A seven-year-old girl was murdered by her estranged father after her mother’s solicitor accidentally sent him the address of the safe house where she lived, but an inquest into the events has concluded they can’t be sure that’s how he found her address.
On September 11, 2014, Yasser Alromisse shot and killed his seven-year-old daughter Mary Shipstone on the doorstep of the safe house she and her mother Lyndsey thought would protect them from him. He then turned the gun on himself.
A serious case review into Mary’s murder, that the BBC says was published in March but not publicised until now, found her father had been given the secret address by Lyndsey’s attorney in divorce papers months earlier and that the attack was “calculated to deprive the mother of her child while at the same time leaving her with a permanent memory of her death”.
The review found that five months prior to the shooting Lyndsey told the police that her solicitor had inadvertently given Alromisse their new address in some legal papers, but the police reportedly didn’t follow up.
According to The Sun, due to an error, Lyndsey’s call was passed onto the wrong neighbourhood police team and officers did not take action.
The review also found evidence that Lyndsey and Mary’s address and/or identities were also disclosed to Alromisse in error by both a bank and the Child Support Agency.