A woman accused of murdering Arthur Labinjo-Hughes called 999 and said the six-year-old had "knocked himself out" while his father tried to resuscitate him.

In the call, played in court, Emma Tustin, 32, told the operator: "Big bang he's knocked himself out. He is breathing. He's barely breathing."

Both Tustin and Arthur's father, Thomas Hughes, 29, deny murder.

Tustin has admitted one count of child cruelty but has denied further charges of the same offence.

Hughes also denies child cruelty offences, reports BirminghamLive.

Prosecutor Jonas Hankin today told a jury Tustin was at home with Arthur on June 16, 2020, when she inflicted fatal injuries on him in the hallway at 2.29pm.

The jury was shown footage where Tustin was seen carrying Arthur's limp body (

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The jury was shown footage where Tustin was seen carrying Arthur's limp body into the kitchen and then back into the living room, where she placed him on the floor.

The jury was told she tried to prop Arthur up but his eyes were closed and he fell to the side. Tustin then walked into the kitchen and called Hughes.

Tustin then appears to be tending to Arthur on the sofa, before Hughes arrives at 2.37pm and begins chest compressions.

Mr Hankin said Tustin made a call to 999 at 2.42pm.

He said: "The call lasted eight minutes. Instructions were being given by the call operator how to perform rescue breaths."

The 999 call was then played to the jury.

Hughes arrived home at 2.37pm and began chest compressions on Arthur, the court is told

Tustin told the operator: "He's banged his head quite hard."

Asked if Arthur is breathing she replies: "Barely breathing in and out."

Tustin is then heard to say: "We've been having a little bit of trouble with him the last couple of months."

She adds: "He's threw himself on the floor. Headbutted the floor."

Tustin then says: "Big bang he's knocked himself out. He is breathing. He's barely breathing."

She later adds: "Got big lumps on his head where he's banged himself."

Mr Hankin told the court during the 999 call, a neighbour came into the living room and took over compressions on Arthur.

Arthur suffered an "unsurvivable" brain injury during the incident at his home in Cranmore Road, Solihull.

He died during the early hours of the following day.

The trial continues.