An investigation by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has concluded that nine Hampshire Constabulary officers have a case to answer for misconduct following the trial of a gang of people accused of torturing and murdering a young man for his money and computer.
In April last year the IPCC began an investigation into how the force handled an allegation that Jamie Dack had been assaulted in the weeks before his body was found last year.
The twenty two year old's body was found burnt in a bin in Southampton. Three men and a woman were jailed for his murder.
IPCC investigators also examined how Hampshire Constabulary progressed reports from members of the public that Jamie was missing two days before he was discovered.
Another officer, a police constable, will attend a misconduct meeting after failings in the investigation into Jamie’s assault.
Jamie’s family have had to listen to harrowing details of his murder and once again my thoughts and sympathies are with them at this truly difficult time.
“Our investigation identified a catalogue of basic failings by Hampshire Constabulary in their dealing with Jamie as a victim of crime and also when he was reported missing just two days before his body was discovered.
“Hampshire Constabulary has already taken action in response to the issues highlighted in our report.
A gang who tortured and murdered a young man for his money and computer were today jailed for a total of 121 years.
22-year-old Jamie Dack's body was found burnt in a bin in Southampton last April. A judge at Winchester Crown Court told the three men and one woman the killing was sadistic. They'd taken phoptographs of the terribly injured victim for pleasure.
Kerry Swain was in court for the sentencing and sends this report.
Two of the three torturers who murdered Jamie Dack in Southampton. They tortured Jamie and burned his body in an industrial bin. Woodmansey, 32 and Dwyer Skeats, 27, were found guilty along with 22-year--old Donna Chalk. Lee Nicholls, 29, had already admitted murder.
A gang tortured to death a vulnerable man with broken bottles and knives before setting his body alight - all to steal his computer and cash so they could go out. Jamie Dack, 22, endured a prolonged attack over the Easter weekend which led to his charred body being dumped in a bin
Ryan Woodmansey, 31, Andrew Dwyer-Skeats, 26, and Donna Louise Chalk, 21, were found guilty of murder. Lee Matthew Nicholls, 28, had already pleaded guilty to murder. More later.