BRADFORD West MP Naz Shah said “serious questions” need to be asked following the death of a woman in her own home.

Hannah Kilgallon, who suffered from serious mental health issues for many years, was found dead when firefighters responded to reports of a house blaze on Haworth Road, Heaton on February 10.

The Labour MP has now called for an inquiry into what she believes were a myriad of failings by health, police and other services.

She said: “The circumstances around Ms Kilgallon’s death are horrendous and I have real concerns that she was let down by services and systems that are there to keep vulnerable people safe.”

West Yorkshire Police has referred itself to the Independent Office for Police Conduct, which has confirmed an investigation will take place.

It is understood that hours before her death a staff member at Lynfield Mount Hospital called West Yorkshire Police and that Ms Kilgallon made three calls herself.

Ms Shah said: “Having met with Ms Kilgallon’s daughters, Dulcie and Jasmine Willoughby, to discuss the evidence around the case I am convinced that serious questions need to be asked and I have already written to NHS, police and council services on this matter. It seems to me that there is evidence of repeated failures over many months that have resulted in this tragedy. Issues around assessment processes, treatment plans, safeguarding and police responses that go back almost a year. The police have already referred their handling of the case to the IOPC which is welcomed.”

Dulcie Willoughby, Ms Kilgallon’s younger daughter, said “The last twelve months have been sheer hell and we feel completely let down. Mum would improve during her stays in hospital but then be sent home where she would deteriorate immediately. She was diagnosed 18 years ago and was well known to services.”

Her sister Jasmine added; “We pleaded for more help and support and we warned that without it she was at serious risk."

A Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust spokesperson said: “We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family following this tragic incident.

"Due to patient confidentiality we are unable to comment on individual cases. 

“We’d like to give our reassurances that we take issues of patient safety very seriously. In cases such as this a thorough review would always be undertaken to establish the facts and identify any learning for the services involved.”

A Council spokesperson said: "Bradford Council has every sympathy with the family and are looking into the tragic circumstances around her death.

"The Bradford Safeguarding Adult’s Board is aware of this case and are currently investigating the case to discover the facts, whether a full review will be taking place under the terms of the Care Act and if there are any lessons to be learnt.