Boris Johnson is expected to launch the investigation into the murder of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes

Boris Johnson is expected to announce a broad investigation into the six-year-old’s murder Arthur Labinjo-Hughes in an attempt to prevent another such tragedy.

The Sunday Times reports that the investigation will involve police, schools, social services and the probation watchdog – and aims to learn lessons from what happened.

The paper said it is likely to consider whether guidelines should be introduced to help protect at-risk teenagers in the event of future national lockdowns.

Arthur’s stepmother, Emma Tustin, 32, was jailed for life at Coventry Crown Court on Friday, with a minimum term of 29 years, after being found guilty of murder, while his father, Thomas Hughes , 29 years old, sentenced to 21 years for murder. manslaughter.

Solihull’s Local Child Protection Partnership launched an independent assessment after the case went to court that the boy had been seen by social workers just two months before his death, but they concluded that there was “no concern for protection”.

Speaking on Friday during a campaign visit in Shropshire NS Prime Minister vows to leave “absolutely no stone unturned” to determine what happened.

A memorial to Arthur Labinjo-Hughes is shown on the big screen before the Sky Bet Championship match at The Den, London (PA)

(PA wire)

He said it was essential to learn the lesson and figure out what could be done to protect the child.

Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi will issue a Commons statement on the case on Monday.

On Saturday, the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) confirmed the convictions of Tustin and Hughes would be reviewed.

The AGO has 28 days from the date of sentencing to review a case, evaluate whether it falls under the Unsevere Sentence (ULS) program, and make a decision on whether to refer a sentence to Court of Appeal or not.

The Court of Appeal will then issue a ruling on the referred cases.

Arthur Labinjo-Hughes with father Thomas Hughes and Thomas’ partner Emma Tustin (Family Handout / West Midlands Police)

(PA Media)

A spokesperson for the AGO said: “The Attorney General’s thoughts are with those who love Arthur. I can confirm that the sentences for Emma Tustin and Thomas Hughes have been forwarded to the Attorney General for review to determine if they are too low.”

On Saturday, football fans clapped during the sixth minute of West Ham’s match against Chelsea as Arthur’s image was displayed on the screen.

Coventry City, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Birmingham City paid even more tribute – while Aston Villa will also do the same in Sunday’s clash with Leicester. Boris Johnson is expected to launch the investigation into the murder of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes


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