Al Sweady inquiry Q&A: What happened on 14 May 2004? – The Independent

Posted December 18th, 2014 in aggravated vehicle taking, armed forces, inquiries, Iraq, law firms, murder, news by sally

‘Q: What happened on 14 May 2004?

A: The summer of 2004 saw a sharp spike in attacks on Coalition forces by the Mahdi Army militia in southern Iraq. British troops were ambushed at two locations either side of the “Danny Boy” vehicle checkpoint, near Al Amarah. Witnesses said the fighting was particularly fierce and had involved the use of bayonets by British troops for the first time since the Falklands War.’

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The Independent, 17th December 2014

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Al-Sweady Inquiry: Legal battles after fighting ends – BBC News

Posted December 18th, 2014 in armed forces, inquiries, Iraq, law firms, murder, news, torture by sally

‘There’s anger, as much as relief and a sense of vindication, inside the Ministry of Defence and the Army at the end of this long public inquiry into allegations of murder and abuse by British soldiers in Iraq in 2004.’

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BBC News, 17th December 2014

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London man convicted of killing ex-partner and baby daughter – The Guardian

Posted December 18th, 2014 in domestic violence, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A “monstrous” father has been jailed for 35 years, after being found guilty of hacking to death his former long-term partner and their 22-month-old baby daughter, on the day he was supposed to move out of the family home.’

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The Guardian, 17th December 2014

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Recovering Inquest Costs in Civil Proceedings – Zenith PI Blog

Posted December 17th, 2014 in costs, damages, disclosure, inquests, legal representation, murder, news, proportionality by sally

The Senior Court Cost Office has handed down a decision in the above case offering additional guidance as to when and what costs of attending an inquest can be recovered in subsequent civil proceedings.

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Zenith PI Blog, 17th December 2014

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MPs call for review of law used in gang murder cases – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 17th, 2014 in gangs, joint enterprise, miscarriage of justice, murder, news, race discrimination by sally

‘Laws which allow defendants to be convicted of murder in a ‘joint enterprise’ should be urgently reviewed, says select committee.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th December 2014

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‘Angel of Death’ murders: TV investigation casts doubt over conviction of Colin Norris – Daily Telegraph

‘New scientific evidence casts fresh doubt on the conviction of a nurse who was jailed for a minimum of 30 years for murdering four elderly women and attempting to kill another, according a TV investigation.’

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Daily Telegraph, 15th December 2014

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Murdered mum Natasha Trevis ‘not listened to’, report finds – BBC News

Posted December 15th, 2014 in complaints, domestic violence, murder, news, police, reports, sentencing, social services by tracey

‘A mother of three murdered by her “controlling” partner was “not listened to or heard” by the authorities, a report has found.’

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BBC News, 15th December 2014

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Body parts killer Nathan Robinson sentenced to life in prison for father’s death – BBC News

Posted December 12th, 2014 in diminished responsibility, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A son who killed his father and put his dismembered body into storage boxes he was using as a TV stand, has been jailed for life.’

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BBC News, 10th December 2014

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Claire Tiltman murder: Former milkman Colin Ash-Smith found guilty of killing schoolgirl more than 20 years ago – The Independent

Posted December 11th, 2014 in evidence, murder, news, recidivists by sally

‘A former milkman has been found guilty of the “frenzied and remorseless” murder of schoolgirl Claire Tiltman more than 20 years ago.’

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The Independent, 11th December 2014

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Facebook reunion murder: David Hoyle killed Rebecca Bamber – BBC News

Posted December 11th, 2014 in murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man has been convicted of murdering his ex-girlfriend after rekindling their relationship on Facebook.’

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BBC News, 10th December 2014

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Skelmersdale man jailed for murdering Polish neighbour – BBC News

Posted December 10th, 2014 in closed circuit television, murder, news, racism, sentencing by sally

‘A man who hacked to death his Polish neighbour in a “savage and ferocious” machete attack in Lancashire has been jailed for life.’

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BBC News, 10th December 2014

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John McHale Tameside murder: David Platt given life sentence – BBC News

Posted December 9th, 2014 in arson, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man found guilty of murdering a fellow Tameside guest house resident before setting fire to his body has been jailed for life.’

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BBC News, 9th December 2014

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UK judge praises students for helping overturn murder conviction – The Guardian

‘A judge has praised the “diligent” work of law students for helping overturn a former gang member’s murder conviction.’

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The Guardian, 9th December 2014

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Daniel Pelka’s stepfather loses murder conviction appeal – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 9th, 2014 in appeals, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘Mariusz Krezolek loses Court of Appeal bid to challenge conviction for murdering stepson Daniel Pelka, as he and boy’s mother Magdelena Luczak fail to win sentence appeal.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th December 2014

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Blindfold sex knife attack ex-wife jailed for murder attempt – BBC News

Posted December 9th, 2014 in attempts, murder, news, offensive weapons, sentencing by sally

‘A woman who tried to murder her ex-husband after blindfolding him following sex and telling him she had a surprise in store has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 8th December 2014

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Regina v Adebolajo and another – WLR Daily

Posted December 8th, 2014 in appeals, law reports, murder, religiously aggravated offences by sally

Regina v Adebolajo and another [2014] WLR (D) 519

‘A defendant’s claim that he was a soldier of Allah who was, or believed himself to be, engaged in a war or rebellion against the United Kingdom, did not amount to a defence to a charge of the murder of an off-duty soldier.’

WLR Daily, 3rd December 2014

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Lee Rigby murder: Killer loses legal challenges – BBC News

Posted December 3rd, 2014 in appeals, armed forces, murder, news, sentencing, terrorism by sally

‘Michael Adebolajo, one of the two men found guilty of killing Fusilier Lee Rigby, has lost legal challenges against his conviction and sentence.’

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BBC News, 3rd December 2014

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Chris Grayling to press ahead with probation service privatisation – The Guardian

Posted December 3rd, 2014 in murder, news, probation, public private partnerships, rehabilitation, trade unions by sally

‘The justice secretary, Chris Grayling, has told MPs he will press ahead with a decision on Wednesday to privatise the probation service, despite renewed public safety concerns and before the outcome of a high court challenge next week.’

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The Guardian, 2nd December 2014

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Why do we ignore the mental health aspects of crime? – BBC News

‘When 16-year-old Will Cornick admitted murdering the schoolteacher Ann Maguire, the reaction was one of shock and bewilderment.’

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BBC News, 3rd December 2014

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Jimmy Savile paedophile scandal has created ‘non-stop’ flow of sex abuse cases, judges tell Chris Grayling – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 3rd, 2014 in BBC, child abuse, hospitals, murder, news, prisons, sexual offences by sally

‘Chris Grayling, the Justice Secretary, says huge spike in sex offence cases since former BBC DJ’s crimes were exposed has put added pressure on prison service.’

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd December 2014

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