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A police officer has been sacked after breaching professional standards during the restraint of a mental health patient who collapsed and died in 2011.Pc Paul Adey was found guilty of giving a false account to investigators in relation to the fatal collapse of Walsall man Kingsley Burrell, who went into…
The mother of a vulnerable man who died after being restrained by police has said she is "devastated" that no charges will be brought over his death. Leon Briggs, 39, died after being restrained by officers in Luton, who held him under the Mental Health Act in November 2013. The…
The parents of an autistic woman who died after being struck by a lorry have won a legal battle to replace the coroner overseeing her inquest. Colette McCulloch (pictured), 35, was killed on the A1 in July 2016 while she was under the care of a residential care home near…
A male survivor of domestic abuse has spoken of how he was "days away from death" after being abused physically and psychologically by his partner. Alex Skeel, 22, has urged other victims to speak out after his former partner Jordan Worth was jailed for seven years after pleading guilty to…
Detainees at the Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre are in a "desperate" situation, ministers have heard. Shadow home secretary Diane Abbott again raised concerns about the conditions at the centre and accused the Government of ignoring women who are "on hunger strike" at the facility. Serco, which runs the centre,…
Shadow home secretary Diane Abbott has condemned "shocking" treatment of detainees at the Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre amid claims dozens of women are on hunger strike in protest at the conditions. After making her first visit to the controversial facility, Ms Abbott said she and Shami Chakrabarti (pictured) were…
A family court judge's criticisms of a social worker who won a fight to remain anonymous have emerged in a ruling published on a legal website. Judge Gavyn Arthur had been asked to make decisions about the truth of sex abuse allegations made by a teenage girl. He dismissed the…
Four patients died unexpectedly on a mental health ward which had more than the recommended number of beds on it, a report has found. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) carried out an inspection into East London NHS Foundation Trust following the deaths on an all-male ward between December 2016 and…
A family court judge's criticisms of a social worker and teaching assistant involved with a teenager who alleged that she had been sexually abused by a relative have emerged more than a year after his death. Sir Gavyn Arthur, who died in 2016, had analysed the girl's case at a…
A report into a riot-hit jail has revealed inmates were locked up for as much as 23 hours a day and highlighted a failure to provide soap, cleaning materials and toilet paper. Scores of prisoners flooded the gangways at the Category B HMP Bedford in chaotic scenes in November 2016…
A man who was accused of sexual abuse and prevented from seeing his children for two years has been compensated by a council following family court litigation. The man complained social services bosses at Luton Borough Council had breached his human rights. Council bosses have apologised and agreed to pay…
A 53-year-old grandmother who refused to help social workers trying to find her three-year-old grandchild has been held in prison for two days after council bosses said she was in contempt of court. Alison Moutiq, who lives in the Bedford area, was arrested on Sunday and kept in custody pending…
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