Newspaper headlines: Prosecution call over Gosport hospital deaths

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    Image caption The report into the deaths of hundreds of patients at Gosport War Memorial Hospital after they were given dangerous doses of painkillers for no medical reason leads several papers. The Guardian says their families have pledged to continue their fight for criminal prosecutions.
    Image caption The Daily Mirror’s headline on Gosport refers to the 456 confirmed deaths between 1989 and 2000 – and a further 200 patients who experts concluded may have suffered a similar fate. Health chiefs repeatedly ignored warnings, says the paper.
    Image caption A photograph of the doctor who oversaw the prescribing on the affected wards at Gosport War Memorial Hospital appears on the front page of the Daily Telegraph. The victims’s families are asking why Dr Jane Barton, 70, has not faced justice, its headline says.
    Image caption The Daily Mail says Dr Barton is thought to be hiding in Spain. The Mail’s report also focuses on the demand for action by the grieving families and carries the headline: “Now put her in the dock”.
    Image caption The i says the revelations in the Gosport report were “shocking”. The patients were “condemned to die by their own hospital”, adds the paper.
    Image caption The Times says campaigners are warning the scandal at Gosport could happen again. Its lead story focuses on Donald Trump’s visit to Europe next month and a prospective meeting between the US president and Vladimir Putin. The possible talks are causing alarm in Whitehall, it reports.
    Image caption Metro leads on the passing of the government’s Brexit bill in Parliament. The prime minister survived yet another crunch vote and once again defied predictions of defeat, says the paper.
    Image caption The Financial Times says the Ministry of Defence’s modernisation has been thrown into disarray. It reports the prime minister has suggested cyber-warfare capability needs to be boosted – although No. 10 dismisses claims she wanted to reduce the UK’s role as a top military power.
    Image caption The Daily Star leads on Lord Sugar, who had come under fire after comparing Senegal’s World Cup players to men selling trinkets on a Spanish beach. It says the Apprentice host has apologised for the now-deleted tweet, saying he had “in no way intended to cause offence”.

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