Plea after girl 'starves to death'
A seven year girl was allegedly starved to death in her home by her parents in Birmingham over the past several days, and officials are demanding an explanation from social services as to how this was allowed to happen.
An MP is calling for a council to review its childcare procedures after the death of a seven-year-old girl who was allegedly starved at her home.
Birmingham Perry Barr MP Khalid Mahmood also demanded that Birmingham City Council conduct an inquiry into the death of Khyra Ishaq.
Mr Mahmood claimed on Wednesday night that the youngster, who died last Saturday, and her siblings were removed from school by her mother 10 weeks ago following claims of bullying.
The MP has been told that an educational social worker paid a visit to the seven-year-old's family home, but no further follow-up checks took place.
Mr Mahmood told GMTV: "Obviously, something has gone wrong somewhere. What I am calling for is Birmingham City Council to look at this ... the chief executive to review the procedures and come back and report to us and let us know what has gone wrong."