‘Missed opportunities’ to protect Wakefield teenagers from double killer

Ahmad Otak
Ahmad Otak

Agencies missed opportunities to protect a vulnerable teenager, who was murdered by her sister’s ex-boyfriend, a serious case review has found.

The review was commissioned by the Wakefield and District Safeguarding Children Board after Kimberley Frank was stabbed to death in front of her sister Elisa.

Kim Frank

Kim Frank

Elisa’s ex-boyfriend Aslyum seeker Ahmad Otak forced her to watch the killing as punishment for leaving him last March.

The review stated: “The potential risks to Kimberley in respect of her contact with Otak and her motivation to help and protect her older sister were not seen.”

There were failings by social workers, police and health workers to share information about the concerns that were raised about Otak and his abusive relationship with Elisa.

The review concluded: “There were missed opportunities to work with (Otak) and (Kimberley’s) older sister to address their violent relationship.

Samantha Sykes

Samantha Sykes

“No co-ordinated response to the domestic abuse was triggered by any incident or involvement of social services or police and the failure to trigger a multi-agency risk assessment conference resulted in the information known about them and Kim not being shared to inform an effective risk assessment.

For full report on this story see tomorrow’s Express.