The Herald

Widow shocked by ‘snub’ from Corbyn


A GRIEVING widow spoke of her “shock” after Jeremy Corbyn failed to respond to her plea for an inquiry into the death of her husband at the hands of a mentally-ill foreign student.

Proud new father and renowned academic Dr Jeroen Ensink, 41, was stabbed to death by Femi Nandap on his doorstep in Islington, north London, on December 29 last year.

Police had earlier been alerted that Nandap, 23, was receiving treatment in his native Nigeria despite being on conditiona­l bail in the UK awaiting trial on knife charges.

Then just days before the killing, the Crown Prosecutio­n Service dropped the case against him, the Old Bailey heard.

Prosecutor­s admitted a mistake, but Dr Ensink’s widow still has unanswered questions and says lessons have not been learned from the tragedy as it is “swept under the carpet”.

Nadja Ensink-Teich emailed politician­s for help, including Islington MP Mr Corbyn. But she said she had not received a response to her calls for a public inquiry, .

She said: “It’s almost like it never happened. It’s hard to say where we go from here.

“I have not even had a reply back, not even a ‘so sorry for your loss’, absolutely nothing.”

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