Deepcut families call for inquiry after review criticises police – The Independent

Posted March 14th, 2011 in armed forces, inquests, inquiries, news, police by sally

“Fresh demands for a public inquiry into the deaths of four young recruits shot at Deepcut Army barracks were issued last night after a new review revealed serious shortcomings in the way police investigated the cases.”

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The Independent, 13th March 2011

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7/7 inquests: MI5 rejects families’ call for 7/7 review – BBC News

Posted March 11th, 2011 in inquests, intelligence services, news, terrorism by sally

“MI5 has rejected calls from the families of the 52 victims of the 7/7 bombings for a review of its working practices in light of the inquests.”

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BBC News, 11th March 2011

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Naomi Bryant inquest: Failings in sex offender release – BBC News

Posted March 10th, 2011 in inquests, murder, news, recidivists, release on licence, sexual offences by sally

“A woman was killed by a convicted sex offender after a series of failings by the agencies involved in his release, an inquest jury has ruled.”

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BBC News, 10th March 2011

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Mark Saunders inquest: firearms officer cleared of inserting song titles – The Guardian

Posted March 4th, 2011 in complaints, firearms, inquests, news, police by sally

“Police marksman involved in barrister’s shooting faces misconduct action for ‘crass remark’ after IPCC investigation.”

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The Guardian, 4th March 2011

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7/7 coroner criticises use of ‘jargon’ by emergency service chiefs – The Guardian

Posted March 4th, 2011 in emergency services, inquests, news, terrorism by sally

“Lady Justice Hallett says ‘management speak’ used by emergency services chiefs might not be understood.”

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The Guardian, 3rd March 2011

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MI5 accused of ‘gagging’ justice – The Independent

Posted February 17th, 2011 in inquests, intelligence services, news, terrorism, verdicts by sally

“Lawyers for families of those killed in the 7/7 bombings suggest MI5 is trying to ‘gag’  justice by restricting the verdicts of the inquest into the attacks.”

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The Independent, 17th February 2011

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Authorities to be probed over Naomi Bryant death – BBC News

Posted February 1st, 2011 in inquests, murder, news, probation, violent offenders by sally

“A coroner has told a jury to decide if authorities’ actions contributed to a woman’s death at the hands of a sex offender on licence from prison.”

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BBC News, 31st January 2011

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Second inquest into death of youngest person to die in custody begins – The Guardian

Posted January 10th, 2011 in death in custody, inquests, news, young offenders by sally

“A second inquest into the death of the youngest person to die in custody begins today after a high court battle. Adam Rickwood was just 14 when he died in August 2004. He was found hanging in his cell in Hassockfield Secure Training Centre (STC), County Durham, hours after he was restrained by staff.”

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The Guardian, 10th January 2011

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Regina (Humberstone) v Legal Services Commission (Lord Chancellor intervening) – WLR Daily

Posted January 4th, 2011 in inquests, law reports, legal representation by sally

Regina (Humberstone) v Legal Services Commission (Lord Chancellor intervening) [2010] EWCA Civ 1479; [2010] WLR (D) 346

“The state’s obligation to conduct an effective investigation into a death (with the associated possible necessity to provide representation) did not arise in all cases where a death occurred while the deceased was in the care of the state but only in a much narrower range of cases where it was arguable that the state had breached its substantive obligations under art 2 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.”

WLR Daily, 22nd December 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

‘Night terrors’ husband killed Neath woman – BBC News

Posted December 15th, 2010 in automatism, inquests, news by sally

“A coroner has said the death of a woman who was killed by her husband during a violent nightmare was an ‘extraordinary and unique case’.”

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BBC News, 15th December 2010

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Man lawfully killed by son of stabbing victim, coroner rules – The Guardian

Posted December 15th, 2010 in homicide, inquests, mental health, news by sally

“A mechanical engineer who believed he was being controlled by radio waves and fatally attacked a woman in her home, before being stabbed by her teenage son, was lawfully killed.”

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The Guardian, 14th December 2010

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Home Office will not appeal 7/7 evidence decision – Home Office

Posted December 14th, 2010 in inquests, press releases, private hearings, terrorism by sally

“Court decision against closed hearings for parts of the London bombings inquest will not be challenged.”

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Home Office, 10th December 2010

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

Regina (Secretary of State for the Home Department) v Assistant Deputy Coroner for Inner West London – WLR Daily

Posted December 2nd, 2010 in evidence, inquests, law reports, legal representation, public interest by sally

Regina (Secretary of State for the Home Department) v Assistant Deputy Coroner for Inner West London
[2010] EWHC 3098 (Admin); [2010] WLR (D) 305

“A coroner did not have power to receive sensitive evidence relating to the security service in a closed hearing in the absence of properly interested persons and their legal representatives.”

WLR Daily, 1st December 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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Coroner rules out inquest into death of Baby P – The Independent

Posted November 30th, 2010 in child abuse, inquests, news, social services by sally

“An inquest into the death of Baby P will not go ahead, a coroner ruled today.”

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The Independent, 30th November 2010

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7/7 inquest: government loses appeal over secret hearings – The Guardian

Posted November 23rd, 2010 in evidence, inquests, intelligence services, news, terrorism by sally

“The home secretary, Theresa May, has lost her legal attempt to force the coroner for the 7 July inquests to hold some sessions in secret.”

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The Guardian, 22nd November 2010

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Ian Tomlinson pathologist to face fresh misconduct allegations – The Guardian

Posted November 17th, 2010 in disciplinary procedures, inquests, news, pathologists, professional conduct by sally

“Dr Freddy Patel, the Home Office pathologist suspended for misconduct over a series of autopsies, will face fresh allegations at the General Medical Council (GMC) next month.”

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The Guardian, 16th November 2010

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Ian Tomlinson death: senior judge appointed to oversee inquest – The Guardian

Posted November 10th, 2010 in demonstrations, inquests, news, police by sally

“A senior judge and expert in protest law has been appointed to oversee the inquest into the death of Ian Tomlinson, the newspaper seller who died at last year’s demonstrations against the G20 summit.”

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The Guardian, 10th November 2010

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Mark Saunders inquest officer suspended over inquest ‘song titles’ claim – The Guardian

Posted November 5th, 2010 in complaints, firearms, inquests, news, police by sally

“The police marksman accused of inserting song titles into his evidence during the inquest into the death of barrister Mark Saunders was suspended today, the Metropolitan police said.”

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The Guardian, 4th November 2010

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Senior judge to oversee G20 protests inquest – The Independent

Posted November 4th, 2010 in demonstrations, inquests, news, police by sally

“A senior judge will be appointed to oversee an inquest into the death of Ian Tomlinson at the ‘earliest opportunity’, it emerged today.”

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The Independent, 3rd November 2010

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July 7 inquests will not hear intelligence material in secret – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 3rd, 2010 in inquests, intelligence services, news, private hearings, terrorism by sally

“The coroner hearing the inquests for the 52 victims of the July 7 bombings ruled today that she cannot hear top secret intelligence material in closed sessions.”

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd November 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk