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Dad furious that toddler's killer was left alone with her

The father of a toddler who was kicked to death has told ITV News of his fury that the man who killed her was allowed access to his daughter despite warnings from social workers that he was dangerous.

Dean Harris, 20, was jailed for a minimum of 17 years after kicking his girlfriend's two-year-old daughter, Amina Agboola, out of frustration after she soiled herself.

Amina's father, Reuben Agboola, said he was "furious" to learn someone with a history of domestic violence was left alone with his child when he had been stopped from seeing his daughter after splitting with her mother.

ITV News Correspondent Juliet Bremner reports:

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Dean Harris' confession letter to Amina's family

Dean Harris who has been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of 2-year-old Amina Agboola wrote a letter to her family confessing to the killing. Parts of the letter have been released by police in which he describes the moment he killed Amina and apologises to her family.

Dean Harris' confession letter.
Dean Harris' confession letter.

At this point I can remember saying "for ---- sake Mina", I was already in a standing position and the next thing I knew I had kicked her in the stomach. She had gone backwards and landed on her front about six feet away. I realised what I had done and went to pick her up. She was crying at this point and I could tell it had winded her because of the way she was talking. I picked her up to comfort her, I checked her stomach to see if she was OK. I held her in my arms for around three minutes until she stopped crying. When I went to put her down on the floor to further see if she was OK I noticed that she had become limp....I then panicked.

– Dean Harris
Dean Harris' confession letter.
Dean Harris' confession letter.

Everything else that happened after this point, the phone calls, the ambulance, is well documented. I only wish I could take all this back but I can't so I hope the family can find some closure. I would further like to add that none of this was Sarah's fault, she has lost a child, so I think she has suffered enough. I am truly sorry for what I have done. I can no longer cause further anguish by continuing to lie.

– Dean Harris
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Man jailed for toddler murder: Amina Agboola's father still "cries every day" over her death

The father of murdered toddler Amina Agboola says that he's "pleased" with the sentence that's been handed down to her killer, but admits that he's still heartbroken by her death.

20-year-old Dean Harris from Peterborough was jailed for life at Cambridge Crown Court this morning.

He'll serve a minimum of 17 years.

The court heard how he kicked the little girl across the room with such force that it "split her liver completely in two."

Harris was frustrated that Amina, his girlfriend's daughter, had soiled herself.

Amina Agboola.
Amina Agboola. Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

"I am pleased with the sentence Dean Harris has received today. However the grief feels like it has no end. I think about Amina constantly. I still cry every day.

I go through the motions of living but inside I am somewhere else thinking about my daughter all the time.

No one understands the pain except those people who are experiencing it. My heart reaches out to every parent on earth who is suffering the loss of a child."

– Rueben Agboola, Amina's father

Speaking to ITV News last month, Mr Agboola said that it's been hard to accept that his daughter is no longer here.

Click below to hear from Reuben Agboola

"I don't want to say goodbye to my daughter. I still want my daughter here with me.

I want not to say goodbye.

I want her to be seen running around, that's what I want. Not to be burying my daughter or saying goodbye to my daughter."

– Rueben Agboola, Amina's father

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Toddler suffered injuries 'similar to a traffic accident'

by Juliet Bremner: ITV News Correspondent

His Honour Lucraft QC said Amina was kicked with such ferocity that it split her liver completely in two. "...similar to the force of a road traffic accident, it must have been an extremely powerful kick.... Amina's young life was ended by this horrific act." He went into say: "I agree that you are a dangerous young man."

Tennager who murdered toddler given life in jail

 Dean Harris
Dean Harris Credit: Police

A man has been jailed for life for murdering a two-year-old by kicking her in the stomach after becoming frustrated at her for soiling herself.

20-year-old Dean Harris was found guilty at an earlier hearing and will serve a minimum of 17 years behind bars.

His partner's daughter, Amina Agboola, was found injured and limp at her home near Peterborough in November and died later that day in hospital.

Her mother, Sarah Raqueman, is due be sentenced after admitting cruelty to two other children.

Amina Agboola
Amina Agboola Credit: Police

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Man who kicked toddler in stomach to be sentenced for her murder

Amina Agboola
Amina Agboola Credit: Police

A man is due to be sentenced for murdering a two-year-old by kicking her in the stomach after becoming frustrated at her for soiling herself.

20-year-old Dean Harris was found guilty of killing his partner's daughter Amina Agboola at her home near Peterborough in November.

She was found injured and limp at her home in Yaxley and died later that day in hospital.

Her mother, Sarah Raqueman, will also be sentenced after admitting cruelty to two other children.

Dean Harris
Dean Harris Credit: Police
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Peterborough woman jailed for killing driver while using two mobile phones

Marina Usaceva, seen here on the left.
Marina Usaceva, seen here on the left. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A woman from Peterborough has been jailed for six years for causing death by dangerous driving, and banned from driving for eight years.

Police discovered that Marina Usaceva was using two mobile phones at the time of the crash. She was driving on the A47 near Thorney Toll in Wisbech in March last year when she hit another car.

It then went into the opposite lane and was hit by a lorry.

The car's driver, 27-year-old Sukhdeep Singh Johal, was killed.

On sentencing Miss Usaceva, the judge said that she hadn't shown a "scrap of remorse" and that people using phones while driving are a "plague on our society."

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Stuart Leithes

MP backs calls for review into Stilton cheese decision

North West Cambridgeshire MP Shailesh Vara holds up a piece of Stilton cheese
North West Cambridgeshire MP Shailesh Vara holds up a piece of Stilton cheese Credit: PA

Campaigners from the village of Stilton in Peterborough are taking their fight to the government to be allowed to use the name Stilton for their cheese.

Under EU law Stilton can only be made by a few dairies in the East Midlands, where it is believed to have originated.

The Cambridgeshire MP Shailesh Vara is backing calls for a review of the decision.

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Amnesia sufferer identified as 22-year-old Lithuanian

An amnesia sufferer found in a Peterborough park has been identified. Credit: ITV Central

An amnesia sufferer who had been unable to remember his own identity after being found in a Peterborough park has been named as Alvydas Kanaporis, 22, originally from Lithuania, following an appeal, the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust said.

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