Tyson Fury: World heavyweight champion faces UK Anti-Doping charge – BBC News

Posted August 4th, 2016 in appeals, disqualification, drug abuse, news, sport by Mark L

‘World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has been charged with a doping offence by the UK’s anti-doping body. Ukad revealed it suspended Fury on 24 June – the day the Briton announced he was pulling out his his rematch with Wladimir Klitschko because of injury. But Fury appealed and the suspension has now been lifted until a hearing in front of the National Anti-Doping Panel (NADP) at an as yet undetermined date.’

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BBC news, 4th August 2016

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Lee Arnold jailed for life for murder of Salford student William Lound – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted August 2nd, 2016 in drug abuse, mental health, murder, press releases, sentencing by tracey

‘A 37-year-old man has been sentenced today at Minshull Street Crown Court to life imprisonment for the murder of William Lound, a Salford University student, who was stabbed to death in his flat in February 2016. He must serve a minimum of 23 years and four months in prison.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 1st August 2016

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Inside the UK’s biggest prison – BBC News

‘By the end of this year, HMP Oakwood in Staffordshire will be the largest prison in the UK, with more than 2,000 inmates. Run by private firm G4S, Oakwood’s reputation was dented in 2014 when a wing in the prison was taken over by inmates. Sima Kotecha has been inside.’

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BBC News, 27th July 2016

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Prisons now unacceptably violent, says watchdog – BBC News

Posted July 20th, 2016 in assault, drug abuse, homicide, news, ombudsmen, prisons, statistics by tracey

‘Prisons in England and Wales have become “unacceptably violent and dangerous places”, the chief inspector of prisons has warned. In his first annual report, Peter Clarke said the “grim situation” revealed in last year’s report was now “even worse” is some areas.’

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BBC News, 19th July 2016

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Drink and drug-drivers who cause fatal crashes should be charged with manslaughter and face life sentences, nine in 10 people think – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 11th, 2016 in alcohol abuse, dangerous driving, drug abuse, homicide, news by sally

‘Drink or drug-drivers who cause fatal crashes should be charged with manslaughter and should face life sentences in prison, nine in 10 people think.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th July 2016

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Poundland stabbing: Trevor Joyce given life sentence for manslaughter – BBC News

‘A mental health patient who fatally stabbed a man in a Poundland store has been sentenced to life imprisonment.’

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BBC News, 6th June 2016

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Drug driving arrests soar to nearly 8,000 in England and Wales – The Independent

Posted June 2nd, 2016 in dangerous driving, drug abuse, drug offences, medicines, news, statistics by sally

‘As part of new legislation, police in England and Wales can use road-side tests to determine drug levels in dangerous drivers.’

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The Independent, 1st June 2016

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Drug counsellors, how could drug legislation be improved? – The Guardian

Posted June 1st, 2016 in consultations, drug abuse, drug offences, news, social services by sally

‘As an annual survey finds MDMA is making a comeback, we want to hear from those who work with addiction about reducing the damage of drug misuse.’

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The Guardian, 31st May 2016

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‘Dangerous’ police recording system putting children at risk, MPs say – The Guardian

‘At least 10,000 children who go missing could be at “terrible risk” because a “dangerous” police recording system means they fall off the radar, an all-party group of MPs has said. Ann Coffey, the Labour chair of the all-party inquiry, said that a new “absent” category introduced in the police recording system was dangerous and should be scrapped.’

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The Guardian, 26th May 2016

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Legal highs ban unenforceable, claim pharmacologists, forensics experts and lawyers – The Independent

Posted May 26th, 2016 in drug abuse, drug offences, enforcement, news, prosecutions by tracey

‘A blanket ban on legal highs has come into force amid warnings it is “unworkable” and drug dealers will be able to escape prosecution.’

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The Independent, 26th May 2016

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Prison reform plan ‘will not solve overcrowding and funding problems’ – The Guardian

Posted May 19th, 2016 in bills, drug abuse, electronic monitoring, news, prisons, rehabilitation by sally

‘Prison reformers have dismissed the government’s planned shake-up of prisons as a “tragic distraction” that will not solve key problems of overcrowding and underfunding.’

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The Guardian, 18th May 2016

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Lawyer who supplied ‘chemsex’ party drugs which killed his boyfriend is sentenced – BBC News

Posted May 10th, 2016 in barristers, community service, drug abuse, drug offences, news, sentencing by sally

‘A barrister whose teenage boyfriend died from a lethal cocktail of “chemsex” party drugs has been sentenced for drug possession.’

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BBC News, 9th May 2016

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Synthetic cannabis having ‘devastating impact on our prisons’ – The Independent

Posted May 3rd, 2016 in drug abuse, news, prisons by tracey

‘Synthetic cannabis known as “spice” or “black mamba” is having a “devastating impact” on normal prison life, the Chief Inspector of Prisons has said. Despite being banned in UK prisons, the odourless marijuana substitute has caused 19 inmate deaths between 2012 and 2014.’

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The Independent, 2nd May 2016

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Woman defrauded parents of £250,000 with fake Oxford career – The Guardian

Posted April 21st, 2016 in drug abuse, families, fraud, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A woman has been jailed for conning more than £250,000 out of her parents by convincing them she was a successful student at Oxford University and needed money for research projects and travel.’

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The Guardian, 20th April 2016

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Rape Acquittal: A Case Study – 6 Pump Court

Posted April 19th, 2016 in drug abuse, news, rape by sally

‘‘D’ was a 21-year old university maths student. Born and brought up in Bristol, he had no convictions, cautions or reprimands and was of previous good character. He was charged with a single offence of rape. The complainant, ‘C’, was a fellow student. The rape was alleged to have happened on campus.’

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6 Pump Court, 15th April 2016

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Death driver’s drug levels ‘highest police had seen’ – BBC News

Posted April 18th, 2016 in dangerous driving, drug abuse, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

‘A driver who had a “staggering amount” of drugs in his system when he killed a passenger in a car crash has been jailed for two years.’

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BBC News, 15th April 2016

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Former senior police officer to head investigation into UK Anti-Doping – The Guardian

Posted April 6th, 2016 in drug abuse, inquiries, news, sport by tracey

‘A former assistant police chief constable will lead an independent review into the handling by UK Anti‑Doping of the Dr Mark Bonar affair. The inquiry has been set up following allegations Bonar prescribed performance-enhancing drugs to 150 professional athletes.’

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The Guardian, 5th April 2016

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Ban on legal highs delayed over concerns law is not enforceable – The Guardian

Posted March 31st, 2016 in delay, drug abuse, drug offences, legislation, news by sally

‘The government’s blanket ban on legal highs that was due to come into effect on 6 April has been postponed for at least a month, the Home Office has said.’

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The Guardian, 30th March 2016

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Poppers will not be banned despite legal highs crackdown, Government says – The Independent

Posted March 23rd, 2016 in drug abuse, drug offences, news by tracey

‘Poppers will not be banned in a crackdown on so-called legal highs, the Government has said..’

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The Independent, 22nd March 2016

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Leicester ‘cannabis mum’ guilty of killing daughter in crash – BBC News

‘A mother who smoked cannabis before killing her daughter and her son’s girlfriend in a car crash has been found guilty of causing their deaths.’

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BBC News, 21st March 2016

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