Avon and Somerset Police neglected cell death man – BBC News

Posted May 19th, 2011 in alcohol abuse, death in custody, duty of care, news, police by tracey

“Failures by custody staff at Bath police station contributed directly to the death of a man found drunk in the street, an inquest has found.”

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BBC News, 18th May 2011

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Teenage deaths in prison cause mounting concern – The Guardian

Posted May 5th, 2011 in death in custody, news, prisons, suicide, young offenders by sally

“Campaigners have voiced mounting concern over the recent deaths of five teenagers in five jails across England in just five weeks. In the latest case, Ryan Clark, aged 17, was found hanging in his cell at Wetherby young offenders’ institution, near Leeds, while on remand on 18 April. He was the first person under the age of 18 to die in prison custody for more than three and a half years.”

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The Guardian, 4th May 2011

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IPCC investigates after east London man dies in police custody – The Guardian

Posted April 20th, 2011 in complaints, death in custody, news, police by sally

“The independent police watchdog is investigating after a father-to-be died in police custody following an apparent altercation at a pub in east London.”

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The Guardian, 19th April 2011

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Unlawful restraint ‘contributed to death of boy in custody’ – The Guardian

Posted January 28th, 2011 in death in custody, news, restraint, secure training centres by sally

“Inquest jury finds serious system failure at secure training centre where Adam Rickwood, 14, killed himself.”

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The Guardian, 27th January 2011

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Second inquest into death of youngest person to die in custody begins – The Guardian

Posted January 10th, 2011 in death in custody, inquests, news, young offenders by sally

“A second inquest into the death of the youngest person to die in custody begins today after a high court battle. Adam Rickwood was just 14 when he died in August 2004. He was found hanging in his cell in Hassockfield Secure Training Centre (STC), County Durham, hours after he was restrained by staff.”

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The Guardian, 10th January 2011

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Al Hassan-Daniel and another v Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs – WLR Daily

Posted December 17th, 2010 in death in custody, drug trafficking, ex turpi causa, human rights, law reports, news by sally

Al Hassan-Daniel and another v Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs [2010] EWCA Civ 1443; [2010] WLR (D) 331

“There were perceptible and sound policy reasons why the defence of ex turpi causa non oritur actio did not form part of the Strasbourg jurisprudence, save when the matter came to just satisfaction. To introduce it into a claim under the Human Rights Act 1998 would be to create a barrier which citizens of other member states did not face.”

WLR Daily, 16th December 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Deaths in police custody since 1998: 333; officers convicted: none – The Guardian

Posted December 3rd, 2010 in complaints, death in custody, news, police, prosecutions by sally

“A total of 333 people have died in or following police custody over the past 11 years, but no officer has ever been successfully prosecuted, according to a watchdog’s report.”

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The Guardian,

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MoD silence raises fears of custody deaths in Afghanistan – The Guardian

Posted September 14th, 2010 in Afghanistan, armed forces, death in custody, news by sally

“The Ministry of Defence is refusing to disclose whether any individuals have died in British military custody in Afghanistan, raising concerns that a number of people may have been killed during interrogation.”

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The Guardian, 13th September 2010

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Inquiry into death of County Durham man in custody – BBC News

Posted September 13th, 2010 in death in custody, inquiries, news, police by sally

“An inquiry into the death of a County Durham man in police custody will focus on the actions of arresting officers, a watchdog has said.”

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BBC News, 13th September 2010

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Can you really predict a prisoner’s death? – BBC News

Posted August 6th, 2010 in death in custody, early release, news, prisons by sally

“Last August, two of the UK’s most notorious prisoners were released from prison.”

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BBC News, 6th August 2010

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Iraq deaths in British custody could see military face legal challenges – The Guardian

Posted July 1st, 2010 in armed forces, death in custody, Iraq, news by sally

“The Ministry of Defence is facing a further series of court battles that may shed more damaging light on the conduct of British troops in Iraq, after it emerged that many more civilians died in army custody than previously thought.”

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The Guardian, 1st July 2010

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Paedophile killer’s jail term cut by 10 years – BBC News

Posted April 23rd, 2010 in death in custody, murder, news, prisons, sentencing by sally

“A murderer who killed one of the country’s most notorious paedophiles while in a Cambridge prison has had his minimum jail term cut by 10 years.”

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BBC News, 23rd April 2010

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Deaths in prison custody 2009 – Ministry of Justice

Posted January 4th, 2010 in death in custody, news, prisons, statistics by sally

“The Ministry of Justice has announced today that there were 60 apparently self-inflicted deaths among prisoners in England and Wales in 2009.”

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Ministry of Justice, 1st January 2010

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Police failings over man’s death – BBC News

Posted October 2nd, 2009 in complaints, death in custody, news, police by sally

“A watchdog’s report into the death of a man shortly after he was freed from custody says police should have sought medical advice while he was a prisoner.”

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BBC News, 1st October 2009

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Family claim cover-up over death in police custody – The Guardian

Posted August 24th, 2009 in closed circuit television, death in custody, news, police by sally

“The head of a Metropolitan police station where a man died has been recorded on tape promising that CCTV cameras were working and tape from them had been seized – weeks before investigators told the man’s family that the footage was missing.”

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The Guardian, 21st August 2009

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Independent Advisory Panel on Deaths in Custody starts work programme – Ministry of Justice

Posted August 17th, 2009 in death in custody, news by sally

“The Independent Advisory Panel, a key part of the newly formed Ministerial Council on Deaths in Custody, has commenced its initial work programme.”

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Ministry of Justice, 17th August 2009

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Inquiry over police custody death – BBC News

Posted July 24th, 2009 in death in custody, news by sally

“An investigation is under way by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) after a Gwynedd man died following police custody.”

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BBC News, 23rd July 2009

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Management of Broadmoor high security hospital criticised after deaths – The Times

Posted July 20th, 2009 in death in custody, news, secure hospitals by sally

“Deaths at Broadmoor high security hospital and other institutions will be linked to management failures in a highly critical report this week.”

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The Times, 20th July 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Fresh inquest into custody death – BBC News

Posted January 22nd, 2009 in death in custody, inquests, news by sally

“A fresh inquest into the death of a Lancashire teenager found hanged at a secure unit in County Durham has been ordered by the High Court.”

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BBC News, 22nd January 2009

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Family hit out at IPCC over death in custody – The Independent

Posted January 5th, 2009 in complaints, death in custody, news, police by sally

“The police complaints commission is accused of failing to conduct an open investigation. Nina Lakhani reports.”

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The Independent, 4th January 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk