Arthur Labinjo-Hughes: Review to start immediatelyon December 6, 2021 at 4:49 pm

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The review focuses on the six-year-old tortured and killed by his father and stepmother.

Arthur Labinjo-Hughes

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Work on a national investigation into the death of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes is to begin immediately, the education secretary has said.

The government had already pledged a review over the boy, six, tortured and killed by his father and stepmother.

Speaking in the House of Commons, Nadhim Zahawi said the whole nation was distraught at Arthur’s death.

He said he was determined to uncover what went wrong and take action to protect children.

On Friday, Emma Tustin was jailed for 29 years for murder and Arthur’s father, Thomas Hughes, for 21 for manslaughter. The pair were also convicted of various child cruelty offences.

Mr Zahawi said: “We across this House and across this country find it impossible to imagine how any adult could commit such evil acts against a child.”

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