Whistleblower judge: austerity policies have made courts dangerous – The Guardian

‘A district judge who is suing the Ministry of Justice after whistleblowing her complaints about courtroom dangers – death threats, violent claimants and hostage-taking – has spoken out for the first time about her experience of an under-resourced justice system.’

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The Guardian, 23rd January 2016

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Human rights groups condemn steep rise in UK arms sales to Saudis – The Guardian

Posted January 20th, 2016 in EC law, human rights, international law, news, Saudi Arabia, statistics, weapons by sally

‘More than £1bn worth of bombs, missiles and rockets were sold under government licence to Saudi Arabia over three months last summer, according to human rights groups.’

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The Guardian, 19th January 2016

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Government to introduce rules to stop ‘political’ boycotts – BBC News

‘The government is to introduce new rules to stop “politically-motivated” boycotts by local councils.’

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BBC News, 3rd October 2015

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‘Militant leftwing’ councils to be blocked from boycotting products – The Guardian

Posted October 5th, 2015 in Israel, local government, news, pensions, public procurement, sanctions, weapons by sally

‘Councils and local authorities are to be blocked from boycotting Israeli products or pursuing other foreign policy goals that conflict with the government.’

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The Guardian, 3rd October 2015

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Police taser ‘most likely’ cause of fire that killed petrol-soaked man – The Independent

Posted October 2nd, 2015 in inquests, news, police, weapons by tracey

‘A 50,000-volt police Taser was the “most likely” cause of a petrol-soaked man catching fire and dying, an inquest jury has ruled.’

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The Independent, 1st October 2015

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Zack Davies given life imprisonment for racially motivated machete attack – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted September 14th, 2015 in assault, attempts, murder, news, racism, sentencing, weapons by tracey

‘Zack Davies has today been sentenced to life imprisonment for attempted murder after he attacked a man with a machete in a racially aggravated attack in January. He must serve a minimum of 14 years.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 11th September 2015

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Diver jailed for fraudulently selling three cannon found in UK waters – The Guardian

Posted September 7th, 2015 in costs, fraud, jurisdiction, news, proceeds of crime, sentencing, weapons, wrecks by sally

‘A professional diver has been jailed for two years after he falsely claimed to have found three rare 17th-century cannon in international waters so he could sell them to the highest bidder rather than surrendering them to the nation.’

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The Guardian, 4th September 2015

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Drunk gran who Tasered shopkeeper in racist attack is spared jail – The Independent

Posted August 19th, 2015 in assault, news, racism, sentencing, suspended sentences, weapons by sally

‘A drunk grandmother who attacked a shopkeeper with a Taser in a racist tirade has reportedly been spared jail.’

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The Independent, 18th August 2015

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Two men Tasered and pepper-sprayed by Dorset police to get £100,000 payout – The Guardian

Posted July 17th, 2015 in compensation, news, police, weapons by tracey

‘Police also agree to pay legal costs in region of £90,000 to John Naylor and Darren Corbridge following August 2010 incident.’

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The Guardian, 16th July 2015

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People who carry knives to be jailed under ‘two strikes’ rule – The Guardian

Posted July 8th, 2015 in crime, news, sentencing, weapons, young offenders by sally

‘A mandatory “two strikes and you’re out’’ minimum six-month prison sentence for carrying a knife, which was blocked more than a year ago by the Liberal Democrats, is to be finally introduced next week.’

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The Guardian, 7th July 2015

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Boy, 13, jailed after admitting to north London stabbing – The Guardian

Posted April 13th, 2015 in guilty pleas, murder, news, sentencing, weapons, young offenders by sally

‘One of the youngest children to plead guilty to murder has been locked up for a minimum of 11 years after sentencing at the Old Bailey.’

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The Guardian, 11th April 2015

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Facebook boast Tesco robber Andrew Hennells jailed – BBC News

Posted April 13th, 2015 in internet, news, robbery, sentencing, weapons by sally

‘An armed robber who boasted on Facebook about his plans to raid a supermarket has been jailed for four years.’

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BBC News, 10th April 2015,

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Norwich man jailed for toy gun armed robbery at store – BBC News

Posted March 23rd, 2015 in news, robbery, sentencing, weapons by sally

‘A man who robbed a convenience store brandishing a toy hand gun has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 20th March 2015

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Police use stop and search powers on 300 toddlers – Daily Telegraph

‘Research shows hundreds of under-fives have been frisked by officers in the last five years, often because of fears they have been forced to carry drugs or guns.’

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Daily Telegraph, 15th March 2015

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Water cannon decision delayed until after election – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 12th, 2015 in delay, London, news, police, water, weapons by sally

‘Theresa May postpones ruling on whether Boris Johnson, the London Mayor, can use three machines already purchased by Metropolitan Police.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th March 2015

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Plymouth Taser officer cleared of misconduct – BBC News

Posted March 9th, 2015 in inquests, news, police, professional conduct, weapons by tracey

‘A police officer who Tasered a petrol-soaked man who then caught fire and died has been cleared of misconduct.’

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BBC News, 7th March 2015

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Regina v Akhtar (Itzaz) – WLR Daily

Regina v Akhtar (Itzaz) [2015] EWCA Crim 176; [2015] WLR (D) 91

‘Where a jury brought in a guilty verdict on one count but were unable to agree on another count, a retrial on that other count was not an abuse of process unless the two counts were true alternatives in that they were mutually exclusive alternatives.’

WLR Daily, 26th February 2015

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London student jailed over Isis terror plot – The Guardian

‘A radical Muslim student who wanted the black flag of the Islamic State (Isis) to fly over Downing Street has been jailed for three and a half years after being found guilty of planning to join rebel forces in Syria.’

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The Guardian, 3rd February 2015

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Outcry as CPS drops trial of anti-drone protesters at last minute – The Independent

‘The prosecution of arms-trade protesters who occupied a British drone engines manufacturer has been dropped at the last minute, after the company refused to hand over evidence about its exports of weaponry to Israel, The Independent can reveal.’

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The Independent, 30th January 2015

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British jihadi who faked his own death faces jail over terrorism offences – The Guardian

Posted January 21st, 2015 in deceit, news, religiously aggravated offences, terrorism, violence, weapons by sally

‘A Briton who fought in Syria with an Islamist group then faked his own death and tried to return home undetected admitted terrorism offences at the Old Bailey.’

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The Guardian, 20th January 2015

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