‘Rough sex’ defence led to over 60 victims having to deny giving consent, finds research – The Guardian

Posted June 4th, 2020 in assault, consent, defences, news, prosecutions, sexual offences, victims by sally

‘More than 60 victims have been forced to go to court over the past decade to deny that they consented to strangulation, assaults or violence, according to the campaign to end reliance on the “rough sex” defence.’

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The Guardian, 3rd June 2020

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36 Emergency Powers Group Newsletter – The 36 Group

‘1. Knowing Your R’s from Your Elbow: Wrongful Convictions in the Time of Coronavirus – Arthur Kendrick & Tom Parker
2. “Repugnant to Ordinary Notions of Fairness”? The Burden of Proof in the ‘Leaving Home’ Offence – Catherine Rose
3. Beyond the Emergency Legislation: Offences of Deliberate Infection – Michael Haggar
4. To Derogate or Not to Derogate: Are the Lockdown Restrictions Compatible with the European Convention on Human Rights? – Nadeem Holland
5. Landlord and Tenant Rights in the Pandemic – Karen Reid
6. Immigration Appeals in the Age of Corona – Tom Wilding’

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The 36 Group, 2nd June 2020

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Coronavirus: Death of Belly Mujinga ‘not linked to spit attack’ – BBC News

Posted June 1st, 2020 in assault, coronavirus, news, unlawful killing by sally

‘The death of a railway worker who was spat at by a man claiming to have coronavirus was not linked to the attack, police have concluded.’

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BBC News, 29th May 2020

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Officers ‘wary’ as spit attacks rise in coronavirus pandemic – BBC News

‘Spitting attacks on police may be behind a national rise in assaults on emergency workers during lockdown, officials have said.’

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BBC News, 23rd May 2020

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Hundreds prosecuted for coronavirus-related attacks on emergency workers – The Guardian

‘More than 300 prosecutions for assaults on police and emergency workers were completed during the first month of lockdown, the director of public prosecutions, Max Hill QC, has revealed.’

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The Guardian, 21st May 2020

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Skegness woman jailed for boiling water attacks on husband – BBC News

Posted May 14th, 2020 in assault, domestic violence, news, sentencing by sally

‘A woman who threw boiling water over her husband, leaving him scarred for life, has been jailed for two years.’

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BBC News, 13th May 2020

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Avoid frame-by-frame analysis of fast moving events and discussion of evidence in front of officers – UK Police Law Blog

‘In Goodenough v Chief Constable of Thames Valley Police [2020] EWHC 695 (QB), the High Court, Turner J, considered a claim for damages brought by Robin Goodenough’s mother and sister. The claims arose out of Mr Goodenough’s death on 27 September 2003 following a short car chase and traffic stop. The Claimants asserted that police officers had assaulted Mr Goodenough and that thereafter had been breaches of Article 2 of the Human Rights Act 1998. The case provides useful insights into the approach to be taken when conducting a judicial analysis of incidents such as this and may be relied upon by those arguing that an Art. 2 inquest is required in order to meet investigative short comings.’

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UK Police Law Blog, 12th May 2020

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Is the law of vicarious liability still ‘on the move’? Barclays Bank plc v Various Claimants [2020] UKSC 13 – 3PB

Posted May 12th, 2020 in assault, doctors, news, sexual offences, vicarious liability by sally

‘The 126 claimants in this case were all employees of Barclays Bank who, at the start of their employment between the late 1960s and early 1980s, were required to undergo a medical examination. Examinations were carried out by Dr Bates (now deceased), a general practitioner who was not an employee of the Bank but engaged as an independent contractor to provide this service, and did so at his home. The Claimants alleged that they were sexually assaulted by Dr Bates while undergoing this examination and brought a group action against the Bank for compensation. A preliminary issue was whether Barclays could be vicariously liable for his actions.’

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3PB, May 2020

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Lollipop man attacked with own stick during man’s assault spree – BBC News

Posted April 24th, 2020 in assault, criminal damage, imprisonment, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man has been jailed after a string of assaults in one day which, officers say, culminated in him smearing his own faeces across a police cell.’

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BBC News, 23rd April 2020

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Coronavirus: Hull man jailed for coughing in police officer’s face – BBC News

‘A man has been jailed for coughing in the face of a police officer and claiming he had coronavirus.’

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BBC News, 16th April 2020

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Tougher penalties proposed for attacks on UK emergency workers- The Guardian

Posted April 16th, 2020 in assault, consultations, coronavirus, emergency services, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘Judges will be able to impose tougher punishments on anyone convicted of assaulting emergency workers or threatening to transmit diseases under sentencing guidelines proposals published on Thursday.’

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The Guardian, 16th April 2020

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Coronavirus: Man jailed for coughing on police officer – BBC News

‘A man who coughed on a police officer and claimed to have coronavirus has been jailed for six months.’

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BBC News, 2nd April 2020

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Barrister suspended for headbutting female colleague – Legal Futures

‘A senior barrister who headbutted a junior female member of chambers during a drunken row, leaving her on the ground with blood all over her face, has been suspended for three months by a Bar disciplinary tribunal.’

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Legal Futures, 1st April 2020

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Dorchester-upon-Thames man jailed for coughing in officer’s face – BBC News

Posted April 1st, 2020 in assault, coronavirus, criminal damage, health, imprisonment, news, police, sentencing by sally

‘A man who coughed in the face of a police officer arresting him for assaulting a woman has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 31st March 2020

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Woman who coughed in police officer’s face jailed for 12 weeks – The Guardian

‘A woman has been jailed after she coughed in a police officer’s face, claiming that she had coronavirus.’

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The Guardian, 27th March 2020

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Coronavirus cough attacks a crime, says prosecution chief – BBC News

Posted March 27th, 2020 in assault, coronavirus, criminal justice, health, news by sally

‘Anyone who coughs on key workers as a threat amid the coronavirus crisis will face serious criminal charges.’

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BBC News, 26th March 2020

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Oval Four: Final conviction quashed in corrupt detective case – BBC News

‘The final member of a group of four men who were jailed nearly 50 years ago on the evidence of a corrupt police officer has had his conviction quashed.’

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BBC News, 24th March 2020

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Sexual predator jailed for luring aspiring models to free photoshoot where he would drug and molest them – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 17th, 2020 in assault, false imprisonment, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A serial sexual abuser has been jailed for luring aspiring models to photoshoots where he would ply them with drugged alcohol, wait for them to pass out and assault them.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th March 2020

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Caroline Flack: authorities to review pursuit of assault case – The Guardian

Posted March 4th, 2020 in assault, Crown Prosecution Service, domestic violence, news, suicide, victims by sally

‘The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) will review its handling of the assault case against the late Love Island host Caroline Flack.’

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The Guardian, 4th March 2020

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Hammer-wielding trans woman escapes prison after judge hears there was no way to confirm her gender – Daily Telegraph

‘A trans woman who threatened shop staff with a claw hammer escaped prison after a court heard there was no way to confirm her gender.

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Daily Telegraph, 27th February 2020

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