Family of Pte Sean Benton hope to learn truth of his death at Deepcut Barracks – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 22nd, 2018 in armed forces, bullying, inquests, news by sally

‘Pte Sean Benton’s mother suspected he was being bullied the last time she saw him, no matter how much he refused to confide in her.’

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Daily Telegraph, 21st January 2018

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Michael Barrymore: Pool death inquest bid blocked – BBC News

Posted January 19th, 2018 in attorney general, inquests, news by tracey

‘A bid for a fresh inquest into the death of a man at entertainer Michael Barrymore’s house in 2001 has been blocked by the attorney general.’

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BBC News, 18th January 2018

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Coroner’s concern over ‘fixie’ bikes after Italian aristocrat killed falling under truck on cycle without brakes – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 18th, 2018 in accidents, bicycles, health & safety, inquests, news by tracey

‘A coroner has raised concerns about fixed-gear bikes with no front brakes, as she heard how an Italian aristocrat died after falling under the wheels of a truck.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th January 2018

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Poppi Worthington: prosecutors consider coroner’s ruling – The Guardian

Posted January 17th, 2018 in child abuse, domestic violence, inquests, news, prosecutions, sexual offences by sally

‘Prosecutors are considering a coroner’s findings that Poppi Worthington was sexually assaulted in her father’s bed before her death.’

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The Guardian, 17th January 2018

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Poppi Worthington was sexually abused by father, coroner rules – The Guardian

Posted January 16th, 2018 in child abuse, evidence, forensic science, inquests, news, prosecutions, sexual offences by sally

‘A “fit and active, robust little girl” suffocated after being sexually abused by her father, a coroner has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 15th January 2018

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Woman jailed for setting bed on fire ‘killed herself in prison’ – The Guardian

Posted January 16th, 2018 in arson, bail, inquests, mental health, news, suicide by sally

‘A 21-year-old woman was found dead in prison while serving a sentence for arson after setting herself on fire, an inquest jury has heard.’

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The Guardian, 15th January 2018

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Poppi Worthington inquest: Coroner to deliver finding – BBC News

Posted January 15th, 2018 in child abuse, children, inquests, news, sexual offences by sally

‘A coroner is due to deliver his conclusion into the 2012 death of toddler Poppi Worthington.’

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BBC News, 15th January 2018

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Rape victim who overdosed on diet pills did not receive appropriate care because A&E was overcrowded, inquest hears – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 9th, 2018 in health, inquests, mental health, news, rape, suicide, victims by sally

‘A rape victim who sent a final text about overdosing on diet pills did not receive appropriate care because A&E was overcrowded, an inquest heard.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th January 2018

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Family win five-figure sum after Grandmother choked to death on egg sandwich -Daily Telegraph

Posted January 5th, 2018 in compensation, elderly, hospitals, inquests, news by tracey

‘The family of a grandmother who died in hospital after choking on an egg sandwich have received a five-figure payout. Lilian Hugill, who had previously survived cancer, was admitted to York Hospital with a bladder infection, but later died after staff wrongly gave her the sandwich rather than soft food.’

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Daily Telegraph, 5th January 2018

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Inadequate inquest following a police chase quashed after almost 20 years – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted December 13th, 2017 in accidents, inquests, news, police, road traffic by sally

‘On 5th December 2017, the Divisional Court gave judgment in Power v HM Senior Coroner for Inner London [2017] EWHC 3117 (Admin), directing that an inquest held in 1998 into a road traffic accident following a police chase had been insufficient and a fresh inquest needed to be held.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 12th December 2017

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Still-births; time to pass responsibility to Coroners? – Park Square Barristers

Posted December 8th, 2017 in anonymity, birth, coroners, inquests, judicial review, news by sally

‘On 17th May this year I discussed the Court of Appeal decision in the tragic case of R (on the application of T) v HM SENIOR CORONER FOR THE COUNTY OF WEST YORKSHIRE (2017) EWCA Civ 318 in which the Court of Appeal were asked to deal with an application for judicial review of two decisions of the West Yorkshire Coroner; first to hold an Inquest into the death of a baby who may or may not have been born alive and second not to grant an anonymity order to the baby’s mother. ‘

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Park Square Barristers, 5th December 2017

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Interview: Sara Ryan talks about justice for Laughing Boy – Legal Voice

Posted December 4th, 2017 in autism, disabled persons, health, human rights, inquests, learning difficulties, news by sally

‘Connor Sparrowhawk. His name has got a superhero-like ring to it. ‘Connor Sparrowhawk, the boy who…’ But the boy who what? The boy who ‘loved his family’, suggests mum, Sara Ryan. ‘The boy who loved our dog, Chunky Stan, reading Horrible Histories, watching YouTube films of lorries loading on and off cross-channel ferries, the Mighty Boosh, septic tanks, Eddie Stobart lorries and London busses.’’

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Legal Voice, 1st December 2017

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Poppi Worthington inquest: father refuses to answer 69 questions over 13 month-old’s death – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 30th, 2017 in evidence, families, inquests, media, news, police, witnesses by tracey

‘The father of Poppi Worthington refused to answer 69 questions relating to her death in case it incriminated him as it emerged he is now under witness protection.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th November 2017

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Deepcut: Family of Pte Geoff Gray win case for fresh inquest – BBC News

Posted November 28th, 2017 in armed forces, inquests, news by sally

‘The family of a young soldier who died at the Deepcut army barracks 16 years ago have won a High Court action for a fresh inquest.’

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BBC News, 28th November 2017

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Coroners could get powers to probe stillbirths, in bid to tackle Britain’s poor maternity safety record – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 28th, 2017 in birth, coroners, health, inquests, news by sally

‘Coroners should be granted powers to investigate stillbirths, in bid to prevent the number of “heartbreaking” blunders in childbirth, Jeremy Hunt will say today.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th 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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Poppi Worthington’s father to give evidence at inquest into her death – The Guardian

Posted November 23rd, 2017 in child abuse, evidence, inquests, news by sally

‘A father alleged to have sexually assaulted his 13-month-old daughter shortly before she collapsed and died is to give evidence in person at her inquest in Kendal next week.’

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The Guardian, 22nd November 2017

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Manchester attack: Pre-inquest hearings delayed to 2018 – BBC News

Posted November 23rd, 2017 in delay, inquests, news, terrorism by sally

‘A pre-inquest review hearing into the deaths of the Manchester Arena attack victims has been delayed until 2018.’

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BBC News, 22nd November 2017

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Families of 1974 bombings victims turn to crowdfunding after legal aid denied – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted November 16th, 2017 in costs, families, inquests, legal aid, legal representation, news by tracey

‘A campaign group is seeking funds to pay for a judicial review challenging the terms of reference of an inquest into the deaths of the Birmingham Pub Bombings victims after a request for legal aid was denied. Justice4the21 is asking legal professionals to donate what they can to fund a challenge to a coroner’s decision earlier this year to exclude the issue of who was responsible for the 1974 bombings.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 15th November 2017

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Mother killed herself after ‘serious failure’ by mental health unit – The guardian

Posted November 15th, 2017 in birth, hospitals, inquests, mental health, news, suicide by tracey

‘A mother who killed herself while suffering from postnatal depression died as a result of a “very serious failure” that allowed her to leave a mental health unit unchaperoned, a coroner has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 14th November 2017

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