Playboy club dancer was not employed by firm, tribunal finds – Law Society Gazette

‘A nightclub dancer offered work by a consultant solicitor was not employed by his firm, an employment tribunal has ruled. The now-deceased solicitor, referred to only as AD, had approached the woman at the club and offered her a job as his personal secretary. She had a young son and was studying part-time for a graduate diploma in law.’

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Law Society Gazette, 30th September 2022

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Drug driver jailed for deliberately crashing car into pensioner’s bungalow – The Independent

‘A drug driver who deliberately crashed his BMW into a pensioner’s bungalow has been jailed.’

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The Independent, 28th September 2022

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Ryan Giggs trial: Jury discharged after failing to reach verdicts – BBC News

‘The jury in the trial of former Manchester United player Ryan Giggs has been discharged after failing to reach verdicts on any of the charges.’

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BBC News, 31st August 2022

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Non-fatal strangulation: Spalding man jailed for 34 months – BBC News

Posted August 25th, 2022 in assault, criminal damage, news, sentencing, threatening behaviour by sally

‘A man who admitted throttling a woman he met on a dating site has become one of the first people in the country to be jailed under a new law.’

Knife crime: Ex-police chief says higher sentences alone will not work – BBC News

Posted August 23rd, 2022 in assault, murder, news, offensive weapons, sentencing by sally

‘Ex-chief constable Sir Peter Fahy told Sky News the “main issue” was a court backlog caused by Covid-19, and this had led to a higher reoffending risk.’

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BBC News, 23rd August 2022

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Serial domestic abuser convicted of assault – BBC News

Posted August 15th, 2022 in assault, domestic violence, murder, news, police, prosecutions, rape, sexual offences by tracey

‘A “serial domestic abuse perpetrator” who escaped a rape prosecution after a series of official failings has been convicted of assaulting another woman.’

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BBC News, 13th August 2022

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Windrush man was treated shamefully, appeal judges say – BBC News

Posted July 28th, 2022 in appeals, assault, citizenship, colonies, criminal records, immigration, news by sally

‘A man who travelled to Britain in 1960 when he was three, as part of the Windrush generation, was “shamefully treated”, senior judges have said.’

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BBC News, 28th July 2022

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Two Met police officers charged with assault amid claims of excessive force – The Guardian

Posted July 14th, 2022 in assault, London, news, police, stop and search by tracey

‘Two Metropolitan police officers have been charged with assault by beating after allegedly using excessive force while searching a man in December 2021.’

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The Guardian, 13th July 2022

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British Army veteran ‘living in fear’ as he fights deportation threat after 20 years living in UK – The Independent

‘ British Army veteran who has spent more than 20 years living in the UK is “living in fear each and every second” due to the threat of deportation to Zimbabwe.’

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The Independent, 20th June 2022

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All strangulation of women is serious – and it’s time for the law to step up – The Guardian

Posted May 31st, 2022 in assault, domestic violence, news, prosecutions, sentencing, women by sally

‘Next month, on 7 June, as part of the Domestic Abuse Act (2021), non-fatal strangulation (NFS) and suffocation becomes a free-standing offence, punishable by up to five years in prison in England and Wales. Campaigners including the Centre for Women’s Justice (CWJ) and We Can’t Consent To This – who challenged the defence where the perpetrator claims it happened as part of “rough sex gone wrong” – have long argued that NFS, if prosecuted at all, was frequently charged as common assault, receiving a sentence of a few months.’

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The Guardian, 29th May 2022

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Man jailed for headbutting Sheffield United captain during play-off semi final – The Independent

Posted May 20th, 2022 in assault, imprisonment, news, sentencing, sport by sally

‘A Nottingham Forest football fan was jailed for headbutting Sheffield United captain Billy Sharp at Tuesday’s play-off semi-final after downing seven pints – prompting police to warn “casual thuggery” at games will be punished.’

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The Independent, 19th May 2022

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New Square police stabbings: West Bromwich brothers jailed – BBC News

Posted May 11th, 2022 in assault, firearms, imprisonment, news, offensive weapons, police, sentencing, wounding by sally

‘Two brothers who launched a “terrifying” knife attack on police officers at a shopping centre have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 10th May 2022

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Lawyer who injected food with his blood in Waitrose, Sainsbury’s and Tesco was insane, jury finds – The Independent

Posted May 6th, 2022 in assault, criminal damage, food, mental health, news by tracey

‘A lawyer who injected food with his blood at a series of supermarkets in a £500,000 rampage has been found not guilty by reason of insanity.’

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The Independent, 6th May 2022

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Man who killed ‘caring’ grandfather because he reminded him to check on his children jailed – The Independent

Posted May 4th, 2022 in assault, families, homicide, imprisonment, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man has been sentenced to more than 12 years in prison for killing a “caring, loving and strong” grandfather because he reminded him to check on his children.’

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The Independent, 4th May 2022

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Teacher wins £850k settlement following classroom assault – Local Government Lawyer

‘A teacher who was assaulted by a student has been awarded £850,000 in compensation following a personal injury claim, his union has reported.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 19th April 2022

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London teacher awarded £850,000 after pupil’s attack – The Guardian

‘A London teacher has been awarded £850,000 in compensation after being punched in the face and kicked during a science lesson by a pupil with a history of violence towards other children and teachers.’

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The Guardian, 14th April 2022

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NHS pays out £20m in clinical negligence claims over children’s mental health care – The Independent

Posted April 11th, 2022 in assault, children, compensation, hospitals, mental health, negligence, news, self-harm by tracey

‘The NHS has paid out at least £20m over poor care in children’s mental health services, a leaked report has revealed.’

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The Independent, 10th April 2022

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Everton fan who threw plastic bottle at Villa players avoids jail – The Independent

Posted March 25th, 2022 in assault, news, sentencing, sport, suspended sentences by tracey

‘An Everton fan who threw a plastic bottle towards Aston Villa players as they celebrated a goal has been given a suspended prison sentence.’

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The Independent, 24th March 2022

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Teaching assistant attacked by five-year-old who was ‘big for his age’ wins six-figure payout – Daily Telegraph

‘A former teaching assistant has been awarded a six-figure payout after suing her bosses over an attack by a five-year-old who was “big for his age”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd March 2022

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Wales introduces ban on smacking and slapping children – The Guardian

Posted March 21st, 2022 in assault, child cruelty, children, families, news, Wales by sally

‘Smacking and slapping children has been outlawed in Wales, with people told to contact social services or police if they see a parent or carer meting out physical punishment.’

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The Guardian, 21st March 2022

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