CPS defends decision to bring assault and rape charges against Nigel Evans – The Guardian

‘The director of public prosecutions has defended the decision to bring sex assault and rape charges against Tory MP Nigel Evans by saying it would do the same again, despite a warning from its former director Lord Macdonald that it must not “lose perspective” over high-profile cases involving historic allegations.’

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The Guardian, 11th April 2014

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Roller skater handed prison sentence for being towed down road at 70mph – Daily Telegraph

‘A man is handed a prison sentence for aiding and abetting dangerous driving after police discovered a video of him being towed along a road at 70mph on roller skates.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th April 2014

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Milly Dowler’s killer Levi Bellfield awarded £4,500 over prison attack – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 4th, 2014 in assault, compensation, news, prisons by sally

‘The Ministry of Justice is ‘hugely disappointed’ that the triple murderer will receive taxpayer funded compensation.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th April 2014

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Former government vet killed man during sadomasochistic sex session – The Guardian

Posted April 3rd, 2014 in assault, homicide, news by tracey

‘A former government vet has been convicted of killing a man during an extreme drug-fuelled sadomasochistic sex session.’

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The Guardian, 2nd April 2014

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Ice cream slavery man David Rooke’s sentence ‘not too lenient’ – BBC News

Posted March 31st, 2014 in appeals, assault, false imprisonment, news, sentencing by sally

‘An ice cream seller who kept a vulnerable man as a slave in his garage was not given a lenient sentence, appeal court judges have ruled.’

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BBC News, 28th March 2014

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John Terry’s father Ted cleared in racial abuse trial – BBC News

Posted March 24th, 2014 in assault, news, racism, sport by sally

‘The father of former England football captain John Terry has been cleared of racially abusing a man in a dispute over a cigarette.’

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BBC News, 21st March 2014

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Sikh man jailed over knife attack on former Indian general Kuldip Singh Brar – The Independent

Posted March 24th, 2014 in armed forces, assault, grievous bodily harm, India, news, sentencing, Sikhism by sally

‘A Sikh man has received a lengthy jail sentence after being convicted of slashing a former Indian military lieutenant general in the neck while he was on holiday in London.’

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The Independent, 21st March 2014

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Mary Konye jailed for 12 years for acid attack on former friend in east London – The Guardian

‘A woman who threw acid in the face of her friend while disguised by a Muslim veil has been jailed for 12 years.’

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The Guardian, 21st March 2014

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Sentence of man who killed victim with Asperger’s challenged over leniency – The Guardian

Posted March 21st, 2014 in appeals, assault, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

‘A four-and-a-half-year jail sentence handed to a man who killed a man with Asperger’s syndrome with a single punch in an unprovoked attack has been referred to the court of appeal for review.’

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The Guardian, 20th March 2014

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Policeman who punched woman used CS gas on UK Uncut protesters – The Guardian

Posted March 17th, 2014 in assault, misfeasance in public office, news, police by tracey

‘A policeman who was sentenced for punching a suspected shoplifter in the head earlier this week has been found to have breached professional standards in another incident where he sprayed peaceful protesters with CS gas.’

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The Guardian, 14th March 2014

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Policeman who hit ‘snarling’ shoplifter on the head faces sack – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 12th, 2014 in assault, closed circuit television, community service, news, police, standards, theft by tracey

‘A policeman who punched a shoplifter on the head before pinning her to the   ground faces dismissal after being sentenced to a community order. Pc James Kiddie, 45, who had worked for the Metropolitan Police for 12 years,   said he hit out after the “snarling” woman bit him on the finger and claimed   that she had the Aids virus.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th March 2014

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Violent sex assault cold case solved after a decade in one of the first ever cases of ‘covert DNA retrieval’ – The Independent

Posted March 4th, 2014 in assault, DNA, firearms, investigatory powers, news, sexual offences by sally

‘A violent sex attacker was caught when police used ground-breaking anti-terrorism powers to covertly recover DNA from a coffee cup he had used at the end of a four-day surveillance operation.’

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The Independent, 3rd March 2014

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Beeres v. The CPS – Criminal Law and Justice Weekly

Posted March 3rd, 2014 in appeals, assault, domestic violence, evidence, legal representation, news, police by sally

‘Anita Beeres was convicted of assault for beating her partner John Leeson with a baseball bat during an argument at her home. Mr Leeson himself did not complain nor did he give evidence. (History does not relate how then Ms Beeres was arrested.) The only evidence against Ms Beeres was her confession, first at the time of her arrest and then again when interviewed at the police station.’

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Criminal Law and Justice Weekly, 28th February 2014

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Kristy Robinson wins £2,350 damages over wrongful arrest – BBC News

Posted February 25th, 2014 in alcohol abuse, assault, damages, domestic violence, news, wrongful arrest by sally

‘A victim of domestic violence has been awarded £2,350 from Gwent Police after she was arrested when she phoned for help.’

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BBC News, 24th February 2014

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Dave Lee Travis retrial decision due – The Guardian

Posted February 24th, 2014 in assault, news, retrials, sexual offences by sally

‘Former BBC Radio 1 DJ Dave Lee Travis will learn on Monday whether he faces a retrial over allegations he sexually assaulted two women.’

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The Guardian, 24th February 2014

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Mohamud v W M Morrison Supermarkets plc – WLR Daily

Posted February 17th, 2014 in assault, employment, law reports, vicarious liability by sally

Mohamud v W M Morrison Supermarkets plc [2014] EWCA Civ 116; [2014] WLR (D) 68

‘Where an employee’s duties included interaction with customers but did not involve any element of keeping public order or exercising authority over them, the employer was not vicariously liable for an assault by the employee on a customer. The mere fact of contact between a sales assistant and a customer, which was plainly authorised by an employer, was not of itself sufficient to fix the employer with vicarious liability.’

WLR Daily, 13th February 2014

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Dave Lee Travis found not guilty: Verdict on veteran DJ leaves Operation Yewtree bereft of credibility – The Independent

Posted February 14th, 2014 in assault, news, prosecutions, sexual offences by sally

‘The decision to prosecute historic sex abuse cases involving celebrity defendants has been called into question after veteran DJ Dave Lee Travis was acquitted of 12 sexual assault charges in the first high-profile trial brought by Operation Yewtree.’

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The Independent, 13th February 2014

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Coronation Street actor William Roache acquitted of rape and assault charges – The Guardian

Posted February 7th, 2014 in assault, news, prosecutions, rape, sexual offences by tracey

‘The Coronation Street star William Roache was acquitted of two counts of rape and five charges of indecent assault on Thursday at the end of a trial that raised questions about the decision of police and prosecutors to press charges.’

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The Guardian, 6th February 2014

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Aristocrat is jailed for beating wife during rows over drug abuse – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 7th, 2014 in assault, domestic violence, news, sentencing by tracey

‘An aristocrat has been jailed for two years after admitting beating his wife over a 22-year period. Lord Edward Somerset, 55, the son of the Duke of Beaufort, admitted four counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm between 1990 and 2012.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th Febraury 2014

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‘Chilling’ Prestwich sex attacker is jailed – BBC News

Posted February 4th, 2014 in assault, DNA, guilty pleas, news, robbery, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A man who tried to rape a woman in a “chilling” attack while she was on the phone to police has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 3rd February 2014

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