Global News

Somali refugee schoolgirl Shukri Yahye-Abdi drowned in River Irwell

Shukri Yahye-Abdi, 12, was pulled lifeless from the River Irwell near Bury on June 27 last year after her mother reported her missing.

by Lara Keay Feb 25th · 4 min read

The mommy of a Somali refugee that drowned in a river informed an inquest today she had actually never ever been swimming prior to her fatality.. Shukri Yahye-Abdi, 12, was drawn drab from the River Irwell near Bury on June 27 in 2014 after her mommy reported her absent.. The inquest right into her fatality returned to today at Rochdale Coroner’s Court, were the coroner was informed Shukri was with 4 various other kids prior to she passed away.. She and also 2 of those 4 kids had actually been quit in Primark previously that day for theft, the inquest listened to.. Giving proof, her mommy Zak Zam Ture claimed Shukri had actually never ever been swimming or been near a river in her life.. Shukri Yahye-Abdi, 12, (visualized) was drawn drab from the River Irwell near Bury on June 27 in 2014 after her mommy reported her absent.

She informed the court she had actually been anticipated residence at 3.15 pm that day – in time for mosque at 5pm.. When her child stopped working to return, Ms Ture mosted likely to her institution, a close-by park and also gotten in touch with various other Somali family members to aid try to find her.. A buddy informed her that she had actually seen Shukri strolling on her very own in the instructions of her residence with 2 women adhering to behind, her mommy informed the hearing.. Police had actually informed her later on that 4 various other kids were with her child at the river prior to her fatality and also Shukri and also 2 of the various other women had actually been quit in Primark for theft that day.. The foster carer of among the 4 kids, called Child One in court, claimed that the woman confessed to her 3 days after Shukri’s fatality that she would certainly intimidated to eliminate the institution woman if she really did not obtain in the water.

Giving proof, her mommy Zak Zam Ture (seen outside Rochdale Coroner’s Court today) claimed Shukri had actually never ever been swimming or been near a river in her life.

Speaking in court, Moira Cusack claimed: ‘It took her a couple of days to absorb what had actually occurred. On 30 th June, we were stood at the end of the staircases in my residence and also she claimed she had something to inform me. She claimed that she would certainly claimed in a jokey method ‘obtain in the water or I’ll eliminate you’. ‘They were strolling along and also she would certainly claimed it in a laughing way due to the fact that after going all that method she desired every person to obtain in the water. ‘Nobody intended to go in the water and also she claimed she would certainly conserve Shukri if she could notswim She simply desired a person in the water with her.’. Moira claimed that she would certainly never ever seen Shukri prior to the day of her fatality when Child One brought her residence. She claimed: ‘They came round to your house in institution attires, chuckling and also laughing. I made them pasta, they consumed in the yard and also we talked. ‘They were simply imitating teens.’.

Ms Ture is visualized in rips in the prompt after-effects of her child’s fatality.

Ms Ture is pictured in tears in the immediate aftermath of her daughter's death
Ms Ture is pictured in tears in the immediate aftermath of her daughter's death

Moira claimed they became tops and also tights prior to going out.

She after that got a telephone call from authorities at 8.50 PM that asked her to grab Child One from the police headquarters.

Child One informed Moira that she was currently in the water when Shukri was obtaining in and also there was no call in between them.

Ms Ture claimed in proof that her child had no wellness or clinical issues.

She likewise discussed that Shukri understood she would certainly have been informed off by both her mommy and also mosque instructors for not participating in.

Shukri's family are pictured in June last year gathering at the River Irwell near Bury where she died to pay tribute to her
Shukri's family are pictured in June last year gathering at the River Irwell near Bury where she died to pay tribute to her

Ms Ture likewise claimed she would certainly have been eagerly anticipating mosque that day due to the fact that they handed out food and also desserts onThursdays

Her mommy informed the court that throughout her very first year at institution Shukri had no problems and also instructors defined her as valuable and also pleased.

Shukri and also her 4 brother or sisters concerned the UK from a refugee camp in Kenya in 2017, where her daddy still lives..

Previously her relative Mustaf Omar Mohamed claimed her fatality was ‘not a crash’..

He asserted she was being harassed, yet her institution, Broad Oak Sports College, has actually claimed they were not familiar with any kind of intimidation..

Greater Manchester Police claimed there were no dubious situations bordering the youngster’s fatality.

An questions by the authorities guard dog the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) right into the method GMP dealt with the examination is continuous.

The inquest proceeds..

Shukri’s household are visualized in June in 2014 celebration at the River Irwell near Bury where she passed away to commemorate her.

last updated: 2020-02-25@21:02