Learning review to be carried out following death of murdered Hampshire teenager

Louise Smith
Louise Smith

A review will be carried out to identify if any improvements can be made to howchildren are safeguarded, following the dead of murdered teenager Louise Smith.

Shane Mays, from Havant in Hampshire, was jailed for life - with a minimum of 25 years - for her murder.

The 30-year-old beat Louise to death in woods in Havant Thicket in May. Her body was found 13 days later by police.

Shane Mays was jailed for life, with a minimum of 25 years, for the 16-year-old's murder

The learning review by Hampshire County Council will be carried out to identify any learning to improve both single and multi-agency safeguarding of children.

Louise had moved in with Shane Mays and her Aunt Chazlynn Jayne.

The "vulnerable" sixteen-year-old had a social worker assigned to her.