Apology over failures in murder case

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The Independent Online

Police have apologised to the family of a woman who was raped and strangled by her abusive husband after an officer dismissed her complaints of harassment.

Kate Mott, 35, had won a court order against her husband, but Merseyside Police failed to log it. Five weeks later, Brent Mott, 32, strangled her with a pyjama top. He was jailed for life in 2010.