Friday, 24 October 2003

Criticisms over baby's death

From the BBC:

Social workers at an east London council have been criticised by a judge who heard that a baby died only six days after it had been taken off an "at risk" register.

Tyrell Rowe, who was 19-months old, died in hospital on 17 October from brain damage after being repeatedly punched in the face.

The Old Bailey heard that after his death a number of other broken bones were discovered which had been caused in the previous two months.

Hackney Council social services had been supervising the baby, but had not examined him during that period.

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