Tragic Birmingham tot was on social services list

A TODDLER who died from horrific injuries in Birmingham was on the at-risk register and was seen by social workers just days before his death.

Keanu Williams, aged two, who was known to his family and friends as Kiwi, was declared dead at hospital on Sunday.

He was taken to a health unit from his home on Old Moat Way, Ward End, at 7.42pm.

A post mortem revealed that he had suffered “non-accidental injuries”.

Last night the youngster’s mother and her partner were released on police bail pending further enquiries.

The Mail has learned that his 22- year-old mum previously had two other children taken off her by social services.

A source close to the case told the Mail: “The boy was taken to hospital on Sunday evening.

“He had suffered both external and internal injuries.

“It’s thought that he died as a result of severe injuries to his abdomen. It’s believed he died on the Sunday but may have suffered some of the injuries on the Friday.

“He may have suffered a slow, agonising death.”

Kiwi was known to Birmingham City Council’s children’s services department and other agencies.

City child safety experts have launched a review into the death.

The source added: “Kiwi was on the council’s at-risk register. His two siblings had been taken into care in the past.