Three men found guilty of helping teenage jihadi travel from UK to Syria – The Guardian

Posted February 11th, 2016 in news, sentencing, terrorism by sally

‘Three young British men have been found guilty of encouraging and helping a 17-year-old boy to join Islamic State by supplying him with money, equipment, expertise and contacts.’

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The Guardian, 10th February 2016

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Crackdown on ‘one third discounts’ for criminals who admit guilt – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 11th, 2016 in consultations, guilty pleas, news, sentencing by sally

‘Offenders will have to plead guilty at the earliest opportunity to secure the biggest discount on their jail sentence under new proposals.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th February 2016

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Manchester man jailed for life for ‘body in the boot’ murder – The Guardian

Posted February 10th, 2016 in murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man has been sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty of strangling a vulnerable woman with her hair straighteners and then driving around with her body in the boot of his car for several days.’

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The Guardian, 9th February 2016

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Pilot ‘Biggles’ jailed over £33m cocaine smuggling ring – The Guardian

Posted February 10th, 2016 in aircraft, conspiracy, drug trafficking, money laundering, news, sentencing by sally

‘A pilot nicknamed Biggles has been jailed for 19 years for smuggling £33.5m worth of cocaine into Britain.’

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The Guardian, 9th February 2016

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Police officers jailed over Bijan Ebrahimi murder case – The Guardian

Posted February 9th, 2016 in misfeasance in public office, news, police, racism, sentencing by sally

‘A police constable and a community support officer who failed in their duty to protect a disabled refugee before he was murdered by a misguided vigilante have been sent to prison.’

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The Guardian, 9th February 2016

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Keighley abuse: Twelve men jailed for sexually exploiting girl – BBC News

Posted February 9th, 2016 in conspiracy, gangs, news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘Twelve men who sexually exploited a vulnerable teenage girl in West Yorkshire have received jail sentences of up to 20 years.’

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BBC News, 8th February 2016

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Jordan Watson death trio sentenced – BBC News

Posted February 9th, 2016 in accomplices, conspiracy, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A knife-obsessed man who murdered a 14-year-old boy whose girlfriend he was infatuated with has been jailed for life, along with his accomplice.’

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BBC News, 8th February 2016

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Update to Sexual offences definitive guideline – Sentencing Council

Posted February 8th, 2016 in codes of practice, news, sentencing, sexual offences, young offenders by tracey

‘The sentencing guideline on the sentencing of sexual offences has been updated to take account of legislative changes to sections 48, 49, and 50 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003. The changes relate to a change in terminology and now use the term “sexual exploitation of a child” to replace references to “child prostitution” and “child pornography”. The changes are on pages 89 to 94 of the guideline.’

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Sentencing Council, 5th February 2016

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Lowestoft man jailed for raping 12-year-old he met online – BBC News

Posted February 8th, 2016 in child abuse, internet, news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘A man who raped a 12-year-old girl he had groomed on social media has been jailed for eight years.’

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BBC News, 6th February 2016

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Man who stole grieving father’s laptop at funeral of his six-year-old son sentenced to four and a half years – The Independent

Posted February 4th, 2016 in news, sentencing, theft by tracey

‘A thief who stole a grieving father’s laptop from the funeral of his six-year-old has been jailed for four years.’

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The Independent, 3rd February 2016

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Heathrow 13: Jailing peaceful protesters would be ‘unprecedented’ attack on dissent, judge told – The Independent

‘A judge has been urged not to act on her threat to jail 13 peaceful environmental protesters – as campaigners warn that the British legal system’s long-standing tolerance towards non-violent direct action is under threat.’

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The Independent, 2nd February 2016

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Mechanic jailed for rape and murder of trainee lawyer – The Guardian

Posted February 2nd, 2016 in murder, news, rape, sentencing by sally

‘A mechanic has been jailed for a minimum of 27 years for raping and strangling a trainee lawyer in an act of “unspeakable wickedness”.’

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The Guardian, 1st February 2016

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Luxury car ‘ringing’ gang jailed – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 2nd, 2016 in conspiracy, gangs, news, sentencing by sally

‘Police recover vehicles worth more than £1.5 million after smashing the car ringing gang which was being orchestrated from a prison cell.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st February 2016

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Adrian Fantanaru lured to meet girl in Luton by ‘vigilantes’ – BBC News

Posted February 1st, 2016 in child abuse, children, news, sentencing, sexual grooming, sexual offences by tracey

‘A man has been jailed for 27 months after being lured by “vigilantes” to meet a fictional 14-year-old girl at a railway station.’

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BBC News, 30th January 2016

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Maoist cult leader jailed for 23 years as ‘slave’ daughter goes public – The Guardian

Posted January 29th, 2016 in child cruelty, false imprisonment, news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘The “slave” daughter of the Maoist cult leader Aravindan Balakrishnan has revealed her identity for the first time as her father was jailed for 23 years for her imprisonment and repeated sex attacks on other followers.’

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The Guardian, 29th January 2016

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Men jailed for IS promotion outside Topshop in Oxford Street – BBC News

Posted January 29th, 2016 in news, proscribed organisations, sentencing, terrorism by tracey

‘Two men from Luton have been jailed for promoting the so-called Islamic State outside Topshop in London’s Oxford Street.’

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BBC News, 29th January 2016

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Sentencing Council launches new definitive guideline for sentencing robbery – Sentencing Council

Posted January 29th, 2016 in news, robbery, sentencing by tracey

‘The Sentencing Council has published a new guideline for judges and magistrates on the sentencing of robbery. The new guideline, which has been issued following a public consultation, will come into effect on 1 April 2016.’

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Sentencing Council, 28th January 2016

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Dianne Spragg jailed for stealing £79k from legal clients – BBC News

Posted January 29th, 2016 in cheques, forgery, fraud, law firms, news, sentencing, theft by tracey

‘A legal secretary who stole nearly £79,000 from vulnerable clients and spent it on shopping sprees has been jailed for two and a half years.’

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BBC News, 28th January 2016

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Voyeur who filmed women in Winter Wonderland toilets given suspended sentence – The Independent

Posted January 28th, 2016 in costs, news, sentencing, suspended sentences, voyeurism by sally

‘A Christmas theme park worker who used his smartphone to secretly film women in the toilets at the tourist attraction has been given a suspended jail sentence.’

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The Independent, 27th January 2016

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Man sentenced to six weeks imprisonment for harassing victim because of disability – CPS News Brief

‘A 25 year old man who used social media to harass a man because of his disability has been sentenced to six weeks imprisonment.’

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CPS News Brief, 27th January 2016

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