Supreme Court to hear appeal over ruling by coroner that Article 2 ECHR not engaged where vulnerable woman died – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Supreme Court has granted permission to appeal over a coroner’s ruling that Article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights (Right to life) was not engaged in a case where a vulnerable, 52-year-old woman with Down’s syndrome and learning disabilities died.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 1st March 2022

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Radcliffe death: Driver who left girl, 11, dying in road is jailed – BBC News

‘A “reckless” driver who left an 11-year-old girl lying fatally injured in the road has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 17th February 2022

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Jimmy Prout murder: Brother welcomes review news – BBC News

‘A review into the brutal death of a vulnerable man who was tortured and murdered six years ago is due to be finished within weeks, a council said.’

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BBC News, 14th February 2022

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Couple jailed for killing nine-day-old baby who ‘had life shaken out of her’ – The Independent

‘A mother and father who caused the death of their nine-day-old baby have been jailed for a total of 18 years.’

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The Independent, 16th January 2022

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Star Hobson killing: mother’s sentence referred to court of appeal – The Guardian

‘The eight-year jail sentence handed to Frankie Smith for causing or allowing the death of her toddler daughter, Star Hobson, has been referred to the court of appeal.’

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The Guardian, 12th January 2022

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Star Hobson verdict: mother’s girlfriend found guilty of murdering toddler – The Guardian

‘A “cunning and clever” woman has been found guilty of murdering her girlfriend’s toddler daughter after being caught on CCTV “terrorising” the child when she was left to babysit.’

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The Guardian, 14th December 2021

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Stillborn baby’s parents receive £2.8m from Nottingham hospital trust – BBC News

‘A couple whose child died in the womb after mistakes by maternity staff have received a £2.8m settlement.’

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BBC News, 6th December 2021

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Arthur Labinjo-Hughes: Dad and partner guilty of killing six-year-old – BBC News

‘A father and his partner have been found guilty of the killing of six-year-old Arthur Labinjo-Hughes.’

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BBC News, 2nd December 2021

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Humza Hussain: Teen jailed for murder outside Luton school – BBC News

‘A teenager has been jailed for 16 years for murdering a 16-year-old boy outside a school in a revenge killing.’

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BBC News, 30th November 2021

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Tony’s Law: Plans for tougher child abuse sentences confirmed – BBC News

‘Child abusers in England and Wales could face life in jail under tougher sentencing plans unveiled by ministers.’

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BBC News, 30th November 2021

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Ex-soldier’s wife found guilty of murdering baby abandoned in woods – The Independent

‘The wife of a former soldier has been found guilty of the murder of her newborn baby by abandoning him in woodland after she discovered she was pregnant too late to have an abortion.’

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The Independent, 30th November 2021

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Zane Gbangbola: Landfill concerns raised before flood death – BBC News

‘Concerns were raised in 2010 over a former landfill site which later became the focus of a dispute over a seven-year-old’s death, it has emerged.’

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BBC news, 22nd November 2021

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Widnes baby death: Father guilty of son’s murder – BBC News

‘The father of a baby boy who died after suffering “horrific” head injuries has been found guilty of his murder.’

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BBC News, 26th October 2021

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Terror offender accused of ‘grooming’ Manchester Arena bomber will refuse to answer inquiry questions – The Independent

‘A terror convict who allegedly “groomed” the Manchester Arena bomber will refuse to ask questions if he is ordered to give evidence at the public inquiry into the attack.’

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The Independent, 15th October 2021

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East Kent baby deaths: Trust was short of staff – BBC News

‘There were not enough maternity staff to keep mothers and babies safe at a hospital trust at the centre of a baby deaths scandal, inspectors have found.’

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BBC News, 15th October 2021

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School’s failure to monitor internet use contributed to teenage girl’s suicide, coroner rules – The Independent

‘A school’s failure to sufficiently monitor the internet activity of an autistic teenage girl “contributed” to her suicide, a coroner has concluded.’

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The Independent, 7th October 2021

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Lilly Hanrahan: Case review finds missed chances to check on killer – BBC News

‘Authorities’ failure to share details about a man before he murdered a girl in his partner’s care “contributed” to her death.’

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BBC News, 5th October 2021

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Verphy Kudi: Mother jailed for leaving toddler alone for days to starve to death – The Independent

‘The teenage mother who left her 20-month-old daughter to starve to death while she partied in London and Coventry has been jailed for nine years.’

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The Independent, 7th August 2021

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Harrison Ballantyne: WH Malcolm Limited fined £6.5m over death – BBC News

‘A company has been fined £6.5m after an 11-year-old boy was electrocuted at a rail depot, a regulator said.’

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BBC News, 1st August 2021

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The Reverse Burden of Proof in Health and Safety Prosecutions: As You Were – Henderson Chambers

‘In R v (1) AH Ltd and (2) Mr SJ, the appellants sought leave from the Court of Appeal to challenge the reverse evidential and legal burdens of proof to establish the “reasonably practicable” defence pursuant to s40 HSWA1974. Although permission to appeal was ultimately refused, the reasoning behind the decision is important reading for health and safety practitioners in the context of increasingly vigorous prosecutions.’

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Henderson Chambers, 9th July 2021

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