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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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Inquest told retired detective inspector died after being given medication that caused ‘massive’ internal bleed and not Covid-19, as hospital claimed

An inquest has heard a retired police detective inspector did not die of Covid-19 as a hospital claimed, but of a “massive” internal bleed after being prescribed medication he had previously had an adverse reaction to. 69-year-old Andy Kirby died on Christmas Eve 2020 at Hull Royal Infirmary days after initially being diagnosed with a […]

Chelsea Blue Mooney

Coroner says mental health hospital has ‘limited concern’ of vulnerable young patients using ligatures to self-harm following death of 17-year-old girl

A Coroner investigating the circumstances leading up to the death of a 17-year-old girl who was a patient at a mental health hospital says staff have “limited concern about the number of ligature incidents” on its ward and appear to have accepted them “as normal behaviour.” Abigail Combes, coroner for South Yorkshire has ordered Cygnet […]

Jacqueline Parsons

Police force agrees settlements with loved ones of woman who died in cemetery after ‘inadequate’ 10-minute search

Humberside Police has settled legal cases with the loved ones of a woman who died of hypothermia in a Hull cemetery after PCSOs searched for less than 10 minutes and didn’t even step foot outside of their car to look for her. The force was called to provide assistance to 56-year-old Jacqueline Parsons by a […]

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‘There are 500 more who suffered like me, waiting in the background for justice’

A Sub-Postmaster wrongfully jailed for crimes he hadn’t committed has told the Post Office Horizon IT Inquiry that he agreed to take part as he wants others who also suffered to come forward and secure justice. Noel Thomas, of Anglesey, was one of more than 700 sub-postmasters and sub-postmistresses prosecuted by the Post Office based […]

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