New rules to crackdown on violent prisoners come into force – Attorney General’s Office

Posted February 27th, 2015 in assault, press releases, prisons, prosecutions, sentencing, violence by tracey

‘A significant step forward in the fight against violence in prisons has been taken, with the publication of a joint national protocol.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 27th February 2015

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Depression linked to violent crime, study finds – BBC News

Posted February 25th, 2015 in alcohol abuse, assault, crime, drug abuse, mental health, murder, news, sexual offences, violence by sally

‘People with a depressive illness are three times more likely to commit a violent or sex crime than those in the general population, a study suggests.’

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BBC News, 25th February 2015

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Tina Love jailed over Butlins nose-bite panto attack – BBC News

Posted February 16th, 2015 in assault, grievous bodily harm, holidays, news, sentencing by sally

‘A woman who bit off part of another woman’s nose at Butlins during a children’s pantomime has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 13th February 2015

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Fifty Shades court cases: a Grey area of law – Daily Telegraph

‘The man who squirted his girlfriend with brown sauce, the woman with faulty lubricant…The five most bizarre court cases inspired by 50 Shades of Grey.’

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Daily Telegraph, 10th February 2015

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Councillor Doug McMurdo guilty of punching teens – BBC News

Posted February 5th, 2015 in assault, local government, news by sally

‘A councillor has been found guilty of punching two teenagers in a drunken attack outside a village hall.’

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BBC News, 5th February 2015

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Four burglars jailed for ‘savage’ attack on university professor – The Guardian

Posted February 2nd, 2015 in assault, burglary, grievous bodily harm, news, sentencing by sally

‘Four burglars who took part in a raid which left a university professor “savagely” beaten have been jailed.’

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The Guardian, 30th January 2015

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Serious assaults in prison ‘at highest level for ten years’ – BBC News

Posted January 30th, 2015 in assault, news, prisons, statistics by sally

‘Serious assaults in prisons in England and Wales reached their highest level for at least ten years, figures from the Ministry of Justice show.’

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BBC News, 29th January 2015

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Julian Cole family hit out at IPCC over police brutality allegations – The Guardian

‘The family of a 21-year-old athlete left with a broken neck after he was detained by police 20 months ago have spoken publicly for the first time, complaining they are no clearer about what happened.’

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The Guardian, 26th January 2015

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Coventry kidnap gang who cut off man’s finger jailed – BBC News

Posted January 27th, 2015 in assault, blackmail, conspiracy, false imprisonment, gangs, kidnapping, news, sentencing by sally

‘A kidnap gang who cut off a man’s finger to get a £20,000 ransom have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 26th January 2015

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Man jailed for 17 years for murder of girlfriend with kitchen knife – The Guardian

Posted January 26th, 2015 in assault, domestic violence, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘Andre Bright killed Victoria Adams, with whom he had a young daughter, after a period of abusive behaviour.’

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The Guardian, 23rd January 2015

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Met policeman cleared after kicking mother tending to her child in hospital – The Guardian

Posted January 23rd, 2015 in assault, hospitals, news, police by sally

‘A police officer who kicked and hit a mother as she sat by the hospital bed of her sick child, leaving her with more than 40 injuries, has been cleared of actual bodily harm.’

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The Guardian, 22nd January 2015

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Woman guilty of assault for throwing water – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 22nd, 2015 in assault, children, conditional discharge, costs, news, noise by sally

‘Michelle Dodd convicted after Stockport magistrates hear of her long-standing dispute with neighbour over ‘noisy’ children playing outside on trampoline.’

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Daily Telegraph, 21st January 2015

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DPP to consult on greater assistance to victims giving evidence at court – Crown Prosecution Service

‘Alison Saunders, the Director of Public Prosecutions, has today [19 January 2015] published a major consultation on the approach to ensuring victims are properly assisted for the trial process at court and called for an overhaul of the service provided to witnesses to ensure that they are able to give the best possible evidence. The proposals are subject to an eight week public consultation.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 19th January 2015

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

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Rape victims will be warned of defence lawyer tactics under new guidelines – Daily Telegraph

‘Director of Public Prosecutions launches controversial new guidelines intended to help victims and witnesses through giving evidence in court.’

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Daily Telegraph, 19th January 2015

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Tulisa Constavlos loses appeal over assault conviction – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 15th, 2015 in appeals, assault, news by sally

‘Former X Factor judge loses appeal against conviction for hitting celebrity blogger Savvas Morgan during row at V Festival in Chelmsford’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th January 2015

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49 year-old Rugby player’s ban doubled to 20 years for assaulting referee’ – Sports Law Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers

Posted January 12th, 2015 in appeals, assault, disciplinary procedures, news, sport by sally

On 29 September 2014 the RFU Appeal Panel, chaired by Sir James Dingemans, handed down judgment in RFU v Barry Lockwood.

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Sports Law Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers, 12th January 2015

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Woman brings boyfriend to justice after remembering attack with hypnosis – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 8th, 2015 in assault, domestic violence, news, psychiatric damage by sally

‘Zoe Dronfield only remembers brutal attack by Jason Smith in Coventry, West Midlands, after she was hypnotised into reliving traumatic ordeal.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th January 2015

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Teacher who hit boy, six, over head with ruler acquitted of assault – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 19th, 2014 in assault, child cruelty, news, school children, teachers by sally

‘Rina Khan walks free from court after being found not guilty of common assault and child cruelty during primary school maths lesson.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th December 2014

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Mohammed Rafiq, 80, guilty of acid revenge attack on teenage ex – BBC News

Posted December 12th, 2014 in assault, conspiracy, grievous bodily harm, news by sally

‘An 80-year-old man has been convicted of masterminding an acid revenge attack on his teenage ex-lover.’

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BBC News, 12th December 2014

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George Galloway attacker jailed for 16 months – The Guardian

Posted December 12th, 2014 in assault, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who attacked the Respect MP George Galloway in the street while calling him an “antisemitic little man” has been jailed for 16 months.’

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The Guardain, 11th December 2014

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