New domestic abuse law on controlling behaviour unveiled – BBC News

Posted December 18th, 2014 in consultations, domestic violence, news, sentencing, victims by sally

‘A new domestic abuse offence for “coercive and controlling behaviour” within relationships has been announced by the home secretary.’

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BBC News, 18th December 2014

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Man jailed for five years for raping woman on his 18th birthday night out – The Independent

Posted December 17th, 2014 in news, rape, sentencing, victims by sally

‘A man has been jailed for five years for raping a woman during a night out to celebrate his 18th birthday.’

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The Independent, 16th December 2014

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DJ Chris Denning jailed for 13 years for abusing 24 boys – The Independent

‘Former Radio 1 DJ Chris Denning has been jailed for 13 years for sexually assaulting 24 boys – including one allegedly at Jimmy Savile’s house.’

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The Independent, 16th December 2014

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Jimmy Savile victims’ compensation scheme approved by appeal court – The Guardian

Posted December 16th, 2014 in appeals, compensation, news, sexual offences, victims by tracey

‘The court of appeal has upheld a compensation scheme set up for scores of women who say they were sexually abused by Jimmy Savile, paving the way for claims to go ahead.’

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The Guardian, 16th December 2014

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New support for industrial disease victims – Ministry of Justice

Posted December 9th, 2014 in asbestos, compensation, industrial injuries, news, victims by sally

‘New measures to support sufferers of the industrial disease mesothelioma and their families have been announced by Justice Minister Lord Faulks.’

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Ministry of Justice, 8th December 2014

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Judge resigns after making racist remark about victim – The Guardian

Posted December 8th, 2014 in crime, immigration, judges, news, professional conduct, racism, victims by sally

‘An immigration judge has been forced to resign as a district judge after making a racist remark about a crime victim.’

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The Guardian, 7th December 2014

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Government launches consultation into mandatory reporting of FGM – Home Office

Posted December 8th, 2014 in consultations, female genital mutilation, news, victims by sally

‘Further details unveiled of funding recipients and new unit to tackle female genital mutilation.’

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Home Office, 5th December 2014

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Bijan Ebrahimi death: 16 police staff face charges – The Independent

Posted December 8th, 2014 in disabled persons, disciplinary procedures, homicide, news, police, victims by sally

‘Sixteen people from a single police force face criminal and disciplinary charges after the cries for help from a disabled man wrongly accused of paedophilia and killed by a drunken vigilante were allegedly ignored in the days before his murder.’

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The Independent, 5th December 2014

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Child sex abuse inquiry in crisis as victims walk away – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 5th, 2014 in child abuse, conflict of interest, inquiries, news, sexual offences, victims by sally

‘Theresa May, the Home Secretary, is told her inquiry is “not fit for purpose”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th December 2014

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Child abuse database containing millions of images to launch – BBC News

‘Data taken from tens of millions of child abuse photos and videos will shortly be used as part of a new police system to aid investigations into suspected paedophiles across the UK.’

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BBC News, 2nd December 2014

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Ched Evans: Release, Retribution and Rehabilitation – Littleton Chambers

‘In April 2012 Ched Evans, the former Wales and Sheffield United striker, was convicted of raping a 19-year-old woman in a hotel room in Rhyl, Denbighshire. It is a shocking and a wholly unacceptable crime for him to have committed.’

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Littleton Chambers, 1st December 2014

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Rise in number of violent homophobic crimes being reported to police – The Guardian

Posted November 26th, 2014 in crime, harassment, homosexuality, news, police, victims, violence, young persons by sally

‘Some of the UK’s biggest police forces have recorded a rise in the number of violent homophobic crimes this year, according to new figures.’

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The Guardian, 26th November 2014

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Care worker Lorenzo Bacus could have more victims, say police – BBC News

Posted November 25th, 2014 in care workers, elderly, news, sentencing, sexual offences, victims by sally

‘A care worker who has been jailed for abusing a male resident at a home could have struck before, say police.’

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BBC News, 25th November 2014

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Neurosurgeon jailed for sexually assaulting six patients – The Guardian

Posted November 19th, 2014 in abuse of position of trust, doctors, news, sentencing, sexual offences, victims by sally

‘An eminent consultant neurosurgeon has been jailed for 16 years for sexually assaulting six female patients during intimate medical examinations.’

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The Guardian, 18th November 2014

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Rotherham abuse scandal: IPCC to investigate conduct of 10 police officers – The Guardian

Posted November 19th, 2014 in child abuse, children, evidence, negligence, news, police, sexual offences, victims by sally

‘The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is to investigate the conduct of 10 South Yorkshire police officers in relation to their handling of reported child sexual exploitation in Rotherham.’

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The Guardian, 18th November 2014

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Woman’s rape was not investigated ‘because she took her clothes off’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 18th, 2014 in alcohol abuse, consent, crime, news, police, rape, victims by sally

‘Police watchdog reveals how police wrongly presumed a rape victim must have “consented” to sex.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th November 2014

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Judge hits out at system that encourages solicitors to charge barristers referral fees – Legal Futures

‘Mr Justice Green, chairman of the Advocacy Training Council, has condemned the lack of a “level playing field” for publicly funded advocates, which is leading to the practice of “selling litigation rights”.’

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Legal Futures, 13th November 2014

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Review of the national referral mechanism for victims of human trafficking – Home Office

Posted November 12th, 2014 in reports, trafficking in human beings, victims by tracey

‘In April 2014 the Home Secretary commissioned a review of the National Referral Mechanism to establish whether it provides an effective and efficient means of supporting and identifying potential victims of human trafficking and whether it can, or should, cover all victims of Modern Slavery. The final report of the review of the National Referral Mechanism has now been published.’

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Home Office, 12th November 2014

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Portsmouth tattooist inked 13-year-old girl – BBC News

Posted November 5th, 2014 in children, licensing, news, sentencing, victims by sally

‘An unlicensed tattooist who inked a 13-year-old girl has been given an eight-month suspended jail sentence.’

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BBC News, 4th November 2014

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Jimmy Savile trust challenges victims’ compensation scheme – BBC News

Posted November 5th, 2014 in BBC, charities, compensation, news, personal injuries, sexual offences, victims by sally

‘A charitable trust has launched an Appeal Court challenge over the compensation scheme for people who say they were abused by Jimmy Savile.’

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BBC News, 4th November 2014

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