Kids in Britain are being abused and murdered in increasing quantities simply because the belief in witchcraft is rife in some African communities, police explained.
The warning was issued as a few from the Democratic Republic of Congo have been identified guilty of murdering the woman's fifteen-year-previous brother throughout an â€œexorcism ceremonyâ€.
The Metropolitan Police yesterday stated it had investigated eighty three â€œfaith-basedâ€ youngster abuse cases involving witchcraft in the previous 10 years but believed it was nonetheless an â€œunder-reported, hidden crimeâ€.
Children's charities and campaigners urged communities to report abuse and explained social personnel need to be firmer in confronting abuse in immigrant teams.
Kristy Bamu, fifteen, was relentlessly tortured and sooner or later drowned in a bathtub on Christmas Day 2010 by his sister, Magalie, and her spouse, Eric Bikubi. The killers are going through life sentences.
They thought he had cast spells on another little one and punished him with growing viciousness. The teenager â€œbegged to dieâ€ since he was in this kind of ache immediately after three days of being attacked with knives, sticks, metal bars and a hammer and chisel, suffering one hundred thirty separate accidents ( via telegraph.co.uk ).