I just don't understand any of this ... can't get my head around this woman at all.
Mum who neglected her kids wants to sue social services after daughter was murdered by paedophile uncle
by Paul Byrne, Daily Mirror 14/05/2011
A JUNKIE mum who neglected her children wants to sue social services after her daughter was murdered by a paedophile uncle.
Tia Rigg, 12, was drugged, tortured and raped in a savage sex killing after suffering a shocking life at home.
And her mum is blaming child protection workers after a report said they should have realised the girl was in danger.
Lynn Rigg has seven children by four fathers, often left them at home alone and at one point a health visitor arrived to find no heating or cooking facilities.
The crack and heroin addict has twice been jailed and also tried to kill herself three times in front of her little ones.
The review into the child’s death reveals her mum “has a long history of offending behaviour, including physical assault, robbery and drug misuse”. But she is considering suing social services for not protecting Tia, who was put on a child protection register before she was even born.
Tia was murdered in April last year by John Maden, 38, who had become obsessed with violent child ***IGNORED WORDS***.
He lured his niece to his home and drugged and bound her before acting out his sick fantasies.
The report has revealed missed opportunities to help her.
It found her death could not have been “predicted or prevented” because there was no evidence her uncle was a threat.
But it found staff should have recognised Tia was at risk because of the unstable family home.
In the months before her death, there were reports of domestic violence, continuing drug use by her mum and times when the children were left on their own.
Rigg, 36, was also refusing to co-operate with the social workers in Greater Manchester.
Between October 2009 and March last year, days before Tia was killed, there were seven incidents when legal action could have been taken to protect her.
The report says: “The death of Child H (Tia) was not predictable or preventable although the ongoing harm to Child H because of the poor quality of care offered by her mother was both predictable and preventable, if Child H (and her siblings) had been removed from their mother’s care through legal proceedings.”
Now the mum’s solicitor has confirmed she may sue Salford council.
Richard Scorer said: “It is possible Tia’s mother may have a claim for compensation for their failures in relation to the handling of Tia’s case.”
Tia’s uncle John Maden admitted murder and was jailed for life with a recommendation he should never be released.
Gill Rigg, of Salford’s safeguarding board, said: “This report does highlight a number of missed opportunities to help this child. It is important all involved learn from it.”
John Maden (Pic:PA)
I have finished killing her
THE jury at the trial of Tia’s killer John Maden heard the 999 call he made.
Maden: Hi, I would like to report a murder.
He gives his name and address.
Operator: Well what’s happened there?
Maden: My niece has been murdered by me.
Operator: When has this happened?
Maden: I have just finished killing her now.
Operator: Why have you done that?
Maden: Because I felt like it.He then gives her name as Tia Rigg and wrongly reports her age as 11. The call is cut off before being reconnected, with the operator asking for more details.
Maden: I am quite sure the officers that come to the house will be able to take all the details you need.
Operator: How’s it happened?
Maden: I have used... with a knife and strangulation and that’s it, bye.
Police arrive in two minutes.
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