Appeal judges reject attempts to blame lawyers for convictions – Legal Futures

‘The Court of Appeal has rejected two separate attempts by convicted criminals to blame poor performance by lawyers for their convictions.’

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Legal Futures, 22nd February 2024

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County lines gang member jailed – BBC News

Posted January 30th, 2024 in assault, conspiracy, drug trafficking, guilty pleas, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A leading member of a County Lines gang has been jailed for his part in trafficking drugs valued at nearly £250,000.’

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BBC news, 29th January 2024

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Llanelli DJ jailed for urinating on cancer patient and posting video online – The Guardian

Posted January 26th, 2024 in assault, cancer, compensation, imprisonment, news, sentencing by sally

‘A wedding DJ has been jailed for 14 weeks for urinating on a cancer patient and then posting the footage online.’

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The Guardian, 25th January 2024

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Tradesman sexually abused girl, 6, in her own bedroom – BBC News

Posted January 11th, 2024 in assault, child abuse, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A tradesman who sexually assaulted a six-year-old girl while carrying out work at her family’s home has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 10th January 2024

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Sutton: Three jailed for abusing care home residents with learning disabilities – BBC News

‘Three carers have been jailed after being convicted of abusing care home residents in south London.’

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BBC News, 4th January 2024

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Teenagers jailed for Peterborough play park knife attacks – BBC News

‘Five teenagers from Peterborough have been jailed for at least seven years each after a knife attack at a play area which left two people seriously wounded.’

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BBC News, 20th December 2023

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Intentional Non-Fatal Strangulation: Quick Sentence Guide – 3PB

Posted November 23rd, 2023 in assault, domestic violence, news, sentencing by sally

‘The political and evidential background underpinning the implementation of the offence of Intentional Non-Fatal Strangulation (INFS) will be well known to anyone who habitually works in the Criminal Justice System.’

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3PB, 11th October 2023

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Non-fatal strangulation: origins, injuries, and challenges – 3PB

Posted November 23rd, 2023 in assault, domestic violence, news, personal injuries by sally

‘The act of strangling or suffocating as part of an assault has long formed the part of allegations involving other offences such as battery and assaults resulting in actual harm (ABH) or serious harm. However as of 7th June 2022 section 70 of the Domestic Abuse Act 2021 has produced section 75A of the Serious Crime Act 2015, creating an offence of non-fatal strangulation or non-fatal suffocation. This article is focussed more on the former. It is becoming more
commonplace both to see this offence charged and to advise on whether it should be charged. There has also been recent case law in the Court of Appeal concerning sentencing in these cases and Jonathan Underhill has written an article about this which goes hand in hand with this piece.’

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3PB, 20th October 2023

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R v Clark [2023] EWCA Crim 309: a mere administrative error or an invalid committal? – Guildhall Chambers

Posted October 19th, 2023 in assault, chambers articles, committals, criminal procedure, magistrates, news by sally

‘This case found its way to the Court of Appeal by way of an appeal against sentence. Before considering that sentence, the Court had to resolve a question raised by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals about the lawfulness of the sentence passed in the Crown Court because of procedural errors at the first hearing in the magistrates’ court.’

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Guildhall Chambers, 8th September 2023

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Wandsworth Prison unsafe and inhumane – watchdog report – BBC News

‘A men’s prison in south-west London has been deemed “unsafe and inhumane”, a watchdog report has warned.’

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BBC News, 11th October 2023

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‘Animal’ Dorset Police officer guilty of raping friend – BBC News

Posted October 5th, 2023 in alcohol abuse, assault, news, police, rape, sexual offences by sally

‘A police officer has been found guilty of raping a friend who accused him of abusing her “like an animal”.’

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BBC News, 4th October 2023

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Former police constable admits to five sexual assaults on night out – The Independent

Posted September 26th, 2023 in assault, guilty pleas, news, police, sexual offences by sally

‘A former police officer has admitted to multiple sexual assaults on a night out.’

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The Independent, 25th September 2023

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Swansea: PC Jack Williams jailed for punching autistic man – BBC News

Posted September 22nd, 2023 in assault, autism, imprisonment, news, police, professional conduct, sentencing by tracey

‘A policeman who punched an autistic man in the head seven times during an arrest has been jailed for 12 weeks.’

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BBC News, 21st September 2023

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Three-quarters of rape survivors say police response damaged their mental health – The Guardian

Posted September 21st, 2023 in assault, mental health, news, police, rape, sexual offences, victims by sally

‘The full extent of the trauma rape survivors experience as a direct result of their interaction with police has been shown for the first time in a damning official survey.’

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The Guardian, 21st September 2023

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Sexual assault trial in Sheffield collapses after juror falls asleep – The Guardian

Posted August 22nd, 2023 in assault, evidence, juries, news, sexual offences by sally

‘A sexual assault trial in Sheffield has collapsed after a member of the jury fell asleep and missed “important evidence”, it has been reported.’

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The Guardian, 21st August 2023

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Bishopsgate: Two men jailed for ‘brazen’ robberies and knife attacks – BBC News

‘Two men who inflicted “savage injuries” on members of the public during a robbery and knife attack in central London have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 10th August 2023

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Lincolnshire police officer found not guilty of sexual assault – BBC News

‘A police officer has been found not guilty of sexually assaulting a woman nine years ago.’

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BBC News, 2nd August 2023

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Tony Di Bart: The Real Thing singer sentenced for hitting PC – BBC News

‘A chart-topping singer has been handed a community order for hitting a police officer while drunk.’

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BBC News, 1st August 2023

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Kevin Spacey cleared of sexually assaulting four men – The Guardian

Posted July 27th, 2023 in assault, juries, news, sexual offences by sally

‘Kevin Spacey wept and said he was humbled after being cleared of sexual assault in one of the UK’s most high-profile #MeToo trials.’

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The Guardian, 26th July 2023

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Dangerous rapist jailed for life for ‘horrific’ attacks – BBC News

Posted July 20th, 2023 in assault, coercive & controlling behaviour, news, rape, sentencing by tracey

‘A 34-year-old man has been jailed for life after assaulting and raping two women in “horrific” attacks.’

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BBC News,19h July 2023

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