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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:


Police Fed: 'Cowardly attack on unarmed officers'

West Yorkshire Police Federation has described the shooting of a female police officer as "a cowardly attack".

Police are hunting for James Leslie over the shooting.

The federation tweeted:

West Yorkshire Police investigate 76 Savile abuse cases

Jimmy Savile in 1976 Credit: PA/PA Wire

West Yorkshire Police say they are investigating 76 offences related to the former children's TV presenter Jimmy Savile.

Former patients at the Leeds General Infirmary, Dewsbury and District Hospital, High Royds Hospital and St James Hospital in Leeds allege they were abused by the Jim'll fix it star.

The force has confirmed that the youngest victim was five-years-old when the alleged abuse took place.

Criminologist: Police report on Savile 'poor'

Mark Williams-Thomas, the criminologist who led the initial ITV Exposure documentary that revealed the Jimmy Savile abuse claims, described the West Yorkshire Police report as "poor".

Savile victim lawyer: Report 'begs a lot more questions'

A solicitor who represents over 40 of Jimmy Savile's victims has told Daybreak that West Yorkshire Police's report on the broadcaster's relationship with the force provides "some answers" but it "doesn't add up" and "begs a lot more questions."

He said: "It seems to me that West Yorkshire Police over the years failed to join up the dots, they had intelligence but something wasn't right."

"Against that background they were using Savile for crime preventions and so on, so they were giving Savile this aura of responsibility again and again, actually by West Yorkshire Police," he added.

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