Russell Square stabbings: Zakaria Bulhan detained indefinitely – BBC News

‘A man who admitted killing a US tourist and wounding five others in a rampage in central London last year has been handed an unlimited hospital order.’

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BBC News, 7th February 2017

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Dancers spared jail after blackmailing rugby star Danny Cipriani – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 8th, 2017 in abortion, blackmail, guilty pleas, news, sentencing, suspended sentences by tracey

‘Two dancers have avoided jail for blackmailing former England rugby star Danny Cipriani for thousands of pounds after one of them aborted his child.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th February 2017

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RSPCA will keep powers to prosecute animal abusers, Government rules – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 7th, 2017 in animal cruelty, charities, news, private prosecutions, sentencing by sally

‘The RSPCA will be allowed to continue animal cruelty prosecutions, a report published today has revealed, as MPs’ calls for the charity to be stripped of its powers have been ignored by the Government.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th February 2017

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Ticket inspector attack man jailed after train assault filmed – BBC News

Posted February 7th, 2017 in assault, news, public order, railways, sentencing by sally

‘A fare dodger who attacked a rail ticket inspector has been jailed for 15 weeks.’

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BBC News, 6th February 2017

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Society challenges government’s ‘concern’ for road accident victims – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Plans to increase the small claims limit will create difficulties for road accident victims, the Law Society has warned, as the government begins considering more than 9,000 responses to its proposals for tougher punishment for dangerous drivers.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 3rd February 2017

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Ex-Sheffield City Council boss Roger Dodds jailed for sex abuse – BBC News

Posted February 6th, 2017 in local government, news, sentencing, sexual offences, young persons by sally

‘An ex-council boss who forced teenagers to engage in sex acts to get grant payments has been jailed for 16 years.’

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BBC News, 3rd February 2017

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‘Neknominate’ goldfish swallow pair avoid prison – BBC News

‘A man who swallowed a live goldfish in a drinking dare has been given a suspended prison sentence.’

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BBC News, 3rd February 2017

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People caught shining laser pens at pilots face tougher punishments – The Guardian

Posted February 6th, 2017 in bills, endangering safety of aircraft, news, sentencing, transport by sally

‘People caught shining laser pens at pilots, train drivers or motorists will face tougher fines and jail sentences under new laws proposed by the Department for Transport (DfT).’

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The Guardian, 5th February 2017

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HBOS manager and other City financiers jailed over £245m loans scam – The Guardian

‘A group of bankers who ran an “utterly corrupt scheme” that left hundreds of small business owners “cheated, defeated and penniless” have been sentenced to almost 50 years in jail.’

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The Guardian, 2nd February 2017

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Norma Bell death: Gareth Dack to serve 33 years in jail – BBC News

Posted February 3rd, 2017 in DNA, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A cocaine addict who strangled a foster mother and then tried to cause an explosion to hide evidence has been jailed for a minimum of 33 years.’

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BBC News, 2nd February 2017

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‘Stressed’ GP allowed to keep job despite driving home after drinking almost entire bottle of vodka at surgery – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 1st, 2017 in alcohol abuse, disciplinary procedures, doctors, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A GP who drove home after drinking almost an entire bottle of vodka at his surgery has been allowed to keep his job after medical watchdogs heard he was stressed at looking after 3,500 patients.’

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Daily Telegraph, 31st January 2017

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Former judge and assistant jailed after stealing more than £700,000 – The Guardian

‘A former judge and his law firm assistant have been jailed for six years each after siphoning off almost £700,000 from clients to hide debts, pay for holidays in Barbados and bet on races at Cheltenham.’

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The Guardian, 27th January 2017

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Drunken girl gang jailed after posting sex attack of amateur footballer on Snapchat – Daily Telegraph

‘A drunken gang of girls who took Snapchat photos and videos of a “ritualised humiliation” sex attack on an amateur footballer has been jailed.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th January 2017

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Bath tipper truck crash: haulage company owner and mechanic jailed – The Guardian

Posted January 30th, 2017 in health & safety, homicide, news, road traffic, sentencing by sally

‘The owner of a haulage company and a mechanic have been jailed after a 32-tonne truck with faulty brakes killed four people, including a four-year-old girl, when it careered down a steep hill in Bath.’

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The Guardian, 27th January 2017

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Football fan jailed for pushing man on to Tube track – BBC News

Posted January 30th, 2017 in grievous bodily harm, news, sentencing by sally

‘An England football fan has been jailed for 10 years for pushing a man on to live Tube tracks shortly before a train arrived.’

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BBC News, 27th January 2017

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Judge orders release of woman jailed for non-payment of council tax – Local Government Lawyer

Posted January 27th, 2017 in council tax, debts, imprisonment, news, sentencing by sally

‘A High Court judge has released a woman jailed for failing to pay council tax, saying she should not have been imprisoned.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 26th January 2017

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Becky Morgan: Man jailed for not helping drowning teenager – BBC News

Posted January 27th, 2017 in alcohol abuse, drug abuse, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man has been jailed for killing a 17-year-old woman by not helping her when she fell into the sea.’

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BBC News, January 2017

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Former grammar school boy who did not help drowning teenager whilst high on drink on drugs is jailed for manslaughter – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 27th, 2017 in alcohol abuse, drug abuse, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

‘A grammar school pupil who left his date to drown without helping her after taking a cocktail of drink and drugs has been jailed for manslaughter.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th January 2017

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Company director jailed for rape 26 years later after DNA match when he is arrested over row with teenagers – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 26th, 2017 in assault, DNA, news, rape, sentencing by tracey

‘A businessman has been jailed for raping a woman 26 years ago after police linked him to the crime when he was arrested and had his DNA taken following a row with a group of rowdy teenagers outside his £500,000 home.’

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Daily Telegraph, 25th January 2017

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New sentencing guidelines for magistrates’ courts published – Sentencing Council

Posted January 25th, 2017 in magistrates, press releases, sentencing by tracey

‘The Sentencing Council has published revised guidelines for offences in the Magistrates’ Court Sentencing Guidelines.
The guidelines apply to all offenders aged 18 and older who are sentenced on or after 24 April 2017, regardless of the date of the offence.’

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Sentencing Council, 24th January 2017

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