A legal firm acting for the partner of a woman whose body was found in her flat with her young son has said it is investigating the circumstances around her death.
Mercy Baguma, who was originally from Uganda and seeking asylum in the UK, died in Glasgow in August.
Her body was found in the hallway of her flat with her son, Adriel, alone in his cot.
Digby Brown Solicitors said it is “investigating the circumstances of Mercy’s death and any failings in processes that may have contributed to this”.
“If the case is successful all damages recovered will be placed in a trust for Adriel when he becomes an adult,” it said.
Kim Leslie, partner at Digby Brown Solicitors, added: “Should there be evidence of negligence, neglect or a failure to act on the part of those who were responsible for the welfare of Adriel then we will see to it that he accesses the justice he deserves.”
Eric Nnanna, Mercy’s partner and the father of Adriel, said he last saw Ms Baguma on Tuesday August 18, and became worried after not hearing from her.
After returning to the flat on the Saturday and receiving no response, police were called and forced entry.
Mr Nnanna said: “I had no idea something was wrong and when I think of what Adriel must have endured it just breaks my heart.”
He added: “I miss Mercy dearly and Adriel does too as sometimes he still calls ‘Momma’ and I get upset when I can’t help him understand.
“I just hope this investigation helps provide answers we can at least understand why things went wrong – that way no one else will need to experience what we have.”