Attorney General's review of evil stepmother Emma Tustin's sentence must end with a deserved whole life tariff

Attorney General’s review of evil stepmother Emma Tustin’s sentence must end with a deserved whole life tariff

For Arthur

THE national outpouring of rage, despair and grief for Arthur Labinjo-Hughes has been heard by ministers.

The inquiry announced yesterday into who let down that defenceless boy and why — and the role played by lockdown — is absolutely the right thing to do.

Attorney General’s review of evil stepmother Emma Tustin’s sentence must end with a deserved whole life tariff

There can be no more hand-wringing, no empty repeat of that dreaded phrase 'lessons learned' Credit: PA

Attorney General’s review of evil stepmother Emma Tustin’s sentence must end with a deserved whole life tariff

Sun readers will be demanding, too, that the Attorney General’s review of evil stepmother Emma Tustin’s sentence ends with a deserved whole life tariff Credit: PA

Sun readers will be demanding, too, that the Attorney General’s review of evil stepmother Emma Tustin’s sentence ends with a deserved whole life tariff.

Disciplinary action against the social workers who repeatedly failed to listen to family members must be the bare minimum of any recommendations made.

They would be fortunate to cling to their jobs — just as Solihull director of children’s services Louise Rees was lucky to retire on a full pension before Tustin’s trial.

Having ordered such an inquiry, Boris Johnson must make it count.

There can be no more hand-wringing, no empty repeat of that dreaded phrase “lessons learned”.

The lesson has been the same since Baby P.

For Arthur’s sake and the tens of thousands of vulnerable kids like him: learn it.

Met sex probe

WHEN Met Commissioner Cressida Dick ordered every cop in London to be vetted in the wake of Sarah Everard’s murder she would have been hoping to prove it was an appalling one-off.

She can’t possibly have expected to unearth more than 70 officers who faced previous complaints of sexual offences.

Attorney General’s review of evil stepmother Emma Tustin’s sentence must end with a deserved whole life tariff

Dame Cressida has an enormous job to prove none of those red-flagged officers still on duty turn out to be the same Credit: Darren Fletcher

Yet disturbingly while claims against these officers are re-investigated the vast majority remain in their posts

The failure to vet Wayne Couzens properly when he joined the force meant previous allegations of sexual misconduct went unchecked — allowing him to use his warrant card to trick Sarah.

The overwhelming majority of Met coppers are decent, hard-working and committed to keeping us safe.

Couzens was a monster.

But Dame Cressida has an enormous job to prove none of those red-flagged officers still on duty turn out to be the same.

Omiconfident

TWELVE months ago — without a vaccine and with no plan at hand other than total lockdown — the run-up to Christmas was mired in false optimism and confusion.

This time positivity from the Prime Minister feels a lot less misplaced.

Attorney General’s review of evil stepmother Emma Tustin’s sentence must end with a deserved whole life tariff

No doubt, Omicron is on our shores and cases will continue to tick up Credit: Getty

His promise to make firm decisions in plenty of time means less chance than ever of a last-minute shutdown.

No doubt, Omicron is on our shores and cases will continue to tick up.

But confidence that the vaccine is effective against it remains high. According to the World Health Organisation, no-one has yet died from Omicron.

The PM can afford to be more confident this Christmas — with justification.

Urgent national review into murder of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes, 6, launched after social services turned blind eye to abuse

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