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29 Sep 2012

Weekly Inspirations

Bit of a depressing theme this week but the papers are always full of these stories.  The world is shown to be scary at times.  People warn you about talking to strangers and be careful of them on nights out.  But then I've seen articles of deaths and they're nothing to do with meeting the wrong person.  The attacker/murderer ends up being someone you know.  A relative, a boyfriend, a girlfriend, a best friend.

So for this week:

EastEnders actress’s brother admits killing her and dumping her headless body in a canal

The brother of the former EastEnders actress found dead in a canal has admitted he killed her, the Old Bailey heard today.

Tony McCluskie, 35, now faces a trial to determine whether Gemma McCluskie's death was murder or manslaughter, a judge said.

Miss McCluskie vanished in March after attending the £650million opening of the new Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, east London.

Mother murdered boyfriend by stabbing him 90 times with a pair of scissors before killing herself

A mother-of-one stabbed her long-term boyfriend 90 times before taking her own life by slitting her throat, an inquest has heard.

Mum-of-one Karen Climpson, 46, attacked her partner Mark Chandler, 42, after she 'completely lost her mind' in an 'unexplained frenzy'.

The tragic pair, who had been together for 18 years, lay dead for several days until concerned relatives forced their way into their home to discover the pair’s blood-covered bodies in January this year.

Former boxer, 68, jailed for life for murdering his great-nephew, 20, who 'didn't show enough respect' at country house family party

A former boxer who stabbed his great-nephew in the neck with a wine glass because he didn't 'respect his elders' has been found guilty of murder.

Raymond Dupree, 68, was today told he could die in prison after he was jailed for life for the murder of 20-year-old Ryan King.

Mr King was stabbed at a party on a sprawling rural estate after Dupree said other young revellers were not 'showing enough respect'.

Family of Tia Sharp were 'reported' to social services THREE times in the last four years
Police referred the family of murdered school girl Tia Sharp to Social services on three separate occasions - but the local authority took no action.

A Serious Case Review has been launched to find out if Merton Social Services, should have made more efforts to protect 12-year-old Tia.

In both 2008 and 2011 officers contacted social services to raise concerns about Tia's welfare after allegations of drug abuse and domestic violence were made against the family.

Social Services were also contacted a third time in 2010 after Tia's mother Natalie gave birth to Tia's brother.

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