13 ways you might be accidentally breaking the law, according to lawyers – The Independent

‘Various ways in which people may inadvertently break the laws of the UK while at home have been listed by lawyers.’

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The Independent, 10th May 2016

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Jailed tycoon Asil Nadir transferred to Turkish prison – The Guardian

Posted April 22nd, 2016 in news, theft, transfer of prisoners by tracey

‘Asil Nadir, the tycoon jailed in Britain for stealing millions from his business empire, has been removed from the UK to be transferred to prison in Turkey.

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The Guardian, 21st April 2016

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Seven men jailed over series of museum raids – The Guardian

Posted April 5th, 2016 in artistic works, conspiracy, news, theft by sally

‘Members of a gang have been jailed for up to six years and eight months after plotting to steal up to £57m in rhino horn and Chinese artefacts in a series of museum raids.’

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The Guardian, 4th April 2016

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Clayton Williams convicted of PC Dave Phillips’s manslaughter – BBC News

‘A car thief has been found guilty of the manslaughter of a policeman by running him over in a stolen pick-up truck during a chase.’

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BBC News, 21st March 2016

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Traveller gang found guilty of £60 million rhino horn thefts – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 1st, 2016 in artistic works, gangs, gipsies, news, theft by sally

‘Dubbed the ‘Dead Zoo Gang’, the thieves targeted museums across the country stealing rhino horns and Chinese artefacts worth tens of millions of pounds.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th February 2016

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New offences and sentencing – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Two further significant provisions of the Serious Crime Act 2015 have been brought into force. First, on 10 November 2015, section 79 created section 40CB of the Prison Act 1952, which provides for an offence of throwing any article or substance into a prison without authorisation.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 22nd February 2016

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R v Taylor (Appellant) – Supreme Court

Posted February 18th, 2016 in alcohol abuse, appeals, homicide, law reports, theft, uninsured drivers by sally

R v Taylor (Appellant) [2016] UKSC 5 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 3rd February 2016

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Man who stole grieving father’s laptop at funeral of his six-year-old son sentenced to four and a half years – The Independent

Posted February 4th, 2016 in news, sentencing, theft by tracey

‘A thief who stole a grieving father’s laptop from the funeral of his six-year-old has been jailed for four years.’

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The Independent, 3rd February 2016

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Parents who stole charity laptops from cancer ward before blaming their terminally-ill son face jail – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 4th, 2016 in handling stolen goods, news, theft by tracey

‘Parents who stole and sold laptops from a cancer ward where their terminally-ill son was being treated are facing prison.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th February 2015

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Dianne Spragg jailed for stealing £79k from legal clients – BBC News

Posted January 29th, 2016 in cheques, forgery, fraud, law firms, news, sentencing, theft by tracey

‘A legal secretary who stole nearly £79,000 from vulnerable clients and spent it on shopping sprees has been jailed for two and a half years.’

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BBC News, 28th January 2016

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Britain’s ‘most convicted criminal’ commits 630th offence – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 21st, 2016 in news, recidivists, sentencing, theft by sally

‘Patrick Ryan believed to have longest list of convictions of any offender in 40-year life of crime that has cost taxpayer as much as £3 million.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th January 2016

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Tougher sentencing powers needed to deter data thieves, says ICO – The Guardian

Posted January 12th, 2016 in costs, data protection, fines, news, sentencing, theft by sally

‘The head of the government’s privacy watchdog has called for stronger sentencing powers for people convicted of stealing personal data, after a woman who sold 28,000 pieces of sensitive driver data was fined just £1,000.’

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The Guardian, 11th January 2016

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Sheep rustlers jailed for three years after stealing from 14 farms across the North – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 6th, 2016 in animals, conspiracy, news, proceeds of crime, sentencing, theft by sally

‘The thieves cost farmers thousands and disrupted pedigree bloodlines.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th January 2016

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Antiques dealer jailed for organising theft of Alzheimer’s sufferers’ cherished belongings – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 15th, 2015 in artistic works, elderly, mental health, news, sentencing, theft by sally

‘The treasured possessions and family heirlooms were stolen from elderly homeowners as they slept.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th December 2015

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Accused man set to make ‘legal history’ with hoverboard charge – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 14th, 2015 in news, theft, video recordings by sally

‘A man accused of stealing a crate of Lucozade while riding a “‘hoverboard” may make British legal history after being charged with offences including driving the gadget on a pavement. ‘

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Daily Telegraph, 13th December 2015

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Speech by Lord Justice Treacy at the Criminal Law Review Conference – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted December 4th, 2015 in health & safety, robbery, sentencing, speeches, theft, victims by tracey

‘I am pleased to be here today as I think this a good opportunity for me as Chairman, to outline four broad themes which go some way to showing different aspects of the Sentencing Council’s work.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 3rd December 2015

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Love-struck 78-year-old stole £160k from his mistress to lavish on Swedish aspiring celebrity (who’s 27) – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 1st, 2015 in news, theft by tracey

‘A 78-year-old former Rotary Club president duped his lover out of £160,000 so he could fund the aspiring singing career of his 27-year-old mistress. Retired surveyor Peter Rex Lawrence left 80-year-old Sheila Losack, a retired civil servant with whom he enjoyed a 20 year extra-marital relationship, in financial ruin after plundering her savings to send to his new love interest.’

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Daily Telegraph, 30th November 2015

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Police officers who stole £10,000 from drugs raid seizure are jailed – The Guardian

Posted December 1st, 2015 in corruption, news, police, sentencing, theft by tracey

‘Two police detectives have been jailed for stealing at least £10,000 in cash that was seized during a raid on a suspected drug dealer.’

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The Guardian, 30th November 2015

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Care worker spared jail after defrauding elderly couple of their savings – The Guardian

Posted November 26th, 2015 in care workers, fraud, news, sentencing, suspended sentences, theft by tracey

‘An elderly man with dementia spent his final days in a residential home separated from his wife of 63 years after their care worker defrauded them of their savings.

Yeoman, 27, was found guilty at Bristol crown court of one count of theft and 12 of fraud but she walked free with a suspended sentence.’

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The Guardian, 25th November 2015

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Family threaten National Gallery with legal action over Matisse painting – The Guardian

Posted November 23rd, 2015 in artistic works, consent, news, theft by sally

‘The National Gallery has been threatened with legal action relating to a portrait by Henri Matisse, amid claims that it was stolen from its original owner shortly after the second world war.’

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The Guardian, 22nd November 2015

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