Funeral held at Stoke-on-Trent mosque for mum accused of murdering her toddler son


Mourners gathered to say their final farewells to a North Staffordshire mum who died days after being arrested in Finland over the murder of her two-year-old son.

Friends and family of Ayesha Ali attended the service at the City Central Mosque in Hanley on Saturday.

Among those at the Regent Road mosque included her father and mother, Imthiaz and Safiyah Ali, who live in the Westlands.

Ayesha, aged 35, had been arrested by police last month after her son Adam was found dead in her flat in Espoo, Finland, 13 miles west of capital Helsinki.

Officers raced to the third-floor apartment after the Keele University graduate told family she was going to kill herself.

Ayesha Ali, 35, allegedly killed her son Adam

They found mother-of-one Ayesha, who grew up in Newcastle-under-Lyme, with neck wounds while Adam not breathing.

Freelance English teacher Ayesha, who has previously written a column for The Sentinel, was being held in Vantaa Prison near Helsinki and was rushed to hospital.

Finnish newspaper Iltalehti reported that the she had died in hospital on February 4.

Ayesha moved to Finland with Adam and his dad Adnane Osmane in January last year, after Adnane got a job as an assistant professor of physics at Aalto University.

The couple had also previously lived in Canada and China.

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