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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Vulnerability, ‘significantly’ and equality duties – Nearly Legal

Posted September 26th, 2016 in disabled persons, equality, housing, local government, mental health, news by sally

‘This was another in a number of county court judgments on section 204 Housing Act 1996 appeals which turned on the question of vulnerability after the Supreme Court decision in Hotak. In this appeal, the particular issues were whether the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) had been complied with, and then the approach to ‘significantly more vulnerable’.’

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Nearly Legal, 25th 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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Woman tried to do son out of £10m inheritance by ‘taking advantage’ of husband’s Alzheimer’s, judge rules – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 15th, 2016 in families, harassment, mental health, news, wills by tracey

‘A farmer’s wife “took advantage” of her husband’s Alzheimer’s in a bid to do their son out of his promised £10 million inheritance, a judge has ruled.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th September 2016

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Army veteran Tasered by police awarded £50,000 compensation – The Guardian

‘An army veteran has been paid £50,000 in compensation by Bedfordshire police after he was Tasered while suffering a flashback triggered by post-traumatic stress disorder.’

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The Guardian, 15th September 2016

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Rise in prisoners moved to mental health hospitals – The Guardian

Posted September 14th, 2016 in criminal justice, health, mental health, news, prisons, statistics, suicide by tracey

‘More prisoners are being diagnosed with mental health problems requiring hospital treatment, official figures obtained by the Guardian show. The number of male prisoners being transferred to hospital under the 1983 Mental Health Act grew by more than 20% between 2011 and 2014 in England and Wales, said the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) in response to a freedom of information request.’

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The Guardian, 14th September 2016

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A compendium of vulnerability cases – Nearly Legal

‘Following on from our post on Mohammed v Southwark LBC, here are notes on a further three appeals to the County Court under section 204 Housing Act 1996, all related to decisions on priority need (or lack of it) through vulnerability.’

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Nearly Legal, 12th September 2016

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Countess of Caledon ordered to pay legal costs over ‘ill-founded’ claims life coach ‘poisoned’ daughter’s mind – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 12th, 2016 in appeals, costs, disclosure, families, harassment, mental health, news, police by sally

‘A senior judge has said that claims by a countess that a personal development coach “poisoned” her daughter’s mind against her family are “ill-founded”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 10th September 2016

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Emily Maitlis stalker jailed for three years – The Guardian

Posted September 6th, 2016 in mental health, news, recidivists, restraint, sentencing, stalking by sally

‘An “obsessed” stalker has been jailed for three years after bombarding the BBC’s Newsnight presenter Emily Maitlis with letters and emails over a period of 25 years.’

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The Guardian, 5th September 2016

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UK ‘hacker’ Lauri Love fears death in US prison – BBC News

Posted September 6th, 2016 in autism, computer crime, extradition, mental health, news by sally

‘A British man wanted in the US for allegedly hacking into government computers says he fears dying in jail if he is extradited.’

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BBC News, 6th September 2016

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Child held in police cells for two nights over non-payment of fine – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 5th, 2016 in children, detention, fines, mental health, news, police by sally

‘A 15-year-old boy with mental health problems was held in police cells for two nights over the non-payment of a small fine, in a case that is now being challenged in the courts.’

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Daily Telegraph, 5th September 2016

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Domestic violence concerns raised as new law against psychological abuse fails to come into effect – The Independent

Posted September 1st, 2016 in domestic violence, mental health, news, psychiatric damage by sally

‘Police forces in England and Wales are failing to take action on a new law against psychological abuse, it has been revealed, prompting concerns that domestic violence is not being targeted effectively.’

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The Independent, 31st August 2016

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Kingsley Burrell: Family’s long fight for custody death answers – BBC News

Posted September 1st, 2016 in complaints, death in custody, mental health, news, police, racism, restraint by sally

‘More than five years after his death in custody, the family of Kingsley Burrell is still waiting to learn if three police officers will face charges. His case has now been taken up by the Black Lives Matter movement. But after years of delays, the family’s questions are still the same – just how and why did he die?’

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BBC News, 1st September 2016

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Canines in court: therapy dogs making the wait for a verdict ‘more human’ – The Guardian

Posted August 30th, 2016 in animals, courts, dogs, family courts, mental health, news by sally

‘Unique in the UK, Chelmsford county court hosts therapy dogs each week, to reduce stress and make court less intimidating.’

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The Guardian, 28th August 2016

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Man who shot wife at care home sentenced to six years in psychiatric hospital – The Guardian

Posted August 25th, 2016 in care homes, detention, elderly, firearms, homicide, mental health, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who shot his 81-year-old wife dead at a care home has been sentenced to six years in a psychiatric hospital.’

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The Guardian, 24th August 2016

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Man given suspended sentence for death threat to MP – The Guardian

‘A man who sent a threatening voice message to senior Labour MP Ben Bradshaw the day before the killing of parliamentary colleague Jo Cox has been given a suspended sentence.’

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The Guardian, 23rd August 2016

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Vulnerability after Hotak/Johnson/Kanu – Nearly Legal

Posted August 23rd, 2016 in appeals, homelessness, housing, mental health, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘Mr M had applied to Southwark as homeless. He provided a GP’s letter stating that he suffered from depression, was prescribed anti-depressants and was awaiting therapy. Soon after, Mr M’s brother was murdered and he was badly affected by this.’

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Nearly Legal, 22nd August 2016

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Woman gets £2m over near-drowning in school swimming lesson – The Guardian

‘A woman who won a judgment against her local authority after she nearly drowned during a school swimming lesson 16 years ago has been awarded £2m in compensation.’

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The Guardian, 21st August 2016

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I was held after reading a book on a plane – we need to rethink our terror laws – The Guardian

Posted August 16th, 2016 in aircraft, mental health, news, terrorism by sally

‘It has been an overwhelming few weeks, but the reaction to my book about Syria has raised important issues about the treatment of Muslims and how we tackle radicalisation.’

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The Guardian, 15th August 2016

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Peter Sutcliffe could be tried for attacks on up to 13 other victims – Daily Telegraph

‘Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe could face a new trial for a series of previously unsolved attacks on women.’
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Daily Telegraph, 14th August 2016

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