Five-year-old girl 'banned from eating chicken sandwich' because it wasn't halal

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A mother has accused a nursery of starving her five-year-old young daughter after staff refused to let her eat her packed lunch because it wasn't halal.

24-year-old Yasmin Jackson sent Amari to her first day at the new nursery with a chicken salad sandwich for her lunch.

But when she picked her up from Kingswood Day Care Nursery, in Mitcham, south west London at the end of the day, the youngster complained about being hungry.

The letter from Merton Council asking Yasmin to make a to packed lunch for her daughter Credit: SWNS

Yasmin said she was only following guidelines set out by Merton Council, who ask parents to provide healthy foods for their children to eat, free from any allergens.

Amari Jackson Credit: SWNS

The nursery has received a number of threats from angry members of far right groups.

Afsheen did not comment on the nursery's packed lunch policy.