Daniel Palmer found guilty of Portuguese man’s murder – BBC News

Posted August 12th, 2014 in alcohol abuse, closed circuit television, DNA, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man has been found guilty of the murder of a Portuguese immigrant who was about to travel home after failing to find work in the UK.’

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BBC News, 11th August 2014

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Abolishing prison sentences for drug users: sensible or a step too far? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted August 12th, 2014 in drug abuse, health, imprisonment, news, rehabilitation, sentencing by sally

‘Nick Clegg announced last week that a pledge to abolish prison sentences for the possession of drugs for personal use will form part of the Liberal Democrat’s manifesto for the next election. The manifesto commitment would include a promise to move the drug policy lead from the Home Office to the Department of Health, and would seek to divert users into treatment for their addiction, community sentences, or to civil penalties that do not attract a criminal record. The plans would even extend to the possession of Class A substances such as heroin and crack cocaine. This is a controversial proposal, but does it have merit?’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 11th August 2014

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Regina v Ali (Salah) – WLR Daily

Regina v Ali (Salah) [2014] EWCA Crim 1658; [2014] WLR (D) 366

‘It was permissible for the statutory assumptions in section 10 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 to be applied in a case where a defendant was either voluntarily or involuntarily absent through illness.’

WLR Daily, 31st August 2014

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Child abuse couple jailed for a total of 25 years – BBC News

Posted August 11th, 2014 in child abuse, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A separated couple who sexually and physically abused their children over prolonged period have been jailed for a total of 25 years.’

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BBC News, 8th August 2014

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Woman who tried to trick strangers into raping former colleague jailed – The Guardian

Posted August 11th, 2014 in assault, internet, news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences, threatening behaviour by sally

‘A woman who used sex chatrooms to try to trick strangers into raping a former work colleague has been jailed for six years.’

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The Guardian, 8th August 2014

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Criminals jailed by magistrates to pay victim surcharge – BBC News

Posted August 8th, 2014 in imprisonment, magistrates, news, restorative justice, sentencing, victims by sally

‘Criminals jailed by magistrates’ courts in England and Wales will no longer be excused from victim surcharge payments by serving extra prison time.’

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BBC News, 8th August 2014

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Alfie Sullock death: Michael Pearce nine-year term reviewed – BBC News

Posted August 7th, 2014 in children, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

‘The nine-year jail sentence of the man convicted of killing baby Alfie Sullock is being reviewed by the Attorney General after complaints it is too lenient.’

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BBC News, 7th August 2014

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Cheltenham man murdered his ex-wife and hid body in bed – The Guardian

Posted August 7th, 2014 in domestic violence, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who murdered his ex-wife and hid her body in her own bed, where it lay undiscovered for three weeks, has been jailed for at least 16 years.’

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The Guardian, 6th August 2014

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‘Hardcore’ criminals with 100 convictions avoid prison – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 7th, 2014 in assault, crime, crime prevention, criminal damage, news, prisons, recidivists, sentencing by sally

‘A “hardcore” of repeat offenders, some with more than 100 convictions, are avoiding prison in record numbers, ministers have admitted.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th August 2014

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‘Juvenile’ TV science fan jailed for making pipe bombs – BBC News

Posted August 6th, 2014 in explosives, news, sentencing by sally

‘A science fan who made six pipe bombs after being inspired by a television show has been jailed for six months.’

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BBC News, 5th August 2014

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Amina Agboola murder: Death-kick killer Dean Harris jailed – BBC News

‘A man who murdered his girlfriend’s two-year-old daughter by kicking her so hard he ruptured her liver, has been jailed for life.’

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BBC News, 5th August 2014

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Yvette Hallsworth murder: Mateusz Kosecki jailed for Derby stabbing – BBC News

Posted August 6th, 2014 in murder, news, prostitution, sentencing by sally

‘A teenager who lured a prostitute into an alleyway and then stabbed her to death has been jailed for life.’

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BBC News, 5th August 2014

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Gambling addict who sold stamps from late father’s collection spared jail – The Guardian

Posted August 6th, 2014 in community service, gambling, news, sentencing, theft by sally

‘The son of a renowned philatelist who stole part of his late father’s stamp collection to fund his obsession with a single fruit machine in a bookmaker’s shop has been spared jail after his mother asked for leniency.’

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The Guardian, 5th August 2014

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Weybread ‘magic club’ sex groomer jailed – BBC News

Posted August 5th, 2014 in child abuse, news, sentencing, sexual grooming, sexual offences by sally

‘A 46-year-old man has been jailed for eight years for sexually grooming a boy by claiming he could introduce him into a secret magic club.’

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BBC News, 4th August 2014

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Teenager jailed for life for beating engineer to death in unprovoked cocaine-fuelled attack – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 5th, 2014 in drug abuse, murder, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

‘Teenager is jailed after he beat an engineer to death while his friend filmed attack on her iPhone.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th August 2014

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Jamie McMahon murder: Pair jailed over churchyard killing – BBC News

Posted August 4th, 2014 in murder, news, robbery, sentencing by sally

‘Two men who kicked a snooker club worker to death in a Northampton churchyard have been jailed for life.’

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BBC News, 1st August 2014

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Daniel Spargo-Mabbs death: Man jailed for drug supply – BBC News

Posted August 4th, 2014 in drug offences, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man has been jailed for five years for supplying drugs after a 16-year-old boy died at a rave in west London.’

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BBC News, 1st August 2014

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Six years for woman who texted on two phones before fatal crash – The Independent

Posted August 1st, 2014 in dangerous driving, homicide, news, sentencing, telecommunications by sally

‘A judge condemned motorists who use mobiles while driving as a “plague on society” as he jailed a woman who caused a fatal pile-up after texting and taking calls on two phones while travelling at 70mph.’

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The Independent, 31st July 2014

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Kevin Chambers jailed after Llandudno door banging death – BBC News

Posted July 31st, 2014 in harassment, homicide, news, offensive weapons, sentencing by michael

‘A hammer-wielding drug addict has been jailed after a woman suffered a heart attack and died when she was terrorised in her own home.’

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BBC News, 31st July 2014

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Driver jailed for killing a man while using two mobiles – The Guardian

Posted July 31st, 2014 in dangerous driving, homicide, news, sentencing, telecommunications by michael

‘A driver who killed a man while using two mobile phones behind the wheel has been jailed by a judge who branded such crimes “a plague on society”.’

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The Guardian, 31st July 2014

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