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Social services department investigated after mother's murder

Natasha Trevis who was killed by her partner Junior Saleem Oakes Photo: ITV Central

Birmingham City Council's social services is being investigated after a mother-of three they were working with was fatally stabbed by her partner.

Natasha Trevis was killed in a taxi in the Northfield area in Birmingham in August by Junior Saleem Oakes.

Junior Saleem Oakes was sentenced to life on Monday Credit: ITV Central

He was given a life sentence at Birmingham Crown court on Monday. The couple had three children together but were separated at the time of the stabbing.

It was revealed in court that a social worker working with the family let slip to Oakes that Natasha had decided to abort his fourth child.

A few days later he attacked and killed his partner.

Birmingham City Council has today confirmed an investigation into its social services department is taking place.