Mother killed herself and her two sons after MS diagnosis, inquest hears

Vicky Amaning, 34, was struggling to cope with her deteriorating health and the impact of the Covid lockdown on top of caring for her two autistic sons when she set fire to her home in south London in March 2021. She detailed her plans in her diary but was classed as ‘low risk’ by her counsellor two days before her death. Vicky’s mother believes that ‘more should have been done’.

‘A catastrophic chain of events’: The murder of Vera Savage

Could council officials have prevented the death of a vulnerable 89-year-old woman at the hands of her own son? The first sign that something terrible had happened was a handwritten note next to the letterbox on the front door: Call the police Suicide Side gate and back door unlocked JS… You must be a paid …