Driving offences and penalties relating to causing death or serious injury – Ministry of Justice

Posted December 5th, 2016 in careless driving, consultations, dangerous driving, news, sentencing by sally

‘The government recognises that there is public concern about sentencing for offenders who kill or seriously injure others on the road and is committed to making sure that the legislative framework that the courts operate within reflects the seriousness of offending and the culpability of the offender.’

Consultation

Ministry of Justice, 5th December 2016

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

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Patrick Adams jailed for nine years for shooting man ‘he labelled a grass’ – The Guardian

Posted December 5th, 2016 in grievous bodily harm, news, sentencing by sally

‘A member of a crime family who shot an associate he had apparently accused of being a “grass” has been sentenced to nine years in prison.’

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The Guardian, 2nd December 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Rotherham man jailed for ‘hideous’ child sex offences – BBC News

Posted December 5th, 2016 in child abuse, news, rape, sentencing, sexual grooming, sexual offences by sally

‘An 18-year-old man who groomed, raped and abused seven girls in a series of “hideous” sex attacks has been jailed for nine years.’

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BBC News, 2nd December 2016

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PC axe attacker Nathan Sumner jailed for 15 years – BBC News

Posted December 5th, 2016 in grievous bodily harm, news, police, sentencing by sally

‘A man who attacked a policewoman with an axe has been jailed for 15 years.’

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BBC News, 2nd December 2016

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Dangerous drivers who kill could face life in prison – BBC News

Posted December 5th, 2016 in dangerous driving, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

‘Drivers who cause death by dangerous or careless driving could get life in prison under new government proposals.’

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BBC News, 4th December 2016

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Father who raped daughter ‘almost daily’ jailed for 14 years – The Independent

Posted December 2nd, 2016 in child abuse, domestic violence, news, rape, sentencing by sally

‘A father who raped his daughter “almost daily” has been jailed for 14 years.’

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The Independent, 30th November 2016

Source: www.independent.co.uk

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Our prisons are overflowing with immature and vulnerable men – The Guardian

‘Young men don’t mature psychologically until their mid-20s. Condemning so many to the toxic environment of our jails is a recipe for reoffending and suicide.’

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The Guardian, 1st December 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Lord Chief Justice: Community service is not tough enough and needs to be a more visible punishment – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 1st, 2016 in community service, judges, news, penalties, prisons, rehabilitation, sentencing by sally

‘Community service is not tough enough and needs to be a more visible punishment, Britain’s most senior judge has suggested as he says offenders view non-jail sentences as “getting off” free.’

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Daily Telegraph, 30th November 2016

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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Fraudster jailed for conning Sam Allardyce and West Ham staff – The Guardian

Posted November 28th, 2016 in fraud, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A fraudster who conned Premier League football stars including former England manager Sam Allardyce out of thousands of pounds has been jailed for four years.’

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The Guardian, 25th November 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Serial killer Stephen Port jailed for rape drug murders – BBC News

Posted November 25th, 2016 in murder, news, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘A “wicked and monstrous” serial killer who poisoned four young men with lethal doses of a date rape drug has been given a whole life prison term.’

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BBC News, 25th November 2016

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Sentencing Council publishes drug driving guidance – Sentencing Council

Posted November 24th, 2016 in drug offences, news, road traffic offences, sentencing by tracey

‘Today the Sentencing Council is launching guidance for sentencing cases of “drug driving”. The guidance is to assist those sentencing offences of driving, attempting to drive or being in charge of a motor vehicle with a concentration of a specified controlled drug in the body above the specified limit (Section 5A Road Traffic Act 1988).’

Full guidance

Sentencing Council, 17th November 2016

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

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Jo Cox: Man jailed for ‘terrorist’ murder of MP – BBC News

Posted November 24th, 2016 in murder, news, parliament, sentencing, terrorism by tracey

‘Thomas Mair has been jailed for life after being found guilty of the murder of Labour MP Jo Cox.’

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BBC News, 23rd November 2016

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Teenager jailed for 16 years after murdering senior civil servant – The Guardian

Posted November 24th, 2016 in murder, news, sentencing, young offenders by tracey

‘A teenager has been jailed for at least 16 years after being found guilty of murdering a high-ranking civil servant after they met via the gay social networking app Grindr.’

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The Guardian, 23rd November 2016

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Man found guilty of punching five-day-old baby in the face – The Independent

Posted November 24th, 2016 in assault, child abuse, compensation, costs, fines, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A man has been found guilty of punching a five-day-old baby girl in the face.’

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The Independent, 23rd November 2016

Source: www.independent.co.uk

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Members of £2 million cold call gang jailed – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted November 23rd, 2016 in conspiracy, fraud, press releases, sentencing, telecommunications by tracey

‘Two members of a gang who defrauded more than £2 million from members of the public in a large-scale cold-calling fraud have been jailed, bringing the total number of people sent to prison to eight.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 21st November 2016

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

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Serving prisoner to spend longer in prison after sexually assaulting another inmate – Attorney General’s Office

Posted November 23rd, 2016 in press releases, prisons, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘Court of Appeal has increased the sentence of serving prisoner following Attorney General referral.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 22nd November 2016

Source: www.gov.uk/ago

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Spalding teenage couple’s murder sentences referred to Attorney General as ‘unduly lenient’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 23rd, 2016 in appeals, murder, news, sentencing, young offenders by tracey

‘The 20-year minimum terms handed to a teenage couple – believed to be Britain’s youngest double-murderers – for the brutal “executions” of a mother and her daughter have been referred to the Attorney General for being “unduly lenient”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd November 2016

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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Top judge urges tougher community service as alternative to prison – The Guardian

‘Fewer criminals should be jailed and tougher community punishments developed as an alternative to imprisonment, the lord chief justice has urged.’

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The Guardian, 22nd November 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Man jailed for 10 months finds himself still in prison 11 years later – The Independent

Posted November 21st, 2016 in mental health, news, parole, sentencing by sally

‘The Imprisonment for Public Protection scheme was scrapped in 2012 after it emerged it was being used more widely than intended.’

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The Independent, 19th November 2016

Source: www.independent.co.uk

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Two jailed for Ali Qasemi pizza delivery killing – BBC News

Posted November 21st, 2016 in homicide, news, robbery, sentencing by sally

‘Two men who killed a takeaway delivery driver in a “snatch-and-grab” robbery for three pizzas have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 18th November 2016

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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