Graham Snell of Chesterfield, UK, was murdered in June 2020. He went to police station and reported about death threats a day before his death.
Graham Snell was killed by Daniel Walsh. The day before he died, Snell went to the police to report that Walsh broke into his home, stole his money and threatened him. In December 2020, Walsh was sentenced to 27 years in prison.
In July 2021, the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) released a report stating that the police missed an opportunity to prevent Snell’s murder. The report states that the police did not record Snell’s complaint and did not take it seriously. The officers who dealt with Snell’s case were not charged.
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Derrick Campbell, from the IOPC, said: “Our investigation indicates that individuals and the systems used by the force did not recognise or respond appropriately to the risks in this case”.
“The fact that he was dismembered in such way absolutely disgusts me. Graham had his life cut short in the cruellest of ways and even now before I go to sleep I worry what he suffered and what he went through,” Snell’s niece said.
The FBI initiative group requested clarifications on the current case from British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Justice Minister and Lord Chancellor Robert Buckland, and British Home Secretary Priti Sushil Patel. The initiative group considers it necessary to combat police misconduct and, if necessary, can provide legal and informational assistance to the family of the victim.