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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Sean Rigg death: Police officers will not face trial – BBC News

‘The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has said it will not prosecute five police officers over the death in custody of Sean Rigg in 2008.’

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BBC news, 15th September 2016

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Man, 24, is one of the first people jailed for coercive control offences using victimless prosecution – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 12th, 2016 in domestic violence, news, prosecutions, sentencing by sally

‘A 24-year-old who assaulted his girlfriend and stopped her wearing makeup is believed to be the first person to be jailed for coercive control offences using victimless prosecution.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th September 2016

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Rendition victims challenge decision not to prosecute MI6 officer – The Guardian

‘Lawyers representing a Libyan husband and wife who were kidnapped and flown to one of Muammar Gaddafi’s prisons are seeking to overturn a decision that there was insufficient evidence to prosecute a former MI6 officer for his alleged role.’

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The Guardian, 11th September 2016

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Disability hate crime convictions surge by 40 per cent – The Independent

Posted September 9th, 2016 in disabled persons, hate crime, news, prosecutions, statistics by tracey

‘Prosecutions for disability hate crimes surged by more than 40 per cent last year compared to the year before, official figures show. The Attorney General’s Office released statistics showing that the Crown Prosecution Service completed 941 prosecutions for such crimes in 2015/16 compared to 666 in the previous year. Convictions were also up by a similar rate, from 503 to 707, also around a 40 per cent increase.’

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The Independent, 8th September 2016

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Undertaking provided for witnesses in undercover policing inquiry – Attorney General’s Office

Posted September 8th, 2016 in inquiries, investigatory powers, police, press releases, prosecutions, witnesses by tracey

‘Individuals providing certain evidence to the Undercover Policing Inquiry can do so without fear of prosecution.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 6th September 2016

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Sexual offences convictions in England and Wales hit record levels in the past year – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 6th, 2016 in internet, news, prosecutions, sexual offences, statistics by sally

‘The number of prosecutions brought for sexual offences has risen to its highest level ever, jumping 22.5 per cent on last year.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th September 2016

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Revenge porn prosecutions number ‘more than 200’ just 18 months after law change – The Independent

Posted September 6th, 2016 in harassment, news, pornography, prosecutions, reports, sexual offences, statistics by sally

‘More than 200 prosecutions have been brought since new laws to tackle revenge porn were rolled out across the UK, an official report has revealed.’

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The Independent, 6th September 2016

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Hate crimes prosecutions fall despite rise in reporting – BBC News

Posted September 5th, 2016 in hate crime, news, prosecutions, statistics by sally

‘Hate crime prosecutions in England and Wales fell by almost 10% last year even though the number of recorded incidents increased, figures have suggested.’

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BBC News, 4th September 2016

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Decision not to prosecute Sir Cliff Richard in abuse investigation under review – The Guardian

‘The decision not to press charges in the abuse investigation against Sir Cliff Richard is being reviewed.’

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The Guardian, 31st August 2016

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Aviation regulator calls for anyone found carrying laser pointers to be arrested in bid to cut number of attacks on aircraft – The Independent

Posted August 24th, 2016 in aircraft, news, prosecutions, statistics by sally

‘People found carrying powerful laser pointers should be arrested even if they are not using them, the head of the UK’s aviation regulator has said.’

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The Independent, 24th August 2016

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Case dropped in Facebook ‘gun threat’ to Craig Mackinlay MP – BBC News

Posted August 19th, 2016 in internet, malicious communications, news, prosecutions, threatening behaviour by tracey

‘A man accused of posting a threatening message on an MP’s Facebook page days after the killing of politician Jo Cox has had the case against him dropped.’

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BBC News, 18th August 2016

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Peter Sutcliffe could be tried for attacks on up to 13 other victims – Daily Telegraph

‘Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe could face a new trial for a series of previously unsolved attacks on women.’
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Daily Telegraph, 14th August 2016

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Worker rights watchdog fails to bring a single prosecution in a year – The Guardian

Posted August 15th, 2016 in budgets, complaints, employment, enforcement, news, ombudsmen, prosecutions, statistics by sally

‘A workers’ rights watchdog has had its funding cut by more than half since 2010 and has failed to bring a single prosecution in the past year, according to research by Labour.’

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The Guardian, 14th August 2016

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Prosecuting Eleanor de Freitas ended in tragedy. So how do we deal with alleged false reports of rape? – The Guardian

‘The tragic case of Eleanor de Freitas has provided more questions than answers. What should be done about those few cases in which women make false allegations of rape? Should libel courts be used to determine the woman’s guilt in such cases? And how do we ensure that the disproportionate attention in the media regarding false allegations does not lead to an even bleaker outlook than already exists for rape victims seeking justice?’

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The Guardian, 28th July 2016

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Barrister cops double suspension after immigration conviction – Legal Futures

‘A barrister who was convicted last year of practising as an immigration adviser while his registration was suspended, has now been suspended from the Bar as well.’

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legal Futures, 28th July 2016

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