News round-up: Asylum detainees win record payout

Asylum detainees win record payout

A family of asylum-seekers whose children were forcibly detained for two months in a UK immigration centre have been paid record compensation by the Government.

Read more on this story in The Independent

Toddler ‘repeatedly sick before his death’

The sister of a man accused of murdering 23-month-old Brandon Muir told a court yesterday how the child had been sick in the hours before his death. Ann Cunningham described Brandon as an affectionate little boy who liked giving cuddles. Ms Cunningham, 25, was giving evidence at the trial of her brother, Robert Cunningham, and Brandon’s mother, Heather Boyd.
Read more on this story in The Times

Last picture of beaten Rhys

The father of Rhys Biggs has released a picture of the dead two-year-old, whose mother was convicted of child cruelty this week.

Read more on this story in The Sun

Migrant children wandering ‘destitute’ and ‘spreading disease’, says NHS report

Eastern European immigrants living in shocking poverty have put a major strain on a city’s health services, an official report said yesterday.
Families living in desperately overcrowded conditions have led to the spread of diseases including Hepatitis A and thread worm among children causing ‘enormous’  problems for health workers in Sheffield.
Read more on this story in The Daily Mail

Serious case review into hammer attack at school

An independent review is to be launched at a school where a teenager was left brain damaged after being attacked with a hammer by a gang.

Read more on this story in The Daily Telegraph


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