Violence against women and girls should be treated with same priority as terrorism, says watchdog – The Independent

‘“Radical” change is needed to stop an epidemic of violence against women and girls in Britain, a watchdog has found.
An inspection sparked by the killing of Sarah Everard, who was kidnapped, raped and murdered by a serving police officer, said police must prioritise protecting women as highly as counter-terrorism.’

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The Independent, 17th September 2021

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Bernadette Walker: Man jailed for life for murdering girl who called him her father – The Independent

‘A man who murdered the teenage girl who called him her father has been sentenced to life in prison and must serve 32 years before he can be considered for release.’

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The Independent. 11th September 2021

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‘Unduly lenient’ jail term for killing during sex considered for appeal – The Guardian

‘The attorney general’s office is considering whether to appeal against the jail term of four years and eight months handed to a man who choked his lover to death during sex.’

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The Guardian, 8th September 2021

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Sally Challen defence QC leads domestic homicide review – BBC News

‘The defence barrister for Sally Challen, who was the first woman to have her murder conviction quashed under coercive control laws, is to lead a review into domestic homicide laws.’

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BBC News, 9th September 2021

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Lynette White murder: Cardiff Five are victims, chief says – BBC News

Posted September 9th, 2021 in miscarriage of justice, murder, news, police, Wales by sally

‘Members of the so-called “Cardiff Five” should be “recognised as victims”, a senior police officer has said.’

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BBC News, 9th September 2021

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Stevenage Christopher Hewett murder: Teen sentenced for manslaughter – BBC News

Posted September 7th, 2021 in murder, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

‘A teenager convicted of manslaughter after a father-of-two was stabbed to death has been sentenced to five years in a young offenders institution.’

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BBC News, 6th September 2021

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Brent petrol murder: Man guilty of killing wife in arson attack – BBC News

Posted September 1st, 2021 in arson, domestic violence, families, murder, news by sally

‘A “controlling and jealous” man who set fire to his estranged wife has been found guilty of her murder.’

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BBC News, 31st August 2021

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Anthony Adekola murder: Three guilty of Marks & Spencer worker’s killing – BBC News

Posted August 24th, 2021 in gangs, murder, news by sally

‘Three gang members have been found guilty of murdering a Marks & Spencer shop assistant who was stabbed at random in a postcode war.’

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BBC News, 23rd August 2021

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PDS employee dismissed after work with murderer awarded £100k – Legal Futures

‘The Public Defender Service (PDS) has been ordered to pay £100,000 in compensation to an employee unfairly dismissed after suffering post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) due to her work debriefing a murderer.’

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Legal Futures, 23rd August 2021

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Coroner in Plymouth gunman case requests review of weapons licensing – The Guardian

Posted August 20th, 2021 in coroners, firearms, inquests, licensing, mental health, murder, news, offensive weapons by sally

‘The coroner overseeing the case of the Plymouth gunman, Jake Davison, who killed his mother and four other people, has asked a watchdog to examine whether changes to weapons licensing have been made since a man shot dead three women in the north of England almost 10 years ago.’

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The Guardian, 19th August 2021

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Mark Chilman jailed for murdering ex’s new partner and setting body on fire – BBC News

Posted August 17th, 2021 in families, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘An “obsessed” man has been jailed for at least 22 years for murdering his former long-term girlfriend’s new partner, leaving him in a burning car.’

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BBC News, 16th August 2021

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David Gomoh: four people convicted over murder of NHS worker – The Guardian

Posted August 12th, 2021 in gangs, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘Four people have been convicted of murdering an NHS worker they selected at random to kill in the street in an attack meant to boost their standing in a gang.’

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The Guardian, 11th August 2021

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Haroldas Bugaila jailed for life for baby son’s murder – BBC News

Posted August 12th, 2021 in child abuse, domestic violence, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who murdered his baby son and inflicted life-changing injuries on the infant’s twin brother by violently shaking them has been jailed for life.’

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BBC News, 10th August 2021

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The Macpherson Report more than 20 years on – Home Affairs Committee calls for urgent action to tackle deep rooted racial disparities in policing – Garden Court Chambers

‘More than twenty years on from the publication of the Macpherson report that followed the Inquiry into the racist murder of Stephen Lawrence, the Committee has found that there are still serious and deep rooted racial disparities, and that neither police forces nor governments have taken race equality seriously enough for too long.’

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Garden Court Chambers, 30th July 2021

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Aya Hachem: Men jailed for student’s drive-by murder – BBC News

Posted August 6th, 2021 in imprisonment, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘Seven men have been jailed for murdering a student who was shot dead in a feud between two rival tyre firms.’

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BBC News, 5th August 2021

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Seven men found guilty of murder of Blackburn student Aya Hachem – The Guardian

Posted August 4th, 2021 in bereavement, closed circuit television, families, homicide, murder, news, victims by sally

‘Seven men have been found guilty of murdering a law student, Aya Hachem, in Blackburn last year after a longstanding feud between two tyre firm owners.’

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The Guardian, 4th August 2021

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Judith Fox: Woman killed and dismembered mother jury finds – BBC News

Posted July 29th, 2021 in arson, families, fire, hospital orders, mental health, murder, news by sally

‘A woman killed her mother, whose remains were found in woods, a jury has found.’

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BBC News, 28th July 2021

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Oldham killer who daubed victim’s body in nail varnish is jailed – BBC News

Posted July 28th, 2021 in domestic violence, families, imprisonment, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A murderer who daubed “it was me” in red nail varnish on his girlfriend’s body has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 27th July 2021

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Man found guilty of murdering daughter, 17, missing since last July – The Guardian

‘A man has been found guilty of murdering his 17-year-old daughter, who went missing last July and whose body has never been found.’

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The Guardian, 26th July 2021

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Two teenage boys guilty of murder of Oliver Stephens, 13 – The Guardian

‘Two 14-year-old boys who “ambushed” a 13-year-old and stabbed him to death after a dispute on social media have been found guilty of his murder.’

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The Guardian, 26th July 2021

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