New sentencing proposals emphasise seriousness of knife and gun robberies – Sentencing Council

Posted October 22nd, 2014 in criminal justice, firearms, news, psychiatric damage, robbery, sentencing by sally

‘Today [21 October], the Sentencing Council has published its proposals for how robbers should be sentenced by the courts.’

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Sentencing Council, 21st October 2014

Source: http://sentencingcouncil.judiciary.gov.uk

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Can the PM Go to War? – BBC Law in Action

Posted October 22nd, 2014 in internet, news, sentencing, war by sally

‘The House of Lords votes this week on a government proposal to increase the sentence for internet trolling to two years. We ask Baroness Deech QC – herself a victim of trolling – what she thinks of the idea.’

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BBC Law in Action, 21st October 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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British Jihadists and treason – UK Human Rights Blog

‘The news last week was that the Foreign Secretary has proposed a revival of a fourteenth century statute in order to prosecute British jihadists who travel to Iraq or Syria to fight. Cries of foul are coming from the usual quarters, and there’s even a protest that the Strasbourg Court would object, which, given the current controversy surrounding that tribunal, may be a good reason in itself for such a move.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 21st October 2014

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Should muggers go to prison? – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 22nd, 2014 in news, prisons, sentencing, theft by sally

‘Whatever happened to locking them up and throwing away the key? But the evidence suggests prison encourages re-offending.’

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Daily Telegraph, 21st October 2014

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Vicky Davies jailed for 12 weeks for abusing 999 service – BBC News

Posted October 22nd, 2014 in emergency services, hospitals, medicines, news, sentencing by sally

‘A woman who called the emergency services 200 times in two years with fake symptoms to get pain medication was “depleting life-saving resources” from the health service, say officials.’

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BBC News, 21st October 2014

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Man found guilty of attempted murder over London hammer attack – The Guardian

Posted October 22nd, 2014 in attempts, burglary, conspiracy, murder, news, sentencing, violence by sally

‘A man who savagely beat three sisters in a “sustained and vicious” hammer attack as they slept with their young children in a luxury London hotel has been found guilty of attempted murder.’

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The Guardian, 21st October 2014

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A sixth of foreign criminals absconded before being deported from UK – The Guardian

Posted October 22nd, 2014 in criminal justice, deportation, immigration, news, reports, sentencing by sally

‘One in six foreign offenders living in the community have absconded, including 58 dangerous individuals who have been missing since 2010, the National Audit Office has revealed.’

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The Guardian, 22nd October 2014

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Man sentenced to 21 years in prison for knifepoint rape of online date – The Independent

Posted October 22nd, 2014 in harassment, internet, news, rape, sentencing by sally

‘A man who brutally raped a woman at knifepoint, whom he had met on a dating website, has been sentenced to 21 years in jail.’

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The Independent, 21st October 2014

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Dave Lee Travis sentence ‘not unduly lenient’ – The Guardian

Posted October 21st, 2014 in appeals, news, sentencing, sexual offences, suspended sentences by sally

‘Disgraced DJ Dave Lee Travis’s three-month suspended sentence for indecent assault will not be referred to the court of appeal, the attorney general has said.’

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The Guardian, 21st October 2014

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Who, what, why: What laws currently cover trolling? – BBC News

‘Internet trolls could face two years in jail under new laws. But how does the British legal system currently police online abuse, asks Tom de Castella.’

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BBC News, 20th October 2014

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Man jailed for antisemitic tweet to Labour MP – The Guardian

Posted October 21st, 2014 in guilty pleas, internet, malicious communications, news, racism, sentencing by sally

‘An internet troll accused of sending an antisemitic message to Labour MP Luciana Berger has been sentenced to four weeks in prison at Merseyside magistrates court.’

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The Guardian, 20th October 2014

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Robbery sentences: Gun and knife use ‘should be penalised’ – BBC News

Posted October 21st, 2014 in consultations, firearms, news, offensive weapons, robbery, sentencing, victims by sally

‘Robbers who use or threaten to use guns and knives during crimes in England and Wales should expect to receive tougher jail sentences, new proposals suggest.’

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BBC News, 21st October 2014

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Newcastle University student Vladimir Aust jailed over bomb scare – BBC News

Posted October 20th, 2014 in explosives, news, sentencing, terrorism, universities by sally

‘A 19-year-old Russian student who sparked a major scare after making explosives in his room has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 17th October 2014

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Elvis impersonator Derrel Weaver jailed over guns offences – BBC News

Posted October 20th, 2014 in firearms, news, sentencing by sally

‘An Elvis impersonator who sparked a 24-hour armed police manhunt that led to a primary school being closed has been jailed for illegal gun possession.’

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BBC News, 17th October 2014

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Maesbrook gatecrashers jailed for violent disorder – BBC News

Posted October 20th, 2014 in news, sentencing, violent disorder by sally

‘A gang of 10 men who gatecrashed a teenager’s house party in what a judge described as “the spirit of the mob” have been jailed for violent disorder.’

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BBC News, 17th October 2014

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Internet trolls face four times longer in jail, Chris Grayling pledges – The Guardian

‘Internet trolls who spread “venom” on social media could be jailed for up to two years, the justice secretary Chris Grayling has said as he announced plans to quadruple the maximum prison sentence.’

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The Guardian, 19th October 2014

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Cellar slave girl: Salford couple must pay victim £100,000 – BBC News

‘A deaf girl from Pakistan kept as a slave for nine years by a millionaire couple from Salford is to receive £100,000 in compensation.’

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BBC News, 15th October 2014

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‘Prolific’ thief banned from all London drinking venues for 25 years in first Asbo of its kind – The Independent

Posted October 16th, 2014 in ASBOs, licensed premises, London, news, recidivists, sentencing, theft by sally

‘A man has been banned from every drinking establishment in Greater London for 25 years after admitting numerous thefts.’

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The Independent, 15th October 2014

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Pilot jailed for £30m mortgage fraud – BBC News

Posted October 15th, 2014 in accountants, conspiracy, fraud, mortgages, news, sentencing, solicitors by sally

‘A former Virgin Atlantic pilot has been jailed for 14 years for committing a £30m mortgage fraud in Berkshire.’

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BBC News, 14th October 2014

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Jail for masterminds of £21m pyramid scheme with 10,000 victims – The Independent

Posted October 14th, 2014 in consumer protection, fraud, news, retrials, sentencing by sally

‘Two “greedy” women who masterminded a £21m get-rich-quick pyramid scheme that fleeced at least 10,000 victims wept yesterday as they were jailed for six months.’

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The Independent, 13th October 2014

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