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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Man jailed for life for lecturer’s murder in south London – The Guardian

‘A man has been sentenced to life in prison for the killing of a university lecturer in Merton, south London.’

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The Guardian, 27th October 2017

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Life sentences for killer drivers – Ministry of Justice

Posted October 17th, 2017 in alcohol abuse, dangerous driving, drug abuse, homicide, press releases, sentencing by tracey

‘Ministers confirm plans to introduce tougher sentences for those who drive irresponsibly and devastate lives.’

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Ministry of Justice, 15th October 2017

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice

Man jailed for fatally stabbing father on busy high street in London – The Guardian

Posted October 16th, 2017 in homicide, imprisonment, London, news, sentencing by sally

‘An insurance worker who stabbed a father to death on a busy high street while his seven-year-old daughter was buying sweets has been jailed for 18 years.’

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The Guardian, 13th October 2017

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Criminal or casualty? – Counsel

Posted October 12th, 2017 in armed forces, diminished responsibility, homicide, mental health, murder, news, war by sally

‘Marine A is a salutary lesson on the pressures of modern warfare and those acting for service personnel, say Shaun Esprit and Jo Morris.’

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Counsel, October 2017

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Battle crash driver Naomi Oxley jailed for killing mum-of-three – BBC News

Posted October 6th, 2017 in alcohol abuse, dangerous driving, guilty pleas, homicide, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A drunk driver who killed a mother-of-three has been jailed for four years. Debbie Masters, 37, was pushing her seven-month-old son in a pram in Battle, East Sussex, on 19 March when she was hit by Naomi Oxley’s car.’

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BBC News, 5th October 2017

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Family court changes to protect children ‘lifesaving’ – BBC News

Posted October 2nd, 2017 in children, contact orders, custody, domestic violence, family courts, homicide, news by sally

‘New family court guidance to protect children from violent parents during custody disputes is “lifesaving,” domestic violence campaigners say.’

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BBC News, 29th September 2017

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Rugby player jailed for killing girlfriend in drink-drive crash – despite her family’s plea for leniency – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 25th, 2017 in alcohol abuse, careless driving, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

‘A rugby player who killed his girlfriend in a drink-drive car accident after being distracted by a “kiss” has been jailed for two years – despite her family’s plea for leniency.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd September 2017

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Killer Aidan McAteer’s sentence increased over social media use – BBC News

Posted September 22nd, 2017 in appeals, dangerous driving, homicide, internet, news, sentencing, telecommunications by sally

‘A hit-and-run killer has had his jail term increased after he put posts on social media from inside prison.’

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BBC News, 21st September 2017

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Dangerous cycling law review after death crash – BBC News

‘The government is launching a review into whether a new law is needed to tackle dangerous cycling.’

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BBC News, 21st September 2017

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