Dangerous Dogs Act has never worked – Andrew Rosindell MP – BBC News

Posted August 22nd, 2016 in causing death of children or vulnerable adults, dogs, news, sentencing by sally

‘The Dangerous Dogs Act has “never really worked” because it only deals with certain breeds, a Tory MP has said as he called for a review of the law.’

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BBC News, 20th August 2016

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Sharon Shoesmith on Baby P, child protection and the tabloid media: ‘I came very close to not standing up again’ – The Guardian

‘The death of a toddler at the hands of his abusive family shocked the nation in 2007, and led to the sacking and demonisation of Sharon Shoesmith, head of Haringey children’s services. But was she just a scapegoat?’

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The Guardian, 19th August 2016

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Alice Gross: Evidence shows ‘police did not contribute to death’ – BBC News

‘The death of a girl suspected of being killed by a convicted murderer, was not contributed to by the actions of police, an inquest has heard.’

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BBC News, 1st July 2016

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Serious case review to probe whether toddler battered to death by foster mother could have been saved – Daily Telegraph

‘Social services are facing questions after a “barbaric” woman beat an 18-month-old girl in her care to death, inflicting 200 injuries on her and trying to blame her eldest son for the child’s death.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd May 2016

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Jailed mother Lesley Dunford sentenced to 13 years in prison for killing second child – The Independent

‘A mother already in prison for killing her daughter has been sentenced to a further 13 years after pleading guilty to killing her baby son.’

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The Independent, 15th April 2016

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Leicester ‘cannabis mum’ guilty of killing daughter in crash – BBC News

‘A mother who smoked cannabis before killing her daughter and her son’s girlfriend in a car crash has been found guilty of causing their deaths.’

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BBC News, 21st March 2016

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Poppi Worthington’s father faces intimidation every day, coroner told – The Guardian

‘A father who was identified by a high court judge as having probably sexually assaulted his baby daughter shortly before she died may be allowed to give evidence from a secret location after facing daily intimidation, a pre-inquest hearing has heard.’

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The Guardian, 18th March 2016

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Ethics on the bench and in the witness box: The Round-up – UK Human Rights Blog

‘A highly experienced magistrate – Richard Page – has been sacked for airing views opposing same-sex couples being allowed to adopt.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 16th March 2016

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Battlelines drawn as shaken baby syndrome controversy set to run – The Guardian

‘Shaken baby syndrome is back in the news. Monday’s BBC Panorama programme focused on this most contentious of subjects and was itself prompted by the General Medical Council’s prosecution of Dr Waney Squier, a consultant neuropathologist who used to give evidence against those charged with injuring their baby but now provides expert evidence in their defence. On Friday she was found guilty by the GMC of giving “expert opinion evidence outside your field of expertise” in several cases that came before the criminal or family courts, and could be struck off the medical register as a result.’

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The Guardian, 15th March 2016

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This shaken baby syndrome case is a dark day for science – and for justice – The Guardian

‘A leading doctor faces being struck off for challenging the theory about the infant condition. It’s like Galileo all over again.’

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The Guardian, 14th March 2016

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Doctor who doubted shaken baby syndrome misled courts, panel rules – The Guardian

‘A Leading doctor who cast doubt on claims that parents had shaken their babies to death has been found guilty of misleading the courts.’

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The Guardian, 11th March 2016

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Poppi Worthington: Coroner orders fresh inquest into toddler’s death – The Independent

‘A new inquest into the unexplained death of a 13-month-old girl is to be held.’

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The Independent, 9th February 2016

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Abuse survivors ‘re-victimised’ through family court process – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Victims of domestic abuse should not endure the trauma of being cross-examined by their abusers in court, a national charity has recommended in a study on child deaths.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 20th January 2016

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Poppi Worthington death: toddler was sexually assaulted by father, says judge – The Guardian

‘A baby who died in suspicious circumstances had been sexually assaulted by her father just before her death, a judge has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 19th January 2016

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Man guilty of killing unborn baby by kicking mum’s stomach – BBC News

‘A man has been found guilty of killing his unborn baby by stamping on the stomach of his pregnant ex-girlfriend.’

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BBC News, 17th December 2015

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Father jailed for tipper truck crash that killed son on his 12th birthday – The Guardian

‘A tipper truck driver has been jailed for five-and-half years after the lorry he was driving rolled, killing his son.’

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The Guardian, 20th November 2015

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Prisons inspector welcomes improved restraint systems after deaths of two children – The Guardian

‘The chief inspector of prisons in England and Wales has welcomed “significant improvements” in the handling and restraint of children in custody following the deaths of two boys in 2004.’

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The Guardian, 18th November 2015

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Liam Laverick jailed for killing baby son Tommy Lee – BBC News

Posted November 13th, 2015 in causing death of children or vulnerable adults, homicide, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A father who killed his four-week-old son has been jailed for eight-and-a-half years.’

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BBC News, 12th November 2015

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Rebecca Kandare death: Parents jailed for malnourished baby killing – BBC News

‘The parents of a dying baby girl, who failed to seek urgent medical care for her because of their religious beliefs, have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 10th November 2015

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Mid Staffs NHS trust admits ‘very significant’ breaches over patient deaths – The Guardian

‘The NHS trust that ran Stafford hospital has pleaded guilty to “very significant” health and safety breaches connected to the deaths of four elderly patients in its care.’

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The Guardian, 4th November 2015

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