A PROBE into the death of a Faringdon boy has been launched by safeguarding bosses.

Mother Emma Jackson stabbed five-year-old son Tyler Warmington to death at their home last year. The 41-year-old paranoid schizophrenic was told by an Oxford Crown Court judge in April she would be held indefinitely in a mental health hospital.

Now, Oxfordshire Safeguarding Children’s Board has said it has commissioned a serious case review into the death.

Serious case reviews take place where abuse or neglect is thought to have contributed to a child’s death or serious injury. The purpose is to prevent such cases from being repeated in the future. In Swindon, recent serious case reviews include the death of a baby in 2015 while sleeping on a sofa with her mother.

A court heard in April that fears over Tyler’s wellbeing were raised in spring 2017 when staff at his school noticed that he was absent for two days in a row.

A staff member who visited the boy’s home, on Bromsgrove, Faringdon, became suspicious after spotting movement behind a pair of net curtains. Police were called.

When Jackson opened the door to a local PCSO she was covered in blood, it was reported. She had various wounds on her neck and wrists.

She told officers that her son was sleeping upstairs. The boy had been stabbed 13 times to his chest and back.

Jackson had previously been sectioned. After one mental health episode in 2015, a health visitor had expressed concerns for boy Tyler. Prosecutor Alan Blake said: “Miss Jackson indicated she was concerned that she could not keep him safe. As a result of that it appears Tyler was taken into care.”

Tyler was returned to Jackson when her health improved.

Sentencing, Judge Ian Pringle QC said: “This is a tragic case and the reports I have read from three eminent psychologists have a degree of unanimity about them.

“It seems at the time of this act you were suffering paranoid schizophrenia.

“Your life sentence is living with the knowledge that you have killed your son.”