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A legacy to stand on? Tormented for being disabled

Tomorrow (Tuesday) is the fifth anniversary of the death of Fiona Pilkington and her daughter, Francecca Hardwick, who had severe learning disabilities.

Her mother called the police more than 30 times because her family was the target of a campaign of abuse by youths. But her cries for help went unanswered and five years ago tomorrow, Fiona Pilkington set her car on fire, killing them both.

An IPCC report was heavily critical of the police for the way they handled the case. The Home Office said then, this should never happen again.

Channel 4 News has been given a preview of a report to be published tomorrow (Tuesday) by the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

The EHRC criticises some police forces for their continual failure on disability hate crime.

For More information on the channel 4 news programmes see here.