Air pollution death ruling: What comes next? – BBC News

‘For the first time in the UK – and possibly the world – air pollution has been recognised as a cause of a person’s death. But was the ruling just a one-off? And what does it mean for others?’

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BBC News, 17th December 2020

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London man who killed his children detained in hospital indefinitely – The Guardian

‘A man who slit the throats of his two young children during lockdown has been detained in hospital indefinitely.’

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The Guardian, 10th December 2020

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Emily Jones: woman jailed for life for killing seven-year-old in Bolton – The Guardian

‘The woman who killed seven-year-old Emily Jones in a Bolton park on Mother’s Day has been sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum of eight years.’

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The Guardian, 8th December 2020

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Judge orders jury to clear woman of murdering Emily Jones in Bolton – The Guardian

‘A woman with a history of violence and mental health problems who confessed to killing seven-year-old Emily Jones, has been cleared of murder.’

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The Guardian, 4th December 2020

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Father who threw baby in river ‘slipped through’ mental health care net, says judge – The Guardian

‘A man who threw his infant son into a river “slipped through the net” of mental health services, a judge has said. Zak Bennett-Eko, 23, was sentenced to a hospital order on Tuesday after being found guilty of the manslaughter by diminished responsibility of his 11-month-old son Zakari.’

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The Guardian, 1st December 2020

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Landmark inquest to rule if air pollution killed London pupil – The Guardian

‘An inquest is to consider evidence that illegal levels of air pollution caused the death of a nine-year-old girl, in a landmark legal case. A coroner will be asked to rule that toxic levels of nitrogen dioxide, from the South Circular road in south London, led to the acute asthma attack that killed the primary school pupil, Ella Kissi-Debrah. Her mother, Rosamund, a former teacher, has fought for years for an inquiry into the role of air pollution from traffic in Ella’s death.’

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The Guardian, 30th November 2020

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Landmark inquest to rule if air pollution killed London pupil – The Guardian

‘An inquest is to consider evidence that illegal levels of air pollution caused the death of a nine-year-old girl, in a landmark legal case.’

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The Guardian, 30th November 2020

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Elizabeth Dixon death investigation reveals “20-year cover-up” – The Guardian

‘The government has apologised for a “20-year cover-up” over the death of 11-month-old Elizabeth Dixon, whose parents have fought an unrelenting battle for the truth.’

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The Guardian, 26th November 2020

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Cornish grandmother of drowned baby admits cruelty – BBC News

‘The grandmother of a baby who drowned in a bath while she was out of the room has admitted child cruelty.’

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BBC News, 10th November 2020

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Man admits killing his children at London home during UK lockdown – The Guardian

‘A man has admitted slitting the throats of his two young children during lockdown. Nadarajah Nithiyakumar, 41, attacked his daughter Pavinya, aged 19 months, and three-year-old son Nigash at the family home in Ilford, east London, on 26 April.’

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The Guardian, 5th November 2020

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Coroner calls for investigation into toilet freshener’s effect on child’s death – The Guardian

‘A coroner has called for further investigation into whether ingesting a toilet freshener led to the death of a two-year-old girl.’

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The Guardian, 5th November 2020

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Inquest concludes that fatal stabbing of Bathsheba Shepherd could have been prevented – Garden Court Chambers

‘The family of a vulnerable woman who was killed by her housemate while in supported accommodation have spoken of their loss after an inquest found that her death could have been prevented if effective risk assessments had been carried out.’

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Garden Court Chambers, 5th October 2020

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Teenager’s death after being given antipsychotic was ‘potentially avoidable’ – The Guardian

‘The death of a teenager who was given antipsychotic medication though he and his family warned that the drug might cause him serious harm could have been avoided, an independent review has concluded.’

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The Guardian, 20th October 2020

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Bamford baby death: Father jailed for killing two-month-old son – BBC News

‘A father has been jailed for nine years for killing his baby son by shaking him, causing fatal head injuries.’

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BBC News, 13th October 2020

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Another recusal refusal – but this time the Court of Appeal steps in – Transparency Project

‘In the second such case in a month, a judge has refused to recuse herself at the request of a litigant, but on this occasion the Court of Appeal has reversed that decision and ordered that she step down from the case and let another judge take over.’

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Transparency Project, 3rd August 2020

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Council charged over death of girl, 5, killed by playground swing faces £2m legal bill – Daily Telegraph

‘A council has reportedly been charged over the death of a five-year-old girl who was killed by a rotting playground swing, and faces a potential £2m legal bill.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th August 2020

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Section 5 “Causing or Allowing” – The Catch 22 Provision – KCH Garden Sq

‘ ‘‘Baby-shaking”, or “baby-shaking syndrome” is a colloquial term used to describe the situation where the prosecution allege that a baby has either died or suffered serious injury as the result of being shaken. In a large number of these cases the prosecution are able to show that at the time of the causative event the child was in the sole care of its parents; the difficulty that arose historically however was when it was not possible to prove which of the two parents was the actual perpetrator. Prosecutors often found themselves in this scenario, with not enough evidence to conclusively prove which parent caused the harm to the child and neither parent prepared to implicate the other. However, on 21st March 2005, Section 5 of the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004 became law, and it meant that prosecutors could now take a different approach, one that didn’t require them to single out the primary offender.’

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KCH Garden Sq, July 2020

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Man found guilty of killing pregnant ex-girlfriend and baby in London – The Guardian

‘A man has been found guilty of stabbing his pregnant ex-girlfriend in a jealous rage, killing her and their baby.’

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The Guardian, 10th July 2020

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Mother of boy killed by dangerous dog in caravan jailed for two years – The Guardian

‘The mother of a nine-year-old boy who was fatally attacked by her friend’s “extremely powerful” dog in a caravan on a Cornish holiday park has been jailed for two years.’

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The Guardian, 9th June 2020

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Riley Siswick death: Senior detective cleared over toddler murder inquiry – BBC News

‘An “exceptional” senior detective has been cleared of allegations he failed to conduct a thorough investigation into the death of a three-year-old boy.’

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BBC News, 5th June 2020

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