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Statement from families of victims of 2023 Nottingham attack on first anniversary

Hudgell Solicitors issues the following statement on behalf of the Coates family, the O’Malley-Kumar family, and the Webber family. On the 13th of June 2023, our lives changed forever. The brutal, calculated and unprovoked attack by Valdo Calocane took the lives of three innocent, decent and kind human beings: Barney Webber, Grace O’Malley-Kumar and Ian […]

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Former subpostmistress has named cleared in court after 20 years – and heads straight to Public Inquiry to see Paula Vennells give evidence

Six more former Subpostmasters had long-standing convictions relating to the Post Office Horizon scandal quashed in court this morning – as former chief executive Paula Vennells began giving her long-awaited evidence at the Public Inquiry. Having lived for two decades wrongfully labelled a convicted criminal, former Merseyside Subpostmistress Sushma Blaggan headed straight from the Royal […]

Victims of Stephen Port

Families of Stephen Port’s victims say gross misconduct investigation into Met Police officers must be ‘full and fearless’ and have ‘complete cooperation’

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) has today confirmed it is investigating five current and three former Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) officers for gross misconduct. It comes as part of a re-investigation into how the deaths of Anthony Walgate, Gabriel Kovari, Daniel Whitworth and Jack Taylor were originally handled by the force. The four […]

Debbie Padley

‘My daughter should have been in hospital, not a cell’ – Inquest hears woman who died in custody may have survived had officers called for medical help

The mother of a 43-year-old woman who died when locked in a Kent Police station cell has welcomed a jury’s conclusion that police officers’ failure to ensure she was medically assessed may have cost her life. Mother-of-four Debbie Padley had been taken to Tonbridge Police Station’s custody suite following a domestic incident at her home […]

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