New inquest ordered for 1975 ‘Little Girl Blue’ murder – BBC News

Posted December 13th, 2018 in children, inquests, murder, news by tracey

‘A new inquest into the unsolved murder of a girl found dead in a wood 43 years ago has been ordered by the high court.’

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BBC News, 12th December 2018

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When Coroners are unsure – Park Square Barristers

‘The Court held that a Coroner was entitled to remain unsure about the particulars of the death of an individual who was shot by a member of the Royal Ulster Constabulary.’

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Park Square Barristers, 16th November 2018

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Inquest concludes into self-inflicted death of Ellie Brabant in mental health unit run by Southern Health – Garden Court Chambers

Posted December 12th, 2018 in death in custody, inquests, mental health, news, suicide by sally

‘The inquest into the self-inflicted death of Ellie Brabant has concluded, with the coroner finding that the lack of a clear care plan, and the decision to discharge Ellie from Section 3 of the Mental Health Act more than minimally contributed to her death. Her family were represented by Sarah Hemingway of the Garden Court Chambers Civil Liberties Team.’

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Garden Court Chambers, 13th November 2018

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Poppi Worthington’s father fails in bid to clear his name – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 12th, 2018 in child abuse, coroners, inquests, judicial review, news by sally

‘The father of Poppi Worthington has failed in his latest bid to clear his name after the High Court ruled the coroner who said he “probably sexually assaulted” his daughter “cannot be faulted”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th December 2018

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Poppi Worthington: Abuse accused father says coroner ‘overstepped mark’ – BBC News

Posted December 4th, 2018 in child abuse, coroners, inquests, judicial review, news, sexual offences by tracey

‘A coroner who concluded a father had sexually assaulted his daughter shortly before her death “overstepped the mark”, the man’s lawyer has claimed.’

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BBC News, 3rd December 2018

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Woman who died in prison was left alone in cell after being found with ligatures around her neck, inquest finds – The Independent

‘“Deeply inadequate” prison procedures contributed to the death of a young woman who was left alone in her cell after being found with ligatures around her neck, an inquest has found.’

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The Independent, 20th November 2018

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Tougher rules demanded for robotic surgery after ‘catalogue of errors’ leads to music teacher’s death – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 9th, 2018 in doctors, health & safety, inquests, news by tracey

‘A coroner has demanded tougher rules governing the use of robotic surgery after a heart patient died because an under-trained surgeon botched his operation while using a state-of-the-art system.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th November 2018

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Officer who Tasered Jordan Begley guilty of ‘potential misconduct’ – The Guardian

Posted October 29th, 2018 in disciplinary procedures, inquests, news, police, weapons by sally

‘A police officer who Tasered a man shortly before his death should not have held the trigger for such a long time, the police watchdog has found.’

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The Guardian, 26th October 2018

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Inquest finds failings in treatment of man who died after care home fall – The Guardian

Posted October 22nd, 2018 in care homes, inquests, learning difficulties, news by sally

‘There were failings in the care and treatment given to a man with severe learning difficulties who broke his neck in a fall at a residential home, an inquest jury has concluded.’

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The Guardian, 19th October 2018

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Son sues over mum’s airing cupboard death in Pennal resort – BBC News

Posted October 17th, 2018 in bereavement, compensation, families, inquests, negligence, news by sally

‘The son of a woman who died while trapped in a holiday home airing cupboard is suing the resort company.’

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BBC News, 17th October 2018

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Bereaved family say they need £50,000 to pay for legal representation at inquest – The Guardian

Posted October 11th, 2018 in bereavement, costs, fees, inquests, legal representation, news by sally

‘The parents of a vulnerable student who took her own life at a university where there has been a series of deaths have spoken of the difficulty of ensuring there is a fair and transparent investigation because they are struggling to match the legal firepower of other parties involved.’

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The Guardian, 11th October 2018

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Westminster attack: PC Keith Palmer could have been saved if Met put armed police on Parliament gates, coroner finds – The Independent

Posted October 4th, 2018 in firearms, inquests, London, news, parliament, police by tracey

‘”Shortcomings in security” outside the Houses of Parliament contributed to the death of a police officer during the Westminster attack, a coroner has concluded.’

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The Independent, 3rd October 2018

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Pret allergy death: Government to review food labelling law – BBC News

‘The prime minister has called for a review of food labelling laws after a teenager died from an allergic reaction to a Pret a Manger sandwich.’

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BBC News, 2nd October 2018

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Pret allergy labelling ‘inadequate’, baguette death inquest finds – BBC News

Posted September 28th, 2018 in food, health & safety, inquests, labelling, news by tracey

‘Pret a Manger’s allergy labelling was inadequate, the coroner in the case of a girl who died after eating a baguette from the food chain has said.’

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BBC News, 28th September 2018

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Birmingham pub bombing inquests: Suspects will not be named – BBC News

Posted September 27th, 2018 in anonymity, appeals, explosives, inquests, news by tracey

‘Suspects in the 1974 Birmingham pub bombings will not be named at fresh inquests, the appeal court has ruled. Coroner Sir Peter Thornton challenged an earlier High Court decision to allow evidence about alleged suspects to be included in the inquest hearings. Judges at the Court of Appeal have now ruled in the coroner’s favour.’

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BBC News, 26th September 2018

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NHS trust’s letter of apology after a patient died from drinking cleaning fluid criticised by senior coroner – The Independent

Posted September 21st, 2018 in elderly, hazardous substances, health & safety, hospitals, inquests, news by tracey

‘The chief nurse at the NHS trust responsible for the hospital where a pensioner died after drinking Flash floor cleaner has apologised after a coroner’s strident criticism of its “serious failings”.’

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The Independent, 21st September 2018

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Friend of student who died after taking MDMA could go to jail for supplying drugs – The Guardian

Posted September 19th, 2018 in drug offences, inquests, news by sally

‘The friend of a student who died after taking ecstasy as she celebrated finishing university has been told she could receive a custodial sentence for supplying controlled drugs.’

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The Guardian, 18th September 2018

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Westminster terror attack: Victims’ inquest to begin – BBC News

Posted September 10th, 2018 in inquests, news, terrorism by tracey

‘An inquest into the deaths of the five people killed in the Westminster terror attack is due to start later.’

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BBC News, 10th September 2018

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Change to evidential standard could lead to more suicide verdicts – OUT-LAW.com

Posted September 7th, 2018 in burden of proof, inquests, news, standard of proof, suicide by tracey

‘A recent decision on the evidential standard of proof required for a coroner or jury to return a conclusion of suicide could lead to an increased number of “suicide” conclusions being upheld, and a change in the rules surrounding the burden of proof applied at inquests in the future.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 7th September 2018

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‘Gross failure’ in Kayden Urmston-Bancroft death – BBC News

Posted September 7th, 2018 in children, delay, hospitals, inquests, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘There was “gross failure” in the care of a toddler who died while awaiting emergency surgery, a coroner has said. Serious and basic failings led to an “unacceptable delay” in Kayden Urmston-Bancroft’s operation on a diaphragmatic hernia, an inquest heard.’

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BBC News, 6th September 2018

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