Vincent Tabak admits possessing indecent images of children – The Guardian

Posted March 3rd, 2015 in guilty pleas, indecent photographs of children, murder, news by sally

‘The killer of Joanna Yeates has admitted four charges of possessing indecent images of children. Dutch engineer Vincent Tabak, 37, was jailed for life in October 2011 after being convicted of killing his 25-year-old neighbour at her flat in Clifton, Bristol.’

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The Guardian, 2nd March 2015

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Gateshead TA cadet-beheading threats: Man given suspended jail sentence – BBC News

‘A man who threatened to “chop the heads off” two female cadets on Tyneside has been given a suspended jail sentence.’

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BBC News, 23rd February 2015

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Regina v Balogh; Attorney General’s Reference (No 117 of 2014) – WLR Daily

Posted February 11th, 2015 in appeals, guilty pleas, law reports, medical records, mental health, rape, sentencing by sally

Regina v Balogh; Attorney General’s Reference (No 117 of 2014) [2015] EWCA Crim 44; [2015] WLR (D) 49

‘A court’s obligation to follow any relevant sentencing guidelines unless satisfied that it would be contrary to the interests of justice to do so continued to apply where the offender was suffering from a mental disorder.’

WLR Daily, 4th February 2015

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Sheffield man jailed for life for killing wife – BBC News

‘An “evil” husband who murdered his wife before hiding her body in a cupboard has been jailed for at least 23 years.’

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BBC News, 9th February 2015

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Man jailed for drunkenly setting off fireworks by mistake and burning down family home – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 6th, 2015 in arson, guilty pleas, news, sentencing by sally

‘Daniel Ellis sentenced to 34 months after ‘staggering’ home and putting lighter to firework fuse that wrecked family house in North Wales’

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Daily Telegraph, 5th February 2015

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Sandra Dunham given 18 days’ home confinement in US fraud case – BBC News

Posted January 30th, 2015 in extradition, fraud, guilty pleas, money laundering, news, sentencing by sally

‘A woman who admitted a $1m (£640,000) expenses fraud and money-laundering will not spend any more time in jail.’

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BBC News, 29th January 2015

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Street butcher fined after boy loses hand in mincing machine – BBC News

Posted January 22nd, 2015 in accidents, costs, fines, guilty pleas, health & safety, news, young persons by sally

‘A butcher has been fined £3,000 after a teenage apprentice’s hand was chopped off in a mincing machine.’

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BBC News, 21st January 2015

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Gemma Simpson death: Martin Bell jailed for 11 years – BBC News

Posted December 19th, 2014 in diminished responsibility, guilty pleas, homicide, mental health, news, sentencing by sally

‘A killer who bludgeoned and stabbed a woman to death, then kept the location of her remains secret for 14 years, has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 19th December 2014

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Man jailed for driving car on to Brands Hatch circuit during race – The Guardian

Posted November 18th, 2014 in guilty pleas, news, nuisance, sentencing by sally

‘A labourer has been jailed for eight months for driving his girlfriend’s Volkswagen Polo on to the Brands Hatch circuit during a race.’

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The Guardian, 17th November 2014

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Ian Edmondson jailed for eight months over phone hacking – The Guardian

Posted November 7th, 2014 in conspiracy, guilty pleas, interception, news, sentencing, telecommunications by tracey

‘A former news editor at the News of the World has been sentenced to eight months in prison after he pleaded guilty to plotting to hack the phones of public figures, sports stars and celebrities.’

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The Guardian, 7th November 2014

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‘Worst’ bird of prey poisoner Allen Lambert given suspended sentence – BBC News

Posted November 6th, 2014 in birds, guilty pleas, news, pesticides, poisoning, suspended sentences by sally

‘A gamekeeper convicted of “the worst case of bird of prey poisoning” recorded in England has been given a 10-week suspended sentence.’

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BBC News, 6th November 2014

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Junior doctor Raza Laskar admits sexually abusing boys – BBC News

‘A junior doctor working in paediatrics has admitted sexually abusing boys as young as 12.’

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BBC News, 31st October 2014

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Man jailed for antisemitic tweet to Labour MP – The Guardian

Posted October 21st, 2014 in guilty pleas, internet, malicious communications, news, racism, sentencing by sally

‘An internet troll accused of sending an antisemitic message to Labour MP Luciana Berger has been sentenced to four weeks in prison at Merseyside magistrates court.’

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The Guardian, 20th October 2014

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Drunken hovercraft pilot Richard Pease jailed – BBC News

Posted October 13th, 2014 in drunk in charge, guilty pleas, news, sentencing by sally

‘A hovercraft pilot who transported passengers across the Solent while nearly three times the legal alcohol limit has been jailed for eight months.’

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BBC News, 10th October 2014

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Connor Gibson jailed for killing toddler Kacey Hambleton – BBC News

‘A man has been jailed for nine years for killing his partner’s two-year-old daughter.’

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BBC News, 10th October 2014

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Secret trial defendant pleads guilty to possessing terrorist document – The Guardian

Posted October 10th, 2014 in closed material, documents, guilty pleas, news, reporting restrictions, terrorism by sally

‘One of the defendants due to face charges in a partly secret trial has pleaded guilty to possessing a terrorist document.’

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The Guardian, 9th October 2014

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Kristopher Mitchell jailed for Jessica Watkins murder – BBC News

Posted October 7th, 2014 in domestic violence, guilty pleas, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A Newport man has been jailed for life after he stabbed and strangled his girlfriend as she lay in the bath.’

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BBC News, 6th October 2014

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Phone hacking: News of the World’s Ian Edmondson pleads guilty – The Guardian

Posted October 3rd, 2014 in guilty pleas, interception, media, news, privacy by tracey

‘A former News of the World news executive has admitted he was involved in phone hacking, 16 months after pleading not guilty to the crime in the Old Bailey. Ian Edmondson’s about-turn marks the final chapter in the phone-hacking trial that ended in June with the conviction of Andy Coulson and the acquittal of Rebekah Brooks, both former New of the World editors.’

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The Guardian, 3rd October 2014

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Gamekeeper found guilty of poisoning 10 buzzards and a sparrowhawk – The Guardian

Posted October 2nd, 2014 in animals, environmental protection, guilty pleas, news, pesticides, poisoning by tracey

‘A gamekeeper found with a bag of nine dead buzzards on a pheasant-shooting estate has been found guilty of intentionally killing a protected species in what is England’s worst recorded case of poisoning birds of prey.’

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The Guardian, 2nd October 2014

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Jail for solicitor who kept on practising after being struck off – Legal Futures

Posted September 25th, 2014 in disqualification, guilty pleas, imprisonment, news, sentencing, solicitors by sally

‘A solicitor has been jailed for practising despite being struck off nearly two years ago in what is thought to be the first time a court has imposed an immediate custodial sentence for such an offence.’

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Legal Futures, 25th September 2014

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