Traveller family jailed over kidnap and torture – BBC News

‘Eleven members of the same family who kidnapped and tortured a couple they falsely accused of murdering a widow have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 3rd April 2014

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Christian preacher wins £13,000 in compensation after being held for ’15 hours without food or water’ – The Independent

‘A Christian preacher who was held by police for 15 hours without water or food has won £13,000 in compensation for wrongful imprisonment.’

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The Independent, 31st March 2014

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Ice cream slavery man David Rooke’s sentence ‘not too lenient’ – BBC News

Posted March 31st, 2014 in appeals, assault, false imprisonment, news, sentencing by sally

‘An ice cream seller who kept a vulnerable man as a slave in his garage was not given a lenient sentence, appeal court judges have ruled.’

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BBC News, 28th March 2014

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Woman who lured man to ‘inhuman’ torture by offering sex is spared jail – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 21st, 2014 in false imprisonment, news, sentencing, suspended sentences, torture by sally

‘Chantelle McCluney, 23, watched on as her boyfriend and another lover tortured and humiliated their victim’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th January 2014

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Ice cream man jailed for keeping ‘slave’ in garage – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 7th, 2014 in assault, false imprisonment, news, sentencing by sally

‘David Rooke forced Craig Kinsella, 34, to live in a garage where he suffered regular beatings and ended up scavenging for food in bins, Sheffield Crown Court heard.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th January 2014

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Man who held woman and boy in ‘armed’ Lincoln siege is jailed – BBC News

‘A man who pointed a pistol at police before carrying out a four-hour siege, trapping his estranged wife and a young boy in a flat, has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 3rd December 2013

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Slavery – then and, yes, now – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted December 3rd, 2013 in false imprisonment, human rights, news, trafficking in human beings by sally

‘The recent story of three women being freed after an alleged 30 years held captive in a South London house has aroused enormous public interest. It is a shocking example of modern day slavery. Perhaps it is so shocking because we assume that the very practice of slavery no longer exists here; that it lives on only in the history books.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 2nd December 2013

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Men who trafficked Slovakian slave bride to Burnley jailed – BBC News

Posted October 11th, 2013 in assault, false imprisonment, news, rape, sentencing, trafficking in human beings by sally

“A man who assaulted, raped and held a woman prisoner after she was snatched from Slovakia and trafficked to Lancashire has been jailed.”

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BBC News, 10th October 2013

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‘Skins’ actor sues Met for false arrest claiming he was racially stereotyped – The Independent

Posted October 11th, 2013 in assault, false imprisonment, news, police, race discrimination, stop and search by sally

“An award-winning actor is suing the Metropolitan Police for assault and false imprisonment after he was wrongly suspected of drug dealing.”

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The Independent, 10th October 2013

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Rachel Manning murder: Barri White and Keith Hyatt’s compensation fight – BBC News

Posted September 16th, 2013 in compensation, false imprisonment, murder, news, perverting the course of justice by tracey

“The two men wrongly convicted over the murder of a 19-year-old woman from Milton Keynes in 2000 have renewed their battle for compensation.”

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BBC News, 16th September 2013

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‘Kettled’ protester loses High Court compensation case – BBC News

Posted September 12th, 2013 in compensation, demonstrations, false imprisonment, news, police, proportionality by tracey

“A man who was ‘kettled’ during a protest in central London has lost his damages claim against the Met.”

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BBC News, 11th September 2013

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Cardiff Three police corruption case collapsed ‘due to disclosure failures’ – The Guardian

“Prosecutors and police were overwhelmed by more than 1 million pages of evidence during the trial of eight former South Wales police officers that eventually collapsed, the Crown Prosecution Service has said.”

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The Guardian, 16th July 2013

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Regina ((JB) (Jamaica)) v Secretary of State for the Home Department – WLR Daily

Regina ((JB) (Jamaica)) v Secretary of State for the Home Department: [2013] EWCA Civ 666;   [2013] WLR (D)  252

“Since the undisputed evidence was that homosexuals were routinely persecuted in Jamaica, the Secretary of State had acted unlawfully in designating Jamaica, under section 94(5)(a) of the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002, as a state where there was ‘in general no serious risk of persecution of persons entitled to reside in that state.’ ”

WLR Daily, 12th June 2013

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Abdel Hakim Belhaj torture case may be heard in secret court – The Guardian

“One of the first cases to be heard by the government’s new generation of secret courts may be a claim brought by a Libyan dissident who was kidnapped along with his pregnant wife and flown to one of Muammar Gaddafi’s prisons.”

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The Guardian, 21st May 2013

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Solicitor James Watson attacks police ‘vendetta’ – The Independent

“A defence solicitor who secured more than £500,000 in damages from a police force after he was wrongly arrested says officers mounted a ‘vendetta’ against him.”

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The Independent, 11th May 2013

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Dale Farm protester awarded damages – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 23rd, 2013 in assault, damages, demonstrations, detention, false imprisonment, human rights, news by sally

“A protester arrested at the Dale Farm traveller eviction will receive undisclosed damages after she complained she was left in a police van for too long.”

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd April 2013

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H (A Protected Party) v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis – WLR Daily

H (A Protected Party) v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis [2013] EWCA Civ 69; [2013] WLR (D) 66

“The statutory defence in section 5 of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 did not impose impossible demands on those who did acts in connection with the care or treatment of others who lacked capacity. It required no more than what was reasonable, practical and appropriate. What that entailed depended on all the circumstances.”

WLR Daily, 14th February 2013

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Met police loses bid to overturn award to autistic teenager – The Guardian

“The court of appeal has rejected an attempt by the Metropolitan police commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe to overturn an award of £28,250 in damages to a severely autistic teenager who was put in handcuffs and leg restraints and held in a police van after jumping into a swimming pool.”

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The Guardian, 14th February 2013

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Autism damages case: Met Police loses damages appeal – BBC News

Posted February 14th, 2013 in appeals, damages, false imprisonment, mental health, news, police by sally

“The Court of Appeal has rejected a bid to overturn a damages award made to a teenager with autism restrained by police after jumping fully-clothed into a swimming pool.”

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BBC News, 14th February 2013

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Blind man Tasered by police seeks compensation – The Guardian

Posted January 11th, 2013 in assault, declarations of incompatibility, false imprisonment, news, police, weapons by tracey

“A blind stroke victim has made a claim for compensation after he was shot in the back with a 50,000-volt Taser stun gun by a police officer who mistook his white stick for a samurai sword.”

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The Guardian, 10th January 2013

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