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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‘Complete removal of hope’: an inmate on life in a close supervision centre – The Guardian

‘Case study: Kevan Thakrar says the high suicide and self-harm rates in CSCs are no surprise.’

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The Guardian, 26th July 2021

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Stevenage: Boy, 17, found guilty of murdering father-of-two – BBC News

Posted July 23rd, 2021 in assisting offenders, homicide, murder, news, young offenders by sally

‘A 17-year-old boy has been found guilty of murdering a father-of-two who was fatally stabbed.’

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BBC News, 22nd July 2021

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Daniel Morgan case: Met accused of ‘betrayal’ over unsolved 1987 murder – BBC News

Posted July 22nd, 2021 in corruption, London, murder, news, police by sally

‘The Met Police has been accused of a “betrayal of the public” in its statements over the unsolved murder of private investigator Daniel Morgan.’

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BBC News, 21st July 2021

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Oldham murder: Man jailed for killing ex-wife over house sale – BBC News

Posted July 21st, 2021 in families, imprisonment, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who murdered his ex-wife after being told he would have to move out of the family home has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 20th July 2021

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Colin Pitchfork: Double killer will not be on sex offenders register – BBC News

Posted July 19th, 2021 in child abuse, DNA, forensic science, murder, news, parole, rape, sexual offences by michael

‘A man who raped and murdered two 15-year-old girls will not be placed on the sex offenders register when he is released.

The Ministry of Justice said it was because Colin Pitchfork’s crimes were committed before 1997, when the register was introduced.’

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BBC News, 19th July 2021

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Sarah Everard murder: Met Police sacks Wayne Couzens – BBC News

Posted July 19th, 2021 in disciplinary procedures, kidnapping, murder, news, police, rape, sexual offences by michael

‘The police officer who murdered Sarah Everard has been dismissed from the Metropolitan Police, a week after admitting the crime.’

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BBC News, 17th July 2021

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Shane Mayer: Three jailed over fatal Darlaston stabbing – BBC News

Posted July 19th, 2021 in homicide, imprisonment, murder, news, offensive weapons, sentencing by michael

‘Three men have been jailed for killing a man in a fight outside a bar.

Shane Mayer, 21, died in hospital after being stabbed in Darlaston, West Midlands, in July 2019.’

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BBC News, 17th July 2021

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Murder cases reopened in wake of Sally Challen appeal – The Guardian

‘A number of murder cases are being re-examined to investigate possible unsafe convictions where coercive and controlling behaviour may not have been available as a defence, the Observer can reveal.’

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The Guardian, 10th July 2021

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