Huddersfield Death a new issue
The link is to a story that has not been widely told relaing to Leticia Wright with an extract below.Zaheer Hussain, the biological father of four-year-old Leticia Wright, right, said he was last with his daughter around two months before she died.
He told the jury that the girl's mother Sharon Wright, 23, formerly from Hartlepool, then stopped contact between him and his little girl.
Mr Hussain told the jury at Bradford Crown Court: "We were in a shopping mall and I told her it was time to go and she wasn't having it and crying and she didn't want to go and said she wants to stay with me.
"I couldn't do anything to keep her because Sharon would have argued and I don't know what I could have done about it."
He added: "I have never seen her like that, she proper kicked me, smacked me, punched me, screaming and crying 'no, no, I don't want to go' and I just had to pick her up the best I could with her still hitting me and took her back."
To cheer Leticia up, he took her to a park in Wakefield, because she was "really depressed and crying" before dropping her off with Wright at the home she shared with her co-accused Peter Seaton, 22, also formerly from Hartlepool.
"She was still crying," Mr Hussain told the jury. "I still remember that face.
"Just sad, just not wanting to go. She was sad and I could see it in her face."
He added that after that incident whenever he phoned up and asked to have Leticia, Wright told him that she was busy.