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Murder victim Joanna Michael's family seeks law change

The family of a woman who made 999 calls for help before she was stabbed to death by her boyfriend wants the Supreme Court to let them sue two police forces for negligence.

Joanna Michael, 25, from St Mellons, Cardiff, rang 999 twice before Cyron Williams killed her in August 2009.

She was heard screaming during the second call before the line went dead.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) ruled that she was failed by South Wales and Gwent Police.

Paul Heaney reports for BBC Wales Today.

  • 28 Jul 2014
  • From the section Wales