The court heard how salesman Tariq Khan was a "mummy's boy" who acted out of "misplaced loyalty" to Hutton. And the judge questioned the role of Aftab Khan - the father of all of Hutton's eight children.
The jury heard how Aftab Khan subjected Hutton to domestic violence over many years and in 2008, after he was arrested for an assault on her, told police that Hamzah was undernourished and claimed he was going to inform social services. But there is no record that call was ever made.
– Judge Roger Thomas QC
Your partner and father of your children knew about your drinking and your lack of care of the children. He in fact seems to have done little in all reality to address your conduct so as to improve the welfare of his children.