Scott Gibson death: Cumbria Police officer found guilty – BBC News

Posted August 21st, 2015 in careless driving, community service, homicide, news, police, sentencing by sally

‘A Cumbria Police officer has been found guilty of causing the death of a motorcyclist by careless driving.’

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BBC News, 20th August 2015

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Adam Stokes jailed for killing baby daughter Scarlett – BBC News

‘A father who shook his nine-week-old daughter to death has been jailed for seven years.’

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BBC News, 11th August 2015

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Bus driver escapes jail sentence for killing cyclist – The Independent

Posted August 10th, 2015 in community service, dangerous driving, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

‘A bus driver who failed to stop for 24 metres after hitting and dragging a cyclist under his vehicle has escaped jail despite causing his death.’

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The Independent, 8th August 2015

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PC Neil Doyle killing: Two men guilty of manslaughter – BBC News

Posted August 3rd, 2015 in assault, homicide, news, police by sally

‘Two men have been found guilty of killing an off-duty policeman in an attack during a night out in Liverpool.’

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BBC News, 31st July 2015

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Pub landlord convicted of killing customer with ironing board – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 31st, 2015 in closed circuit television, evidence, homicide, news by sally

‘Jury finds Rostam Notarki guilty of manslaughter after hearing how he jabbed drinker with ironing board into path of oncoming van.’
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Daily Telegraph, 31st July 2015

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IPCC investigates Metropolitan police after teenager ‘died during pursuit’ – The Guardian

Posted July 23rd, 2015 in complaints, homicide, news, police, stop and search, young persons by sally

‘The Police watchdog is investigating Scotland Yard’s stop and searches of a teenager in the years before he died in a collision while apparently being pursued by police.’

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The Guardian, 22nd July 2015

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Poppi Worthington: Court overturns baby’s ‘unexplained death’ verdict – The Independent

‘Poppi Iris Worthington was just 13 months old when she died in December 2012 and still, nearly three years later, the reasons why remain a secret. This is despite the efforts of several pathologists, a “fact-finding” judgment that remains unpublished, an ongoing Serious Case Review, and a failed police investigation that saw three officers accused of misconduct.’

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The Independent, 22nd July 2015

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Body in carpet murder: Court appeal to be heard in 2016 – BBC News

‘An appeal against the conviction of two men for the “body in a carpet” killing of a teenage girl more than two decades ago will be heard next year.’

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BBC News, 15th July 2015

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If you encourage someone to kill, are you guilty of murder? – The Guardian

Posted July 15th, 2015 in appeals, homicide, joint enterprise, murder, news, sentencing, Supreme Court by tracey

‘Does the law of joint enterprise cause injustice? That’s the question the supreme court will confront in October. If its answer is yes, the UK’s most senior judges will have the chance to put things right.’

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The Guardian, 14th July 2015

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Mother who killed paedophile cleared of murder – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 13th, 2015 in child abuse, homicide, inquiries, news by tracey

‘A mother who stabbed a convicted paedophile to death while he was on bail for abusing young boys has been cleared of murder – but found guilty of manslaughter.’

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Daily Telegraph, 10th July 2015

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Suicides among male prisoners reaching an ‘all-time high,’ says penal reform campaigner – The Independent

Posted July 9th, 2015 in drug abuse, homicide, news, prisons, reports, suicide by sally

‘Suicides among men in prison could be reaching an all-time high as more than twenty inmates are reported to have taken their own lives since May, a leading penal reform campaigner has claimed.’

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The Independent, 8th July 2015

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Michael Barrymore suing police for arrest following Stuart Lubbock death – The Guardian

Posted July 8th, 2015 in assault, damages, homicide, news, police, sexual offences by sally

‘Michael Barrymore is suing Essex police for arresting him after the incident in which a man was found dead in his swimming pool following a party.’

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The Guardian, 7th July 2015

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Fruit farm manager jailed over deaths of men who ‘scuba dived’ for apples – The Guardian

‘A fruit farm manager has been jailed for the manslaughter of two workers who died after climbing into a sealed storage unit to collect the best apples for a competition.’

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The Guardian, 1st July 2015

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Edmonton beheading trial: Nicholas Salvador to be detained indefinitely in high-security psychiatric hospital following not guilty verdict – The Independent

Posted June 24th, 2015 in homicide, mental health, news, sentencing by sally

‘The man who beheaded an elderly great-grandmother in a London suburb last year has been found not guilty – but will be confined in a high-security psychiatric hospital for life.’

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The Independent, 23rd June 2015

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Andrew Stocker found guilty of gross negligence manslaughter following death of employees on an apple farm – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted June 22nd, 2015 in employment, health & safety, homicide, negligence, press releases by tracey

‘Andrew Stocker has been found guilty by a jury of gross negligence manslaughter at Winchester Crown Court.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 19th June 2015

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Newark street racers jailed for high-speed crash death – BBC News

Posted June 16th, 2015 in dangerous driving, disqualification, homicide, news by sally

‘Two speeding drivers have been jailed for killing a man as they raced at high speed through a town centre.’

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BBC News, 15th June 2015

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Amanda Young not guilty of Joshua Gafney manslaughter – BBC News

Posted June 15th, 2015 in homicide, medicines, mental health, negligence, news, nurses by sally

‘A nurse who gave a patient a lethal overdose of a prescription drug has been found not guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence.’

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BBC News, 15th June 2015

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Mick and Mairead Philpott’s £350,000 defence bill draws criticism – The Independent

Posted June 15th, 2015 in arson, barristers, costs, homicide, legal aid, news by sally

‘Mick and Mairead Philpott were provided with more than £350,000 of taxpayer’s money to fund a legal team including four barristers, it has been reported.’

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The Independent, 14th June 2015

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De Menezes family takes case to European court of human rights – The Guardian

Posted June 4th, 2015 in homicide, human rights, news, police by sally

‘The decision not to charge any police officers with the killing of Jean Charles de Menezes on a London tube is to be challenged in the European court of human rights.’
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The Guardian, 3rd June 2015

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Oliver Sargent death: Safeguarding opportunities missed – BBC News

‘Health professionals missed “several opportunities” to safeguard an 11-month-old boy before he died of a skull fracture inflicted by his father, a serious case review has found.’

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BBC News, 2nd June 2015

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