Georgina Beevers, 37, was discovered by officers at the house in Bredbury, Stockport, at 8.17am on January 30 last year.
Her young son had answered the door to police, who found Georgina on the living room sofa.
Her mother, Sheila, had raised the alarm at 6.44pm the previous evening – telling the 999 operator Georgina’s partner had been ‘battling to stop her taking an overdose’.
He left shortly after warning Mrs Beevers.Well, he's a prince, isn't he? She's good enough to sleep with, but not worth persevering with. So he leaves a young lad alone with a supposedly-suicidal woman and dumps the problem on her mum.
So, what about mum? Why didn't she do anything? Maybe she lives too far away?
Sheila, 65, of Hindsford Close, Wythenshawe...Oh. Maybe not. It's all of nine miles...
...was unable to drive to her daughter’s home as she was on strong medication and made a series of frantic calls to police and social services on the night of the tragedy.Couldn't she have got a neighbour to drive her? Or a taxi? Maybe she isn't familiar with taxis?
“I had told them my daughter had threatened suicide yet there was no line of communication. If I’d have known they weren't going to go round I’d have ordered a taxi and gone myself.”Oh, right Clearly, she is familiar with taxis. She just thinks that, having plonked the problem in the hands of the state and its minions, it's up to them to go do something about the suicidal daughter with the four-year-old kid...
The IPCC probe found the 999 call handler had correctly recognised the incident as Grade 1 – requiring an emergency response. But two minutes later a radio operator asked for it to be downgraded to Grade 2 – a decision that was sanctioned by a supervisor at 6.49pm.
A Grade 2 call still requires police attendance within an hour. But an ongoing armed robbery and a missing person meant no officer was assigned until 9.25pm.
The IPCC found the police constable given the job had read 11 of the 12 pages in two minutes – but not the final page. He knocked on the door around an hour later but left when he got no response, suggesting another officer should go round in the morning.
He later claimed not to have seen a section of the notes on Georgina’s suicide risk.Hmmm. Why did the son not answer the door that time?
But whatever. It's clearly all entirely the fault of the poor bloody police, and not the selfish act of an attention seeking woman and the lackadaisical response of her nearest and dearest...