CHILD murder accused Sharon Wright was reported to social services after daughter Leticia was repeatedly seen looking sad, a court has heard.
A neighbour has told the jury in the case at Bradford Crown Court she took action because she was angry by the constant sight of the forlorn four-year-old at her bedroom window.
Speaking at the second day of the trial, Sharon Dalton said: "She appeared to be sad."
"I felt that either the little girl was being left in the house alone and that nobody was coming home until late afternoon or that they (the adults in the house) were sleeping."
She saw Leticia one afternoon standing in the window dressed in her pyjama top.
"I was so angry that I decided I was going to phone social services," Miss Dalton told the court.
"I saw her and she seemed even sadder. I waved at her and she didn't wave back, she just looked like she was looking straight through me."
The court has heard how Leticia died from severe wounds to her head and abdomen allegedly inflicted by Sharon Wright, 23, and her partner at the time Peter Seaton, 22.
Leticia had so many injuries to her body that it was impossible to count them all, the court has heard.
The two defendants deny murder and an alternative charge of causing or allowing the death of a child.
The trial continues.
For the latest on the trial see Saturday's Examiner.