Jail for rapper who petrol-bombed house thinking it belonged to his rap rival – The Independent

Posted June 14th, 2022 in arson, news, sentencing by sally

‘A Swansea rapper who petrol-bombed a woman’s home after mistaking it for the house of his rap rival has been jailed for almost 10 years.’

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The Independent, 13th June 2022

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Woman jailed over role in Bristol riot despite mental health issues – The Guardian

Posted March 15th, 2022 in arson, demonstrations, mental health, news, public order by tracey

‘A judge has jailed a woman for the part she played in last year’s Bristol riot despite hearing she had mental health issues and had run out of medication.’

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The Guardian, 14th March 2022

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Son who poured petrol on mother and set her alight guilty of murder – BBC News

Posted February 10th, 2022 in arson, domestic violence, news by sally

‘A “remorseless” son who “callously doused” his mother with a milk bottle full of petrol and set her alight has been found guilty of murder.’

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BBC News, 9th February 2022

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Bristol ‘Kill the Bill’ rioter jailed for 14 years – The Independent

‘A protester who set fire to police vehicles during a riot that followed a “Kill the Bill” demonstration in Bristol has been jailed for 14 years.’

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The Independent, 17th December 2021

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Rehabilitation and retribution: In re JR123’s application – UK Human Rights Blog

‘What happens when someone is convicted of a criminal offence and is given a custodial sentence? Sometimes, the individual will serve at least part of their sentence in prison and the remainder on licence. But, what happens after they’ve served the totality of their sentence?’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 12rh November 2021

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Bristol ‘Kill the Bill’ protester convicted of trying to endanger police by torching vans – The Independent

Posted November 1st, 2021 in arson, bills, demonstrations, news, police, professional conduct, public order by tracey

‘A protester has been convicted of trying to endanger the life of a police officer by torching a van during a riot after the “Kill the Bill” demonstrations in Bristol earlier this year.’

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The Independent, 30th October 2021

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Brent petrol murder: Man guilty of killing wife in arson attack – BBC News

Posted September 1st, 2021 in arson, domestic violence, families, murder, news by sally

‘A “controlling and jealous” man who set fire to his estranged wife has been found guilty of her murder.’

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BBC News, 31st August 2021

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Judith Fox: Woman killed and dismembered mother jury finds – BBC News

Posted July 29th, 2021 in arson, families, fire, hospital orders, mental health, murder, news by sally

‘A woman killed her mother, whose remains were found in woods, a jury has found.’

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BBC News, 28th July 2021

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Man who set ex-girlfriend’s home on fire spared jail because he was ‘badly affected’ by break-up – The Independent

Posted November 29th, 2019 in arson, fire, news, sentencing, suspended sentences by tracey

‘A man who committed arson after his ex-girlfriend broke up with him has been spared jail after his lawyer argued the attack was an “acute stress reaction” to the end of the relationship.’

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The Independent, 28th November 2019

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Birkby house fire deaths: Arsonist Shahid Mohammed jailed for life – The Guardian

Posted August 8th, 2019 in arson, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A man who murdered eight members of the same family when he burned down their home with petrol bombs 17 years ago has been jailed for life.’

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The Guardian, 7th August 2019

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Man convicted of murdering eight in 2002 Huddersfield house fire – The Guardian

Posted August 7th, 2019 in arson, bail, conspiracy, extradition, families, fire, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A man has been found guilty of murdering eight members of the same family in an arson attack 17 years ago.’

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The Guardian, 6th August 2019

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Courts to consider wider consequences of arson and criminal damage – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted July 4th, 2019 in arson, codes of practice, courts, criminal damage, criminal justice, news by sally

‘Courts are expected to get tougher on people who vandalise listed buildings, start a fire at a school or cause criminal damage at a train station under guidelines unveiled today. The Sentencing Council says its arson guidelines, which come into force in October, acknowledge that harm can include psychological effects and damage to property can be about more than just the financial value.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 3rd July 2019

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Husband who killed and burned wife’s body jailed – BBC News

Posted February 12th, 2019 in arson, domestic violence, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A “controlling bully” who strangled his wife and burned her body after taking out £310,000 in life insurance has been jailed for life.’

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BBC News, 11th February 2019

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Man extradited from Pakistan over eight murders in 2002 Huddersfield house fire – The Independent

Posted October 4th, 2018 in arson, extradition, murder, news, trials by tracey

‘A murder suspect has been extradited to the UK from Pakistan to face trial over a 2002 Yorkshire house fire that left eight people dead.’

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The Independent, 3rd October 2018

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Judge lays into Tommy Robinson fan who graffitied ‘Hitler was right’ around city for ignorance of Nazis – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 22nd, 2018 in arson, criminal damage, guilty pleas, news, racism, sentencing by sally

‘A judge has laid into a Tommy Robinson fan who daubed a city centre with swastikas and “Hitler was right” posters for having “no idea what living under a tyrannical regime” is like.’

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Daily Telegraph, 21st August 2018

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Winchester M3 arson: Teenager Nicholas Elger jailed – BBC News’

Posted July 13th, 2018 in arson, news, sentencing, young offenders by tracey

‘An ex-public schoolboy who threw fire bombs from a motorway bridge in the hope of killing drivers has been jailed for four and a half years.’

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BBC News, 12th July 2018

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Arson and criminal damage – consultation launched on sentencing guideline – Sentencing Council

Posted March 27th, 2018 in arson, consultations, criminal damage, press releases, sentencing by tracey

‘The Sentencing Council has published proposed new guidelines covering arson and criminal damage offences. The guidelines, for courts in England and Wales, will help ensure consistent and proportionate sentencing for these offences.’

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Sentencing Council, 27th march 2018

Source: http://sentencingcouncil.judiciary.gov.uk

Arsonist jailed for setting fires including at Titanic exhibition – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted February 26th, 2018 in arson, burglary, criminal damage, guilty pleas, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A man from Sheffield who admitted to deliberately setting fire to a museum, a university and a hospital, so he could steal from the evacuated buildings, has been jailed.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 24th February 2018

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Rich couple’s divorce battle a waste of time, says UK judge – The Guardian

Posted February 5th, 2018 in arson, divorce, insurance, news by sally

‘A divorce battle between a couple who have spent almost £2m on lawyers’ fees while fighting over assets worth £6.6m at most, has been described as a “scandalous waste of court time” by a judge.’

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The Guardian, 2nd February 2018

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Woman jailed for setting bed on fire ‘killed herself in prison’ – The Guardian

Posted January 16th, 2018 in arson, bail, inquests, mental health, news, suicide by sally

‘A 21-year-old woman was found dead in prison while serving a sentence for arson after setting herself on fire, an inquest jury has heard.’

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The Guardian, 15th January 2018

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