‘The law is cold. It doesn’t reflect the life lost’: mothers of murdered women tell their stories – The Guardian

‘A new campaign film keeps the pressure on the Ministry of Justice to change the minimum sentence for domestic murder. The Changes That We Can Make features Carole Gould and Julie Devey, two mothers who have been campaigning since February 2020 on behalf of their daughters, Ellie and Poppy.’

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The Guardian, 23rd July 2021

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Croydon tram crash deaths were accidental, inquest rules – The Guardian

Posted July 23rd, 2021 in accidents, bereavement, families, health & safety, inquests, news, transport, victims by sally

‘The deaths of seven passengers in the Croydon tram crash were accidental, the jury at the coroner’s inquest in south London has decided, in a verdict met with anger by families of the victims.’

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The Guardian, 22nd July 2021

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Tommy Robinson loses libel case brought by Syrian schoolboy – The Guardian

Posted July 23rd, 2021 in assault, children, damages, defamation, internet, Islam, news, victims, young persons by sally

‘The anti-Islam activist Tommy Robinson has lost a libel case brought against him by a Syrian schoolboy who was filmed being attacked at school.’

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The Guardian, 22nd July 2021

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CPS accused of betraying rape victims as prosecutions hit record low – The Guardian

‘The Crown Prosecution Service must be held to account for its continued “betrayal” of rape victims, the victims’ commissioner of England and Wales has said, as new figures revealed rape prosecutions had fallen to another record low.’

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The Guardian, 22nd July 2021

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Justice system failing victims, says commissioner for England and Wales – The Guardian

Posted July 22nd, 2021 in budgets, criminal justice, delay, news, rape, victims by sally

‘Chronic underfunding of the criminal justice system has left victims facing a “bleak” picture, the victims’ commissioner for England and Wales has warned.’

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The Guardian, 21st July 2021

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Pandemic Sees Huge Rise In Reports Of Stalking – Each Other

‘Stalking offences in England and Wales have seen a “significant increase” during the pandemic, according to police.’

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Each Other, 15th July 2021

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Police and CPS in rape case blame game – report – BBC News

‘Police and the Crown Prosecution Service are involved in a blame game over a drop in rape prosecutions, a watchdogs’ report has said.’

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BBC News, 16th July 2021

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Secondary Victims: Still Second-Class Claimants? – Ropewalk Clinical Negligence Blog

‘In King v Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust [2021] EWHC 1576 (QB), the High Court once again demonstrated the difficulties faced by Claimants who suffer psychiatric conditions as a result of witnessing loved ones (in this case, a new-born baby) die in hospital.’

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Ropewalk Clinical Negligence Blog, 12th July 2021

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Crime victims ‘hesitant’ to report them over court delays – BBC News

Posted July 13th, 2021 in crime, criminal justice, delay, news, victims by tracey

‘A victim of crime says some people are put off reporting incidents because of delays in getting justice. More than 57,000 trials are yet to be heard in crown courts across England and Wales due to a backlog made worse by the coronavirus pandemic.’

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BBC News, 13th July 2021

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CPS publishes updated guidance for handling of illegal entry cases via small boats – Crown Prosecution Service

‘Prosecutors and law enforcement agencies have agreed a consistent approach to the handling of cases involving illegal entry to the UK via small boats and lorries.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 8th July 2021

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Epidemic of violence against women under way in England and Wales – report – The Guardian

‘Women and girls are being subjected to an epidemic of violence that requires a “radical and bold” shift in how authorities in England and Wales tackle crimes that disproportionately affect female victims, a police watchdog has warned.’

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The Guardian, 7th July 2021

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Woman speaks out over Elvis performer rape ordeal – BBC News

‘A woman raped by an Elvis impersonator when she was a 15-year-old dancer has said “he no longer controls her life” after he was finally put behind bars.’

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BBC News, 7th July 2021

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Grenfell Tower fire: Borough called on to admit liability – BBC News

‘Dozens of Grenfell Tower fire survivors have called on a London borough to admit its “liability” for the blaze.’

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BBC News, 7th July 2021

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Grenfell bereaved and survivors bring multimillion pound case to high court – The Guardian

‘More than 800 bereaved and survivors from Grenfell Tower and 102 firefighters are seeking up to tens of millions of pounds in compensation from organisations involved in the disastrous refurbishment in a case that reaches the high court on Wednesday.’

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The Guardian, 6th July 2021

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Rape victims still face police phone trawl, says commissioner – BBC News

‘Proposals for England and Wales mean people who claim to have been raped will still face pressure to hand over their phones to police and prosecutors, says the victims’ commissioner.’

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BBC News, 17th July 2021

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Alex Davies death: Mum’s shock after killer moved to hospital – BBC News

‘The mother of a murder victim has described her “shock” at learning his killer was moved to a mental health hospital after “two hours” in jail.’

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BBC News, 5th July 2021

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Operation Fort: Three gang members convicted of human trafficking – Crown Prosecution Service

‘Three pivotal members of the largest human trafficking ring ever exposed in the UK have been convicted of people trafficking offences that involved vulnerable victims being intimidated and exploited, having their wages funnelled in to bank accounts controlled by members of the gang and being paid only paltry sums in return for their labours.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 25th June 2021

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Crown court backlog hits record high of 60,000 cases as victims wait years for justice – The Independent

‘The backlog of crown court cases in England and Wales has hit a record number of almost 60,000 as waiting times rocket for victims and defendants.’

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The Independent, 24th June 2021

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Child sex abuse victims ‘accused of lying by police’, inquiry finds – The Independent

‘Police officers often accuse young victims of child sexual abuse of lying when they try to report crimes, a report has found.’

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The Independent, 24th June 2021

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Three in four domestic abuse cases end without charge in England and Wales – The Guardian

‘Three in four domestic abuse offences reported to the police are closed without a perpetrator being charged, a watchdog has said, amid fears the figures have worsened during the pandemic.’

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The Guardian, 23rd June 2021

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