Boy, 6, sobs ‘no one loves me, no one will feed me’ in tragic audio before death

Harrowing audio recordings of tragic Arthur Labinjo-Hughes crying "no-one loves me" and "no-one is going to feed me" have been released.

The six-year-old died in hospital from a brain injury on June 17 last year, the day after he was found injured at a house in Shirley, Solihull, West Midlands.

CCTV showed him appearing to be frail and struggling to walk while carrying his own bedding shortly before his death.

His father Thomas Hughes, 29, and his former partner Emma Tustin, 32, are charged with his murder, which they both deny, and are on trial at Coventry Crown Court.

Audio recordings played to the jury were released on Tuesday (November 23) BirminghamLive reports.

In the distressing clips, Arthur cries out that "no-one loves me" four times in 23 seconds.

In another audio clip, the sobbing lad says "no-one is going to feed me" seven times over 44 seconds.

Tustin would often message Hughes within minutes of him leaving the home with an audio file of Arthur crying accompanied by a text saying words to the effect of "started again" or "still going", the jury was told.

The prosecution said Tustin recorded more than 200 voice notes during the three-month period.

Arthur has been heard calling for his uncle and grandmother in some of them.

He has also been recorded asking for a drink, and in other of the clips, Tustin's voice could be heard saying "stand still" and issuing other similar instructions.

Tustin has admitted child cruelty by ill-treating Arthur on multiple occasions by "forcing him to stand, isolating him within the family home, and physically or verbally intimidating him".

Hughes denies a similar charge.

The pair also deny murder and an allegation of child cruelty by administering salt to Arthur between June 1 and 17 last year.

Both are jointly accused of two further counts of child cruelty by assault on multiple occasions and also by withholding food and/or drink, which they deny.

The trial at Coventry Crown Court continues.

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