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Review meeting date set over killing of Lisa Skidmore

By Dayna Farrington | Bilston | News | Published: | Last Updated:

A review of failures by the police and probation service that contributed to the murder of a Black Country nurse Lisa Skidmore is due to be discussed at a key meeting next week.

Lisa Skidmore, and right, Leroy Campbell

The 'sex offender management – lessons learned' report will be discussed as part of the agenda for the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner's strategic policing and crime board meeting, at Lloyd House in Birmingham, on Tuesday.

Ms Skidmore, 37, was attacked in her Bilston home by convicted sex offender Leroy Campbell on November 24, 2016. Campbell had been released from prison in July that year.

Only a month before Campbell climbed through the bedroom window of Ms Skidmore's home in Mill Croft, he admitted to police and probation officers that he was "noticing open windows" and was considering re-offending.

A two-week inquest into Ms Skidmore's death concluded in June last year, with jurors finding that numerous failings by agencies were “more than a minimal contribution” to her death. Jurors at Black Country Coroner's Court found that the decision not to recall him to prison after the comments he made, and that information was not correctly shared between agencies, contributed to Ms Skidmore's death.

The new report, which was published on Friday, includes findings and recommendations from Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Probation's (HMIP) review which reviewed the Serious Case Review (SCR) commissioned by West Midlands Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) and the Serious Further Offence (SFO) Review undertaken by the National Probation Service. It also discusses West Midlands Police's Post Incident Management Review (PIMR) and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner's internal audit.

Dayna Farrington

By Dayna Farrington
Senior reporter based at Wolverhampton

Reporter for the Express & Star based at Wolverhampton.

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