A 33-year-old mother is beaten to death by a 31-year-old ex-boyfriend, after warning the police 13 times that he was threatening and assaulting her
- Laura Stuart has called the North Wales Police 13 times to express her concern about Jason Cooper
- She reported harassment, domestic violence, assault and death threats.
- Five other reports were reported by concerned parents and the ambulance service.
A mother murdered by her violent ex-boyfriend had warned the police that she was threatening to "finish her" just days before she was killed, it was learned.
Laura Stuart, 33, has reported Jason Cooper to the police 13 times for harassment, domestic abuse, assault and death threats in the two years preceding her death, according to an independent report on police conduct.
But the officers did not take her assertions seriously, and a few days after Miss Stuart's last call to the North Wales police she was dead. The couple had been together for two years, but when they moved in together, Cooper, 31, became violent and controlling.
Laura Stuart, 33, warned police that her 31-year-old ex-boyfriend, Jason Cooper, was threatening to "finish her off" a few days before her assassination.
Eventually, in January 2017, Miss Stuart left and broke their relationship, but Cooper continued to threaten her constantly via SMS and Facebook – in one day he bombed her 421 texts – the caller to several times a "whore" and a "bitch". & # 39 ;.
In August 2017, Cooper was waiting while the mother of two children spent an evening in Denbigh before attacking her as she was returning home stabbing her repeatedly with a kitchen knife and giving her a kick in the face. She died in the hospital two days later.
Cooper was imprisoned for a minimum of 31 years at Mold Crown Court in March 2018 after being convicted of the murder of the person who was taking care of him.
Miss Stuart's mother, Liz Griffiths, 56, told the BBC: "He would not leave her alone. He texted her, "If I can not get you, no one's going to get you."
& # 39; They [the police] drop Laura. If they had spoken to him, if they had gone physically, I think he might have listened to it – you hoped he would have listened to it. "
The couple had been together for two years, but when they moved in together, Cooper became violent and domineering.
While the police were in contact with Miss Stuart shortly before her death, after the trial, the North Wales Police was turned over to the Watchdog, the Independent Police Conduct Office (IOPC).
Her report, which will be released today, reveals that between August 2015 and August 2017, Miss Stuart had reported Cooper to the police 13 times, but he was never arrested or questioned.
Five others had been reported by concerned parents and the ambulance service.
Cooper winked at the photographers in the court of Mold Crown Court in 2018, while he had been jailed for at least 31 years after being convicted of murdering the person who was arrested. occupied him.
She says that three days before her murder, Ms. Stuart called the police and said, "He's threatening to kill me for good now, it's a complete joke, and … I have to run, I'd better run.
The report revealed that the officers had not put in place enough protective measures to protect Miss Stuart.
They also failed to seize Cooper's phone or take legal action for harassment or coercive and controlling behavior, punishable by a term of imprisonment.
The North Wales Police have now agreed to ensure that front-line staff receive training on domestic violence, behavior control, criminal harassment, harassment and sexual violence.
Superintendent Nick Evans said, "We fully accept the findings of the IOPC Fund's investigation and are working with them to improve our operational response.
"We are determined to do everything in our power to protect the victims of domestic violence and bring the alleged perpetrators to justice."