Lord Janner sex abuse charge decision fails ‘victims’ – BBC News

Posted April 17th, 2015 in child abuse, evidence, mental health, news, prosecutions, sexual offences, victims by sally

‘Alleged victims of child sex abuse by Lord Janner have been failed by the decision not to charge him, a police and crime commissioner (PCC) has said.’

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BBC News, 17th April 2015

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Child sex abuse victims threaten legal action over inquiry – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 13th, 2015 in child abuse, evidence, inquiries, news, victims by sally

‘Abuse survivors demand apology from Justice Lowell Goddard, the inquiry chairman, and say Home Office will face judicial review over decision to exclude victims from inquiry panel.’

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Daily Telegraph, 10th April 2015

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Victims demand changes to new child sex abuse inquiry – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 9th, 2015 in child abuse, inquiries, news, sexual offences, victims by sally

‘Home Office decision to exclude survivors of child sexual abuse from the advisory panel is ‘dangerous step backwards’ says new letter to Theresa May.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th April 2015

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Tackling trafficking: beyond criminalisation – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

‘The Modern Slavery Act 2015 has rightly drawn attention to the issue of trafficking, its role in the modern world and its prevalence in the United Kingdom. It ties together previously piecemeal legislation and creates specific criminal offences of slavery and human trafficking. Yet, to make a practical difference the legislation must go beyond criminalisation. Does the Modern Slavery Act do enough?’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 31st March 2015

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Senior male nurse filmed himself raping unconscious women in A&E – The Independent

Posted March 31st, 2015 in guilty pleas, news, nurses, pornography, rape, victims, voyeurism by sally

‘A male nurse has admitted filming himself raping two unconscious women in A&E while patients lay just feet away.’

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The Independent, 30th March 2015

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Essex child abuse: Family of rape victim, five, want case reviewed – BBC News

Posted March 30th, 2015 in child abuse, children, complaints, news, police, rape, victims, young offenders by sally

‘The parents of a five-year-old rape victim have called for a new police investigation into her case.’

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BBC News, 29th March 2015

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Catholic priest Anthony McSweeney jailed for sex abuse – BBC News

‘A “voyeuristic” Catholic priest who sexually assaulted a teenage boy at a children’s home in west London has been jailed for three years.’

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BBC News, 27th March 2015

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Child sex abuse victims ‘should get online image payouts’ – Daily Telegraph

‘Child sex abuse victims should have the right to seek compensation from those found in possession of related images, say children’s charities.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th March 2015

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Inside Europe’s biggest sex offenders’ prison – BBC News

‘Europe’s biggest prison for sex offenders is in Nottinghamshire. How does it try to rehabilitate the inmates, asks Rex Bloomstein.’

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BBC News, 30th March 2015

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New powers make it easier to tackle anti-social behaviour – Home Office

Posted March 25th, 2015 in alcohol abuse, injunctions, news, nuisance, victims by sally

‘Simpler and more flexible powers introduced by Coalition Government put victims and communities at heart of the response.’

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Home Office, 23rd March 2015

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Canadian domestic abuse victim Sandra Sidey can stay in UK – BBC News

Posted March 24th, 2015 in appeals, deportation, domestic violence, immigration, news, tribunals, victims by sally

‘A Canadian woman who was told she could not stay in Britain after ending her relationship with a violent partner has won indefinite leave to remain.’

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BBC News, 23rd March 2015

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Judge praises bravery of schoolgirls who rescued victim of riverside attackers – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 23rd, 2015 in assault, news, school children, victims by sally

‘A judge ordered that three 13-year-old schoolgirls should each be awarded £200 as reward for intervening in violent attack.’

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Daily Telegraph, 21st March 2015

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Serial rapist Shaun Hopkins handed life sentence after victim spotted him on Facebook – The Independent

Posted March 23rd, 2015 in evidence, internet, news, rape, sentencing, victims by sally

‘A rapist has been handed a life sentence after he was identified by one of his victims when she spotted his picture on Facebook.’

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The Independent, 21st March 2015

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A change in the landscape for victimless prosecutions? – Park Square Barristers

Posted March 19th, 2015 in domestic violence, hearsay evidence, news, prosecutions, victims by sally

‘As the Crown Prosecution Service places increasing focus on securing convictions in domestic-violence cases, there is a sense that victimless prosecutions have become far more common, particularly in the Magistrates’ Courts.’

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Park Square Barristers, 6th March 2015

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Rape victims with petty convictions denied compensation – The Guardian

‘The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority routinely refuses to make awards to women who have committed minor offences.’

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The Guardian, 17th March 2015

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PC Darren Heath ‘has more victims’ in sex case – BBC News

Posted March 18th, 2015 in abuse of position of trust, news, police, victims by sally

‘A police officer who admitted having sex with three vulnerable women he met while on duty has more victims, Gloucestershire Police has said.’

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BBC News, 18th March 2015

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Advising on a secondary victim claim? December 2014 produced a trio of new cases – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted March 17th, 2015 in health, negligence, news, psychiatric damage, victims by sally

‘If you are struggling to pin down the relevant principles when advising in a secondary victim case this should be no surprise. As Lord Hoffmann observed: “It seems to me that in this area of the law, the search for principle was called off in Alcock v Chief Constable of South Yorkshire [1992] 1 A.C. 310. No one can pretend that the existing law, which your Lordships have to accept, is founded upon principle.” in White v Chief Constable of South Yorkshire [1999] 2 AC 455 (the police officers’ claims arising out of the Hillsborough disaster).’

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Hardwicke Chambers, 20th January 2015

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Levi and another v Bates and others – WLR Daily

Posted March 17th, 2015 in appeals, damages, harassment, law reports, victims by sally

Levi and another v Bates and others [2015] EWCA Civ 206; [2015] WLR (D) 119

‘It was not a requirement of the statutory tort of harassment under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 that the claimant be a target of the perpetrator’s conduct.’

WLR Daily, 12th March 2015

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Third of domestic violence victims cannot provide evidence for legal aid – The Guardian

‘More than a third of victims of domestic violence cannot provide the evidence required to obtain legal aid, according to a parliamentary watchdog.’

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The Guardian, 12th 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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