The Right to Life

As far as I can tell, the tragic death of 60yr old Mr Michael Thompson in March 2016 was not widely covered by the media.  An inquest in Southwark in 2017 returned a verdict that Mr Thompson had died an accidental death after he set fire to his own property whilst in mental health crisis […]

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Using PFD Reports

We’ve started the new year with some familiar messages – more preventing future death reports (PFDs) from UK coroners after someone tragically lost their life in circumstances which gave rise to fears that aspects could be repeated and lead to future tragedy. PFDs are statutory notices, something the Coroner issues to an agency who may control […]

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A Letter to Me

Dear PC BROWN, . Welcome to West Midlands Police! I can still remember very vividly how you felt on Monday 16th February 1998 as you walked through the door of Tally Ho! in Birmingham (don’t forget the exclamation mark) to join West Midlands Police, as you just have.  Having wanted to be a police officer […]

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