The place where no-one is a witness – BBC News

Posted February 9th, 2016 in gangs, murder, news, witnesses by sally

‘In a busy pub a man is brutally murdered. The killer doesn’t feel the need to hide his face. What does the silence of witnesses mean for a community struggling with gang violence?’

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BBC News, 8th February 2016

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Jordan Watson death trio sentenced – BBC News

Posted February 9th, 2016 in accomplices, conspiracy, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A knife-obsessed man who murdered a 14-year-old boy whose girlfriend he was infatuated with has been jailed for life, along with his accomplice.’

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BBC News, 8th February 2016

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Cheryl James: Teenage army recruit ‘may have been killed by someone else’ – The Independent

Posted February 9th, 2016 in armed forces, evidence, forensic science, homicide, inquests, murder, news by sally

‘New forensic evidence reveals that a teenage army recruit found dead at Deepcut barracks may not have shot herself and could have been killed by someone else, it has emerged.’

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The Independent, 8th February 2016

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Mechanic jailed for rape and murder of trainee lawyer – The Guardian

Posted February 2nd, 2016 in murder, news, rape, sentencing by sally

‘A mechanic has been jailed for a minimum of 27 years for raping and strangling a trainee lawyer in an act of “unspeakable wickedness”.’

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The Guardian, 1st February 2016

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An open or shut case? – UK Human Rights Blog

‘R(C) v. Secretary of State for Justice [2016] UKSC 2. When is it right to keep the names of parties to litigation a secret? That was the difficult question the Supreme Court had to grapple with in this judgment, handed down on Wednesday. The decision to allow a double-murderer to remain anonymous led to outraged headlines in the tabloids. Yet the Court reached the unanimous conclusion that this was the right approach. Why?.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 29th January 2016

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Stephen Lawrence investigation: Police seek fresh DNA samples – BBC News

Posted February 1st, 2016 in complaints, corruption, DNA, evidence, forensic science, inquiries, murder, news, ombudsmen, police, racism by tracey

‘Police investigating the murder of Stephen Lawrence in 1993 have contacted an unspecified number of people to request DNA samples.’

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BBC News, 30th January 2016

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Paroled murderer wins fight to remain anonymous – The Guardian

Posted January 27th, 2016 in anonymity, appeals, mental health, murder, news, parole, Supreme Court by sally

‘A convicted murderer, recently released from a psychiatric hospital, has won his supreme court battle to keep his identity secret.’

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The Guardian, 27th January 2016

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Full inquest to be held for murdered teacher Ann Maguire – BBC News

Posted January 26th, 2016 in inquests, murder, news, teachers by sally

‘A coroner is to hold a full inquest into the death of a Leeds school teacher murdered in her own classroom.’

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BBC News, 25th January 2016

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Litvinenko – When real life is more fantastic than fiction – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted January 26th, 2016 in inquiries, murder, news, reports, spying by sally

‘The publication on Thursday of the long awaited report by Sir Robert Owen into the circumstances of the death of Alexander Litivenko from polonium poisoning on 23 November 2006 has (unsurprisingly) resulted in bitter criticism by the Russian Government of the Inquiry’s conclusions that the poisoning was probably directed by the Russian Federal Security Service, and probably approved by President Putin. The report is long (246 pages not including Appendices), but in page after page of readable and measured prose Sir Robert Owen tells the extraordinary story of Alexander Litvinenko’s death and the subsequent 9 year investigation into it.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 25th January 2016

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Murder rate rises after spate of killings in June 2015 – BBC News

Posted January 22nd, 2016 in homicide, murder, news, statistics by sally

‘Murders and killings in England and Wales have increased to their highest level for five years, figures show.’

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BBC News, 21st January 2016

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Litvinenko inquiry to rule on former Russian spy’s killing – BBC News

Posted January 21st, 2016 in inquiries, murder, news, reports, spying by sally

‘The long-awaited findings of a public inquiry into the killing of former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko are due to be released by a judge.’

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BBC News, 21st January 2016

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Man guilty of brutally murdering horse sanctuary worker ex-girlfriend as punishment for ending relationship – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 15th, 2016 in murder, news by sally

‘Laura Davies, 21, was killed by her controlling ex-boyfriend Jordan Taylor in a revenge attack.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th January 2016

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Gardener who stabbed 82-year-old to death jailed for life – The Guardian

Posted January 12th, 2016 in murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who fatally stabbed an 82-year-old client has been jailed for life.’

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The Guardian, 11th January 2016

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Nearly 300 British veterans face investigation over alleged Iraq war crimes – The Guardian

‘Nearly 300 British personnel who served in Iraq have been contacted by investigators looking into allegations of war crimes, with some of them facing interrogation on their doorsteps, officials have said.’

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The Guardian, 9th January 2015

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Lawyers face prospect of being struck off over Iraq abuse claims – Daily Telegraph

‘Leigh Day, Britain’s leading human rights law firm, is facing a disciplinary inquiry over the shredding of a document which could have halted a £31m inquiry into false allegations of murder and torture by British troops.’

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Daily Telegraph, 5th January 2016

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Woman who tried to burn sister alive is jailed for 25 years – The Guardian

Posted December 21st, 2015 in arson, attempts, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A woman has been jailed for 25 years after trying to burn her sister alive to cover up the theft of almost £140,000 from her family.’

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The Guardian, 18th December 2015

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Jailed MI6 informant blocked from taking case to court of human rights – The Guardian

Posted December 17th, 2015 in appeals, human rights, intelligence services, murder, news, private hearings, trials by tracey

‘A Chinese dissident and MI6 informant convicted of murder after a secret trial has been prevented from taking his case to the European court of human rights.’

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The Guardian, 16th December 2015

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Sgt Alexander Blackman’s wife ‘cautiously optimistic’ of new appeal – Daily Telegraph

‘The wife of a Royal Marine given a life sentence for murdering a Taliban captive has said she is cautiously optimistic new evidence will see his case sent back to the Appeal Court.’

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Daily Telegraph, 16th December 2015

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Mother of murdered son calls for jail time for all knife crimes – BBC News

‘The mother of a young man who was stabbed to death in west London has pleaded with judges to impose jail terms on anyone caught with a knife.’

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BBC News, 11th December 2015

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Alice Gross inquest will probe authorities’ role – BBC News

Posted December 14th, 2015 in coroners, human rights, inquests, murder, news by sally

‘The inquest into the death of Alice Gross will examine whether failures by the government and police contributed to her death, a coroner has ruled.’

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BBC News, 11th December 2015

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