First ‘killer clown’ jailed in UK as prankster admits chasing couple with axe as part of craze – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 9th, 2017 in harassment, news, sentencing by sally

‘An axe-wielding “killer clown” prankster has been jailed after he chased a pregnant woman the night before Halloween.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th February 2017

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Costs judge says no: paparazzi lose bid to recover additional liabilities from TV star Walliams – Litigation Futures

Posted February 6th, 2017 in costs, harassment, judges, news, photography, publishing by sally

‘A picture agency which sent photographers to David Walliams’ house when news of his divorce broke is not a news publisher and so cannot recover additional liabilities following the settlement of an action brought by the entertainer, the Senior Costs Judge has ruled.’

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Litigation Futures, 3rd February 2017

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Reports of antisemitic incidents increase to record levels in UK – The Guardian

Posted February 2nd, 2017 in harassment, hate crime, Judaism, news, religious discrimination by tracey

‘The number of antisemitic incidents in the UK rose by more than a third to record levels in 2016, according to data released by the Community Security Trust.’

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The Guardian, 2nd February 2017

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‘Neighbour from hell’ who waged racist campaign against foreign family spared jail as he served in Army – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 25th, 2017 in armed forces, harassment, news, racism, sentencing, suspended sentences by tracey

‘A veteran who “emotionally and mentally tortured” his Colombian neighbours has been spared jail despite a campaign of racist hatred because he served in the Army.’

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Daily Telegraph, 24th January 2017

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Lee Rigby’s mother ‘threatened with arrest’ over court hearing – The Guardian

Posted January 23rd, 2017 in appeals, harassment, news, victims, witnesses by sally

‘The mother of murdered soldier Lee Rigby has said she was threatened with arrest unless she attended the appeal hearing of a man who harassed her over her son’s death.’

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The Guardian, 22nd January 2017

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Sussex University failed duty of care to student assault victim, inquiry finds – The Independent

‘A top UK university failed in its duty of care towards a student who was violently assaulted by her staff lecturer, a formal inquiry has concluded, following an investigation by The Independent.’

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The Independent, 18th January 2017

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Tales of the private sector – Nearly Legal

‘A collation of cases and stories from the private sector, and a series of reminders that a database of rogue landlords, and indeed banning orders, can’t come soon enough.’

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Nearly Legal, 8th January 2017

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Stalkers facing longer jail terms for torment caused to victims – BBC News

Posted January 6th, 2017 in harassment, news, racism, religiously aggravated offences, sentencing, stalking by tracey

‘The maximum sentence for stalking available to courts in England and Wales is to rise from five years to 10.’

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BBC News, 6th January 2017

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Truss orders review to ban abusers tormenting victims in family courts – The Guardian

‘The Justice Secretary has set up an emergency review to find the quickest way to ban perpetrators of domestic abuse from directly cross-examining their victims within the family court system.’

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The Guardian, 4th January 2017

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Prisoner jailed for 45 years over letters threatening to kill people – The Guardian

Posted December 15th, 2016 in harassment, mental health, news, prisons, sentencing, threatening behaviour by tracey

‘A prison inmate who wrote a series of letters from his cell threatening to kill 10 people, including prison staff and police officers, and then have sex with their corpses has been jailed for 45 years.’

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the Guardian, 14th December 2016

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Child abuse inquiry counsel Ben Emmerson cleared – BBC News

Posted December 15th, 2016 in child abuse, harassment, inquiries, news, queen's counsel, sexual offences by tracey

‘The former senior counsel to the independent inquiry into historical child sexual abuse in England and Wales has been cleared of allegations of sexual assault and harassment.’

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BBC news, 14th December 2016

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Hackathon app “will help LGBT people report persecution safely” – Legal Futures

Posted December 13th, 2016 in computer programs, harassment, hate crime, homosexuality, internet, law firms, news, victims by sally

Lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) people around the world will be able to report incidents of persecution to international lawyers stealthily through everyday social media, after a hackathon backed by some of the largest UK law firms devised an app.

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Legal Futures, 13th December 2016

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Greater protection against ‘stranger stalking’ – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted December 12th, 2016 in consultations, harassment, news, penalties, stalking by sally

‘The government is stepping up efforts to protect victims of stalking by introducing a new protection order – but has told prosecutors that this should not deter them from prosecuting wherever possible.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 7th December 2016

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‘Pathetic and puerile’ racist convicted of harassing MP Luciana Berger – The Independent

Posted December 8th, 2016 in freedom of expression, harassment, internet, news, parliament, racism by tracey

‘A racist serial internet troll has been found guilty of harassing MP Luciana Berger in a string of anti-Jewish rants sent after the jailing of a fellow far-right extremist.’

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The Independent, 7th December 2016

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National anti-hate crime campaign to launch after spike in incidents – The Guardian

Posted December 1st, 2016 in harassment, hate crime, news, racism by sally

‘A national anti-hate crime campaign backed by the government is to be launched on Thursday in response to the rise in incidents after the EU referendum.’

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The Guardian, 1st December 2016

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“If You Prick Us, Do We Not Bleed?”: The Harassment of Cafcass and Local Authority Workers in Family Law Proceedings – Family Law Week

Posted November 23rd, 2016 in damages, harassment, injunctions, news, social services, violence by tracey

‘Bianca Jackson, barrister of Coram Chambers, sets out the civil remedies available to persons subjected to harassment.’

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Family Law Week, 15th November 2016

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Man jailed for harassing Adam Johnson’s victim on Facebook – The Guardian

Posted November 9th, 2016 in anonymity, harassment, news, sentencing, victims by sally

‘The former partner of Adam Johnson’s sister has been jailed for 16 weeks for harassing the ex-England footballer’s child sex victim in a series of Facebook posts. A judge found that Steven Knox, 30, from Sunderland, caused the 15-year-old alarm or distress by posting photos of her online and urging others to share them after Johnson was convicted of sexual activity with her.’

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The Guardian, 8th November 2016

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Britain First deputy leader convicted over religious abuse – BBC News

Posted November 4th, 2016 in fines, harassment, news, political parties, religiously aggravated offences by tracey

‘The deputy leader of far-right group Britain First has been fined nearly £2,000 for religiously-aggravated harassment.’

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BBC News, 3rd November 2016

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Sexting between children not automatically a crime, says CPS – The Guardian

Posted October 10th, 2016 in children, harassment, hate crime, internet, news, prosecutions, sexual offences by sally

‘Internet users who post derogatory hashtags or humiliating Photoshopped images could face prosecution under new legal guidelines.’

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The Guardian, 10th October 2016

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Police train to spot coercive or controlling behaviour – BBC News

Posted September 21st, 2016 in domestic violence, harassment, news, police, psychiatric damage by tracey

‘Front-line police officers dealing with domestic abuse incidents are being trained to spot the signs of coercive or controlling behaviour. Research for the College of Policing suggested that officers were focusing on cases involving violence and overlooking other risk factors. Three unnamed police forces in England and Wales are taking part in a pilot scheme following the study.’

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BBC News, 21st September 2016

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