Children’s social services in Bradford to be handed to independent trust – The Guardian

‘Bradford council has been stripped of control of its children’s social care after an investigation following the murder of 16-month-old Star Hobson found serious shortcomings in the management of the service.’

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The Guardian, 25th January 2022

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Star Hobson murder: Social services review delayed – BBC News

Posted January 25th, 2022 in child abuse, child cruelty, inquiries, murder, news by sally

‘A review into the death of murdered toddler Star Hobson has been delayed.’

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BBC News, 24th January 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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High court to hear claims Sarah Everard vigil ban breached human rights – The Guardian

‘Women’s rights activists are at the high court to argue that the police’s decision to ban a vigil for Sarah Everard in London was a breach of their human rights.’

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The Guardian, 19th January 2022

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Katy Sprague not warned of threat to kill hours before her murder – BBC News

‘A woman was not told her neighbour had threatened to kill her just hours before he murdered her, a review has found.’

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BBC News, 19th January 2022

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Missed opportunities to prosecute double murderer, report finds – BBC News

Posted January 19th, 2022 in children, domestic violence, families, local government, murder, news, police, social services by michael

‘Opportunities were missed to prosecute a domestic abuser before he murdered his partner and her daughter, a report has found.’

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BBC News, 19th January 2022

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Stephen Lawrence murder: Jamie Acourt ‘cannot repay £90k’ from drugs plot – BBC News

‘One of the men suspected of murdering Stephen Lawrence in a racist attack has said he cannot pay £90,000 he made from a £3m drugs plot.’

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BBC News, 18th January 2022

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Review of mother and daughter’s murders could save lives, family hopes – The Guardian

‘Relatives want an official review of the killing of Laura Mortimer and Ella Dalby to spark better collaboration between police, social services and others.’

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The Guardian, 15th January 2022

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Prosecutors seek the public’s views on mercy killings and failed suicide pacts – Crown Prosecution Service

‘The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is seeking views on a proposed update to legal guidance on homicide, to assist prosecutors considering the public interest when dealing with suspects in deaths arising out of failed suicide pacts and so called “mercy killings”.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 14th January 2022

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Peter Sutcliffe: Yorkshire Ripper ‘should have been able to call ex-wife before he died’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 13th, 2022 in murder, news, ombudsmen, prisons, restraint by tracey

‘An independent report into the serial killer’s death also criticises the use of restraints on him while being taken to hospital.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th January 2022

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Police forensic expert jailed after 3,000 crime scene and post-mortem images found on personal computer – The Independent

‘A police forensics expert who illegally stored images of murder victims and crime scenes on his own computer has been jailed for three years.’

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The Independent, 10th January 2022

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Sarah Everard inquiry to examine if ‘red flags’ over murderer Wayne Couzens were missed – The Independent

Posted January 11th, 2022 in inquiries, kidnapping, murder, news, police, rape by tracey

‘The public inquiry into how a serving police officer was able to abduct, rape and murder Sarah Everard will look at whether any “red flags” were missed.’

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The Independent, 10th January 2022

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Man who killed brother during drunken row jailed for at least 21 years – The Guardian

Posted January 6th, 2022 in families, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who killed his younger brother with a kitchen knife after a drunken row about the way the dog was spoken to has been told he must serve at least 21 years in jail.’

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The Guardian, 5th January 2022

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Beth Aspey murder: Boyfriend jailed for minimum of 20 years – BBC News

Posted December 21st, 2021 in domestic violence, families, imprisonment, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘An abusive boyfriend who used a hammer to murder his partner has been jailed for a minimum of 20 years.’

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BBC News, 20th December 2021

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Mother and son guilty of killing boy, 17, in machete attack in London – The Guardian

Posted December 21st, 2021 in homicide, murder, news, offensive weapons, young persons by sally

‘A mother and her teenage son have been found guilty of killing a 17-year-old boy in a machete attack in south London.’

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The Guardian, 20th December 2021

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Man to be sentenced for murder of hotelier and trying to kill his own mother – The Independent

Posted December 20th, 2021 in attempted murder, dangerous driving, families, murder, news by sally

‘An artist found guilty of the murder of millionaire hotelier Sir Richard Sutton and the attempted murder of his own mother will be sentenced on Monday.’

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The Independent, 20th December 2021

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David Fuller jailed for murder of two women and abuse of over 100 corpses – The Guardian

Posted December 16th, 2021 in guilty pleas, hospitals, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who murdered two women then used a hospital job to prey like a “vulture” on more than 100 dead women in a mortuary, whose bodies he sexually assaulted, has been told by a judge he will die in jail.’

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The Guardian, 15th December 2021

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Daniel Morgan: Axe-murder victim’s family ‘set to sue the Met’ – The Independent

Posted December 13th, 2021 in compensation, corruption, criminal justice, families, murder, news, police, victims by tracey

‘The family of a private investigator whose murder 34 years ago remains unsolved are preparing to take legal action against the Metropolitan Police over the case.’

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The Independent, 13th December 2021

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Kerry Woolley murder: Killer jailed alongside accomplice mum – BBC News

‘A man who stabbed, smothered and strangled his girlfriend has been jailed alongside his mother, who helped him try to cover up his crime.’

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BBC News, 8th December 2021

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Arthur Labinjo-Hughes: Review of his death ‘owes it to him’ – BBC News

Posted December 7th, 2021 in child cruelty, homicide, inquiries, murder, news, social services by sally

‘Authorities owe it to Arthur Labinjo-Hughes and all children to review events leading up to his killing, the crime and policing minister Kit Malthouse has said.’

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BBC News, 6th December 2021

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