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Liam Fee case review to be 'thorough and comprehensive'

Liam Fee was found dead at a house near Glenrothes in March 2014. Credit: PA

The significant case review into the death of Liam Fee will be "thorough and comprehensive", a child protection body has said.

A probe is ongoing into the circumstances leading up to the death of Liam, aged two, who was murdered by his mother Rachel Fee and her partner Nyomi Fee.

Dougie Dunlop, vice chair of Fife Child Protection Committee, described the death as a "tragedy" and said the body would reflect on the case "to see whether there is any scope for improvement".

Mr Dunlop said: "Liam's death was a tragedy that has left everyone deeply shocked and saddened.

"We want to provide reassurance that this independent review will be thorough and comprehensive."

Police praise courage of abused children after Fee trial

Rachel Fee (left) and her partner Nyomi Fee will be sentenced on July 6. Credit: PA

Police praised the courage of two young children abused by Rachel and Nyomi Fee in helping to convict them of murdering Liam Fee.

Detective Inspector Rory Hamilton, who led the investigation, said: “Details of Liam’s murder and the abuse carried out by the two women emerged during the course of interviews with two other boys in their care.

"The evidence began to build towards a picture of horrendous abuse which directly contributed to the version of events being put forward by the two accused being utterly discredited.

“It was because of their courage that detectives were able to identify Rachel and Nyomi Fee as being responsible for a wide range of serious offences against three children.”

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