Delayed inquests into deaths of Stephen Port’s victims open – The Guardian

Posted October 5th, 2021 in delay, inquests, murder, news by sally

‘The delayed inquests into the deaths of four young men who were victims of the serial killer Stephen Port open on Tuesday, as the lawyer for their families said the hearings marked a key step in their “quest for accountability”.’

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The Guardian, 5th October 2021

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Sarah Everard: Female officers ‘fear reporting male colleagues’ – BBC News

‘Female police officers fear reporting male colleagues as they worry they will be abandoned if they need help on duty, says a former senior officer. Ex-Met Ch Supt Parm Sandhu said female officers fear being “kicked in” while dealing with street violence. And a police watchdog inspector has admitted she would be concerned to approach a lone male officer at night.’

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BBC News, 30th September 2021

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Met Police issues advice to women to ‘shout or wave a bus down’ if they don’t trust a male officer – The Independent

Posted October 1st, 2021 in abuse of position of trust, kidnapping, murder, news, police, rape, sexual offences, women by tracey

‘The Metropolitan Police has issued advice for women who fear a male police officer might not be genuine, suggesting they call 999 or “shout out to a passer-by, run into a house or wave a bus down” for help.’

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The Independent, 1st October 2021

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Sarah Everard: Wayne Couzens to be sentenced for kidnap, rape and murder – The Guardian

Posted September 30th, 2021 in kidnapping, murder, news, police, rape, sentencing by sally

‘The former Metropolitan police officer Wayne Couzens is to be sentenced for the kidnap, rape and murder of Sarah Everard, whom he lured off the street by abusing his powers and position as a police officer.’

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The Guardian, 30th September 2021

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Sarah Everard: Former Met officer Wayne Couzens to be sentenced for murder – Daily Telegraph

‘A former police officer who kidnapped, raped and murdered Sarah Everard will return to the Old Bailey today to learn if he will spend the rest of his life behind bars.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th September 2021

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At least 15 serving or former police have killed women in UK since 2009 – report – The Guardian

Posted September 29th, 2021 in domestic violence, murder, news, police, statistics, women by sally

‘Women have been killed by at least 15 serving or former police officers in the UK since 2009, new figures reveal.’

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The Guardian, 28th September 2021

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Congleton murder: Man jailed for killing neighbour – BBC News

Posted September 28th, 2021 in murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who strangled his neighbour and then called a mental health support line to confess to the killing has been jailed for at least 30 years.’

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BBC News, 28th September 2021

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Manchester police refer themselves to watchdog over death of boy, 16 – The Guardian

Posted September 23rd, 2021 in complaints, murder, news, police, violent disorder, young persons by tracey

‘Greater Manchester police have referred themselves to the police watchdog over the death of a 16-year-old boy. Rhamero West was discovered in Old Trafford, Manchester, on 9 September with stab wounds. The student was taken to hospital from the scene in Norton Street but died shortly afterwards.’

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The Guardian, 22nd September 2021

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David Gomoh murder: Gang members jailed for NHS worker stabbing – BBC News

Posted September 17th, 2021 in gangs, imprisonment, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘Four gang members have received life sentences for the murder of a “charismatic and intelligent” NHS worker who died in front of his family.’

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BBC News, 17th September 2021

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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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