Who, what, why: What laws currently cover trolling? – BBC News

‘Internet trolls could face two years in jail under new laws. But how does the British legal system currently police online abuse, asks Tom de Castella.’

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BBC News, 20th October 2014

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Bullied man uses video from sunglasses to mount private court case – The Guardian

‘A student who gathered video evidence of himself being harassed and abused on a pair of specially adapted sunglasses has been allowed to carry out a private prosecution of his tormentor.’

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The Guardian, 7th October 2014

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Man found guilty of sending menacing tweets to Labour MP Stella Creasy – The Guardian

Posted September 3rd, 2014 in internet, media, news, obscenity, sentencing, sexual offences, threatening behaviour, women by sally

‘A man faces jail after sending abusive Twitter messages to Labour MP Stella Creasy after she supported a successful campaign to put Jane Austen on the £10 note.’

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The Guardian, 2nd September 2014

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Robbers who threatened boy with axe jailed – BBC News

Posted August 12th, 2014 in news, offensive weapons, robbery, sentencing, threatening behaviour by sally

‘Three men have been jailed for a series of robberies across the Midlands, including one in which they held an axe to the throat of a nine-year-old boy.’

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BBC News, 11th 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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Man fined for pretending to be ghost in Portsmouth cemetery – The Guardian

Posted August 8th, 2014 in criminal damage, fines, news, threatening behaviour by sally

‘A man has been fined for pretending to be a ghost and other rowdy behaviour in a cemetery.

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The Guardian, 7th August 2014

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Two jailed for Twitter abuse of feminist campaigner – The Guardian

Posted January 27th, 2014 in compensation, harassment, internet, news, sentencing, threatening behaviour by sally

‘Two people were jailed on Friday for subjecting feminist campaigner Caroline Criado-Perez to abuse on Twitter.

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The Guardian, 24th January 2014

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Sixty victims of loan sharks in witness protection – The Guardian

Posted January 27th, 2014 in enforcement, interest, intimidation, loans, news, threatening behaviour, victims, witnesses by sally

‘Sixty victims of loan sharks are in witness protection, according to the country’s leading official tasked with breaking the cycle of fear, intimidation and violence trapping families who have borrowed money from illegal lenders.’

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The Guardian, 24th January 2014

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BNP activist Adam Walker challenges lifetime teaching ban – BBC News

‘A British National Party (BNP) activist has taken Education Secretary Michael Gove’s office to court in a bid to overturn a lifetime teaching ban.’

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BBC New, 10th January 2014

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Muslim vigilantes jailed for ‘sharia law’ attacks in London – The Guardian

Posted December 9th, 2013 in assault, harassment, intimidation, Islam, news, sentencing, threatening behaviour by sally

‘Three members of a self-styled “Muslim Patrol” vigilante group have been jailed for harassing, intimidating and assaulting people on the streets of east London while claiming they were enforcing sharia law.’

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The Guardian, 6th December 2013

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Man who held woman and boy in ‘armed’ Lincoln siege is jailed – BBC News

‘A man who pointed a pistol at police before carrying out a four-hour siege, trapping his estranged wife and a young boy in a flat, has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 3rd December 2013

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Protester cleared of threatening behaviour for calling Hove MP ‘a coward’ – The Independent

Posted November 14th, 2013 in demonstrations, freedom of expression, news, threatening behaviour, universities by tracey

“A Judge has ruled that a protester who called Conservative MP Mike Weatherley ‘a coward’ was not guilty of breaking the law.”

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The Independent, 13th November 2013

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Most gay hate crimes go unreported, Stonewall survey finds – The Independent

“More than three-quarters of gay, bisexual and lesbian victims of hate crime did not report it to the police, a survey found.”

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The Independent, 15th October 2013

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Man jailed for threatening Muslims in wake of Lee Rigby killing – The Guardian

Posted August 22nd, 2013 in affray, news, offensive weapons, sentencing, threatening behaviour by sally

“A man who threatened worshippers at a mosque hours after soldier Lee Rigby was killed has been jailed.”

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The Guardian, 21st August 2013

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Men guilty of Staffordshire nail bombing plot – BBC News

Posted July 31st, 2013 in conspiracy, explosives, news, sentencing, threatening behaviour by sally

“Four men have been found guilty of causing a series of nail bomb explosions at houses in Staffordshire.”

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BBC News, 30th July 2013

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Keeping knives off the streets – British justice style – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted June 13th, 2013 in forfeiture, legislation, news, offensive weapons, threatening behaviour by sally

“Why don’t the courts have a specific power to order forfeiture of a knife from someone convicted of carrying it in public without good reason?”

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 13th June 2013

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Man who threw bottle at Usain Bolt at Olympics found guilty – The Guardian

Posted January 14th, 2013 in bail, DNA, mental health, news, public order, sport, threatening behaviour by tracey

“A man who threw a plastic beer bottle at Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt moments before the Olympic 100m final has been found guilty of public disorder at Stratford magistrates court.”

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The Guardian, 11th January 2013

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Man cleared of racial abuse after using nigger ‘as term of endearment’ – The Guardian

Posted December 5th, 2012 in news, public order, racism, threatening behaviour by sally

“A court has cleared a man who shouted the word ‘nigger’ at a black man of racial abuse, after he claimed he was a rap music fan who used the term as an endearment.”

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The Guardian, 4th December 2012

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Man jailed for five years after threatening neighbour with sex aid – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 23rd, 2012 in firearms, news, sentencing, threatening behaviour by tracey

“A man who threatened his neighbour with a sexual aid tucked into his trousers has been jailed for five years after police mistook it for a firearm.”

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd November 2012

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Regina (Gujra) v Crown Prosecution Service – WLR Daily

Regina (Gujra) v Crown Prosecution Service [2012] UKSC 52; [2012] WLR (D) 330

“The Crown Prosecution Service, in deciding whether to use its statutory power to take over and discontinue a private prosecution on the ground that there was insufficient evidence, was entitled to apply the same test as that applicable to Crown prosecutors when conducting public prosecutions, namely that a prosecution should not be continued unless it was more likely than not that the defendant would be convicted.”

WLR Daily, 14th November 2012

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