Archive for the 'poisoning' Category

Stowe school porter cleared of poisoning soup – BBC News

“A kitchen porter at a public school in Buckinghamshire has been cleared of pouring drain cleaner into pupils’ soup.”

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BBC News, 6th April 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Nanny jailed for attempting to poison Ann Summers boss Jacqueline Gold – Daily Telegraph

“The former nanny of Ann Summers boss Jacqueline Gold was jailed for 12 months today after admitting attempting to poison the lingerie tycoon with screen wash.”

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Daily Telegraph, 4th March 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

School lab technician jailed for drugging pupil – The Independent

“A school lab technician who knocked a teenage pupil unconscious by tricking her into wearing a dust mask doused in chloroform was jailed for two-and-a-half years today.”

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The Independent, 24th August 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Cocaine smuggler jailed for 20 years after drug-laced rum killed drinker – The Guardian

“A smuggler has been jailed for 20 years for the manslaughter of a taxi driver who died after unwittingly drinking a shot of rum from a bottle heavily laced with cocaine.”

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The Guardian, 11th August 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Man jailed for poison of baby son with painkillers – BBC News

“A man has been jailed for a minimum of 10 years for trying to kill his weeks-old baby son by smothering him and poisoning him with painkillers.”

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BBC News, 16th April 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Poisoned children win compensation fight against Corby borough council – The Guardian

“Families that brought a class action over the biggest case of child poisoning since thalidomide were celebrating tonight after reaching an out-of-court settlement with their local council. The result ends an 11-year battle waged by the families of 19 children born with deformities caused by toxic dust from a former steelworks in Corby, Northamptonshire.”

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The Guardian, 16th April 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Boris Berezovsky wins libel case over Litvinenko murder – The Guardian

“The exiled Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky was today awarded libel damages of £150,000 over ‘savage’ allegations he was behind the murder of his Alexander Litvinenko, the poisoned Russian dissident who was his close friend.”

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The Guardian, 10th March 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Exiled billionaire Berezovsky begins libel battle over claim he killed Litvinenko – The Guardian

“Boris Berezovsky, a fierce critic of the Kremlin who claimed asylum in the UK in 2003, is suing Vladimir Terluk over ­comments he made on a Russian news programme in April 2007. In the interview, Terluk – under the pseudonym ‘Pyotr’ – claimed Berezovsky was responsible for Litvinenko’s radiation poisoning. The allegation has also been made by Andrei Lugovoi, a former KGB officer whom the British government has named as their prime suspect for the murder.”

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The Guardian, 7th February 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Man sentenced for poisoning curry with slug pellets – BBC News

“A man from Manchester who tried to poison his neighbours by lacing a curry with slug pellets has been given a suspended prison sentence.”

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BBC News, 12th January 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Poison abortion bid doctor guilty – BBC News

“A doctor has been found guilty of poisoning his lover in a failed attempt to induce an abortion.”

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BBC News, 19th October 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Suspended term for tea poison man – BBC News

“A man who poisoned his estranged wife’s tea with mercury has been given a 350-day suspended sentence.”

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BBC News, 28th August 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Pensioner to be sentenced for poisoning wife’s tea – The Independent

“A pensioner who poured mercury into his estranged wife’s cup of tea to win her back by nursing her back to health will be sentenced later today.”

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The Independent, 28th August 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Alexis v Newham London Borough Council – WLR Daily

Alexis v Newham London Borough Council [2009] EWHC 1323 (QB); [2009] WLR (D) 186

“A local authority owed a duty of care to its teachers to take such precautions as were reasonable in all the circumstances to prevent or minimise the risk of injury that might occur as a result of mischievous or malicious behaviour on the part of pupils.”

WLR Daily, 16th June 2009

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.

Teacher poisoned by pupil loses claim for damages – The Guardian

“A teacher who claimed her career was wrecked after a schoolgirl poisoned her drinking water with whiteboard cleaning fluid today lost a claim for damages.”

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The Guardian, 15th June 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Teacher poisoned by pupil sues education authority for £700,000 in High Court – Daily Telegraph

“Shaaira Alexis unwittingly drank blackboard cleaning fluid after the schoolgirl sneaked into her classroom and poured it into a water bottle, a court was told.”

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Daily Telegraph, 28th April 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Woman who poisoned husband is spared jail – The Guardian

“A wife who poisoned her husband three times by slipping a tranquilliser into two Chinese takeaways and a curry was yesterday spared jail by a judge who described the crimes as ‘like something from a very bad detective novel’.”

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The Guardian, 8th October 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Cook Yvonne Godwin made rat poison cake for unfaithful husband – The Times

“A former hospital cook who laced her unfaithful husband’s fruit cake with rat poison was spared jail yesterday. Yvonne Godwin baked the poisoned cake after discovering that her husband of 30 years had been having an affair with her best friend’s sister.”

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The Times, 29th May 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Woman who poisoned husband jailed – BBC News

“A conwoman who tried to poison her husband with rat killer and anti-depressant tablets has been jailed by a judge at York Crown Court.”

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BBC News, 9th May 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Salt baby death inquiry dropped – BBC News

“A doctor accused of giving false evidence in the trial of a mother accused of killing her son by poisoning him with salt will not be prosecuted.”

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BBC News, 23rd April 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Curry poisoner wife gets 30 years – The Guardian

“A woman who attempted to kill her husband by putting antifreeze in his curry was today jailed for 30 years.”

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The Guardian, 28th February 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Wife guilty of anti-freeze plot – BBC News

“A woman has been found guilty of trying to kill her husband by slipping anti-freeze into his wine.”

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BBC News, 29th January 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Wife found guilty of poison plot – BBC News

“A woman has been found guilty of poisoning her husband in an attempt to confuse him while she stole £43,000 from his mother.”

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BBC News, 6th December 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk


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