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Mum stabbed to death by ex-partner just days after reporting threats to police

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A report into the brutal murder of young mum at the hands of her ex-partner concluded that there were 'missed opportunities' to protect her.

Regan Tierney, 27, was found stabbed to death by her dad at her Salford home in June 2019. Her former boyfriend Daniel Patten, 31, was discovered at the same address with critical injuries and died in hospital two days later.

Police confirmed at the time of the incident that no-one else was involved and that they were treating the tragedy as a murder suicide, Manchester Evening News reports.

Miss Teirney had been abused by Patten for several years before she was eventually able to leave him and meet a new partner.Her family allege Patten struggled to accept his relationship had ended.Just days before her death, Regan made a phone call to police reporting that he had threatened to 'put her head on a stick,' believing she was in danger.But a three-day delay to record the report by GMP meant that by the time the force made contact with her, Miss Tierney had 'lost confidence' and decided not to take the matter further.A Domestic Homicide Review was commissioned by Salford Community Safety Partnership, following concerns about Regan's contact with GMP and other agencies prior to her death.The report found that a number of opportunities were missed by services including GMP, GP practices, Bolton NHS FT services, Greater Manchester Mental Health Foundation, and Salford Royal NHS Trust.During their 10-year relationship, Regan was subject to coercive and controlling behaviour, intimidation, verbal abuse, physical violence and threats, at the hands of Patten.But despite disclosing that she had been the victim of domestic violence to several professionals, the review found that Miss

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