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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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Killer rang 999 five times to warn she was dangerous

The killer who murdered a stranger in the street rang 999 five times warning that she was dangerous and would harm somebody if she was not sectioned.

Nicola Edgington called the emergency services while she was waiting to be admitted to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Woolwich, London.

CCTV of Nicola Edgington being arrested for the murder of Sally Hodkin. Credit: Metropolitan Police

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