A teenager who stabbed a father-of-three to death at a flat in Chingford was jailed for six years.
The decline of court reporting over the last 25 years has been described as a “threat to justice”. Local newspapers may not have the staff or resources to cover a trial in depth and the national press, TV and radio are naturally interested only in the most important or topical cases. Most court reports in […]
Sometimes the justice system fails the family of murder victims. Five years ago Nattallie Correa, 27, was found battered to death after a fire at her flat in Dagenham. Her boyfriend, who escaped the blaze with her two youngest children, was charged but acquitted after a retrial at the Old Bailey. Nattallie’s family are now left […]
The legal doctrine of Joint Enterprise remains controversial in murder cases because of the stakes involved. For the families of victims, it is a law that helps to bring to justice all those who took part in a gang attack and not just the person who inflicted the fatal injury. But for some suspects and […]
Following a series of stories about the number of people killed by mental health patients (1,200 in Britain in a decade, said The Sun), we decided to look at a single year in depth to illustrate the situation in London. In 2011 there were a total of 119 homicides. Twelve out of those 119 (just […]