Jamaican crook dodges deportation – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 1st, 2014 in assault, asylum, deportation, firearms, homosexuality, human rights, news, robbery, theft by sally

‘A ‘career criminal’ has avoided being removed to Jamaica after falsely claiming he was gay and would be persecuted in his home country.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th August 2014

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Men guilty of attempt to kill Luton accountant Atif Ali – BBC News

Posted August 19th, 2014 in attempts, conspiracy, firearms, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘Two men have been jailed for life over a plot to murder an accountant.’

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BBC News, 18th August 2014

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Armed police officer charged with murder over Azelle Rodney shooting – The Independent

Posted July 31st, 2014 in anonymity, firearms, inquiries, murder, news, police, prosecutions by michael

A decorated former Scotland Yard marksman involved in a botched armed operation against a drugs gang was charged yesterday with murdering one of the suspects.

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The Independent, 30th July 2014

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Police chiefs were aware six years ago that undercover unit ‘had lost moral compass’ – The Guardian

Posted July 25th, 2014 in families, firearms, news, police, spying, victims by tracey

‘The Scotland Yard undercover unit that gathered intelligence on 18 grieving families was known by police chiefs six years ago to have been so out of control it had “lost [its] moral compass” and become a “force within a force”.’

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The Guardian, 24th July 2014

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IPCC concern over police use of Tasers to gain compliance – The Guardian

Posted July 22nd, 2014 in complaints, firearms, news, police, reports by sally

‘Police officers have been accused of using Tasers to inflict pain to gain compliance, a report by the police watchdog says. Concerns are also raised about the use of Tasers on suspects already in custody, in the findings by the Independent Police Complaints Commission.’

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The Guardian, 22nd July 2014

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Guide on Firearms Licensing Law 2014 – Home Office

Posted July 15th, 2014 in firearms, licensing, news by tracey

‘This document provides consolidated guidance on firearms licensing legislation. This guide is not intended to be a definitive statement of the law, but a cohesive explanation of the often complex area of firearms licensing.’

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Home Office, 14th July 2014

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Hit man jailed for murdering gang boss and shooting accomplice – The Guardian

Posted July 15th, 2014 in attempts, firearms, gangs, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A judge called for an end to a “medieval turf war” on the streets of London as he jailed a hit man for at least 38 years for murdering a gang boss and then shooting his accomplice.’

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The Guardian, 14th July 2014

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Police blamed over 1985 Cherry Groce Brixton shooting – BBC News

Posted July 11th, 2014 in firearms, inquests, news, personal injuries, police by sally

‘Police failures contributed to Dorothy “Cherry” Groce’s death, whose shooting triggered the 1985 Brixton riots, a jury inquest has found.’

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BBC News, 10th July 2014

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Mark Duggan case goes back to court – The Guardian

Posted July 9th, 2014 in appeals, coroners, firearms, inquests, juries, news by sally

‘The mother of Mark Duggan, whose fatal shooting by police in London sparked nationwide riots, is challenging an inquest verdict of lawful killing.’

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The Guardian, 9th July 2014

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Regina v Smith (Owen) – WLR Daily

Posted July 4th, 2014 in firearms, juries, law reports by tracey

Regina v Smith (Owen): [2014] WLR (D) 287

‘In a prosecution for an offence under section 16 of the Firearms Act 1968, of possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life or to enable another person to endanger life, it was neither necessary nor appropriate in the ordinary way for the judge to direct the jury, on the question of intent, that the Crown had to prove to the satisfaction of the whole jury that it was the defendant or alternatively, another, who intended that life should be endangered; the intent was the same in each case.’

WLR Daily, 27th June 2014

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Regina v Langley – WLR Daily

Posted June 19th, 2014 in crime, disqualification, driving licences, firearms, law reports, sentencing by sally

Regina v Langley [2014] WLR (D) 238

‘Older authorities on sentencing had to be considered in the light of the requirement in section 125 of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 that definitive sentencing guidelines had to be followed. Further, the power in section 147 of the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000 to impose a disqualification from driving was exercisable in relation to a conspiracy to rob where the defendant was the getaway driver.’

WLR Daily, 12th June 2014

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Simon Tandy police shooting: Officers actions ‘proportionate’ – BBC News

‘The shooting of a disabled man in his wheelchair by police was “proportionate, reasonable and necessary,” a watchdog said.’

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BBC News, 18th June 2014

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Mark Duggan death: Shooting ‘not rigorously examined’ – BBC News

‘The coroner at the inquest into the death of Mark Duggan, who was shot dead by police in 2011, has published a series of “concerns” about the case.’

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BBC News, 4th June 2014

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Michael Piggin trial collapses after jury fails to reach verdicts – The Guardian

Posted June 2nd, 2014 in explosives, firearms, juries, news, retrials, young offenders by sally

‘A teenager accused of plotting a Columbine-inspired massacre at his former school in Loughborough has walked free from court after the collapse of his second trial.’

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The Guardian, 30th May 2014

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Former sniper Danny Nightingale loses bid to overturn conviction – BBC News

Posted May 21st, 2014 in appeals, armed forces, courts martial, firearms, news, suspended sentences by tracey

‘Former SAS sniper Danny Nightingale has lost his latest bid against his conviction for illegally possessing a gun and ammunition.’

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BBC News, 20th May 2014

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Salford prison van escape gang jailed for armed ambush – BBC News

‘An armed gang who crashed a car into a prison van to free two men have been jailed by Manchester Crown Court.’

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BBC News, 29th April 2014

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Lancashire Police cleared over strip-search Taser use – BBC News

Posted April 15th, 2014 in complaints, detention, firearms, news, police, stop and search by tracey

‘Police were justified in Tasering two men who refused to take off their boxer shorts while being strip-searched, the police watchdog has said.’

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BBC News, 14th April 2014

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Policeman must apologise to blind man he shot with Taser – The Guardian

Posted March 27th, 2014 in complaints, disabled persons, firearms, news, police, professional conduct by tracey

‘A police officer has been asked to apologise to a blind man whom he shot with a Taser when he mistook his white stick for a samurai sword.’

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The Guardian, 26th March 2014

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‘Giant’ criminal Jude Medcalf freed as jail bed too small – BBC News

Posted March 27th, 2014 in community service, disabled persons, firearms, human rights, news, prisons by tracey

‘A 7ft 2ins-tall (2.2m) criminal has been released from custody after a judge accepted prison beds and uniforms were too small for him.’

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The Guardian, 26th March 2014

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Bungling ‘umbrella robber’ jailed for life – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 24th, 2014 in closed circuit television, firearms, news, robbery, sentencing by sally

‘Judge apologises to victims after court hears armed robber had received life sentences twice before.’

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Daily Telegraph, 21st March 2014

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