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Jury finds prisoner charged with murder received satisfactory care from prison service before his death

<!-- wp:paragraph --> <p><a href="https://www.parklaneplowden.co.uk/our-barristers/leila-benyounes/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Leila Benyounes</a> represented the Ministry of Justice in Article 2 Jury Inquest</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>Leila Benyounes appeared on behalf of the Ministry of Justice, responsible for the Prison Service at HMP Leeds, in an Article 2 jury inquest held in Wakefield. </p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>The inquest touched on the death of a remand prisoner charged with murder at HMP Leeds, Terence Papworth.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>Mr Papworth died as a result of self-inflicted injuries on 22<sup>nd</sup> November 2020. The inquest examined the management of Mr Papworth during his 23-week period in custody including the assessment and management of risk of self-harm and suicide and the medical treatment provided in prison.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>On 15<sup>th</sup> June 2022 the jury returned a narrative conclusion finding that Mr Papworth died from suicide and received satisfactory care from the prison service with no criticism of the actions of discipline staff.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>Senior Coroner for West Yorkshire (Eastern), Kevin McLoughlin, held that a Regulation 28 Prevention of Future Deaths report was not necessary.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>Leila was instructed by Victoria Harper-Ward, Senior Lawyer in the MOJ and Inquests Team, at the Government Legal Department.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>Details of the press reports:</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <ul><li><a href="https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/crime/terence-papworth-inquest-prison-service-not-at-fault-for-suicide-of-joiner-accused-of-killing-amy-leanne-stringfellow-in-doncaster-3733239" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Terence Papworth inquest: Prison service not at fault for suicide of joiner accused of killing Amy-Leanne Stringfellow in Doncaster</a>, <em>Yorkshire Post</em></li><li><a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-61815046" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Terence Papworth: Prison gave hanged inmate 'satisfactory care'</a>, <em>BBC</em></li><li><a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-61803457.amp" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Terence Papworth: Murder suspect died days before trial</a>, <em>BBC</em></li></ul> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p></p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>Leila is Joint Head of the Inquests Team&nbsp;at Parklane Plowden Chambers. Ranked as a leading junior in <em>Legal 500</em> and <em>Chambers and Partners</em> in Inquests and Inquiries and Clinical Negligence, Leila is also appointed as an Assistant Coroner and a Recorder and has been on the Attorney General’s Treasury Counsel Panel A since 2010. Leila regularly represents interested persons in a wide range of inquests.<br>Her full profile can be accessed <a href="https://www.parklaneplowden.co.uk/barristers/leila-benyounes" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">here</a></p> <!-- /wp:paragraph -->