Domestic homicide reviews
Since 2011, Community safety partnerships have been required to undertake domestic homicide reviews in circumstances where the death of a person occurs, or is thought to occur, as a result of violence, abuse or neglect from a family member or a member of the same household.
The purpose of a domestic homicide review is to establish what lessons are to be learned regarding the way in which local professionals and organisations work individually and together to safeguard victims and to prevent domestic homicide in the future. The aim of publishing reviews is to restore public confidence and improve transparency of the processes in place across all agencies to protect victims.
The Home Office guidance on domestic homicide reviews can be read on the GOV.UK website.
Review for the death of a woman, Mrs A, in Spring 2012
Following the tragic death of a woman, a domestic homicide review was conducted. The woman was killed at her home in the Isle of Wight by her husband, who committed suicide shortly afterwards. The Coroner verdict was that Mrs A was unlawfully killed.
The Home Office supports the publication of a further anonymised version of the Executive summary only due to the sensitivities of the case.
Read the Executive summary (PDF, 226KB, 4 pages).
Review for the death of a woman, Mrs L, in Spring 2016
Following the death in extremely sad circumstances of a woman found deceased at her home in the Isle of Wight, a domestic homicide review was conducted. Her husband was found dead at the same time. The coroner verdict was that Mrs L was unlawfully killed and her husband committed suicide.
Review for the death of a man, Mr C, in Spring 2016
Following the tragic death of a man, a domestic homicide was conducted. The man was killed at his home on the Isle of Wight. His partner Ms B was convicted of his murder and sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum tariff of thirteen and a half years.
The Home Office supports the publication of a further anonymised version of the Executive summary only, due to the sensitivities of the case.
Review for the death of a woman, Mrs F, in Autumn 2015
This review followed the death of a woman who showed signs of severe neglect or self-neglect. The Coroner requested the police re look at the case and the son of Mrs F was charged with gross negligence; he was acquitted of those charges following a trial in 2019.
- Read the Executive summary (PDF, 640KB, 11 pages)
- Read the Overview report (PDF, 1MB, 18 pages)
- Read the Home office response letter (PDF, 96KB, 2 pages)
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