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#JusticeForShukriAbdi Mother, Zamzam Speaks of Lack of Support From the School & Police After Daughters Death

by in World on 2nd July, 2019

Shukri Yahya Abdi, 12-years-old, passed away on the 27th of June due to drowning in River Irwell in Bury. Abdi was recovered at midnight on Thursday. Emergency services were called just before 8 p.m.

Abdi is understood to have been with two other girls near Dunster Road, close to Bury town centre, when she got into trouble in the river.

Her mother, Zamzam Ture spoke to Manchester Evening News saying, she had no idea why her daughter was in the water as she could not swim. Her mother recalls memories and shared that Shukri was really helpful in the home. The mother further shared with campaigner Maz Saleem that Shukri was bullied for two years and she went to the school and they did nothing about it. (See full post below)

Salaams everyone, I just spoke to Shukri Yahya Abdi’s mother today to pay my respects for the loss of her beautiful…

Posted by Maz Saleem on Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Her mother has also recorded an interview explaining the background of the bullying, the lack of action from the school and how the media have edited her interviews as well as lack of support from the police.

Shukri Yahya Abdi, a Somali refugee came to the UK alongside her mother and siblings  for a better life.

According to Manchester Evening News, Det Insp Andrew Naismith, of GMP’s Bury district, earlier said:

“This is an incredibly tragic incident in which a young girl has lost her life, and my thoughts are with her family at this devastating time.”We have a team of detectives working on this, but there are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances at this time. “With the warmer weather, it’s tempting to go into the water to cool off, but I’d like to remind everyone of the dangers of playing near or swimming in rivers, lakes, and reservoirs and would strongly urge against this.”

Anyone with information should contact 0161 856 8172 quoting reference number 2154 of June 27 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111

What can we do?

Sign the petition

The petition calls upon the LEA (Local Education Authority) of Bury to investigate Broad Oak High School for potential negligence and a potential breach of its duty of care towards its pupils in light of accusations of failure to address incidents of bullying.

“We advise everyone across the UK to sign this petition as it affects every parent of every child. We hand over responsibility of our children 7 hours a day, 5 days a week the moment we leave them at the school gates. We therefore should expect a level of duty of care to be observed by those whose care they are under.”

Financial support for the family

“This money will be given to her mother who is here alone looking after 5 other kids. They are refugees from Somalia and we would like to take the burden off her mother’s shoulders and help her pay for the funeral and any other costs. No money is too much or too less every penny is valuable. We can ensure that every penny we raise will go to Shukris mother.”

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