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Maria Stubbings murder: IPCC report prompts inquiry call

The family of a woman murdered by her ex-partner are calling for a public inquiry into how complaints of domestic violence are handled.

Maria Stubbings, of Chelmsford in Essex, was strangled with a dog lead in 2008 by Marc Chivers, who had already killed a previous girlfriend.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has criticised Essex Police for not protecting Ms Stubbings.

Her brother Manuel Fernandez told BBC Breakfast there had been, "a whole catalogue of errors".

Speaking about Maria's death, he added, "if we're going to accept this loss and get on with our lives, we'd like it not to be in vain".

  • 21 May 2013
  • From the section UK
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