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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Shoplifting secret of the housewife who stole 900 designer handbags – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 1st, 2013 in bail, closed circuit television, news, proceeds of crime, theft by sally

“A housewife is facing jail after she stole more than 900 designer handbags worth up to £500,000 in a crime spree lasting three years.”

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Daily Telegraph, 30th September 2013

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Councils using CCTV to fine motorists for parking to be made illegal – The Independent

Posted September 27th, 2013 in closed circuit television, evidence, fines, local government, news, parking by tracey

“Councils in England could be banned from using CCTV cameras and ‘spy cars’ to hand motorists parking fines under new government proposals.”

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The Independent, 27th September 2013

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CCTV in Employment Tribunal Proceedings – No. 5 Chambers

“Caroline Jennings explores the use of CCTV as evidence in the Employment Tribunal.”

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No. 5 Chambers, 16th September 2013

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Surveillance camera code of practice comes into force – Home Office

Posted August 13th, 2013 in closed circuit television, codes of practice, news by sally

“A new code of practice which will encourage more effective use of CCTV cameras comes into force today [12 August].”

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Home Office, 12th August 2013

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Surveillance camera code of practice comes into force – BBC News

“A code of practice on the use of surveillance cameras by bodies such as local authorities and police forces has come into effect in England and Wales.”

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BBC News, 12th August 2013

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Six police officers face misconduct proceedings after young woman left naked in cell – The Independent

Posted August 1st, 2013 in closed circuit television, complaints, news, police, professional conduct by sally

“Six police officers should face misconduct proceedings after a clubber was strip-searched and left naked in a cell filmed by CCTV cameras, a watchdog said today.”

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The Independent, 31st July 2013

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Jail term for Broad Street head stamp attacker Piara Purewal – BBC News

“A man has been jailed for more than seven years after admitting stamping 10 times on a teenager’s head in Birmingham city centre.”

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BBC News, 27th June 2013

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Second ordeal for Sam Hallam months after jail release – The Independent

Posted June 26th, 2013 in assault, closed circuit television, miscarriage of justice, news, police by sally

“A man who spent seven years in jail for a murder he did not commit was allegedly injured by police and charged with assault just months after his release, it can be disclosed.”

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The Independent, 25th June 2013

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New CCTV Code of Practice: surveillance and the protection of freedoms – Panopticon

“Surveillance of the covert and digital variety has been dominating the news of late. The legal contours of the practices leaked by Edward Snowden (the NSA’s obtaining of internet metadata) and covered by The Guardian (most recently, GCHQ’s monitoring of certain communications of ‘friendly’ foreign allies) may be matters of some debate.”

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Panopticon, 17th June 2013

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