Protest over Daniel's death

A protest is due to be held outside Coventry council house today demanding answers on why four-year-old Daniel Pelka was allowed to slip through the system. It coincides with a bid to introduce 'Daniel's law'.

Protesters voice anger over Daniel Pelka death

Dozens of people have gathered outside Coventry council house for a peaceful protest demanding answers over the death of Daniel Pelka.

A serious case review into his death found numerous failings by authorities - but campaigners say they need to know how he was allowed to slip through the net.

Protesters have gathered with banners outside Coventry council house
Protesters have gathered with banners outside Coventry council house Credit: ITV News Central

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Council leader calls for 'national debate' on child abuse

The leader of Coventry City Council has called for a national debate on how to stop child abuse in the wake of Daniel Pelka's death.

Councillor Ann Lucas told ITV News Central she believes a government select committee should examine ways of preventing future similar tragedies.

Daniel Pelka died after being starved and beaten by his mother,  Magdalena Luczak (left), and step-father Mariusz Krezolek
Daniel Pelka died after being starved and beaten by his mother, Magdalena Luczak (left), and step-father Mariusz Krezolek Credit: West Midlands Police

Four-year-old Daniel was beaten and starved by his mother, Magdalena Luczak, and step-father Mariusz Krezolek, who are both serving prison sentences for his murder.

A serious case review found authorities had missed numerous opportunities to intervene in the abuse.

The comments from Councillor Lucas come as a peaceful protest is due to be held outside the council house this afternoon to demand answers over how he was allowed to slip through the net.

Protesters demand answers over Daniel Pelka's death

A peaceful protest will be held opposite Coventry council house today to demand answers over how tragic four-year-old Daniel Pelka was allowed to slip through the system.

Campaigners say a serious case review published last month failed to fully explain why authorities failed to protect him.

Daniel Pelka died after being starved and beaten by his mother and her partner
Daniel Pelka died after being starved and beaten by his mother and her partner Credit: West Midlands Police

The protest coincides with a campaign calling for the government to introduce 'Daniel's law', which would make reporting of child abuse mandatory.

Daniel's mother Magdalena Luczak and step-father Mariusz Krezolek are both serving life sentences after being found guilty of his murder.