Missing cat found after four years – but family can’t be told who has him because of data protection rules – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 12th, 2016 in animals, data protection, electronic monitoring, news by sally

‘A mother has spoken of her outrage after discovering her missing cat had been stolen – only to be told she cannot have its location due to the Data Protection Act.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th August 2016

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Teenager becomes first child in UK to be fitted with court-ordered GPS tracker – The Independent

‘A 15-year-old boy has been ordered to wear a GPS tracking device that will allow police to track where he is at all times following a string of criminal offences. The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, will be the first young offender in the country to be monitored in this way.’

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The Independent, 20th June 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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Biggest shake-up of prison system announced as part of Queen’s Speech – Ministry of Justice

‘More than 5,000 offenders will be housed in new reform prisons by end of the year as part of largest reform programme since Victorian times.’

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Ministry of Justice, 18th May 2016

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Thousands of dog owners risk fines as microchip law comes into force – The Guardian

Posted April 6th, 2016 in dogs, electronic monitoring, fines, news by tracey

‘Hundreds of thousands of dog owners risk being fined for failing to microchip their pets, as a new law comes into force making it compulsory.’

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The Guardian, 6th April 2016

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‘Sobriety tags’ rolled out across London – Ministry of Justice

Posted February 26th, 2016 in alcohol abuse, crime prevention, electronic monitoring, press releases by tracey

‘The Ministry of Justice and Mayor of London announce crackdown against alcohol related crime.’

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Ministry of Justice, 25th February, 2016

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Judges considering fate of children as young as two amid radicalisation fears – The Guardian

Posted August 6th, 2015 in children, electronic monitoring, families, news, passports, terrorism by sally

‘More than 30 children – some “almost babes-in-arms” – have been made the subject of family court orders over radicalisation fears, police have revealed.’

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The Guardian, 5th August 2015

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Judge tags families over fears they could take children to Islamic State areas – The Guardian

Posted August 5th, 2015 in child abduction, children, electronic monitoring, news, terrorism by sally

‘Adult members of two families have been ordered by a judge to be immediately fitted with electronic monitoring tags because of fears they could take children to areas controlled by Islamic State.’

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The Guardian, 4th August 2015

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Families travelling to join Isis should be allowed to keep custody of their children, says judge – The Independent

Posted July 31st, 2015 in children, custody, electronic monitoring, judges, news, terrorism by sally

‘Families suspected of attempting to travel overseas to join Isis should be allowed to keep custody of their children – as long as the parents wear electronic tags, a High Court judge has ruled.’

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The Independent, 31st July 2015

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Criminal trials could take place in town halls to save money, says Michael Gove -Daily Telegraph

Posted July 16th, 2015 in courts, criminal procedure, electronic monitoring, magistrates, news, trials by tracey

‘Magistrates’ courts could meet in town halls or even hotel suites in a bid to save money, the Justice Secretary has said. Michael Gove confirmed there will be a new programme of court closures but the minister stressed he was keen to retain the way justice is dispensed at a local level.’

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Daily Telegraph, 15th July 2015

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GPS tracking of offenders delayed by further 12 months – The Guardian

‘The introduction of the next generation of GPS tracking of offenders, including convicted paedophiles, has been delayed for at least another 12 months, the Ministry of Justice has announced.’

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The Guardian, 14th July 2015

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Domestic abusers to wear GPS tracking devices – Daily Telegraph

‘Northumbria Police unveil a pilot scheme that will allow victims of domestic abuse to be warned when there ex-partners are close by.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st July 2015

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Terror suspect who won electronic tag case constantly breaches court orders – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 22nd, 2015 in electronic monitoring, human rights, news, terrorism by tracey

‘A terror suspect who won a human rights battle to remove his electronic tag regularly breaches court restrictions on his movements raising fears he could now revive his extremist activities.’

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Daily Telegraph, 21st June 2015

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Man guilty of excrement missile campaign – The Guardian

Posted March 12th, 2015 in armed forces, compensation, electronic monitoring, harassment, news by sally

‘A man has been convicted of carrying out a campaign of throwing balloons full of excrement at a club used by ex-servicemen and women.’

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The Guardian, 11th March 2015

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Regina (Richards) v Teesside Magistrates’ Court and another – WLR Daily

Posted January 20th, 2015 in appeals, crime, electronic monitoring, law reports, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

Regina (Richards) v Teesside Magistrates’ Court and another [2015] EWCA Civ 7; [2015] WLR (D) 13

‘Varying a sexual offences prevention order to require the wearing of a location monitoring device or electronic tag while away from the home address of the person subject to it came within the powers conferred by the Sexual Offences Act 2003, and the interference with that person’s private life under article 8 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Rights was “in accordance with the law”.’

WLR Daily, 16th January 2015

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Burglar on Ministry of Justice trial jailed after his crime spree is mapped out by a GPS tag – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 16th, 2014 in burglary, electronic monitoring, evidence, news, recidivists by tracey

‘One of the first criminals in Britain to be fitted with an advanced type of electronic tag which tracked his every move committed seven burglaries within weeks of being released from jail.’

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Daily Telegraph, 15th December 2014

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Secret trial: Erol Incedal claims he was plotting robbery not terror attack – Daily Telegraph

‘The law student denies terrorism offences, saying he had contemplated committing an armed robbery or buying heroin or a gun instead’

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Daily Telegraph, 31st October 2014

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Child offender tagging system ‘not working’ – BBC News

‘A tagging programme for child offenders is not working and results in excessive punishment, a charity has warned.’

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BBC News, 29th September 2014

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Tackling alcohol-rated offending – are “Sobriety tags” the answer? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted August 14th, 2014 in alcohol abuse, alcoholism, crime, electronic monitoring, news, pilot schemes by sally

‘The first “sobriety tag” has been fitted to a man who had been found guilty of drunken affray. The introduction of the tags, which monitor consumption of alcohol by the wearer, is part of a year-long pilot scheme to tackle alcohol-related reoffending.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 14th August 2014

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Lie detector tests introduced to monitor released sex offenders – The Guardian

‘Lie detector tests monitoring the behaviour of released sex offenders across England and Wales have begun this week, amid calls for the technology to be used more widely in police investigations.’

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The Guardian, 8th August 2014

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