Coroner says health services ‘missed opportunities’ before journalist’s suicide – The Guardian

Posted October 27th, 2016 in coroners, doctors, inquests, mental health, news, psychiatrists, suicide by sally

‘Daily Mail advice columnist Sally Brampton killed herself after health professionals “missed opportunities” to help her, an inquest has heard.’

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The Guardian, 25th October 2016

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Coroner asks CPS to probe Freckleton baby death – BBC News

Posted October 6th, 2016 in birth, coroners, crime, Crown Prosecution Service, homicide, inquests, news by tracey

‘The inquest into a baby boy’s death at a vicarage in Lancashire has been halted and the coroner has referred the case to prosecutors.’

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BBC News, 5th October 2016

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Prison’s gross failures contributed to death of inmate, inquest finds – The Guardian

‘A catastrophic series of failures contributed to the death of a prisoner, who died after setting fire to his cell, an inquest jury ruled.’

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The Guardian, 26th July 2016

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Chief coroner calls for legal aid provision in state-involved inquests – The Guardian

‘Legal aid should be provided for families at inquests in which the government pays for lawyers to represent police officers or other state employees, the chief coroner has recommended.’

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The Guardian, 25th July 2016

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Hillsborough: the key lessons for our justice system – Law Society’s Gazette

‘What can lawyers learn from the tortuous 27-year struggle for justice?

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Law Society’s Gazette, 8th June 2016

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Birmingham pub bombings: Bombers will not be jailed – ex-IRA man – BBC News

Posted June 1st, 2016 in appeals, coroners, explosives, inquests, Ireland, news, terrorism by sally

‘The Birmingham coroner is to decide later whether to reopen inquests into the victims of the 1974 IRA pub bombings. But one former member of the terror group says the men behind the attacks will never be brought before a court.’

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BBC News, 1st June 2016

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Birmingham pub bombings: Coroner to rule on resuming inquests – BBC News

Posted June 1st, 2016 in coroners, explosives, inquests, Ireland, news, terrorism by sally

‘A coroner is due to rule on whether the inquests into the deaths of 21 people in the Birmingham pub bombings will resume.’

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BBC News, 1st June 2016

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Father of Eleanor de Freitas loses battle for fresh inquest – The Guardian

Posted May 25th, 2016 in coroners, Crown Prosecution Service, families, inquests, news, rape, suicide by sally

‘The father of a woman who killed herself days before she was due in court on suspicion of making a false rape claim has lost his legal battle for a new inquest into her death.’

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The Guardian, 24th May 2016

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Hillsborough inquest timeline: the long wait for justice – The Guardian

‘The families of the 96 people fatally injured at the 1989 FA Cup semi-final have been fighting for the truth for 27 years.’

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The Guardian, 26th April 2016

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Hillsborough verdict: victims’ families’ 27-year struggle for truth vindicated – The Guardian

‘A 27-year struggle for truth by the families of the 96 people killed at the Hillsborough football stadium has been vindicated after new inquests into the disaster determined that they had been unlawfully killed.’

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The Guardian, 27th April 2016

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Poppi Worthington’s father faces intimidation every day, coroner told – The Guardian

‘A father who was identified by a high court judge as having probably sexually assaulted his baby daughter shortly before she died may be allowed to give evidence from a secret location after facing daily intimidation, a pre-inquest hearing has heard.’

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The Guardian, 18th March 2016

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Police mindset at Hillsborough was ‘all about public disorder’, inquest hears – The Guardian

‘South Yorkshire police officers requested dog handlers to come to Hillsborough in 1989 when people were trying to escape the lethal crush because police believed it was a pitch invasion, the new inquests into the disaster have heard.’

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The Guardian, 12th February 2016

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Toddler dies of leukaemia after medics miss condition 35 times – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 1st, 2016 in cancer, children, codes of practice, coroners, doctors, hospitals, inquests, medical records, news by tracey

‘A toddler died of leukaemia after medics repeatedly failed to diagnose the condition despite numerous “red flags” and 35 separate visits to doctors and hospitals.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st February 2016

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Hillsborough inquests coroner to begin summing up evidence – The Guardian

Posted January 25th, 2016 in coroners, evidence, health & safety, inquests, news, police, sport by sally

‘The coroner presiding over the fresh inquests into the deaths of 96 Liverpool supporters at the 1989 FA Cup semi-final at Hillsborough is to begin summing up the evidence.’

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The Guardian, 25th January 2016

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Flower v HM Coroner for Devon, Plymouth, Torbay and South Devon – WLR Daily

Posted January 14th, 2016 in coroners, inquests, law reports, regulations by sally

Flower v HM Coroner for Devon, Plymouth, Torbay and South Devon [2015] EWHC 3666 (Admin); [2015] WLR (D) 558

‘An inquest or an investigation had not been “held” for the purposes of section 13(1)(b) of the Coroners Act 1988 until an inquest had been conducted and completed.’

WLR Daily, 16th December 2015

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Alice Gross inquest will probe authorities’ role – BBC News

Posted December 14th, 2015 in coroners, human rights, inquests, murder, news by sally

‘The inquest into the death of Alice Gross will examine whether failures by the government and police contributed to her death, a coroner has ruled.’

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BBC News, 11th December 2015

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Regina (LF) v HM Senior Coroner for Inner South London – WLR Daily

Posted November 10th, 2015 in coroners, detention, human rights, juries, law reports, mental health by sally

Regina (LF) v HM Senior Coroner for Inner South London [2015] EWHC 2990 (Admin); [2015] WLR (D) 442

‘A mentally incapacitated adult who died while in intensive care at a hospital was not, on the facts, in “state detention” at the time of her death for the purposes of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009, with the consequence that the coroner was entitled to hold an inquest without a jury.’

WLR Daily, 29th October 2015

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Intensive care, and the outer limits of Cheshire West – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Where a coroner has reason to suspect that a person has died in custody or “otherwise in state detention” and that the death was violent, unnatural or by way of unknown cause, the coroner must hold an inquest with a jury (section 7 Coroners and Justice Act 2009 (“CJA”)). The interesting issue in this case was whether and/or in what circumstances a person who has died whilst in intensive care will be regarded as having died “in state detention”, thus triggering a jury inquest.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 6th November 2015

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Review of coroner services launched – Ministry of Justice

Posted October 21st, 2015 in bereavement, codes of practice, consultations, coroners, inquests, news, time limits by sally

‘Major reforms which have put bereaved people at the heart of the coroner system will be reviewed to see what further improvement can be made, Justice Minister Caroline Dinenage has announced.’

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Ministry of Justice, 15th October 2015

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Teenager killed himself hours after Wonga cleared out his account – The Guardian

‘A disabled teenager killed himself on the same day that the payday loans company Wonga cleared out his bank account, it has been revealed.’
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The Guardian, 25th September 2015

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