Boy, 16, who fell to death during scouts’ trip was unlawfully killed, jury finds – The Guardian

‘A 16-year-old scout was unlawfully killed when he fell to his death during a trip to a rugged beauty spot in north Wales, a jury has concluded.’

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The Guardian, 22nd February 2024

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Harry Dunn’s family says UK still allowing Americans to escape justice as US soldier flees after crash – The Independent

‘Harry Dunn’s family have warned that something has gone “very badly wrong” for another US citizen to have been able to evade justice in the UK after alleged involvement in a car crash.’

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The Independent, 14th December 2023

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No 10 finally to respond to 2017 report on Hillsborough injustices – The Guardian

‘Relatives of the 97 people killed at Hillsborough in 1989 will discover today how the government intends to respond to recommendations for widespread reform made in an official report six years ago into their experiences.’

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The Guardian, 6th December 2023

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Gracie Spinks inquest: Police admit failing woman killed by her stalker – BBC News

‘A police force has said it failed a woman who was stabbed to death by a former colleague who had stalked her.’

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BBC News, 16th November 2023

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Yousef Makki stabbing death was unlawful, new inquest concludes – The Guardian

‘The family of a teenage boy who was stabbed in the heart by his friend said they have finally got justice after a coroner ruled that he was unlawfully killed.’

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The Guardian, 25th October 2023

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Yousef Makki: second inquest begins into Manchester teenager’s stabbing – The Guardian

‘A fresh inquest has begun into the stabbing of a Manchester teenager killed by a wealthy young friend who was ultimately cleared of murder and manslaughter.’

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The Guardian, 16th October 2023

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Man killed nine-year-old Lilia Valutyte in Lincolnshire street, jury finds – The Guardian

‘Deividas Skebas killed nine-year-old Lilia Valutyte by stabbing her in the heart as she played with a hula hoop in the street, a jury has decided.’

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The Guardian, 11th July 2023

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Boeing 737 crash: Coroner rules Britons unlawfully killed – BBC News

Posted July 11th, 2023 in aircraft, inquests, news, unlawful killing by sally

‘Three British people who died in a plane crash were unlawfully killed, a coroner has ruled.’

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BBC News, 10th July 2023

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Asiah Kudi: Baby death could not have been predicted – inquest -BBC News

Posted June 22nd, 2023 in child neglect, children, inquests, news, unlawful killing by tracey

‘The death of a baby who was left alone for six days while her mother partied could not have been predicted, an inquest has concluded.’

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BBC News, 21st June 2023

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Sister of Christopher Alder on 25-year fight for answers – BBC News

‘More than a decade after his death in police custody, the body of former paratrooper Christopher Alder was discovered lying in a mortuary. At the same time, in a grave bearing his name lay the body of a 77-year-old woman. No-one has ever been held responsible for either incident. Ahead of the 25th anniversary of his death, Mr Alder’s sister, Janet, spoke to the BBC about the psychological toll of her battle for truth and accountability.’

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BBC News, 30th March 2023

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Unlawful Killing in Inquests: All Change? – Law Pod UK

Posted March 28th, 2023 in inquests, news, podcasts, unlawful killing by sally

‘Emma-Louise Fenelon speaks to Matthew Hill of 1 Crown Office Row about three recent decisions concerning unlawful killing.’

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Law Pod UK, 28th March 2023

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Inquiry into claims of unlawful killings in Afghanistan by UK armed forces officially begins – The Independent

Posted March 22nd, 2023 in Afghanistan, armed forces, inquiries, news, unlawful killing, war by tracey

‘The inquiry into allegations of unlawful killings by the UK armed forces in Afghanistan is set to be officially launched. The probe’s chair, Lord Justice Haddon-Cave, is expected to announce a call for evidence of illegal activity in the war-torn nation between 2010 and 2013 when the inquiry gets underway on Wednesday.’

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The Independent, 22nd March 2023

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‘Catastrophic failings’ at gun licence unit, but no officers or staff lose jobs – The Independent

Posted February 21st, 2023 in disciplinary procedures, firearms, inquests, licensing, news, police, unlawful killing by tracey

‘None of the police officers or staff investigated over the handling of Jake Davison’s gun licence will lose their jobs despite a jury finding there were “catastrophic failings” in the force’s firearms licensing department.’

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The Independent, 20th February 2023

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Calls for radical reform of gun laws after Plymouth shooting – The Guardian

Posted February 21st, 2023 in disciplinary procedures, firearms, inquests, licensing, news, police, unlawful killing by tracey

‘Senior police officers, families of shooting victims and anti-gun campaigners have called for a “radical reform” of the firearms licensing system after an inquest jury found “catastrophic” failings allowed the Plymouth gunman, Jake Davison, to legally possess a shotgun that he used to kill five people.’

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The Guardian, 20th February 2023

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Schrödinger’s Defendants: Inquests, Unlawful Killing and Criminal Acquittals – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted February 7th, 2023 in homicide, inquests, news, standard of proof, unlawful killing by sally

‘Three recent cases indicate a substantial change in law and practice, with inquests now seemingly free to make a determination of unlawful killing notwithstanding the acquittal of a defendant at a criminal trial.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 6th February 2023

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Shoreham air crash: Pilot seeks judicial review of inquest verdict – BBC news

Posted February 6th, 2023 in accidents, aircraft, inquests, judicial review, negligence, news, unlawful killing by tracey

‘The pilot whose plane crashed at the Shoreham Airshow in 2015, killing 11 men, has asked for permission to judicially review the inquest into their deaths.’

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BBC News, 6th February 2023

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Shoreham airshow victims were unlawfully killed, coroner rules – The Guardian

Posted December 21st, 2022 in aircraft, coroners, inquests, news, unlawful killing by sally

‘Eleven men who died after a Hawker Hunter aircraft crashed on to a motorway during an aerial display at the 2015 Shoreham airshow in West Sussex were unlawfully killed, a coroner has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 20th December 2022

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Baby of murder-acquitted mum was unlawfully killed, coroner finds – BBC News

Posted December 8th, 2022 in children, inquests, murder, news, unlawful killing by sally

‘A new-born baby whose mother was cleared of murdering him was killed unlawfully, a coroner has found.’

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BBC News, 7th December 2022

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Is The Northern Ireland Troubles Legacy Bill ‘Fatally’ Flawed? – Each Other

Posted August 10th, 2022 in bills, human rights, news, Northern Ireland, terrorism, unlawful killing by sally

‘Human rights and civil liberty groups have criticised the government’s proposals to grant an effective amnesty for crimes committed as part of the Troubles in Northern Ireland. The ‘Troubles’ is a term used to describe a period of conflict in Northern Ireland that lasted over 30 years, up until the Good Friday Agreement was signed in 1998. The Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Bill attempts to address more than 1,000 unsolved killings. Now, rights groups have said the Bill violates the UK’s human rights obligations.’

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Each Other, 10th August 2022

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Sussex PCs used baton and Taser on elderly man in wheelchair – BBC News

‘Gross misconduct notices have been served on two police officers who used a baton, a Taser and incapacitant spray on a man in a wheelchair.’

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BBC News, 4th August 2022

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