Essex Police criticised in murder case

A report by a police watchdog has criticised Essex Police for failing to protect a woman murdered by her ex-partner.

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The family of Maria Stubbings talk to ITV News Anglia

Essex Police have been criticised by the IPCC for failing to protect a woman murdered by her ex-partner.

Maria Stubbings, who was 50, was strangled by her ex-partner at her home in Chelmsford in December 2008.

Maria's family are now calling for a public inquiry. You can see their campaign called "In Maria's name" at the Refuge website http://www.refuge.org.uk

Her brother Manuel Fernadez spoke to ITV News Anglia and we began by asking him if he had faith in the police force.

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Maria Stubbings murder: Report identifies police failings

Maria Stubbings was murdered by her ex-partner

Essex Police has been criticised for failing to protect a woman who was murdered by her ex-partner.

Maria Stubbings, 50, was stranged by Marc Chivers at her home in Chelmsford in 2008.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission says the force missed opportunities to protect her.

Her family is now calling for a public inquiry into how the police deal with domestic violence.

Marc Chivers has been jailed for life

In a statement, Essex Police says it is acting on the report's recommendations.

Chivers was jailed for life for Ms Stubbings' murder.