Parents of Madeleine McCann face substantial legal costs after losing libel battle – Daily Telegraph

‘European Court rejects Kate and Gerry McCann’s appeal over allegations in Portuguese detective’s 2008 book.”

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Daily Telegraph, 20th October 2022

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Owami Davies: police watchdog to take no action over case of missing nurse – The Guardian

Posted August 25th, 2022 in London, missing persons, news, police by sally

‘The police watchdog will take no further action against Metropolitan police officers in the case of the student nurse Owami Davies, whose family have said they are “forever grateful” that she was found alive.’

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The Guardian, 24th August 2022

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Leeds burger van’s Madeleine McCann posts ruled offensive – BBC News

Posted April 20th, 2022 in advertising, children, complaints, families, missing persons, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘Adverts by a takeaway firm featuring Madeleine McCann were likely to cause distress and offence, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ruled.’

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BBC News, 20th April 2022

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Louise Smith death: Covid-19 restrictions ‘could have prevented appropriate support’ – BBC News

‘A teenager killed in a “sexually-motivated” murder did not receive appropriate support after reporting being raped, a review has found.’

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BBC News, 25th January 2022

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Police need to be trained not to discriminate against black families in missing person cases, say experts – The Independent

Posted January 12th, 2022 in charities, equality, families, missing persons, news, race discrimination by tracey

‘Police forces responding to reports of missing people should implement training to address racial discrimination, a groundbreaking report has recommended. Missing People, a UK charity supporting missing people and their families, has released new guidance in response to disclosures of bias faced by families when reporting their loved one missing to the police, based upon months of research into disparities around the matter.’

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The Independent, 12th January 2022

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Richard Okorogheye: Police staff served with misconduct notices over teen’s disappearance – The Independent

‘Two Metropolitan Police staff members may have failed to pass on information in relation to the disappearance of Richard Okorogheye and have been served with misconduct notices as a result, the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) has announced.’

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The Independent, 10th July 2021

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Met officers given misconduct notices over disappearance of Richard Okorogheye – The Guardian

Posted July 9th, 2021 in disciplinary procedures, missing persons, news, police by tracey

‘Two Metropolitan police officers have been given misconduct notices over potential failings in the disappearance of teenager Richard Okorogheye.’

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The Guardian, 9th July 2021

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Watchdog to examine how Met police handled Richard Okorogheye’s disappearance – The Guardian

Posted April 27th, 2021 in complaints, minorities, missing persons, news, police, race discrimination by sally

‘The police watchdog is investigating complaints by Richard Okorogheye’s mother and considering whether race played a role in the way the Metropolitan police handled reports of her son’s disappearance.’

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The Guardian, 26th April 2021

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Andrew Griggs: The wife killer who escaped justice for 20 years – BBC News

Posted October 31st, 2019 in domestic violence, missing persons, murder, news, pregnancy, sentencing by sally

‘For 20 years, the disappearance of Debbie Griggs remained a mystery. Two decades later, her husband has been convicted of her murder and jailed for a minimum of 20 years. What changed?’

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BBC News, 30th October 2019

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Katrice Lee: Woman sentenced for impersonating missing toddler – BBC News

‘A woman who used social media to impersonate a toddler missing for almost 40 years has been handed a suspended jail term.’

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BBC News, 30th October 2019

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Ben Lacomba: Taxi driver found guilty of murdering missing mother of five – The Independent

Posted October 29th, 2019 in domestic violence, missing persons, murder, news by tracey

‘Taxi driver Ben Lacomba has been found guilty of murdering missing mother-of-five Sarah Wellgreen, more than a year after she was last seen alive.’

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The Independent, 28th Ocotber 2019

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Andrew Griggs guilty of murdering pregnant wife, Debbie, who disappeared 20-years ago without trace – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 29th, 2019 in domestic violence, missing persons, murder, news, pregnancy by tracey

‘A married sailor, who was having an affair with a 15-year-old girl, has been convicted of killing his pregnant wife who disappeared without trace 20-years ago.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th October 2019

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Does the legal definition of a ‘mother’ suit modern society? – Family Law

‘We recently saw the High Court decide that a transgender man who gave birth with the help of fertility treatment cannot be legally registered as the father (or parent) of his child. The case has also provided the first legal definition of a mother.’

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Family Law, 16th October 2019

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Amber Peat: CPS to review police evidence on girl’s death – BBC News

Posted September 30th, 2019 in Crown Prosecution Service, evidence, inquests, missing persons, news by michael

‘Evidence linked to the death of a 13-year-old girl who was found hanged is being reviewed, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has confirmed.’

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BBC News, 28th September 2019

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County lines epidemic blamed as number of children missing or linked to drugs gangs doubles – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 16th, 2019 in children, drug trafficking, gangs, missing persons, news by tracey

‘County lines drug networks have been blamed for a huge spike in the number of children identified as having links to gangs, after the figure more than doubled in three years.

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Daily Telegraph, 15th September 2019

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New Act comes into force to help manage affairs of missing people – Family Law

Posted August 1st, 2019 in guardianship, legislation, missing persons, news by tracey

‘The Guardianship (Missing Persons) Act 2017 came into force in England and Wales on 31 July 2019. The act is informally known as Claudia’s Law, as former solicitor Peter Lawrence campaigned for a change after his daughter’s disappearance in 2009.’

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Family Law, 1st August 2019

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Madeleine McCann: More funds pledged for police investigation – BBC News

Posted June 6th, 2019 in budgets, children, inquiries, missing persons, news, police by tracey

‘The government has said it will continue to fund the police investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann until March next year.’

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BBC news, 5th June 2019

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Families of missing people struggle with mounting debts as new powers to let them manage affairs are delayed – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 2nd, 2018 in debts, families, missing persons, news by sally

‘Families of missing people are struggling to deal with mounting debts as the Government delays new powers to enable them to manage their loved one’s affairs.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st July 2018

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Police to be investigated over search for Gaia Pope after she raised fears about sex attacker’s release – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 9th, 2018 in duty of care, missing persons, news, police by tracey

‘The way in which police handled the disappearance of teenager Gaia Pope is to be investigated by the police watchdog.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th April 2018

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Corrie Mckeague police inquiry had ‘limited resources’ – BBC News

Posted December 5th, 2017 in missing persons, news, police, reports by tracey

‘Police conducted “exemplary” work in their search for the missing RAF airman Corrie Mckeague despite “limited resources”, a report has found. The 23-year-old vanished following a night out in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, in September 2016. A review of Suffolk Police’s inquiry, released to the BBC, described assessing 2,000 hours of CCTV footage as a “significant achievement”.’

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BBC News, 5th December 2017

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