A woman has denied the murder of her baby son.

Mariam Benzain, 32, is accused over the death of five-month-old Elias Biad on July 23, 2020.

Police were called to Preston Road, Wembley, in the morning to reports of an injured infant, and the baby was pronounced dead at the scene.

A post-mortem examination found the cause of death was an incised wound.

On Wednesday, the Moroccan defendant appeared at the Old Bailey by video link.

With the assistance of an Arabic translator, she pleaded not guilty to a single charge of murder.

Judge Mark Lucraft QC set a three-day trial to begin on March 15 on the issue of insanity.

The court heard psychiatric experts would be giving evidence on the defendant’s mental state at the time of the death.