Babar Ahmad: Officers cleared to seek damages from Met Commissioner – BBC News

Posted December 1st, 2016 in assault, damages, London, news, police by sally

‘Four police officers who were “branded abusive thugs” for the way they arrested terror suspect Babar Ahmad have won the right to seek damages.’

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BBC News, 30th November 2016

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Man found guilty of punching five-day-old baby in the face – The Independent

Posted November 24th, 2016 in assault, child abuse, compensation, costs, fines, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A man has been found guilty of punching a five-day-old baby girl in the face.’

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The Independent, 23rd November 2016

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Vicarious Liability for Assaults – Park Square Barristers

Posted November 9th, 2016 in arbitration, assault, negligence, news, vicarious liability by sally

‘Caroline Wood recently successfully represented the defendant local council in respect of a claim arising from an assault by a teaching assistant on a lunchtime supervisor, both of whom were employees at the same school.’

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Park Square Barristers, 25th October 2016

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Thief has sentencing pushed back so he can celebrate 25th birthday – Daily Telegraph

‘thief who faces jail for driving a stolen motorbike into a policeman has had his sentencing date pushed back by a judge so he can celebrate his 25th birthday.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th November 2016

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Man jailed after killing best friend with single punch in ‘silly row’ – The Independent

Posted October 5th, 2016 in assault, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who killed his best friend with one punch after a “silly row”, has been jailed.’

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The Independent, 4th October 2016

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Woman who treated police like a ‘personal punchbag’ avoids jail after 11th violent attack – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 20th, 2016 in alcohol abuse, assault, news, police, sentencing, suspended sentences by tracey

‘Police have accused magistrates of allowing a shameless single mother to treat police officers like her “personal punchbag” after she escaped jail for her 11th violent attack on them. Dawn Walker, 34, has a string of convictions for assaulting police during drunken foul mouthed rampages – including four separate incidents upon officers in this year alone. But the unemployed former cleaner – who claims employment support allowance – has repeatedly been spared jail after she insisted she was striving to be a “good role model” to her three children.’

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Daily Telegraph, 19th September 2016

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Rogue dentist jailed for bungling operations – The Guardian

Posted September 19th, 2016 in assault, dentists, fraud, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A “profoundly dishonest and utterly incompetent” unregistered dentist has been jailed for bungling operations and causing permanent harm to some of his patients.’

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The Guardian, 18th September 2016

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Man who sexually assaulted two pregnant women jailed for five years – The Independent

Posted September 19th, 2016 in assault, news, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘A man who sexually assaulted dozens of victims including two pregnant women has been jailed for five years.’

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The Independent, 18th September 2016

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Race hate crime on UK railways soared after Brexit vote, figures show – The Guardian

Posted August 22nd, 2016 in assault, EC law, hate crime, news, police, public order, racism, referendums, statistics by sally

‘The number of suspected race hate crimes on Britain’s railways jumped sharply following the EU referendum, figures show.’

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The Guardian, 22nd August 2016

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Blackstone’s Statutes 2016-2017: key legislation – OUP Blog

Posted August 17th, 2016 in assault, EC law, enfranchisement, news, referendums, telecommunications by sally

‘In 2015, we asked some of our Blackstone’s Statutes series editors to select a piece of legislation from their subject area which had made a big impact; it resulted in an interesting selection so we decided to do the same thing this year. Discussed below are what our editors consider to be key pieces of legislation from their area of expertise. The main difference this time around has been that the UK has voted to leave the EU, which in turn has led to the future of some legislation being uncertain.’

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OUP Blog, 17th August 2016

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Migrant who entered UK illegally raped woman on her morning commute after being allowed to stay – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 2nd, 2016 in assault, immigration, news, rape by tracey

‘A migrant who entered the UK illegally raped a “terrified” woman on her morning commute to work just months after he was allowed to stay.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st August 2016

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Leytonstone Tube attacker Muhiddin Mire jailed for life – BBC News

Posted August 2nd, 2016 in assault, attempts, murder, news, offensive weapons, sentencing by tracey

‘A man who attacked Tube passengers with a knife in London and tried to behead one of them has been jailed for life.’

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BBC News, 1st August 2016

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Nuisance caller cost the taxpayer £78,000 by making 408 calls to the ambulance service in two years – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 28th, 2016 in assault, emergency services, health, news, nuisance, sentencing, Wales by tracey

‘A woman who cost the taxpayer £78,000 by phoning ambulance service more than 400 times in two years has been jailed.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th July 2016

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Inside the UK’s biggest prison – BBC News

‘By the end of this year, HMP Oakwood in Staffordshire will be the largest prison in the UK, with more than 2,000 inmates. Run by private firm G4S, Oakwood’s reputation was dented in 2014 when a wing in the prison was taken over by inmates. Sima Kotecha has been inside.’

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BBC News, 27th July 2016

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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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