Man given suspended sentence for death threat to MP – The Guardian

‘A man who sent a threatening voice message to senior Labour MP Ben Bradshaw the day before the killing of parliamentary colleague Jo Cox has been given a suspended sentence.’

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The Guardian, 23rd August 2016

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No jail for woman who decapitated snakes with scissors and ate heads – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 22nd, 2016 in animal cruelty, animals, news, sentencing, suspended sentences by sally

‘A woman who decapitated two pet snakes with a pair of scissors and tried to swallow their severed heads while drunk has escaped a prison term.’

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Daily Telegraph, 19th August 2016

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Funeral director Alison Pople stole £14k charity donations – BBC News

Posted August 4th, 2016 in burials and cremation, charities, fraud, news, sentencing, suspended sentences, theft by Mark L

‘A funeral director who stole money donated by grieving families to charities in memory of their loved ones has been handed a suspended sentence.’

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BBC News, 3rd August 2016

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Goluchowski v District Court in Elblag, Poland ; Sas v Circuit Court in Zielona Gora, Poland and another [2016] UKSC 36 – WLR Daily

Goluchowski v District Court in Elblag, Poland; Sas v Circuit Court in Zielona Gora, Poland and another [2016] UKSC 36

‘In each case the requested person, a Polish national was convicted of serious offences in Poland and sentenced to a term of imprisonment. In the first case the sentence was suspended but later activated because the requested person failed to adhere to the terms of the suspension. In the second case the requested person, with regard to two relevant sentences, had been (i) on release pending an unsuccessful appeal and (ii) on conditional early release which had been revoked because of breaches of the applicable conditions. In each case the requested person was required to surrender himself to the Polish authorities to serve the outstanding sentence but failed to do so. Various summonses and arrest warrants were issued in Poland which failed to achieve the apprehension of the requested persons and, upon discovering that the requested persons were in England, European arrest warrants were issued and served on the appropriate authorities.’

WLR Daily, 30th June 2016

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Landlord sentenced after admitting conspiring to defraud council – Local Government Lawyer

‘A landlord has been sentenced to 17 months in prison suspended for 12 months after she admitted conspiring to defraud a district council.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 17th June 2016

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‘Revenge porn’ threats could be made a crime in England and Wales – The Guardian

‘The threat of circulating “revenge porn” would be criminalised and the evidence threshold lowered to bring England and Wales in line with Scottish law, under changes to be proposed by a former Lib Dem cabinet minister.’

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The Guardian, 11th June 2016

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Two jurors given suspended sentences for contempt of court – BBC News

Posted June 10th, 2016 in contempt of court, juries, news, sentencing, suspended sentences by sally

‘A juror who caused a criminal trial to collapse at a cost of £80,000 has been been given a nine-month suspended sentence for contempt of court.’

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BBC News, 9th June 2016

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Carers tie woman, 88, in towel to ensure a ‘quiet shift’ – BBC News

‘Two carers who wrapped a pensioner in a towel to ensure they had a quiet night shift have been given suspended prison sentences.’

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BBC News, 6th June 2016

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Judge calls for elderly drivers review after woman, 80, mows down schoolgirls – Daily Telegraph

‘A judge has called on the Government to “urgently review” the law on elderly drivers as he spared jail for an 80-year-old motorist who mowed down eight schoolgirls.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st June 2016

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Businesswoman jailed for paying employees to take her speeding points – Daily Telegraph

‘A top businesswoman roped 10 employees into a speeding point scam after she clocked up dozens on multiple Range Rovers, a court heard.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th May 2016

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Footballer found guilty of contempt of court – Attorney General’s Office

‘A semi-professional footballer who was caught tweeting about playing football 24 hours after making a dishonest insurance claim for whiplash today admitted contempt of court.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 15th April 2016

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Court heaps landmark contempt sentence on whiplash cheat – Litigation Futures

‘A semi-professional footballer who brought a fake whiplash claim has suffered twice over after a four-month suspended sentence for contempt was heaped on an £11,000 costs order for bringing a fundamentally dishonest claim.’

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Litigation Futures, 19th April 2016

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Brothers filmed abusing pet bulldog put on suspended prison sentence – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 31st, 2016 in animal cruelty, news, sentencing, suspended sentences by sally

‘Shocking footage has been released showing two brothers abusing their pet dog and a petition has been launched after they walked free from court on a suspended sentence.’

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Daily Telegraph, 31st March 2016

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Rapist Luke Grender locked up as ‘lenient’ sentence reviewed – BBC News

‘A teenager rapist has had his suspended sentence replaced by a three-year term in a young offenders institution after the case was referred back to the Court of Appeal.’

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BBC News, 15th March 2016

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Knife criminals spared jail despite ‘two strikes and you’re out’ law – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 11th, 2016 in cautions, news, offensive weapons, sentencing, statistics, suspended sentences by tracey

‘Half of criminals caught carrying a knife have been spared an immediate jail term for a repeat offence despite a new “two strikes and you’re out” rule.’

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Daily Telegraph, 10th March 2016

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Gang of men sentenced for Hatton Garden raid – BBC News

Posted March 10th, 2016 in burglary, conspiracy, gangs, news, sentencing, suspended sentences by sally

‘Five men have been jailed for up to seven years for the £14m Hatton Garden safety deposit box jewellery raid.’

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BBC News, 9th March 2016

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Accrington brothers jailed over Facebook judge posts – BBC News

Posted February 29th, 2016 in drug offences, internet, news, sentencing, suspended sentences by sally

‘Two drug dealing brothers taken back to court for mocking a judge when she decided not to send them to prison have now been jailed for two years.’

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BBC News, 26th February 2016

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Brothers remanded after abusing judge on Facebook – Guardian

Posted February 17th, 2016 in drug offences, imprisonment, internet, judges, news, suspended sentences by michael

‘Two brothers have been remanded in custody after a judge ordered them back to court over abusive Facebook messages posted shortly after they were handed suspended prison terms.’

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Guardian, 16 February 2016

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Voyeur who filmed women in Winter Wonderland toilets given suspended sentence – The Independent

Posted January 28th, 2016 in costs, news, sentencing, suspended sentences, voyeurism by sally

‘A Christmas theme park worker who used his smartphone to secretly film women in the toilets at the tourist attraction has been given a suspended jail sentence.’

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The Independent, 27th January 2016

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Man who slapped boy, five, in play area given suspended jail sentence – The Guardian

Posted January 21st, 2016 in assault, children, news, sentencing, suspended sentences by sally

‘A father has been given a suspended jail sentence for slapping a five-year-old child who he believed had hit his own son in a pub’s soft play area.’

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The Guardian, 20th January 2016

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