Police Receive Seven Reports Of So-Called Honour-Based Abuse A Day – Each Other

‘Between March 2021 and March 2022 there were 2,887 honour-based abuse-related (HBA) offences recorded by the police in England and Wales, the second consecutive rise in HBA-related offences. Approximately seven cases are reported every day. However, the Home Office says that these cases are likely to only represent a small proportion of the actual offences committed.’

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Each Other, 27th January 2022

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Rapist who threatened to kill victim’s date has sentence reviewed – The Guardian

‘The government’s top law officials are reviewing a jail sentence handed to a man who forced a woman to have sex with him to save the life of a man with whom she was on a first date.’

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The Guardian, 26th January 20223

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Paddleboarder who hit boy in Bristol park sentenced – BBC News

Posted January 13th, 2023 in assault, children, compensation, news, sentencing, suspended sentences by tracey

‘A woman who attacked a 12-year-old boy with a paddle has been given a suspended sentence.’

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BBC News, 12th January 2023

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Manish Shah: Romford GP given more life sentences for sexually assaulting women – BBC News

Posted January 10th, 2023 in assault, doctors, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A former family doctor has received two more life sentences, after sexually assaulting four women during unnecessary examinations.’

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BBC News, 9th January 2022

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Teenage girl awarded £25k compensation after assault at school – Local Government Lawyer

Posted January 6th, 2023 in assault, compensation, duty of care, news, school children, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘A teenage girl has been awarded £25,000 in compensation after she suffered sexual assault at school by a boy who had been moved from another school where he was under police investigation for similar alleged criminal offences.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 6th January 2023

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Calls for public inquiry into abuses at Manston asylum centre in Kent – The Guardian

Posted January 5th, 2023 in assault, asylum, detention, inquiries, news by sally

‘Lawyers and human rights campaigners are calling for a public inquiry into abuse and other mistreatment at Manston, the controversial Kent processing centre for small boat arrivals, after it emerged that police were investigating allegations of assault.’

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The Guardian, 4th January 2023

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Man leaps out of crown court dock and flees after sentencing – The Guardian

Posted January 4th, 2023 in assault, Crown Court, escape from custody, news, recidivists, sentencing by sally

‘Police are searching for a man after he leapt out of a crown court dock and fled after being sentenced for actual bodily harm.’

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The Guardian, 3rd January 2023

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Man given suspended 10-week sentence over racist assault on teacher in Stockport – The Guardian

‘A former soldier who pleaded guilty to a racist assault after chasing a teacher down the street with two umbrellas and using a racial slur has received a 10-week suspended sentence and been ordered to pay his victim £300.’

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The Guardian, 8th December 2022

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Nightclub spiking: Police apology after victim waits five months for test result – BBC News

Posted December 5th, 2022 in assault, criminal justice, delay, drug offences, news, police, victims by sally

‘A woman who had been injected with morphine in a nightclub waited five months for test results after reporting the attack to the police.’

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BBC News, 5th December 2022

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Offences Against Match Officials: Where to Draw the Line? – Football Law

Posted November 30th, 2022 in assault, disciplinary procedures, interpretation, news, sport by sally

‘What constitutes an “assault” in the FA Disciplinary Regulations? Where is the line to be drawn within the FA Disciplinary Regulations between an “assault” and the lesser offence of “physical contact”? A recent decision of an FA Appeal Board has provided some much-needed clarity addressing these questions insofar as they relate to offences against match officials as outlined in paragraph 96 of the FA Disciplinary Regulations, Part D – On-Field Regulations, Section 3 (“OFR, Section 3”).’

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Football Law, November 2022

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Woman banned from Primark after ripping worker’s shirt for ‘flirting’ – The Independent

Posted November 18th, 2022 in assault, community service, compensation, criminal damage, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A woman has been banned from Primark after assaulting a staff member for “flirting” with a colleague she found attractive.’

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The Independent, 15th November 2022

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Assault EW cases and the perverse effects of virtue-signalling legislation – Counsel

Posted November 10th, 2022 in assault, autism, emergency services, hospitals, imprisonment, mental health, news, police by sally

‘Defence lawyers are concerned that charging is frequently not in the public interest and that defendants with severe mental health problems and/or who are neurodivergent are being pointlessly swept into the criminal justice system, warns Penelope Gibbs.’

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Counsel, November 2022

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Earth, Wind and Fire: Aberystwyth man admits assaulting Mo Pleasure – BBC News

Posted November 4th, 2022 in assault, imprisonment, news, racism, sentencing by tracey

‘A man has been sentenced to 20 weeks in prison after admitting to the racially aggravated assault of a former member of the band Earth, Wind and Fire.’

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BBC News, 4th November 2022

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Better protection for victims under pre-charge bail reforms – Home Office

‘A new provision known as “Kay’s Law” protects victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault.’

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Home Office, 26th October 2022

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Jail for ‘thug’ who attacked Sikh cleric ‘without any justifiable reason’ – The Independent

Posted October 7th, 2022 in assault, grievous bodily harm, imprisonment, news, racism, sentencing, Sikhism by tracey

‘A “thug” who punched a Sikh priest in the street “without any justifiable reason” and left him for dead has been jailed for three years.’

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The Independent, 6th October 2022

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Van driver avoids jail for punching cyclist unconscious – BBC News

Posted October 5th, 2022 in assault, compensation, dangerous driving, news, sentencing, suspended sentences by sally

‘A van driver who knocked a cyclist unconscious in a road rage attack has been spared jail.’

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BBC News, 4th October 2022

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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.’