Former solicitor is told he should be ‘grateful’ that vigilante paedophile hunter caught him – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 30th, 2015 in attempts, child abuse, fraud, internet, news, sentencing, sexual grooming by sally

‘Martin Currier, 51, went to meet a 13-year-old girl he met online but was confronted by famed paedophile vigilante Stinson Hunter who reported him to police.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th March 2015

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Operation Elveden: Court quashes reporter’s conviction – BBC News

‘An ex-News of the World reporter who was found guilty of paying a prison officer for information has had their conviction quashed.’

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BBC News, 27th March 2015

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Woman given suspended sentence for funding jihadi boyfriend in Syria – The Guardian

Posted March 30th, 2015 in news, sentencing, terrorism, war, women by sally

‘An “immature and naive” young woman who was strung along by her jihadi boyfriend wept in court as she was told she would not go to prison for agreeing to send him money.’

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The Guardian, 27th March 2015

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Man jailed after shooting a police officer – BBC News

Posted March 30th, 2015 in accidents, firearms, grievous bodily harm, news, police, road traffic, sentencing by sally

‘A man has been jailed for 12 years for shooting a police officer in south-east London following a car crash.’

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BBC News, 28th March 2015

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Jail for thief who tried to sell secret nuclear submarine documents – The Guardian

Posted March 26th, 2015 in burglary, confidentiality, documents, intelligence services, news, sentencing, theft by sally

‘A factory worker who stole restricted documents about British nuclear submarines and tried to sell them to an eastern European government has been jailed for four and a half years.’

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The Guardian, 25th March 2015

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Life imprisonment possible for breach of new Computer Misuse Act rules from 3 May – OUT-LAW.com

Posted March 25th, 2015 in computer crime, imprisonment, news, sentencing by sally

‘People who cause “serious damage” to computer systems in the UK could be sentenced to life imprisonment under a change to the law set to come into force in May.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 24th March 2015

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Man jailed over ‘ferocious’ Brixton stabbing murder – BBC News

‘A man who killed his ex-wife and seriously injured two other women, including his ex-girlfriend, in a “ferocious stabbing spree”, has been jailed for life.’

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BBC News, 24th March 2015

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New sentencing measures to take effect next month – Ministry of Justice

‘A series of tougher sentencing measures, new criminal offences and a more balanced judicial review system will come into force when the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 takes effect on 13 April.’

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Ministry of Justice, 20th March 2015

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Justice body needs ‘bolder approach’ say MPs – BBC News

‘A public body that reviews miscarriages of justice should be “bolder” and refer more cases to the Court of Appeal, a group of MPs has said.’

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BBC News, 25th March 2015

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Kittens killer John Akrill jailed – BBC News

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

‘A man has been jailed for 20 weeks for killing four eight-week-old kittens and dumping them in a bin.’

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BBC News, 25th March 2015

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Woman jailed for pouring scalding water over husband – The Guardian

‘A woman who poured scalding water over her husband after he failed to satisfy her “unrealistic” financial demands has been jailed for four years.’

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The Guardian, 24th March 2015

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Abattoir boss fined £8,000 over horsemeat charges – The Guardian

Posted March 24th, 2015 in fines, food, forgery, news, sentencing, suspended sentences by sally

‘A slaughterhouse boss has become the first person to be sentenced in connection with the horsemeat scandal that rocked British supermarkets in 2013.’

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The Guardian, 23rd March 2015

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Taunton street preacher convicted for homophobic sermon – BBC News

‘A Christian street preacher has been convicted of delivering homophobic sermons in the middle of a high street.’

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BBC News, 23rd March 2015

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Maurice McCullough, 75, posed as 16-year-old to groom girl for sex – BBC News

Posted March 24th, 2015 in elderly, incitement, news, sentencing, sexual grooming, sexual offences by sally

‘A 75-year-old man who posed as a 16-year-old boy on social media to groom a young girl into have sex with him has been jailed for 10 years.’

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BBC News, 23rd March 2015

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Regina v Doran and another – WLR Daily

Regina v Doran and another [2015] EWCA Crim 384; [2015] WLR (D) 129

‘A surveillance operation mounted by Revenue and Customs because they suspected that a consignment of cigarettes were being imported with the purpose of evading the duty payable did not result in a disconnection between the goods and the importers. Revenue and Customs were thereby monitoring the import, not controlling it, so that a judge was entitled to find that the importers were “holding” the goods within the meaning of regulation 13(1) of the Tobacco Products Regulations 2001 and, by that means, were retaining their connection with the goods at the excise duty point.’

WLR Daily, 17th March 2015

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Alex Peguero Sosa death: Lee Dent jailed for murder – BBC News

‘A man has been jailed for murdering a teenage footballer by stabbing him in the neck with a broken bottle.’

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BBC News, 20th March 2015

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Nigel Roach gets life for trying to kill partner – BBC News

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

‘A man has been jailed for life for the attempted murder of his partner in Cardiff.’

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BBC News, 20th March 2015

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Teenager jailed for 22 years for plotting to copy Lee Rigby beheading – The Guardian

Posted March 23rd, 2015 in armed forces, Islam, news, sentencing, terrorism by sally

‘A teenager who was arrested on a London street carrying a knife and hammer in his bag and said he was en route to behead a soldier has been jailed for 22 years.’

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The Guardian, 20th March 2015

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Norwich man jailed for toy gun armed robbery at store – BBC News

Posted March 23rd, 2015 in news, robbery, sentencing, weapons by sally

‘A man who robbed a convenience store brandishing a toy hand gun has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 20th March 2015

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Serial rapist Shaun Hopkins handed life sentence after victim spotted him on Facebook – The Independent

Posted March 23rd, 2015 in evidence, internet, news, rape, sentencing, victims by sally

‘A rapist has been handed a life sentence after he was identified by one of his victims when she spotted his picture on Facebook.’

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The Independent, 21st March 2015

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