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Police apologise to dead woman’s kin after failure to respond to 999 call

6th January 2017 - The Guardian

Warwickshire force admit ‘errors and omissions’ after 14-hour delay following up Luisa Mendes’ call.

Police chiefs have issued an apology and paid compensation of more than £20,000 to the family of a woman who was a victim of domestic violence and died following a violent attack.

Nancy Collins civil liberties solicitors, brought a claim against Warkwickshire constabulary based on the force’s failure to protect Mendes’ right to life under the Human Rights Act.

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