‘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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Soldiers jailed after beating up disabled teens ‘for entertainment’ – Daily Telegraph

‘Soldiers targeted “naïve, trusting and innocent” pair during a drunken night out from Army camp at Sennybridge in the Brecon Beacons.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th March 2016

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Supreme Court judgment on vicarious liability: Mohamud v WM Morrison Supermarkets plc [2016] UKSC 11 – Park Square Barristers

Posted March 22nd, 2016 in appeals, assault, employment, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘Is an employer vicariously liable for the errant conduct of an employee who attacks a customer? Yes, according to the Supreme Court in unanimously giving judgment for the appellant in the case of Mr A M Mohamud (in substitution for Mr A Mohamud (deceased) v WM Morrison Supermarkets plc [2016] UKSC 11, handed down today.’

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Park Square Barristers, 2nd March 2016

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Violent Colombian criminal entitled to compensation for unlawful detention – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 18th, 2016 in assault, blackmail, compensation, deportation, detention, kidnapping, news by tracey

‘A Colombian national certified as a danger to the public and convicted of crimes including blackmail, kidnapping and assault causing bodily harm is entitled to general damages for unlawful detention, the Court of Appeal has confirmed.
But appeal judges reduced the period for which Isaias Gaviria-Manrique is entitled to an award.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th March 2016

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Dr Mohammad Haq guilty of fondling patients -BBC News

Posted March 18th, 2016 in assault, doctors, news, sexual offences by tracey

‘A doctor has been found guilty of fondling the breasts of a teenage girl and three women patients during unnecessary clinical examinations.’

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BBC News, 17th March 2016

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Vicarious liability: The Supreme Court speaks – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted March 9th, 2016 in assault, negligence, news, prisons, Supreme Court, vicarious liability by tracey

‘Two important Supreme Court judgments concerning vicarious liability were handed down last week. Mohamud v WM Morrison Supermarkets [2016] UKSC 11 affirms the “close connection” test set out in Lister v Hesley Hall Ltd [2001] UKHL 22 and rejects the formulation of a new test for vicarious liability based on “representative capacity”. Cox v Ministry of Justice [2016] UKSC 10 extends the sorts of relationships where a defendant can be made vicariously liable for the conduct of an individual and evaluates Various Claimants v Catholic Child Welfare Society [2012] UKSC 56 (the ‘Christian Brothers’ case).’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 8th March 2016

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Police fail to respond to psychiatric units amid rise in attacks on staff – The Guardian

‘Police refused to respond to calls for help from staff at psychiatric units covering a large swath of east London and Essex on more than 125 occasions last year. The figures were released in response to a Guardian freedom of information request that sheds new light on how overstretched staff in mental health units are increasingly on the receiving end of violence.’

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The Guardian, 7th March 2016

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Supermarket ‘vicariously liable’ for employee’s assault on a customer – OUT-LAW.com

Posted March 4th, 2016 in assault, news, vicarious liability by tracey

‘A supermarket was “vicariously liable” for the actions of its employee, who punched a customer in a seemingly unprovoked attack, the UK’s highest court has ruled.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 3rd March 2016

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Match.com user Jason Lawrance guilty of rapes and assault – BBC News

Posted March 3rd, 2016 in assault, news, rape by sally

‘A man has been found guilty of raping five women and attacking two more after meeting them on internet dating site Match.com.’

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BBC News, 2nd March 2016

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Kent sex attacker jailed for life – The Guardian

Posted February 29th, 2016 in assault, news, robbery, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A man who carried out a catalogue of attacks on girls and women in Kent has been jailed for life.’

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The Guardian, 26th February 2016

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