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Issue No. 2354

Police didn't protect woman

The Independent Police Complaints Commission has criticised Essex police for failing to protect a woman who was killed by an ex-partner. 

Marc Chivers strangled Maria Stubbings in 2008.

Her family are calling for an inquiry into why police fail domestic violence victims. 


Report kept from Leveson

Police have been accused of a cover-up after a report was withheld from the Leveson inquiry.

The report accused a senior officer of leaking information for cash.

The Leveson inquiry wasn’t shown the report until after several officers had been questioned.


Protest targets disability bigot

Activists were set to protest against Cornwall councillor Colin Brewer on Friday of this week.

He has compared disabled children to a “misshapen lamb”, saying a farmer would “get rid of it. Bang.”

Protest on Friday 24 May, 10.30am, County Hall, Truro


Action over legal aid cuts

Lawyers and others were set to demonstrate to defend legal aid on Wednesday of this week.

The protest begins at 10.30am, Old Palace Yard, London, followed by a rally at 2.30pm in the Friends Meeting House.


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Tue 21 May 2013, 19:16 BST
Issue No. 2354
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