Afsar Ali and Detective Sergeant Andy Nimmo
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Ayesha Ali's father: 'She was the gift of love'

The father of an eight-year-old girl from east London whose mother and lover were convicted of killing her has paid tribute to "his closest friend".

Ayesha Ali was found dead in her bedroom at a block of flats in Chadwell Heath, east London, on 29 August 2013.

Her mother Polly Chowdhury, 35, and her co-defendant Kiki Muddar, 43, were convicted of manslaughter.

Detective Sergeant Andy Nimmo of Metropolitan Police also criticised the "venomous hatred" directed towards her.

  • 04 Mar 2015
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