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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Deepcut inquest: police failed to investigate suspects in soldier’s death – The Guardian

Posted February 10th, 2016 in armed forces, inquests, news, police by sally

‘Surrey police failed to properly investigate and eliminate three potential suspects in their original investigation into the death of army recruit Cheryl James at Deepcut barracks, an inquest heard, as an army brigadier apologised to her family for army failings in looking after her.’

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The Guardian, 9th February 2016

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Birmingham pub bombings inquests: What we know – BBC News

Posted February 10th, 2016 in explosives, inquests, news, terrorism by sally

‘More than 40 years after 21 people were killed by bombs in two Birmingham pubs, the city’s senior coroner is set to hear from families who want inquests into their loved ones deaths resumed. Many of them regard the inquests as their last chance to get to the bottom of what happened that night and find answers to a brutal, unsolved crime that shocked the country.’

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BBC News, 10th February 2016

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Hillsborough jury told to consider credibility of police evidence – The Guardian

Posted February 9th, 2016 in evidence, health & safety, inquests, news, police, sport by sally

‘The jury at the inquests into the deaths of 96 people at Hillsborough in 1989 has been told to consider the credibility and reliability of evidence given by South Yorkshire police officers.’

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The Guardian, 8th February 2016

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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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Deepcut inquest will not consider ‘culture of sexual abuse’ claims – The Guardian

Posted February 2nd, 2016 in armed forces, evidence, inquests, news, sexual offences by sally

‘An inquest into the death from a gunshot wound of a young female soldier at Deepcut 20 years ago will not consider whether there was a “culture of sexual abuse” at the army barracks, a coroner has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 1st February 2016

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Toddler dies of leukaemia after medics miss condition 35 times – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 1st, 2016 in cancer, children, codes of practice, coroners, doctors, hospitals, inquests, medical records, news by tracey

‘A toddler died of leukaemia after medics repeatedly failed to diagnose the condition despite numerous “red flags” and 35 separate visits to doctors and hospitals.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st February 2016

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Fresh inquest may shed light on mystery Deepcut shootings – The Guardian

Posted February 1st, 2016 in armed forces, evidence, forensic science, human rights, inquests, inquiries, news, suicide by tracey

‘Independent inquiry into recruit Cheryl James’s death in 1995 is “milestone” in history of unexplained barracks deaths.’

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The Guardian, 1st February 2016

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Full inquest to be held for murdered teacher Ann Maguire – BBC News

Posted January 26th, 2016 in inquests, murder, news, teachers by sally

‘A coroner is to hold a full inquest into the death of a Leeds school teacher murdered in her own classroom.’

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BBC News, 25th January 2016

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Hillsborough inquests jury told to consider unlawful killing verdict – The Guardian

Posted January 26th, 2016 in inquests, negligence, news, police, sport, unlawful killing by sally

‘The jury at the inquests into how 96 people died in the lethal crush at Hillsborough in 1989 will be asked to consider whether the South Yorkshire police chief superintendent David Duckenfield, who was in charge of the FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest, caused the deaths by gross negligence manslaughter.’

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The Guardian, 25th January 2016

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Hillsborough inquests coroner to begin summing up evidence – The Guardian

Posted January 25th, 2016 in coroners, evidence, health & safety, inquests, news, police, sport by sally

‘The coroner presiding over the fresh inquests into the deaths of 96 Liverpool supporters at the 1989 FA Cup semi-final at Hillsborough is to begin summing up the evidence.’

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The Guardian, 25th 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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Flower v HM Coroner for Devon, Plymouth, Torbay and South Devon – WLR Daily

Posted January 14th, 2016 in coroners, inquests, law reports, regulations by sally

Flower v HM Coroner for Devon, Plymouth, Torbay and South Devon [2015] EWHC 3666 (Admin); [2015] WLR (D) 558

‘An inquest or an investigation had not been “held” for the purposes of section 13(1)(b) of the Coroners Act 1988 until an inquest had been conducted and completed.’

WLR Daily, 16th December 2015

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Deepcut recruit Cheryl James ‘may have been raped before she died’ – The Guardian

Posted January 12th, 2016 in armed forces, evidence, inquests, news, rape by sally

‘A teenage army recruit who was found dead at a British barracks more than 20 years ago may have been raped or ordered by a superior to have sex, an inquest has been told.’

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The Guardian, 11th January 2016

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Alexander Litvinenko death inquiry report completed – BBC News

Posted December 16th, 2015 in inquests, inquiries, news, poisoning, Russia, spying by sally

‘The inquiry report into the death of ex-Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko in London in 2006 has been completed.’

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BBC News, 15th December 2015

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Alice Gross inquest will probe authorities’ role – BBC News

Posted December 14th, 2015 in coroners, human rights, inquests, murder, news by sally

‘The inquest into the death of Alice Gross will examine whether failures by the government and police contributed to her death, a coroner has ruled.’

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BBC News, 11th December 2015

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Independent investigators needed for mental health patient deaths, says report – The Guardian

Posted December 11th, 2015 in detention, inquests, mental health, news, reports by tracey

‘Health inspectors have demanded an independent system for investigating deaths of mental health patients detained in hospitals in England, in a scathing report on how those detained are being treated.’

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The Guardian, 10th December 2015

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The dark face of our imperial past – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted November 30th, 2015 in armed forces, colonies, delay, human rights, inquests, inquiries, jurisdiction, news by sally

‘The Supreme Court has ruled that the United Kingdom was not obliged to hold a public inquiry into the shooting in December 1948 during the Malayan Emergency by British troops of 24 unarmed civilians at Batang Kali. The Court held that (1) the lapse of time meant that there was no Article 2 requirement to hold an inquiry; (2) a duty to hold an inquiry could not be implied into common law under the principles of customary international law; and (3) the decision not to hold an inquiry under the Inquiries Act 2005 was not open to challenge on ordinary judicial review principles. However, the Supreme Court did hold that the deaths were within the United Kingdom’s jurisdiction for the purposes of the application of the ECHR.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 30th November 2015

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Police’s ’12 errors’ as investigation into death of toddler Poppi Worthington went nowhere – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 26th, 2015 in children, complaints, injunctions, inquests, news, police, public interest by tracey

‘A judge has listed 12 separate errors made by police as they investigated the death of Poppi Worthington, finally lifting a veil of secrecy that has barred the public from knowing anything about how the toddler died three years ago.’

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Daily Telegraph, 25th 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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