Baby of murder-acquitted mum was unlawfully killed, coroner finds – BBC News

Posted December 8th, 2022 in children, inquests, murder, news, unlawful killing by sally

‘A new-born baby whose mother was cleared of murdering him was killed unlawfully, a coroner has found.’

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BBC News, 7th December 2022

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Parents of man left to die in prison say care failures will haunt them for ever – The Guardian

Posted December 7th, 2022 in bereavement, death in custody, families, inquests, negligence, news, nurses, prisons by sally

‘The parents of a 25-year-old man left to die in a cell by a negligent prison nurse given responsibility for 800 inmates have told how the conditions in which their son died will haunt them for ever.’

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The Guardian, 6th December 2022

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UK families call for easier access to deceased children’s social media history – The Guardian

Posted December 7th, 2022 in bereavement, bills, coroners, families, inquests, internet, mental health, news, suicide by sally

‘Bereaved families are calling for easier access to the social media histories of deceased children, supporting amendments to the online safety bill.’

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The Guardian, 5th December 2022

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Coroner warns of risks after Wymondham care home failures – BBC News

‘A coroner has warned of a risk of future deaths after a woman died weeks after a care home put the wrong person’s details into her care plan.’

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BBC News, 2nd December 2022

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The beginning of a pushback against Article 2 inquests? – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted November 25th, 2022 in appeals, drug abuse, human rights, inquests, mental health, news, suicide by tracey

‘In R (Morahan) v HM Assistant Coroner for West London [2022] EWCA Civ 1410, the Court of Appeal robustly rejected a challenge to the earlier decision of the Divisional Court that Article 2 did not apply to drug related death of a voluntarily admitted psychiatric patient.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 24th November 2022

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Awaab Ishak’s death shed light on a social housing scandal. Now we have a brief chance to fix it – The Guardian

‘A two-year-old died after exposure to mould in his house in Rochdale. We must ensure no other family suffers like this.’

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The Guardian, 23rd November 2022

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Awaab Ishak: The Right To An Adequate Standard Of Living Should Prevent Such Deaths – Each Other

‘Awaab Ishak, a two-year-old boy from Rochdale, Greater Manchester, died in 2020 from a severe respiratory condition caused by prolonged exposure to mould in his home, an inquest has heard. The right to an adequate standard of living – which includes decent housing conditions – ought to protect people in the UK from living in a home which causes them harm.’

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Each Other, 21st November 2022

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An Avoidable Death – Nearly Legal

Posted November 16th, 2022 in fire, health & safety, inquests, inquiries, news by sally

‘“Every death was avoidable” said Richard Millett KC at the closing submission to the Grenfell Inquiry. Now we know from the inquest verdict into the death of two year old Awaab Ishak’s that this death was also thoroughly avoidable,and we know the catalogue of failures that caused the tragedy.’

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Nearly Legal, 15th November 2022

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UK teenager’s death probably caused by bed blocking breathing tube – coroner – The Guardian

Posted November 10th, 2022 in hospitals, inquests, news, young persons by sally

‘A teenager died shortly after routine surgery when a breathing tube became blocked, possibly when it was squashed by the wheels of her recovery bed, a coroner has concluded.’

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The Guardian, 9th November 2022

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‘No evidence’ Archie Battersbee did TikTok blackout challenge, coroner says – The Guardian

‘Archie Battersbee accessed TikTok on the day he suffered a catastrophic brain injury but no evidence has been found that he was taking part in the online “blackout challenge”, a coroner’s court has heard.’

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The Guardian, 8th November 2022

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Landlord was warned of mould that killed toddler in Rochdale flat – The Guardian

‘A health visitor wrote to housing officials expressing concern about conditions in a rented flat months before a two-year-old died after his exposure to mould.’

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The Guardian, 8th November 2022

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Ex-soldier inquest: ‘Veteran died after police Taser’ – BBC News

Posted November 2nd, 2022 in armed forces, firearms, inquests, mental health, news, police by sally

‘An Iraq and Afghanistan veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder died after being Tasered by police, an inquest has heard.’

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BBC News, 1st November 2022

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Government legacy bill risks breaches of human rights law, committee finds – The Independent

‘Proposed Government legislation to deal with the legacy of Northern Ireland’s Troubles risks widespread breaches of human rights law, a Westminster committee has found.’

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The Independent, 26th October 2022

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Gleision mine disaster: Decision due on inquest after 11 years – BBC News

Posted October 21st, 2022 in accidents, bereavement, coroners, families, inquests, miners, news by tracey

‘Eleven years after a mine disaster killed four men, a decision is finally expected on whether an inquest will take place into their deaths. A coroner will hear arguments on Friday from barristers.’

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BBC News, 21st October 2022

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East Kent hospital baby deaths: Harry Richford’s family’s five-year fight for justice – BBC News

Posted October 18th, 2022 in bereavement, birth, children, families, hospitals, inquests, news by sally

‘The grandfather of a baby who died at a hospital that was fined over failings in the delivery has spoken of his five-year fight for justice.’

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BBC News, 18th October 2022

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Tommy Jessop: Why I investigated care for patients like me – BBC News

‘People with a learning disability are more than twice as likely to die from avoidable causes than the rest of the population. Actor Tommy Jessop and BBC Panorama investigated some of the stories of families who say they were let down by their medical care.’

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BBC News, 10th October 2022

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Calls for Hillsborough pathology review to be suspended – The independent

Posted October 7th, 2022 in bereavement, consultations, families, government departments, inquests, news, police, sport by tracey

‘Politicians are calling for the suspension of a Home Office review into the pathology at the original Hillsborough inquests, after it emerged the victims’ families had not been consulted.’

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The Independent, 6th October 2022

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Government control over the flow of information: Lord Sumption on the Online Safety Bill – Law Pod UK

Posted October 6th, 2022 in bills, inquests, internet, news, podcasts, suicide, young persons by sally

‘”Government control over the flow of information”: Lord Sumption speaks out against the threat to freedom of speech posed by the Online Safety Bill.’

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Law Pod UK, 6th October 2022

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Inquest into police shooting of Chris Kaba due to open and adjourn – The Independent

Posted October 4th, 2022 in firearms, inquests, London, news, police by sally

‘The inquest into the death of Chris Kaba, who was shot by police in south London, is due to be opened and adjourned in a short hearing on Tuesday.’

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The Independent, 4th October 2022

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Molly Russell: Social media a factor in teenager’s death, coroner says

‘The “negative effects of online content” were a factor in the death of a girl who took her own life, an inquest has found.’

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BBC News, 30th September 2022

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