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

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Supreme Court to hear case on deprivations of liberty, community treatment orders – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Supreme Court will next week consider whether a statutory power to impose conditions amounting to a deprivation of liberty can ever lawfully be “implied”.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 18th October 2018

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Darnley v Croydon Health Services NHS Trust – Law Pod UK

‘In Darnley v Croydon NHS Trust [2018] UKSC 50 the Supreme Court has ruled that hospitals are liable for the actions and statements of their non-medical staff in A & E. Rosalind English discusses the implications of this judgment with Owain Thomas QC.’

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Law Pod UK, 15th October 2018

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Court quadruples sexual assault solicitor’s suspension – Legal Futures

Posted October 16th, 2018 in assault, disciplinary procedures, news, sexual offences, solicitors by sally

‘The suspension handed out by a disciplinary tribunal to a solicitor found guilty of sexual assault in a high-profile case was too lenient, the High Court has ruled in quadrupling its length.’

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Legal Futures, 16th October 2018

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Supreme Court rules that hospital receptionist owes a duty of care to a patient — Owain Thomas QC – UK Human Rights Blog

‘The Supreme Court has unanimously allowed the appeal of Michael Darnley in Darnley v Croydon Health Services NHS Trust [2018] UKSC 50, holding that a hospital receptionist owed a duty of care to a patient at A&E, which was breached by providing him with incorrect information as to how long he was likely to have to wait before being seen or triaged.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 11th October 2018

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Home Office agrees to inquiry into immigrant abuse allegations – The Guardian

Posted October 12th, 2018 in assault, detention, immigration, inquiries, news by sally

‘The Home Office has agreed to carry out an independent and far-reaching inquiry into alleged abusive treatment of immigrants held in UK detention centres after being threatened with legal proceedings.’

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The Guardian, 11th October 2018

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Judge hits out at case against senior police officer accused of ‘shoulder barging’ female colleague – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 1st, 2018 in assault, news, police, prosecutions, Uncategorized by sally

‘A judge and police leaders have questioned why a senior counter-terror officer had to face a criminal trial over a complaint that he “shoulder-barged” a female colleague.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th September 2018

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Celebrity Big Brother to be investigated by Ofcom – BBC News

Posted September 25th, 2018 in assault, complaints, media, news by sally

‘Ofcom is to launch an inquiry into Celebrity Big Brother after it received more than 25,000 complaints about Roxanne Pallett’s allegation she was physically abused by Ryan Thomas.’

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BBC News, 24th September 2018

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Jail time to double for assaulting an emergency worker – Ministry of Justice

‘New law protecting emergency workers from assault to receive Royal Assent today (Thursday 13 September 2018).’

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Ministry of Justice, 13th September 2018

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Police officer who Tasered force’s race relations adviser in face cleared of misconduct – The Independent

Posted September 6th, 2018 in assault, disciplinary procedures, news, police, weapons by tracey

‘A police officer who Tasered her force’s own race relations adviser in the face in a case of mistaken identity has been cleared of gross misconduct.’

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The Independent, 5th September 2018

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