Calls for radical reform of gun laws after Plymouth shooting – The Guardian

Posted February 21st, 2023 in disciplinary procedures, firearms, inquests, licensing, news, police, unlawful killing by tracey

‘Senior police officers, families of shooting victims and anti-gun campaigners have called for a “radical reform” of the firearms licensing system after an inquest jury found “catastrophic” failings allowed the Plymouth gunman, Jake Davison, to legally possess a shotgun that he used to kill five people.’

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The Guardian, 20th February 2023

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Star Hobson: Inquest into murdered toddler’s death concludes – BBC News

‘A coroner has concluded inquest proceedings into the death of murdered toddler Star Hobson.’

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BBC News, 13th February 2023

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Father of boy killed by mould in flat welcomes law to prevent repeat – The Guardian

‘The father of two-year-old Awaab Ishak, who was killed by mould in a social housing flat, has welcomed a new law to prevent a repeat tragedy, saying: “We are finally starting to feel like we are being treated fairly.”’

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The Guardian, 9th February 2023

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Archie Battersbee’s death was an accident, coroner concludes – The Guardian

Posted February 9th, 2023 in accidents, children, inquests, mental health, news, self-harm by sally

‘Archie Battersbee, whose parents fought a lengthy battle to prevent his life support being switched off, died as a result of a prank or experiment gone wrong, a coroner has concluded.’

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The Guardian, 8th February 2023

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Inquest probes police restraint of ‘zombiefied’ man – BBC News

Posted February 7th, 2023 in drug abuse, inquests, news, paramedics, police, restraint by sally

‘A man was seen in a frantic state, covered in blood, wearing just shorts and socks before he was restrained by police and died, an inquest has heard.’

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BBC News, 6th February 2023

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Schrödinger’s Defendants: Inquests, Unlawful Killing and Criminal Acquittals – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted February 7th, 2023 in homicide, inquests, news, standard of proof, unlawful killing by sally

‘Three recent cases indicate a substantial change in law and practice, with inquests now seemingly free to make a determination of unlawful killing notwithstanding the acquittal of a defendant at a criminal trial.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 6th February 2023

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Shoreham air crash: Pilot seeks judicial review of inquest verdict – BBC news

Posted February 6th, 2023 in accidents, aircraft, inquests, judicial review, negligence, news, unlawful killing by tracey

‘The pilot whose plane crashed at the Shoreham Airshow in 2015, killing 11 men, has asked for permission to judicially review the inquest into their deaths.’

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BBC News, 6th February 2023

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Hannah Warren: Woman died at docks after failings by Met Police – BBC News

Posted January 30th, 2023 in bereavement, families, inquests, mental health, news, police by tracey

‘The family of a woman from London found dead in disused docks in Wales has told the Met to make “significant changes” after it made mistakes in the case.’

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BBC News, 28th January 2023

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Vulnerable woman lay dead in Surrey flat for more than three years – The Guardian

‘A severely mentally ill woman whose dead body lay in her home unnoticed for more than three years was effectively “abandoned and left to die” by NHS and social services who missed repeated chances to save her, her family has alleged.’

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The Guardian, 26th January 2023

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Prisoner died after staff were ‘not properly trained to save lives’, coroner rules – The Independent

‘A prisoner died after staff when to provide adequate life support after he was found unresponsive in his bunk, a coroner has ruled.’

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The Independent, 22nd January 2023

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Beth Matthews: Blogger who took poisonous substance failed by hospital – BBC News

Posted January 20th, 2023 in hospitals, inquests, mental health, negligence, news, suicide by tracey

‘A mental health blogger who took her own life by swallowing a poisonous substance was failed by the psychiatric hospital caring for her, a jury has found.’

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BBC News, 19th January 2023

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Paula Leeson: Father of drowned heiress wins legal challenge – BBC News

Posted January 19th, 2023 in evidence, inquests, married persons, murder, news by tracey

‘The father of a wealthy heiress who drowned while on holiday in Denmark has won a High Court challenge over the scope of an inquest into her death.’

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BBC News, 18th January 2023

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Government to review damp and mould guidance following death of Awaab Ishak – Local Government Lawyer

Posted January 17th, 2023 in children, coroners, health & safety, housing, inquests, news, reports by sally

‘The Government has announced plans to review guidance to landlords on damp and mould, after a coroner asked the government to take action to prevent future deaths.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 16th January 2023

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Firm fined a further £200,000 over Wolverhampton storm death – BBC News

Posted January 16th, 2023 in accidents, bereavement, fines, health & safety, inquests, news by tracey

‘A company has been fined £200,000 after a woman was killed by a water tank cover falling from a shopping centre.’

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BBC News, 14th January 2023

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A5 Milton Keynes: Flooded road crash victim’s partner agrees pay-out – BBC News

Posted January 13th, 2023 in accidents, bereavement, compensation, damages, families, inquests, news, road safety, roads by tracey

‘The partner of a woman who died in a crash after driving into standing water on a main road has agreed an £850,000 settlement with Highways England, a court heard.’

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BBC News, 12th January 2023

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Mental health patient died of heroin overdose due to NHS trust neglect, inquest finds – The Guardian

Posted January 5th, 2023 in drug abuse, hospitals, inquests, mental health, news by sally

‘A patient in a secure mental health unit died after another patient injected him with heroin smuggled in as a result of staff failing to identify the risk he posed, an inquest has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 4th January 2023

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Shoreham airshow victims were unlawfully killed, coroner rules – The Guardian

Posted December 21st, 2022 in aircraft, coroners, inquests, news, unlawful killing by sally

‘Eleven men who died after a Hawker Hunter aircraft crashed on to a motorway during an aerial display at the 2015 Shoreham airshow in West Sussex were unlawfully killed, a coroner has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 20th December 2022

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What is diplomatic immunity and how does it apply to Harry Dunn death by careless driving case? – The Independent

‘Here, the PA news agency looks at how diplomatic immunity affected the 19-year-old’s case, and why Sacoolas was able to appear in court via video-link from her home country.’

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The Independent, 8th December 2022

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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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