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Amanda Hutton guilty of manslaughter

03/10/2013

Malcolm Taylor, from CPS Yorkshire and Humberside’s 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 must have endured. This horrific crime was compounded by the failure of either Amanda Hutton or Tariq Khan 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 body 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."

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