Fatal Injection: The unreported killing of Gary Fairfax

On 26 September 2017 the emergency services were called to a flat in Oaks Lane, Ilford. Paramedics arrived to find a 59-year-old man, Gary Fairfax, had apparently taken an overdose of heroin. His death was one of 1,164 due to heroin and morphine in England and Wales that year. Like… You must be a paid […]

New Project: Full reporting of a murder trial

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 […]

‘It is like the justice system has given up’

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 […]