Members of 1960s band the Tremeloes acquitted of assaulting teenager – The Guardian

Posted July 22nd, 2016 in assault, news, sexual offences by sally

‘Two members of the 1960s pop group the Tremeloes have been formally acquitted of indecently assaulting a 15-year-old girl after a gig nearly 50 years ago.’

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The Guardian, 22nd July 2016

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Prisons now unacceptably violent, says watchdog – BBC News

Posted July 20th, 2016 in assault, drug abuse, homicide, news, ombudsmen, prisons, statistics by tracey

‘Prisons in England and Wales have become “unacceptably violent and dangerous places”, the chief inspector of prisons has warned. In his first annual report, Peter Clarke said the “grim situation” revealed in last year’s report was now “even worse” is some areas.’

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BBC News, 19th July 2016

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Activists win damages against City police for false imprisonment – The Guardian

Posted July 18th, 2016 in assault, damages, demonstrations, false imprisonment, news, police by sally

‘Eleven activists who took part in G20 protests seven years ago have received more than £60,000 in damages from the City of London police for false imprisonment, assault and breaches of the Human Rights Act. The case has raised serious questions about who owns personal data collected by police.’

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The Guardian, 16th July 2016

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Orgreave report ‘could prejudice Hillsborough inquiry’ – BBC News

‘A full report into allegations of police misconduct at the so-called Battle of Orgreave will not be made public, the Independent Police Complaints Commission has ruled.’

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BBC News, 12th July 2016

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Student launches legal action against IPCC over CS spray incident – The Guardian

‘A university student who alleges he was assaulted by police during a demonstration has launched legal action against the Independent Police Complaints Commission.’

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The Guardian, 12th July 2016

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Why are the police failing too many victims of disability hate crime? – The Guardian

Posted June 29th, 2016 in assault, complaints, disability discrimination, hate crime, news, police, victims by sally

‘Daniel Smith, an autistic man, was charged with assault by police after an alleged attack on him. His is not an isolated case.’

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The Guardian, 29th June 2016

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Mehdi Midani jailed for Clapham and Brixton sex attacks – BBC News

Posted June 24th, 2016 in assault, news, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘A man who carried out a string of sex attacks over ten days on women in south London has been jailed for eight years.’

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BBC News, 23rd June 2016

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Carla Whitlock acid attack trial: Midmore brothers jailed – BBC News

‘Two brothers have been jailed for an acid attack which left a woman scarred and blind in one eye.’

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BBC News, 21st June 2016

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Ellie Butler judge ‘took unwarranted steps’ to reunite her with violent parents – The Guardian

‘A senior judge in the family court took “unwarranted” extra steps in reuniting a man with a violent and criminal past with his young daughter 11 months before he beat her to death, the author of a serious case review has said.’

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The Guardian, 22nd June 2016

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‘Modern slavery’ family jailed for Cardiff forced labour – BBC News

Posted May 25th, 2016 in assault, conspiracy, forced labour, kidnapping, news, sentencing by sally

‘Three family members have been jailed for forcing a man to do heavy labour for tiny amounts in Cardiff.’

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BBC News, 24th May 2016

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Police must confront ‘poison of decades-old misdeeds’, Home Secretary tells officers at annual conference – The Independent

‘The police must confront the “poison of decades-old misdeeds”, the Home Secretary Theresa May has told officers, raising hopes that she is close to ordering an inquiry into police misconduct during the 1980s miners’ strike.’

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The Independent, 17th May 2016

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Paranoid schizophrenic man who pushed passenger onto Tube tracks sent to mental health hospital ‘indefinitely’ – The Independent

Posted May 17th, 2016 in assault, detention, mental health, news by sally

‘A mentally ill man who caused horrific injuries to a fellow passenger after pushing him under the Tube has been detained indefinitely.’

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The Independent, 16th May 2016

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Tough talk on crime has led to a crisis in Britain’s prisons – The Guardian

Posted May 5th, 2016 in assault, crime, news, prisons, sentencing, suicide by tracey

‘The rapid rise in suicides and assaults behind bars was inevitable, given the UK imported an experiment that had failed – disastrously – in America.’

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The Guardian, 5th May 2016

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Former fashion executive to face no further action over fatal altercation – The Guardian

Posted April 29th, 2016 in assault, news, prosecutions, trespass by tracey

‘A former fashion executive will face no further action after a neighbour who allegedly trespassed at his home was fatally wounded last year.’

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The Guardian, 29th April 2016

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Man sentenced for controlling or coercive behaviour – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted April 28th, 2016 in assault, criminal damage, domestic violence, harassment, press releases by tracey

‘Sam Williams has been sentenced for offences including controlling or coercive behaviour’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 27th April 2016

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Man convicted of series of sex attacks in south London – The Guardian

Posted April 27th, 2016 in assault, news, sexual offences by sally

‘A man has been convicted of carrying out a string of sexual assaults on women in south London over 10 days, including the targeting of four women in just 24 hours.’

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The Guardian, 26th April 2016

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Judge offers to pay court fine of abuse victim who stabbed her abuser on his doorstep after he avoided jail – The Independent

Posted April 20th, 2016 in assault, child abuse, fines, judges, news, victims, young offenders by sally

‘A judge has offered to pay the court fine of a Bradford teenager who stabbed a paedophile on his doorstep after he avoided jail for abusing her when she was just eight-years-old.’

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The Independent, 19th April 2016

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Woman jailed after sexually assaulting taxi driver – The Independent

Posted April 13th, 2016 in assault, criminal damage, news, prostitution, sentencing, sexual offences, taxis by sally

‘A woman has been jailed after she sexually assaulted a male taxi driver in an attempt to avoid paying £26.50 for the journey.’

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The Independent, 12th April 2016

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Leeds robber has prison term more than doubled – Attorney General’s Office

Posted April 8th, 2016 in assault, press releases, robbery, sentencing by tracey

‘A robber from Leeds who violently attacked and strangled his elderly uncle today had his jail term more than doubled to 9 years’ imprisonment after a referral by Solicitor General Robert Buckland QC MP.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 7th April 2016

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Deaf school’s closure was due to abuse of residents, says regulator – The Guardian

Posted April 6th, 2016 in assault, care workers, disabled persons, news, reports by tracey

‘The sudden closure of a college for vulnerable people was due to the serious abuse of residents by staff, the health and social care regulator has revealed.’

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The Guardian, 5th April 2016

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