Man jailed after seeking sex with 13-year-old in sting by Dark Justice – The Guardian

Posted August 10th, 2015 in child abuse, internet, news, sentencing, sexual grooming, sexual offences by sally

‘A disabled man who tried to meet a 13-year-old girl for sex and brought a morning-after pill with him to stop her getting pregnant has been jailed for three and a half years.’

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The Guardian, 6th August 2015

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In sexual assault cases, the idea of the ‘perfect victim’ is pernicious – The Guardian

‘Compensation has been reduced for sexual assault victims who have criminal convictions. But we need to stop insisting that traumatised people should be model citizens.’

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The Guardian, 7th August 2015

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Watchdog asks DWP for ‘objective and impartial’ sanctions statements – The Guardian

Posted August 10th, 2015 in benefits, complaints, government departments, news, ombudsmen, sanctions, statistics by sally

‘The UK statistics watchdog has asked the Department for Work and Pensions to ensure its statements on jobseeker sanctions are “objective and impartial” following a series of complaints by leading experts.’

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The Guardian, 7th August 2015

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Half a million missing out on flight delay compensation – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 10th, 2015 in airlines, airports, compensation, delay, EC law, news, statistics by sally

‘Passengers more than three hours late to their destination can claim up to £420, but more than 500,000 have failed to do so over the past year.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th August 2015

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High Court: up to directors to prove they took ‘every step’ to minimise potential loss to creditors – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 10th, 2015 in bankruptcy, company directors, fraud, insolvency, interpretation, liquidators, news by sally

‘It is up to the directors of an insolvent company to prove that they took “every step” to minimise the potential loss to creditors as soon as they knew that the company could not reasonably avoid liquidation, the High Court has confirmed.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 7th August 2015

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‘Remorseless’ Stechford concrete slab attacker jailed – BBC News

Posted August 10th, 2015 in assault, attempts, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A “remorseless” attacker who hit a stranger over the head with a concrete slab until he was unconscious has been jailed for 17 years.’

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BBC News, 7th August 2015

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Suffolk extradition suspect Lauri Love’s ‘fair trial’ fears – BBC News

Posted August 10th, 2015 in computer crime, extradition, news by sally

‘A British man facing extradition over claims he hacked into US government computers has said he fears he will not get a fair trial.’

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BBC News, 9th August 2015

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Court overturns relaxed planning requirements for smaller English housing sites – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 10th, 2015 in appeals, codes of practice, equality, housing, local government, news, planning by sally

‘The UK government has been forced to withdraw the exemption from affordable housing contributions and the vacant building credit (VBC) for small housing developments in England after the High Court ruled it was unlawful.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 7th August 2015

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Bus driver escapes jail sentence for killing cyclist – The Independent

Posted August 10th, 2015 in community service, dangerous driving, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

‘A bus driver who failed to stop for 24 metres after hitting and dragging a cyclist under his vehicle has escaped jail despite causing his death.’

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The Independent, 8th August 2015

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Serial bigamist is convicted of illegal marriages twice in one year – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 10th, 2015 in bigamy, news, sentencing by sally

‘A successful businessman has been convicted of bigamy for the second time in less than a year after it emerged that he never got round to divorcing his first wife of 35-years. ‘
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Daily Telegraph, 7th August 2015

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Google, Facebook and Twitter to block ‘hash lists’ of child abuse – BBC News

Posted August 10th, 2015 in child abuse, indecent photographs of children, internet, news by sally

‘Web giants Google, Facebook and Twitter have joined forces with a British charity in a bid to remove millions of indecent child images from the net.’

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BBC News, 10th August 2015

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Social care regulators receiving 150 allegations of abuse towards vulnerable adults every day – The Independent

‘Social care regulators receive 150 allegations relating to the abuse of vulnerable adults and the elderly every day, new figures reveal.’

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The Independent, 8th August 2015

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Mental health background checks: new guidance issued by Home Office – The Guardian

‘New guidelines to be issued by the Home Office will make clear the factors that must be considered before mental health crises are disclosed in background checks made on people applying to work with vulnerable groups.’

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The Guardian, 9th August 2015

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