Paul Schmidt jailed for neglecting elderly mother – BBC News

‘A man has been jailed for 20 months for neglecting his elderly mother and defrauding her of thousands of pounds.’

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BBC News, 7th April 2014

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‘Giant’ criminal Jude Medcalf freed as jail bed too small – BBC News

Posted March 27th, 2014 in community service, disabled persons, firearms, human rights, news, prisons by tracey

‘A 7ft 2ins-tall (2.2m) criminal has been released from custody after a judge accepted prison beds and uniforms were too small for him.’

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The Guardian, 26th March 2014

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Mikaeel Kular: Warren Butler sentenced for offensive Facebook posts – BBC News

‘A soldier has been called a “disgrace” for posting offensive Facebook messages over the death of a three-year-old boy. Warren Butler, 19, from Carlisle, was handed a 16-week sentence, suspended for 18 months and ordered to complete 250 hours community service.’

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BBC News, 11th 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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Driver using no hands at 60mph banned for one year – The Guardian

‘A man has been banned from driving after he was videoed by police driving with his hands behind his head at 60mph.’

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The Guardian, 6th January 2013

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Radical overhaul of sentencing continues – Ministry of Justice

Posted December 3rd, 2013 in community service, news, penalties, sentencing by sally

‘From this month community sentences will have to include an element of punishment, as the radical overhaul of sentencing continues Justice Secretary Chris Grayling said today.’

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Ministry of Justice, 2nd December 2013

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Holmanleaze mosque graffiti artist spared jail – BBC News

“A man who spray painted offensive graffiti on a mosque has been ordered to carry out 270 hours of unpaid work.”

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BBC News, 1st November 2013

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Eccles couple sentenced for trafficking servant girl – BBC News

“A couple who trafficked a 10-year-old girl to the UK who was repeatedly raped and kept as a servant for nearly a decade have been jailed.”

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BBC News, 23rd October 2013

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Nine in 10 walk free for first violent crime – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 14th, 2013 in community service, news, sentencing, statistics, violent offenders, women by sally

“The majority of people convicted for the first time of violent crime are walking free, new figures show.”

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Daily Telegraph, 12th October 2013

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Hundreds of criminals, including knife offenders, spared jail under Coalition – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 9th, 2013 in community service, news, prisons, sentencing, statistics, weapons by sally

“Hundreds of criminals who commit multiple crimes are being spared jail, new figures have revealed.”

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Daily Telegraph, 9th October 2013

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Former international hockey player stole £450 of groceries from Sainsbury’s by self-scanning EVERYTHING as loose onions – The Independent

Posted October 1st, 2013 in community service, news, recidivists, theft by sally

“A 25-year-old former international hockey player has been found guilty of stealing up to £450 of groceries from Sainsbury’s by regularly self-scanning all the items in his basket as loose onions.”

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The Independent, 1st October 2013

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Oompa Loompa Norwich street brawl men sentenced – BBC News

Posted September 26th, 2013 in affray, community service, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

“Two men dressed as Oompa Loompas who attacked a man on a night out have been sentenced.”

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BBC News, 25th September 2013

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Dog attack men get community service for animal cruelty – BBC News

Posted September 18th, 2013 in animal cruelty, community service, dogs, hunting, news, sentencing by sally

“Six men have been sentenced to more than 800 hours of community service for using their dogs to kill other animals.”

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BBC News, 17th September 2013

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Sandwich-eating driver sentenced for careless driving death – BBC News

Posted September 4th, 2013 in careless driving, community service, disqualification, news, sentencing by sally

“A motorist who knocked down and killed a cyclist while eating a sandwich at the wheel has been sentenced for causing death by careless driving.”

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BBC News, 3rd September 2013

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Satnav driver who killed cyclist spared jail – Daily Telegraph

“A motorist who killed a cyclist because he was relying too heavily on satnav directions has been spared jail.”

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Daily Telegraph, 29th August 2013

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Thieves should not be jailed, says law expert – The Guardian

“Law professor Andrew Ashworth says prison should only be used for most serious violent, threatening or sexual crimes.”

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The Guardian, 14th August 2013

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Paedophile whose victim was described as predatory has sentence increased – The Guardian

“A convicted paedophile who escaped jail after his 13-year-old victim was described by a prosecutor as predatory has had his sentence increased because of a technicality.”

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The Guardian, 12th August 2013

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Helping Female Offenders Keep Their Home – Criminal Law and Justice Weekly

Posted July 29th, 2013 in charities, community service, homelessness, housing, news, women by sally

“Harriet Stranks on one charity’s work to tackle re-offending and homelessness among women released from prison.”

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Criminal Law and Justice Weekly, 20th July 2013

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Driving test translator jailed over 200 exam cheats – BBC News

“A Chinese translator in Birmingham has been jailed for helping 200 learner drivers cheat on theory exams.”

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BBC News, 16th July 2013

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‘Badger was fox’ lie Cumbria men’s convictions upheld – BBC news

“Three men given jail sentences after taking a badger from a wood and trying to pretend it was a fox have had their convictions upheld at an appeal.”

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BBC News, 16th July 2013

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