INQUEST in the media 2009

The links below are to news items which featured INQUEST or raised issues of concern to us in 2009.

December 2009
Inquiry launched into migrant deaths (The Independent)
November 2009
INQUEST announced as winners of the Longford Prize 2009 (see end of article in The Independent)
Catalogue of failures in Liam McManus Inquest (Community Care)
Mum wins prison death inquest victory (Hackney Gazette)
Mum wins prison death fight (Islington Gazette)
UK vacuum over children in custody (Guardian letters page)
Care teams blamed for boy’s death (BBC News )
Coroners and justice act: Keep tabs on the teaspoons (The Guardian)
Systemic failings contributed to boy’s death in cell, jury finds (The Guardian)
No thank you, Mr Straw (Index on Censorship)
Catalogue of prison failings ‘led to suicide (Morning Star)
Ghosting: prisoner removal before inspections spreads to Brixton (The Guardian)
Man ‘died in police custody’ (Mikey Powell inquest coverage, BBC News)
Inquest into death of service user Mikey Powell while in police custody opens after six year wait (Black
Mental Health UK
FAILED AGAIN: De Menezes family shocked as Blair aide gets top job in IPPC (Morning Star)
October 2009
If somebody dies we MUST know why… It’s vital that our inquests stay public (The Mail on Sunday)
Outrage at government plan for secret inquests (The Independent)
The death of prisoner Baranovsky (The Independent)
Secret Met police inquiry into death of Blair Peach revealed (The Guardian)
August 2009
In Court Analysis: This is the modern world (Safety and Health Practitioner)
The victims who don�t touch A-list hearts need support too (The Times)
July 2009
Godfrey Moyo – prisoner or patient? (Institute of Race Relations )
‘Publish report on Blair Peach’s death’ (Morning Star )
Blair Peach – a stone is turned (New Internationalist)
The crime of a shared cell (The Guardian )
Hundreds die in ‘hidden world’ of mental hospitals (The Observer)
Epileptic prisoner died after being held down by guards (Daily Telegraph)
Another death, another IPCC failure (The Guardian )
Police claim Ian Tomlinson could have been attacked by fake G20 cop (Evening Standard)
Police claimed G20 victim may have died after clashing with ‘fake’ officer (Daily Mail )
Police floated imposter theory over Ian Tomlinson’s death at G20 protests (The Guardian )
June 2009
Blair Peach death secrecy review (BBC)
Met police chief willing to release Blair Peach report (The Guardian)
Does the Coroners and Justice Bill go far enough – and is there enough money (Law Society Gazette)
Open Blair files, say campaigners (Ealing Gazette)
Time to release secret information on deaths of protestors (The Guardian )
Call to publish 1979 death report (BBC)
Partner of man killed by Met officers calls for investigation to be made public (The Guardian )
Inquest to be held at last into prisoner’s death (Rochdale Observer )
May 2009
Coroners Bill: now the battle begins for legal aid and juries (The Times)
Future insecure – Mary O’Hara on opposition to the threatened closure of secure care homes (The Guardian)
Listening and learning: lessons from the sorry saga of Clause 11 (The Times)
Secret inquests, secret evidence (The Guardian)
Straw abandons secret inquest plans (The Guardian )
Coroner system unfit for purpose’, INQUEST comment on the Coroners and Justice Bill (BMH UK)
April 2009
The political legacy of Blair Peach (Institute of Race Relations)
Learning from Hillsborough (The Guardian letters page)
G20 death: Why can’t the IPCC learn? (The Guardian)
March 2009
Comment: Coroner system is unfit for purpose (
Government fails to make the case for secret inquests (Guardian)
February 2009
Campaigners slam Styal after report (Manchester Evening News)
The Sketch: Holding inquests in secret: that’ll shut everybody up (The Independent)
Mentally ill inmate commits suicide after catalogue of failings in the prison system (Black Mental Health UK)
Hanged inmate was failed by prison staff, says coroner (Guardian)
January 2009
Youths in custody: our duty of care (Guardian letters page)
Inquests into Troubles deaths to be kept secret (Guardian)
Fresh inquest ordered into teenager’s death in prison (Guardian)
A-Z of Legislation: Coroners and justice bill 2009 (Guardian)
Family hit out at IPCC over death in custody (The Independent)
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