Archive for the 'suicide' Category



Rabone and another v Pennine Care NHS Trust – WLR Daily

Rabone and another v Pennine Care NHS Trust [2010] EWCA Civ 698; [2010] WLR (D) 152

“Health trusts did not have an obligation to take special preventive measures to protect voluntary mental patients from the risk of suicide, even where that risk was ‘real and immediate’. The obligation existed in the case of persons for whom the state had assumed responsibility by their detention under the Mental Health Act 1983.”

WLR Daily, 21st June 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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

IPCC clear police over Thames Valley death – BBC News

“Thames Valley Police has been cleared of misconduct after a Buckinghamshire woman who was taken into custody killed herself a day after being released.”

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BBC News, 13th May 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Wiltshire coroner orders review into suicide – BBC News

“A coroner has ordered police and health services to review the way they treated a patient who hanged himself after being falsely accused of a sex assault.”

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BBC News, 12th May 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Pensioner who stabbed wife to death in failed suicide pact walks free – Daily Telegraph

“A pensioner walked free from court after being cleared of murdering his wife of 50 years whom he stabbed to death in a failed suicide pact.”

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Daily Telegraph, 30th April 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Pensioner cleared of killing wife of 50 years in failed suicide pact – The Guardian

“A pensioner was cleared yesterday of murdering his wife of 50 years, whom he stabbed to death in a failed suicide pact after she became mentally ill.”

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The Guardian, 30th April 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Gatwick Airport firearm man given prison sentence – BBC News

“A man who wanted police to shoot him in a ‘desperate suicide bid’ has been jailed for threatening people with an imitation gun at Gatwick Airport.”

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BBC News, 25th March 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Attorney General supports fresh inquest for student – BBC News

“The Attorney General has said there is an ‘unanswered question’ over the death of a north London student allegedly involved with a right-wing group.”

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BBC News, 21st January 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk


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