Council 'ignored abuse warning'

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Social work managers ignored requests to visit a woman being abused by her partner days before he killed her in front of their toddler, according to leaked documents.

The NSPCC twice referred Charito Cruz to social services at Kingston Council because of Mohammed Asad Niazi's abuse.

In December Niazi, 30, was found guilty of bludgeoning Ms Cruz to death with a hammer and jailed for 12 years.

The council said it was now conducting a "domestic homicide review".

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