More than 30 criminal cases involving ‘Fake Sheikh’ to be reviewed in light of Tulisa trial – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 25th, 2014 in Crown Prosecution Service, evidence, news, perjury, prosecutions by tracey

‘ More than 30 criminal cases that relied on evidence given by undercover reporter Mazher Mahmood are being reviewed in light of the collapse of the Tulisa Contostavlos drugs trial.
The Crown Prosecution Service is looking again at the cases -as well as three that are still going on – after a judge ended the pop singer’s trial because there were “strong grounds” to believe the Sun reporter had lied in court and manipulated evidence.’

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Daily Telegraph, 24th July 2014

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Mazher Mahmood could face perjury investigation after Tulisa trial collapse – The Guardian

Posted July 23rd, 2014 in drug offences, evidence, news, perjury, trials by michael

‘Police and prosecutors are discussing whether any legal action could follow the collapse of the trial of singer Tulisa Contostavlos, which was abandoned after the judge ruled that the Sun on Sunday’s veteran investigative reporter Mazher Mahmood was likely to have lied about talking to another witness about changing their evidence.’

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The Guardian, 22nd July 2014

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Sean Rigg custody death: ‘Criminal charges to be considered’ – BBC News

‘The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is to consider whether criminal charges should be brought against two arresting officers after a man died in custody.’

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BBC News, 9th April 2014

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Driver to be investigated after 17 whiplash claims in eight years – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 30th, 2013 in costs, fraud, insurance, news, perjury, personal injuries, recidivists by sally

“A driver who made 17 whiplash claims in eight years is to be investigated for perjury after a judge heard details of his latest compensation bid.”

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Daily Telegraph, 30th May 2013

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The Cardiff Three: the long wait for justice – The Guardian

Posted September 18th, 2012 in complaints, miscarriage of justice, murder, news, perjury, police, reports by sally

“The case of the Cardiff Three was a gross miscarriage of justice which, 24 years on, remains unresolved. Can a report into the failed prosecution of eight police officers shed new light?”

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The Guardian, 17th September 2012

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Kyle Bates Swansea heroin death: Helen Harding jailed – BBC News

Posted September 4th, 2012 in drug abuse, homicide, inquests, news, perjury, sentencing by tracey

“A woman who injected a 16-year-old boy with heroin and then lied about it at his inquest has been jailed for three years at Swansea Crown Court.”

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BBC News, 3rd September 2012

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An injustice that won’t go away – The Independent

“A 1988 murder led to the conviction of three innocent men. Now ‘Panorama’ looks again at the role of the police.”

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The Independent, 12th August 2012

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Riots murder trial: Senior officer ‘lied under oath’ – BBC News

Posted July 20th, 2012 in murder, news, perjury, police, violent disorder by tracey

“A trial of eight men accused of murder during the Birmingham riots almost collapsed when a judge declared a police officer had ‘invented a story.’ ”

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BBC News, 19th July 2012

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Expert witnesses accused of ‘industrial scale perjury’ – BBC News

Posted March 12th, 2012 in expert witnesses, insurance, news, perjury by sally

“Some 20,000 court cases may have to be re-heard and seven expert witnesses could be jailed over allegations they lied in court about hire car prices.”

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BBC News, 10th March 2012

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Stephen Lawrence: papers passed to CPS about potential perjury allegations – The Guardian

Posted February 15th, 2012 in Crown Prosecution Service, evidence, inquiries, murder, news, perjury, police, racism, witnesses by sally

“Detectives and prosecutors are examining whether certain witnesses at the Stephen Lawrence murder trial may have perjured themselves while giving evidence, the Crown Prosecution Service has confirmed.”

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The Guardian, 14th February 2012

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Met chief says officers’ use of fake identities in court was not illegal – The Guardian

Posted October 28th, 2011 in evidence, news, perjury, police by tracey

“Britain’s most senior police officer has defended the practice of undercover officers using fake identities in court, claiming there is no specific law forbidding it. Bernard Hogan-Howe, the Metropolitan police commissioner, made the comments as he announced that Scotland Yard has begun two new inquiries.”

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The Guardian, 27th October 2011

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Lawyers condemn police spies who ‘deceive’ justice system – The Guardian

Posted October 21st, 2011 in courts, demonstrations, evidence, investigatory powers, news, perjury, police by tracey

“Lawyers have condemned what appears to be deception of the courts by undercover police and have called for fundamental reforms of the legislation governing covert operations.”

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The Guardian, 20th October 2011

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IPCC watchdog to probe undercover police officer case – BBC News

Posted October 21st, 2011 in courts, demonstrations, evidence, investigatory powers, news, perjury, police by tracey

“Scotland Yard has called in the police watchdog over claims an undercover officer underwent a criminal trial using his operational alias.”

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BBC News, 20th October 2011

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Police chiefs ‘authorised undercover police officers to give false evidence in court’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 20th, 2011 in evidence, news, perjury, police by tracey

“Senior police chiefs authorised undercover police officers to give false evidence in court to protect their cover as environmental protesters, it was claimed last night.”

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Daily Telegraph, 20th October 2011

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Police officer who lied under oath facing jail term for perjury – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 22nd, 2011 in news, perjury, police by tracey

“A police officer who lied under oath after being caught drink-driving is facing a jail term for perjury.”

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd September 2011

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Maid loses compensation claim over ‘malicious lies’ – The Independent

“A maid who accused her wealthy employers of treating her like a slave lost her compensation claim after being found to have told ‘malicious lies.’ ”

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The Independent, 5th November 2010

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Couple jailed over sham marriage in Lancashire – BBC News

Posted September 15th, 2010 in fraud, immigration, marriage, news, perjury, sentencing by sally

“The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has said it is committed to tackling sham marriages after a couple were jailed for staging a ceremony in Lancashire.”

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BBC News, 15th September 2010

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Bloody Sunday: Prosecutors say soldiers may face perjury charges – The Guardian

Posted June 17th, 2010 in armed forces, inquiries, news, Northern Ireland, perjury by sally

“State prosecutors in Northern Ireland and England confirmed tonight that they were considering prosecuting British soldiers for perjury in the light of the Saville inquiry’s conclusion that they lied about their role on Bloody Sunday.”

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The Guardian, 16th June 2010

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Regina v Cooper (John) – WLR Daily

Posted May 10th, 2010 in appeals, evidence, law reports, perjury, witnesses by sally
“Where a defendant was charged with perjury, he could not be convicted solely on the evidence of a witness who relied on business records which he had prepared himself and which did not therefore represent independent evidence.”
WLR Daily, 7th May 2010

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

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Man who tried to ‘sell’ sister to Chinese man jailed – BBC News

Posted February 10th, 2010 in immigration, marriage, news, perjury, sentencing by sally

“A man who admitted trying to ‘sell’ his vulnerable sister into a sham marriage as part of a Chinese immigration scam has been jailed.”

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BBC News, 9th February 2010

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