Court refuses to say if killer was allowed to stay in UK – Daily Telegraph

‘Bernard Finlay was found guilty of stabbing a mother of two to death with three kitchen knives and a cleaver in 1997.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th October 2014

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Are murder laws sexist? – BBC News

Posted October 16th, 2014 in defences, murder, news, provocation, sex discrimination by sally

‘In much of the UK, men on trial for killing their partner are no longer allowed to use the excuse of provocation. But are judges following the spirit of the law designed to eliminate sexism from the judicial process?’

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BBC News, 15th October 2014

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Binning the smoke alarm: Why repealing the Human Rights Act would be the biggest mistake of a generation – Doughty Street Chambers

‘Following plans announced at the Conservative Party’s recent conference to withdraw from the European Convention on Human Rights, Harriet Johnson reminds us why we signed it in the first place, and underlines why it remains such an important safeguard over half a century later.’

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Doughty Street Chambers, 3rd October 2014

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Woman jailed for life after beating up man and leaving him for dead in skip – The Guardian

Posted October 10th, 2014 in murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A young woman who laughed as she kicked and punched a man before stripping him and leaving him for dead in a skip has been jailed for life.’

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The Guardian, 9th October 2014

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Dog breeder murder trial accused made ‘dreadful display of violence’ – The Guardian

Posted October 9th, 2014 in domestic violence, firearms, murder, news by sally

‘A dog breeder shot his partner and her daughter in a “dreadful display of violence” after he claimed they had been tormenting him, a court heard.’

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The Guardian, 8th October 2014

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Is poor supervision for killers like Harry Street putting the public at risk? – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 8th, 2014 in homicide, mental health, murder, news, probation, rape by sally

‘Killers released under the Mental Health Act need better supervision to prevent them reoffending, campaigners warn.’

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Daily Telegraph,

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Rise in cases of ritual child abuse linked to witchcraft beliefs reported, say police – The Guardian

Posted October 8th, 2014 in child abuse, murder, news, police, rape, religiously aggravated offences, witchcraft by sally

‘More cases of ritual child abuse linked to belief in witchcraft are being reported, the police said.’

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The Guardian, 8th October 2014

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CPS told of police role in vigilante murder of Bijan Ebrahimi – The Independent

Posted October 8th, 2014 in Crown Prosecution Service, murder, news, police by sally

‘Six police officers and staff could face criminal charges over an incident where a man was murdered by a vigilante after being wrongly accused of being a paedophile.’

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The Independent, 7th October 2014

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Kristopher Mitchell jailed for Jessica Watkins murder – BBC News

Posted October 7th, 2014 in domestic violence, guilty pleas, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A Newport man has been jailed for life after he stabbed and strangled his girlfriend as she lay in the bath.’

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BBC News, 6th October 2014

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Azelle Rodney murder trial: Ex-police marksman named – The Independent

Posted October 6th, 2014 in firearms, inquiries, murder, news, police, robbery by sally

‘The former police marksman charged with the murder of Azelle Rodney has been named for the first time as Anthony Long.’

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The Independent, 3rd October 2014

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Aston Robinson guilty of Kayleigh-Anne Palmer’s scarf murder – BBC News

Posted October 6th, 2014 in domestic violence, murder, news, sentencing, video recordings by sally

‘A man who strangled his 16-year-old pregnant girlfriend with a scarf has been jailed for life for her murder.’

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BBC News, 3rd October 2014

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Woman cleared of trying to kill her mother in Breaking Bad-style plot – The Guardian

Posted October 3rd, 2014 in attempts, families, murder, news, poisoning by tracey

‘A woman has been cleared of attempting to kill her mother by poisoning her diet coke in a plot said to have been inspired by the cult American TV show Breaking Bad.’

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The Guardian, 2nd October 2014

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Steven Miles jailed for murder of girlfriend Elizabeth Thomas – BBC News

Posted October 2nd, 2014 in autism, murder, news, sentencing, young offenders by tracey

‘A teenage boy obsessed with a TV serial killer has been jailed for at least 25 years for murdering and dismembering his 17-year-old girlfriend.’

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BBC News, 2nd October 2014

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Father ‘bit baby daughter on forehead before beating and shaking her to death’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 26th, 2014 in child abuse, children, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A “callous and brutal” father who murdered his baby daughter by repeatedly biting, punching and shaking her has been jailed for life with a minimum of 22 years.’

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Daily Telegraph, 25th September 2014

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Supreme Court clarifies continuing police disclosure obligations – RPC Privacy Law

‘The recent Supreme Court judgment in the case of R (on the application of Nunn) v Chief Constable of Suffolk Constabulary and another sheds further light on the continuing duty of the police and the Crown Prosecution Service to disclose information in criminal cases post-conviction.’

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RPC Privacy Law, 19th September 2014

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Murder victim Becky McPhee ‘failed by Merseyside Police’ – BBC News

Posted September 17th, 2014 in assault, bail, domestic violence, murder, news, police by tracey

‘A series of police blunders contributed to the death of a woman who was murdered by her estranged husband after years of domestic abuse.’

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BBC News, 17th September 2014

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Sabrina Moss killers jailed for 37 years – BBC News

Posted September 15th, 2014 in conspiracy, grievous bodily harm, murder, news, sentencing, victims, weapons by tracey

‘Three drug dealers have each been jailed for a minimum of 37 years for murdering nursery school teacher Sabrina Moss on her 24th birthday.’

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BBC News, 12th September 2014

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Christian man jailed for attacking gay flatmate with claw hammer as he slept – The Independent

Posted September 9th, 2014 in attempts, homosexuality, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A Catholic man who attacked his openly gay flatmate by striking him on the head with a claw hammer as he slept has been found guilty of attempted murder.’

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The Independent, 9th September 2014

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Two jailed for Anthony Hughes murder – BBC News

Posted September 8th, 2014 in murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘Two men have been jailed for life for murdering a man in a “vicious attack”.’

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BBC News, 5th September 2014

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Exeter stabbing stalker in sentence appeal – BBC News

Posted September 2nd, 2014 in appeals, attempts, harassment, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A stalker who subjected a neighbour to a five-year campaign of intimidation before stabbing her is trying to have his life sentence for attempted murder overturned.’

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BBC News, 2nd September 2014

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