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Surrey police have found proven two disciplinary charges against a sergeant for his role in the arrest of Stacy Banner, three weeks after the killings of her mum and sister. Stacy Banner was arrested and detained overnight on 18 March 2014, three weeks after her mother...

A jury yesterday found further significant failures in the management of a vulnerable prisoner in HMP Woodhill, including a failure to properly assess his mental health and to take all reasonable precautions to prevent Thomas from taking his own life. The Milton Keynes jury had been...

Inquest to open into death of the fourth of 7 men to take their own lives in HMP Woodhill in 2016. Before HM Senior Coroner Tom Osborne. Milton Keynes Coroner's Court, sitting at Christ the Cornerstone, 300 Saxon Gate, Milton Keynes MK9 2ES. Opens 26 June 2017 -...

Yesterday, in a clear and robust decision, the Supreme Court ruled that the Government’s ‘deport first, appeal later’ policy was unlawful. Under the policy, which was introduced for deportation appeals in 2014 and recently extended to other human rights appeals, the Home Office can remove...

On 23 May 2017 the High Court handed down judgement in the case brought by the relatives of Ian Brown and Danny Dunkley who took their own lives in HMP Woodhill in 2015 and 2016 respectively. They sought a declaration that the Governor of the...

One of DPG’s partners, Gareth Mitchell, has been shortlisted for the prestigious Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year awards. In announcing the award nominations today, the Legal Aid Practitioners Group’s director, Carol Storer, said: "It is such a privilege to be able to celebrate the ground breaking,...