Met ‘may be overly targeting BAME youths as gang members’ – The Guardian

‘The Metropolitan police may be overly targeting black and ethnic minority youths as gang members, resulting in them being treated more harshly by the courts, prisons and justice system, a review has found.’

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The Guardian, 19th July 2016

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Man guilty of murdering London takeaway boss 19 years ago – The Guardian

Posted July 18th, 2016 in extradition, gangs, news by sally

‘A curry house owner has been found guilty of murdering another takeaway worker who was hacked to death after being lured to a quiet street with a fake order nearly 20 years ago.’

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The Guardian, 15th July 2016

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Gang jailed over ‘colossal’ plot to smuggle £1.6bn of drugs into Britain in fake ambulances – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 5th, 2016 in conspiracy, drug trafficking, gangs, news, sentencing by sally

‘Six men have been jailed for their part in an audacious plot to smuggle £1.6 billion of drugs into Britain using a fleet of fake ambulances.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th July 2016

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Gang jailed after Izzet Eren prison break attempt – BBC News

Posted June 21st, 2016 in conspiracy, escape from custody, firearms, gangs, news, prisons, sentencing by sally

‘A gang who tried to free a dangerous criminal from a prison van which ended in one of them being shot dead on a London street, has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 20th June 2016

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Appeal court to hear first ‘guilty by association’ test cases – The Guardia

Posted June 21st, 2016 in appeals, gangs, joint enterprise, miscarriage of justice, news by sally

‘The fate of hundreds of youths imprisoned under controversial “joint enterprise” laws could be decisively rewritten this month when the first test cases come before the criminal court of appeal.’

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The Guardian, 21st June 2016

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Four Latvians jailed in UK for exploiting vulnerable migrants – The Guardian

Posted May 23rd, 2016 in fraud, gangs, immigration, marriage, money laundering, news, sentencing by sally

‘Four members of a Latvian organised crime gang who used vulnerable fellow migrants to launder stolen money and offered their indebted female eastern European workers as brides for hire have been sentenced to a total of 23 years in prison at Huntingdon crown court.’

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The Guardian, 20th May 2016

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Gang found guilty of hunting down and stabbing Hackney teenager to death – The Independent

Posted May 13th, 2016 in gangs, murder, news by tracey

‘Four members of gang who hunted down and murdered a teenager in east London are facing life behind bars.’

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The Independent, 12th May 2016

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Gang jailed over pensioner phone scam – BBC News

‘Eight men from London have been jailed for a phone scam that defrauded UK pensioners out of more than £1m.’

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BBC News, 4th May 2016

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Police accused of ‘stark errors’ and ‘cherry picking’ in university rape case – The Independent

‘Police made “stark errors” during an investigation into four young men accused of gang rape, a court has heard.’

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The Independent, 27th April 2016

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Hatton Garden heist ringleader Brian Reader jailed – BBC News

Posted March 21st, 2016 in burglary, gangs, news, sentencing by tracey

‘The ringleader of the £14m Hatton Garden heist in London has been jailed for more than six years.’

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BBC News, 21st March 2016

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Gang of men sentenced for Hatton Garden raid – BBC News

Posted March 10th, 2016 in burglary, conspiracy, gangs, news, sentencing, suspended sentences by sally

‘Five men have been jailed for up to seven years for the £14m Hatton Garden safety deposit box jewellery raid.’

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BBC News, 9th March 2016

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Traveller gang found guilty of £60 million rhino horn thefts – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 1st, 2016 in artistic works, gangs, gipsies, news, theft by sally

‘Dubbed the ‘Dead Zoo Gang’, the thieves targeted museums across the country stealing rhino horns and Chinese artefacts worth tens of millions of pounds.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th February 2016

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Rotherham child abuse trial: four men and two women found guilty – The Guardian

‘Six men and women were found guilty of offences relating to the sexual exploitation of teenage girls in Rotherham, as it emerged that the conduct of more than 50 officers from South Yorkshire who had dealt with the victims is now under investigation.’

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The Guardian, 24th February 2016

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Dolton Powell murder: Joint enterprise ruling causes charge rethink – BBC News

Posted February 22nd, 2016 in appeals, gangs, homicide, interpretation, joint enterprise, murder, news, racism, Supreme Court by sally

‘Prosecutors are reconsidering murder charges in the trial of eight people following a Supreme Court ruling on the joint enterprise law.’

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BBC News, 19th February 2016

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Keighley abuse: Twelve men jailed for sexually exploiting girl – BBC News

Posted February 9th, 2016 in conspiracy, gangs, news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘Twelve men who sexually exploited a vulnerable teenage girl in West Yorkshire have received jail sentences of up to 20 years.’

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BBC News, 8th February 2016

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The place where no-one is a witness – BBC News

Posted February 9th, 2016 in gangs, murder, news, witnesses by sally

‘In a busy pub a man is brutally murdered. The killer doesn’t feel the need to hide his face. What does the silence of witnesses mean for a community struggling with gang violence?’

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BBC News, 8th February 2016

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Luxury car ‘ringing’ gang jailed – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 2nd, 2016 in conspiracy, gangs, news, sentencing by sally

‘Police recover vehicles worth more than £1.5 million after smashing the car ringing gang which was being orchestrated from a prison cell.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st February 2016

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Gang members banned from Birmingham’s Ladywood – BBC News

Posted January 8th, 2016 in gangs, injunctions, news, violence by tracey

‘Three brothers and a friend have been banned for two years from the area of Birmingham in which they live following the imposition of gang injunctions.’

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BBC News, 8th January 2016

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‘Going into legal aid work now is career suicide’ – The Guardian

‘Government cuts to legal aid means social welfare lawyers are a dying breed. So where will the next generation come from? Step up the Justice First Fellowship.’

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The Guardian, 6th January 2015

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Britain’s Supreme Court says targeting young black men for stop-and-search ‘benefits them’ – The Independent

‘The Supreme Court has been accused of using “stereotypes” to justify the “targeting of young black men” after five judges gave their strong backing to the police’s random stop and search powers.’

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The Independent, 17th December 2015

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