Two young children left alone for two days after mum dies at their New Brighton home
TWO young children were left with their dead mum for two days before her body was discovered.
Police found the body of 29-year-old Debbie Caldwell at her home in Albert Street, New Brighton, on Sunday afternoon.
Worried neighbours raised the alarm just after 1pm after seeing her two daughters with their legs hanging out of an upstairs window.
Officers were unable to force their way in through a back door and had to use a ladder to climb into the end terrace house.
Her children, aged three and four, are now being cared for by social services.
Shocked neighbours in nearby Tollemache and Egerton Streets told the ECHO they last saw Ms Caldwell on Friday afternoon as she picked one of her children up from a nursery at New Brighton Primary School.
She is understood to have lived alone with her two daughters.
A note on flowers left on the doorstep read: “RIP Deb. Goodnight and God bless”.
One woman had tears in her eyes as she described seeing Ms Caldwell’s children being brought out of the house after their mum was found, one clutching a teddy bear and the other a ball.
She said: “You could see the two kids with their legs dangling from a window chucking clothes and things on to the street.
“That’s when the police were called, because people started to get worried.
“I heard them shouting ‘Can you come to the door?’ through the letterbox. There was a lot of banging as they tried to get in.
“We knew something had happened to her because a paramedic went in but he came out really quickly.
“They’ve had enough forensic people here to cover the whole street.”
Another woman living on Egerton Street, who asked not to be named, said she spoke with Ms Caldwell on Thursday.
She said: “She was a lovely lass and the children are beautiful. She always has them so well-dressed.
“She kept herself to herself but when I saw her she seemed happy and carefree. It’s just such a tragedy.”
Another neighbour, who lives opposite the house, said: “The police told us she’d lived here for between 12 and 18 months but I didn’t know her very well. It’s so sad that we don’t know our neighbours any more.”
A spokesman for Merseyside Police said: “Merseyside Police can confirm that a post mortem has taken place following the discovery of a woman's body in a house in Albert Street.
“The results of the post mortem are inconclusive and the cause of death of the 29-year-old woman is unascertained pending toxicology results.
“It is believed that she died on Friday. Her two children, aged three and four, who were in the house, have been referred to social services.”http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/liverpool...00252-26839618/this is tragic those poor kiddies