What are your rights in tackling burglars? – BBC News

‘The arrest of a man over the death of an alleged burglar has reignited the debate about a person’s right to defend their home. So what are those rights?’

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BBC News, 5th April 2018

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Hayes crash: Drunk driver jailed for 13 years after killing three teenagers at London bus stop – The Independent

Posted March 29th, 2018 in alcohol abuse, dangerous driving, homicide, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A drunk driver has been jailed for 13 years after killing three boys as they walked to a 16th birthday party in London. Jaynesh Chudasama pleaded guilty in February to three counts of causing death by dangerous driving over the incident near a bus stop in Hayes.’

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The Independent, 28th March 2018

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Richard Frost: 117mph double death crash driver jailed – BBC News

Posted March 27th, 2018 in assault, dangerous driving, drug abuse, homicide, money laundering, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A motorist who hit speeds of 117mph before killing two pedestrians when he drove along the verge on the wrong side of the road has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 26th March 2018

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Pilot charged with manslaughter over Shoreham Airshow disaster which killed 11 people – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 23rd, 2018 in aircraft, homicide, negligence, news, prosecutions, public interest by tracey

‘The pilot of an aircraft which crashed and killed 11 people has been charged with 11 counts of manslaughter by gross negligence.’

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Daily Telegraph, 21st March 2018

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Peter Pickering: ‘Beast of Wombwell’ guilty of 1972 rape – BBC News

Posted March 21st, 2018 in diminished responsibility, homicide, news, rape by tracey

‘A convicted child killer dubbed the Beast of Wombwell has been found guilty of raping of a woman just weeks before he raped and killed a schoolgirl.’

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BBC News, 20th March 2018

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Jermaine Baker shooting: CPS confirms no charges after review – BBC News

Posted March 20th, 2018 in homicide, news, police, prosecutions, victims by sally

‘A decision not to bring charges against a police officer who fatally shot a man during a botched attempt to free a prisoner has been upheld.’

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BBC News, 19th March 2018

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CPS rules out review of Poppi Worthington’s death – The Guardian

‘Poppi Worthington’s mother has said she may never learn the “devastating truth” behind her daughter’s death after prosecutors ruled out a review of the case.’

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The Guardian, 15th March 2018

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Legal bar for convicting healthcare professionals of manslaughter is ‘too low’, medical organisation warns – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 13th, 2018 in burden of proof, doctors, health, homicide, negligence, news, nurses by sally

‘The legal bar for convicting healthcare professionals of manslaughter is currently “too low”, a medical defence organisation has said.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th March 2018

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Ellie Butler’s grandfather says he wants justice to prevail at inquest – The Guardian

Posted March 12th, 2018 in child abuse, grandparents, homicide, inquests, news, social services by sally

‘The grandfather of Ellie Butler, who was murdered by her father, says that he hopes the inquest into her death will allow him to finally lay his beloved granddaughter to rest.’

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The Guardian, 11th March 2018

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Bawa-Garba latest: Jeremy Hunt orders review into manslaughter by gross negligence rulings in the NHS – The Independent

Posted February 7th, 2018 in disciplinary procedures, doctors, homicide, negligence, news by tracey

‘Health and Social Care Secretary Jeremy Hunt has ordered a review into whether manslaughter laws in healthcare are fit for purpose after a junior doctor was struck off for mistakes leading to the death of a six-year-old boy.’

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The Independent, 6th February 2018

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High wire walking without a mat: doctors, patient safety and public confidence – UK Human Rights Blog

‘On 4th November 2015, Dr Bawa Garba was convicted of gross negligence manslaughter of a 6 year old boy. She was sentenced to two years of imprisonment suspended for two years. On 29 November 2016 the Court of Appeal Civil Division refused her leave to appeal against her conviction.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 27th January 2018

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Stepfather jailed over boy’s water park drowning – BBC News

Posted December 20th, 2017 in children, homicide, negligence, news, sentencing, social services, suspended sentences by tracey

‘The stepfather of a five-year-old boy who drowned at a water park has been jailed for seven-and-a-half years.’

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BBC News, 20th December 2017

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Megan Bannister: Friend calls for ‘duty to help’ law – BBC News

Posted December 11th, 2017 in drug abuse, duty of care, homicide, legislation, medical treatment, news by sally

‘The best friend of a teenager who died after taking drugs has called for a law to oblige people to seek help for someone they know is dangerously ill.’

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BBC News, 11th December 2017

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Hillsborough police officer granted funds to fight potential manslaughter charges – The Guardian

Posted December 5th, 2017 in homicide, legal aid, negligence, news, police, stay of proceedings by tracey

‘The former senior police officer who was the match commander at the Hillsborough disaster is to get funding to fight a possible prosecution on charges of gross negligence manslaughter.’

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The Guardian, 4th December 2017

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Megan Bannister: Men discovered with dead schoolgirl in car jailed and branded ‘callous and morally repugnant’ by judge – The Independent

Posted November 30th, 2017 in careless driving, drug abuse, drug offences, homicide, news, sentencing by tracey

‘Two men have been jailed for what a judge called the “callous and morally repugnant” roles they played in supplying a schoolgirl with MDMA shortly before her death.’

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The Independent, 30th November 2017

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Child knife deaths in England and Wales set for nine-year peak – The Guardian

Posted November 29th, 2017 in children, homicide, news, offensive weapons, statistics by sally

‘Knife crime has killed 35 children and teenagers in England and Wales so far this year, meaning that 2017 is likely to be the worst year for such deaths in nearly a decade.’

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The Guardian, 28th November 2017

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Duty to hold (or reopen a suspended Inquest) – by Judy Dawson – Park Square Barristers

Posted November 23rd, 2017 in criminal justice, homicide, inquests, news, trials by sally

‘Both the deceased and her daughter were under the care of the Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust due to mental illness issues. There had been a series of incidences in which the daughter was found to have been violent or threatening to specifically her Mother and also to police officers and other carers which culminated in her being admitted to hospital pursuant to section 2 of the Mental Health Act 1983. She subsequently escaped and was then returned to hospital. A decision was made to move her to an open ward from which she absconded again and went missing, subsequently being discovered to be back at her Mother’s house. Concerns were raised between the hospital and the police about the welfare of her Mother in such circumstances and there appeared to be a dispute about the responsibility of the two authorities to act. After further concerns were raised by other family members about the disappearance of the Mother, police attended at the home and discovered the Mother’s body; her daughter was arrested in connection with her death.’

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Park Square Barristers, 2nd November 2017

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Woman jailed for manslaughter after ‘gross neglect’ of her 91-year-old grandmother – The Independent

Posted November 15th, 2017 in elderly, families, grandparents, homicide, negligence, news by tracey

‘A woman has been jailed for three years for the manslaughter of her 91-year-old grandmother, who had been in need of “urgent medical attention”.’

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The Independent, 14th November 2017

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Football agent guilty of killing man while texting behind wheel on M6 – The Guardian

Posted November 8th, 2017 in dangerous driving, homicide, news, sport, telecommunications by tracey

‘A football agent has been convicted of killing a highways worker and paralysing another in a fatal crash as he texted players while speeding in bad weather.’

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The Guardian, 7th November 2017

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Hospital double death crash driver, 90, spared jail – BBC News

Posted November 8th, 2017 in dangerous driving, homicide, news, sentencing, suspended sentences by tracey

‘A 90-year-old driver who killed a couple by reversing into them has been given a two-year suspended sentence.’

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BBC News, 7th November 2017

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