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BLOOD STAINS FOUND ON HARINGEY'S HANDS

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Haringey LBC is involved in fresh controversy after two social workers found bloodstains in a flat but failed to re...
Haringey LBC is involved in fresh controversy after two social workers found bloodstains in a flat but failed to report the matter for three days.

When Heather Philips and Nicola Joseph visited a flat to take a toddler into care, they saw wet bloody handprints on the wall, but did not report the matter immediately. It later emerged Momadou Ceesay had stabbed his wife to death and left her body in the bathroom.

Social workers had been told Mr Ceesay needed an operation to his hand and the toddler needed to be placed in foster care.

The case came to light during Mr Ceesay's trial at the Old Bailey where he pleaded guilty to manslaughter and was sent to a mental hospital indefinitely.

The council, which has barely found its feet following its involvement in the Victoria Climbie inquiry, said it had conducted its own investigation and was satisfied with the conduct of the social workers.
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