How Abdul Haroun was prosecuted despite rules to protect refugees – The Guardian

Posted June 23rd, 2016 in asylum, news, prosecutions, railways, refugees, sentencing by sally

‘Abdul Haroun’s case for asylum was seemingly deemed so overwhelming that within 24 hours of being interviewed by Home Office officials he was granted it.’

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The Guardian, 22nd June 2016

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Prosecution by watchdog sees adult care provider fined £190k – Local Government Lawyer

Posted June 17th, 2016 in care homes, fines, health & safety, news, prosecutions by tracey

‘An adult social care provider has been fined £190,000 after being prosecuted by the Care Quality Commission for failing in its duty to provide safe care and treatment.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 16th June 2016

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First North East prosecution for controlling and coercive behaviour – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted June 16th, 2016 in crime, harassment, press releases, prosecutions, sentencing by tracey

‘A Cleveland man has today been sentenced in what is believed to be the North East’s first prosecution for the new criminal offence of controlling and coercive behaviour.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 10th June 2016

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

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Sir Cliff Richard cleared of sex assault claims after prosecutors drop case – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 16th, 2016 in news, prosecutions, sexual offences by tracey

‘Sir Cliff Richard, the veteran entertainer, has been cleared of sex assault allegations after the Crown Prosecution Service dropped the case.’

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Daily Telegraph, 16th June 2016

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‘Revenge porn’ threats could be made a crime in England and Wales – The Guardian

‘The threat of circulating “revenge porn” would be criminalised and the evidence threshold lowered to bring England and Wales in line with Scottish law, under changes to be proposed by a former Lib Dem cabinet minister.’

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The Guardian, 11th June 2016

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Crown Prosecution Service statement: Operation Lydd – CPS News Brief

‘The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has considered a file of evidence from the Metropolitan Police relating to one suspect in connection with allegations made concerning the movement and alleged ill treatment of Abdel Hakim Belhadj and his wife, Fatima Boudchar, and Sami Al Saadi and his wife and children from countries in South East Asia to Libya in 2004.’

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CPS News Brief, 9th June 2016

Source: http://blog.cps.gov.uk

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New protocol for criminal defence on prosecution ‘failures’ – Law Society’s Gazette

‘A practitioner group is challenging what it claims to be ‘repeated’ failures by prosecutors to disclose information on time by issuing a step-by-step guide for criminal defence solicitors.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 8th June 2016

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101-year-old man in court to face historical child abuse charges – The Guardian

Posted June 6th, 2016 in child abuse, elderly, news, prosecutions by sally

‘A 101-year-old man thought to be the oldest defendant in British legal history has denied committing a string of historical sexual offences against three children.’

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The Guardian, 6th June 2016

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Legal highs ban unenforceable, claim pharmacologists, forensics experts and lawyers – The Independent

Posted May 26th, 2016 in drug abuse, drug offences, enforcement, news, prosecutions by tracey

‘A blanket ban on legal highs has come into force amid warnings it is “unworkable” and drug dealers will be able to escape prosecution.’

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The Independent, 26th May 2016

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Legal high ban: When does the new legislation come into force? How will it work? Are poppers banned? – The Independent

‘The Psychoactive Substances Act will introduce a blanket ban on the production, distribution, sale and supply of legal highs.’

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The Independent, 23rd May 2016

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Children in care: Call to cut prosecutions for minor offences – BBC News

‘Children in care should not be prosecuted for minor offences, a report looking at their over-representation in the criminal justice system says.’

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BBC News, 23rd May 2016

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CPS forced to remind police investigating historical sex abuse to ignore dead suspects – The Independent

Posted May 16th, 2016 in Crown Prosecution Service, news, police, prosecutions, sexual offences by sally

‘Chief constables have had to be reminded that the dead cannot be charged with criminal offences, after the Crown Prosecution Service complained of receiving a number of requests regarding dead suspects.’

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The Independent, 13th May 2016

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Ted Heath investigation to continue after probe into police misconduct finds no evidence of wrongdoing – The Independent

‘Police have vowed to continue their investigation into allegations of child sex abuse by the late Sir Edward Heath after several people responded to an appeal for information.’

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The Independent, 12th May 2016

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Legal highs brought low as councils employ banning orders to curb use – The Guardian

‘Critics say antisocial behaviour laws used by local authorities ahead of an all-out ban on legal highs have already criminalised vulnerable people ‘by the back door’.’

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The Guardian, 11th May 2016

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Former fashion executive to face no further action over fatal altercation – The Guardian

Posted April 29th, 2016 in assault, news, prosecutions, trespass by tracey

‘A former fashion executive will face no further action after a neighbour who allegedly trespassed at his home was fatally wounded last year.’

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The Guardian, 29th April 2016

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Hillsborough: The remaining questions – Daily Telegraph

‘As the dust settles after an historic victory for the 27 year Hillsborough justice campaign, The Telegraph tackles some of the remaining questions.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th April 2016

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Hillsborough inquest timeline: the long wait for justice – The Guardian

‘The families of the 96 people fatally injured at the 1989 FA Cup semi-final have been fighting for the truth for 27 years.’

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The Guardian, 26th April 2016

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MoD could face manslaughter charges over training deaths following calls it should lose immunity from prosecution – The Independent

‘The British military could face charges of corporate manslaughter under landmark changes in law being proposed by a parliamentary committee.’

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The Independent, 24th April 2016

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We have a stalking law – so why don’t the police use it? – The Guardian

Posted April 20th, 2016 in harassment, news, police, prosecutions, stalking by sally

‘Lily Allen’s awful experience – being stalked, then failed by the criminal justice system – is sadly all too common.’

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The Guardian, 19th April 2016

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Boy aged eight among known potential victims of forced marriage in UK – The Guardian

Posted April 20th, 2016 in children, forced marriages, Islam, news, prosecutions, statistics by sally

‘A boy as young as eight is among scores of children feared by judges to be at risk of forced marriage as official figures reveal police are struggling to bring cases to court.’

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The Guardian, 20th April 2016

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