A girl allegedly tortured by adults for being a witch was referred
to hospital by Haringey social services, the department at the
centre of Victoria Climbie case, the Old Bailey has heard.
A doctor at St Ann’s Hospital in Tottenham, north London, who
examined the eight year old, told the court he found scars and
marks on her body which suggested she had been deliberately
The girl told the court how she was stabbed, beaten and forced into
a laundry bag by her aunt, who cannot be named, and Sita Kisanga,
35, in an attempt to drown her.
The aunt and Kisanga deny cruelty and conspiracy to murder in
November 2003. Sebastian Pinto, 32, denies aiding and abetting
child cruelty. Pinto’s girlfriend Kiwonde Kiese, 21, has been
cleared of aiding and abetting child cruelty.