Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Casey Brittle, 21, beaten to death by her violent partner in front of their crying toddler after police failed to intervene ELEVEN times - 18th Oct

A young mother was beaten to death by her violent former partner after police failed to act on her repeated reports of abuse, investigators said today.

Casey Brittle, 21, called Nottinghamshire Police 11 times before she was murdered by Sanchez Williams in front of their two-year-old daughter.

Amerdeep Somal, a commissioner at the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC), said Williams, from Nottingham, was 'well-known to local police for his propensity for violence and threatening behaviour'.

'In this case it is clear that a number of officers failed to perform to the level expected of them and basic actions, that may have helped others see the full picture of her suffering, were not completed,' the commissioner said.

'No consideration was given to why Casey was reporting domestic abuse but then subsequently saying that she did not want police help.' Read More