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Errors let tragic Gabby down

Worcester News: DISCHARGED: Ryan Grady, six, with five-year-old Gabby, who died in hospital yesterday with her family by her side.

9:40am Tuesday 11th October 2011

THE murder of a five-year-old girl probably would have been prevented if the authorities had pooled more information about her father, a review has found.

Firefighters commended for Gabby rescue attempt

Worcester News: "Gabby had the cutest smile you have ever seen" - mum

4:08pm Wednesday 13th April 2011

THREE firefighters have been commended for their brave actions in trying to rescue a five-year-old girl from a freezing Worcestershire river.

"I held Gabby as she breathed her last"

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6:40pm Monday 28th March 2011

THE mother of a girl who died after her father drove his car into an icy river has spoken of the devastating effect her loss has had on her family.

15 years - is that all?

Worcester News: DISAPPOINTED: Kim Smith yesterday

9:38am Wednesday 23rd March 2011

A FATHER who murdered his five-year-old daughter and attempted to kill his son by driving into a Worcestershire river will serve a minimum of 15 years in prison.

BALLOT: Grady gets life

12:57pm Tuesday 22nd March 2011

A DAD who drowned his daughter and tried to kill his son by driving into a Worcestershire river has been locked up for life.

Grady trial: sentencing today

Worcester News: MURDERER: Chris Grady

10:06am Tuesday 22nd March 2011

A FATHER who killed his own daughter and tried to murder his son will be sentenced today, and you can follow it live here.

From Manchester to the icy Avon

Worcester News: MURDERER: Chris grady

2:00pm Saturday 19th March 2011

CHRIS Grady was born in Manchester before moving to Worcester with his parents Valerie and Anthony at the age of four.

Grady trial: Court had to wait for suit check

Worcester News: "Gabby had the cutest smile you have ever seen" - mum

1:10pm Saturday 19th March 2011

THE opening day of the trial was delayed because of a suit which Grady’s mother had brought tfor him to wear.

Grady trial: Twitter played its part

Worcester News: Trial: Twitter played its part

12:30pm Saturday 19th March 2011

THE use of social media played a key role in the reporting of the trial after the judge allowed journalists to use Twitter in the courtroom.

Officers could not have prevented tragedy - IPCC

11:50am Saturday 19th March 2011

AN independent investigation has found that police officers who were contacted about Chris Grady on six occasions before he murdered his daughter “did not do anything wrong” and could not have prevented the tragedy.

Ryan wanted to show rescuers his bike

Worcester News: RESCUED: Ryan Grady

11:10am Saturday 19th March 2011

INSP Kent and Sgt Stayte said they visited Ryan and mum Kim Smith at home and were happy to find Ryan had made a good recovery.

COMMENT: Bravery and strength amid a tragic story

Worcester News: COMMENT: So when did you last visit the optician?

10:40am Saturday 19th March 2011

GOD knows what dark and truly disturbing place Christopher Grady’s mind was in when he drove his car into the icy waters of the river Avon with his two terrified, defenceless children inside.

"It's not a success - it's a loss"

Worcester News: DISCHARGED: Ryan Grady, six, with five-year-old Gabby, who died in hospital yesterday with her family by her side.

10:00am Saturday 19th March 2011

As paramedics tended to Ryan at the riverside, the two officers said their thoughts turned to what to do next.

"I wasn't going to stand there and watch a little boy die"

Worcester News: HEROES: HEROES: Inspector Sean Kent and Sgt Phil Stayte

9:40am Saturday 19th March 2011

IT was a typical day for Inspector Sean Kent and Sergeant Phil Stayte.

Killer dad faces life for murder of Gabby

Worcester News: MURDERER: Chris grady

9:30am Saturday 19th March 2011

A FATHER has been found guilty of murdering his five-year-old daughter and attempting to kill his son by driving into a freezing Worcestershire river.

Gabby's mum: "Justice has been done" - video

Worcester News: VICTORY: Kim Smith, centre, shows her relief outside Birmingham Crown Court

1:37pm Friday 18th March 2011

The mother of murdered Gabby Grady said she now has the chance to "move forward" following today's verdict.

Grady guilty of murder - video

Worcester News: MURDERER: Chris grady

10:42am Friday 18th March 2011

CHRIS Grady has been found guilty of murdering his daughter and attempting to kill his son by driving into a Worcestershire river.

Grady jury considers verdict - follow it here

Worcester News: Drunken sea cadet officer punched wing mirrors off cars

9:37am Thursday 17th March 2011

THE jury in the trial of a man accused of murdering his daughter by driving into a Worcestershire river has retired to consider its verdict.

Jury out in Grady trial

3:35pm Wednesday 16th March 2011

THE jury in the trial of a man accused of murdering his daughter by driving into a Worcestershire river, has retired to consider its verdict.

I wasn't planning to kill my children, says father accused of river murder

Worcester News: ACCUSED: Chris Grady with his son Ryan and his daughter Gabby.

10:00am Saturday 12th March 2011

A FATHER accused of murdering his five-year-old daughter told a court he “couldn’t remember” driving into a Worcestershire river or writing eight suicide notes.

Grady murder trial resumes

Worcester News: DISCHARGED: Ryan Grady, six, with five-year-old Gabby, who died in hospital yesterday with her family by her side.

10:41am Friday 11th March 2011

A FATHER accused of murdering his daughter and attempting to murder his son by plunging their car into a Worcestershire river is giving evidence in his trial today.

Dad talked about prison says Gabby's half-sister

Worcester News: DISCHARGED: Ryan Grady, six, with five-year-old Gabby, who died in hospital yesterday with her family by her side.

12:08pm Wednesday 9th March 2011

THE half-sister of a five-year-old girl who died after being trapped under water in a freezing river has told a court their father spoke about going to prison the night before the tragedy.

Gabby's mum flees court as Grady trial continues

Worcester News: ACCUSED: Christopher Grady

11:00am Tuesday 8th March 2011

THE mother of a five-year-old girl who died after being trapped under water in a freezing river fled a courtroom in tears as jurors heard details of the child’s injuries.

I could hear child screaming for help

7:40am Saturday 5th March 2011

EYE-witnesses told a court they saw a child banging on the window of the car shouting, ‘Help me, help me’ as it sank into a Worcestershire river.

Save me - father's words as Gabby drowned and Ryan fought for his life

7:30am Saturday 5th March 2011

TWO police officers have told a court of their frustration and anger as a father “refused” to help them rescue his six-year-old son as he struggled to stay afloat in an icy Worcestershire river.

Grady trial: "I heard the kids screaming"

Worcester News: Drunken sea cadet officer punched wing mirrors off cars

4:08pm Friday 4th March 2011

EYEWITNESSES told a court today that they saw two children banging on the windows and screaming for help as the car they were in plunged into a freezing river and began to sink.

Mum tells of frantic lunge to save Gabby

Worcester News: EVIDENCE: Gabby Grady's mum, Kim Smith, arrives at Birmingham Crown Court

9:53am Friday 4th March 2011

THE mum of a five-year-old girl who was driven to her death in a Worcestershire river has described the harrowing moments as she desperately tried to open the car door and get her children out.

Grady trial: Follow it live here

Worcester News: TRAGIC: Christopher Grady with his children Ryan and Gabby

10:27am Thursday 3rd March 2011

THE trial of a man accused of murdering his five-year-old daughter by driving a car into a river has resumed this afternoon.

"You've got 10 seconds to say goodbye"

Worcester News: TRAGIC: Christopher Grady with his children Ryan and Gabby

9:30am Wednesday 2nd March 2011

A FATHER accused of murdering his five-year-old daughter called his former partner to say she had “10 seconds to say goodbye” to her children before he drove them into an icy Worcestershire river, a court was told.

Grady murder trial now under way - follow it live here

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11:18am Tuesday 1st March 2011

THE trial of a man accused of murdering his five-year-old daughter by driving a car into the river Avon in Evesham has begun. Follow our Twitter updates here.

Little Gabby will always be in our hearts

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9:47am Tuesday 15th February 2011

FLOWERS have been laid at the scene where a young girl tragically died in a Worcestershire river to mark the first anniversary of her death.

River death father appears in court

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11:36am Wednesday 10th November 2010

A MAN accused of killing his daughter by driving a car into the river Avon will stand trial on March 1 next year.

Fun day in memory of Gabby is huge success

Worcester News: "Gabby had the cutest smile you have ever seen" - mum

9:10am Monday 21st June 2010

A FUN DAY in memory of a five-year-old tragically killed earlier this year has raised enough for both a memorial bench and a large donation towards the hospital which tried so hard to save her.

Gabby's father pleads not guilty to murder

10:42am Monday 7th June 2010

The father of a five-year-old girl who died after being trapped in a car in the river Avon has pleaded not guilty to murder.

Help us pay for a bench at Gabby's graveside

Worcester News: TRAGEDY: Gabby Grady, who died after being pulled from a car that plunged into the river Avon, with her brother Ryan.

4:10pm Monday 31st May 2010

A WORCESTER family is urging the whole community to come together for a fund-raising day in memory of a five-year-old girl tragically killed in the river Avon earlier this year.

A poem for Gabby

Worcester News: "Gabby had the cutest smile you have ever seen" - mum

9:49am Tuesday 9th March 2010

THIS touching poem was displayed in the church during Gabby's funeral yesterday.

Police officers who pulled little Ryan from river

Worcester News: HERO: Police Inspector Sean Kent. 10444219

7:30am Tuesday 9th March 2010

One of the police officers who saved the life of Gabrielle Grady’s brother Ryan was at the little girl’s funeral.

Why was Gabby taken away from me? - video

Worcester News: HEARTACHE: Ryan Grady at the funeral yesterday of his sister Gabby Grady, inset, who died at the age of five. Picture: Steve Woods/newsteam.co.uk

7:10am Tuesday 9th March 2010

A GRIEVING mother has paid a moving tribute at the funeral of her daughter, who died after the car she was in plunged into the river Avon.

Mourners wear pink for Gabby - video

Worcester News: PRETTY: The horse-drawn carriage (10444201)

12:00pm Monday 8th March 2010

FAMILY and friends have said their final farewells to a little girl who died after the car she was in crashed in to a county river.

COMMENT: Community spirit that binds us all

7:10am Monday 22nd February 2010

IT IS not often that a single event can unite an entire town.

Hundreds pay tribute to Gabby - video

Worcester News: HIGH IN THE SKY: The balloons are released by mourners in Evesham one week after five-year-old Gabby died. All pictures taken by Nick Toogood.   07433604

7:10am Monday 22nd February 2010

A QUIET descended on the packed market square as hundreds of brightly coloured balloons bobbed above the crowds.

Hundreds release balloons for Gabby - video

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1:50pm Sunday 21st February 2010

HUNDREDS of people gathered in silence and released pink heart-shaped balloons into the sky as they paid tribute to a five-year-old girl who died after the car she was in plunged into the river Avon.

Balloon release will go ahead in memory of Gabby

Worcester News: Balloon release will go ahead in memory of Gabby

11:15am Friday 19th February 2010

PERMISSION has been granted for balloons to be released in Evesham on Sunday as a mark of respect for little Gabby Grady.

Gabby police quizzed

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7:10am Friday 19th February 2010

POLICE are being investigated after it was revealed that the family of a five-year-old girl who died when a car plunged into an Evesham river had contacted them with concerns before the tragedy.

IPCC to investigate river tragedy

Worcester News: DISCHARGED: Ryan Grady, six, with five-year-old Gabby, who died in hospital yesterday with her family by her side.

4:25pm Thursday 18th February 2010

THE Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) will conduct an investigation into the prior contact West Mercia Police had with the family involved in the Evesham river tragedy.

River plunge dad appears in court

11:38am Thursday 18th February 2010

A DAD whose car plunged into the river Avon with his two young children inside has appeared in court.

Town to gather in silence to remember tragic Gabby

Worcester News: TRIBUTES: The growing pile of floral tributes left in Evesham's Market Square

7:10am Thursday 18th February 2010

A TOWN will gather in silence this weekend to pay tribute to the little girl who died after the car she was in plunged into the river Avon.

"Our divers could have helped at tragedy"

Worcester News: FROGMEN: The emergency services at the scene of the tragedy last week.

8:00am Wednesday 17th February 2010

A VOLUNTARY organisation stopped from helping emergency crews says it could have provided expert help at last week’s Evesham river tragedy.

COMMENT: Lessons to be learned from terrible tragedy

8:00am Wednesday 17th February 2010

THE death of little Gabby Grady is a terrible tragedy for her family and friends. It is difficult to imagine what the five-year-old’s family is going through.

Mum's heartfelt tribute to river plunge girl

Worcester News: ENORMOUS LOSS: Gabby Grady died three days after being trapped in a submerged car for two hours.

7:10am Tuesday 16th February 2010

A FIVE-year-old girl who died after the car her father was driving plunged into the river Avon in Evesham was the “cutest angel there has ever been”.

"She had the cutest smile you have ever seen" - mum

Worcester News: "Gabby had the cutest smile you have ever seen" - mum

4:20pm Monday 15th February 2010

THE heartbroken mum of river plunge girl Gabby Grady has spoken of her love for the five-year-old who died yesterday.

River girl's brother discharged from hospital

Worcester News: DISCHARGED: Ryan Grady, six, with five-year-old Gabby, who died in hospital yesterday with her family by her side.

12:19pm Monday 15th February 2010

A LITTLE boy seriously injured when his father's car plunged into the river Avon has been released from hospital.

River girl Gabby dies peacefully

Worcester News: Gabrielle, seen here with her brother Ryan, and father Chris Grady

6:15pm Sunday 14th February 2010

THE five-year-old girl rescued from an icy river after her father's car plunged into the water has died.

River plunge: Father charged with attempted murder

Worcester News: Now it’s pay-back time for criminals

8:51am Saturday 13th February 2010

THE driver of a car that ended up in the river Avon in Evesham - with his children inside - is due to appear in court today.

"I heard a screech of brakes and a speeding car"

Worcester News: POLICE: At the riverbank.

9:30am Friday 12th February 2010

EYE-witnesses have described hearing the children’s screams as the car hurtled towards the water at speed.

River plunge 'father' questioned

Worcester News: SUSPECT: Chris Grady with children Ryan and Gabrielle

8:20am Friday 12th February 2010

IT is thought the man being questioned over the attempted murder of two children by drowning them in a Worcestershire river is the father of the youngsters.

River plunge girl "still critical"

Worcester News: SEARCH: A police diver clambers out of the Avon at Evesham

5:49pm Thursday 11th February 2010

A YOUNG girl dragged from an icy river after two hours under water is still fighting for her life, according to police.

Two critical after car plunges into river

Worcester News: SCENE: Emergency crews on the banks of the Avon (picture by Newsteam)

10:48am Thursday 11th February 2010

TWO children are in a critical condition after a car plunged into an icy river in Worcestershire.

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