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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Murderer grabbed butcher's knife to kill woman

The knife used by Nicola Edgington to attack Kerry Clark. Credit: Metropolitan Police

Killer Nicola Edgington bought a knife from an Asda supermarket before she attacked Kerry Clark, 22, who was waiting for a bus.

When Miss Clark grabbed the blade and kicked her away, Edgington ran to a butcher's shop and grabbed a larger knife.

She then attacked Sally Hodkin, a law firm accounts clerk, with such force that she almost decapitated her.

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