Britain’s oldest defendant appears in court on historical child sex offences, aged 101 – The Independent

Posted December 6th, 2016 in child abuse, elderly, news, prosecutions, sexual offences by sally

‘A 101-year-old man facing more than 30 historical child sex offences has become the oldest defendant in British legal history.’

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The Independent, 6th December 2016

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Football coach Barry Bennell charged with eight child sex offences – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 30th, 2016 in child abuse, news, prosecutions, sexual offences, sport by tracey

‘Barry Bennell, a former football coach, has been charged with eight offences of sexual assault against a boy.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th November 2017

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Poppi Worthington: CPS backs decision not to charge father over death – The Guardian

Posted November 29th, 2016 in child abuse, Crown Prosecution Service, evidence, inquests, news, prosecutions by sally

‘No criminal charges will be brought over the death of 13-month-old Poppi Worthington, the Crown Prosecution Service has said.’

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The Guardian, 28th November 2016

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Some child sexting cases ‘do not need criminal investigation’ – BBC News

Posted November 25th, 2016 in indecent photographs of children, news, police, pornography, prosecutions by tracey

‘Sexting cases involving children should not always be handled with a full-scale criminal investigation, new police advice says. The College of Policing advises officers to respond “in a proportionate way” to children sharing indecent imagery of themselves or their peers.’

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BBC News, 24th November 2016

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MPs set to ask RSPCA to stop carrying out animal cruelty prosecutions – The Guardian

‘A cross-party committee of MPs is expected to call for the RSPCA to stop implementing private prosecutions for animal cruelty and instead hand evidence over to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).’

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The Guardian, 13th November 2016

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Prosecutors are failing ‘honour’ crime victims, say Met whistleblower – The Guardian

‘Prosecutors are failing to tackle “honour crimes” in British Asian communities for fear of causing unrest, a Scotland Yard whistleblower has said.’

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The Guardian, 8th November 2016

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Teenager summoned to court for feeding McDonald’s chip to pigeon – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 7th, 2016 in environmental protection, fines, litter, news, prosecutions by sally

‘A teenager has been summoned to court for feeding a pigeon a McDonald’s chip.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th November 2016

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CPS decision in Abdel Hakim Belhaj rendition case faces legal challenge – The Guardian

‘The decision by the director of public prosecutions not to charge a former MI6 official for the 2004 abduction and rendition of a Libyan dissident, Abdel Hakim Belhaj, is to be challenged in court.’

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The Guardian, 1st November 2016

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Sharia Courts interfered to protect domestic abusers, MPs told – The Independent

Posted October 31st, 2016 in domestic violence, islamic law, news, prosecutions, select committees by sally

‘A leading British Sharia Council intervened to prevent men accused of domestic violence from facing criminal charges, according to testimony submitted to a Commons Committee.’

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The Independent, 31st October 2016

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The aged accused – Counsel

Posted October 31st, 2016 in child abuse, elderly, news, prosecutions, sexual offences by sally

‘Is it ever too late to prosecute historic allegations? Richard Jory QC and Sam Jones consider whether it’s time for a rethink.’

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Counsel, November 2016

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IPCC to assess Sir Norman Bettison’s Hillsborough book – BBC News

Posted October 24th, 2016 in complaints, inquests, media, news, police, prosecutions, sport, unlawful killing by michael

‘A book by a former chief inspector about his involvement in the 1989 Hillsborough disaster will be assessed by the police watchdog and prosecutors.’

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BBC News, 21st October 2016

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Mandatory order to stop bribery investigation? – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted October 14th, 2016 in bribery, fraud, human rights, judicial review, news, oil wells, prosecutions by sally

‘Soma are investing heavily ($40m spent on seismic work) in looking at oil and gas extraction in Somalia, so it was a bit of a set-back, to say the least, when their “capacity-building” efforts – funding infrastructure in the relevant Ministry – were alleged to fall under the Bribery Act 2010, and this led to a fraud investigation by the UK SFO. The investigations, as investigations do, dragged on, and Soma brought these, somewhat ambitious, proceedings to get an order telling the SFO to stop them.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 13th October 2016

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Sexting between children not automatically a crime, says CPS – The Guardian

Posted October 10th, 2016 in children, harassment, hate crime, internet, news, prosecutions, sexual offences by sally

‘Internet users who post derogatory hashtags or humiliating Photoshopped images could face prosecution under new legal guidelines.’

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The Guardian, 10th October 2016

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Sir Cliff Richard lodges papers suing BBC and police – BBC News

Posted October 7th, 2016 in BBC, Crown Prosecution Service, news, police, prosecutions, sexual offences by tracey

‘Singer Sir Cliff Richard is suing the BBC and South Yorkshire Police after being investigated over allegations of historical sexual assault. Legal papers were filed at the High Court in London on Thursday. They list Sir Cliff as a claimant, and the BBC and chief constable of South Yorkshire Police as defendants.’

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BBC News, 6th October 2016

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FCA increasingly favouring criminal prosecution in insider dealing cases, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

Posted October 3rd, 2016 in financial regulation, insider dealing, news, prosecutions by sally

‘The number of criminal investigations into cases of insider dealing opened by UK regulators increased by 175% over the last financial year and early figures indicate the total for 2016/17 will be higher still, an expert has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 3rd October 2016

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Cyril Smith child abuse case: No further action – BBC News

Posted September 30th, 2016 in child abuse, news, prosecutions, sexual offences by tracey

‘No charges will be brought after a long-running investigation into claims former MP Cyril Smith abused boys.’

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BBC News, 29th September 2016

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Sir Cliff Richard will not be charged after accusers’ appeal is rejected – The Guardian

Posted September 28th, 2016 in appeals, Crown Prosecution Service, news, prosecutions, sexual offences, victims by sally

‘Sir Cliff Richard will not be charged over allegations of historical sexual abuse after a challenge by two of his accusers over the decision not to prosecute was rejected.’

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The Guardian, 27th September 2016

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Only three out of 700 firms prosecuted for paying below minimum wage – The Guardian

Posted September 28th, 2016 in minimum wage, news, prosecutions by sally

‘Just three employers have been prosecuted for paying workers below the minimum wage despite HM Revenue and Customs finding 700 who have broken the law in the past two and a half years.’

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The Guardian, 28th September 2016

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CPS to review Poppi Worthington death – The Guardian

Posted September 26th, 2016 in domestic violence, homicide, inquests, news, prosecutions, sexual offences by sally

‘Prosecutors are re-examining the case of a toddler from Cumbria who died after being sexually assaulted.’

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The Guardian, 23rd September 2016

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Soldiers facing prosecution for Iraq drowning were cleared a decade ago after witnesses were shown to have lied – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 19th, 2016 in armed forces, homicide, Iraq, news, prosecutions, witnesses by tracey

‘Three servicemen who face being prosecuted for manslaughter over the death of an Iraqi teenager were cleared a decade ago, after it emerged that key witnesses had lied about the claims and were paid expenses in exchange for their testimony.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th September 2016

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