Cheryl James: Teenage army recruit ‘may have been killed by someone else’ – The Independent

Posted February 9th, 2016 in armed forces, evidence, forensic science, homicide, inquests, murder, news by sally

‘New forensic evidence reveals that a teenage army recruit found dead at Deepcut barracks may not have shot herself and could have been killed by someone else, it has emerged.’

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The Independent, 8th February 2016

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George Verrier death: Two Met Police constables dismissed – BBC News

Posted February 5th, 2016 in disciplinary procedures, homicide, misfeasance in public office, news, police by tracey

‘Two Met Police constables have been dismissed for gross misconduct after a teenager died when he was punched in south-east London in September 2013.’

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BBC News, 5th February 2016

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Paedophile killer Sarah Sands’ sentence extended – BBC News

Posted January 25th, 2016 in appeals, child abuse, complaints, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

‘A woman who stabbed a paedophile to death in east London has had her three-and-a-half-year jail sentence more than doubled.’

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BBC News, 22nd January 2016

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Poppi Worthington death file to be reviewed by CPS – BBC News

‘Prosecutors are to review the death of Poppi Worthington after a family court judge ruled her father sexually assaulted her before she died.’

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BBC News, 21st January 2016

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Murder rate rises after spate of killings in June 2015 – BBC News

Posted January 22nd, 2016 in homicide, murder, news, statistics by sally

‘Murders and killings in England and Wales have increased to their highest level for five years, figures show.’

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BBC News, 21st January 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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Landmark case puts NHS Trust on trial alongside two doctors it is claimed were underqualified – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 14th, 2016 in corporate manslaughter, doctors, homicide, hospitals, negligence, news by sally

‘Court hears two underqualified doctors watched as a previously healthy young woman lay dying without taking the basic steps that could have saved her.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th January 2016

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Jack Adcock death: Doctor and nurse get suspended sentences for manslaughter – BBC News

‘A doctor and an agency nurse who “seriously neglected” a six-year-old boy who died in hospital have been sentenced for his manslaughter.’

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BBC News, 14th December 2015

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Love you to death: the British women dying at the hands of their partners – The Guardian

Posted December 7th, 2015 in domestic violence, homicide, media, murder, news, statistics by sally

‘In 2013, 86 women in Britain were killed by a husband, a boyfriend or a male ex-partner. A new documentary by Vanessa Engle tells the story of every one of them by giving voice to the traumatised families left behind.’

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The Guardian, 6th December 2015

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Prisons to introduce tests for legal highs in bid to reduce violence – The Guardian

‘Ministers claim the introduction of new drug tests able to detect legal highs such as spice and black mamba will prove a “gamechanger” in curbing the rising tide of violence in jails across England and Wales.’

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The Guardian, 1st December 2015

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Mother Tania Clarence who killed children ‘overwhelmed’ – BBC News

‘A woman who killed her three children had become “overwhelmed” by their care up to four years before, a report said.’

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BBC News, 23rd November 2015

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Judge vows to end secrecy in baby death case – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 16th, 2015 in children, homicide, inquests, misfeasance in public office, news, police by sally

‘Judge says new hearing will allow public to know about “troubling circumstances” of Poppi Worthington’s death.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th November 2015

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Nathan Matthews and Shauna Hoare jailed for Becky Watts killing – BBC News

Posted November 13th, 2015 in homicide, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘Becky Watts’ stepbrother and his girlfriend have been jailed for killing the 16-year-old during a sexually-motivated kidnap plot. Nathan Matthews, 28, was sentenced to 33 years for murder and Shauna Hoare, 21, given 17 years for manslaughter.’

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BBC News, 13th 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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Becky Watts stepbrother and his girlfriend guilty of killing – BBC News

‘The stepbrother of Becky Watts has been found guilty of murdering her during a sexually motivated kidnap plot.’

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BBC News, 11th 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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David West jailed for killing bullying tycoon father – The Guardian

Posted November 10th, 2015 in bullying, families, homicide, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘The heir to a multimillion-pound nightclub empire has been jailed for 13-and-a-half years for stabbing his father to death after years of being treated as his “whipping boy”.’

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The Guardian, 9th November 2015

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Nurse found guilty of gross negligence manslaughter – The Guardian

Posted November 3rd, 2015 in homicide, negligence, news, nurses by sally

‘An agency nurse has been found guilty of causing the death of a six-year-old boy by gross negligence.’

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The Guardian, 2nd November 2015

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Eviction of vulnerable family led to baby’s death, says serious case review – The Independent

Posted October 15th, 2015 in children, homicide, housing, news, reports, repossession, social services by sally

‘A ten-week-old baby boy died on the night his family were evicted from their Warwickshire home, after being failed by the agencies who should have been supporting them, according to a serious case review. The circumstances around the death of the child, named ‘John’, emerged on 14 October. The baby boy was born six weeks prematurely. He and his sister Amber, who was under two, had been regarded as ‘children in in need’ by social services because of concerns over neglect.’

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The Independent, 14th October 2015

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