Gracie Spinks: Force response Prevention of Future Deaths Report
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Today (27 November) the force has received the Prevention of Future Deaths Report following the conclusion of the inquest into the death of Gracie Spinks.
Deputy Chief Constable Simon Blatchly said: ”We have today received the Prevention of Future Deaths Report from the Coroner following the inquest into the death of Gracie Spinks.
“As was said following the conclusion of the inquest, we fully accept there were significant failings throughout the two incidents relating to Gracie.
“We will now review the recommendations that have been made and reply within the relevant timeframe.
“We are absolutely committed to providing the best possible response to victim's of stalking and harassment and, since Gracie’s death in June 2021, significant work has already been completed to tackle the failures that were identified prior to the inquest.
“There has also, over the last two-and-a-half-years, been significant changes to the ways in which we as a force receive and investigate stalking reports – as well as how we support and safeguard victims of these crimes.
“I also want to reiterate the force's sincere apologies to the family, friends and wider community.”