James Roy Simister guilty of murdering Debbie Simister – BBC News

Posted January 27th, 2014 in alcohol abuse, domestic violence, murder, news by sally

‘A man who stabbed his wife to death during an argument at their home has been convicted of murder.’

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BBC News, 24th January 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Judge astonished only 12 hours between ‘bottle and throttle’ for pilots – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 22nd, 2013 in aircraft, alcohol abuse, news, sentencing, transport by tracey

‘An experienced pilot who was found to be more than three times the permitted alcohol level as he was about to fly an Airbus with 156 people on board to Pakistan has been jailed for nine months. he judge sentencing Irfan Faiz, 55, said it was ”extraordinary” that the rules in Pakistan only stated that there should be a 12-hour gap between ”bottle and throttle”, no matter how much the pilot had drunk.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd November 2013

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Women sentenced for stripping at Manchester airport – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 1st, 2013 in airports, alcohol abuse, conditional discharge, costs, fines, news, public order, sentencing by sally

“Two women have been sentenced for taking off their clothes in front of shocked passengers at Manchester airport.”

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Daily Telegraph, 1st November 2013

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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

Source: www.independent.co.uk

More than a slip ‘twixt cup and lip – UK Human Rights Blog

“Technical evidence can sometimes be crucial to judicial decisions and this case shows how dramatic the consequences are for a family if evidence is unreliable. If the respondent in this case had not put probity before its commercial interests, a mother would have been deprived of the care of her child. Hence the importance of publishing the judgment.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 25th October 2013

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

Alcohol Testing – What are the options? – Family Law Week

Posted October 22nd, 2013 in alcohol abuse, evidence, news by tracey

“Julie Stather, barrister, of 42 Bedford Row and Farooq Ahmed, barrister, of 7 Bedford Row consider the advantages and disadvantages of the various methods available for alcohol testing.”

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Family Law Week, 20th October 2013

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Oldham man jailed for strangling his best man – BBC News

Posted September 27th, 2013 in alcohol abuse, homicide, news, sentencing by tracey

“A Greater Manchester man has been jailed for strangling his friend who was the best man at his wedding.”

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BBC News, 27th September 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Teacher jailed for alcohol-fuelled sex sessions with two teenage pupils at her home – The Independent

“A music teacher who had drink-fuelled sex sessions with two teenage pupils at her home has been sentenced to two years and six months in prison.”

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The Independent, 19th September 2013

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Children sue drunk driver who killed their parents in Dorset’s millionaires row – The Independent

Posted September 20th, 2013 in alcohol abuse, dangerous driving, families, grievous bodily harm, homicide, news by sally

“The drunk driver who killed a wealthy London couple is being sued for hundreds of thousands of pounds by their children.”

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The Independent, 19th September 2013

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Feeling like burning down some mosques in Portsmouth, anyone want to join me?’: Woman avoids jail after post-Woolwich Facebook comments – The Independent

“A 24-year-old woman who posted racist comments on Facebook following the death of Drummer Lee Rigby has avoided a jail sentence.”

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The Independent, 14th June 2013

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Widower to receive £150,000 payout linked to wife’s death in Oxfordshire – BBC News

“A widower left with brain damage from alcohol abuse linked to the shock of his wife’s sudden death is to receive a £150,000 payout from the NHS.”

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BBC News, 15th May 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Thousands of drink drivers to be forced to have medicals before they get behind wheel – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 3rd, 2013 in alcohol abuse, disqualification, driving licences, news by tracey

“Thousands of convicted drink drivers every year will have to take medicals
before they can get behind the wheel again.”

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd May 2013

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Ex-councillor fails to suppress story about being drunk in supermarket in charge of daughter – The Independent

“A Labour councillor fined £100 after admitting being drunk in a supermarket while in charge of her two-year-old daughter has lost a High Court anonymity fight.”

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The Independent, 29th March 2013

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Regina v Asmelash – WLR Daily

Posted February 26th, 2013 in alcohol abuse, appeals, crime, defences, homicide, law reports, murder by sally

Regina v Asmelash [2013] EWCA Crim 157; [2013] WLR (D) 79

“There was nothing in the new statutory provisions relating to the partial defence to murder of loss of self control to suggest that Parliament intended that the normal rules which applied to voluntary intoxication should not apply. That did not mean that a defendant who had been drinking was deprived of the loss of control defence, it just meant that the defence had to be approached without reference to the defendant’s voluntary intoxication.”

WLR Daily, 22nd February 2013

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Former professional boxer jailed for seven years for killing stranger with one punch – The Independent

Posted February 19th, 2013 in alcohol abuse, homicide, news, sentencing, sport by sally

“A former professional boxer has been jailed for seven years for killing a stranger with one punch outside a pub.”

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The Independent, 18th February 2013

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Mother of wandering Flintshire street boy, 5, is warned – BBC News

Posted January 25th, 2013 in alcohol abuse, child neglect, news, suspended sentences by tracey

“The mother of a five-year-old boy found wandering a Flintshire street at night
has been given an eight week suspended prison sentence.”

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BBC News, 24th January 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Submarine shooting: coroner calls on navy to introduce breath-testing – The Guardian

Posted January 14th, 2013 in alcohol abuse, armed forces, coroners, disciplinary procedures, inquests, murder, news by tracey

“A coroner has said he would recommend random breath-testing for navy personnel following the shooting dead of an officer by a drunk submariner on a nuclear-powered submarine.”

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The Guardian, 14th January 2013

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Roy Sly murder: ‘Sadistic torture’ killers jailed – BBC News

Posted December 20th, 2012 in alcohol abuse, drug abuse, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

“Two people have been jailed for the ‘sadistic torture’ murder of a friend who
invited them for a meal in Essex.”

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BBC News, 20th December 2012

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Alcohol consultation launched – Home Office

Posted November 30th, 2012 in alcohol abuse, crime prevention, press releases by tracey

“A clampdown on binge drinking and alcohol-fuelled antisocial behaviour moved a step closer today. As part of the wider reforms to tackle irresponsible drinking, the Home Office today announced a consultation on a range of measures to cut crime, save lives and reduce alcohol consumption.”

Press release

Home Office, 28th November 2012

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

New powers to spread the cost of drink fuelled crime – Home Office

Posted October 26th, 2012 in alcohol abuse, crime prevention, local government, press releases by tracey

“New powers to help pay the nation’s £11bn a year bill for alcohol-related crime and disorder come into effect next week. The measures will give local authorities the opportunity to ensure those selling alcohol help pay towards the costs of cleaning up and policing the effects of excessive drinking in towns and cities across the country, as well as restrict the sale of alcohol in the early hours.”

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Home Office, 24th October 2012

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk