Burqa-wearing gang convicted for series of smash-and-grab raids in London – The Guardian

Posted July 6th, 2015 in conspiracy, handling stolen goods, news, robbery by sally

‘A violent “smash-and-grab” gang who wore burqas during a string of high-profile raids in London are facing prison after four members of the group were convicted.’

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The Guardian, 3rd July 2015

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Swansea golf club ram-raid burglar Paul Newcombe jailed – BBC News

‘A burglar who used a car to smash his way into a golf club before leading police on a “dangerous” car chase has been jailed for two years.’

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BBC News, 28th May 2015

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Women in prison equals children without mothers, say justice groups – The Independent

‘12,000 women are sentenced each year in the UK – leaving about 20,000 children without mothers, according to Women in Prison’

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The Independent, 16th May 2015

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Court case dropped after police sell evidence at auction – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 29th, 2015 in evidence, handling stolen goods, mistake, news, police, sale of goods by sally

‘Cumbria Police apologise after admitting they sold a stolen bicycle at auction before a criminal case came to court.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th April 2015

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Metal thefts ‘down by a third’ in England and Wales – BBC News

Posted February 23rd, 2015 in fines, handling stolen goods, licensing, news, statistics, theft by sally

‘Metal thefts have fallen by a third in England and Wales since a new law to tackle the trade in stolen metal came into force, new figures show.’

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BBC News, 21st February 2015

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Fake Help for Heroes collection ‘soldier’ Liam O’Brien jailed – BBC News

Posted January 16th, 2015 in armed forces, charities, fraud, handling stolen goods, news, sentencing by sally

‘A Wiltshire man who posed as a serving soldier and falsely claimed to be collecting money for the charity Help for Heroes has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 15th January 2015

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Sun journalist Nick Parker cleared of misconduct – BBC News

‘A Sun reporter has been cleared of aiding and abetting misconduct in a public office, but convicted of handling an MP’s stolen mobile phone.’

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BBC News, 9th December 2014

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Southampton ‘highly organised’ eBay gang sentenced – BBC News

Posted July 9th, 2014 in handling stolen goods, internet, news, sentencing, theft by sally

‘A group of family members and friends have been jailed for their parts a “highly organised” criminal enterprise selling stolen goods on eBay.’

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BBC News, 8th July 2014

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Burglar jailed after victim speaks of ‘cold feeling of fear, which I keep reliving’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 11th, 2013 in burglary, handling stolen goods, news, sentencing by sally

‘Heroin addict had more than 50 previous convictions and stole a church collection among other things from a pensioner’s home.’

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Daily Telegraph, 10th December 2013

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Scrap metal laws to stop metal theft come into force – Home Office

Posted October 2nd, 2013 in handling stolen goods, licensing, press releases by tracey

“Rogue traders who buy and sell scrap metal for cash face £5,000 fine under new laws designed to stamp out metal theft.”

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Home Office, 1st October 2013

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Five jailed over theft of 40 anti-tank mines in Warrington – BBC News

Posted September 17th, 2013 in explosives, gangs, handling stolen goods, news, sentencing, theft, warrants, weapons by sally

“Five men have been jailed over the theft of 40 anti-tank mines from a Ministry of Defence freight train.”

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BBC News, 16th September 2013

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Thieves should not be jailed, says law expert – The Guardian

“Law professor Andrew Ashworth says prison should only be used for most serious violent, threatening or sexual crimes.”

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The Guardian, 14th August 2013

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Newport scrap metal dealer ‘first in UK’ to be fined under new law – BBC News

Posted July 17th, 2013 in fines, handling stolen goods, news, prosecutions by sally

“A scrap metal dealer from Newport is believed to be the first in the UK to be prosecuted for not checking sellers’ ID under new laws introduced in March.”

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BBC News, 16th July 2013

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Britain’s most prolific church lead theft gang jailed – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 14th, 2012 in conspiracy, handling stolen goods, news, sentencing, theft by tracey

“Britain’s most prolific church lead thieves have been jailed for a total of more
than 20 years after they left the Church of England with a £1 million repair
bill.”

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Daily Telegraph, 13th December 2012

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Metropolitan police accused of ‘creating crime’ at honey-trap pawn shop – The Observer

Posted October 15th, 2012 in handling stolen goods, news, police by tracey

“More than 100 people were convicted after year-long sting – but charity says they may have been lured into committing offences.”

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The Observer, 14th October 2012

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Rioter arrested alongside millionaire’s daughter jailed for eight years – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 21st, 2012 in burglary, handling stolen goods, news, robbery, sentencing, violent disorder by tracey

“A man who took part in last summer’s riots alongside a millionaire’s daughter has been sentenced to eight years in prison for throwing bricks at police officers.”

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Daily Telegraph, 20th September 2012

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Labour MP Siobhain McDonagh sues News International and the Sun – The Guardian

Posted September 11th, 2012 in damages, handling stolen goods, media, news, privacy, telecommunications, theft by tracey

“Siobhain McDonagh, a Labour MP, has launched a legal action against News International and the Sun in relation to the theft of her mobile phone and is seeking damages for alleged invasion of privacy and breach of confidence.”

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The Guardian, 10th September 2012

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Deportation looms for the man who stole an ice cream – The Independent

“This time last year, the first of the riots that would engulf England began. Paul Peachey revisits the victims and perpetrators of the violence, and finds a case that highlights the harshness of the treatment some offenders received.”

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The Independent, 6th August 2012

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UK riots: Laura Johnson faces jail, says judge – The Guardian

Posted April 10th, 2012 in burglary, handling stolen goods, news, sentencing by sally

“A millionaire’s daughter who drove a gang of looters around London during the riots last August is facing a jail sentence, a judge has said.”

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The Guardian, 5th April 2012

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Merseyside pair jailed for handling stolen LS Lowry art – BBC News

Posted March 23rd, 2012 in handling stolen goods, sentencing by tracey

“Two men from Merseyside have been jailed for handling stolen paintings by the artist LS Lowry worth £1.7m.”

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BBC News, 22nd March 2012

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