Report: Mother could have been better protected

An independent report has found that a young mother from Peterborough could have been better protected, but that her death could not have been prevented.

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Peterborough: Independent report finds Vitalija Baliutaviciene could have been better protected

Vitalija Baliutaviciene's body was found in Poland after she went missing from her home in Burmer Road in Peterborough.
Vitalija Baliutaviciene's body was found in Poland after she went missing from her home in Burmer Road in Peterborough. Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

An independent report has found that a young mother from Peterborough murdered by her ex-husband could have been better protected, but that her death could not have been prevented.

Vitalija Baliutaviciene was killed by her ex-husband, Rimas Venclovas, in 2011.

Her body was found in Poland after she went missing from her home in Burmer Road in Peterborough.

The review highlights some issues, but concludes that a different course of action by local agencies is unlikely to have saved her life.

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