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Police failings over street killer

A psychiatric patient has been jailed for life with a minimum term of 37 years for killing a grandmother in a street knife attack. But the police watchdog said officers failed to carry out a check on Nicola Edgington on the day of the murder.

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999 failings as killer Edgington is jailed for 37 years

The 999 calls for help of a convicted killer, who was afraid she was about to kill again, were not effectively acted on, a court heard today.

Nicola Edgington, who had been diagnosed with schizophrenia, went on to stab two strangers - killing one of them.

Today a judge jailed Edgington for 37 years saying she must stop blaming others.

But a report out said police officers should have done more checks on her.

ITV News UK editor, Lucy Manning, has the details:

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