Domestic violence killings in UK at five-year high – The Guardian

Posted September 13th, 2019 in bills, domestic violence, homicide, news, statistics, victims, women by tracey

‘The number of domestic violence killings has reached a five-year high, figures show.’

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The Guardian, 13th September 2019

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Man admits crushing boy, 3, to death with car seat – The Guardian

‘A man has admitted crushing a three-year-old boy to death with his car seat.’

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The Guardian, 2nd September 2019

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Disabled woman starved to death at home after carer visited own mother instead – The Independent

Posted August 29th, 2019 in care workers, community care, homicide, negligence, news, sentencing, social services by tracey

‘A care worker who left a severely disabled woman to starve to death in her home has been convicted of gross negligence manslaughter.’

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The Independent, 28th August 2019

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Domestic abuse: Killers ‘follow eight-stage pattern’, study says – BBC News

‘Men who kill their partners follow a “homicide timeline” that could be tracked by police to help prevent deaths, new research suggests. Criminology expert Dr Jane Monckton Smith found an eight-stage pattern in 372 killings in the UK. The University of Gloucestershire lecturer said controlling behaviour could be a key indicator of someone’s potential to kill their partner.’

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BBC News, 27th August 2019

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Yousef Makki: Sentence appeal by stabbed boy’s family refused – BBC News

Posted August 22nd, 2019 in appeals, homicide, murder, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

‘An application to review the sentences given to two boys convicted following the fatal stabbing of a teenager has been refused.’

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BBC News, 21st August 2019

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Four men jailed for life over machete murder in Blackburn – The Guardian

Posted August 21st, 2019 in attempted murder, homicide, murder, news, sentencing, wounding by sally

‘Four men have been jailed for life for murdering a man in a “vicious, terrifying and sustained” machete attack in the street.’

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The Guardian, 19th August 2019

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Family of teenager fatally stabbed by his friend launch legal challenge against “unduly lenient” sentence – Daily Telegraph

‘The family of a teenager fatally stabbed by his friend have launched a legal challenge against the “unduly lenient” sentence he received.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th August 2019

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Father’s Day Revenge? Female perpetrated domestic abuse, homicide and suicide – Transparency Project

‘On the 17th of June 2018, a father made an anxious call to Kent Police after his ex-partner failed to return their child after a period of unsupervised contact which had been agreed by the family court. Very sadly, the following morning, the Police found the bodies of the missing little boy and his mother. A Serious Case Review into “Child H” was conducted and published in the last week by Kent Safeguarding Children’s Board.’

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Transparency Project, 6th July 2019

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Yorkshire man who killed great-grandson jailed for three years – The Guardian

Posted July 3rd, 2019 in firearms, homicide, licensing, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man has been jailed for three years after he fatally shot his great-grandson.’

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The Guardian, 2nd July 2019

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Coventry man jailed for 18 years over gun ‘messing’ death – BBC News

Posted June 28th, 2019 in accidents, firearms, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who had been “messing about” with a gun when he accidentally killed his best friend has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 26th June 2019

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Hillsborough police chief will face retrial, judge rules – The Guardian

‘The former South Yorkshire police chief superintendent who was in command of the 1989 FA Cup semi-final at Hillsborough, where 96 people were killed, will face a retrial on a charge of gross negligence manslaughter, a judge has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 25th June 2019

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Speedboat crash: Jack Shepherd loses appeal against conviction – The Guardian

Posted June 20th, 2019 in accidents, appeals, homicide, negligence, news, sentencing, wounding by tracey

‘Jack Shepherd has lost a court of appeal challenge against his conviction for the manslaughter of 24-year-old Charlotte Brown.’

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The Guardian, 20th June 2019

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Girl gang members spared jail after bus stop attack on student – The Guardian

‘Four members of a girl gang who inflicted a “sustained and horrific” bus stop attack on a frightened Egyptian student who later died have been given non-custodial sentences.’

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The Guardian, 19th June 2019

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Speedboat killer Jack Shepherd to challenge manslaughter conviction in Court of Appeal – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 13th, 2019 in appeals, homicide, news by sally

‘A man convicted of killing his date in a speedboat incident is set to have a challenge against his conviction heard at the Court of Appeal.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th June 2019

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Police identify suspects for possible Grenfell manslaughter charges – The Guardian

Posted June 11th, 2019 in fire, health & safety, homicide, news, prosecutions by tracey

‘The police investigation into the Grenfell Tower fire has identified potential suspects for offences of corporate manslaughter and gross negligence manslaughter, Scotland Yard has said. But it said there were no guarantees that criminal charges would be brought over the disaster, whose second anniversary falls this Friday.’

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The Guardian, 10th June 2019

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Justice system smeared our mother, say Sally Challen’s sons – The Guardian

‘Sally Challen was subjected to a false narrative by a criminal justice system that painted her as “a controlling and jealous lover who planned to kill her husband”, her son has said.’

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The Guardian, 8th June 2019

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Jack Shepherd sentenced to four more years for wounding with intent – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A man has admitted hitting a member of bar staff over the head with a bottle of vodka after being refused alcohol and has been sentenced to four more years in custody..’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 6th June 2019

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Woman who drove van into house convicted over pensioner’s death – The Guardian

Posted May 21st, 2019 in dangerous driving, elderly, homicide, news by sally

‘A motorist who crashed a van into a house, killing a 90-year-old woman as she sat in her front room speaking on the phone, has been convicted of causing death by dangerous driving.’

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The Guardian, 20th May 2019

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Takeaway boss has two-year manslaughter sentence overturned after death of schoolgirl with nut allergy – Daily Telegraph

‘A takeaway boss found guilty of the manslaughter of a schoolgirl who suffered an allergic reaction to a meal containing peanut proteins has won an appeal against his conviction.’

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Daily Telegraph, 16th May 2019

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David Oluwale’s death in 1969 helped ‘reshape Leeds’ – BBC News

Posted April 18th, 2019 in grievous bodily harm, homicide, inquiries, news, perjury, police, racism by sally

‘A British Nigerian man who was “hounded to his death” by police in Leeds is being remembered in a series of events to mark 50 years since he died.’

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BBC News, 18th April 2019

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