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Primark breastfeeding row: mother escapes jail

A woman who falsely claimed a security guard had pulled her baby away while she was breastfeeding has been given an eight month prison sentence suspended for two years.

Caroline Starmer was charged by Leicestershire Police after a false account of her nine-month-old daughter being "physically removed" from her by a security guard at a Primark store in Leicester.


Mother of murdered teenager blames 'police inaction'

The mother of the murdered teenager Georgia Williams says she feels frustrated by the outcome of misconduct meetings which looked at how some officers dealt with her daughter's killer.

17-year-old Georgia from Wellington in Shropshire was murdered in an attack by Jamie Reynolds who was known to police from previous incidents.

Her mother Lynette says today's results, which saw one officer receive a written warning and two officers receive management advice, were not what she had hoped for.

She also insisted that she still holds the police responsible for Georgia's death.


Outcome of Jamie Reynolds misconduct investigation: one officer to receive a written warning

The misconduct meetings against officers who handled previous incidents involving convicted murderer Jamie Reynolds has concluded.

One officer will receive a written warning and two others will receive 'management advice'.

The meetings follows the murder of Georgia Williams on 26th May 2013.

A statement from West Mercia police said the misconduct meetings found that some, but not all, of the allegations made were proven. Through the course of the meetings it was determined that there were errors made by some individuals in relation to efficiency, attention to detail, management control and supervision.

The errors did not relate to wider issues of safeguarding and there was no identifiable causal link between officers’ actions in 2008 and Georgia’s tragic murder in 2013.

The meetings found that there was no case to answer in relation to the fourth officer.

A member of police staff will be subject to a written warning.

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