Sally Hodkin murder: Failings led to killing by Nicola Edgington – BBC News

Posted June 26th, 2017 in mental health, murder, news, police, reports by sally

‘A series of NHS and police failings led to the brutal murder of a woman by a psychiatric patient, a report has found.’

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BBC News, 23rd June 2017

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Flash Day jailed for hiring hitman to kill stepfather – BBC News

‘A man has been jailed for life for hiring a hitman to kill his stepfather.’

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BBC News, 23rd June 2017

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Man jailed for murder of two-year-old boy he was ‘disciplining’ – The Guardian

Posted June 26th, 2017 in child abuse, imprisonment, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A churchgoer who murdered his partner’s two-year-old son after biting him and fracturing his skull during months of abuse has been jailed for life with a minimum term of 21 years.’

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The Guardian, 23rd June 2017

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Stephen Lawrence murder inquiry: IPCC delays corruption probe – BBC News

Posted June 21st, 2017 in corruption, evidence, inquiries, London, murder, news, police by sally

‘An investigation into evidence given to the Stephen Lawrence murder inquiry will only be concluded after a separate corruption investigation is completed, the police watchdog has announced.’

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BBC News, 20th June 2017

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Pair guilty of Jimmy Prout murder after forcing him to eat own testicle – BBC News

‘Two people have been found guilty of murdering a vulnerable man who was tortured for months and forced to eat his own testicle.’

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BBC News, 19th June 2017

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Number of far-right extremists flagged to Government terror unit soars 30% in a year – The Independent

‘The number of suspected far-right extremists referred to the Government’s key anti-terror programme soared by 30 per cent in the past year, The Independent has learnt.’

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The Independent, 19th June 2017

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Man jailed for at least 29 years for south London axe murder – The Guardian

Posted June 15th, 2017 in gangs, murder, news, sentencing, wounding, young offenders by sally

‘A man has been jailed for at least 29 years for hacking a rival gang member to death with an axe during a fight in a supermarket car park.’

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The Guardian, 14th June 2017

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Murder of vulnerable alcoholic Angela Wrightson by teenage girls could not have been prevented, review rules – The Independent

Posted June 14th, 2017 in care homes, murder, news, social services, young offenders by tracey

‘Care home staff could not lock doors to prevent a 14-year-old from running away before she and a 13-year-old friend murdered a vulnerable alcoholic in her own home, it has emerged.’

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The Independent, 13th june 2017

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Man jailed for minimum of 19 years for ‘brutal’ killing of pensioner – The Guardian

Posted June 13th, 2017 in alcohol abuse, drug abuse, elderly, murder, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

‘A man has been jailed for a minimum of 19 years for what was described as the “brutal” and “cruel” killing of a pensioner, who was stripped and beaten in the street on New Year’s Day.’

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The Guardian, 12th June 2017

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Michelle Spencer jailed for murdering partner as they kissed – BBC News

Posted June 9th, 2017 in domestic violence, imprisonment, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A mother of two who stabbed her partner to death in “a flash of temper” as they kissed and cuddled has been jailed for at least 13 years.’

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BBC News, 8th June 2017

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Harry House murder: Joseph Eke jailed for Broadmayne toddler death – BBC News

Posted June 7th, 2017 in children, grievous bodily harm, imprisonment, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who killed his partner’s toddler by punching and kicking him has been sentenced to life in prison.’

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BBC News, 5th June 2017

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Man jailed for murdering partner’s two-year-old son in a ‘loss of temper’ – The Guardian

Posted June 6th, 2017 in children, drug abuse, grievous bodily harm, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A heroin addict will spend at least 18 years in prison for murdering his partner’s two-year-old son in a fit of temper when he was left alone with the child for a few minutes.’

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The Guardian, 5th June 2017

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Man cleared of murder after cutting wife’s throat during argument – The Guardian

Posted May 31st, 2017 in domestic violence, murder, news by sally

‘A husband has been cleared of murdering his wife after she “flipped like the Hulk” during an argument.’

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The Guardian, 30th May 2017

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Man arrested over PC Yvonne Fletcher shooting released – BBC News

Posted May 18th, 2017 in conspiracy, murder, news, police, prosecutions by tracey

‘A man arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder PC Yvonne Fletcher three decades ago has been released without charge.’

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BBC News, 16th May 2017

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Inmate who slit throat of prisoner who attacked Soham killer jailed for life – BBC News

Posted May 18th, 2017 in attempts, murder, news, prisons, sentencing by tracey

‘A prisoner who slit the throat of a fellow inmate who had himself attempted to murder Soham child killer Ian Huntley has been jailed for life.’

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BBC News, 17th May 2017

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Scattering Ian Brady’s ashes – Law & Religion UK

Posted May 17th, 2017 in burials and cremation, inquests, murder, news by sally

‘The inquest into the death of the remaining “Moors Murderer”, Ian Brady, commenced on 16 May 2017, and the BBC reported that his ashes would not to be scattered at Saddleworth Moor, the burial place of many of their victims. Senior coroner Christopher Sumner is reported as saying that “he knew he did not have the legal power to make such a request but believed it was the ‘correct moral judgement’”.’

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Law & Religion UK, 17th May 2017

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Ian Brady’s ashes must not be scattered on moor, says coroner – The Guardian

Posted May 17th, 2017 in burials and cremation, inquests, murder, news by sally

‘Ian Brady’s ashes must not be scattered on Saddleworth Moor, where he buried four of his child victims, a coroner has said.’

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The Guardian, 16th May 2017

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Father who killed baby in fit of temper jailed for at least 21 years – The Guardian

Posted May 5th, 2017 in child abuse, grievous bodily harm, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A father has been jailed for a minimum of 21 years for murdering his three-month-old son by hurling the infant “vigorously” against a hard surface in a fit of temper.’

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The Guardian, 4th April 2017

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Teenagers who murdered mother and daughter challenge sentences – The Guardian

Posted May 5th, 2017 in appeals, murder, news, sentencing, young offenders by tracey

‘A teenage couple detained for life for the killings of a mother and her daughter have challenged their “manifestly excessive” minimum terms.’

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The Guardian, 4th May 2017

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Obsessive gambler gets life for killing friend, dumping headless corpse in a suitcase, and stealing victim’s identity – The Independent

Posted May 3rd, 2017 in gambling, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A “cruel and ruthless” killer may spend the rest of his life behind bars after murdering his friend, cutting up his body, stuffing it in a suitcase, and then adopting the richer man’s identity to fund a life as a high-rolling gambler.’

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The Independent, 2nd May 2017

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