Child's Death "Preventable"

A report into how authorities dealt with a 3 year old girl who was killed by her mother, has found that the child's death could have been prevented.

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Risks to 3-year-old not properly recognised by police

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has revealed their findings from an investigation into the way police handled the case of a mother who stabbed her 3-year-old daughter.

The investigation found that police could not have "reasonably anticipated" the death of three-year-old Alia Ahmed Jama, but added that the potential risks to Alia as a result of her mother’s (Iman Omar Yusuf) behaviour may have been "better recognised".

They added, "several calls to police and attendance at a police station could with hindsight have flagged up an increased risk to her daughter."

No misconduct issues were found in relation to any individual officers.

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