Sheffield Labour MP’s have responded to the tragic death of Mohamed Munib Majeedi, they said:
“Mohammed’s death is an unimaginable tragedy. Our hearts go out to his family and friends; and supporting them at this terrible time must be everyone’s priority. After fleeing the harrowing situation in Afghanistan, they sought asylum and protection in our country, and it is devastating that Mohammed lost his life in this way and here in the UK’s first City of Sanctuary. His death is felt across Sheffield and across the country.
“The lessons must be learnt from this tragedy, so it is never repeated. The Home Office have a duty of care for all those who they resettled under their programmes. We support the Refugee Council’s call for an urgent investigation into the circumstances of Mohammed’s death, which must be independently conducted to establish what was known by the Home Office about the suitability and safety of this accommodation, and what procedures were followed before commissioning its use for vulnerable families.
“The UK must be a safe haven for those fleeing the appalling horrors in Afghanistan, and we must see a clear commitment from the Government to ensure this is the case.”
Louise Haigh MP Sheffield Heeley
Paul Blomfield MP Sheffield Central
Clive Betts MP Sheffield South East
Gill Furniss MP Brightside and Hillsborough
Oliva Blake Sheffield Hallam