Teenager becomes first child in UK to be fitted with court-ordered GPS tracker – The Independent

‘A 15-year-old boy has been ordered to wear a GPS tracking device that will allow police to track where he is at all times following a string of criminal offences. The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, will be the first young offender in the country to be monitored in this way.’

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The Independent, 20th June 2016

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What happens when you’re deported to Britain? – BBC News

‘A widowed mother-of-five who has lived in Australia for most of her life is facing deportation to the UK. What awaits her when she gets off the plane, asks Claire Bates.’

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BBC News, 24th May 2016

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Hatton Garden heist ringleader Brian Reader jailed – BBC News

Posted March 21st, 2016 in burglary, gangs, news, sentencing by tracey

‘The ringleader of the £14m Hatton Garden heist in London has been jailed for more than six years.’

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BBC News, 21st March 2016

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Gang of men sentenced for Hatton Garden raid – BBC News

Posted March 10th, 2016 in burglary, conspiracy, gangs, news, sentencing, suspended sentences by sally

‘Five men have been jailed for up to seven years for the £14m Hatton Garden safety deposit box jewellery raid.’

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BBC News, 9th March 2016

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High Court: you can beat up a burglar without breaching their human rights – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 18th, 2016 in burglary, human rights, news, proportionality, self-defence by tracey

‘Householders can use a “disproportionate” level of force to protect themselves against intruders in their home, the High Court has confirmed in a landmark ruling.’

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Daily Telegraph, 16th January 2016

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Knickers stealing Devon man is jailed – BBC News

Posted January 7th, 2016 in burglary, news, recidivists, sentencing, suspended sentences by sally

‘A serial underwear thief stole knickers from homes and washing lines 120 times, a court heard.’

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BBC News, 6th January 2016

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Northern burglary gang receive increased prison sentences – Attorney General’s Office

Posted December 11th, 2015 in appeals, burglary, conspiracy, press releases, sentencing by tracey

‘The Court of Appeal has today increased the unduly lenient sentences of Richard Copeland, Glenn Milburn and Ian Froom for a spate of burglaries in the north east of England.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 10th December 2015

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Convicted burglar could be freed after claiming DNA came from identical twin – The Independent

Posted October 28th, 2015 in burglary, DNA, evidence, families, fraud, news by sally

‘A man is hoping to overturn his burglary conviction by disputing DNA evidence on the grounds that he is an identical twin.’

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The Independent, 27th October 2015

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Women jailed for stealing friend’s rare teddy bears worth £37k and selling them on eBay – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 22nd, 2015 in burglary, conspiracy, news, sentencing, suspended sentences by sally

‘Rachel Reynolds and Claire Cunningham take around 100 of the Steiff toys and sell them for fraction of value on internet auction site.’

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Daily Telegraph, 21st September 2015

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Police should visit burglary victims, crime minister says – BBC News

Posted September 16th, 2015 in budgets, burglary, consultations, drug offences, news, police, statistics, victims by tracey

‘Police officers should always attend the homes of burglary victims, the crime minister has said. Mike Penning said he disagreed with comments by the head of the National Police Chiefs’ Council, who said the public should not expect to see an officer after a break-in.’

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BBC News, 15th September 2015

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Two jailed for freeing wild boar into the wild in Maesteg – BBC News

Posted August 17th, 2015 in animals, burglary, news, sentencing by sally

‘Two “sophisticated” thieves have been jailed for freeing more than 40 wild boar from a farm in Bridgend county.’
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BBC News, 14th August 2015

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Paedophile Phillip Kirk who wrote a letter to Theresa May asking for sex with children to be legalised is jailed – The Independent

‘A paedophile was caught after he wrote to Home Secretary Theresa May asking for sex with children to be legalised.’

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The Independent, 20th July 2015

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Swansea golf club ram-raid burglar Paul Newcombe jailed – BBC News

‘A burglar who used a car to smash his way into a golf club before leading police on a “dangerous” car chase has been jailed for two years.’

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BBC News, 28th May 2015

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David Alderson murder: Man jailed for 28 years – BBC News

Posted May 22nd, 2015 in burglary, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man has been jailed for 28 years for murdering a “naive pensioner” whom he lured to a disused quarry.’
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BBC News, 21st May 2015

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Burglars who blew up cash machines and stole £80,000 are jailed – BBC News

Posted May 1st, 2015 in burglary, conspiracy, explosives, news, sentencing by tracey

‘Two men who blew up cash machines at two south Wales banks, stealing more than £80,000, have been jailed. Russell Luke Bennett, 21 and Benjamin Brian Barrett, 30, from Bristol, pleaded guilty to conspiring to cause an explosion likely to endanger life and burglary at Cardiff Crown Court. They caused explosions at two Barclays Bank cash machines – one in Treforest, Pontypridd, and another in Bridgend. Barrett was jailed for eight-and-a-half years and Bennett seven-and-a-half.’

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BBC News, 30th April 2015

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Regina v Bryon – WLR Daily

Posted April 30th, 2015 in appeals, burglary, crime, DNA, evidence, law reports by sally

Regina v Bryon [2015] WLR (D) 180

‘While DNA evidence taken from a moveable object was on its own insufficient for a prosecution case to go to a jury, DNA evidence combined with admissible evidence of a previous conviction for a similar offence was a sufficient basis.’

WLR Daily, 22nd April 2015

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Family of burglar who fell through roof face £250k bill for trying to sue council – Daily Telegraph

‘Judge rules in Staffordshire council’s favour after Thomas Buckett suffered 10 skull fractures and spent two weeks in a coma.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th April 2015

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Leighann Duffy murder: Lloyd Byfield jailed for life – BBC News

Posted April 13th, 2015 in assault, burglary, deportation, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A drug dealer who murdered a woman in front of a six-year-old girl has been jailed for life.’

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BBC News, 10th April 2015

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Jail for thief who tried to sell secret nuclear submarine documents – The Guardian

Posted March 26th, 2015 in burglary, confidentiality, documents, intelligence services, news, sentencing, theft by sally

‘A factory worker who stole restricted documents about British nuclear submarines and tried to sell them to an eastern European government has been jailed for four and a half years.’

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The Guardian, 25th March 2015

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Career criminal jailed after being tracked down by teenager using a mobile phone app – Daily Telegraph

‘Grant Alam, 24, is starting 10-and-a-half years behind bars after he terrorising a company director and his family with iron bars and a hammer.’

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Daily Telegraph, 10th March 2015

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