Frances Andrade suicide ‘could and should’ have been prevented – BBC News

Posted April 11th, 2014 in child abuse, news, police, reports, sexual offences, suicide, victims, witnesses by sally

‘The suicide of a violinist days after she testified in court against an ex-choirmaster “could and should” have been prevented, a report has said.’

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BBC News, 10th April 2014

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Prison officers’ failings contributed to vulnerable boy’s death, inquest rules – The Guardian

‘An inquest jury has found multiple failings by staff at a young offender institution contributed to the death of a 17-year-old boy, who had been bullied by other inmates.’

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The Guardian, 4th April 2014

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Kent hospitals admit failings over Simon Willson death – BBC News

Posted April 3rd, 2014 in health, hospitals, mental health, negligence, news, suicide by tracey

‘Two NHS trusts have admitted failures in the care of a father of two who was found hanged in a hospital toilet.’

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BBC News, 3rd April 2014

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Change is long overdue for victims of crime – The Guardian

‘The court process can be traumatic for accusers like Tracy Shelvey. Will a proposed victims’ law make it fit for purpose?’

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The Guardian, 2nd April 2014

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Jury gives open verdict on teenager who died after ‘relationship with star’ – The Guardian

Posted March 27th, 2014 in duty of care, health, inquests, mental health, news, suicide by tracey

‘There were “shortcomings” in the care given to a teenager who died in a psychiatric unit after allegedly being pressured by a male celebrity into sexual activity, an inquest jury has concluded.’

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The Guardian, 26th March 2014

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Cpl Anne-Marie Ellement: Army apologises as coroner finds bullying was suicide factor – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 4th, 2014 in armed forces, bullying, inquests, news, rape, suicide by sally

‘Coroner urges Ministry of Defence to review care for vulnerable soldiers after ruling that bullying and “lingering” mental effects of alleged rape were factors in suicide of Corporal Anne-Marie Ellement.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd March 2014

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Papers about Profumo scandal man ‘should be public’ – BBC News

‘A decision to keep documents relating to a man who was at the centre of the Profumo sex scandal hidden should be overturned, a leading lawyer has said. The Information Commissioner is to be asked to overrule a decision by the National Archives to keep the documents about the trial of Stephen Ward hidden.’

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BBC News, 25th February 2014

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Regina v Howe (Kevin) – WLR Daily

Posted February 21st, 2014 in assisted suicide, attempts, law reports, sentencing, suicide by sally

Regina v Howe (Kevin) [2014] EWCA Crim 114; [2014] WLR (D) 77

‘The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, gave guidance as to the appropriate level of sentence for offences of encouraging or assisting suicide, contrary to section 2(1) of Suicide Act 1961, taking into account the harm caused and the culpability of the offender.’

WLR Daily, 10th February 2014

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Decision due on inquiry into young prison deaths – BBC News

Posted February 6th, 2014 in death in custody, inquiries, news, prisons, suicide, young offenders by sally

‘Prisons minister Jeremy Wright is due to announce whether he has agreed to hold an independent inquiry into the deaths of young people in custody.’

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BBC News, 6th February 2014

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Woman falls to death days after man accused of raping her is cleared – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 4th, 2014 in complaints, evidence, news, police, rape, suicide by sally

‘The Independent Police Complaints Commission is to investigate the death of a woman who twice gave evidence in the trial of a man accused of raping her.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd February 2014

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Bullying in armed forces on rise, MoD figures reveal – The Guardian

‘Shocking official figures reveal a surge in the incidence of bullying in the armed forces, with one in 10 military personnel claiming to have been the victim of “discrimination, harassment or bullying in a service environment” during the past year.’

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The Guardian, 1st February 2014

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Prison suicides at six-year high, Howard League says – BBC News

Posted January 20th, 2014 in death in custody, news, ombudsmen, prisons, statistics, suicide by sally

‘The number of suicides at prisons in England in Wales in 2013 was the highest for six years, the Howard League for Penal Reform has said.’

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BBC News, 20th January 2014

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Police under fire for handling of Raoul Moat manhunt in 2010 – The Independent

Posted January 6th, 2014 in delay, inquests, news, ombudsmen, police, professional conduct, reports, suicide by sally

‘A bitter row has broken out between one of Britain’s biggest police forces and the Independent Police Complaints Commission over the case of the gunman Raoul Moat.’

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The Independent, 5th January 2014

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Man who tried to commit suicide by running into wall loses damages case over broken spine – The Independent

Posted December 11th, 2013 in damages, deportation, detention, immigration, mental health, news, personal injuries, suicide by sally

‘A man who broke his spine when he tried to commit suicide by running head first into a concrete wall while in detention awaiting deportation has lost his High Court damages action.’

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The Independent, 11th December 2013

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More should have been done to protect teenager found hanged, review finds – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 6th, 2013 in children, inquests, mental health, news, social services, suicide by sally

“A serious case review into the death of Chelsea Clark found examples of substandard care from mental health staff, social and community services workers and the police.”

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Daily Telegraph, 5th November 2013

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Lord Falconer’s right-to-die bill a ‘blank cheque’ for suicide, says Baroness Butler-Sloss – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 5th, 2013 in bills, euthanasia, news, suicide by sally

“Peers led by Baroness Butler-Sloss say Lord Falconer’s Assisted Dying Bill would be a ‘blank cheque’ for euthanasia and threaten basic public safety.”

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Daily Telegraph, 5th November 2013

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You can’t be disabled when you’re dead – a footnote to R (Antoniou) – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted November 1st, 2013 in detention, disabled persons, inquests, mental health, news, suicide by sally

“A somewhat curious additional point arises out of the case of R (Antoniou) – see my earlier post for the main issue – in which the court decided that Article 2 ECHR does not require an independent investigation into deaths in state detention prior to a coroner’s inquest. There was therefore no obligation to ensure that there was an independent investigation into the suicide, or death resulting from self-harm, of a mentally ill person detained under Section 3 of the Mental Health Act 1983. There is such an investigation when a prisoner commits suicide. The Claimant thought this smacked of discrimination against the mentally disabled. The Court disagreed – on the somewhat surprising ground that you can’t be disabled once you’re dead.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 31st October 2013

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Coroners inquest enough to satisfy Article 2 in mental health suicide case – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted October 22nd, 2013 in human rights, inquests, mental health, news, suicide by tracey

“R (Antoniou) v (1) Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust; (2) Secretary of State for Health; (3) NHS England [2013] EWHC 3055 (Admin).Where a patient, detained in hospital under Section 3 of the Mental Health Act 1983, takes their own life, Article 2 imposes procedural obligations on the State to investigate the circumstances of the death. These obligations are fulfilled by a coroner’s inquest. Unlike in prison and police station deaths, there need not be any independent investigation system prior to the inquest stage, and nor does Article 2 require one.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 22nd October 2013

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Young mother’s suicide ‘could have been prevented’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 18th, 2013 in hospitals, mental health, news, suicide by tracey

“The NHS has admitted liability for the death of a new mother suffering severe post-natal depression after she was allowed to leave a hospital unsupervised despite warnings she was at ‘very high risk’ of suicide.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th October 2013

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Regina (Antoniou) v Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust and others – WLR Daily

Posted October 15th, 2013 in hospitals, human rights, inquests, law reports, suicide by sally

Regina (Antoniou) v Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust and others [2013] EWHC 3055 (Admin); [2013] WLR (D) 379

“In order to fulfil its procedural obligations under article 2 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms the state was not obliged to conduct, prior to an inquest, an immediate and independent investigation into the circumstances of the death of a patient detained in hospital under section 3 of the Mental Health Act 1983.”

WLR Daily, 10th October 2013

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