Covid: Scarborough woman jailed for coughing at police – BBC News

‘A woman who deliberately coughed at police investigating a breach of coronavirus restrictions has been jailed for four months.’

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BBC News, 23rd February 2021

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Man sentenced after spitting at Jeremy Corbyn in ‘barrage of abuse’ during Covid first wave – The Independent

‘A 56-year-old man has been sentenced for spitting at former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in a “barrage of abuse” during the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic.’

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The Independent, 28th February 2021

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Liverpool knifeman jailed for ‘terrifying’ train passenger attack – BBC News

‘A knifeman who carried out a “cowardly and terrifying” attack on a visually impaired rail passenger has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 27th January 2021

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Coronavirus: Boy sentenced for racist street attack – BBC News

‘A 16-year-old boy has been sentenced for racially attacking a Singapore student who was told “we don’t want your coronavirus in our country”.’

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BBC News, 27th January 2021

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Strangling: Calls for a new non-fatal strangulation offence – BBC News

Posted January 5th, 2021 in assault, bills, coercive & controlling behaviour, domestic violence, news by sally

‘There will be a fresh move later to make non-fatal strangulation a specific criminal offence in England and Wales as the House of Lords debates an amendment to the Domestic Abuse Bill.’

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BBC News, 5th January 2021

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‘Stockwell Six’: two men could have convictions overturned – The Guardian

‘Two men who were jailed nearly 50 years ago on the word of a corrupt detective could finally have their names cleared.
The cases of two members of the so-called “Stockwell Six”, who were accused of attempting to rob that officer on the underground, are now being referred to the court of appeal by the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC).’

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The Guardian, 14th December 2020

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Home Office sued by family of Windrush man refused UK citizenship – The Guardian

‘The family of a Windrush man denied British citizenship on the grounds that he failed a good character requirement are suing the Home Office to try to change legislation, arguing the rules are racially discriminatory.’

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The Guardian, 10th December 2020

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Dayne Cooper jailed after Essex police officer dragged by car – BBC News

Posted December 1st, 2020 in assault, emergency services, guilty pleas, news, police, sentencing by sally

‘A man who dragged a police officer along the ground as he held the car door and punched another in the head has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 30th November 2020

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Ex-prisoner challenges MoJ policy after alleged sexual assault by trans woman – The Guardian

‘A prisoner who was allegedly sexually assaulted behind bars by another inmate has challenged the Ministry of Justice over its policy on placing transgender women in women’s prisons.’

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The Guardian, 28th October 2020

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Brothers stopped and searched over a fist bump to sue Met police – The Guardian

Posted October 29th, 2020 in assault, false imprisonment, news, police, race discrimination, stop and search by sally

‘Two innocent black brothers wrongly suspected by police of drug dealing after they bumped fists in the street say they were targeted because of their skin colour and will sue the police.’

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The Guardian, 29th October 2020

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Ministers must end their attacks on lawyers – The Guardian

‘Barristers, solicitors, legal academics and retired judges call for the home secretary and the prime minister to apologise for past remarks and refrain from using hostile language.’

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The Guardian, 25th October 2020

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Lawyers call for apology from Johnson and Patel for endangering colleagues – The Guardian

‘The UK prime minister and the home secretary are accused of endangering the personal safety of lawyers through their abusive attacks on the profession and should apologise, more than 800 former judges and senior legal figures have said in a letter sent to the Guardian.’

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The Guardian, 25th October 2020

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South Wales police defend use of Taser on pregnant woman – The Guardian

Posted October 23rd, 2020 in assault, firearms, news, police, pregnancy by sally

‘A police force has defended the use of a Taser by one of its officers on a pregnant woman who lost her baby after the stun gun was fired at her.’

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The Guardian, 21st October 2020

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Met police apologise over errors in racist attack investigation – The Guardian

Posted October 22nd, 2020 in assault, complaints, news, police, race discrimination, racism, victims by sally

‘The Metropolitan police has apologised for errors made in an investigation into a vicious racist attack. The victim says the errors resulted from discrimination by officers.’

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The Guardian, 22nd October 2020

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John Leslie trial: Ex-Blue Peter presenter cleared of sex assault – BBC News

Posted October 20th, 2020 in assault, media, news, sexual offences, trials by sally

‘Former TV presenter John Leslie has been found not guilty of sexual assault.’

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BBC News, 19th October 2020

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Man pleads guilty to setting police officer on fire – BBC News

Posted October 14th, 2020 in assault, grievous bodily harm, guilty pleas, news, police, wounding by sally

‘A man has pleaded guilty to setting fire to a policeman as he tried to evict him from land owned by Prince Charles.’

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BBC News, 13th October 2020

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Belly Mujinga: Calls for inquest into alleged ‘virus cough attack’ death – BBC News

Posted October 12th, 2020 in assault, bereavement, coronavirus, families, inquests, news, police, transport by sally

‘There are calls for an inquest into the death of transport worker Belly Mujinga – who died after reportedly being coughed and spat on by a passenger who said he had the virus.’

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BBC News, 12th October 2020

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Lawyers claim knife attack at law firm was inspired by Priti Patel’s rhetoric – The Guardian

‘Britain’s top lawyers have written to Priti Patel to express their concern after a knifeman threatened to kill an immigration solicitor last month in an attack colleagues say was directly motivated by comments made by the home secretary.’

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The Guardian, 10th October 2020

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Charlie Elphicke: Ex-MP jailed for sex assaults on women – BBC News

Posted September 15th, 2020 in assault, news, parliament, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘Ex-Conservative MP Charlie Elphicke has been jailed for two years for sexually assaulting two women.’

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BBC News, 15th September 2020

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Maximum jail term for attacking emergency workers to be double – The Guardian

Posted September 15th, 2020 in assault, emergency services, news, police, sentencing by tracey

‘Increase to two years is among series of sentencing reforms announced by Ministry of Justice.’

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The Guardian, 15th September 2020

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