Mum jailed after leaving son, 7, home alone before he was killed by car

Wendy Hall, 33, left her son Malakye home alone before he died. (Reach)
Wendy Hall, 33, left her son Malakye home alone before he died. (Reach)

A mum who left her seven-year-old son home alone to visit her boyfriend before he was run over and killed has been jailed.

Wendy Hall, 33, left Malakye inside the property in Lindley Road, Bradford, on 11 August last year.

The little boy managed to get out of their locked home and at around 10pm he was hit by a car and fatally injured in an incident on Manchester Road.

Bradford Crown Court heard Hall had left her mobile phone with Malakye for him to play on while she went to see her partner, but it appeared he got out of the house shortly after she left.

There was no electricity or gas in the house at the time. 

A tribute left for Malakye. (Reach)
A tribute left for Malakye. (Reach)

Hall pleaded guilty to the neglect charge and was jailed for three years.

She also received an additional 18 months in prison for other matters.

Recorder Tahir Khan QC told Hall at Bradford Crown Court on Tuesday: "I've no reason to doubt you locked the door to stop him getting out but as we know he did with those tragic consequences.

"The deliberate act of leaving Malakye alone and vulnerable resulted in his death."