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Serco fined £2.25m after custody officer killed in London court

Health and safety failures by MoJ contractor found to have led to death of Lorraine Barwell in London in 2015

Serco has been fined more than £2m for health and safety failures that led to a mentally ill prisoner kicking a custody officer to death.

Humphrey Burke, 29, attacked Lorraine Barwell, 54, as she tried to escort him from his cell in Blackfriars crown court in London in June 2015. Burke was due to be sentenced for arson and attempted robbery.

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