Artist felt indeterminate jail term was like death sentence, inquest told – The Guardian

Posted February 26th, 2020 in imprisonment, inquests, mental health, news, sentencing by sally

‘An artist who died in a private prison told members of her family the indeterminate term she was serving was “like a death sentence”, a jury has heard.’

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The Guardian, 24th February 2020

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Anorexic woman’s death prompted independent review – BBC News

‘The care of a severely anorexic woman prompted 14 recommendations for change, an inquest has heard.’

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BBC News, 14th February 2020

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Review launched into East Kent NHS trust after baby deaths – The Guardian

‘The government has announced an independent review into maternity services at an NHS trust where a number of babies have died.’

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The Guardian, 13th February 2020

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Case Preview: R (Maughan) v Her Majesty’s Senior Coroner for Oxfordshire – UKSC Blog

‘This case concerns the standard of proof applicable in inquest proceedings in cases of alleged suicide. It raises important and fundamental questions concerning the conduct of inquests, and will be of particular significance to bereaved families where the deceased is alleged to have committed suicide while in the care or custody of the state. The Supreme Court may also consider the position in relation to findings of unlawful killing.’

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UKSC Blog, 7th February 2020

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Jury finds serious failures at HMP Coldingley contributed to self-inflicted death of David Dunnings on IPP sentence – Garden Court Chambers

Posted February 6th, 2020 in inquests, news, prisons, suicide by sally

‘The inquest into the death of David Dunnings, 35, has concluded with the jury finding he died from suicide whilst at HMP Coldingley on 8 July 2017. He was serving an Indeterminate Sentence for Public Protection (IPP) and was significantly over tariff when he was moved to HMP Coldingley in September 2016.’

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Garden Court Chambers, 27th January 2020

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Inquest finds use of Taser by Devon and Cornwall Police contributed to death of Marc Cole when experiencing paranoia – Garden Court Chambers

‘The inquest into the death of Marc Anthony Cole has concluded with the jury finding he died from excess use of cocaine resulting in paranoid and erratic behaviour, with the use of a Taser by Devon and Cornwall Police having a more than trivial impact on Marc going into cardiac arrest. The medical cause of death included the use of cocaine, an episode of altered behaviour including self-harm, excitement, exertion and restraint including the discharge of a TASER X26 device.’

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Garden Court Chambers, 30th January 2020

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Lucy Sessions death: Mum criticises police punishment – BBC News

‘A mother has criticised the punishments given to two officers found guilty of misconduct after her daughter’s death.’

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BBC News, 4th February 2020

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Guildford cell death: Police ‘thought woman was asleep’ – BBC News

Posted February 4th, 2020 in death in custody, drug abuse, inquests, news, prisons by sally

‘A woman who was found dead in a police cell appeared to have stopped breathing the night before her body was found, an inquest jury has heard.’

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BBC News, 3rd February 2020

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Police tasering of man with mental health issues ‘contributed to his death’ – The Guardian

‘Truro inquest hears Marc Cole was hit three times as family calls for review of stun guns.’

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The Guardian, 28th January 2020

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Errol Graham death: Nottingham man starved after benefits stopped – BBC News

‘Relatives of a man who starved to death after his benefits were stopped have said the system is “not fit for purpose”.’

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BBC, 29th January 2020

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East Kent hospitals: Care watchdog inspects trust after baby death apology – BBC News

‘England’s care watchdog has carried out a no-notice inspection of an NHS trust at the centre of concerns over the possible preventable deaths of babies.’

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BBC News, 24th January 2020

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East Kent hospitals: Baby deaths ‘could have been prevented’ – BBC News

Posted January 23rd, 2020 in birth, hospitals, inquests, news, pregnancy by tracey

‘At least seven preventable baby deaths may have occurred at one of the largest groups of hospitals in England since 2016, a BBC investigation has found.’

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BBC News, 23rd January 2020

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Guildford pub bomb police face High Court threat over files – BBC News

Posted January 22nd, 2020 in documents, explosives, inquests, news, Northern Ireland, police, terrorism by sally

‘Lawyers in the Guildford pub bombing inquest have threatened Surrey Police with High Court action over archives removed from a history centre.’

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BBC News, 22nd January 2020

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High number of prison deaths are preventable, says damning new report – The Guardian

Posted January 22nd, 2020 in inquests, mental health, Ministry of Justice, news, prisons, standards, statistics, suicide by sally

‘The persistently high death toll in prisons is a “national scandal”, with too many deaths avoidable, according to a new report published on Wednesday.’

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The Guardian, 22nd January 2020

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Home Office proposes offence of possessing terrorist propaganda – The Guardian

Posted January 15th, 2020 in coroners, freedom of expression, government departments, inquests, news, terrorism by sally

‘A new offence relating to possession of terrorist propaganda that glorifies or encourages extremism could be introduced to toughen up UK anti-terror laws.’

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The Guardian, 14th January 2020

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Probation officer supervising Conner Marshall killer was ‘overwhelmed’ – The Guardian

Posted January 8th, 2020 in inquests, murder, news, probation, recidivists, rehabilitation, standards by sally

‘A probation services officer broke down in tears during an inquest as she described being “overwhelmed” by her workload in the months before a serial offender she was supervising murdered a teenager in an unprovoked attack.’

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The Guardian, 7th January 2020

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Timetable set for new inquest into ‘air quality’ death of child – Local Government Lawyer

‘A new inquest into the death of 9 year-old Ella Kissi-Debrah will be held November or December this year, following the ordering of a new inquest by the high court last year.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 3rd January 2020

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Guildford pub bomb inquest family ‘never going to get justice’ – BBC News

‘A woman who lost her soldier sister in the Guildford pub bombings has said her family are “never going to get justice” even though the inquest has resumed.’

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BBC News, 18th December 2019

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Coroner criticises NHS after death of patient with broken neck who was shunted between hospitals three times – The Independent

Posted December 17th, 2019 in coroners, elderly, hospitals, inquests, news by tracey

‘The death of Jean Waghorn, who died after contracting pneumonia in hospital, sparked criticism from a coroner who said the NHS trust had ignored earlier warnings over moving patients between hospitals. Senior coroner Veronica Deeley had issued two official alerts to Brighton and Sussex Hospitals Trust last year after the deaths of frail elderly patients who were wrongly shuttled between hospitals.’

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The Independent, 16th December 2019

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Coroner warns theme parks to act on ride danger after girl’s death – The Guardian

‘A coroner has warned theme park operators about the risk of future deaths unless they address safety concerns over water rides, after an inquest into the drowning of an 11-year-old girl.’

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The Guardian, 10th December 2019

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