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Hefty Fine Imposed on Charity Following Death of Support Employee

In a case involving the death of a charity organisation’s employee, Justice Keith of the Newcastle Crown Court slapped a hefty fine of £30,000 and added that a further £20,000 should be paid as costs by Mental Health Matters Ltd.

Ms Ashleigh Ewing, a young social worker who was approaching her 23rd birthday was attacked and killed by a mentally ill patient named Ronald Dixon, when she went to visit him at his home in Heaton in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Continue reading