Sunday, 16 October 2016

An inquest is being heard more than six years after youngster`s death

"A 15-year-old boy sent to live in a children's home was found hanged after months of abuse at the hands of his carer, an inquest heard."

"Aaron Leafe is feared to have taken his own life just six weeks after finding the courage to report predator Anwar Ismail."

"Before his death, he gave a recorded interview to police which eventually led to Ismail being jailed for child sex abuse."

"Now, more than six years after the tragedy, an inquest is finally being held into the youngster's death."

"Chesterfield Coroners Court heard Aaron was first taken into care just before his 12th birthday. He had become increasingly difficult for his mother to control and was regularly picked up by police."

"Aaron was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and later with Asperger's Syndrome, which is a form of autism."

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