Fathers4Justice man jailed for defacing Queen portrait – BBC News

Posted February 6th, 2014 in artistic works, criminal damage, litigants in person, news, sentencing by sally

‘A Fathers4Justice campaigner has been jailed for six months for defacing a portrait of the Queen with paint.’

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BBC News, 5th February 2014

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Campaigner Tim Haries guilty of defacing Queen portrait – BBC News

Posted January 8th, 2014 in criminal damage, demonstrations, news, parental rights by sally

‘A Fathers4Justice campaigner has been found guilty of defacing a portrait of the Queen while it was on display in Westminster Abbey.’

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BBC News, 8th January 2014

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Man who stripped naked and stuck a fire extinguisher hose up his bottom in a hotel corridor walks free – The Independent

‘A man who appeared from the storage cupboard of a hotel naked with a fire extinguisher hose up his bottom, has walked free from court.’

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The Independent, 3rd December 2013

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Riot (Damages) Act: independent review – Home Office

Posted November 8th, 2013 in criminal damage, damages, legislation, reports, violent disorder by tracey

“This independent review by Neil Kinghan contains a series of recommendations to reform the Riot Damages Act following the riots in August 2011.”

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Home Office, 8th November 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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A modern British murder: Vigilante neighbours face jail after convictions over murder of disabled man Bijan Ebrahimi wrongly accused of paedophilia – The Independent

“The two men will be sentenced next month after admitting their roles in the death of the 44-year-old Iranian national, who was described by his family as a ‘caring, loving and unselfish man’. Three police officers have also been suspended as an inquiry continues into how the Avon and Somerset force dealt with Mr Ebrahimi’s requests for help after the abuse began. Six civilian call handlers are set to be questioned by the police complaints watchdog as it investigates whether his cries for help were taken seriously. Bristol City Council, which housed Mr Ebrahimi, has launched its own inquiry into what went wrong.”

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The Independent, 28th October 2013

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Anti-drones protesters who broke into RAF base are praised by judge – The Guardian

Posted October 8th, 2013 in appeals, complaints, costs, criminal damage, news by sally

“Six protesters who broke into RAF Waddington in Lincolnshire, home of Britain’s first unmanned drones base, were described by a judge at their trial on Monday as ‘dutiful people’. He said it was only with a ‘heavy heart’ that he found them guilty of criminal damage to the base.”

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The Guardian, 7th October 2013

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Prisoners will pay for damage repairs, says Grayling – BBC News

Posted October 1st, 2013 in costs, criminal damage, news, prisons by sally

“Inmates who cause damage to prisons and prison property will now have to pay for the cost of repairs, the justice secretary has announced.”

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BBC News, 30th September 2013

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Prisoners made to pay for damage – Ministry of Justice

Posted October 1st, 2013 in costs, criminal damage, news, penalties, prisons by sally

“Prisoners who cause damage to prisons and prison property will have to pay for the cost of repairs under new plans announced by Justice Secretary Chris Grayling.”

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Ministry of Justice, 30th September 2013

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Campaigner’s Hay Wain vandalism charge thrown out – BBC News

Posted October 1st, 2013 in artistic works, criminal damage, demonstrations, news by sally

“A crown court judge has thrown out the case against a campaigner accused of vandalising a masterpiece by the English romantic painter John Constable.”

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BBC News, 30th September 2013

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Criminals to be fined for damage caused in jail – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 30th, 2013 in criminal damage, debts, fines, news, prisons, statistics by sally

“Criminals who damage prison property will have their jail wages docked to pay for the cost of repairs, under new measures announced by Chris Grayling, the Justice Secretary.”

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Daily Telegraph, 29th September 2013

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Weyhill petrol station cash machine blast driver jailed – BBC News

Posted September 26th, 2013 in accomplices, conspiracy, criminal damage, news, sentencing, theft by sally

“A man who admitted driving a gang to a petrol station where a cash machine was blown up has been jailed.”

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BBC News, 25th September 2013

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IPCC investigates death of man ‘pushed by police’ during son’s arrest – The Guardian

“An investigation is under way into allegations that a 54-year-old man on crutches died after he was pushed by police during a raid on his house.”

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The Guardian, 30th 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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‘Crackers’ £7.50 criminal damage claim against former Army captain – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 9th, 2013 in boundaries, criminal damage, Crown Prosecution Service, news by sally

A judge has criticised the Crown Prosecution Service as ‘crackers’ for taking a retired Army captain to court for £7.49 worth of alleged damage to a wooden fence.

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Daily Telegraph, 9th August 2013

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Surveyor on £60,000 a year jailed after secret life as graffiti vandal exposed – Daily Telegraph

“A surveyor who had a secret life as a graffiti vandal has been jailed for three and a half years.”

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Daily Telegraph, 18th June 2013

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How the law views cats – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 3rd, 2013 in animals, criminal damage, news, theft by sally

“The law regards cats as property, or ‘chattel’, so any offence against owned felines can be classed as criminal damage.”

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd April 2013

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Grandfather must pay £50 to boy he tackled after home vandalism – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 1st, 2013 in assault, compensation, conditional discharge, costs, criminal damage, news by tracey

“A grandfather who frogmarched an 11-year-old boy home to his parents after suffering a campaign of vandalism has had to pay the youngster £50 compensation and has been convicted of assault.”

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Daily Telegraph, 1st March 2013

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Man jailed over house gas blast that killed toddler neighbour – The Guardian

Posted February 20th, 2013 in criminal damage, news, sentencing by sally

“A man who deliberately blew up his house in an explosion that killed a neighbouring toddler has been jailed for 10 years.”

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The Guardian, 19th February 2013

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Postman jailed for burying 30,000 letters in garden – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 18th, 2013 in arson, criminal damage, news, postal service, sentencing by sally

“A postman has been jailed for destroying almost 30,000 letters he should have pushed through letterboxes.”

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Daily Telegraph, 18th February 2013

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