Menezes family lawyer calls for perjury probe – The Independent

Posted December 13th, 2008 in firearms, inquests, news, perjury, police by sally

“The police officers who claimed to have shouted warnings to Jean Charles de Menezes before he was shot dead should be investigated for possible perjury, a lawyer for the family said today.”

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The Independent, 12th December 2008

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Jean Charles de Menezes inquest records open verdict – The Guardian

Posted December 12th, 2008 in firearms, inquests, news, police by sally

“The jury at the inquest into the death of Jean Charles de Menezes today rejected Scotland Yard’s claim that he was lawfully killed as part of an anti-terrorism operation. Banned by the coroner, Sir Michael Wright, from returning a verdict of unlawful killing, the five men and five women decided on an open verdict – the most critical that was available to them.”

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The Guardian, 12th December 2008

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Open verdict on toddler’s death – BBC News

Posted December 12th, 2008 in children, inquests, news by sally

“A toddler who died in a fire at his family home screamed for help as rescuers tried in vain to pull him out of the house, an inquest has heard.”

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BBC News, 11th December 2008

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De Menezes coroner invites majority verdict – The Guardian

Posted December 10th, 2008 in firearms, inquests, juries, news, police by sally

“The coroner in the inquest into the death of Jean Charles de Menezes today told the jury he would accept a majority verdict.”

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The Guardian, 9th December 2008

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Coroner rules de Menezes was not unlawfully killed by police – The Independent

Posted December 3rd, 2008 in firearms, inquests, news, police by sally

“The coroner leading the inquest into the death of Jean Charles de Menezes has told the jury that they are not allowed to consider a verdict of unlawful killing.”

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The Independent, 3rd December 2008

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De Menezes coroner rules out unlawful killing verdict – The Guardian

Posted December 2nd, 2008 in firearms, inquests, news, police by sally

“Jury told to return verdict of lawful killing or open verdict after seven weeks of evidence at inquest.”

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The Guardian, 2nd December 2008

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Doctor who lied after failing to visit pensioner who died in fire spared jail – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 24th, 2008 in doctors, elderly, inquests, news by sally

“A family doctor who lied ‘in a moment of panic’ after failing to visit a vulnerable pensioner before she died in a fire at her home has been spared jail.”

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Daily Telegraph, 24th November 2008

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Teenage Army recruit drowned after commanding officer made ‘wrong decision’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 24th, 2008 in armed forces, inquests, news by sally

“A commanding officer made ‘the wrong decision’ when deciding whether to lead a group of Army recruits over a swollen stream, which claimed the life of a teenage soldier, a coroner said yesterday.”

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Daily Telegraph, 24th November 2008

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Armed robber killed by shopkeeper was to blame, rules coroner – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 12th, 2008 in inquests, news, self-defence by sally

“An armed robber who was stabbed to death by a shopkeeper was to blame for his own death, a coroner has ruled. ”

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Daily Telegraph, 12th November 2008

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Challenge to attorney’s powers by family of student killed in Germany – The Guardian

Posted November 10th, 2008 in attorney general, inquests, judicial review, news by sally

“The power of the attorney general to make decisions free from the scrutiny of courts came under renewed attack last week, in a challenge by the family of Jeremiah Duggan, a British student whose death in Germany five years ago has been described by lawyers as ‘disturbing and bizarre’.”

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The Guardian, 10th November 2008

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NHS’ ‘failure’ over woman’s death – BBC News

Posted November 5th, 2008 in inquests, news by sally

“A coroner has accused the NHS of systemic failure following the death of a 60-year-old woman who repeatedly called on the service for medical help.”

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BBC News, 4th November 2008

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Balcony death father will appeal – BBC News

Posted November 4th, 2008 in appeals, inquests, news, unlawful killing by sally

“A man who threw his two children off a hotel balcony, killing his son, has won permission to challenge an inquest verdict of unlawful killing.”

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BBC News, 4th November 2008

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

Posted October 30th, 2008 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, 30th October 2008

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Former nursery owner is fined £35,000 after death of child – The Guardian

Posted October 30th, 2008 in children, fines, health & safety, inquests, news by sally

“The former owner of a nursery, where a toddler died after getting her neck trapped in the drawstring of a bag, was fined £35,000 yesterday for breaking health and safety regulations.”

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The Guardian, 30th October 2008

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MoD should ‘hang heads in shame’ over corporal’s death – The Independent

Posted October 17th, 2008 in Afghanistan, armed forces, inquests, news by sally

“A coroner today blamed the death of soldier in a minefield in Afghanistan on a lack of equipment and said those responsible ‘should hang their heads in shame’.”

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The Independent, 17th October 2008

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Body-in-suitcase murder inquiry is abandoned – The Independent

Posted October 16th, 2008 in inquests, missing persons, news by sally

“No criminal charges will be brought over the death of a disabled man whose decomposed remains were found in a suitcase, it emerged yesterday”

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The Independent, 16th October 2008

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Abnormal load death ‘accidental’ – BBC News

Posted October 15th, 2008 in inquests, news, road traffic by sally

“An accidental death verdict has been recorded over the death of a nurse whose car collided with an abnormal load travelling with no police escort.”

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BBC News, 15th October 2008

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Husband was ‘deceived’ over death of his beauty queen wife – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 15th, 2008 in hospitals, inquests, negligence, news by sally

“Andrew Benson said he felt ‘deceived’ by health trust managers who assured him no errors were made in the care of Madalina, 29, a fomer Miss Romania. A coroner criticised ‘serious system failures’, saying Mrs Benson’s death could have been prevented, and has promised to write to the health secretary Alan Johnson to recommend changes in NHS procedures to ensure gravely ill patients are thoroughly examined more quickly.”

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Daily Telegraph, 15th October 2008

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‘Secret inquests’ plans dropped – BBC News

Posted October 14th, 2008 in inquests, news by sally

“Ministers have dropped plans which would have allowed them to order inquests to be held in private.”

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BBC News, 14th October 2008

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Menezes officer changed evidence – BBC News

Posted October 13th, 2008 in firearms, inquests, news, police by sally

“An investigation has begun after a senior officer admitted changing evidence during the inquest into the death of Jean Charles de Menezes.”

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BBC News, 13th October 2008

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