Statement from the Leader of Solihull Council


As Leader of Solihull Council, I am deeply shocked and appalled at the death of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes at the hands of his father and his partner. 

They have rightly been convicted and given long custodial sentences. 

Quite understandably there has been a strong and heartfelt reaction from across our borough and nationally. 

This reaction has focused on Arthur’s father and his partner and also on how we have worked as a safeguarding partnership in Arthur’s tragically short life.

I am very clear that we will leave no stone unturned to understand, learn and fix any issues that the independent review finds and any further actions that may come about through subsequent reviews and inspections. 

Councillor Ian Courts
Leader of Solihull Council