Hillsborough victims’ families criticise CPS over handling of case – The Guardian

‘Bereaved Hillsborough families have criticised the Crown Prosecution Service and called for a review of how it conducted the case against David Duckenfield, the former South Yorkshire police chief superintendent acquitted on Thursday of manslaughter.’

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The Guardian, 29th November 2019

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Hillsborough: The thirty-year search for justice – BBC News

Posted December 2nd, 2019 in health & safety, homicide, negligence, news, police, prosecutions, sport by sally

‘On a spring afternoon in 1989, a crush developed at the Hillsborough stadium in Sheffield resulting in the deaths of 96 Liverpool fans attending the club’s FA Cup semi-final against Nottingham Forest.’

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BBC News, 29th November 2019

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Hillsborough: David Duckenfield found not guilty of manslaughter – The Guardian

‘The former South Yorkshire police chief superintendent David Duckenfield has been found not guilty of gross negligence manslaughter more than 30 years after he commanded the police at the 1989 FA Cup semi-final at Hillsborough between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest, at which 96 people died.’

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The Guardian, 28th November 2019

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Lorry driver pleads guilty over role in Essex deaths – The Guardian

Posted November 25th, 2019 in conspiracy, guilty pleas, homicide, immigration, news, trafficking in human beings by sally

‘A lorry driver charged with the manslaughter of 39 Vietnamese migrants found dead in a refrigerated trailer has pleaded guilty to plotting to assist illegal immigration.’

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The Guardian, 25th November 2019

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Millionaire who claimed his girlfriend died accidentally after ‘rough sex’ loses appeal against prison sentence – The Independent

‘A millionaire property tycoon who left his injured and bleeding partner to die after claiming she had been injured during “rough sex” has lost an appeal to have his prison sentence cut.’

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The Independent, 14th November 2019

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Former minister’s son branded ‘manipulative’ as he is jailed for seven years for killing toddler with car seat – Daily Telegraph

‘A former minister’s son has been branded “manipulative and cunning” as he was jailed for seven years for killing a three-year-old with a car seat.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th November 2019

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Christopher Gadd manslaughter trial: Driver guilty – BBC News

Posted November 6th, 2019 in homicide, news, road traffic offences, sentencing by sally

‘A learner driver accused of killing a man following an argument in a car park has been found guilty of manslaughter.’

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BBC News, 5th November 2019

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Report calls for more support for relatives of Britons murdered abroad – The Guardian

‘Bereaved families who lose a loved one to homicide overseas deserve far more support from the Foreign Office (FCO) and other agencies, a report by the victims’ commissioner for England and Wales urges.’

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The Guardian, 23rd October 2019

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Drayton Manor to be prosecuted over Evha Jannath’s death – BBC News

Posted October 18th, 2019 in health & safety, homicide, news, prosecutions by tracey

‘The operator of a theme park where an 11-year-old girl died after falling from a water ride is to be prosecuted under health and safety laws. Evha Jannath, from Leicester, was on a school trip in 2017 when she fell from Splash Canyon at Drayton Manor. Staffordshire-based Drayton Manor Park Ltd will face a charge under Section 3 of the Health and Safety at Work Act.’

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BBC News, 17th October 2019

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Toxteth woman died after being left in filth – BBC News

Posted October 11th, 2019 in homicide, married persons, negligence, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A 67-year-old man who left his wife covered in filth, flies and maggots has been jailed for eight years.’

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BBC News, 10th October 2019

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Man jailed for manslaughter of victim 17 years after assault – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A 47-year-old-man has been jailed for the manslaughter of a man he assaulted in August 2000, who sadly died 17 years later.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 4th October 2019

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Hillsborough match commander David Duckenfield retrial – The Guardian

‘The former South Yorkshire police chief superintendent who was in command of the 1989 FA Cup semi-final at Sheffield Wednesday’s Hillsborough football ground when 96 people were killed in a crush, will on Monday begin his retrial on the criminal charge of manslaughter.’

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The Guardian, 2nd October 2019

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Yousef Makki: Joshua Molnar named after judge lifts ban – BBC News

‘A teenager who stabbed his friend in the heart can be named after an order protecting his anonymity was lifted.’

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BBC News, 6th October 2019

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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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