The brother of a woman found strangled by her boyfriend is demanding answers on why she was not warned about her killer's violent past.
42-year-old Serena Hickey from Milton Keynes was found dead in a hotel room near Bedford. She had been killed by her boyfriend Darren Ellis who she met online, not having a clue about his past.
What Serena couldn't have known, was that Ellis had a history of domestic violence, had spent time in prison and was under the supervision of staff working for a newly formed community rehabilitation company or CRC.
Serena was strangled to death by Ellis in a hotel in Kempston in Bedfordshire on the 13th September this year. He then drove 70 miles to Nuneaton in Warwickshire and threw himself onto railway lines.
The National Association of Probation Officers says Serena Hickey's death was preventable. It said, the case worker looking after Darren Ellis was severely over-loaded.
But the Ministry of Justice has defended its rehabilitation reforms.
For Serena Hickey's family though there are still many unanswered questions.
Her brother is now campaigning to raise awareness of domestic abuse and the failings which led to her death.