Chicken breeder faces court over noisy cockerel – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 15th, 2014 in animals, news, noise, prosecutions by tracey

‘A chicken breeder is being prosecuted after villagers complained her crowing cockerel keeps them awake at night.’

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Daily Telegraph, 15th April 2014

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Attorney General’s concern over ‘unworkable’ cases – Daily Telegraph

‘Attorney General Dominic Grieve to review Crown Prosecution Service’s procedure following Nigel Evans’ failed prosecution.;

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Daily Telegraph, 13th April 2014

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CPS defends decision to bring assault and rape charges against Nigel Evans – The Guardian

‘The director of public prosecutions has defended the decision to bring sex assault and rape charges against Tory MP Nigel Evans by saying it would do the same again, despite a warning from its former director Lord Macdonald that it must not “lose perspective” over high-profile cases involving historic allegations.’

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The Guardian, 11th April 2014

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Nigel Evans verdict casts doubt over CPS decisions in sexual assault cases – The Guardian

Posted April 11th, 2014 in Crown Prosecution Service, evidence, news, prosecutions, sexual offences by sally

‘Former Commons deputy speaker’s acquittal suggests CPS may be too willing to bring charges when evidence is not very strong’

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The Guardian, 10th April 2014

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‘Joint enterprise’ prosecution figures released – BBC News

Posted April 1st, 2014 in conspiracy, gangs, homicide, joint enterprise, news, prosecutions, reports by sally

‘More than 4,500 people were prosecuted for homicides involving two or more defendants over the past eight years, a report has said.’

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BBC News, 1st April 2014

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Parents guilty of emotional cruelty face jail – The Guardian

‘Adults convicted of acts of emotional cruelty against children in their care will face the same threat of jail as those guilty of physical neglect, under new laws being considered by ministers.’

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The Guardian, 31st March 2014

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FGM charges against doctor criticised by obstetricians and gynaecologists – The Guardian

Posted March 28th, 2014 in doctors, female genital mutilation, news, prosecutions by sally

‘A group of consultant obstetricians and gynaecologists have joined the growing chorus of criticism by maternal health experts of the decision to prosecute a doctor for female genital mutilation.’

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The Guardian, 27th March 2014

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Cyber-bullies could be given tougher sentences – The Independent

‘The Government today backed tougher laws that could see cyber stalkers imprisoned for up for two years.’

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The Independent, 25th March 2014

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FGM: Top gynaecologist hits out at ‘political’ prosecution for female genital mutilation – The Independent

‘Has the DPP picked the right target for a landmark legal case against a barbaric medical practice? Jeremy Laurance talks to Dr Katrina Erskine.’

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The Independent, 24th March 2014

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Two men first to be charged in UK under FGM Act – The Guardian

Posted March 24th, 2014 in female genital mutilation, news, prosecutions by sally

‘Two men are to be charged in the first UK prosecutions under the Female Genital Mutilation Act, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has announced.’

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The Guardian, 21st March 2014

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TV licence fee evasion could be decriminalised – The Guardian

Posted March 24th, 2014 in bills, criminal justice, fees, licensing, media, news, prosecutions, statistics by sally

‘The government is to launch a formal review of the law that makes it a crime not to pay the TV licence, following a campaign led by backbench Conservative MPs.’

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The Guardian, 21st March 2014

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CPS announces first prosecutions for female genital mutilation – CPS News Brief

Posted March 21st, 2014 in female genital mutilation, news, prosecutions by sally

‘The Director of Public Prosecutions has today announced the first ever prosecutions under the Female Genital Mutilation Act.’

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CPS News Brief, 21st March 2014

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Death of Jimmy Mubenga – Charging decisions following inquest – CrimeLine

‘The Crown Prosecution Service has reviewed the evidence relating to the tragic death of Jimmy Mubenga in October 2010. We had previously decided in July 2012 that no charges should be brought in relation to Mr Mubenga’s death. In accordance with a memorandum of understanding between prosecutors, coroners and the police, the case was reconsidered by the CPS following the verdict of unlawful killing at the inquest. All new evidence from the inquest was taken into account during this review. In accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors, the decision now is that there is sufficient evidence and it is in the public interest for Colin Kaler, Terrence Hughes and Stuart Tribelnig to be prosecuted for manslaughter.’

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CrimeLine, 20th March 2014

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Ministers defeated in grey squirrel battle – The Independent

Posted March 19th, 2014 in animals, enforcement, news, prosecutions, protected species by tracey

‘Ministers have admitted defeat in their battle against grey squirrels, and will scrap a law to protect their red cousins. Campaigners, and MPs in the North East where the red squirrel can still be found, have expressed their shock at the abandonment of the law requiring people to report grey squirrels on their land so they can be exterminated.’

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The Independent, 18th Independent 2014

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Elderly woman evicted from care home over assisted suicide fears – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 17th, 2014 in assisted suicide, care homes, news, prosecutions by tracey

‘An 87-year-old woman was evicted from her care home because she advocated assisted suicide and staff feared they could be prosecuted if they did not stop her. Dorothy Brown, a former magistrate and lifelong supporter of a change in the law, was given notice to leave after carers came across a bottle of pills and an undated note and feared she could be about to make an attempt.’

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Daily Telegraph, 15th March 2014

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Domestic abuse: ‘Wide variations’ in police referrals to CPS – BBC News

Posted March 11th, 2014 in Crown Prosecution Service, domestic violence, news, police, prosecutions by tracey

‘There are significant variations across England and Wales in the way police and prosecutors deal with cases of domestic violence, figures show. In Cheshire last year, 33% of domestic violence cases recorded as an offence were referred by police to prosecutors, with 29% in North Yorkshire, they show. But in Northumbria, the figure was just 2.6% and in Warwickshire 3.6%.’

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BBC News, 10th March 2014

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Non-payment of TV licence fee may be taken out of criminal law – The Guardian

Posted March 8th, 2014 in criminal records, licensing, media, news, prosecutions by sally

‘Plans to decriminalise the non-payment of the TV licence fee are being considered by government departments in a move designed to ease pressure on the courts, but which could have major repercussions for the BBC.’

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The Guardian, 8th March 2014

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SFO head defends agency’s perceived “lack of appetite” for prosecuting senior UK bankers – OUT-LAW.com

‘The head of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), which investigates and prosecutes serious and organised crime in England and Wales, has defended the agency’s record against UK banks and senior bankers in the aftermath of the financial crisis.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 6th October 2014

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Court of appeal to decide whether heavy drinking while pregnant is a crime – The Guardian

‘A pioneering compensation claim on behalf of a child who was severely damaged by her mother’s heavy drinking during pregnancy is to go before the court of appeal.’

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The Guardian, 4th March 2014

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Bringing bankers to book – BBC Law in Action

Posted March 5th, 2014 in banking, fraud, news, prosecutions by sally

‘Why have no senior bankers been prosecuted for their role in the financial crisis? And should companies be able to avoid criminal prosecution by making a deal with a judge about how they work in future? The man who runs the Serious Fraud Office will be in the Law In Action studio to answer those questions and more as the programme returns for a new series.’

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BBC Law in Action, 4th March 2014

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