Police neglect claim probed after four-year-old's death

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has said it is investigating West Yorkshire Police's handling of concerns about the welfare of a four-year-old boy who starved to death.

Hamzah Khan's body was found at his home in Bradford in 2011, almost two years after he died in his cot.

His mother was jailed for 15 years in October last year after being found guilty of manslaughter.

The IPCC announced the investigation this morning, tweeting:

L8eip8xcvip6tonddsjp_normal

We have begun an investigation into @westyorkspolice handling of concerns about the welfare of 4y/o Hamzah Khan http://t.co/dwA6co7gBr

L8eip8xcvip6tonddsjp_normal

.@westyorkspolice received neglect allegations before Hamzah's body was found at his home almost 2yrs after he died http://t.co/BswFOhtYyJ

Read: Review finds 'system' not people failed Hamzah Khan

Advertisement

Today's top stories