Shortcomings revealed in second child murder case

By Chris Mahony | 14 December 2021

A second court case in a month has revealed serious shortcomings in how local agencies responded to allegations of abuse shortly before a child’s murder.

Savannah Brockhill was convicted today of murdering 16-month-old Star Hobson at Bradford Crown Court.

Her partner and Star’s mother Frankie Smith was cleared of murder but convicted of causing or allowing the child’s death.

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