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Lizzie Dearden

Home Affairs Correspondent


Lizzie Dearden is The Independent's Home Affairs and Security Correspondent. She specialises in extremism and terrorism, and has covered attacks around the world. Her work has been featured in research published by the United Nations, Combating Terrorism Centre and other bodies. She also writes about crime, policing and legal affairs.

Coronavirus sends justice system into 'meltdown'

Prisons on lockdown as ideological intervention for terrorists stopped and probation supervision weakened

PC Andrew Harper murder trial collapses because of coronavirus

Nine remaining members of jury discharged hours after Lord Chief Justice pauses trials with insufficient safety measures

Grooming gang victim refused compensation because of driving offence

Exclusive: She had relived the sexual exploitation she suffered from age 11 to secure the men’s conviction