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Essex police response to murder victim 'inadequate'

A woman who was killed by her former partner received an "inadequate response" from Essex Police on the day of her murder, a watchdog has found.

Jeanette Goodwin was stabbed 30 times by Martin Bunch, 44, in front of her husband at her home in Southend, Essex.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission found she called police before the attack, but they did not recognise "urgent action" was needed.

Deputy Chief Constable Derek Benson said the force has improved the way it deals with such cases.

  • 30 Oct 2012
  • From the section England