This is the first picture of a seven-year-old girl who is alleged to have been murdered by her aunt.

Shanay Rihanna Walker was found dead at a house in Beckhampton Road in Bestwood Park, Nottingham, last Thursday.

Post-mortem tests have established the preliminary cause of death was a head injury.

Shanay's aunt, Kay-Ann Morris, appeared before magistrates in Nottingham yesterday, charged with her murder.

The 23-year-old, of Beckhampton Road, was remanded into custody to appear at Nottingham Crown Court today.

Morris did not appear for the short mention hearing at Nottingham Crown Court this morning.

The case was adjourned until a preliminary hearing at the court on August 18.