Murder numbers at 38-year low but sex offences up 32% – BBC News

Posted April 23rd, 2015 in crime, homicide, murder, news, police, statistics by sally

‘The number of murders and manslaughter cases in England and Wales has fallen to its lowest level for 38 years, police figures suggest.’

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BBC News, 23rd April 2015

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1948 Malayan killings case reaches UK Supreme Court – BBC News

‘Relatives of 24 men killed by British troops in Malaya in 1948 will take their demands for a public inquiry to the Supreme Court later.’

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BBC News, 22nd April 2015

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Three found guilty over gambler’s killing – The Guardian

Posted April 16th, 2015 in conspiracy, false imprisonment, firearms, homicide, murder, news, robbery by sally

‘A woman has been found guilty of luring a professional gambler into bringing her to his flat, where he was kicked to death for the sake of his winnings.’

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The Guardian, 15th April 2015

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Pensioner spared jail after stabbing wife, 77, through heart – Daily Telegraph

‘Anthony Mann, 78, kissed chronically-ill wife Jean and said ‘I love you’ after pressure of caring for her led to ‘impulse’ crime .’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th April 2015

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Motorist escapes jail after three-year-old is crushed to death by Land Rover trailer – Daily Telegraph

‘The heartbroken family of a three-year-old boy crushed to death by a runaway trailer yesterday branded the motorist’s sentence a “joke” after he escaped prison.

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd April 2015

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Father jailed for 10 years for manslaughter of 11-month-old son – The Guardian

‘The father convicted of the killing of his “smiley and cheerful” 11-month-old son has been jailed for 10 years.’

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The Guardian, 1st April 2015

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Martin Thomas stab killing: Man and youths get custodial terms – BBC News

Posted March 16th, 2015 in homicide, homosexuality, murder, news, robbery, sentencing by sally

‘A boy who stabbed to death a gay man whom he believed was interested in him has been sentenced to at least 15 years in custody.’

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BBC News, 13th March 2015

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Woman who killed son by feeding him methadone jailed for six years – The Guardian

Posted March 6th, 2015 in child neglect, drug abuse, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

‘A heroin addict has been jailed for six years for killing her two-year-old son by feeding him methadone’

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The Guardian, 5th March 2015

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Regina v Akhtar (Itzaz) – WLR Daily

Regina v Akhtar (Itzaz) [2015] EWCA Crim 176; [2015] WLR (D) 91

‘Where a jury brought in a guilty verdict on one count but were unable to agree on another count, a retrial on that other count was not an abuse of process unless the two counts were true alternatives in that they were mutually exclusive alternatives.’

WLR Daily, 26th February 2015

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Regina v Gurpinar; Regina v Kojo-Smith and another – WLR Daily

Posted February 26th, 2015 in appeals, defences, evidence, homicide, juries, law reports, provocation by sally

Regina v Gurpinar; Regina v Kojo-Smith and another [2015] EWCA Crim 178; [2015] WLR (D) 80

Where a defendant was charged with murder and the issue arose as to whether the partial defence of loss of self-control should be left to the jury the trial judge had to undertake a much more rigorous evaluation of the evidence before that defence could be left to the jury than had been required under the former law of provocation.

WLR Daily, 20th February 2015

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Boy, seven, died despite 18 opportunities for social services to act – The Guardian

Posted February 19th, 2015 in child abuse, children, homicide, news, reports, social services by sally

‘A seven-year-old boy died after the authorities failed for four years to take action despite 18 opportunities to step in, a Serious Case Review has found.’

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The Guardian, 18th February 2015

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Jasmyn Chan death: Man jailed for Sheffield hit-and-run – BBC News

‘A man has been jailed for seven-and-a-half years for killing a teenage girl in a hit-and-run crash. Jasmyn Chan, 14, died when she was hit by a car on Normanton Hill, Sheffield, on 9 May while crossing the road.’

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BBC News, 27th January 2015

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Jason Wilkes jailed over daughter’s MDMA drug death – BBC News

‘A father who supplied his teenage daughter with the drug MDMA and delayed getting medical treatment when she became ill has been jailed for five years and four months for killing her.’

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BBC News, 20th January 2015

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Good Samaritan Law – BBC Unreliable Evidence

Posted January 15th, 2015 in crime, doctors, duty of care, homicide, negligence, news, nurses, volunteers by sally

‘Clive Anderson and guests ask why Britain, unlike many other countries in the world, has no general law which requires people to behave like good Samaritans, punishing those who fail to help others in trouble.’

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BBC Unreliable Evidence, 14th January 2015

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Blair: without IRA letters, peace process would have collapsed – The Guardian

‘Giving evidence to MPs, former prime minister defends his role in allowing the on-the-run scheme in 1999.’

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The Guardian, 13th January 2015

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Killer drivers will be kept off the roads in new crackdown – Daily Telegraph

‘Mike Penning, the Justice Minister, tells The Telegraph he will change the law before Easter to close a loophole that allows killer drivers to get back behind the wheel as soon as they leave prison.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th January 2015

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Rachel Titley death: Yarmouth text message driver jailed – BBC News

Posted January 5th, 2015 in dangerous driving, homicide, news, sentencing, telecommunications by sally

‘A driver who was distracted by his mobile phone before a head-on crash which killed a woman has been jailed for six years.’

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BBC News, 2nd 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 over cling film mummification ‘sex death’ – BBC News

Posted December 19th, 2014 in homicide, negligence, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man has been jailed for five years for causing the death of a man covered in cling film during a sex game.’

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BBC News, 18th December 2014

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Leslie Gadsby, paranoid schizophrenic who murdered his parents, was ‘failed’ by mental health services – The Independent

Posted December 17th, 2014 in families, homicide, mental health, news, reports by sally

‘A man with paranoid schizophrenia who killed both his parents in separate attacks was let down by mental health services in Liverpool, a report has concluded.’

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The Independent, 16th December 2014

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