Shukri Abdi: family of refugee schoolgirl who drowned sues police

Solicitors lodge civil action against Greater Manchester police for breach of Human Rights Act

The family of a 12-year-old refugee schoolgirl who drowned in a river is suing the police force which investigated her death, claiming institutional racism.

The body of Shukri Abdi, who first came to the UK in January 2017, was found in the River Irwell in Bury, Greater Manchester, on 27 June 2019. A group of children were with her at the river in the period before she died. They can be referred to only as Child One, Child Two, Child Three and Child Four.

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