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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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Street killer: Police and health authorities criticised

The police and local health authorities have been blamed for a series of blunders that led to a psychiatric patient murdering an innocent stranger.

A court was told a string of avoidable errors allowed convicted killer Nicola Edgington to walk free from a mental health unit, and stab to death grandmother Sally Hodkin.

A judge called Edgington "manipulative and exceptionally dangerous" and jailed her for at least 37 years.

ITV News correspondent Neil Connery reports:

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