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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Norwich Winsor Bishop jewellers scooter raiders jailed – BBC News

Posted October 6th, 2015 in conspiracy, gangs, news, sentencing, theft, young offenders by sally

‘A gang who stole watches worth more than £30,000 in a raid on a jewellers before making off on scooters have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 6th October 2015

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Drones operated by criminal gangs used to deliver drugs, mobile phones and potentially firearms to prisoners, admit senior officials – The Guardian

Posted September 17th, 2015 in aircraft, crime, firearms, gangs, news, prisons by tracey

‘Drones operated by organised crime gangs pose an increasing threat to security in Britain’s prisons by offering a new route to smuggle drugs and potentially firearms into the hands of criminals, senior officials have admitted.’

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The Guardian, 16th September 2015

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Aylesbury child sex ring: Six jailed for total of 82 years over horrific schoolgirl abuse – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 8th, 2015 in conspiracy, gangs, news, rape, sentencing, sexual grooming, sexual offences by sally

‘Vikram Singh, Asif Hussain, Arshad Jani, Mohammed Imran, Akbari Khan and Taimoor Khan sentenced after grooming victims with inexpensive gifts.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th September 2015

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Urban criminal gangs setting up drug hotlines to expand operations into deprived seaside resorts, says National Crime Agency – The Independent

Posted August 13th, 2015 in drug offences, gangs, news, reports, young persons by sally

‘Urban criminal gangs are setting up dedicated drugs hotlines and using sophisticated marketing campaigns for a rapid expansion of their operations into deprived seaside resorts, the National Crime Agency have said.’
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The Independent, 12th August 2015

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What is life like in the UK’s witness protection programme? – BBC News

Posted August 12th, 2015 in gangs, news, police, rape, witnesses by sally

The UK has a witness protection scheme but little has been revealed about it to date. Newsnight’s James Clayton has been given an exclusive insight into the programme and the people who’ve been through it.

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BBC News, 12th August 2015

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Norwich paedophile ring: Woman at centre of gang who made children ‘sexual play things’ guilty of 23 offences – The Independent

Posted July 28th, 2015 in child abuse, conspiracy, gangs, news, rape, sexual offences, social services, women by sally

‘A woman has been found guilty of being at the centre of a paedophile ring which set children up as “sexual play-things” over more than a decade.’

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The Independent, 27th July 2015

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South Wales Police ‘did not investigate ID of child sex gang’ – BBC News

Posted July 14th, 2015 in gangs, news, police, reports, sexual grooming, sexual offences, Wales by tracey

‘Police did not try to identify a child sex gang which exploited a 15-year-old girl for four years, a watchdog says. Despite more than 40 child protection forms being completed, South Wales Police did not investigate the men or protect other children.’

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BBC News, 14th July 2015

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Met police to step up targeted stop and search amid surge in knife-crime – The Guardian

‘The Metropolitan police are to step up their use of targeted stop-and-search operations in high knife-crime areas of London due to a recent rise in stabbings in the capital.’

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The Guardian, 22nd June 2015

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Changes in legislation reflected in new gang definition – Home Office

Posted June 9th, 2015 in crime prevention, drug offences, gangs, injunctions, press releases by tracey

‘The Home Office has today (8 June) published revised statutory guidance to reflect changes to the legislation on gang injunctions.’

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Home Office, 8th June 2015

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Toblerone lorry thieves jailed – The Guardian

Posted May 26th, 2015 in conspiracy, gangs, news, sentencing, theft by sally

‘Six men have been jailed after lorries and their loads including Toblerone chocolate and whiskey were stolen in Kent.’

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The Guardian, 26th May 2015

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Footballer jailed for Gloucestershire drugs gang role – BBC News

Posted May 5th, 2015 in conspiracy, drug trafficking, gangs, news, sentencing by sally

‘Six men, including a former Cardiff City and QPR footballer, have been jailed for conspiring to supply cocaine, heroin and cannabis.’

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BBC News, 1st May 2015

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Sofyen Belamouadden murder: The inside story of a crime that horrified Britain – The Independent

Posted April 27th, 2015 in gangs, murder, news, sentencing, violent disorder, young offenders by sally

‘It is five years since the schoolboy was murdered in Victoria Station. His mother Naima talks to Joshi Herrmann about that terrible day.’

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The Independent, 25th April 2015

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Paedophile gang committed some of most ‘vile and depraved’ offences police had seen – The Independent

Posted April 23rd, 2015 in children, conspiracy, gangs, internet, news, sexual grooming, sexual offences by sally

‘A gang of paedophiles who raped and abused babies, toddlers and children under five in attacks that were streamed over the internet have been described by police as committing some of the most “vile and depraved” offences they had ever seen.’

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The Independent, 22nd April 2015

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West Midlands gang who hid behind umbrellas to steal £177k from 13 shops jailed for 27 years – The Independent

Posted April 21st, 2015 in conspiracy, gangs, news, robbery, sentencing by sally

‘Armed gang members who used umbrellas to hide their identities as they embarked on a crime spree that saw them steal £177,000 from shops and supermarkets across the West Midlands have been jailed for more than 27 years.’

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The Independent, 20th April 2015

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