Family call for murder public inquiry after police failings

Help

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.

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.