MoD censured over soldier’s death on Lydd range – BBC News

Posted September 30th, 2016 in armed forces, firearms, health & safety, inquests, news, statutory duty by tracey

‘The Ministry of Defence has been censured over the death of a soldier who was shot in the neck during a training exercise.
Fusilier Dean Griffiths, 21, of First Battalion the Royal Welsh, died at Lydd Range, Kent in September 2011.’

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BBC News, 29th September 2016

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Top police officer told to step down because he showed ‘unacceptable insensitivity’ to Hillsborough victims – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 30th, 2016 in bereavement, dismissal, inquests, news, police, sport, victims by tracey

‘South Yorkshire’s most senior police officer was told to step down because he showed unacceptable insensitivity to Hillsborough disaster victims, his police and crime commissioner has said. PCC Alan Billings suspended Chief Constable David Crompton and on Thursday asked him to resign after he delivered a controversial statement following the Hillsborough inquest alluding to “other contributory factors” to blame for the deaths.’

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Daily Telegraph, 30th September 2016

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James Fox father ‘disappointed’ with lawful killing ruling – BBC News

Posted September 26th, 2016 in firearms, inquests, mental health, news, police by sally

‘A mentally ill man who was shot dead by Met Police officers at his home was lawfully killed, an inquest has concluded.’

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BBC News, 23rd September 2016

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CPS to review Poppi Worthington death – The Guardian

Posted September 26th, 2016 in domestic violence, homicide, inquests, news, prosecutions, sexual offences by sally

‘Prosecutors are re-examining the case of a toddler from Cumbria who died after being sexually assaulted.’

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The Guardian, 23rd September 2016

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How the 96 were finally given justice – Legal Voice

Posted September 23rd, 2016 in bereavement, families, health & safety, inquests, news, police, sport by sally

‘The Hillsborough inquest took two years and a million pages of evidence. Two of the lawyers involved explain that, despite the scale of the task, they were determined to put the deceased and their families at the heart of the case.’

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Legal Voice, 22nd September 2016

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Staff were ‘desensitised’ to self-harm at psychiatric hospital where boy, 15, died – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 22nd, 2016 in children, hospitals, inquests, mental health, news by sally

‘Staff working for one of England’s largest mental health trusts had become “desensitised” to the level of self-harm at a psychiatric hospital, a coroner has said as she ruled that “neglect” contributed to the death of a 15-year-old boy.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd September 2016

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Serious failings in medical care led to man’s death, inquest finds – The Guardian

Posted September 14th, 2016 in health, inquests, medical treatment, negligence, news, paramedics by tracey

‘The NHS has apologised after a coroner criticised “serious failings” in medical care that led to a man dying hours after an ambulance crew failed to diagnose his heart attack and take him to hospital.’

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The Guardian, 13th September 2016

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Schoolboy killed by flood pump’s toxic fumes, coroner rules – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 8th, 2016 in children, inquests, news, poisoning by tracey

‘A schoolboy died when the toxic fumes produced by a petrol pump designed to keep his family home from flooding poisoned him in his sleep, a coroner has ruled.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th September 2016

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‘Hillsborough Law’ drafted by victims’ families’ legal team – BBC News

Posted September 8th, 2016 in bills, inquests, inquiries, news, police by tracey

‘Lawyers for the relatives of 96 people who died at Hillsborough have drafted a new law to compel public officials to tell the truth at inquiries.’

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BBC News, 8th September 2016

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Jail staff lacked compassion for prisoner who took his life, inquest finds – The Guardian

Posted September 5th, 2016 in inquests, news, prison officers, prisons, suicide by sally

‘An inquest jury has said a prisoner who took his own life was not shown enough compassion by staff at the jail.’

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The Guardian, 2nd September 2016

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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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