Transgender couple win council payout for defamation – Daily Telegraph

‘A transgender couple who claim local villagers subjected them to a campaign of harassment won damages from the council after defamatory comments were published on its website.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th February 2016

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Theresa May feared creating police commissioner ‘monster’ – BBC News

Posted February 5th, 2016 in crime, elections, local government, news, police by tracey

‘Home Secretary Theresa May has admitted fearing she had created a “monster” by setting up police and crime commissioners in England and Wales.’

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BBC News, 4th February 2016

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Man sentenced to six weeks imprisonment for harassing victim because of disability – CPS News Brief

‘A 25 year old man who used social media to harass a man because of his disability has been sentenced to six weeks imprisonment.’

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CPS News Brief, 27th January 2016

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Ee Turpi Causa and the MIB – Zenith PI Blog

Posted January 21st, 2016 in appeals, crime, ex turpi causa, insurance, news, personal injuries, uninsured drivers by sally

‘Smith appealed against the decision of the MIB not to meet his personal injury claim when it was discovered that the First Defendant was an uninsured driver.’

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Zenith PI Blog, 20th January 2016

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Hidden rise in violent crime driven by growth in violence against women – The Guardian

Posted January 13th, 2016 in crime, domestic violence, news, statistics, violence, women by sally

‘Women are bearing the brunt of an invisible rise in violent crime, a new analysis shows. Domestic violence and violence against women have increased since 2009, researchers found, pushing up overall levels of violent crime.’

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The Guardian, 13th January 2016

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DM (Zimbabwe) v Secretary of State for the Home Department – WLR Daily

Posted December 15th, 2015 in appeals, crime, deportation, human rights, immigration, law reports by sally

DM (Zimbabwe) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2015] EWCA Civ 1288; [2015] WLR (D) 516

‘Where the Home Secretary was intending to deport a man unlawfully present in the United Kingdom who had been convicted of offences it remained the case that, despite strong pointers towards deportation, the Home Secretary might not make a deportation order if that would breach his rights under article 8 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.’

WLR Daily, 11th December 2015

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DJ Neil Fox cleared of sexually assaulting young women – The Guardian

Posted December 15th, 2015 in crime, news, sexual offences by sally

‘The radio DJ Neil Fox broke down in tears after he was cleared of sexually abusing young fans and colleagues, saying his case highlighted concerns over the investigation and prosecution of high-profile cases.’

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The Guardian, 14th December 2015

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New anti-slavery helpline launched with £1m from Google – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 10th, 2015 in crime, news, trafficking in human beings, victims by sally

‘Home Office to launch new hotline based on US model, announces Home Secretary Theresa May.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th December 2015

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Making new criminal offences – Ministry of Justice

Posted December 3rd, 2015 in crime, criminal justice, Ministry of Justice, news, proportionality by tracey

‘This guidance is for officials who may be considering creating new criminal offences or amending existing criminal offences.’

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Ministry of Justice, 2nd December 2015

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City Link directors ‘not guilty’ of failing to notify government of looming redundancies – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 17th, 2015 in company directors, crime, insolvency, news, notification, prosecutions, redundancy by tracey

‘City Link did not breach laws requiring them to notify the government that they were “proposing to dismiss” thousands of employees who were made redundant when the business became insolvent last year, a court has ruled.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 16th November 2015

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London sex abuse charity says few male victims report crime – BBC News

Posted November 17th, 2015 in crime, London, news, reports, sexual offences, victims by tracey

‘A London charity says only 3.9% of sexual assaults are reported by male victims due to a lack of specialist help and perceived stigma.’

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BBC News, 17th November 2015

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Proportion of rape reports leading to charges falls sharply – The Guardian

Posted November 5th, 2015 in crime, news, prosecutions, rape, statistics by sally

‘The proportion of rape reports to police that led to a charge fell sharply in 2014/15, according to new official figures.’

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The Guardian, 5th November 2015

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Reform violent crime laws and re-name GBH and ABH offences, say experts – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 3rd, 2015 in assault, crime, Law Commission, legislation, news, reports, violence by sally

”Archaic’ language on violent crime dating back more than 150 years must be updated, says Law Commission.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd November 2015

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Statute, sentencing and procedure – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The 2015 statutory onslaught on criminal lawyers continued through the summer. On 17 July, section 28 and schedule 5 to the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 were brought into force.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 26th October 2015

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Murder rate and online fraud rises point to changing nature of crime – The Guardian

Posted October 16th, 2015 in crime, news, statistics by sally

‘The first substantial increase in the murder rate for some years – up by 44 to 569 in the year to June in England and Wales – lies buried in a set of statistics that illustrate the changing nature of crime in an increasingly digital world.’

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The Guardian, 15th October 2015

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Crime figures: ‘Five million’ fraud cases in past year – BBC News

Posted October 15th, 2015 in computer crime, crime, fraud, news, statistics by sally

‘There were more than five million incidents of fraud in England and Wales in the last year, estimates suggest.’

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BBC News, 15th October 2015

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Legalising cannabis in the UK ‘would raise hundreds of millions’ – The Independent

Posted October 13th, 2015 in crime, criminal justice, drug offences, news, reports, taxation by tracey

‘Legalising cannabis would raise taxes worth hundreds of millions of pounds and produce large savings for the criminal justice system, a private analysis for the Treasury has concluded.’

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The Independent, 13th October 2015

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Anti-Muslim crimes get own category in statistics – BBC News

Posted October 13th, 2015 in crime, harassment, news, religious discrimination, statistics by tracey

‘Anti-Muslim hate crimes will be recorded as a separate category by all police forces in England and Wales, the prime minister has said.’

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BBC News, 13th October 2015

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Gambling operators would face practical difficulties in implementing proposed crime controls, says expert – The Guardian

Posted October 8th, 2015 in consultations, crime, EC law, gambling, licensing, money laundering, news by sally

‘Gambling operators would face practical difficulties in adhering to new anti-crime controls proposed by the British Gambling Commission, an expert has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 7th October 2015

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Part 3 of the 2015 Immigration Bill – enforcement – Free Movement

Posted October 1st, 2015 in bills, crime, documents, enforcement, evidence, immigration, news, stop and search by sally

‘Part 3 of the Immigration Bill gives a host of new, wide powers to immigration officers.

A person with leave to enter arrives in at the airport. Schedule 19(1) and (2) – the first section of Part 3 – gives immigration officers the power to curtail leave, rather to simply determine whether leave has been given and act accordingly. So someone arriving in the UK even with the appropriate leave will now have a lingering uncertainty as to whether they will be allowed in. This is likely to affect few migrants, but is indicative of the greater powers given to immigration officers throughout the Bill.’

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Free Movement, 1st October 2015

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