Man and female friend jailed for life for murder of his wife in Leeds – The Guardian

Posted January 18th, 2018 in assisting offenders, conspiracy, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A man and his female friend have been sentenced to life in prison for murdering his wife and dumping her body in woodland.’

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The Guardian, 17th January 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Twelve jailed over high speed road race that killed four young people – Crown Prosecution Service

‘Two men have today (May 19) been jailed for nine years for their part in a high-speed road race which left four people dead.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 19th May 2017

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Regina v Nelson (Scott) and another – WLR Daily

Posted October 31st, 2016 in appeals, assisting offenders, firearms, indictments, law reports by sally

Regina v Nelson (Scott) and another [2016] EWCA Crim 1517

‘The defendants, S and N, were members of a gang. The police were on high alert on a housing estate because they were aware that the defendants’ gang might mount a revenge attack on a rival gang. S ran towards a police officer who shouted to him to stop but S pulled out a submachine gun and fired one shot which missed the police officer. S ran off and hid in a block of flats where he disposed of the gun but was eventually arrested. He pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life, contrary to section 16 of the Firearms Act 1968. Following the shooting incident N had hidden the gun in the loft where it was found six months later. He was charged with possession of a prohibited firearm, contrary to section 5(1)(a) and (aba) of the 1968 Act, and assisting an offender, contrary to section 4(1) of the Criminal Law Act 1967. N applied for leave to appeal against conviction on the ground that the judge had erred in law in failing to direct the jury to consider the two counts which he faced as alternatives when they arose out of a single transaction.’

WLR Daily, 20th October 2016

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Becky Watts stepbrother and his girlfriend guilty of killing – BBC News

‘The stepbrother of Becky Watts has been found guilty of murdering her during a sexually motivated kidnap plot.’

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BBC News, 11th November 2015

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Two men jailed for life after shooting woman in attack aimed at her partner – The Guardian

Posted August 4th, 2015 in assisting offenders, conspiracy, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘Two men have been jailed for life after shooting dead a mother-of-two in an attack that was intended to kill someone else.’

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The Guardian, 3rd August 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Woman who gave friend gas she used to kill herself found not guilty of assisting suicide – The Independent

Posted May 15th, 2015 in assisted suicide, assisting offenders, news, suicide by tracey

‘A woman who supplied a friend with the gas she used to kill herself has been cleared of assisting suicide.’

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The Independent, 14th May 2015

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Care assistant among trio jailed for gambler’s killing – The Guardian

‘A woman has been jailed for 16 years for setting a trap which led to the “pitiless and wicked” murder of a professional gambler for the sake of his winnings.’

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The Guardian, 28th April 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Birmingham canal murder: Man guilty of body-in-suitcase killing – BBC News

Posted April 13th, 2015 in assisting offenders, canals, murder, news by sally

‘A killer who dismembered his tenant’s body before stuffing it into a suitcase which he dumped into a canal has been found guilty of murder.’

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BBC News, 9th April 2015

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Alex Peguero Sosa death: Lee Dent jailed for murder – BBC News

‘A man has been jailed for murdering a teenage footballer by stabbing him in the neck with a broken bottle.’

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BBC News, 20th March 2015

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Bigamist jailed after murdering second wife to cash in on life insurance – The Guardian

Posted March 3rd, 2015 in assisting offenders, bigamy, conspiracy, insurance, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A bigamist will serve at least 25 years in prison after being found guilty of murdering the second of his wives to cash in her life insurance and solve his financial problems.’

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The Guardian, 27th February 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Regina v Bina – WLR Daily

Regina v Bina [2014] WLR (D) 251

‘There was no limitation by which the offence of assisting unlawful immigration, contrary to section 25(1) of the Immigration Act 1971, was inapplicable in relation to asylum seekers. Further, section 25(3) of that Act was permissive only, so that a matter of foreign law might be proved by methods such as expert evidence or admission as well as by a government-issued certificate as set out in section 25(3).’

WLR Daily, 11th June 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Jahmel Jones shooting: Lecturer Rachel Kenehan jailed for helping murderers – BBC News

‘A university lecturer who helped her boyfriend and two others escape after they shot dead a rival drug dealer has been jailed for three-and-a-half years.’

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BBC News, 3rd March 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Regina (Noor Khan) v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs – WLR Daily

Regina (Noor Khan) v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs [2014] EWCA Civ 24; [2013] WLR (D) 14

‘The English court would not adjudicate, either as a question of justiciability or as a matter of discretion, on a claim which sought to characterise the actions of United Kingdom officials passing on locational intelligence to officials of the United States of America for use in drone strikes as secondary criminal offences either under domestic criminal law or international humanitarian law, because such relief would necessarily entail a condemnation of the activities of a foreign sovereign state.’

WLR Daily, 20th January 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Bijan Ebrahimi murder: Lee James jailed for life – BBC News

Posted November 28th, 2013 in assisting offenders, disabled persons, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A man has been jailed for life after admitting he murdered his disabled neighbour who had been wrongly branded a paedophile.’

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BBC News, 28th November 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Regina v Sadique (Omar) – WLR Daily

Posted July 9th, 2013 in appeals, assisting offenders, crime, drug offences, law reports by sally

Regina v Sadique (Omar) [2013] EWCA Crim 1150 ; [2013] WLR (D) 269

“Section 46 of the Serious Crime Act 2007 created the offence of encouraging or assisting the commission of one or more offences. Its specific ingredients and the subsequent legislative provisions underlined that an indictment charging a section 46 offence of encouraging one or more offences was permissible.”

WLR Daily, 5th July 2013

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Father jailed for killing man who asked if his crying daughter was all right – The Guardian

Posted July 16th, 2012 in assisting offenders, murder, news, sentencing by sally

“A father has been jailed for at least 26 years for killing a man for asking if his crying daughter was all right.”

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The Guardian, 13th July 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Regina v S; Regina v H – WLR Daily

Posted December 15th, 2011 in accomplices, appeals, assisting offenders, human rights, law reports by sally

Regina v S; Regina v H [2011] EWCA Crim 2872; [2011] WLR (D) 363

“Section 46 of the Serious Crime Act 2007 was not incompatible with articles 6 and 7 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms by reason of being too vague and uncertain.”

WLR Daily, 13th December 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Met’s supergrass system called into question by dismissal of Gary Eaton – The Guardian

Posted September 20th, 2011 in assisting offenders, news, police, witnesses by tracey

“Scotland Yard’s supergrass system has been called into question after a judge ruled a key criminal witness was a ‘pathological liar’ for the second time in six months.”

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The Guardian, 20th September 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Raoul Moat’s alleged accomplices face attempted murder charges – The Guardian

Posted December 21st, 2010 in assisting offenders, attempts, murder, news by sally

“Two men accused of helping Raoul Moat will face charges of attempting to murder David Rathband, the police officer shot and blinded by the former bouncer, prosecutors have said.”

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The Guardian, 20th December 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Regina v Zaman – WLR Daily

Posted January 26th, 2010 in appeals, assisting offenders, crime, guilty pleas, law reports by sally

Regina v Zaman [2010] WLR (D) 7

“Where a defendant has pleaded guilty to a charge under s 4(1) of the Criminal Law Act 1967 of assisting an offender, the conviction is not rendered unsafe by reason of subsequent acquittal of the person assisted.”

WLR Daily, 25th January 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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