Archive for the 'suicide' 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

Dr Kelly wounds ‘typical of self-inflicted injury’ – The Independent

“Wounds to the body of weapons inspector David Kelly were ‘typical of self-inflicted injury’, according to previously secret medical documents released today.  Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke said he was publishing the documents on how Dr Kelly died ‘in the interests of maintaining public confidence in the inquiry into how Dr Kelly came by his death’. Lord Hutton, who conducted the inquiry into Dr Kelly’s death, ruled that the report should remain secret for 70 years, but there were a number of calls for another examination of the case.”

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The Independent, 22nd October 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

No charges following death of Caroline Loder – Crown Prosecution Service

“The Crown Prosecution Service has decided that charges will not be brought against Dr Elisabeth Wilson and two individuals following the death of Caroline Loder at her home in Surrey on 8 June 2009.”

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Crown Prosecution Service, 16th August 2010

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

No prosecutions in Caroline Loder MS death probe – BBC news

“Three people arrested over the suicide of a multiple sclerosis sufferer will not face prosecution, it has emerged.”

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BBC News, 16th August 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Would-be suicide bombers jailed for life – BBC News

“Three men have been jailed for life for plotting to murder as suicide bombers.”

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BBC News, 12th July 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Three men linked to liquid bomb plot guilty of conspiracy to murder – Crown Prosecution Service

“Today’s convictions of Ibrahim Savant, Arafat Waheed Khan and Waheed Zaman are the culmination of years of determined work by the CPS and police, and brings to 12 the number of those successfully prosecuted following the arrests in relation to the liquid bomb plot, said Sue Hemming, head of the Crown Prosecution Service Counter Terrorism Division.”

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Crown Prosecution Service, 8th July 2010

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Criminal law: new offences, amendments and provisions – Law Society’s Gazette

“Significant parts of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 took effect during the spring of this year. On 1 February section 59 was brought into force amending the Suicide Act 1961. For the old offence under section 2, there is now substituted a provision that ‘a person (D) commits an offence if (a) D does an act capable of encouraging or assisting the suicide or attempted suicide of another person and (b) D’s act was intended to encourage or assist suicide or an attempt at suicide’.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 1st July 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk


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