Derby mother 'unlawfully killed'

A jury has found that a mother from Derby was 'unlawfully killed'. They concluded that Rachael Slack had been stabbed by her ex-partner Andrew Cairns. Her son Auden was also found dead.

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Derbyshire Healthcare Trust will 'assess jury's conclusions'

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has said in a statement they 'welcome' a coroner's findings after an inquest into the deaths of a pregnant mother and her son found that they were unlawfully killed by her former partner.

Rachael Slack, 38, and her son Auden were stabbed to death by her ex-partner Andrew Cairns, in 2010.

Professor Steve Trenchard, Chief Executive of Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, said:

"We would like to extend our sympathies to the family and friends of Rachael, Auden and Andrew for their loss of a loved one in this tragedy."

"We welcome the coroner's findings that there was no evidence presented over the past six weeks regarding Andrew’s care that a jury could properly consider was in breach of Article Two of the European Convention of Human Rights."

“We will assess the jury’s conclusions and coroner's comments in more detail as part of our determination to be always changing, always improving, to meet the needs of the people of Derbyshire we serve."

"Immediately after this incident in 2010, we launched our own investigation into the full circumstances behind it."

"We developed and delivered a far-reaching action plan to improve the quality of our care and take it to new levels of best practice wherever possible.”

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