Unduly Lenient Sentence scheme ensuring justice for victims of crime and their families – Attorney General’s Office

Posted August 25th, 2016 in appeals, news, sentencing, statistics, victims by sally

‘More than 100 offenders had their prison sentences lengthened following referrals by the Attorney and Solicitor General to the Court of Appeal under the Unduly Lenient Sentence (ULS) scheme during 2015.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 24th August 2016

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Former councillor jailed for supplying false information ahead of election – Local Government Lawyer

Posted August 25th, 2016 in elections, electoral register, fraud, local government, news, sentencing by sally

‘An ex-councillor has been jailed for two months after pleading guilty to supplying false information to an electoral registration officer.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 24th August 2016

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‘Soft’ prison sentences extended after complaints – BBC News

Posted August 25th, 2016 in appeals, complaints, news, sentencing by sally

‘The prison sentences of 102 offenders in England and Wales were extended last year, following complaints the original terms were too soft.’

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BBC News, 25th August 2016

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Man who shot wife at care home sentenced to six years in psychiatric hospital – The Guardian

Posted August 25th, 2016 in care homes, detention, elderly, firearms, homicide, mental health, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who shot his 81-year-old wife dead at a care home has been sentenced to six years in a psychiatric hospital.’

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The Guardian, 24th August 2016

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Flasher chooses to avoid jail when asked to decide his own sentence by judge – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 24th, 2016 in indecent exposure, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A paedophile who flashed a mother at a bus stop chose to avoid going to jail in a bizarre courtroom scene which saw him allowed to raise his hand to choose a sentence.’

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd August 2016

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Man given suspended sentence for death threat to MP – The Guardian

‘A man who sent a threatening voice message to senior Labour MP Ben Bradshaw the day before the killing of parliamentary colleague Jo Cox has been given a suspended sentence.’

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The Guardian, 23rd August 2016

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Dangerous Dogs Act has never worked – Andrew Rosindell MP – BBC News

Posted August 22nd, 2016 in causing death of children or vulnerable adults, dogs, news, sentencing by sally

‘The Dangerous Dogs Act has “never really worked” because it only deals with certain breeds, a Tory MP has said as he called for a review of the law.’

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BBC News, 20th August 2016

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No jail for woman who decapitated snakes with scissors and ate heads – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 22nd, 2016 in animal cruelty, animals, news, sentencing, suspended sentences by sally

‘A woman who decapitated two pet snakes with a pair of scissors and tried to swallow their severed heads while drunk has escaped a prison term.’

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Daily Telegraph, 19th August 2016

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Man who raped pensioner in Purley home jailed for 12 years – BBC News

Posted August 22nd, 2016 in elderly, news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A man who raped a woman in her 70s after barging into her south London home has been jailed for 12 years.’

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BBC News, 19th August 2016

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Best man who swindled £8,000 from stag party jailed for 20 months – The Guardian

Posted August 19th, 2016 in fraud, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A best man who swindled a groom and his friends out of almost £8,000, failed to book flights for a stag do and lied about having terminal cancer has been jailed for 20 months.’

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The Guardian, 18th August 2016

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Two people smugglers jailed – Home Office

Posted August 18th, 2016 in immigration, press releases, sentencing, trafficking in human beings by tracey

‘Two people who attempted to smuggle an Albanian man into the UK via the Channel Tunnel have been jailed for a total of 6 years.’

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Home Office, 16th August 2016

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Sadie Hartley killing: Women jailed for murdering love rival – BBC News

Posted August 18th, 2016 in conspiracy, firearms, murder, news, offensive weapons, sentencing by tracey

‘An obsessive “she devil” who murdered a love rival in a brutal attack she plotted with a friend has been jailed for a minimum of 30 years.’

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BBC News, 17th August 2016

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Radical preacher Anjem Choudary behind bars as police reveal his links to 500 Isil jihadists – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 17th, 2016 in Islam, news, sentencing, terrorism, Uncategorized by sally

‘Britain’s anti-terror laws are under scrutiny following the belated conviction of the hate preacher Anjem Choudary almost 20 years after his terrorism links first emerged.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th August 2016

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Mother jailed for making children have surgery so she could claim benefits – The Guardian

Posted August 16th, 2016 in benefits, child abuse, medical treatment, news, sentencing, social security by sally

‘A mother who lied about her children being ill, forcing them to have surgery as part of a plan to falsely claim benefits, has been jailed for seven-and-a-half years.’

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The Guardian, 15th August 2016

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Nigel Wilkinson jailed: Photographer who drugged and raped two men receives 11 year sentence – The Independent

Posted August 15th, 2016 in DNA, drug offences, evidence, guilty pleas, news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences, victims by sally

‘Nigel Wilkinson, the photographer who drugged and raped two men at his Bristol home, has been jailed for 11 and a half years.’

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The Independent, 12th August 2016

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‘Zombie knives’ ban to come into force – BBC News

‘A ban on the sale of so-called “zombie knives” is set to come into force in England and Wales later this week.’

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BBC News, 15th August 2016

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Two jailed for murder of homeless Salford man – The Guardian

‘Two men have been jailed for the murder of a 23-year-old homeless man in Greater Manchester who was attacked and then set on fire in a tent.’

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The Guardian, 11th August 2016

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Yorkshire Ripper: tribunal rules Peter Sutcliffe can be sent to mainstream prison – The Guardian

Posted August 12th, 2016 in appeals, mental health, murder, news, prisons, sentencing, tribunals by sally

‘The Yorkshire Ripper, Peter Sutcliffe, who murdered 13 women during the 1970s, may be released from Broadmoor, the secure psychiatric hospital, and sent to a mainstream prison after a tribunal concluded his mental illness was under control.’

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The Guardian, 12th August 2016

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Ex-priest Philip Temple jailed for child sex abuse – BBC News

Posted August 11th, 2016 in child abuse, clergy, news, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘A former social worker and Catholic priest has been jailed for 12 years after admitting historical child sex abuse charges dating back to the 1970s.’

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BBC News, 10th August 2016

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Cold case conviction for 1983 child sex attack after DNA match – BBC News

Posted August 5th, 2016 in child abuse, DNA, news, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘A man who kidnapped and seriously sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl 33 years ago, has been jailed for nine years at Bristol Crown Court.’

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BBC News, 4th August 2016

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