“I reported each incident but he wasn’t arrested. I couldn’t understand why the police had not gone to his house or his work and arrested him and why we had to keep going through this.”
The court heard that Kieren Lynch had been deemed high risk by Essex Police but that this was downgraded to medium on the day of the attack, meaning police did not believe there was any immediate safety concerns for the family.
Police officers were questioned as to why no firearms search had been carried out at Lynch’s home address despite that being the force’s policy with domestic violence incidents.
The court also heard there were no referrals made to social services despite children under 18 being involved and that there was no reference in the police reports regarding the threats to kill despite that being mentioned in Susan Lynch’s statement.
Mrs Lynch also told the court there had been no follow up with her about a safeguarding procedure.
Bang to rights, my son! What have you got to say for yourself?
At the conclusion of the inquest, a senior Essex Police officer issued a formal apology to the family and has promised to take action to address them.
The Independent Office of Police Conduct, the police watchdog, have concluded their investigation and found that there is no case to answer for misconduct but eight officers will be receiving management action.
The father-of-three said: “The roof is really echoey and we have a skylight in the toilet, so when they run up and down it makes so much noise.
“By the time they do come, the kids have gone and the police just have a quick look around and get back in their cars and drive off.
“They have never even taken a statement.
“It just feels like a complete waste of time.”
Yes, Because it is. But hey, at least the ‘service’ is cheap and…
Essex Police will recruit 215 new officers to battle crime across the county as part of a huge investment programme.
Essex Police, Crime and Fire Commissioner, Roger Hirst will increase the policing element of the Council Tax by £24 a year for the average household, the maximum permitted by the Government without a referendum.