Mother, 33, is knifed to d.e.a.t.h by ex-boyfriend, 31, after warning police 13 times that he was t.h.r.e.a.t.en.i.n.g and a.b.u.s.i.n.g her
A mother, murdered by her violent ex-boyfriend, had warned the police that he was threatening to “k.i.l.l her” a few days before his assassination.
Laura Stuart, 33, had warned police that her abusive ex-boyfriend Jason Cooper, 31, was threatening ‘to finish her’ just days before she was killed
Laura Stuart, 33, reported to Jason Cooper thirteen times for harassment, domestic violence, assault and d.e.a.t.h threats to the police.
However, the officers did not take their charges seriously and she d.i.e.d a few days after Miss Stuart’s last call to the North Wales Police. The couple had been together for two years, but when they found each other Cooper became violent and domineering.
Finally, in January 2017, Miss Stuart left her relationship and broke her, but Cooper continued to threaten her with SMS and Facebook – bombarding her with 421 words in one day – and repeatedly called her a “whore” “and a” slut “. “.
In August 2017, Cooper waited while the mother-in-law spent a night in Denbigh before assaulting her as she was returning home, stabbing her several times with a kitchen knife and kicking her in the face. . She died in the hospital two days later.
Cooper was arrested in March 2018 for at least 31 years in the Mold Court after being found guilty of murdering the nurses.
The couple had been together for two years but when they moved in together Cooper became abusive and controlling
Miss Stuart’s mother, 56-year-old Liz Griffiths, told the BBC: “He would not leave her alone, he would write to her:” If I can not have you, no one will have you. ”
“They [the police] failed Laura, if they had talked to him, physically gone and talked, he might have listened – they hoped he had listened to him.”
With the police in contact with Miss Stuart prior to their d.e.a.t.h.s, the Northwales police were sent to the Watchdog, the Independent Police Conducting Office (IOPC), after the trial.
Cooper winked at photographers outside Mold Crown Court in 2018 as he was jailed for a minimum of 31 years after being convicted of the care worker’s murder
Its report, to be released today, shows that Miss Stuart Cooper made 13 statements to the police between August 2015 and August 2017, but was never arrested or questioned.
Five other reports were reported by concerned parents and rescue services.
It is said that Miss Stuart called the police three days before her murder and said: “He threatens to k.i.l.l me now.” It’s more than an absolute joke. And … that I have to run. I run better. ”
The report revealed that officials had not taken enough protective measures to protect Miss Stuart.
They also failed to confiscate Cooper’s phone or take legal action against him for harassment or coercive and controlling behavior, resulting in a prison sentence.
Police in North Wales decided that front-line workers were trained in domestic violence, behavior control, criminal harassment, harassment and sexual violence.
Superintendent Nick Evans said: “We fully accept the results of the IOPC Fund study and have worked with them to improve our operational response.
“We are doing everything possible to protect the victims of domestic violence and to bring the alleged perpetrators to justice.”