Daniel Pelka: Child protection leader 'did not know' of case

Daniel Pelka weighed just over a stone-and-a-half at the time of his death
Daniel Pelka weighed just over a stone-and-a-half at the time of his death Credit: West Midlands Police/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The councillor in charge of child protection in Coventry has admiited he knew nothing about the Daniel Pelka case at the time of his death and that it was not active.

Writing on his blog, Councillor Jim O'Boyle says he heard of the four year-old's death eleven days after it happened at a meeting.

Daniel died from a head injury in March 2012. His mother Magdelena Luczak, 27, and her partner Mariusz Krezolek, 34, were jailed for life for his murder last month.

Mr O'Boyle went on to defend the role of social care saying it "makes far more children safe than ever before".

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Pelka case 'was not active'

The Coventry councillor in charge of child protection when Daniel Pelka died has admitted the case was not active and that he knew nothing about the case when he died.