New law for missing persons – Ministry of Justice

“Families of missing people will be given greater support when a loved one goes missing with today’s announcement that the Government will introduce a certificate of presumed death – through legislation.”

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Ministry of Justice, 6th July 2012

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Law on declaring missing people dead to be simplified – The Guardian

Posted July 6th, 2012 in missing persons, news, presumption of death orders by tracey

“The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) announces on Friday that is it backing legislation making presumption of death certificates available far earlier in England and Wales.”

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The Guardian, 6th July 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Law on missing people should be simplified, say MPs – The Guardian

Posted February 22nd, 2012 in fraud, insurance, missing persons, news, presumption of death orders by sally

“‘Byzantine’ laws in England and Wales determining the affairs of those who go missing are so bewildering that they should be replaced with a simplified presumption of death act, a report by MPs proposes.”

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The Guardian, 22nd February 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Missing British boy’s family given new hope with DNA victory – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 19th, 2011 in data protection, DNA, human tissue, medical records, missing persons, news by tracey

“The family of a British toddler who went missing 20 years ago have won a High Court battle to have his DNA released in a new attempt to trace him.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th December 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Ministers to decide on ‘missing’ people law change – BBC News

Posted December 1st, 2011 in missing persons, mortgages, news, select committees by sally

“Ministers will decide by next April whether to change the law on missing people in England and Wales.”

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BBC News, 30th November 2011

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Former Manics star Richey Edwards’ sister at inquiry – BBC News

Posted June 16th, 2011 in inquiries, missing persons, news, presumption of death orders, suicide by sally

“The sister of Manic Street Preacher Richey Edwards is due to give evidence to the UK’s first parliamentary inquiry into missing people.”

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BBC News, 16th June 2011

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Madeleine McCann case to receive help from Met – The Guardian

Posted May 13th, 2011 in children, missing persons, news, police by tracey

“Scotland Yard has been ordered to review the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, after the child’s mother appealed to the prime minister for help. The Guardian understands that shortly after Kate McCann published an open letter in the Sun newspaper asking David Cameron to step in, Downing Street contacted the commissioner of the Metropolitan Police.”

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The Guardian, 12th May 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Parliamentary law review for relatives of missing – BBC News

Posted March 2nd, 2011 in guardianship, missing persons, news, presumption of death orders by sally

“The father of missing York chef Claudia Lawrence has asked MPs for more legal rights for families of missing people.”

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BBC News, 1st March 2011

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Dyfed-Powys Police acted correctly before girl’s murder – BBC News

Posted October 26th, 2010 in inquiries, missing persons, murder, news, police by sally

“Police acted correctly when searching for a missing girl later murdered by her father, an inquiry has found.”

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BBC News, 25th October 2010

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New law sought to assist families of missing people – The Guardian

Posted March 26th, 2009 in missing persons, news, presumption of death orders by sally

“… a private member’s bill being debated by MPs tomorrow would allow relatives to apply to the high court for a declaration that someone is missing and presumed dead before seven years has expired, making it easier to deal with issues like the dissolution of a marriage and the disposal of property and insurance claims.”

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The Guardian, 25th March 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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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Shannon hunt led to child porn find – BBC News

Posted September 16th, 2008 in children, missing persons, news, pornography by sally

“Craig Meehan, who has been found guilty of downloading images of child abuse from the internet, was only caught because of the disappearance of his former partner’s daughter, nine-year-old Shannon Matthews.”

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BBC News, 16th September 2008

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Genette case prosecution dropped – BBC News

Posted August 19th, 2008 in kidnapping, missing persons, news by sally

“Police have confirmed that there is insufficient evidence to prosecute a man arrested over the disappearance of Genette Tate in 1978.”

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BBC News, 18th August 2008

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Madeleine McCann: Kate and Gerry’s fury at ‘club’ devoted to prosecuting them – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 9th, 2008 in missing persons, news by sally

“Gerry and Kate McCann have expressed their anger at the establishment of a fee-paying ‘club’ dedicated to seeing them prosecuted over the disappearance of their daughter Madeleine.”

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Daily Telegraph, 9th July 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Madeleine McCann parents drop court fight as police agree to share records – The Guardian

Posted July 7th, 2008 in disclosure, missing persons, news, police by sally

“Madeleine McCann’s parents today withdrew their high court request for British police to release documents about the investigation into her disappearance.”

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The Guardian, 7th July 2008

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Charges possible in missing Genette Tate case – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 26th, 2007 in missing persons, murder, news by sally

“Charges could finally be brought in the case of Genette Tate, the newspaper girl who disappeared on her delivery round 29 years ago.”

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Daily Telegraph, 26th September 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk