Baby Of Asylum Seeker Who Starved To Death Found Crying Alone Next To Mum’s Body

An asylum seeker was found dead next to her starving child earlier this month shortly after she lost her job.
The body of Mercy Baguma, originally from Uganda and in her thirties, was discovered by police in a flat in Govan, Glasgow on 22 August.
A week earlier, on 11 August, Baguma had been in touch with charity Positive Action for Housing, to seek help and would have been deemed high priority for support.
She was reportedly relying on the generosity of friends and charities to survive in the weeks leading up to her death.
No cause of death has yet been established.
Robina Qureshi, director of Positive Action in Housing said: “Mercy contacted our charity on August 11 and said she was not getting any financial support yet had made an application to MigrantHelp.