Repeat knife offenders face new minimum prison term – Ministry of Justice

Posted July 3rd, 2015 in offensive weapons, press releases, recidivists, sentencing by tracey

‘Minimum prison sentences for offenders who repeatedly carry knives will come into effect from 17 July 2015.’

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Ministry of Justice, 3rd July 2015

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice

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A New Sentencing Code for England and Wales – Law Commission

Posted July 3rd, 2015 in consultations, press releases, sentencing by tracey

‘Today we are publishing the first consultation in our project to create a New Sentencing Code for England and Wales.’

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Law Commission, 1st July 2015

Source: www.lawcommission.justice.gov.uk

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Redditch man sees sentence doubled to 20 years’ imprisonment for multiple rapes – Attorney General’s Office

Posted July 3rd, 2015 in appeals, press releases, rape, sentencing by tracey

‘Appeal Court increases the 10 year rape sentence of John Dennis to 20 years after ruling the original sentence unduly lenient.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 1st July 2015

Source: www.gov.uk/ago

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Fruit farm manager jailed over deaths of men who ‘scuba dived’ for apples – The Guardian

‘A fruit farm manager has been jailed for the manslaughter of two workers who died after climbing into a sealed storage unit to collect the best apples for a competition.’

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The Guardian, 1st July 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Father jailed for forcing 14-year-old daughter to marry 30-year-old in Manchester who sexually abused her – The Independent

Posted July 1st, 2015 in children, forced marriages, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A father has been jailed for forcing his daughter to marry a 30-year-old man on her 14th birthday.’

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The Independent, 1st July 2015

Source: www.independent.co.uk

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Alison Morrison murder: Trevor Gibbon jailed for 28 years – BBC News

Posted July 1st, 2015 in complaints, harassment, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who murdered his neighbour in “a merciless act of vengeance” after a campaign of harassment has been jailed for 28 years.’

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BBC News, 30th June 2015

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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‘Inept’ head of family drug-dealing gang sentenced to nine years in jail – The Guardian

Posted June 29th, 2015 in benefits, conspiracy, drug trafficking, news, sentencing by sally

‘A couple who were part of a family-run multimillion-pound drugs ring spent £40,000 on their wedding and lived a lavish lifestyle while still claiming benefits, a court heard.’

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The Guardian, 26th June 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Sadie Jenkins given supervision order for slitting children’s throats – BBC News

‘A woman who slit the throats of two children has been given a two-year supervision order.’

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BBC News, 26th June 2015

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Broadmoor nurse who sold stories about killers is jailed – BBC News

‘A mental health nurse at Broadmoor hospital who sold stories about patients has been jailed for two years.’

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BBC News, 27th June 2015

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Men given 28 years in prison for Wrexham crossbow murder – BBC News

Posted June 26th, 2015 in murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘Two men have been jailed for at least 28 years for murdering a Wrexham man with a crossbow.’

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BBC News, 25th June 2015

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Gatecrasher who stabbed retired soldier in head guilty of murder after he dies five years later – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 25th, 2015 in murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘Joseph Moran facing up to life imprisonment as he is convicting of murdering Fred Sluggett, who was left a ‘shell’ of a man after attack at home.’

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Daily Telegraph, 24th June 2015

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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Alexander McDonald given 30 years for mother’s murder – BBC News

Posted June 25th, 2015 in alcohol abuse, drug abuse, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who strangled and stabbed his mother in a frenzied attack while high on drink and drugs has been jailed for a minimum of 30 years.’

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BBC News, 24th June 2015

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Asbo dwarf jailed after impersonating a Dalek and threatening woman with a butterknife – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 24th, 2015 in ASBOs, disabled persons, news, sentencing, threatening behaviour by sally

‘Court hears Ian Salter-Bromley, 55, stuck a sucker dart on his forehead and filled his mouth with dominoes before shouting: ‘Exterminate! Exterminate!”
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Daily Telegraph, 23rd June 2015

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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London Underground worker jailed for falsely claiming she was raped – The Independent

Posted June 24th, 2015 in news, perverting the course of justice, rape, sentencing by sally

‘A London Underground worker, who falsely claimed she was raped after a night out, has been jailed for eight months for perverting the course of justice, with the judge adding she had “let down genuine rape victims.”’

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The Independent, 23rd June 2015

Source: www.independent.co.uk

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Edmonton beheading trial: Nicholas Salvador to be detained indefinitely in high-security psychiatric hospital following not guilty verdict – The Independent

Posted June 24th, 2015 in homicide, mental health, news, sentencing by sally

‘The man who beheaded an elderly great-grandmother in a London suburb last year has been found not guilty – but will be confined in a high-security psychiatric hospital for life.’

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The Independent, 23rd June 2015

Source: www.independent.co.uk

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Homeless man jailed for murder of Chelmsford man Colin Evans – BBC News

Posted June 23rd, 2015 in murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A homeless man who brutally murdered a cafe worker who had “befriended” him has been jailed for more than 20 years.’

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BBC News, 22nd June 2015

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‘Globe-trotting granny’ angler netted £45k in benefit claims – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 23rd, 2015 in benefits, fraud, news, sentencing, social security, suspended sentences by tracey

‘Benefit cheat Heather Rimmer, 61 flew to exotic oceans to reel in the giant fish while claiming she was too ill to work.’

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd June 2015

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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Bedford cannabis joint row killer jailed – BBC News

Posted June 23rd, 2015 in drug abuse, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A man who stabbed his friend to death in an argument about a cannabis joint has been jailed for life.’

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BBC News, 22nd June 2015

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Woman sentenced for pretending to be a barrister – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted June 19th, 2015 in forgery, impersonating a barrister, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A former Guildford Borough Councillor has been sentenced to 14 months imprisonment, suspended for two years, after pleading guilty to forging her qualifications and claiming to be a qualified barrister.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 15th June 2015

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

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Bartle Frere, ex-BA pilot, jailed for child sex abuse – BBC News

Posted June 18th, 2015 in child abuse, news, retrials, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A paedophile who carried out child sex crimes during stopovers while working as a British Airways pilot has been jailed for 12 years and six months.

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BBC News, 17th June 2015

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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