Amanda Hutton found guilty of manslaughter

03/10/2013

Amanda Hutton was today found guilty of the manslaughter of her four year old son, Hamzah Khan.

Malcolm Taylor, from CPS Yorkshire and Humbersides Complex Casework Unit said:

"This was a  truly tragic case  involving the death of a little boy, Hamzah Khan, whose body,  showing signs of extreme malnutrition, was discovered amidst scenes of the most appalling squalor at the family home in Bradford in  September 2011. It is likely his body had lain undiscovered for the best part of two years.

"It is heart-breaking to contemplate the suffering Hamzah and his siblings must have endured. This horrific crime was compounded by the failure of either Amanda Hutton or Tariq Khan to notify the authorities to arrange the burial of Hamzah's body.

"Amanda Hutton has today been found guilty of manslaughter, having already pleaded guilty to preventing the burial of a corpse and child neglect.   Tariq Khan also pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to preventing the burial of a corpse. 

"Our thoughts remain with the rest of Hamzah's family, in the hope that they can now start to begin to rebuild their lives."