Home Secretary announces investigation into collapsed police trial – Home Office

Posted February 27th, 2015 in disclosure, miscarriage of justice, murder, police, press releases, prosecutions by tracey

‘A QC-led investigation into the collapse of a police trial following the wrongful conviction of three people for the murder of Lynette White.’

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Home Office, 26th February 2015

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David Cameron orders new inquiry into treatment of Lee Rigby murderer – The Guardian

Posted February 27th, 2015 in armed forces, inquiries, intelligence services, murder, news, terrorism by tracey

‘The prime minister has ordered a new inquiry into claims the security services may have been complicit in the ill treatment of Michael Adebolajo, who went on to butcher a British soldier in a London street, it has emerged. The inquiry will be conducted by the intelligence services commissioner, Sir Mark Waller, an independent watchdog over the security services.’

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The Guardian, 26th February 2015

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Depression linked to violent crime, study finds – BBC News

Posted February 25th, 2015 in alcohol abuse, assault, crime, drug abuse, mental health, murder, news, sexual offences, violence by sally

‘People with a depressive illness are three times more likely to commit a violent or sex crime than those in the general population, a study suggests.’

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BBC News, 25th February 2015

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Darren Jeffreys jailed for life for Karen Catherall murder – BBC News

Posted February 25th, 2015 in domestic violence, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A 47-year-old man has been jailed for life for murdering a Flintshire woman he met on a dating website.’

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BBC News, 24th February 2015

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Two convicted murderers could be first same-sex couple to wed in a British prison – The Independent

Posted February 23rd, 2015 in homosexuality, marriage, murder, news, prisons by sally

‘Two convicted murderers are set to wed in prison on Monday, in what is believed to the first gay wedding in a British jail.’

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The Independent, 20th February 2015

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Barry George in protest over compensation rules – BBC News

Posted February 23rd, 2015 in compensation, demonstrations, miscarriage of justice, murder, news by sally

‘Barry George, the man wrongfully convicted of the murder of Jill Dando, has told the BBC that a decision not to award him compensation is “a mockery of justice”.’

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BBC News, 23rd February 2015

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Husband jailed for 15 years after trying to kill nurse – BBC News

Posted February 23rd, 2015 in attempts, domestic violence, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after being found guilty of attempting to murder his wife as she worked in an intensive care unit.’

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BBC News, 20th February 2015

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Murderer could be released at parole hearing – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 17th, 2015 in murder, news, parole by sally

A criminal behind the audacious Brinks-Mat bullion heist who went on to stab a man to death during a motorway brawl could be released from jail, it has been claimed

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Daily Telegraph, 13th February 2015

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Joanna Michael: ‘Sorry isn’t good enough’ – mother – BBC News

‘The mother of a woman brutally murdered after a 999 delay has said she will take her case to the House of Commons to get “justice” for her daughter.’

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BBC News, 17th February 2015

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Kenneth Noye, M25 road rage killer, to get parole hearing – BBC News

Posted February 13th, 2015 in murder, news, parole by tracey

‘Road rage killer Kenneth Noye, one of the UK’s most notorious criminals, has been given the chance to argue for his release at a parole hearing.’

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BBC News, 13th February 2015

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Nearly half of British women killed by men die at the hands of partners – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 12th, 2015 in domestic violence, murder, news, women by sally

‘New analysis of the Census shows 46 per cent of women killed by men died at the hands of someone they were romantically involved with.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th February 2015

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Una Crown murder: Police made ‘flawed decisions’ – BBC News

Posted February 12th, 2015 in complaints, murder, news, police by sally

“Flawed decisions” were made by police investigating a widow’s death when they failed to realise they were dealing with a murder scene, a review has said.

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BBC News, 11th February 2015

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Regina (Campbell-Brown) v Central Criminal Court – WLR Daily

Posted February 11th, 2015 in criminal justice, detention, law reports, murder, time limits, trials by sally

Regina (Campbell-Brown) v Central Criminal Court [2015] EWHC 202 (Admin); [2015] WLR (D) 48

‘Trials involving defendants remanded in custody were not to be listed for trial after the expiry of the custody time limits without proper and rigorous judicial consideration first having been given to the statutory questions posed by section 22(3) of the Prosecution of Offences Act 1985 in relation to the extension of custody time limits.’

WLR Daily, 3rd February 2015

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Protecting the Innocent – BBC Law in Action

Posted February 11th, 2015 in appeals, firearms, gangs, imprisonment, miscarriage of justice, murder, news, young offenders by sally

‘Dwaine George was sent to prison in 2001 for murder. Aged 18 and a member of a Manchester gang, he was convicted for shooting dead another 18-year-old and sentenced to life imprisonment. But Dwaine George said he didn’t do it and continued to protest his innocence throughout the 12 years he eventually served. He was finally vindicated by the Court of Appeal shortly before Christmas, when his conviction was quashed.’

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BBC Law in Action, 12th February 2015

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Michael and others (Appellants) v The Chief Constable of South Wales Police and another (Respondents) – Supreme Court

Posted February 10th, 2015 in domestic violence, duty of care, law reports, murder, negligence, police, Wales by sally

Michael and others (Appellants) v The Chief Constable of South Wales Police and another (Respondents) [2015] UKSC 2 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 28th January 2015

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Husband given life sentence for ‘ferocious and chilling’ screwdriver attack against his wife – The Independent

Posted February 10th, 2015 in domestic violence, murder, news, sentencing, torture by sally

‘A husband who tortured and killed his wife has been handed a life sentence, after he left her with at least 270 injuries following a “ferocious and chilling” attack.’

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The Independent, 9th February 2015

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Sheffield man jailed for life for killing wife – BBC News

‘An “evil” husband who murdered his wife before hiding her body in a cupboard has been jailed for at least 23 years.’

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BBC News, 9th February 2015

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Cigarette row killer Kai Steele given 18 years – BBC News

Posted February 5th, 2015 in murder, news, offensive weapons, sentencing, young offenders by sally

‘A teenager who stabbed a man to death during an argument sparked by a row over a cigarette has been detained for at least 18 years.’

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BBC News, 4th February 2015

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British court to rule on death sentences for two Trinidad murderers – The Guardian

‘Seven British judges will consider whether two convicted murderers from Trinidad should have their death penalty sentences lifted by the privy council.’

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The Guardian, 4th February 2015

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Margate ‘potato masher attacker’ Mariusz Dobkowski who befriended elderly man before beating him almost to death is jailed for life – The Independent

Posted February 4th, 2015 in attempts, elderly, fugitive offenders, murder, news, sentencing, violence, violent offenders by sally

‘A young man who befriended an elderly gentleman at a bus stop before following him home and beating him with a potato masher and a poker has been sentenced to life in jail.’

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The Independent, 3rd February 2015

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