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

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

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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

Source: http://observer.guardian.co.uk

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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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Government acts against metal thieves – Home Office

Posted January 27th, 2012 in fines, handling stolen goods, press releases, theft by tracey

“Cash payments for scrap metal will be banned and penalties increased, the Home Secretary Theresa May announced today, as the government stepped up action against the growing menace of metal theft.”

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Home Office, 26th January 2012

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

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London riots: judge spares rioting actor whose degree at risk – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 4th, 2011 in handling stolen goods, news, sentencing, violence by tracey

“A young actor who joined in the London riots has been spared jail because he faced losing his university place.”

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Daily Telegraph, 4th November 2011

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England riots: Court rejects seven of 10 sentence appeals – BBC News

Posted October 18th, 2011 in appeals, handling stolen goods, incitement, news, sentencing, violent disorder by sally

“The Court of Appeal has rejected seven of 10 sentence appeals by people jailed over August’s rioting in England.”

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BBC News, 18th October 2011

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Calls for scrap metal controls after memorial plaques stolen – The Independent

Posted October 5th, 2011 in handling stolen goods, monuments, news, theft by sally

“There are renewed calls for a change in the laws controlling the sale of scrap metal after thieves desecrated a First World War memorial.”

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The Independent, 4th October 2011

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UK riots sentence to be challenged in court of appeal – The Guardian

Posted September 8th, 2011 in appeals, handling stolen goods, news, sentencing, violent disorder by sally

“One of the first men to appear at a crown court after the August riots is to challenge his prison sentence in a case that could help determine how tough the court of appeal is going to be on looters and rioters in general.”

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The Guardian, 7th September 2011

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Jailed loot handler freed on appeal – The Independent

Posted August 19th, 2011 in appeals, handling stolen goods, news, sentencing by sally

“A woman who accepted a pair of looted shorts from her housemate has walked free from prison after her sentence was reduced on appeal.”

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The Independent, 19th August 2011

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Manchester riots: Three jailed at crown court – BBC News

Posted August 17th, 2011 in burglary, handling stolen goods, news, sentencing, violent disorder by sally

“Three men thought to be among the first in England to appear at crown court after last week’s riots and looting have been jailed for up to two years.”

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BBC News, 16th August 2011

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Riots: magistrates advised to ‘disregard normal sentencing’ – The Guardian

“Magistrates are being advised by the courts service to disregard normal sentencing guidelines when dealing with those convicted of offences committed in the context of last week’s riots.”

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The Guardian, 15th August 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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