Publication of Kamil Ahmad and Mr X SAR

Bristol Safeguarding Adults Board (BSAB) has today (21st June) published a Safeguarding Adult Review examining the circumstances of the murder of Kamil Ahmad. The review found that Kamil’s murder was avoidable.

Kamil was a Kurdish asylum seeker who was murdered in 2016 by Mr X, a white British male, whilst both were residents in the same supported living accommodation for individuals with mental health needs. Mr X was convicted of murder in 2017 and is now serving a life sentence.

The purpose of the SAR is to identify what can be learnt from Kamil’s murder in order to improve how other adults at risk of abuse are supported by professionals and not to apportion blame. The review has been accepted by the BSAB in full and makes sixteen recommendations for the BSAB and organisations involved.

Louise Lawton, independent chair of the Bristol Safeguarding Adults Board, said: “Kamil was tragically murdered in a country where he was seeking safety and his death has affected many people across Bristol and beyond. The Board’s sympathies will always remain with Kamil’s family and friends and I am particularly grateful for his family’s involvement and support of this review during this distressing time."

You can read the full Safeguarding Adult Review here. A response from the BSAB and statements from relevant organisations have also been made available.

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