Blackpool mum admits: ‘I killed my daughter’

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The mother of a two-year-old Blackpool girl who died after being rushed to hospital has pleaded guilty to manslaughter.

Michelle King, 29, of Jameson Street, admitted killing Sophie Jones (pictured) just days before she was due to stand trial over her daughter’s death.

Sophie died after being taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital on March 4 after paramedics and police attended an address on Jameson Street in the resort.

An inquest to establish a cause of the toddler’s death is still to be held.

King admitted manslaughter and child neglect when she appeared at Preston Crown Court.

Sophie’s father, Barry Jones, 41, of Jameson Street, is charged with manslaughter.

His trial is due to start at Preston Crown Court on Monday.