsworth, Birmingham, where West Midlands Police have investigated the death of a child and have begun searching a garden after receiving information about the possible burial of human remains. The search of the property had nothing to do with the current residents of the address, the police said. Picture date: Tuesday December 13, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story POLICE Handsworth. Photo credit should read: Jacob King/PA Wire

Police have been in the area for a week (Image: PA)

A West Midlands Police spokesman said: “A man, aged 40, and a woman, aged 41, were arrested on December 9 on suspicion of causing or allowing the death of a child and another count of willful neglect arrested.

“Both were charged with neglect and remanded in custody.

“The investigation into the offense of causing or allowing the death of a child continues.

“Current occupants of the Clarence Road property are aware of the search but are not associated with the investigation.”

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