Mother to sue justice ministry after probation errors led to son’s murder

Privatised service left Alex Malcolm, aged five, at the mercy of a man with known history of violence

The Ministry of Justice is to be sued by the mother of a five-year-old boy who was murdered by her boyfriend after an inquest concluded that defects in the probation system contributed to his death.

Alex Malcolm died in November 2016 after he was beaten to death in a park for losing a trainer by Marvyn Iheanacho, then 39, who had been released on licence from prison six months earlier after being jailed for assaulting five women.

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Source: The Guardian
Mother to sue justice ministry after probation errors led to son’s murder