Father and stepmother sentenced to jail for killing Arthur Labinjo, six years old, are referred by the Attorney General to Court of Appeal because they were too permissive

Emma Tustin’s and Thomas Hughes’s sentences for the murder of six-year old Arthur Labinjo Hughes have been referred by the Court of Appeal because they were too light, according to Suella Braverman (Attorney General). 

Arthur, six-years-old, was tortured at home by Emma Tustin before being murdered at her Solihull home. 

After Tustin’s sentence of life imprisonment with a minimum of 29 years, and Arthur Hughes’ father being imprisoned for 21 for manslaughter, there was a nationwide outpouring in grief.

Six-year-old Arthur was beaten and tortured before his murder at the hands of stepmother Emma Tustin at her home in Solihull

Arthur, six-years-old, was beat and tortured at his Solihull home by Emma Tustin before his assassination.

In court, it was revealed that Arthur was visited by social workers at the national lockdown two months before his suicide in Solihull in West Midlands in June. The social workers concluded that Arthur had no safeguarding issues and closed his file.