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Mother detained under Mental Health Act for killing two-year-old son

Reid Steele

Today, at Cardiff Crown Court, Natalie Steele, 32, was detained under the Mental Health Act for the act of killing her two-year-old son, Reid Steele in August, 2021.

Reid Steed Steele’s family have released the following statement:

“Our lives have changed forever. We will always have a piece missing from our family. Reid was the most loved, beautiful, funny, intelligent and loving little boy, who touched the hearts of everyone he met. Natalie really was a wonderful mother.

“He had a wonderful life which was filled with holidays and fun adventures collecting shells and pebbles on the beach with Natalie. He spent so much time with his family who loved him so very much. The pain we feel at Reid’s loss can never be properly expressed with words.

“As a family, we unanimously agree that the Judge’s decision today was the right one. Natalie will continue to receive the treatment she needs, to hopefully, in time, get better.

“Mental health conditions can sometimes be frightening, complicated and most importantly, not always visible until it is too late. But there is help out there. Please don’t be afraid to reach out.”