Miss Breha only learned of his past during his trial. He had so many convictions it took prosecutors 15 minutes to read them out.
The Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Police Act 2014 gave police the power to request a criminal behaviour order in cases of domestic violence, forcing offenders to tell officers every time they begin a relationship so police can warn new partners about them.
So, it’s the fault of the police she hooked up with a thug?
But Miss Breha, who had a five-month relationship with Iheanacho, was never contacted by police or made aware of his appalling past after they met through a mutual friend as he was being released from prison.
Wait, so, she knew he’d been to prison?
‘It’s a joke,’ she said. ‘I just wish I’d known. I knew he had been in prison, but he said he was innocent.’
‘I was so naive. He would come over and help Alex with homework. I trusted him. He had his own kids. I never imagined this would happen. Something should have been done with someone like that.’
Yes, it should. But sadly, we stopped doing it too long ago. You see, the bleeding hearts who insist that criminal thugs are ‘redeemable’ would prefer not to do what needs to be done.
And that’d be fine, if only people like you weren’t so utterly dim that you get yourselves – or, in this case, your children – killed.