Friday, 23 May 2008

Another Victim Of Social Services; Khyra Ishaq aged 7

Victim Of Social Services:

A man and a woman have been charged with neglect after a seven-year-old girl reportedly died of starvation in Birmingham. The girl, named by police as Khyra Ishaq, and five other youngsters were found in the early hours of May 17 at a terraced house in Leyton Road, in the Handsworth area of the city. The six children were discovered lying on mattresses with the seven-year-old seriously ill and the others showing signs of emaciation, according to reports. All six were taken to Birmingham Children's Hospital where the girl died. Angela Gordon, 33, and Junaid Abuhamza, 29, have been charged with child neglect. They are believed to have been Khyra's mother and stepfather.

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