Secret trial: Six unanswered questions – BBC News

‘An important principle in the British legal system is that “not only must justice be done, it must also be seen to be done”.’

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BBC News, 26th March 2015

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Secret trial clears man of plotting to kill Tony Blair – The Independent

‘A British law student has been cleared of targeting Tony Blair and his wife Cherie as part of a terrorist plot, following the UK’s first secret terror case.’

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The Independent, 26th March 2015

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Man jailed over ‘ferocious’ Brixton stabbing murder – BBC News

‘A man who killed his ex-wife and seriously injured two other women, including his ex-girlfriend, in a “ferocious stabbing spree”, has been jailed for life.’

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BBC News, 24th March 2015

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‘Catastrophic failure’ allowed convicted killer to murder on day release – The Guardian

Posted March 24th, 2015 in murder, news, release on licence, reports by sally

‘A convicted killer was allowed out on day release, leaving him free to murder a good samaritan in a decision described as a “catastrophic failure” by the chief inspector of prisons.’

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The Guardian, 23rd March 2015

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Alex Peguero Sosa death: Lee Dent jailed for murder – BBC News

‘A man has been jailed for murdering a teenage footballer by stabbing him in the neck with a broken bottle.’

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BBC News, 20th March 2015

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Nigel Roach gets life for trying to kill partner – BBC News

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

‘A man has been jailed for life for the attempted murder of his partner in Cardiff.’

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BBC News, 20th March 2015

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Amina Agboola murder: Death ‘not preventable’, review concludes – BBC News

Posted March 20th, 2015 in child cruelty, domestic violence, murder, news, reports, social services by tracey

‘The death of a toddler killed by a violent kick to her stomach by her mother’s boyfriend could not have been foreseen, a report has concluded.’

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BBC News, 19th March 2015

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Hockey stick killer Oral David Bryan jailed for life – BBC News

Posted March 18th, 2015 in children, domestic violence, families, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who killed his ex-partner by hitting her with a hockey stick in front of their children has been sentenced to life in prison.’

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BBC News, 18th March 2015

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Law degree drop-out Malachi Lindo jailed for murder – BBC News

Posted March 17th, 2015 in drug abuse, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A law degree drop-out has been jailed for life for repeatedly battering a stranger’s head with a brick while in a “drug-induced psychosis”.’

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BBC News, 16th March 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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Are murderers born or made? – BBC News

Posted March 9th, 2015 in child abuse, crime prevention, criminal responsibility, DNA, murder, news by tracey

‘Murders are tragic but rare. But what drives some people to kill? Michael Mosley has been looking into research exploring the minds of murderers.’

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BBC News, 9th 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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Met Police handling of boy’s royal wedding day death investigated – BBC News

Posted March 4th, 2015 in children, corruption, missing persons, murder, news, police by sally

‘The Met Police’s handling of a child’s disappearance on the way home from Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s wedding in 1981 is to be investigated.’

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BBC News, 3rd March 2015

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Kane Boyce guilty of girlfriend Paula Newman’s murder – BBC News

Posted March 3rd, 2015 in domestic violence, murder, news by sally

‘A dangerous “charmer” has been jailed for life for murdering his girlfriend who he thought was having an affair via Facebook.’

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BBC News, 2nd March 2015

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Vincent Tabak admits possessing indecent images of children – The Guardian

Posted March 3rd, 2015 in guilty pleas, indecent photographs of children, murder, news by sally

‘The killer of Joanna Yeates has admitted four charges of possessing indecent images of children. Dutch engineer Vincent Tabak, 37, was jailed for life in October 2011 after being convicted of killing his 25-year-old neighbour at her flat in Clifton, Bristol.’

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The Guardian, 2nd March 2015

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Bigamist jailed after murdering second wife to cash in on life insurance – The Guardian

Posted March 3rd, 2015 in assisting offenders, bigamy, conspiracy, insurance, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A bigamist will serve at least 25 years in prison after being found guilty of murdering the second of his wives to cash in her life insurance and solve his financial problems.’

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The Guardian, 27th February 2015

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Al-Sweady file exposes the smearing of British soldiers – Daily Telegraph

‘Evidence drawn up on David Cameron’s orders alleges that Public Interest Lawyers continued to pursue torture and murder claims for a year after realising that they may be “untrue”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st March 2015

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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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