A couple accused of starving a seven-year-old girl to death have admitted her manslaughter.

Junaid Abuhamza and Angela Gordon entered the pleas in the fourth week of a murder trial at Birmingham Crown Court over the death of Khyra Ishaq.

Gordon's daughter Khyra died on May 17 2008 after being taken to hospital from the defendants' home in Leyton Road, Handsworth, Birmingham, in an emaciated condition.

Both defendants told the jury they denied murder but admitted manslaughter.

Abuhamza's plea was accepted and he was found guilty of manslaughter by the jury, after direction from the judge, Mr Justice Roderick Evans.

The prosecution did not accept Gordon's plea and she remains on trial for murder.

Abuhamza, 30, who pleaded guilty to five cruelty charges at an earlier hearing, will be sentenced at the end of the trial.