Police to get more stop and search powers to tackle acid attacks – Home Office

‘Home Secretary Sajid Javid will give police new powers to stop and search anyone suspected of carrying a corrosive substance in public.’

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Home Office, 20th February 2019

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Boy convicted of sex assault on pupil allowed back to school – BBC News

Posted February 20th, 2019 in assault, news, school children, sexual offences, victims by sally

‘A 15-year-old boy convicted of sexually assaulting a girl in a classroom has been allowed to stay at the same school as his victim.’

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BBC News, 20th February 2019

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Solicitor “tried to get assault complainant to withdraw statement” – Legal Futures

‘A solicitor who tried to get someone he employed to persuade the alleged victim of a sexual assault to withdraw her statement has been struck off by a tribunal.’

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Legal Futures, 15th February 2019

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Alfie Lamb death: Crush death accused ‘had fit of temper’ – BBC News

‘A three-year-old boy died after his mother’s boyfriend pushed his car seat back in a “fit of childish temper”, a court has heard.’

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BBC News, 12th February 2019

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Kathleen Griffin death: Torture killer ‘could have been stopped’ – BBC News

‘A woman was tortured and killed by a man who authorities should have stopped from living with her, a report said.’

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BBC News, 7th February 2019

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Judge “wrong” not to make unless order over unpaid costs – Litigation Futures

Posted February 5th, 2019 in assault, costs, human rights, judges, mental health, news, personal injuries by tracey

‘A circuit judge was wrong not to make an unless order against a claimant who failed to pay the costs of a preliminary hearing, the High Court has ruled.’

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Litigation Futures, 5th January 2019

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Woman found to have defamed ex-husband on Facebook takes fight to Supreme Court – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 24th, 2019 in appeals, assault, costs, defamation, domestic violence, families, news, Supreme Court, women by tracey

‘A woman who claimed on Facebook that her ex-husband tried to strangle her is set to fight a judge’s ruling that she is guilty of defamation because he wasn’t trying to kill her. Nicola Stocker, 51, will argue before the Supreme Court that she had used common language to describe the attack by her millionaire ex-husband, for which he was arrested, when talking to his new lover.’

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd January 2019

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Man who killed friend in club crash ‘rage’ jailed for life – BBC News

Posted December 19th, 2018 in assault, attempted murder, dangerous driving, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who killed his friend when he drove a car into a crowd in a “drink-fuelled rage” has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 19th December 2018

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Former Cambridge University rugby player jailed for sexually assaulting student in college room – The Independent

Posted December 13th, 2018 in assault, attempts, news, rape, sentencing by tracey

‘A former Cambridge University rugby player has been locked up after forcing himself on a fellow student in her college bedroom..’

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The Independent, 13th December 2018

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Man who bit police officer is first person to be jailed under new law to protect emergency workers – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 28th, 2018 in assault, emergency services, guilty pleas, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A landscape gardener who bit a police officer has become the first person to be jailed under new laws to protect emergency workers.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th November 2018

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Payout over schoolboys’ sex assaults on girl, 6 – BBC News

Posted November 22nd, 2018 in assault, compensation, local government, news, school children, sexual offences by tracey

‘The parents of a girl sexually assaulted at the age of six by boys in her school playground have won compensation from the local authority.’

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BBC News, 21st November 2018

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Knife crime: Should stronger stop and search powers be used? – BBC News

‘A series of stabbings on the streets of London has led to a renewed focus on knife crime and how to reduce it. One power available to the police is stop and search, and Home Secretary Sajid Javid has recently emphasised its importance in tackling violence: “If stop and search means that lives can be saved from the communities most affected, then of course it’s a very good thing,” he told the annual Police Superintendents’ Conference in September. But what powers are available to the police and what is the evidence they reduce crime?’

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BBC News, 8th November 2018

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Darnley v Croydon Health Services NHS Trust: Supreme Court confirms duty of care exists on non-medical A&E staff – Cloisters

‘In a unanimous judgment delivered on 10th October 2018, the Supreme Court reminded practitioners that there is no need to consider the Caparo v Dickman test in every case where the existence of a duty of care is in issue, and that judges must be careful not to conflate issues relevant to the existence of a duty with those relevant to whether or not the duty has been breached.’

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Cloisters, 18th October 2018

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Sex-pest policeman Simon Hurwood guilty of gross misconduct – BBC News

Posted November 2nd, 2018 in assault, disciplinary procedures, news, police, sexual offences by sally

‘A former police inspector who targeted junior colleagues for sex committed gross misconduct, a panel has ruled.’

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BBC News, 1st November 2018

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Baby-faced criminal who bragged about joyriding in Rolls Royce photo and terrorised community is jailed – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 1st, 2018 in assault, dangerous driving, news, police, recidivists, sentencing, young offenders by sally

‘A baby-faced teenage criminal who terrorised a local community and bragged about his joyriding lifestyle by posing in a Rolls Royce has finally been sent to prison after 47 convictions for 77 crimes.’

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Daily Telegraph, 31st October 2018

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Acid attacks: offenders face jail for possession without licence – The Guardian

Posted November 1st, 2018 in assault, hazardous substances, licensing, news, sentencing by sally

‘Possessing potentially lethal acid without a licence is now a criminal offence, with offenders facing a two-year prison sentence.’

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The Guardian, 1st November 2018

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Jail sentences for assaults on NHS staff to double, health secretary to announce – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 31st, 2018 in assault, news, nurses, paramedics, sentencing by sally

‘Jail sentences for those who attack paramedics and casualty nurses are set to double in a bid to tackle record levels of violence against staff.’

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Daily Telegraph, 31st October 2018

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Road rage driver Darren Hefferman jailed for cyclist punch – BBC News

‘A road rage motorist who punched a cyclist into oncoming traffic has been jailed for two years.’

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BBC News, 26th October 2018

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Bellman v Northampton Recruitment Ltd [2018] EWCA Civ 2214: Vicarious liability for assault considered in the Court of Appeal – Zenith PI

Posted October 24th, 2018 in appeals, assault, employment, news, personal injuries, vicarious liability by tracey

‘This case was heard recently in the Court Of Appeal before Lord Justice Erwin, Lord Justice Moylan and Lady Justice Asplin. Lady Justice Asplin gave the leading judgment
with which the Lord Justices agreed. However, Lord Justice Erwin was keen to emphasise at paragraph 37, “how unusual are these facts and how limited will be the parallels to this case”.’

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Zenith PI, 23rd October 2018

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Harassment – when new evidence isn’t – Nearly Legal

‘This was Homelets of Bath appeal from first instance judgment against them on Ms T’s claim for harassment under Prevention of Harassment Act 1997 and Protection from Eviction Act 1977, and assault and false imprisonment, with damages to be assessed.’

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Nearly Legal, 21st October 2018

Source: nearlylegal.co.uk