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Family call for murder public inquiry

The family of Maria Stubbings, who was murdered by her ex-partner, is calling for a public inquiry into how complaints of domestic violence are handled by police.

The family of a woman, murdered by her ex-partner, is calling for a public inquiry into how police handle domestic violence cases, after a report concluded Essex Police missed opportunities to protect her.

Maria Stubbings, of Chelmsford in Essex, was strangled with a dog lead in 2008 by Marc Chivers, who had already killed a previous girlfriend.

Her brother Manuel Fernandez says he does not want her death to "be in vain".

June Kelly reports.

  • 21 May
  • From the section UK