Statement from the Director of Public Prosecutions on Eleanor de Freitas – CPS News Brief

‘Eleanor de Freitas’ tragic death was just days before she was due to stand trial for perverting the course of justice. The pending inquest will deal with the circumstances surrounding her death and I do not want to interfere with that process. However the case has understandably raised questions about private prosecutions in these types of cases and why the CPS took over and continued this particular case.’

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CPS News Brief, 9th December 2014

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CPS ‘right’ to pursue De Freitas case after rape allegation – BBC News

‘The UK’s top prosecutor has defended pursuing a woman who killed herself days before appearing in court accused of making a false rape allegation.’

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BBC News, 9th December 2014

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109 women prosecuted for false rape claims over the last five years – Daily Telegraph

‘A number of women who report rapes are being ‘aggressively prosecuted’ by the police for perverting the course of justice, according to campaign group Women Against Rape.’

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd December 2014

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Fashion student Serena Bowes faces extradition to Italy after being accused of making up rape story – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 14th, 2014 in extradition, Italy, news, perverting the course of justice, rape by tracey

‘A student who was allegedly raped while on a college trip to Italy, has been told she could be extradited and charged with making the story up.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th November 2014

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Thief with fake baby ‘bump’ who avoided prison by pretending she was pregnant is finally jailed – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 12th, 2014 in news, perverting the course of justice, pregnancy, sentencing, theft by tracey

‘A thief who avoided prison by lying to court about being pregnant, later showing suspicious probation staff photos of a child she claimed was her baby, has been jailed for five months for perverting the course of justice.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th November 2014

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DPP orders inquiry into alleged rape victim suicide case – BBC News

‘An investigation has been launched into why a woman was prosecuted over an alleged false rape claim – and then killed herself. Eleanor de Freitas, 23, had bipolar disorder, and left notes saying she was frightened of going to court. She said she had been raped but faced trial for allegedly perverting the course of justice.’

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BBC News, 7th November 2014

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Chris Huhne loses legal costs appeal – The Guardian

Posted October 29th, 2014 in appeals, costs, news, perverting the course of justice, road traffic offences by sally

‘Former cabinet minister Chris Huhne has lost a challenge against an order that he must pay £77,750 costs from his prosecution for passing speeding points to his ex-wife.’

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The Guardian, 28th October 2014

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CPS to launch review after ‘shambolic’ fake marriage case collapses – The Independent

‘The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is to launch a full review of its procedures after a judge halted a case in which a vicar who was alleged to have operated a “conveyor belt” of sham marriages claimed that immigration officers concealed evidence and lied under oath.’

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The Independent, 23rd October 2014

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Phone hacking: Rebekah Brooks’s husband loses £600,000 costs claim – The Guardian

‘Rebekah Brooks’s husband Charlie has lost his bid to recover the £600,000 in legal fees he incurred as a result of being a co-defendant in the phone-hacking trial.’

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The Guardian, 15th October 2014

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Sean Rigg custody death: Police perjury charges dropped – BBC News

‘Two police officers will not face charges of perjury, perverting the course of justice or collusion in relation to a death of a prisoner.’

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BBC News, 7th October 2014

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Court rejects call for woman’s jail term over false rape claims to be increased – The Guardian

Posted September 26th, 2014 in appeals, news, perverting the course of justice, rape, sentencing by tracey

‘The solicitor general has been criticised for asking a court to increase a three-and-a-half-year jail term imposed on a trainee barrister and new mother convicted of falsely accusing her former boyfriend of a series of rapes and assaults. Robert Buckland QC asked the court of appeal to increase the sentence handed to Rhiannon Brooker, 30, after she was found guilty of fabricating allegations that led to her ex-partner Paul Fensome being jailed for 36 days. But three appeal court judges ruled that the term should not be increased.’

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The Guardian, 25th September 2014

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Black female Met Police firearms officer who won £40k at tribunal has all charges against her dropped – The Independent

‘PC Carol Howard was arrested and bailed for more than a year over eight different allegations, including assault, witness intimidation and possession of an indecent image of a child.’

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The Independent, 23rd September 2014

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Mother who beat three-year-old Mikaeel Kular to death jailed for 11 years – Daily Telegraph

‘A mother who beat her three-year-old son to death and hid his body in a suitcase before sparking a huge search for him by claiming he had gone missing has been jailed for 11 years. Rosdeep “Rosie” Adekoya, 34, was originally charged with murdering her son Mikaeel Kular but pleaded guilty last month to the reduced charge of culpable homicide.’

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Daily Telegraph, 25th August 2014

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Two men cleared of manslaughter after slimmer died from drinking weedkiller – The Guardian

‘Two men have been cleared of the manslaughter of a slimmer who died after drinking weedkiller that was given to him as a weight-loss aid at his local gym.’

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The Guardian, 11th August 2014

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Constance Briscoe removed from judicial office after jail disgrace – Daily Telegraph

‘Barrister and part-time judge stripped of office for her role in the Chris Huhne ‘points-swap’ scandal.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th August 2014

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Law graduate Rhiannon Brooker jailed over false rape claims – BBC News

Posted June 27th, 2014 in legal education, news, perverting the course of justice, rape, sentencing by tracey

‘A law graduate who falsely accused her boyfriend of rape as an excuse for failing her exams has been jailed for three-and-a-half years.’

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BBC News, 26th June 2014

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Hacking trial: Brooks cleared of charges, Coulson guilty – BBC News

‘Ex-News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks has been cleared of all charges in the phone-hacking trial.’

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BBC News, 24th June 2014

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Finance and Divorce Update – Family Law Week

‘Jessica Craigs, senior solicitor, and David Salter, Joint Head of Family Law, both of Mills & Reeve LLP, analyse the financial remedies and divorce news and cases published in May.’

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Family Law Week, 12th June 2014

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Phone hacking trial: After eight months, jury today begins sifting the mountain of evidence – The Independent

‘They are the two words the jury in the phone hacking trial may have waited months to hear. At 3.15pm in court 12 of the Old Bailey, Mr Justice Saunders said: “And finally.”’

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The Independent, 12th June 2014

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Trainee barrister accused boyfriend of rape to get out of sitting legal exams – Daily Telegraph

‘Rhiannon Brooker, a trainee lawyer, faces jail after being found guilty of make up allegations of rape and assault against her boyfriend.’

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Daily Telegraph, 5th June 2014

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