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Blunkett announces murder law review

PUBLISHED October 27, 2004

The law on murder is to be subject to the most wide-ranging review since the abolition of the death penalty 51 years ago, the home secretary, David Blunkett, announced today.

Mr Blunkett told MPs that a review was necessary to ensure the law is "clear, comprehensive and fair" during a debate on the domestic violence, crime and victims bill this morning.