A POLICE officer told a murder trial that the mother of tragic tot Inaya Ahmed claimed her daughter choked on a piece of bread.

Constable Ryan Bird was giving evidence at the trial of Sadia Ahmed, 27, from Glasgow, who denies murdering her 14-month-old daughter at 47 Bernisdale Drive on April 17 last year.

Constable Bird told the High Court that as he arrived at the house paramedics came running out the house carrying Inaya.

Prosecutor Paul Kearney asked Constable Bird: “You could hear shouting and screaming coming from inside the house, is that correct,” and he replied: “Yes. Some of it was in English, but a lot was I think in Urdu.’

The officer told jurors that there were at least six to eight people in the house and the mother Ahmed was pointed out to him.

Constable Bird said he spoke to her in the kitchen and initially got no response.

Mr Kearney asked: “What was her demeanour,” and Constable Bird replied: “Not much emotion at all.”

The prosecutor then asked: “Was there any sign of tears or distress,” and the policeman said: ‘No.”

He added: “She said along the lines of the baby has an eating disorder and she was trying to feed the baby. They usually feed her with syringes, however that day she tried to feed the baby bread but it wasn’t eaten so she stuffed the bread down the baby’s throat..”

Mr Kearney asked: “Were these the words she used,” and Constable Bird replied: “Roughly yes.”

Constable Bird told the court that Ahmed said she had been feeding the toddler in her mother-in-law’s bedroom which doubled as a prayer room.

He said he had searched the room to see if their was any bread lying about, but had not even found a crumb.

Earlier the court heard that Ahmed’s sister-in-law Shagufta had confessed to police that she had killed Inaya, but she was never charged with any offence.

Ahmed denies all the charges against her.

The trial continues.