CPS defends handling of case against cricketer Ben Stokes – The Guardian

Posted August 16th, 2018 in affray, alcohol abuse, assault, Crown Prosecution Service, news, prosecutions, sport by sally

‘The Crown Prosecution Service has defended its handling of the high-profile case against the England cricketer Ben Stokes after a jury unanimously cleared him of affray.’

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The Guardian, 15th August 2018

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Not guilty, but Ben Stokes faces a battle to restore his reputation – The Guardian

Posted August 15th, 2018 in affray, disciplinary procedures, news, sport by sally

‘It was supposed to have been a fun evening out for members of the England cricket team after a victory over the West Indies. But for Ben Stokes, a bout of violence at the end of the night, which left two men unconscious and at least one onlooker fearing for their safety, could yet prove damaging to a glittering career.’

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The Guardian, 14th August 2018

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Barrister translates “text-speak” for jury – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 4th, 2014 in affray, firearms, gangs, interpretation, news, telecommunications, trials by sally

‘Barrister forced to translate youths’ “text-speak” into English for a jury.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd December 2014

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Burglars who ‘fancied a piece of quiche’ and sparked six-hour stand-off with police are jailed – The Independent

Posted November 1st, 2013 in affray, alcohol abuse, burglary, drug abuse, news, offensive weapons, sentencing by sally

“Two burglars who sparked a six-hour stand-off with police after breaking into a cafe in search of a piece of quiche have been jailed.”

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The Independent, 31st October 2013

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Oompa Loompa Norwich street brawl men sentenced – BBC News

Posted September 26th, 2013 in affray, community service, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

“Two men dressed as Oompa Loompas who attacked a man on a night out have been sentenced.”

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BBC News, 25th September 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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Dappy loses appeal against conviction – The Guardian

Posted April 30th, 2013 in affray, appeals, assault, news by sally

“N-Dubz rapper Dappy, who was found guilty of assault and affray, has lost a challenge against his conviction.”

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The Guardian, 30th April 2013

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ASB and Possession – NearlyLegal

“Birmingham CC v Ashton is a case which illustrates the difficulty that judges face when they are invited to make possession orders on the grounds of nuisance and anti-social behaviour against tenants with mental health problems.”

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NearlyLegal, 16th December 2012

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Shrewsbury 24 case: Heath government discussed prosecution of union pickets – The Guardian

“Documents released by the National Archives could be key factor in quashing 40-year-old convictions.”

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The Guardian, 11th October 2012

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Judges can’t punish criminals who offend while on parole – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 23rd, 2012 in affray, criminal damage, judges, news, parole, robbery, sentencing by tracey

“Judge Jamie Tabor QC spoke out at Gloucester crown court after dealing with a former soldier who was out on licence from a jail term for attempted robbery when he committed offences of affray and criminal damage.”

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd July 2012

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Facebook ‘live murder’ taunt: Chepstow siege man Greg Searle jailed for two years – BBC News

Posted April 4th, 2012 in affray, firearms, internet, news, sentencing, threatening behaviour by sally

“A 35-year-old man who claimed he was going to commit a ‘live murder on Facebook’ during an eight-hour police siege has been jailed for two years.”

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BBC News, 3rd April 2012

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Union pickets seek to quash 40-year-old convictions – The Guardian

Posted April 3rd, 2012 in affray, conspiracy, Criminal Cases Review Commission, news, trade unions by sally

“A group of trade union pickets who were jailed nearly 40 years ago in a famous case are seeking to have their convictions overturned on the grounds that the then Conservative government interfered with the judicial process.”

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The Guardian, 3rd April 2012

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Islamic meeting: Mohammed Abdin jailed for Canton threats – BBC News

Posted February 24th, 2012 in affray, news, police, sentencing, threatening behaviour by tracey

“A man has been jailed for eight months after threatening to shoot police and council officials at an anti-terror raid on a Muslim meeting in Cardiff.”

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BBC News, 23rd February 2012

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Regina v Boggild and others – WLR Daily

Posted July 22nd, 2011 in affray, appeals, crime, jurisdiction, law reports, sport by sally

Regina v Boggild and others [2011] WLR (D) 237

“An appeal by the prosecution under section 14A(5A) of the Football Spectators Act 1989 against a failure by a court to make a football banning order fell to be considered by the Court of Appeal (Civil Division) because no provision in that Act or elsewhere allocated the jurisdiction to the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division).”

WLR Daily, 19th July 2011

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Injured at protest, the student now in court for violent disorder – The Independent

Posted June 10th, 2011 in affray, complaints, demonstrations, news, police, violent disorder by michael

“Student Alfie Meadows had to have emergency brain surgery from head injuries he received during a tuition fees protest in December. Today the 21-year-old goes to court on charges of violent disorder at the same demonstration, and faces up to five years in prison.”

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The Independent, 9th June 2011

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Jail for ‘feral’ gang members who terrorised Yorkshire town – The Guardian

Posted June 4th, 2011 in affray, news, sentencing, threatening behaviour by sally

“Gang members who terrorised a quiet market town, behaving like ‘feral animals’, have been jailed in spite of claims that they had changed character since their final rampage.”

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The Guardian, 3rd June 2011

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Exeter knife woman taunted by park boys escapes jail – BBC News

Posted September 7th, 2010 in affray, alcoholism, community service, news, offensive weapons by sally

“A woman who threatened a group of young boys with a knife in a Devon park, has been spared jail.”

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BBC News, 7th September 2010

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Regina v Gnango – WLR Daily

Posted July 29th, 2010 in affray, appeals, joint enterprise, law reports, murder by sally

Regina v Gnango [2010] EWCA Crim 1691; [2010] WLR (D) 201

“Where a defendant voluntarily engaged in an exchange of gunfire with ‘B’ in a public place amounting to an affray, and in the course of that gunfire B shot and killed a passer-by and the defendant foresaw that in the course of that gunfire B might shoot with intent to kill or do really serious injury, if each party sought to shoot the other but not be shot himself, there was no common purpose and therefore no joint enterprise in the commission of the affray, and accordingly the defendant could not be guilty of the murder of the passer-by by transferred malice on the basis of joint enterprise.”

WLR Daily, 28th July 2010

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Please note that once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Teenager cleared of throwing can at Facebook party – The Independent

Posted July 7th, 2010 in affray, news, offensive weapons, public order by sally

“A judge threw out the case against a teenager accused of throwing a beer can at police outside a party invaded by 200 gatecrashers after it was advertised on Facebook.”

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The Independent, 6th July 2010

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Student’s jail sentence for confronting muggers is overturned – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 18th, 2010 in affray, appeals, news, offensive weapons, robbery, self-defence, victims by sally

“A student jailed for confronting a gang of muggers has been freed by judges on appeal.”

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Daily Telegraph, 18th March 2010

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