Six out of 10 prisoners freed from short jail sentences re-offend within a year – Daily Telegraph

‘More than 17,000 prisoners released into the community after serving short jail terms went on to commit new crimes last year, official figures have shown.’

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Daily Telegraph, 24th October 2014

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Should muggers go to prison? – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 22nd, 2014 in news, prisons, sentencing, theft by sally

‘Whatever happened to locking them up and throwing away the key? But the evidence suggests prison encourages re-offending.’

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Daily Telegraph, 21st October 2014

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‘Prolific’ thief banned from all London drinking venues for 25 years in first Asbo of its kind – The Independent

Posted October 16th, 2014 in ASBOs, licensed premises, London, news, recidivists, sentencing, theft by sally

‘A man has been banned from every drinking establishment in Greater London for 25 years after admitting numerous thefts.’

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The Independent, 15th October 2014

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Gatwick Airport PCSO jailed for stealing from passengers – BBC News

Posted September 26th, 2014 in airports, community support officers, news, police, sentencing, theft by tracey

‘A Sussex PCSO who stole thousands of pounds from passengers while on duty at Gatwick Airport, has been jailed for six and a half years.’

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BBC News, 25th September 2014

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Juvenile Offenders: A Different Approach Needed? – Part II – No. 5 Chambers

‘In this series written for Criminal Law & Justice Weekly, Navpreet Virk and No5 member Richard Gibbs present the opposing arguments surrounding the manner in which the youth courts treat juveniles convicted of criminal offences and examine the countervailing arguments and policies. In the first of this four part series, Nav Virk sets out the general philosophical underpinnings of the current policy approach.’

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No. 5 Chambers, 27th August 2014

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Jamaican crook dodges deportation – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 1st, 2014 in assault, asylum, deportation, firearms, homosexuality, human rights, news, robbery, theft by sally

‘A ‘career criminal’ has avoided being removed to Jamaica after falsely claiming he was gay and would be persecuted in his home country.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th 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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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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NHS worker jailed over theft of £642,000 earmarked for cancer drugs – The Guardian

Posted July 29th, 2014 in conspiracy, fraud, medicines, news, sentencing, theft by sally

‘An NHS worker who played an integral role in a fraud that diverted more than half a million pounds from a world-leading cancer hospital has been jailed for four years.’

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The Guardian, 29th July 2014

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Thavisha Peiris murder: Man guilty of pizza man’s ‘frenzied’ killing – BBC News

Posted July 24th, 2014 in murder, news, offensive weapons, theft by sally

‘A man has been found guilty of murdering a pizza delivery worker who was making his last deliveries before moving to his “dream job”.’

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BBC News, 23rd July 2014

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Judge criticises police for investigating ‘outrageous’ mother and daughter spat – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 14th, 2014 in damages, estate agents, families, harassment, news, police, theft by sally

‘Nicola Low, 71, and her daughter, Caroline Baines, 40, ran an estate agent together before their relationship ended in a spectacular fall out.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th July 2014

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Southampton ‘highly organised’ eBay gang sentenced – BBC News

Posted July 9th, 2014 in handling stolen goods, internet, news, sentencing, theft by sally

‘A group of family members and friends have been jailed for their parts a “highly organised” criminal enterprise selling stolen goods on eBay.’

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BBC News, 8th July 2014

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Judge jails ‘worst car thief he has ever seen’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 24th, 2014 in drug abuse, news, recidivists, sentencing, theft by sally

‘Ian Liversidge, 47, jumped into a grandmother’s Nissan Micra and sped off as she was getting her granddaughter out of the vehicle, before hitting a taxi.’

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd June 2014

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Woman who took selfies next to dead body cleared of murder – The Guardian

Posted June 24th, 2014 in drug abuse, fraud, murder, news, photography, sentencing, theft by sally

‘A man has been jailed for life after he was found guilty of murdering a former teacher, but a woman who took selfies next to the corpse has been cleared.’


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The Guardian, 23rd June 2014

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North Somerset care home staff sentenced for ill-treating resident – BBC News

‘Three former care home workers who mistreated a resident with Alzheimer’s disease have been barred for life from working with vulnerable adults.’

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BBC News, 20th June 2014

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Postman took millions meant for City firms – BBC News

Posted May 6th, 2014 in fraud, news, postal service, sentencing, theft by tracey

‘Ajaz Budi, 33, wept uncontrollably as he was sentenced at the Old Bailey for stealing cheques ranging from £50 to £110,000 at Mount Pleasant, London.’

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BBC News, 2nd May 2014

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Regina v White (Anthony) – WLR Daily

Regina v White (Anthony) [2014] EWCA Crim 714; [2014] WLR (D) 175

‘If a defendant, wrongly charged with offences contrary to section 16(1) of the Theft Act 1968, rather than under section 15A of the 1968 Act, was prepared to admit his dishonest transactions in relation to mortgage advances, it would be wrong to permit him to evade the consequences of his behaviour by refusing to substitute conviction of the correct offence simply in order to punish the prosecution for its egregious failures in relation to charging.’

WLR Daily, 15th April 2014

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Lawyer steals £134,000 from clients to fund ‘obsession’ with younger woman – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 29th, 2014 in fraud, news, sentencing, solicitors, theft by sally

‘Solicitor who stole from his clients to fund attraction to younger woman sentenced to prison.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th April 2014

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‘King of Acid’ rave pioneer given five-year sentence for £1.25m bank cyber-fraud scheme – The Independent

Posted April 25th, 2014 in computer crime, conspiracy, news, sentencing, theft by sally

‘In the 1980s, Tony Colston-Hayter was the floppy-haired “King of Acid”, the fresh-faced advocate of the emerging rave scene and feisty battler of tabloid critics who suggested his events were drug-fuelled dens of vice and sin.’

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The Independent, 24th April 2014

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Blunham conmen: Third man jailed for tricking pensioner

Posted April 23rd, 2014 in elderly, news, sentencing, theft by sally

‘A third man has been jailed, for four-and-a-half years, for conning an 84-year-old woman with dementia out of her £73,500 life savings.’

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BBC News, 23rd April 2014

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