Mother and ex-partner jailed for ‘brutal’ murder of three-week old baby treated as a ‘fashion accessory’ – Daily Telegraph

‘A mother who treated her baby as a “fashion accessory” has been jailed with her ex-partner for 10 years each for being responsible for the “brutal” death of her three-week-old son.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th December 2018

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Coventry supermarket death crash bus company fined £2.3m – BBC News

‘A bus company that ignored warnings about a driver who crashed into a supermarket, killing two people, has been fined £2.3m.’

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BBC News, 27th November 2018

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NHS to look into deaths of 100,000 mental health patients a year – The Guardian

‘The NHS is to start investigating the deaths of more than 100,0000 mental health patients a year in a drive to cut the number of fatalities linked to poor care.’

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The Guardian, 27th November 2018

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Bin lorry driver jailed for schoolgirl’s death – The Guardian

‘A bin lorry driver who killed a 14-year-old girl after pulling on to a treacherous main road without looking and hitting a school minibus has been jailed.’

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The Guardian, 26th November 2018

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Ellie-May Minshull-Coyle death: ‘Cage bed’ couple jailed – BBC News

‘A woman and her ex-partner who strapped a toddler face down in a “monstrous cage bed” have each been sentenced to 10 years.’

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BBC News, 16th November 2018

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Takeaway bosses jailed for death of teenage nut allergy sufferer – Daily Telegraph

‘Two takeaway bosses have been jailed over the manslaughter of a 15-year-old girl who suffered an allergic reaction to a meal.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th November 2018

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Poor healthcare in jails is killing inmates, says NHS watchdog – The Guardian

‘Almost half of England’s jails are providing inadequate medical care to inmates, whose health is being damaged by widespread failings, the NHS watchdog has told MPs in a scathing briefing leaked to the Observer.’

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The Guardian, 27th October 2018

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Inspectors sent in to protect mothers and babies at scandal-hit Shrewsbury and Telford hospitals – Daily Telegraph

‘Health watchdogs have been sent into a scandal-hit hospital trust where dozens of deaths are being investigated in order to protect mothers and babies. The Care Quality Commission said it was taking “urgent action to protect people” at the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust after a snap inspection found that doctors were failing to spot worrying symptoms on baby scans.’

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd October 2018

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Chloe Atkinson Wilkie death: Drunk mother slept on baby girl – BBC News

‘A drunk mother whose seven-week old daughter died as she fell asleep holding her on a sofa has walked free from court.’

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BBC News, 22nd October 2018

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Pret allergy death: Government to review food labelling law – BBC News

‘The prime minister has called for a review of food labelling laws after a teenager died from an allergic reaction to a Pret a Manger sandwich.’

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BBC News, 2nd October 2018

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Women jailed for allowing teenage boy to ‘rot to death’ in Leeds – The Guardian

‘Photographs of a teenager who died at home were “hauntingly reminiscent of starving victims in the extermination camps of the second world war”, according to a judge who jailed his mother, grandmother and sister.’

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The Guardian, 12th July 2018

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Mother and grandmother found guilty of killing teenager ‘left to rot to death’ in bed – The Independent

‘The mother and grandmother of a teenager who died after being “left to rot to death” on an inflatable mattress at their house in Leeds have been convicted of manslaughter.’

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The Independent, 10th July 2018

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Mother and boyfriend of five-month boy with ‘catastrophic brain injury’ found guilty of his death – Daily Telegraph

‘A mum-of-nine and her boyfriend have been convicted of causing the death of her baby boy who suffered a “catastrophic” brain injury.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd August 2017

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Ten years on from Baby P’s death, social workers are still scapegoats – The Guardian

‘Social services were blamed for missing abuse while police and NHS failings were brushed under the carpet. Here’s what has happened since.’

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The Guardian, 3rd August 2017

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Pair guilty of Jimmy Prout murder after forcing him to eat own testicle – BBC News

‘Two people have been found guilty of murdering a vulnerable man who was tortured for months and forced to eat his own testicle.’

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BBC News, 19th June 2017

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Nanny who shook 10-month-old baby to death jailed for four years – The Guardian

‘An unqualified nanny who violently shook a baby in a moment of “madness” has been jailed at the Old Bailey for four years after being found guilty of his manslaughter.’

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The Guardian, 1st June 2017

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Stratford baby bus death: Parents jailed for 11 years each – BBC News

‘A “devious” couple who staged their baby’s death in a “cynical charade” on a bus have been jailed for 11 years.’

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BBC News, 18th May 2017

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Couple staged their baby’s death on London bus after months of physical abuse – The Independent

Posted April 21st, 2017 in causing death of children or vulnerable adults, news by tracey

‘A couple who staged the death of their premature baby on a London bus are facing a lengthy prison sentence after being found guilty at a trial at the Old Bailey.’

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The Independent, 20th April 2017

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Adoption guidelines need ‘strengthening’ to save lives – BBC News

‘One of the UK’s leading experts in adoption and fostering, John Simmonds, has warned more children like 18-month-old Keegan Downer could die at the hands of their carers if existing guidelines are not strengthened.’

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BBC News, 2nd September 2016

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Dangerous Dogs Act has never worked – Andrew Rosindell MP – BBC News

Posted August 22nd, 2016 in causing death of children or vulnerable adults, dogs, news, sentencing by sally

‘The Dangerous Dogs Act has “never really worked” because it only deals with certain breeds, a Tory MP has said as he called for a review of the law.’

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BBC News, 20th August 2016

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