Witchcraft is growing threat to children in Britain, warn police
Nick Britten and Victoria WardThe warning was issued as a couple from the Democratic Republic of Congo were found guilty of murdering the woman's 15-year-old brother during an exorcism ceremony".
The Metropolitan Police yesterday said it had investigated 83 faith-based child abuse cases involving witchcraft in the past 10 years but believed it was still an under-reported, hidden crime.
Children's charities and campaigners urged communities to report abuse and said social workers must be firmer in confronting abuse in immigrant groups.
Kristy Bamu, 15, was relentlessly tortured and eventually drowned in a bath on Christmas Day 2010 by his sister, Magalie, and her partner, Eric Bikubi. The killers are facing life sentences.
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"Witchcraft is growing threat to children in Britain, warn police", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), février 2012. Consulté le 29/11/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/witchcraft-is-growing-threat-to-children-in-britain-warn-police