Retired company director fined and reprimanded for destroying his own mother’s grave – Daily Telegraph

‘A retired company director has paid £4,500 in costs after being reprimanded by a judge for vandalising his own mother’s gravestone with a hammer.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th June 2016

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Jilted bride-to-be smashed up ex-fiancé’s car after he refused to pay for her unworn wedding dress – Daily Telegraph

‘A jilted bride-to-be smashed her ex-fiance’s car with a hammer after he refused to pay for the wedding dress she never had the chance to wear.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th June 2016

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Reading the Riot Act: the future of riot damage compensation – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted May 27th, 2016 in compensation, criminal damage, news, violent disorder by tracey

‘“If you carry on doing that I’ll read you the Riot Act!” So might a hapless parent or teacher plead to their unruly charges. But the real Riot Act 1714 (removed only in 1973 by the Statute Law (Repeals) Act of that year) meant business. For, if more than 12 people “unlawfully, riotously, and tumultuously assembled together”, it allowed a justice of the peace (or other specified local official) to command the assembly to disperse and within an hour “peaceably to depart to their habitations or to their lawful business”. If not they were liable to “suffer death” as felons.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 25th May 2016

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Man sentenced for controlling or coercive behaviour – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted April 28th, 2016 in assault, criminal damage, domestic violence, harassment, press releases by tracey

‘Sam Williams has been sentenced for offences including controlling or coercive behaviour’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 27th April 2016

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Woman jailed after sexually assaulting taxi driver – The Independent

Posted April 13th, 2016 in assault, criminal damage, news, prostitution, sentencing, sexual offences, taxis by sally

‘A woman has been jailed after she sexually assaulted a male taxi driver in an attempt to avoid paying £26.50 for the journey.’

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The Independent, 12th April 2016

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Apple under pressure as lawyers pledge action over ‘Error 53’ codes – The Guardian

‘Apple has come under pressure to scrap its controversial policy of permanently disabling repaired iPhone 6s when software is upgraded, following a global consumer backlash and claims the company could be acting illegally.’

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The Guardian, 8th February 2016

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Tyre slashing was criminal damage but not antisemitic attack, jury decides – The Guardian

Posted November 30th, 2015 in criminal damage, Judaism, news, religiously aggravated offences, sentencing by sally

‘Leaders of one of the UK’s largest Jewish communities have welcomed the conviction of a man over a wave of criminal damage incidents involving cars in north-east London last year.’

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The Guardian, 27th November 2015

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Rickshaw driver in Westminster standoff spared further jail – The Guardian

Posted September 2nd, 2015 in criminal damage, mental health, news, parliament, public order, sentencing, trespass by sally

‘A rickshaw driver who caused £5,500 of damage to the Houses of Parliament during an overnight rooftop standoff has been spared further time in custody after admitting criminal damage and trespassing.’

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The Guardian, 1st September 2015

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Lindsay Lohan fan faces jail for harassing celebrity haunt booking manager – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 2nd, 2015 in criminal damage, harassment, news, stalking by sally

‘Daniel Voderwulbecke, who was cleared of stalking Lindsay Lohan, is convicted of harassing a bookings manager at the Chiltern Firehouse.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th May 2015

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Whether charities liable for damage caused by protesters depends on factual connections, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

Posted March 11th, 2015 in charities, criminal damage, fisheries, news, Supreme Court by tracey

‘Companies can find themselves the subject of protests which cause costly damage, but can they sue protesters? The Supreme Court has laid out some of the logic it would use to rule on a claim, though it did not find a charity liable in this case.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 9th March 2015

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Regina v Akhtar (Itzaz) – WLR Daily

Regina v Akhtar (Itzaz) [2015] EWCA Crim 176; [2015] WLR (D) 91

‘Where a jury brought in a guilty verdict on one count but were unable to agree on another count, a retrial on that other count was not an abuse of process unless the two counts were true alternatives in that they were mutually exclusive alternatives.’

WLR Daily, 26th February 2015

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Bristol activist jailed for two years for targeting police cars with tyre spikes – The Guardian

Posted February 25th, 2015 in appeals, criminal damage, news, nuisance, police, road traffic, sentencing by sally

‘An environmental activist has been jailed for two years for putting the lives of police officers in danger by targeting patrol cars with homemade tyre-deflation spikes to “give them a taste of their own medicine”.’

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The Guardian, 24th February 2015

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The unkindest cut: Criminal record for elderly neighbours who cut back man’s clematis – The Independent

Posted January 15th, 2015 in conditional discharge, costs, criminal damage, elderly, news by sally

‘Two pensioners in their 80s have been convicted of criminal damage after deliberately cutting back their neighbour’s clematis with secateurs against her wishes.’

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The Independent, 14th January 2015

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Grandmother poisons sister’s artichokes in bitter feud – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 17th, 2014 in costs, criminal damage, families, food, news by sally

‘Gillian Leeden ordered to pay sister Lyndsey Glassett compensation after being found guilty of targeting Jerusalem artichokes with weed killer in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th December 2014

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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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Family of girl who killed herself after arrest challenges detention policy – The Guardian

‘Kesia Leatherbarrow broke a window trying to enter a residential care home for ex-addicts to visit a friend. When officers arrested the 17-year-old, they discovered a small quantity of cannabis. She spent two nights and three days in police custody; a few hours after being released, she hanged herself.’

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The Guardian, 2nd November 2014

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Juvenile Offenders: A Different Approach Needed? – Part II – No. 5 Chambers

‘In this series written for Criminal Law & Justice Weekly, Navpreet Virk and No5 member Richard Gibbs present the opposing arguments surrounding the manner in which the youth courts treat juveniles convicted of criminal offences and examine the countervailing arguments and policies. In the first of this four part series, Nav Virk sets out the general philosophical underpinnings of the current policy approach.’

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No. 5 Chambers, 27th August 2014

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Man fined for pretending to be ghost in Portsmouth cemetery – The Guardian

Posted August 8th, 2014 in criminal damage, fines, news, threatening behaviour by sally

‘A man has been fined for pretending to be a ghost and other rowdy behaviour in a cemetery.

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The Guardian, 7th August 2014

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‘Hardcore’ criminals with 100 convictions avoid prison – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 7th, 2014 in assault, crime, crime prevention, criminal damage, news, prisons, recidivists, sentencing by sally

‘A “hardcore” of repeat offenders, some with more than 100 convictions, are avoiding prison in record numbers, ministers have admitted.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th August 2014

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Riot damages reforms are questioned by insurers – BBC News

Posted August 5th, 2014 in compensation, criminal damage, insurance, news, police, violent disorder by sally

‘Insurers have warned that proposed changes to the Riot Damages Act could lead to higher premiums or reduce access to insurance.’

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BBC News, 5th August 2014

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