Does Fatal Accident Legislation Treat Gay Men And Women Differently? – Zenith PI Blog

‘As currently drafted the Fatal Accidents Act 1976 could treat gay men and gay women differently. Here I look at the reason why and examine the possible solution.’

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Zenith PI Blog, 16th October 2014

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No further action to be taken following the death of Andrew Pimlott – Crown Prosecution Service

‘Following the death of Andrew Pimlott in Plymouth in April 2013, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has determined that there is insufficient evidence to prosecute a police constable for gross negligence manslaughter or misconduct in public office.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 16th October 2014

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Plymouth burns death Taser policeman avoids prosecution – BBC News

Posted October 17th, 2014 in disciplinary procedures, homicide, misfeasance in public office, news, police by tracey

‘A police officer who Tasered a petrol-soaked man who then caught fire and died will not face criminal charges. He was being investigated for gross negligence manslaughter and misconduct in a public office over Andrew Pimlott’s death in Plymouth last year.’

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BBC News, 16th October 2014

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No murder trial for mother who suffocated disabled children – The Guardian

‘A mother who admitted suffocating her three disabled children before trying to kill herself will not face trial for murder, a court has heard.’

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The Guardian, 13th October 2014

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Connor Gibson jailed for killing toddler Kacey Hambleton – BBC News

‘A man has been jailed for nine years for killing his partner’s two-year-old daughter.’

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BBC News, 10th October 2014

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Alfie Sullock death: Michael Pearce nine-year term stands – BBC News

Posted October 9th, 2014 in appeals, complaints, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

‘A nine-year jail sentence given to a man who killed his girlfriend’s six-week-old baby was not “unduly lenient”, appeal judges have ruled.’

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BBC News, 8th October 2014

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Is poor supervision for killers like Harry Street putting the public at risk? – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 8th, 2014 in homicide, mental health, murder, news, probation, rape by sally

‘Killers released under the Mental Health Act need better supervision to prevent them reoffending, campaigners warn.’

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Daily Telegraph,

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Man who killed partner and son lays claim to her estate – The Guardian

Posted September 23rd, 2014 in diminished responsibility, homicide, mental health, news, wills by sally

‘A killer who is laying claim to the £80,000 estate of his partner whom he stabbed to death has told a court he is not motivated by money.’

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The Guardian, 22nd September 2014

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How could 16-year-old Christina be killed on her way to school? – Daily Telegraph

‘As a report declares the fatal stabbing of schoolgirl Christina Edkins as ‘preventable’, her family speak out about the serious failings that led to the unprovoked attack.’

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Daily Telegraph, 21st September 2014

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SAS selection deaths: inquest delayed until 2015 – BBC News

Posted September 16th, 2014 in appeals, armed forces, Crown Prosecution Service, delay, homicide, inquests, negligence, news by tracey

‘An inquest into the deaths of three soldiers who collapsed on an SAS training exercise in the Brecon Beacons has been delayed until 2015.’

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BBC News, 16th September 2014

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Christina Edkins inquiry finds missed opportunities to prevent killing – The Guardian

Posted September 15th, 2014 in homelessness, homicide, inquiries, mental health, news, social services by tracey

‘A string of agencies and professionals missed opportunities to prevent the death of schoolgirl Christina Edkins, who was fatally stabbed on a bus by a homeless man with serious mental health issues, an investigation has concluded.’

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The Guardian, 15th September 2014

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Lorry driver jailed over charity cyclists’ deaths – BBC News

Posted September 1st, 2014 in bicycles, dangerous driving, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

‘A lorry driver who killed two cyclists taking part in a charity ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats has been jailed for eight-and-a-half years.’

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BBC News, 1st September 2014

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Four guilty of killing Dean Mayley in Greenford mugging – BBC News

Posted August 29th, 2014 in attempts, homicide, learning difficulties, murder, news, robbery, young offenders by tracey

‘Four teenagers have been convicted at the Old Bailey of killing a man with a mental age of nine who was stabbed during a mugging in west London.’

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BBC News, 28th August 2014

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Minibus driver jailed for five years for cyclist’s death – BBC News

Posted August 29th, 2014 in dangerous driving, homicide, news, road traffic offences, sentencing by tracey

‘A minibus driver has been jailed for five years for killing a cyclist, whom he hit while looking at photographs on his mobile phone.’

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BBC News, 28th August 2014

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Four guilty of killing Dean Mayley in Greenford mugging – BBC News

Posted August 28th, 2014 in attempts, homicide, murder, news, offensive weapons, robbery, young offenders by sally

‘Four teenagers have been convicted at the Old Bailey of killing a man with a mental age of nine who was stabbed during a mugging in west London.’

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BBC News, 28th August 2014

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Mother who beat three-year-old Mikaeel Kular to death jailed for 11 years – Daily Telegraph

‘A mother who beat her three-year-old son to death and hid his body in a suitcase before sparking a huge search for him by claiming he had gone missing has been jailed for 11 years. Rosdeep “Rosie” Adekoya, 34, was originally charged with murdering her son Mikaeel Kular but pleaded guilty last month to the reduced charge of culpable homicide.’

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Daily Telegraph, 25th August 2014

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Sentence given to killer of former girlfriend’s baby to be reviewed – The Guardian

‘A nine-year jail term given to the killer of his then girlfriend’s baby will be reviewed by the court of appeal amid complaints the sentence was not long enough.’

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The Guardian, 22nd August 2014

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Two men cleared of manslaughter after slimmer died from drinking weedkiller – The Guardian

‘Two men have been cleared of the manslaughter of a slimmer who died after drinking weedkiller that was given to him as a weight-loss aid at his local gym.’

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The Guardian, 11th August 2014

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Alfie Sullock death: Michael Pearce nine-year term reviewed – BBC News

Posted August 7th, 2014 in children, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

‘The nine-year jail sentence of the man convicted of killing baby Alfie Sullock is being reviewed by the Attorney General after complaints it is too lenient.’

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BBC News, 7th August 2014

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Father cleared of manslaughter of son who died 12 years after he shook him – The Guardian

Posted August 4th, 2014 in children, grievous bodily harm, homicide, news by sally

‘A man who shook his newborn son, causing catastrophic brain injuries said to have led to the child’s death more than a decade later, has been found not guilty of manslaughter following a landmark trial.’

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The Guardian, 1st August 2014

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