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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Former Newcastle United footballer Nile Ranger fined for damaging door – BBC News

Posted July 18th, 2014 in criminal damage, fines, guilty pleas, news by tracey

‘Footballer Nile Ranger has been fined for repeatedly kicking a jammed door at his penthouse flat in Swindon.’

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BBC News, 17th July 2014

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MP’s son guilty of using ‘tremendous force’ to attack press photographer – The Guardian

Posted June 16th, 2014 in assault, criminal damage, media, news, photography by sally

‘The son of MP Mike Hancock has been found guilty of “losing control” and using “tremendous force” to headbutt and punch a press photographer.’


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The Guardian, 13th June 2014

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Man, 35, jailed after stripping half naked in cathedral and punching OAP in ‘divine urge’ – The Independent

Posted June 10th, 2014 in criminal damage, grievous bodily harm, mental health, news, sentencing by sally

‘He said he had the compulsion to “give everything to God,” but the actions of a 35-year-old man who pulled down his trousers before climbing on top of an altar and punching a grandmother in the face certainly didn’t appease the CPS.’

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The Independent, 9th June 2014

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Cow manure fetishist jailed for five years for death threats to farm owners – The Independent

‘A man with a fetish for rolling naked in cow manure has been sentenced to five years in jail after he threatened to kill a family when they tried to stop him from targeting their farm.’

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The Independent, 30th May 2014

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Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co (Europe) Ltd and another v Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime – WLR Daily

Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co (Europe) Ltd and another v Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime; Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance plc v Same; Lace International Ltd and others v Same [2014] EWCA Civ 682;  [2014] WLR (D)  230

‘In order for persons to have been “riotously and tumultuously assembled together” for the purposes of a claim under section 2(1) of the Riot (Damages) Act 1886 there had to have been a riot within the meaning of section 1 of the Public Order Act 1986. The trial judge had to conduct an inquiry, focusing on whether property had been damaged or destroyed as a result of mob violence, and carrying out an evaluative exercise to determine whether the assembly was riotous and tumultuous in the light of the primary facts as found.’

WLR Daily, 20th May 2014

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Oxford University academic who scaled Shard is spared jail sentence – The Guardian

Posted May 23rd, 2014 in conditional discharge, conspiracy, criminal damage, news by sally

‘An Oxford University academic who penetrated London’s secret underground tunnels and scaled its tallest skyscrapers for a geography PhD has been spared a possible jail sentence, in a qualified victory for academic freedom.’

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The Guardian, 22nd May 2014

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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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