Saturday, March 5, 2011

Father who walked out on daughter a year before her mother let her starve to death wins legal aid to sue council

He hadn't seen his seven-year-old daughter for more than a year.

But after she starved to death at the hands of her mother and the woman’s boyfriend he was quick to criticise the authorities for their failure to help.

Now Ishaq Abuzaire, 38, who had walked out on Khyra and five other children to set up home with another woman, has been given legal aid to sue his local council.

Despite admitting his own feelings of guilt in the aftermath of Khyra’s death three years ago, Mr Abuzaire has launched legal action against Birmingham City Council over a catalogue of failings in the run up to the tragedy. He will claim a five-figure sum in compensation.

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