Stephen Port: murder victims’ families say Met ‘insensitive’ to make settlements public – The Guardian

‘The Metropolitan police have been accused of “insensitivity” over their announcement that they have settled compensation claims with relatives of some of the victims murdered by the serial killer Stephen Port.’

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The Guardian, 30th August 2022

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Public law children case update: August 2022 – Local Government Lawyer

‘Jaime Turner rounds up the most interesting and relevant public law cases.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 26th August 2022

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Guildford pub bomb family demands fresh police probe – BBC News

Posted August 4th, 2022 in explosives, inquests, inquiries, news, police, terrorism by tracey

‘Police should reopen an inquiry into an IRA bombing which killed five and left 11 people wrongly imprisoned, a family of one of the victims has said.’

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BBC News, 4th August 2022

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Guildford pub bomb inquest: Device could have been planted by a ‘courting couple’ – BBC News

‘Five people were unlawfully killed by an IRA bomb in Guildford in 1974 which could have been planted by a “courting couple”, a coroner concluded.’

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BBC News, 21st July 2022

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Kettering deaths inquest: Maddie Durdant-Hollamby was unlawfully killed – BBC News

Posted July 8th, 2022 in appeals, domestic violence, inquests, news, suicide, unlawful killing by sally

‘A woman was repeatedly stabbed in the chest by her “jealous” boyfriend who then took his own life, an inquest has heard.’

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BBC News, 7th July 2022

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Article 2 inquest determination concerning Community Mental Health Services quashed – Local Government Lawyer

‘Dominic Ruck Keene outlines a case in which an article 2 inquest determination concerning Community Mental Health Services was quashed.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 1st July 2022

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High Court gives guidance on scope of article 2 inquests – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted June 29th, 2022 in bias, coroners, evidence, human rights, inquests, mental health, news, suicide by sally

‘In R (Gorani) v HM Assistant Coroner for Inner West London [2022] EWHC1593 (QB), a Divisional Court comprising Macur LJ and Garnham J rejected on all grounds a wide-ranging challenge to the conduct of in inquest into a suicide. Of particular interest were the Court’s observations on the effect of a finding that the investigative duty under article 2, ECHR was engaged, and their clarification that a coroner does not need to hear submissions before refusing to make a ‘preventing future deaths’ report. That said, it is a broad and interesting judgment and deserves reading in full by those with an interest in coronial law.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 28th June 2022

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Robyn Skilton: Neglect contributed to Sussex teen’s death, coroner rules – BBC News

‘A coroner plans to write to the government about mental health services for young people after ruling a girl’s death was contributed to by neglect.’

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BBC News, 28th June 2022

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Birmingham hospital faces criminal probe after death of vulnerable man – BBC News

Posted June 24th, 2022 in hospitals, inquests, mental health, negligence, news by tracey

‘A hospital and one of its managers are facing a criminal investigation into the death of a vulnerable man who absconded by climbing a fence.’

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BBC News, 23rd June 2022

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Stephen Port: Met to be re-investigated over serial killer – BBC News

Posted June 23rd, 2022 in inquests, London, murder, news, police by sally

‘The way the Met Police initially handled the deaths of four men murdered by serial killer Stephen Port is to be re-investigated by the police watchdog.’

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BBC News, 23rd June 2022

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Paddy Power beheading: Coroner highlights authority ‘failures’ – BBC News

Posted June 22nd, 2022 in coroners, inquests, mental health, murder, news, offensive weapons, police by sally

‘The death of a man who was decapitated in a betting shop “would not have occurred” if his attacker had been referred to mental health services the month before, a coroner has concluded.’

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BBC News, 21st June 2022

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High Court judge quashes determination of coroner not to hold Article 2 investigation – Local Government Lawyer

Posted June 21st, 2022 in children, coroners, inquests, local government, mental health, news by sally

‘A High Court judge has quashed a coroner’s ruling that the inquest into the death of a 16-year-old girl will not investigate in what circumstances she came by her death.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 20th June 2022

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Article 2 inquest determination concerning Community Mental Health Services quashed – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted June 16th, 2022 in coroners, hospitals, inquests, mental health, news, statutory duty by sally

‘In R (Patton) v HM Assistant Coroner for Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire [2022] EWHC 1377 (Admin), Mrs Justice Hill quashed a ruling that the Article 2 general (or systemic) duty has not been potentially engaged by the death of Kianna Patton.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 15th June 2022

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Lee Balkwell: Dad loses High Court case over son’s concrete mixer death – BBC News

Posted May 31st, 2022 in complaints, inquests, news, police, unlawful killing by sally

‘The father of a man found dead in a concrete mixer in 2002 has lost a High Court challenge against police over the investigation into his son’s death.’

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BBC News, 30th May 2022

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Family agree settlement with Humberside Police over cemetery death – BBC News

Posted May 31st, 2022 in accidents, community support officers, compensation, inquests, news, police by sally

‘The family of a woman who froze to death in a cemetery after a failed police search has agreed a settlement claim with Humberside Police.’

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BBC News, 30th May 2022

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Family of teenager stabbed to death gets judicial review into inquest findings – The Independent

‘The family of a teenager stabbed to death in an upmarket Cheshire village has won the right to have a judicial review into his inquest findings.’

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The Independent, 18th May 2022

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Jessie Earl: Coroner records verdict of unlawful killing Published14 hours ago – BBC News

Posted May 13th, 2022 in bereavement, families, inquests, murder, news, police, suicide, unlawful killing by tracey

‘A woman found dead more than 30 years ago was murdered, a coroner has ruled, following a campaign by her family.’

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BBC News, 12th May 2022

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Hospital failings and neglect contributed to baby’s death, coroner finds – BBC News

‘Hospital failings and “neglect” contributed to the death of a two-day-old baby, a coroner has found.’

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BBC News, 23rd April 2022

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Priory hospital neglect contributed to death of patient, jury finds – The Guardian

‘The death of a 23-year-old man who ran away from a Priory mental health hospital and was killed by a train was “contributed to by neglect” on the part of the institution, an inquest has concluded.’

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The Guardian, 21st April 2022

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Stephen Port victims’ families ‘sceptical’ of police reforms – The Independent

‘A lawyer representing the victims of Stephen Port has said they remain sceptical about proposed policing reforms to how unexplained deaths are reported.’

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The Independent, 21st April 2022

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