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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…
Health Secretary Matt Hancock has indicated he is ready to consider calls to close all institutions for people with learning difficulties or autism. The call came from Sir Stephen Bubb, who said recommendations for reform of the system in his 2014 report into abuse at the Winterbourne View home have…
Devon and Cornwall Police has pleaded guilty to health and safety breaches in relation to an emergency response belt that was used on a man before he died in custody.Thomas Orchard, 32, died in hospital seven days after being arrested and taken to Heavitree Road police station in Exeter, Devon,…
The family of a man who died in police custody more than three years ago said they are “disappointed and disgusted” by the Crown’s decision not to bring any prosecutions at present as a result. Sheku Bayoh (pictured), 31, died after being restrained by officers responding to a call in…
The use of restraints on adults with learning disabilities has risen by 50% in hospitals, figures show. Restraints in this setting were used a total of 15,065 times in England in 2016, according to data obtained by BBC Radio 4's File On 4, rising to 22,620 in 2017. The use…
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…
A police officer has been cleared of misconduct over the death of a 20-year-old who was restrained in an "unorthodox" way on a shop floor. Rashan Charles died in July 2017 after he was chased on foot to the store (pictured) in Dalston, east London, and swallowed a package as…
An epileptic man who died after being restrained face down by police officers was held in a van for seven and a half minutes before receiving medical attention, a misconduct panel has heard. Duncan Tomlin fell unconscious after a struggle with Sussex Police officers when he was detained during a…
Twenty-three people died in or following police custody last year - the highest number for a decade. Figures from the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) show there were nine more police custody deaths in 2017/18 than the previous year. The number was the highest since 2007/2008, when there were…
Tears and applause greeted MPs' approval of mental health reforms known as "Seni's law" in memory of the man whose death inspired them. Olaseni Lewis (pictured), known as Seni to friends and family, died aged 23 in September 2010 - days after he fell unconscious while being restrained by 11…
Reforms to mental health units have stalled after a Tory MP delivered one of the Commons' longest speeches in recent years. Cries of "shame" were heard in the chamber as the Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Bill was blocked due to the efforts of Philip Davies (Shipley) and former…
Asylum seekers were subjected to excessive use of restraints after escort staff were given "dire" warnings about the potential for disruption on a removal flight, an inspection report found. HM Inspectorate of Prisons said it had "serious concerns" after observing an operation to transport detainees to three European countries in…
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