Paralysed Tinsley House detainee sues for damages – BBC News

“A man who broke his spine when he deliberately ran into a brick wall while in detention awaiting deportation is suing for damages.”

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BBC News, 13th November 2013

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Syrian refugee jailed in UK for using false papers – The Guardian

“Campaigners say conviction of asylum seeker for using fake papers and similar cases is abuse of immigration law.”

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The Guardian, 24th August 2013

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Lawyers of refugees who were wrongly jailed criticised by Appeal Court – The Independent

“The Appeal Court has criticised the lawyers of five refugees who were wrongly jailed for carrying false documents after fleeing their countries under the threat of persecution.”

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The Independent, 30th July 2013

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Childless couple jailed over baby smuggled from Africa – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 4th, 2013 in child abduction, news, possession of false identity documents by tracey

“A childless couple who desperately tried to start a family for more than a
decade have been jailed for smuggling in a baby from Africa.”

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Daily Telegraph, 4th February 2013

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Regina v Jaddi – WLR Daily

Posted November 28th, 2012 in appeals, asylum, fraud, law reports, possession of false identity documents by sally

Regina v Jaddi [2012] WLR (D) 347

“Where the questions of whether an asylum seeker had come to the United Kingdom directly from a country where his life had been threatened after staying in Italy for a few days and whether he had made a claim for asylum as soon as reasonably practicable in the United Kingdom had not been fully investigated by immigration control after false identity documents were presented, the defence under section 31 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 should have been made available to him and the facts were for the jury to decide.”

WLR Daily, 22nd November 2012

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Bogus blogger who posed as Met police officer jailed – The Independent

Posted September 7th, 2012 in fraud, news, possession of false identity documents, sentencing by tracey

“A fantasist who blogged about his experiences as a police officer during last summer’s London riots was today jailed for five years.”

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The Independent, 7th September 2012

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Gang jailed over multi-million identity fraud – The Independent

“Members of a multi-million pound organised crime gang specialising in providing fake identities and documents to thousands of customers were jailed today.”

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The Independent, 9th June 2012

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Psychologist faked death after using benefits scam to pay for wife’s breast job – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 9th, 2012 in benefits, fraud, news, possession of false identity documents, sentencing by tracey

“A benefits cheat, Stephen Kellaway, who faked his own death to avoid prosecution after stealing thousands to pay for his wife’s breast enlargement has been jailed.”

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Daily Telegraph, 9th March 2012

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Pensioner faked death in Central America for life insurance payout – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 30th, 2011 in fraud, insurance, news, possession of false identity documents, theft by tracey

“A pensioner was jailed for six years today after he admitted faking his own death in Central America to try to pocket a £520,000 life insurance payout.”

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Daily Telegraph. 30th September 2011

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Regina v Unah – WLR Daily

Posted July 14th, 2011 in defences, law reports, possession of false identity documents by tracey

Regina v Unah [2011] WLR (D)  225

“Where a defendant sought to rely on the defence of ‘reasonable excuse’ for the purposes of the offence of possessing a false identity document, contrary to section 25(5) of the Identity Cards Act 2006, the fact that the defendant did not know or believe that the document was false was not of itself a reasonable excuse. However, a defendant was entitled to ask the jury to consider objectively whether he had a reasonable excuse for possessing the material, and the fact that he did not know or believe that it was a false document, because of the circumstances in which it had been obtained, might well have a bearing on that question.”

WLR Daily, 12th July 2011

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Identity theft gang jailed – Home Office

“Eight members of an organised crime group have been sent to jail for more than 24 years for their part in large scale identity fraud and money laundering which resulted in the loss of millions of pounds.”

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Home Office, 24th May 2011

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Gypsy gang jailed for ‘sophisticated’ £800k benefit fraud – Daily Telegraph

“A gang of Romanian gypsies flew in and out of Britain to defraud taxpayers out of more than £800,000 through a series of benefit scams, a court has heard.”

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Daily Telegraph, 18th May 2011

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Sheffield wedding party sentenced – UK Border Agency

“A wedding party arrested in Sheffield city centre last September as part of a nationwide crackdown have been jailed.”

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UK Border Agency, 22nd April 2011

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Safety deposit pair who held millions for gangs jailed – BBC News

“The director of three safety deposit box centres in London has been jailed for four-and-a-half years after raids in which police seized £500m in assets.”

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BBC News, 7th March 2011

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Regina v Ovieriakhi – Times Law Reports

Regina v Ovieriakhi

Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

“Use of a false passport to obtain employment in the United Kingdom would usually attract a custodial sentence but it should be treated less severely than use of a passport to obtain entry to the country.”

The Times, 10th March 2009

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Regina v O – Times Law Reports

Regina v O

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

“Those who prosecuted defendants charged with immigration offences who might be victims of people-trafficking must be aware of the protocols in relation to such victims enshrined in the Code for Crown Prosecutors; defence lawyers must make inquiries if there was credible material showing that their client might have been such a victim, especially if the client was young.”

The Times, 2nd October 2008

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Regina v Omotade – Times Law Reports

Posted September 10th, 2008 in law reports, passports, possession of false identity documents, sentencing by sally

Regina v Omotade

Court of Appeal

“When the court was sentencing a person for the possession of a false passport, the use to which the passport had been put was of potential significance.”

The Times, 10th September 2008

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Unpaid servant lived in cupboard – BBC News

“A woman who smuggled an unpaid servant into the UK and forced her to sleep in a cupboard has been jailed for two and a half years at Harrow Crown Court.”

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BBC News, 4th September 2008

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Regina v Mabengo; Regina v Lomoka; Regina v Salang; Regina v Birindwa – Times Law Reports

Regina v Mabengo; Regina v Lomoka; Regina v Salang; Regina v Birindwa

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

“A 12-month prison sentence for using a false passport was appropriate even though it had not been used to gain entry to the United Kingdom but in order to obtain work.”

The Times, 17th July 2008

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