Mum’s fury over Facebook page claiming her five-year-old son’s killer is innocent

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The mum of a murdered boy has told of her fury after a Facebook page was set up claiming the jailed thug who killed him is innocent.

A phone was found in Marvyn ­Iheanacho’s cell and a message on the social media site declared: “Freedom is a must… Not guilty 100.”

The 41-year-old beat Alex Malcolm, five, to death six months after being released on licence from a prison term for assaulting five exes.

It followed a string of probation blunders, that included not telling the boy’s mum Liliya about his violent past when he started dating her.

The distraught 33-year-old said of the ­Facebook page: “When I saw it I was really upset. After all the mistakes in my case they are still happening.

“How can he be allowed to ­communicate with people from prison?

“It’s shocking. I have been trying to make a change and this happens. To see him on Facebook claiming he is ­innocent. It’s blown my mind.”

Liliya complained to the Ministry of Justice two weeks ago after spotting the page. Sources said around a week later a phone was found in ­Iheanacho’s cell.

The Prison Service said: “We ­apologise for the distress caused. The page is being taken down and the offender will be punished.”

MoJ officials also said sorry last year after an inquest found a “series of ­individual failures by probation officers, coupled with ­inadequate support and supervision” contributed to Alex’s death.

Coroner Andrew Harris said increased workloads and ­understaffing in the part-privatised service, plus ­shortages of approved hostel places for ex-cons, were factors.

Iheanacho killed Alex after the boy lost one of his trainers at a park in Catford, South East London, in 2016.

The brute, from ­Hounslow in West London, was jailed for life with a minimum of 18 years. It was later increased to a minimum of 21.

Ukrainian Liliya faced more heartache when told she faced deportion because the death of British-born Alex meant she no longer had a family tie to the UK.