Gary Glitter jailed for 16 years – BBC News

Posted February 27th, 2015 in attempts, child abuse, news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘Former pop star Gary Glitter has been jailed for a total of 16 years for sexually abusing three young girls between 1975 and 1980.’

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BBC News, 27th February 2015

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New rules to crackdown on violent prisoners come into force – Attorney General’s Office

Posted February 27th, 2015 in assault, press releases, prisons, prosecutions, sentencing, violence by tracey

‘A significant step forward in the fight against violence in prisons has been taken, with the publication of a joint national protocol.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 27th February 2015

Source: www.gov.uk/ago

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Regina v McDowell; Regina v Singh – WLR Daily

Posted February 26th, 2015 in appeals, confiscation, law reports, licensing, proceeds of crime, sentencing, waste by sally

Regina v McDowell; Regina v Singh [2015] EWCA Crim 173; [2015] WLR (D) 84

‘Where trading receipts were obtained as a result of lawful trading activity rather than a failure to register particulars with the local authority under the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 1964 before carrying on business as a scrap metal dealer, the trading activity was not criminal conduct from which benefit accrued, and the trading receipts were excluded from the criminal lifestyle provisions under section 75(2) of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.’

WLR Daily, 19th February 2015

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‘Big player’ in UK dog fighting jailed after RSPCA probe – BBC News

Posted February 25th, 2015 in animal cruelty, animals, news, sentencing by sally

‘A dog breeder, thought to be a “big player” in British dog fighting, has been jailed and banned from keeping animals.’

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BBC News, 24th February 2015

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Bristol activist jailed for two years for targeting police cars with tyre spikes – The Guardian

Posted February 25th, 2015 in appeals, criminal damage, news, nuisance, police, road traffic, sentencing by sally

‘An environmental activist has been jailed for two years for putting the lives of police officers in danger by targeting patrol cars with homemade tyre-deflation spikes to “give them a taste of their own medicine”.’

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The Guardian, 24th February 2015

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Darren Jeffreys jailed for life for Karen Catherall murder – BBC News

Posted February 25th, 2015 in domestic violence, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A 47-year-old man has been jailed for life for murdering a Flintshire woman he met on a dating website.’

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BBC News, 24th February 2015

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Gateshead TA cadet-beheading threats: Man given suspended jail sentence – BBC News

‘A man who threatened to “chop the heads off” two female cadets on Tyneside has been given a suspended jail sentence.’

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BBC News, 23rd February 2015

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How abuse trial exposed dark secret at top music schools – The Guardian

‘It was the trial of Michael Brewer in 2013 that exposed the dark secret of abuse at some of the UK’s most prestigious music schools. Brewer, a former head of music at Chetham’s in Manchester, was found guilty of indecently assaulting a pupil who was 14 at the time. His victim, Frances Andrade, a gifted violinist, killed herself after giving evidence against him, before he was sentenced to six years in jail.’

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The Guardian, 20th February 2015

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Husband jailed for 15 years after trying to kill nurse – BBC News

Posted February 23rd, 2015 in attempts, domestic violence, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after being found guilty of attempting to murder his wife as she worked in an intensive care unit.’

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BBC News, 20th February 2015

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Top UK music teacher Philip Pickett jailed for 11 years over sex attacks in sound-proof Guildhall practice rooms – The Independent

‘A former Guildhall School of Music teacher who lured his female pupils into soundproof practice rooms before he raped and abused them has been jailed for 11 years.’

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The Independent, 20th February 2015

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Number of jailed mothers is a ‘litany of despair’ – The Independent

Posted February 23rd, 2015 in children, domestic violence, drug abuse, families, mental health, news, prisons, sentencing, women by sally

‘The number of women imprisoned in Britain every year represents a “litany of despair”, Nick Clegg will say tomorrow, in a tacit admission that the coalition has failed to tackle high rates of female incarceration.’

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The Independent, 22nd February 2015

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R (James) v HM Prison Birmingham and others – WLR Daily

R (James) v HM Prison Birmingham and others [2015] EWCA Civ 58; [2015] WLR (D) 59

‘There was no obligation on a judge to deduct from a term of imprisonment the time spent on remand by a person arrested under section 43 of the Policing and Crime Act 2009 for breach of a final gang injunction order under sections 34 to 36 of the 2009 Act, and subsequently imprisoned for contempt of court pursuant to section 14 of the Contempt of Court Act 1981 and section 120 of the County Courts Act 1984.’

WLR Daily, 9th February 2015

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Bridegroom who couldn’t remember the name of the woman he planned to marry is jailed for attempting to break UK immigration laws – The Independent

Posted February 17th, 2015 in conspiracy, fraud, immigration, marriage, news, sentencing by sally

‘A bridegroom who couldn’t remember the name of the woman he planned to marry has been jailed for attempting to undergo a bogus wedding to cheat immigration laws.’

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The Independent, 13th February 2015

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Judge brands rape victim ‘foolish’ for drinking too much – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 16th, 2015 in alcohol abuse, consent, Crown Prosecution Service, news, rape, sentencing, victims by sally

‘Mr Justice Males describes rape victim as ‘very unwise” for drinking so much in a nightclub she was raped by two men.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th February 2015

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Tax authorities should prosecute evaders, says Keir Starmer – The Guardian

Posted February 16th, 2015 in banking, fraud, news, select committees, sentencing, tax evasion, taxation, whistleblowers by sally

‘Criminal prosecution for tax evasion should become the default position of the tax authorities, Keir Starmer, the former director of public prosecutions, has said, as HM Revenue and Customs came under further scrutiny over whether it responded to an email from a French whistleblower setting out details of the scale of tax evasion by HSBC.’

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The Guardian, 13th February 2015

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Tina Love jailed over Butlins nose-bite panto attack – BBC News

Posted February 16th, 2015 in assault, grievous bodily harm, holidays, news, sentencing by sally

‘A woman who bit off part of another woman’s nose at Butlins during a children’s pantomime has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 13th February 2015

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Birmingham PE teacher Marcus Marcussen jailed for abuse – BBC News

Posted February 13th, 2015 in child abuse, news, sentencing, sexual offences, teachers by tracey

‘A retired PE teacher has been jailed for nine years for sexually abusing schoolboys nearly 60 years ago.’

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BBC News, 13th February 2015

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No more ‘early release’ for child rapists and terrorists – Ministry of Justice

Posted February 13th, 2015 in child abuse, early release, rape, sentencing, terrorism, Uncategorized by tracey

‘Child rapists and terrorists will no longer be automatically released half-way through their sentence, as part of a range of tough new laws that have received Royal Assent today.’

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Ministry of Justice, 12th February 2015

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Children’s doctor jailed for 18 years for indecently assaulting girls at Jimmy Savile hospital – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 13th, 2015 in child abuse, doctors, news, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘A former children’s doctor convicted of sexually assaulting young girls at Stoke Mandeville Hospital during the 70s and 80s has been jailed for 18 years.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th February 2015

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Paramedic sentenced over Walsall Manor Hospital death – BBC News

‘A paramedic has been sentenced for failing in his duty after the death of a man who collapsed outside a hospital.’

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BBC News, 11th February 2015

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