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the cps has said four men will face charges relating to the death of jack barnes

Four men to face criminal charges over death of Jack Barnes

The Crown Prosecution Service has today announced that Greater Manchester Police have been authorised to charge four men in relation to death of Jack Barnes, from Hull. Mr Barnes, 29, died after being chased and restrained by staff working at the station in October 2016. At a subsequent inquest into his death, at which Hudgell […]

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Statement on behalf of the family of Nikki Bulley following inquest conclusion of accidental death

Following today’s Inquest at County Hall, Preston, into the death of Nicola Bulley, where the Coroner recorded a conclusion of accidental death, her family have released this statement: “The last few months have been extremely tough to process for the family. The emotional impact will stay long in our hearts and whilst we’ll never get […]

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Victims of Stephen Port

IOPC to re-open its investigation into Met’s response to serial killer Port: Statement on behalf of the victims’ families

The IOPC (Independent Office for Police Conduct) has today confirmed it will re-open its investigation into the way the Metropolitan Police investigated the deaths of the four men killed by serial killer Stephen Port. In a letter sent to the families’ solicitor Neil Hudgell of Hudgell Solicitors this morning, the IOPC said a new investigation […]

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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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Victims of Stephen Port

Changes in national police approach to investigating unexplained deaths following inquests into deaths of Stephen Port’s victims

The Metropolitan Police and the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) have announced a new approach into investigating ‘unexplained deaths’ following failures exposed during the inquests into the deaths of Anthony Walgate, Gabriel Kovari, Daniel Whitworth and Jack Taylor, who were all murdered by serial killer Stephen Port. The changes are being introduced to provide ‘absolute […]

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Why we need a public inquiry into the deaths of mental health patients in the care of NHS services

The first inquiry of its kind in England is investigating the deaths of 1,500 mental health patients who were being cared for by NHS services across Essex between 2000 and 2020. The circumstances of their deaths were “unexpected, unexplained or self-inflicted”. They included adults, young people and children. They were all highly vulnerable and died […]

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Chelsea Blue Mooney

Mental health hospital found to provide insufficient care and ‘inadequate observations’ following the death of a teenage girl

The family of a 17-year-old girl who ‘would do anything for anyone’ but died after making ligatures in her room at a secure psychiatric hospital say changes must be made ‘to a failing system’ to prevent other families losing children struggling with mental health. The parents of Chelsea Blue Mooney, who was classed a ‘high-risk […]

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Victims of Stephen Port

Prevention of Future Deaths report published following inquest for Stephen Port’s victims

Following an inquest into the deaths of the four victims of the serial killer Stephen Port a Coroner’s Report has been published on action to prevent further deaths. Her Honour Judge Sarah Munro QC was appointed as Assistant Coroner within the East London area to conduct the inquests into the deaths of Anthony Walgate, Gabriel […]

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Family hoping for changes to police searches as concerns highlighted at inquest into death of ‘fantastic’ father who took own life

The family of a man found dead at the bottom of a North Yorkshire cliff three days after going missing hope the concerns they raised at an inquest into his death will lead to police reviewing how they handle searches for people with mental health issues. A two-day inquest concluded that Andrew Neil Clark, 41, […]

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