Are we tough enough on animal cruelty? – BBC News

Posted February 24th, 2017 in animal cruelty, bills, news, sentencing by sally

‘When two brothers who filmed themselves torturing a dog were spared jail it provoked an outcry. Yet England and Wales has the lightest maximum sentence in Europe for animal cruelty offences. Now an MP is hoping to make the law tougher on perpetrators.’

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BBC News, 24th February 2017

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Women who sign up to dating sites are not consenting to sex regardless, judge tells Plenty of Fish rapist – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 24th, 2017 in consent, internet, news, rape, sentencing by sally

‘Women who sign up to dating sites are not consenting to sex, a judge said as he jailed a man for raping a woman he met on Plenty of Fish.’

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd February 2017

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Helen Bailey murder: Ian Stewart jailed for at least 34 years for killing author – The Guardian

Posted February 24th, 2017 in murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘Ian Stewart, the “callous” and “wicked” man who drugged and murdered his fiancee, Helen Bailey, before dumping her body in a cesspit to get his hands on her fortune, has been sentenced to at least 34 years in prison.’

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The Guardian, 23rd February 2017

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Health and safety: Do higher fines and tougher enforcement make for more appeals? – OUT-LAW.com

‘The introduction of the Definitive Sentencing Guideline for Health and Safety, Corporate Manslaughter and Food Safety and Hygiene Offences in February 2016 has resulted in a huge shift in the punishment of safety offences.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 21st February 2017

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Two jailed for ‘brutal’ killing of man with learning difficulties – BBC News

Posted February 21st, 2017 in learning difficulties, murder, news, sentencing, video recordings by sally

‘Two men who used their phones to film themselves brutally attacking a man with learning difficulties have been jailed for his murder.’

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BBC News, 20th February 2017

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Man jailed for shooting cats in Surrey – The Guardian

Posted February 20th, 2017 in animals, criminal damage, fines, firearms, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man has been jailed over a shooting spree that led to one cat’s death and left six others injured.’

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The Guardian, 17th February 2017

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Campaigners call six-month jail terms for animal abusers ‘laughable’ when fly-tippers get five years – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 20th, 2017 in animal cruelty, bills, charities, news, sentencing by sally

‘Animal cruelty should carry a five year maximum jail sentence, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home says as it complains you get longer for fly-tipping.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th February 2016

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Shoplifter spared jail after applying to go on The Jeremy Kyle Show to seek help – Daily Telegraph

‘A serial shoplifter has avoided prison after magistrates heard he is applying to appear on The Jeremy Kyle Show to seek help.’

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Daily Telegraph, 16th February 2017

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DJ jailed for chopping off man’s finger with meat cleaver after he posts video of ‘barbaric’ attack on Snapchat – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 17th, 2017 in news, sentencing, wounding by sally

‘A DJ who cut off a man’s finger with a meat cleaver was caught by his own video when he filmed himself saying: “See that? I chopped that off.”‘

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Daily Telegraph, 16th February 2017

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Drink driver jailed for nine years after routine DNA sample links him to historic kidnap and sex assault – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 16th, 2017 in DNA, kidnapping, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A pensioner arrested for drink driving has been jailed for nine years after a routine DNA sample linked him to the kidnap and sex assault of a young girl more than 15 years ago.’

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Daily Telegraph, 15th February 2017

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Liz Truss rejects calls to cut sentences to reduce prison population – The Guardian

‘The justice secretary, Liz Truss, is to reject making deep cuts in the record 85,000 prison population in England and Wales warning that such “quick fix” solutions would put the public at greater risk.’

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The Guardian, 13th February 2017

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Mum who dumped newborn baby in Wigan hospital toilets spared jail – BBC News

Posted February 14th, 2017 in attempts, birth, infanticide, news, sentencing by sally

‘A mother who was “in denial” about her pregnancy and abandoned her newborn baby boy in a bin in toilets at a hospital has been spared jail.’

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BBC News, 13th February 2017

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Cancer sufferer jailed for 11 years after starting up ‘Breaking Bad’ drugs enterprise – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 14th, 2017 in conspiracy, drug offences, drug trafficking, families, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A former banker, who began supplying crystal meth after being diagnosed with terminal cancer, has been condemned to die in prison after being sentenced to 11-years.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th February 2017

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Boy, 15, jailed for Notting Hill stab murder – BBC News

Posted February 13th, 2017 in London, murder, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

‘A 15-year-boy has been jailed for 13 years for murdering a teenager in an ambush in Notting Hill.’

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BBC News, 10th February 2017

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First man extradited from Pakistan for over a decade jailed for two murders – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted February 10th, 2017 in extradition, murder, news, Pakistan, sentencing by tracey

‘The first man to be extradited to the UK from Pakistan since 2005 has today (8 February) been jailed for life over the murders of two men in Bradford.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 8th February 2017

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Soldier jailed for love rival ambush and attack – BBC News

Posted February 10th, 2017 in attempts, kidnapping, murder, news, offensive weapons, sentencing by tracey

‘A soldier who abducted and stabbed his love rival has been jailed for a minimum of 16 years.’

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BBC News, 9th February 2017

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Nurse spared jail over fatal blood transfusion blunder – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 10th, 2017 in blood products, homicide, news, nurses, sentencing, suspended sentences by tracey

‘A blundering nurse whose patient died after she gave him the wrong type of blood has been spared jail.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th February 2017

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First ‘killer clown’ jailed in UK as prankster admits chasing couple with axe as part of craze – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 9th, 2017 in harassment, news, sentencing by sally

‘An axe-wielding “killer clown” prankster has been jailed after he chased a pregnant woman the night before Halloween.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th February 2017

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Serial child sexual abuser Mark Frost jailed for life – The Guardian

Posted February 9th, 2017 in child abuse, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A serial child abuser who admitted 45 offences going back more than 25 years, and who is feared to have abused many more victims, has been jailed for life, with a minimum term of 16 years.’

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The Guardian, 8th February 2017

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New guidance on imposing community and custodial sentences – Sentencing Council

Posted February 8th, 2017 in community service, courts, press releases, sentencing by tracey

‘The Sentencing Council guideline on imposition is effective in all courts from today, 1 February 2017. This clarifies that suspended sentences should be imposed only when custody is actually intended and not as a more severe form of community order.’

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Sentencing Council, 1st February 2017

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