Kent robbery suspect ‘lawfully killed’ – BBC News

Posted January 26th, 2010 in inquests, news, robbery, unlawful killing by sally

“An alleged armed robber who was shot dead by a police marksman was lawfully killed, an inquest jury has found.”

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BBC News, 25th January 2010

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Hutton inquiry closed David Kelly medical reports for 70 years – The Guardian

Posted January 26th, 2010 in inquests, medical records, news by sally

“Lord Hutton’s decision to classify documents about the death of Dr David Kelly is likely to face a legal challenge amid claims by experts that there are increasing grounds to question the inquiry’s verdict of suicide.”

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The Guardian, 26th January 2010

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Secret document which implicated Blair Peach coroner withheld by Home Office – The Guardian

Posted January 25th, 2010 in coroners, documents, inquests, news, police by sally

“Government officials withheld a document relating to the death of Blair Peach, the anti-fascist campaigner widely believed to have been killed by police in 1979, because they feared it would portray the coroner as biased and lend weight to calls for a public inquiry.”

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The Guardian, 22nd January 2010

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Attorney General supports fresh inquest for student – BBC News

Posted January 22nd, 2010 in inquests, news, suicide by sally

“The Attorney General has said there is an ‘unanswered question’ over the death of a north London student allegedly involved with a right-wing group.”

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BBC News, 21st January 2010

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Coroner criticises MoD over fatal helicopter crash – The Independent

Posted December 9th, 2009 in armed forces, health & safety, inquests, news by sally

“A coroner today criticised the Ministry of Defence for failing to adequately maintain a helicopter which crashed and caught fire in Iraq, claiming the lives of two SAS soldiers.”

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The Independent, 9th December 2009

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Doctors demand formal inquest for Dr David Kelly – BBC News

Posted December 7th, 2009 in inquests, news, suicide by sally

“Six doctors are taking legal action to demand a formal inquest into the death of government scientist Dr David Kelly.”

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BBC News, 5th December 2009

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‘Friendly fire’ court case halted – BBC News

Posted December 2nd, 2009 in armed forces, inquests, judicial review, news by sally

“Lawyers for a widow whose husband was killed in a ‘friendly fire’ incident in Iraq have halted a legal challenge against the Ministry of Defence (MoD).”

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BBC News, 2nd December 2009

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Disabled man killed by bed hoist – BBC News

Posted November 30th, 2009 in accidents, disabled persons, health & safety, inquests, news by sally

“A disabled man choked to death after becoming trapped in a mechanical hoist which failed as he was using it to get into bed, an inquest has heard.”

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BBC News, 30th November 2009

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Labour forces secret inquests Bill through the Commons – The Independent

Posted November 10th, 2009 in inquests, news by sally

“Secret inquests which will bar bereaved families and the public from attending hearings into controversial deaths were forced through Parliament last night.”

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The Independent, 10th November 2009

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Inquests into the deaths of service personnel in operations and exercises overseas – Ministry of Justice

Posted October 28th, 2009 in armed forces, inquests, news by sally

“Justice Minister Bridget Prentice has made a written ministerial statement about the deaths of servicemen and women overseas.”

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Ministry of Justice, 27th October 2009

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Labour defeated twice in Lords – BBC News

Posted October 27th, 2009 in inquests, news, provocation by sally

“Labour has been defeated twice in the House of Lords in votes over the issues of provocation in murder cases and the handling of military inquests.”

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BBC News, 26th October 2009

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Government defeated over military inquest coroners – The Independent

Posted October 27th, 2009 in armed forces, coroners, inquests, news by sally

“The Government was defeated in the Lords tonight as peers voted to give a Deputy Chief Coroner the role of specialising in military inquests.”

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The Independent, 26th October 2009

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Criticism over meningitis death – BBC News

Posted October 23rd, 2009 in children, hospitals, inquests, news by sally

“A hospital has been criticised by a coroner for failing to spot that a 10-year-old boy, who later died from meningitis, was gravely ill.”

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BBC News, 23rd October 2009

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Outrage at government plan for secret inquests – The Independent

Posted October 22nd, 2009 in inquests, news by sally

“Plans to introduce secret inquiries into controversial deaths from which the public and bereaved families could be banned are to be pushed through the House of Commons by the Government.”

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The Independent, 22nd October 2009

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Bar Council and Criminal Bar Association Brief Peers on Provisions Contained with the Coroners and Justice Bill – The Bar Council

Posted October 21st, 2009 in barristers, coroners, inquests, news by sally

“The Bar Council and the Criminal Bar Association (CBA) have sent a briefing paper to members of the House of Lords, bringing to their attention their continued concerns about some aspects of the Coroners and Justice Bill. The Bill, which will enter Report Stage in the House of Lords today, addresses a broad range of provisions within the criminal justice system, including the inquest system; clarifying the law on encouraging and assisting suicide; special measures for vulnerable and intimidated witnesses; the introduction of a Sentencing Council; and an enabling provision to regulate Damages Based Agreements (DBAs) through statutory instrument. The briefing paper, sent to members of the House of Lords as they return for the final few weeks of the 2008-9 parliamentary session, sets out the views of the Bar Council and CBA on these issues, which remain a concern to both organisations.”

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The Bar Council, 21st October 2009

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Drug overdose ‘was manslaughter’ – BBC News

Posted September 26th, 2009 in homicide, hospitals, inquests, negligence, news by sally

“A jury has returned an inquest verdict of ‘manslaughter by gross neglect’ on a woman killed by a chemotherapy dose four times too high.”

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BBC News, 25th September 2009

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‘I just want the truth’ – BBC News

Posted September 25th, 2009 in complaints, inquests, news, police by sally

“In April 2005 an unarmed man was shot dead by police as he sat in the back of a car in north London. Four years later Azelle Rodney’s mother is still waiting for an inquest to be held.”

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BBC News, 25th September 2009

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Coroner condemns Rye Hill jail where prisoner on suicide watch bled to death – The Guardian

Posted September 24th, 2009 in inquests, news, prisons, suicide by sally

“A coroner today (23 September) condemned ‘appalling and unacceptable conditions’ at a privately-run prison where an inmate on suicide watch was allowed to bleed to death. Aleksey Baranovsky, 33, a Ukrainian national, died in a blood-covered cell at HMP Rye Hill, Warwickshire, in June 2006.”

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The Guardian, 23rd September 2009

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Father wins Iraq inquest review – BBC News

Posted July 22nd, 2009 in inquests, Iraq, judicial review, news by sally

“The father of a soldier killed in Iraq has won permission to challenge a coroner’s decision not to hold a full investigation into his son’s death.”

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BBC News, 22nd July 2009

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Doctors demand inquest into death of Dr David Kelly – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 13th, 2009 in inquests, news by sally

“A group of 13 doctors who believe that Dr David Kelly, the Government scientist, did not commit suicide, but was murdered, are launching a legal campaign to demand an inquest.”

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Daily Telegraph, 13th July 2009

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