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Independent review of management of sex offender Thomas Smith published: police apology following murders

2011 November 14
by Mary Munro

Independent Significant Case Review Thomas Bennie Smith

Update

“Multi-agency tracking system needs more powers” Herald
“Police apologise over murders of Diane and Holly Fallon” BBC
“Strathclyde police apologise for how they ‘managed’ known sex offender who murdered mother & daughter” Daily Record
“Police apology over double murder” Scotsman

Following posted on 12.2.10

“Sex offenders’ inquiry considered” STV

“Family call for ‘branding’ of paedophiles” Herald
“32 years for sex offender who raped and murdered girl and killed her mother” Herald
“Benchmark for atrocity” Sun
“Ex–soldier raped and killed girl of 10 and murdered her mother” Times

Press release

“Significant Case Review – Thomas Smith” Strathclyde Police (November 2011)

See also

Independent Significant Case Review Thomas Bennie Smith (East Ayrshire Council November 2011)
MAPPA Significant Case Review Thomas Bennie Smith (East Ayrshire Council November 2011)

Cathy Jamieson (Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley) (Lab) (2010): The First Minister is aware of the murders in my constituency of Diane Fallon and her 10-year-old daughter, Holly: a tragedy that has shocked the whole community. Given that the person who was convicted of the murders was a known sex offender with a previous conviction, does the First Minister agree that, although an internal inquiry by the police is welcome as a first step, it is not a wholly adequate response? Will he ensure that an independent inquiry is held, with the findings reported to Parliament and made public? Will he also ensure that immediate steps are taken to extend the pilot scheme under which communities are given access to information about sex offenders who live in their community?

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