Arthur Labinjo-Hughes: Safety warnings ignored, says grandfather

Arthur Labinjo-Hughes: Safety warnings ignored, says grandfather

12/7/2021 9:15:00 AM

Arthur Labinjo-Hughes: Safety warnings ignored, says grandfather

Concerns over murdered six-year-old Arthur Labinjo-Hughes's welfare were 'not acted on', his family says.

.The pair were also convicted of various child cruelty charges, after Arthur was found emaciated and with more than 130 bruises when he died.It emerged during the trial that Arthur had been seen by social workers just two months before he died, but they concluded there were "no safeguarding concerns".

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A national investigation into the what went wrong before Arthur was killed willbegin next week, Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi has said.He confirmed both a national review and "targeted area" inspection to assess why things went "horrifyingly wrong and what more could be done to prevent abuse such as this happening again".

Meanwhile awill also be carried out, the government has previously confirmed.'Alarm bells ringing'Mr Halcrow explained Arthur was "loved and well looked after" by his other grandparents before Tustin and Hughes became a couple, adding they had raised concerns over his safety.

He said: "They're decent people and they were very concerned. And they issued warnings that were ignored, shall we say."Mr Halcrow questioned why no one thought to step in and say "right, we're taking that child out of that situation".

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"I mean [social services] must have a tick list to do - 'the house is clean, everything is tidy, blah blah, blah, so we'll not worry about it'."He added "alarm bells were ringing all around" and even Arthur's neighbours had raised concerns.

Asked about the sentences given to the killers, he described them as too lenient, given the "heinous crime" they committed by killing a "defenceless, innocent boy".Mr Halcrow said: "I wouldn't give them the time of day and I wouldn't want them to see the light of day ever again."

"[Arthur] had his whole life ahead of him, you know? He could have enjoyed all the things we have enjoyed or messed up in our lives," he added.

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I cry for the world all society freedom of choice and independent body of womens and man them to be free Heartbreaking tragedy…I see similar situations here in the US …you want to see the checklist and see if ‘clean’ is defined good

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