On the spot: accidents at work – New Law Journal

‘A new guideline recently published by the Sentencing Council is likely to result in increased penalties for individuals responsible for fatal workplace accidents. Chris Newton reports.’

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New Law Journal, 7th December 2018

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Hillsborough police chief to face 95 manslaughter charges after judge rejects bid to halt prosecution – The Independent

‘The former chief superintendent of South Yorkshire Police is to stand trial for the manslaughter of 95 fans at Hillsborough after an attempt to halt the case failed.’

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The Independent, 6th December 2018

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Farmer guilty over death of worker trapped by her hair – BBC News

Posted November 6th, 2018 in accidents, health & safety, homicide, negligence, news by sally

‘A farmer has been found guilty of causing the death of a 20-year-old woman whose hair became entangled in a milling machine.’

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BBC News, 5th November 2018

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Cot designer jailed after seven-month-old boy dies in bespoke bed – The Guardian

Posted October 29th, 2018 in children, fraud, guilty pleas, health & safety, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

‘A cot designer has been jailed for more than three years after a baby boy died in a bed he made.’

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The Guardian, 26th October 2018

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Megan Lee: Pair guilty of girl’s takeaway allergy death – BBC News

Posted October 29th, 2018 in allergies, food, homicide, negligence, news by sally

‘Two men have been found guilty of the manslaughter of a 15-year-old girl who suffered an allergic reaction to a takeaway meal.’

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BBC News, 26th October 2018

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Cot bed designer admits York baby choke death failure – BBC News

Posted October 25th, 2018 in children, fraud, guilty pleas, health & safety, homicide, news by tracey

‘A designer has admitted a health and safety failing after a seven-month-old baby “choked to death” in a cot bed.’

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BBC News, 24th October 2018

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Homicide rate in England and Wales highest since 2008 – The Guardian

Posted October 19th, 2018 in homicide, murder, news, police, robbery, sentencing, sexual offences, statistics, theft by sally

‘The murder and manslaughter rate in England and Wales has risen to the highest in a decade, official figures show.’

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The Guardian, 18th October 2018

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Number of supervised offenders charged with violent crimes rises 21% – The Guardian

‘The number of offenders charged with serious crimes including murder, manslaughter and rape while they were being monitored in the community has jumped by more than a fifth in a year in England and Wales, the Guardian can reveal.’

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The Guardian, 14th October 2018

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Children: Public Law Update (August 2018) – Family Law Week

‘John Tughan QC of 4 Paper Buildings reviews recent, important Children Public Law cases.’

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Family Law Week, 15th August 2018

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Fugitive speedboat owner who killed woman on first date launches appeal against conviction while still on run – The Independent

Posted August 31st, 2018 in appeals, fugitive offenders, homicide, news by tracey

‘A man convicted of killing a woman on their first date in a speedboat crash on the River Thames has launched an appeal – despite being on the run from police.’

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The Independent, 30th August 2018

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Guideline for manslaughter offences issued by Sentencing Council – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 24th, 2018 in homicide, news, sentencing by sally

‘Those responsible for the most serious workplace fatalities can expect custodial sentences of up to 18 years, according to new guidelines issued by the Sentencing Council.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 23rd August 2018

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Manslaughter prosecutions of those involved in supplying drugs and legal highs: an analysis – Six Pump Court

Posted August 17th, 2018 in drug abuse, food, homicide, news, prosecutions by sally

‘The case of REBELO concerned a business run by the Defendant (D) which sold the highly toxic chemical DNP as a food supplement which promoted weight loss. On 4th April 2015, a 21 year old woman, called Eloise Aimee Parry (EP) purchased 250mg DNP tablets from him through the internet. She subsequently died on 12th April 2015 as a result of having taken them. She died of DNP toxicity. That was the verdict of HM Coroner and the finding of the jury. D was prosecuted by the Harrow Council within whose area D’s centre of distribution was located. RICHARD BARRACLOUGH QC and GORDON MENZIES were instructed to prosecute as homicide, regulatory and food law specialists.’

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Six Pump Court, 15th August 2018

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Man found guilty of killing great-niece, 11, in ‘frenzied attack’ – The Guardian

Posted August 17th, 2018 in diminished responsibility, homicide, mental health, news by sally

‘A man who battered his 11-year-old great-niece to death with a table leg has been found guilty of manslaughter.’

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The Guardian, 16th August 2018

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Laura Huteson death: Hull man killed woman in ‘bizarre’ sex game – BBC News

Posted August 13th, 2018 in homicide, news, offensive weapons, sentencing by sally

‘A man has been jailed for six years for killing a woman he stabbed in the throat during a “bizarre and violent” sex game.’

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BBC News, 10th August 2018

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Manslaughter: Definitive guideline – Sentencing Council

Posted August 2nd, 2018 in diminished responsibility, homicide, negligence, press releases, sentencing by tracey

‘The new guideline will come into effect on 1 November 2018.’

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Sentencing Council, 31st July 2018

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Father convicted over death of six-month-old Kayden Walker – The Guardian

Posted August 2nd, 2018 in child abuse, child cruelty, drug abuse, homicide, news by tracey

‘A man whose six-month-old son died from “catastrophic” injuries, including bleeding to his brain, has been convicted of manslaughter.’

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The Guardian, 1st August 2018

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UK teenager jailed for 17 years over fatal acid attack – The Guardian

Posted August 1st, 2018 in hazardous substances, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

‘A teenager has been jailed for 17 years after what is believed to be the first conviction for an acid attack killing in the UK.’

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The Guardian, 1st August 2018

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Grenfell Tower: Sentences for gross negligence manslaughter could increase after investigation into deadly fire – The Independent

‘Sentences for gross negligence manslaughter, which is being considered by investigators looking into the Grenfell Tower fire, could be increased under new advice given to judges.’

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The Independent, 31st July 2018

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Charlotte Brown: Man guilty of first date speedboat death – BBC News

Posted July 27th, 2018 in homicide, negligence, news by sally

‘A man has been found guilty of killing a woman in a speedboat crash on the River Thames during their first date.’

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BBC News, 26th July 2018

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Inquest criticises police over London killing of Dutch academic – The Guardian

Posted July 18th, 2018 in diminished responsibility, homicide, inquests, mental health, news, police by tracey

‘An inquest jury has criticised police failings over the killing of the academic Dr Jeroen Ensink, who was stabbed by a stranger suffering from psychosis as he posted cards announcing the birth of his daughter.’

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The Guardian, 17th July 2018

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