Dalian Atkinson: Tasered footballer given CPR for 35 minutes – BBC News

Posted August 25th, 2016 in complaints, death in custody, firearms, inquests, news, police by sally

‘Doctors battled in vain for 35 minutes to save ex-footballer Dalian Atkinson after he was Tasered by police, the inquest into his death has heard.’

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BBC News, 24th August 2016

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Doctor could face disciplinary for failing to spot effects of contraceptive pill, as coroner rules graduate’s death could have been prevented – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 29th, 2016 in contraception, disciplinary procedures, doctors, inquests, news by tracey

‘A doctor could face a disciplinary hearing for failing to spot the side effects of the contraceptive pill, as a coroner rules a graduate’s death could have been prevented if he had seen the signs.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th July 2016

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Prison’s gross failures contributed to death of inmate, inquest finds – The Guardian

‘A catastrophic series of failures contributed to the death of a prisoner, who died after setting fire to his cell, an inquest jury ruled.’

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The Guardian, 26th July 2016

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Chief coroner calls for legal aid provision in state-involved inquests – The Guardian

‘Legal aid should be provided for families at inquests in which the government pays for lawyers to represent police officers or other state employees, the chief coroner has recommended.’

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The Guardian, 25th July 2016

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Coroner could reopen inquest into murdered Ellie Butler – The Guardian

Posted July 22nd, 2016 in children, inquests, murder, news by sally

‘The inquest into the death of a six-year-old girl who was murdered by her father could be reopened, the Guardian can reveal.’

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The Guardian, 21st July 2016

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Coroner to write to FA after boy is killed by touchline peg at match – The Guardian

Posted July 12th, 2016 in health & safety, inquests, news, personal injuries, sport by sally

‘A coroner is to write to English football’s governing body after a metal anchor peg from a touchline barrier was catapulted through the air and lodged itself in the skull of a 12-year-old boy, causing fatal injuries.’

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The Guardian, 11th July 2016

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Alice Gross inquest finds schoolgirl was unlawfully killed – The Guardian

‘Alice Gross, the 14-year-old believed to have died at the hands of Arnis Zalkalns, a Latvian builder, in 2014, was unlawfully killed in a sexually motivated attack, an inquest jury has found.’

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The Guardian, 4th July 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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Mental health services missed chances to save suicidal teenager, coroner rules – The Guardian

Posted June 16th, 2016 in health, inquests, mental health, news, social services, suicide, young persons by tracey

‘Social care agencies missed opportunities to help a 17-year-old girl who took her own life months after being removed from a child protection plan, a coroner has ruled. Katy Skerrett, the senior coroner for Gloucestershire, said there had been a lack of communication between mental health and social care professionals in the treatment provided to Anielka Jennings.’

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The Guardian, 15th June 2016

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Keeping up to date with inquest law in a clinical context: can a medical patient be treated as “detained by the state”? – Cloisters

Posted June 15th, 2016 in detention, inquests, medical treatment, news by sally

‘Those regularly instructed to represent families at inquests will no doubt already be familiar with the valuable resource that is the Chief Coroner and his website, as well as the extremely useful sites of membership organizations like Inquest and AvMA. If it’s been a little while since your last instructions, and lack of funding makes an open source particularly attractive.’

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Cloisters, 6th June 2016

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Family may be granted fresh Deepcut inquest into Sean Benton death – The Guardian

Posted June 15th, 2016 in armed forces, inquests, news by sally

‘The family of a second young soldier who died at Deepcut barracks in Surrey might be granted a second inquest into his death.’

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The Guardian, 14th June 2016

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Poppi Worthington: ‘normalised’ troubled background meant alarm bells never sounded – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 14th, 2016 in child abuse, inquests, news, reports, social services by sally

‘A total lack of “professional curiosity” by health workers about the troubled family background of the toddler Poppi Worthington meant vital questions which might have prevented her death were never asked, an official report finds.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th June 2016

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Sarah McClay death: South Lakes Safari Zoo fined – BBC News

Posted June 13th, 2016 in animals, costs, employment, fines, guilty pleas, health & safety, inquests, news, sentencing by sally

‘A zoo where a keeper was mauled to death by a tiger has been fined for health and safety breaches.’

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BBC News, 10th June 2016

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Hillsborough: the key lessons for our justice system – Law Society’s Gazette

‘What can lawyers learn from the tortuous 27-year struggle for justice?

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Law Society’s Gazette, 8th June 2016

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Deepcut: Inside the chaotic, demoralised and highly-sexualised barracks where four young recruits died – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 3rd, 2016 in armed forces, inquests, news by sally

‘When Private Cheryl James was preparing to move from Leconfield to Deepcut Barracks for the next stage of her Army training, an instructor gave her and her friends ominous advice.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd June 2016

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Families call for ‘Hillsborough Law’ at home secretary meeting – BBC News

Posted June 3rd, 2016 in inquests, inquiries, news, police, professional conduct, sport by sally

‘Relatives of the 96 people who died at Hillsborough have told the home secretary they want a “Hillsborough Law” to compel public officials to tell the truth at inquiries.’

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BBC News, 2nd June 2016

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Priory Clinic blamed by inquest jury over death of teenage girl after untrained staff failed to call 999 – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 3rd, 2016 in children, inquests, medical treatment, mental health, news by sally

‘A 14-year-old girl suffered an accidental death contributed to by neglect while under the care of the Priory, an inquest jury has ruled.’

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd June 2016

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Cheryl James inquest: Deepcut soldier verdict due – BBC News

Posted June 3rd, 2016 in armed forces, duty of care, inquests, news by sally

‘The coroner at the inquest into the death of a soldier found shot at Deepcut barracks in Surrey is set to announce his verdict.’

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BBC News, 3rd June 2016

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Birmingham pub bombings: coroner orders new inquests – The Guardian

Posted June 2nd, 2016 in explosives, inquests, Ireland, miscarriage of justice, news, police, terrorism by sally

‘An inquest into the Birmingham pub bombings, one of the worst terrorist attacks in British history, is to be reopened 42 years after they claimed the lives of 21 people.’

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The Guardian, 1st June 2016

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Birmingham pub bombings: Bombers will not be jailed – ex-IRA man – BBC News

Posted June 1st, 2016 in appeals, coroners, explosives, inquests, Ireland, news, terrorism by sally

‘The Birmingham coroner is to decide later whether to reopen inquests into the victims of the 1974 IRA pub bombings. But one former member of the terror group says the men behind the attacks will never be brought before a court.’

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BBC News, 1st June 2016

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