Gang member jailed for 15 years for ‘ride-out’ and running drugs line from prison – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A member of one of Waltham Forest’s organised crime groups who took part in ‘ride-out’ against a rival gang before going on to run a drugs line from inside prison, has been jailed for 15 years.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 11th October 2019


Al Sweady inquiry Q&A: What happened on 14 May 2004? – The Independent

Posted December 18th, 2014 in aggravated vehicle taking, armed forces, inquiries, Iraq, law firms, murder, news by sally

‘Q: What happened on 14 May 2004?

A: The summer of 2004 saw a sharp spike in attacks on Coalition forces by the Mahdi Army militia in southern Iraq. British troops were ambushed at two locations either side of the “Danny Boy” vehicle checkpoint, near Al Amarah. Witnesses said the fighting was particularly fierce and had involved the use of bayonets by British troops for the first time since the Falklands War.’

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The Independent, 17th December 2014


Kingswear’s Dart Princess ferry thief ‘Jack Sparrow’ jailed – BBC News

Posted September 21st, 2012 in aggravated vehicle taking, drug abuse, news, sentencing by tracey

“A woman who shouted ‘I’m Jack Sparrow’ at police as she stole a ferry was lucky she was not injured, the owners of the vessel said. Alison Whelan referred to the movie pirate character as she took the Dart Princess on the River Dart in Devon. She was jailed after being found guilty by magistrates in Torquay of aggravated vehicle taking last September.”

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BBC News, 20th September 2012