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Mother admits causing death of toddler son who plunged from tower block

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A young woman had pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of her 18-month-old son.

Gemma Procter, 23, admitted killing 18-month-old Elliot, who fell from a sixth floor flat in Bradford.

She was originally charged with murder and due to go on trial at Bradford Crown Court today, but entered a plea of manslaughter by reason of diminished responsibility during a 10-minute hearing.

She will be sentenced on June 15, after psychiatric reports are compiled.

The incident took place at the Newcastle House tower block in Barkerend last October.

A previous court appearance in December was postponed after Procter’s legal team said she was too ill to attend.