Swansea golf club ram-raid burglar Paul Newcombe jailed – BBC News

‘A burglar who used a car to smash his way into a golf club before leading police on a “dangerous” car chase has been jailed for two years.’

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BBC News, 28th May 2015

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Toblerone lorry thieves jailed – The Guardian

Posted May 26th, 2015 in conspiracy, gangs, news, sentencing, theft by sally

‘Six men have been jailed after lorries and their loads including Toblerone chocolate and whiskey were stolen in Kent.’

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The Guardian, 26th May 2015

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Women in prison equals children without mothers, say justice groups – The Independent

‘12,000 women are sentenced each year in the UK – leaving about 20,000 children without mothers, according to Women in Prison’

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The Independent, 16th May 2015

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Housekeeper jailed for stealing antiques and artwork from employer – The Guardian

Posted May 8th, 2015 in employment, fraud, news, sentencing, theft by tracey

‘A former showjumper who stole antiques and art including a Picasso sketch and Ben Nicholson painting from a countess while working as her housekeeper has been jailed for three years.’

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The Guardian, 7th May 2015

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Hampstead ‘strangler’ Tommy Puhlhoffer jailed attacking again after early release – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 5th, 2015 in assault, early release, news, recidivists, sentencing, theft by sally

‘Victim of Tommy Puhlhoffer, who throttled victims as he robbed them, criticises sort of justice that allowed him back on to the streets to offend again.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th May 2015

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Head Sian Harkin admits fraud, theft and forgery – BBC News

Posted May 1st, 2015 in forgery, fraud, guilty pleas, news, sentencing, teachers, theft by tracey

‘A head teacher who tried to defraud her school of £30,000 to help a builder working on her house has been jailed for a year.’

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BBC News, 30th April 2015

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Masked robber jailed after being recognised by his ex-‘mother-in-law’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 14th, 2015 in news, offensive weapons, theft by sally

‘Kyle Iveson, 24, burst into a convenience shop brandishing a 12in kitchen knife, demanding cash, and calling her a ‘b***h’.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th April 2015

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Homeless London man jailed for mugging Soho 92-year-old – BBC News

Posted April 14th, 2015 in news, recidivists, sentencing, theft by sally

‘A homeless man who knocked over a frail London pensioner to steal just £5 has been jailed for 30 months.’

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BBC News, 14th April 2015

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Court sits at British Museum for first time as judge studies looted Libyan sculpture – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 31st, 2015 in artistic works, courts, customs and excise, news, theft by sally

‘Marble statue worth £2 million looted from a UNESCO world heritage site in war-torn country.’

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Daily Telegraph, 30th 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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Burglar who sued prison for back injuries caught carrying stolen widescreen TV – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 19th, 2015 in compensation, costs, news, personal injuries, prisons, theft by sally

‘Judge rules HMP Manchester still has to pay Ryan Hough nearly £3,000 compensation for bunk bed fall despite burglar being caught taking TV in raid on fire-hit home.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th March 2015

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What should we do with violent children? One secure home may have the answer – The Guardian

‘The young people locked up in Clayfields House have been convicted of serious crimes, from assault to murder. Under close supervision, many have turned their lives around – but now this unusual prison may be under threat.’

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The Guardian, 18th March 2015

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Cambridge University bursar jailed for stealing £300,000 to fund bingo addiction – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 17th, 2015 in accountants, false accounting, fraud, gambling, news, sentencing, theft, universities by sally

‘A woman who stole nearly £300,000 from one of Cambridge’s most famous colleges as she squandered more than £6 million on bingo has been jailed.’

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Daily Telegraph, 16th March 2015

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Career criminal jailed after being tracked down by teenager using a mobile phone app – Daily Telegraph

‘Grant Alam, 24, is starting 10-and-a-half years behind bars after he terrorising a company director and his family with iron bars and a hammer.’

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Daily Telegraph, 10th March 2015

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Metal thefts ‘down by a third’ in England and Wales – BBC News

Posted February 23rd, 2015 in fines, handling stolen goods, licensing, news, statistics, theft by sally

‘Metal thefts have fallen by a third in England and Wales since a new law to tackle the trade in stolen metal came into force, new figures show.’

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BBC News, 21st February 2015

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British court to rule on death sentences for two Trinidad murderers – The Guardian

‘Seven British judges will consider whether two convicted murderers from Trinidad should have their death penalty sentences lifted by the privy council.’

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The Guardian, 4th February 2015

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7/7 widow Louise Gray jailed for stealing son’s compensation – BBC News

Posted January 20th, 2015 in compensation, families, news, sentencing, theft by sally

‘The widow of a victim of the 7/7 London bombings has been jailed for stealing £43,000 from her son’s compensation.’

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BBC News, 19th January 2015

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Poppy tin thief caught on CCTV jailed – BBC News

Posted November 17th, 2014 in charities, closed circuit television, news, sentencing, theft by sally

‘A man who was caught on CCTV stealing a poppy collection box has been jailed for 18 weeks.’

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BBC News, 14th November 2014

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Ex-coroner John Owen jailed for five years for £1m theft – BBC News

‘The former coroner for Carmarthenshire who stole £1m from a dead man’s estate to “prop up” his struggling law firm has been jailed for five years.’

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BBC News, 14th November 2014

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Thief with fake baby ‘bump’ who avoided prison by pretending she was pregnant is finally jailed – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 12th, 2014 in news, perverting the course of justice, pregnancy, sentencing, theft by tracey

‘A thief who avoided prison by lying to court about being pregnant, later showing suspicious probation staff photos of a child she claimed was her baby, has been jailed for five months for perverting the course of justice.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th November 2014

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