Arthur Labinjo-Hughes: Tustin and Hughes “Never to be Born Again,” Says Grandfather of Six-Year-Old

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Arthur Labinjo-Hughes: Tustin and Hughes “Never to be Born Again,” Says Grandfather of Six-Year-Old


Arthur Labinjo-Hughes’ grandfather said the couple behind his death “must never see the day again”.

Arthur, a six-year-old from Solihull, West Midlands, was poisoned, starved and beaten by his father’s girlfriend Emma Tustin, 32, and father Thomas Hughes, 29, during a long campaign of “evil abuse”.

Tustin was imprisoned for life at Coventry Crown Court on Friday, with a minimum sentence of 29 years, after being convicted of murder.

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Emma Tustin and Thomas Hughes were both jailed on Friday

Hughes was sentenced to 21 years for manslaughter.

The attorney general’s office has confirmed that the sentences will be reviewed and Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi is due to make a statement in the House of Commons later today.

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Arthur’s maternal grandfather Peter Halcrow, 61, of Dunkeld, Perthshire, said Tustin and Hughes should never be allowed out of prison.

He told The Sun, “They must never see the light of day again. No punishment can ever be enough for this couple.

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“I have never been in favor of the death penalty because I know the courts can make mistakes, but in my opinion they have lost their right to life.

“It will take a toll on taxpayers, but since we have no capital punishment they should certainly never be released from prison while they live for such cruelty and inhumanity.” “

Arthur’s grandmother, Madeleine Halcrow, was among those who gathered outside his home in Solihull to remember him.

She wore a t-shirt with a photo of her face on and wiped away tears as the crowd released balloons into the sky.

a an independent national review will identify lessons to be learned of Arthur’s death in June of last year for the benefit of other children elsewhere in England.

The government also ordered an urgent social, health, police and probation service inspection in Solihull that Arthur was known to have, in what is effectively an upgrade of an existing local review.

It appeared in court that the boy had been seen by social workers just two months before his death, but they concluded that there was “no problem with the safeguard”.

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