Archive for the 'death in custody' Category

Teenage deaths in prison cause mounting concern – The Guardian

“Campaigners have voiced mounting concern over the recent deaths of five teenagers in five jails across England in just five weeks. In the latest case, Ryan Clark, aged 17, was found hanging in his cell at Wetherby young offenders’ institution, near Leeds, while on remand on 18 April. He was the first person under the age of 18 to die in prison custody for more than three and a half years.”

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The Guardian, 4th May 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

IPCC investigates after east London man dies in police custody – The Guardian

“The independent police watchdog is investigating after a father-to-be died in police custody following an apparent altercation at a pub in east London.”

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The Guardian, 19th April 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Unlawful restraint ‘contributed to death of boy in custody’ – The Guardian

“Inquest jury finds serious system failure at secure training centre where Adam Rickwood, 14, killed himself.”

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The Guardian, 27th January 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Second inquest into death of youngest person to die in custody begins – The Guardian

“A second inquest into the death of the youngest person to die in custody begins today after a high court battle. Adam Rickwood was just 14 when he died in August 2004. He was found hanging in his cell in Hassockfield Secure Training Centre (STC), County Durham, hours after he was restrained by staff.”

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The Guardian, 10th January 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Al Hassan-Daniel and another v Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs – WLR Daily

Al Hassan-Daniel and another v Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs [2010] EWCA Civ 1443; [2010] WLR (D) 331

“There were perceptible and sound policy reasons why the defence of ex turpi causa non oritur actio did not form part of the Strasbourg jurisprudence, save when the matter came to just satisfaction. To introduce it into a claim under the Human Rights Act 1998 would be to create a barrier which citizens of other member states did not face.”

WLR Daily, 16th December 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Deaths in police custody since 1998: 333; officers convicted: none – The Guardian

“A total of 333 people have died in or following police custody over the past 11 years, but no officer has ever been successfully prosecuted, according to a watchdog’s report.”

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The Guardian,

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

MoD silence raises fears of custody deaths in Afghanistan – The Guardian

“The Ministry of Defence is refusing to disclose whether any individuals have died in British military custody in Afghanistan, raising concerns that a number of people may have been killed during interrogation.”

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The Guardian, 13th September 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Inquiry into death of County Durham man in custody – BBC News

“An inquiry into the death of a County Durham man in police custody will focus on the actions of arresting officers, a watchdog has said.”

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BBC News, 13th September 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Can you really predict a prisoner’s death? – BBC News

“Last August, two of the UK’s most notorious prisoners were released from prison.”

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BBC News, 6th August 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Iraq deaths in British custody could see military face legal challenges – The Guardian

“The Ministry of Defence is facing a further series of court battles that may shed more damaging light on the conduct of British troops in Iraq, after it emerged that many more civilians died in army custody than previously thought.”

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The Guardian, 1st July 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Paedophile killer’s jail term cut by 10 years – BBC News

“A murderer who killed one of the country’s most notorious paedophiles while in a Cambridge prison has had his minimum jail term cut by 10 years.”

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BBC News, 23rd April 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Deaths in prison custody 2009 – Ministry of Justice

“The Ministry of Justice has announced today that there were 60 apparently self-inflicted deaths among prisoners in England and Wales in 2009.”

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Ministry of Justice, 1st January 2010

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Police failings over man’s death – BBC News

“A watchdog’s report into the death of a man shortly after he was freed from custody says police should have sought medical advice while he was a prisoner.”

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BBC News, 1st October 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Family claim cover-up over death in police custody – The Guardian

“The head of a Metropolitan police station where a man died has been recorded on tape promising that CCTV cameras were working and tape from them had been seized – weeks before investigators told the man’s family that the footage was missing.”

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The Guardian, 21st August 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Independent Advisory Panel on Deaths in Custody starts work programme – Ministry of Justice

“The Independent Advisory Panel, a key part of the newly formed Ministerial Council on Deaths in Custody, has commenced its initial work programme.”

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Ministry of Justice, 17th August 2009

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Inquiry over police custody death – BBC News

“An investigation is under way by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) after a Gwynedd man died following police custody.”

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BBC News, 23rd July 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Management of Broadmoor high security hospital criticised after deaths – The Times

“Deaths at Broadmoor high security hospital and other institutions will be linked to management failures in a highly critical report this week.”

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The Times, 20th July 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Fresh inquest into custody death – BBC News

“A fresh inquest into the death of a Lancashire teenager found hanged at a secure unit in County Durham has been ordered by the High Court.”

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BBC News, 22nd January 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Family hit out at IPCC over death in custody – The Independent

“The police complaints commission is accused of failing to conduct an open investigation. Nina Lakhani reports.”

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The Independent, 4th January 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk


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