Stewart Jackson Fishponds car bomb hoaxer jailed for 20 months – BBC News

Posted November 25th, 2014 in bomb hoaxing, closed circuit television, criminal damage, DNA, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who admitted a bomb hoax in Bristol after he doused a car in fuel has been sent to prison for 20 months.’

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BBC News, 24th November 2014

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Covert care camera guidance approved by Care Quality Commission – BBC News

‘Guidance for people who install hidden cameras to check on standards of their own or a relative’s care has been approved by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).’

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BBC News, 19th November 2014

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Poppy tin thief caught on CCTV jailed – BBC News

Posted November 17th, 2014 in charities, closed circuit television, news, sentencing, theft by sally

‘A man who was caught on CCTV stealing a poppy collection box has been jailed for 18 weeks.’

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BBC News, 14th November 2014

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Information Commissioner publishes new code of practice for CCTV, number plate recognition and other surveillance systems – Technology Law Update

‘The Information Commissioner’s (ICO) new code of practice for surveillance cameras and personal information updates the previous 2008 CCTV code. It takes account of developments such as digital recording technology, portable technology, “drone” cameras and automatic number plate recognition systems, as well as “body worn” cameras used by organisations like the police. The code sets out the ICO’s guidance on how organisations should comply with data protection law when considering or using such technologies.’

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Technology Law Update, 23rd October 2014

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‘NOWHERE FAST’ – In what circumstances might a bus driver be held liable to a passenger injured as a result of a fall on a bus? – Zenith PI Blog

‘Most personal injury practitioners will have had experience of dealing with a claim made by a passenger, injured as a result of falling whilst on a bus. Many such incidents result in relatively modest injuries. However, in some cases, particular those involving more elderly Claimants, quite significant and long-lasting injuries can be involved, and with associated ongoing claims for care and assistance. Given the multitude of CCTV cameras onboard such vehicles these days, Courts are often uncommonly well served in having before them good quality evidence of the occurrence and cause of the accident itself. Typically the cause is alleged to be the driver accelerating or braking more sharply than usual. In the latter case, the blame for emergency braking is often placed upon a third party vehicle; for example as a result of pulling out into the bus’ path.’

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Zenith PI Blog, 17th September 2014

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Daniel Palmer found guilty of Portuguese man’s murder – BBC News

Posted August 12th, 2014 in alcohol abuse, closed circuit television, DNA, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man has been found guilty of the murder of a Portuguese immigrant who was about to travel home after failing to find work in the UK.’

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BBC News, 11th August 2014

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George Galloway’s ex-aide discharged over data breach – BBC News

‘A former aide to George Galloway MP who admitted obtaining personal data illegally has received a 12-month conditional discharge.’

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BBC News, 31st July 2014

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Care homes operator pays compensation to family of elderly resident subjected to ‘sickening’ abuse – Legal Futures

‘The owners of a care home where staff were jailed after being caught on camera physically and verbally abusing a 89-year-old woman have finally agreed a compensation settlement with her family for allowing the ‘sickening’ treatment to happen.’

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Legal Futures, 19th June 2014

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Privacy in peril: Vast network of roadside cameras pose ‘very real risk’ says surveillance regulator – The Independent

Posted April 22nd, 2014 in closed circuit television, investigatory powers, news, police, privacy, roads by sally

‘Members of the public face “a very real risk” to their privacy from the huge roadside surveillance network that captures millions of motorists every day, the Government’s Surveillance Commissioner has warned. In an interview with The Independent, Tony Porter urges that clear guidance be provided to ensure “innocent” people do not fall victim to roadside automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) cameras which have been the centre of concerns over the rise of surveillance in Britain.’

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The Independent, 19th April 2014

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Bungling ‘umbrella robber’ jailed for life – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 24th, 2014 in closed circuit television, firearms, news, robbery, sentencing by sally

‘Judge apologises to victims after court hears armed robber had received life sentences twice before.’

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Daily Telegraph, 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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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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Attorney General considers whether single punch killing sentence was ‘too lenient’ – Daily Telegraph

‘Dominic Grieve, the Attorney General, will decide whether to refer the four-year jail term given to Lewis Gill for the killing of Andrew Young in Bournemouth to the Court of Appeal.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th February 2014

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Aaron De Silva guilty of Joseph Griffiths murder – BBC News

‘A prolific burglar has been convicted of murdering a grandfather whom he stabbed to death in his London home.’

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BBC News, 25th February 2014

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Man jailed for killing pedestrian with punch – The Guardian

Posted February 26th, 2014 in closed circuit television, homicide, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A man has been jailed for four and a half years after killing a pedestrian with a punch to the head following a row with a cyclist about riding on the pavement.’

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The Guardian, 26th February 2014

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C1 bus strangler sentenced to eight years in prison – BBC News

Posted February 20th, 2014 in attempts, closed circuit television, murder, news, sentencing by michael

‘A man who strangled a passenger until he passed out on a crowded bus has been sentenced to eight years in prison.’

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BBC News, 19th February 2014

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CCTV warning notices non-compliant with data protection laws, says watchdog – OUT-LAW.com

‘The Government must take action to ensure that signs used to warn motorists that CCTV cameras are being used to monitor for parking offences are compliant with UK data protection laws, a watchdog has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 7th February 2014

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Man detained under Mental Health Act by Surrey police dies in hospital – The Guardian

Posted November 14th, 2013 in closed circuit television, complaints, death in custody, mental health, news by tracey

“IPCC investigates Surrey force after man, 33, arrested in Stanwell on suspicion of drugs-related offence, dies.”

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The Guardian, 14th November 2013

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Woman jailed for stealing flowers from Liverpool crematorium – BBC News

“A woman has been jailed for stealing flowers from a Liverpool crematorium to then sell on for profit.”

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BBC News, 30th October 2013

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Driver convicted over revenge hit-and-run of group of friends – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 3rd, 2013 in attempts, closed circuit television, dangerous driving, murder, news by sally

“A 21-year-old driver caught on CCTV ploughing into a group of friends as they crossed the street has been convicted of four counts of attempted murder.”

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd October 2013

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