Lorry driver jailed over charity cyclists’ deaths – BBC News

Posted September 1st, 2014 in bicycles, dangerous driving, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

‘A lorry driver who killed two cyclists taking part in a charity ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats has been jailed for eight-and-a-half years.’

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BBC News, 1st September 2014

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Portsmouth docks cocaine smuggling gang jailed – BBC News

Posted September 1st, 2014 in abuse of position of trust, drug trafficking, news, sentencing, ships by sally

‘Ten people have been jailed for up to 20 years for attempting to smuggle millions of pounds worth of cocaine in crates of bananas and pineapples.’

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BBC News, 29th August 2014

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Deacon Alan Morris jailed for school sex abuse – BBC News

‘A deacon convicted of sexually abusing 10 boys at a Greater Manchester school has been jailed for nine years.’

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BBC News, 28th August 2014

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Minibus driver jailed for five years for cyclist’s death – BBC News

Posted August 29th, 2014 in dangerous driving, homicide, news, road traffic offences, sentencing by tracey

‘A minibus driver has been jailed for five years for killing a cyclist, whom he hit while looking at photographs on his mobile phone.’

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BBC News, 28th August 2014

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Rebecca Ayres’s jealous boyfriend is jailed for life after admitting murder

Posted August 27th, 2014 in domestic violence, murder, news, sentencing, women by sally

‘A jealous boyfriend who murdered his girlfriend after rowing over her three-year-old son’s christening has been jailed for life.’

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The Guardian, 26th August 2014

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Mother who beat three-year-old Mikaeel Kular to death jailed for 11 years – Daily Telegraph

‘A mother who beat her three-year-old son to death and hid his body in a suitcase before sparking a huge search for him by claiming he had gone missing has been jailed for 11 years. Rosdeep “Rosie” Adekoya, 34, was originally charged with murdering her son Mikaeel Kular but pleaded guilty last month to the reduced charge of culpable homicide.’

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Daily Telegraph, 25th August 2014

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Man jailed for filming Fast And Furious in cinema – BBC News

Posted August 22nd, 2014 in copyright, film industry, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A man has been jailed for 33 months after recording Fast And Furious 6 from the back of a cinema in Walsall.’

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BBC News, 22nd August 2014

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Sentence given to killer of former girlfriend’s baby to be reviewed – The Guardian

‘A nine-year jail term given to the killer of his then girlfriend’s baby will be reviewed by the court of appeal amid complaints the sentence was not long enough.’

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The Guardian, 22nd August 2014

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Gang jailed for stealing bank card details worth £16m – The Guardian

Posted August 21st, 2014 in conspiracy, fraud, gangs, guilty pleas, news, sentencing, theft by tracey

‘A gang of fraudsters have been jailed for between 21 and 64 months for stealing bank card details potentially worth up to £16m from more than 60,000 people in the UK and abroad.’

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The Guardian, 21st August 2014

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Policeman told girlfriend of confidential drugs top-off – BBC News

Posted August 21st, 2014 in misfeasance in public office, news, police, sentencing by tracey

‘An ex-police officer who used confidential information to tip off his girlfriend about her brother being reported for drug offences has been jailed for 17 months.’

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BBC News, 21st August 2014

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Teenager who raped elderly woman in her home is jailed for 16 years – The Guardian

Posted August 21st, 2014 in elderly, news, rape, sentencing by tracey

‘A teenager who raped a woman in her 90s has been jailed for 16 years.’

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The Guardian, 20th August 2014

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Gang jailed for Selfridges smash-and-grab robbery – BBC News

Posted August 20th, 2014 in conspiracy, news, robbery, sentencing by tracey

‘A gang has been jailed over a smash-and-grab raid at the flagship Selfridges store in central London.’

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BBC News, 19th August 2014

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Men guilty of attempt to kill Luton accountant Atif Ali – BBC News

Posted August 19th, 2014 in attempts, conspiracy, firearms, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘Two men have been jailed for life over a plot to murder an accountant.’

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BBC News, 18th August 2014

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Ex-Greater Manchester Police officer jailed for rape of a child – BBC News

Posted August 18th, 2014 in child abuse, news, police, rape, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘A retired police officer has been jailed for raping and sexually abusing a child.’

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BBC News, 15th August 2014

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Leanne Meecham murder: Stepfather Simon Meecham jailed – BBC News

Posted August 18th, 2014 in domestic violence, inquiries, murder, news, police, sentencing by tracey

‘A “jealous” man convicted of the murder of his stepdaughter, who was also his former lover, has been jailed for life with a minimum term of 22 years.’

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BBC News, 15th August 2014

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£230m wasted on needlessly holding people on remand, says Howard League – The Guardian

Posted August 18th, 2014 in budgets, charities, news, prisons, remand, sentencing, statistics by tracey

‘Up to £230m has been spent “needlessly” holding people on remand in custody who eventually avoided jail, a penal reform charity has said. More than 35,000 people kept on remand in 2013 went on to be either acquitted or be given non-custodial sentences, according to new figures obtained by the Howard League for Penal Reform from the Ministry of Justice through a Freedom of Information request.’

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The Guardian, 18th August 2014

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Legal privilege, Articles 6 and 8, and iniquity – UK Human Rights Blog

‘JSC BTA Bank v. Ablyazov et al 8 August 2014, Popplewell J. What you say to your lawyers is truly confidential; no-one, not even a regulator or prosecutor can see it. This is protected by the right to privacy under Article 8, and the right to a fair trial under Article 6 (which includes the right to access to lawyers). Well, that is the general rule. And this case reminds us that there is an exception to this – when the relationship between client and lawyer is affected by “iniquity”.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 12th August 2014

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Andy Coulson eligible for move from Belmarsh prison – The Guardian

Posted August 15th, 2014 in conspiracy, interception, media, news, prisons, privacy, retrials, sentencing, telecommunications by tracey

‘Andy Coulson, David Cameron’s former director of communications, looks set to be moved from high-security Belmarsh prison after finally being classified as posing no risk to society.’

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The Guardian, 14th August 2014

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Yeovil ‘singing lessons’ paedophile Paul Francis jailed – BBC News

Posted August 14th, 2014 in news, sentencing, sexual grooming, sexual offences by sally

‘A paedophile who gave out hand-written posters offering singing lessons in order to groom children has been jailed for four years.’

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BBC News, 13th August 2014

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Peterborough men jailed for plotting miscarriage attack – BBC News

‘A man who plotted to have his pregnant lover beaten up in order to get rid of their unborn child has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 12th August 2014

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