Monday, 19 February 2018

'We must act before another child is killed': Warning over abuse linked to witchcraft and possession beliefs in UK

'We must act before another child is killed': Warning over abuse linked to witchcraft and possession beliefs in UK Thousands of children could be abused because relatives believe they are witches or possessed by evil spirits in Britain, it has been warned.

Experts fear another child will be murdered if efforts to prevent abuse linked to faith and belief are not urgently stepped up, following the horrific deaths of young victims including Kristy Bamu and Ayesha Ali.

The first ever Government statistics on the issue showed that witchcraft and possession were linked to almost 1,500 potential abuse cases across the UK in a single year but the figure is thought to be an underestimate. The Independent

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