Man who slapped boy, five, in play area given suspended jail sentence – The Guardian

Posted January 21st, 2016 in assault, children, news, sentencing, suspended sentences by sally

‘A father has been given a suspended jail sentence for slapping a five-year-old child who he believed had hit his own son in a pub’s soft play area.’

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The Guardian, 20th January 2016

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Civil servant jailed for partially blinding pensioner in row over pay of female tennis players at Wimbledon – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 19th, 2016 in assault, news, sentencing by sally

‘Jonathan Dalton, 27, threw the single punch at Charles Bonello, 69, on a train from London Bridge on 3 July last year.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th January 2016

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‘I was violently attacked but my case was dropped because I had been drinking’ – The Guardian

Posted January 19th, 2016 in alcohol abuse, assault, news, victims, violence, witnesses, women by sally

‘After I was mugged, a suspect was arrested but the case was dropped because of ‘grave concerns’ about the credibility of my evidence. Can a new law protect thousands of women like me?’

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The Guardian, 18th January 2016

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Court of Appeal considers EU deportation, public revulsion and “imperative grounds” – Free Movement

‘In Secretary of State for the Home Department v Straszewski [2015] EWCA Civ 1245 (03 December 2015) Moore-Bick LJ, giving the leading judgment, finds that public revulsion is not generally relevant to decisions to deport under EU law.’

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Free Movement, 6th January 2016

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Woman who used fake penis to have sex with a woman avoids jail – The Guardian

‘A woman who wore a body suit and used a fake penis when having sex with a woman she met online has avoided jail.’

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The Guardian, 15th December 2015

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Murderer sues Prison Service over ‘heart attack’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 14th, 2015 in assault, compensation, health, murder, news, pornography, prisons by sally

‘Extreme-pornography obsessive Graham Coutts claims he was made to wait and change into different clothing before being transferred.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th December 2015

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Lee Rigby killer sues Prison Service after having teeth knocked out – The Guardian

Posted December 10th, 2015 in assault, news, personal injuries, police, prisons, restraint by sally

‘One of the men who killed the British soldier Lee Rigby is suing for compensation two years after his teeth were knocked out during an incident at Belmarsh prison.’

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The Guardian, 10th December 2015

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Teacher clears name after being wrongly convicted of clipping unruly pupil – Daily Telegraph

‘Maths and German teacher Regina Hungerford, 54, overturns her conviction for hitting a pupil on appeal.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th December 2015

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Maoist cult leader Aravindan Balakrishnan guilty of sex assaults – BBC News

Posted December 4th, 2015 in assault, child cruelty, false imprisonment, news, rape by tracey

‘A Maoist cult leader who used violence, fear and sexual degradation to control women he held captive has been found guilty of a string of sex assaults.’

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BBC News, 4th December 2015

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Prisons to introduce tests for legal highs in bid to reduce violence – The Guardian

‘Ministers claim the introduction of new drug tests able to detect legal highs such as spice and black mamba will prove a “gamechanger” in curbing the rising tide of violence in jails across England and Wales.’

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The Guardian, 1st December 2015

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Humber Prison report: Wolds and Everthorpe merger ‘traumatic’ – BBC News

Posted November 18th, 2015 in assault, delay, health & safety, news, prison officers, prisons, reports, standards by tracey

‘The merger of two prisons in East Yorkshire has been “traumatic and prolonged”, inspectors have found.’

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BBC News, 18th November 2015

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Offences against the person – modernising the law on violence – Law Commission

Posted November 6th, 2015 in assault, Law Commission, press releases, violence by tracey

‘New rules are needed to tackle violent offences and make better use of court time, according to the Law Commission.’

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Law Commission, 3rd November 2015

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Let magistrates deal with more assault cases, says law reform body – The Guardian

Posted November 3rd, 2015 in assault, courts, Law Commission, legislation, magistrates, news, reports, violence by sally

‘Magistrates courts should be empowered to deal with thousands more assault charges every year rather than sending too many cases for expensive trial in the crown court, the Law Commission has said.’

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The Guardian, 3rd November 2015

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Reform violent crime laws and re-name GBH and ABH offences, say experts – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 3rd, 2015 in assault, crime, Law Commission, legislation, news, reports, violence by sally

”Archaic’ language on violent crime dating back more than 150 years must be updated, says Law Commission.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd November 2015

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Assault offences: Assessment of guideline – Sentencing Council

Posted October 29th, 2015 in assault, news, reports, sentencing by sally

‘The Sentencing Council has published its assessment of the impact and implementation of its assault guideline, under its statutory duty to monitor the operation and effect of its sentencing guidelines and to draw conclusions from this information. The assessment also reflects the Council’s approach of seeking to improve its work through consultation and evaluation.’

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Sentencing Council, 22nd October 2015

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Woman posed as a single father to con Facebook friend into sex – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 29th, 2015 in assault, fraud, internet, news, sexual offences, transsexuals by sally

‘Court hears Kyran Lee, 25, who was formerly known as Fiona Manson, used the alias “Joey G-Star Crislow” to seduce her victim.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th October 2015

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Soho nail bomber David Copeland sentenced for prison attack – BBC News

Posted October 29th, 2015 in assault, news, prisons, sentencing by sally

‘One of the UK’s most dangerous hate-crime killers has been sentenced to three additional years in prison for attacking a fellow inmate.’

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BBC News, 28th October 2015

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Calls for transgender woman to be moved from male prison – BBC News

Posted October 28th, 2015 in assault, gender, health & safety, news, prisons, sentencing, transsexuals by sally

‘A petition calling for a transgender woman to serve a prison sentence in a female prison has attracted more than 10,000 signatures in under 24 hours.’

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BBC News, 27th October 2015

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Woman GP who caned tycoon lover in ’50 Shades of Grey sex game’ cleared of assault – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 20th, 2015 in assault, consent, news by sally

‘Elvira Blakemore, whose lover called 999 after being left bleeding after spanking session, is acquitted by jury at Croydon Crown Court after only 15 minutes.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th October 2015

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Former Serbian general awarded £50,000 over Wakefield prison attack – The Guardian

‘A former Serbian general convicted of genocide for his part in the Srebrenica massacre has been awarded more than £50,000 in compensation from the Ministry of Justice after his throat was cut in a British prison.’

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the Guardian, 16th October 2015

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