Tyseley ‘honour killing’ father jailed for blaze murder – BBC News

Posted October 31st, 2013 in arson, attempted murder, attempts, families, murder, news, sentencing by michael

“A man who killed his wife and injured three daughters by setting his house on fire in a so-called honour killing plot has been jailed for life.”

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BBC News, 30th October 2013

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Michael Bennison trial stopped over ‘lost’ DNA evidence – BBC News

Posted October 11th, 2013 in attempted murder, attempts, DNA, evidence, murder, news, wounding by sally

“The trial of a man for the attempted murder of a woman in York has been abandoned after DNA evidence was lost.”

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BBC News, 9th October 2013

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Driver convicted over revenge hit-and-run of group of friends – Daily Telegraph

“A 21-year-old driver caught on CCTV ploughing into a group of friends as they crossed the street has been convicted of four counts of attempted murder.”

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd October 2013

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Karl Clay – Coventry sex offender who doused victims in petrol – sentenced to life in prison – The Independent

Posted September 24th, 2013 in attempted murder, attempts, news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences, violent offenders by sally

“A violent offender who doused his victims in petrol has been sentenced to life in prison for a string of violent and sexual assaults.”

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The Independent, 23rd September 2013

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CPS statement on abortion related case – Crown Prosecution Service

“The Director of Public Prosecutions, Keir Starmer QC said: ‘This was a very difficult and finely balanced decision. It was based on the individual facts of the case; it is not a policy decision. But in light of concerns raised today, I have decided that it would be sensible to put into the public domain the case specific reasons for not prosecuting in much greater detail. Clearly this will involve careful consideration of how much information can be put into the public domain by way of explanation, but my intention is for a fuller statement to made by the CPS in due course. In the mean time, I understand that the Health Secretary has written to the Attorney General asking for clarification and I am happy to assist him in any way.’ ”

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Crown Prosecution Service, 5th September 2013

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‘Highly intelligent’ schoolboy jailed for life for attempting to kill 12-year-old girl by ‘gutting her like a pig’ after she spurned sexual advances – The Independent

Posted August 15th, 2013 in attempted murder, attempts, children, murder, news, rape, restraining orders, sentencing by sally

“A ‘highly intelligent’ schoolboy has been sentenced to a minimum of seven years for attempting to murder a 12-year-old girl by “gutting her like a pig” with a blunt pen-knife after she spurned his sexual advances.”

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The Independent, 14th August 2013

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Ballet dancer Jack Widdowson’s attacker jailed for 13 years – BBC News

“A man who attacked a ballet dancer, broke his neck and left him lying in the street has been jailed for 13 years.”

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BBC News, 24th June 2013

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Dale Cregan trial: Guilty verdicts in trial of police killer and others – BBC News

Posted June 13th, 2013 in attempted murder, attempts, explosives, firearms, gangs, murder, news, weapons by sally

“Double police killer Dale Cregan has been cleared of a final charge of attempted murder at the conclusion of a 12-week trial involving nine other men.”

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BBC News, 13th June 2013

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Steven Frogg jailed for attempted murder of Mansfield boy – BBC News

“A man who broke a four-year-old boy’s skull in three places in a ‘frenzied’ attack has been jailed for 16 years.”

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BBC News, 12th June 2013

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Stephen Seddon jailed for 40 years for parents’ murder – The Guardian

Posted March 28th, 2013 in attempted murder, attempts, families, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

“A conman has been jailed for a minimum 40 years and told he will never be paroled after the cold-blooded murder of his parents to collect his £230,000 inheritance.”

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The Guardian, 28th March 2013

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Christopher Haughton guilty of trying to kill PCs in Kingsbury – BBC News

“A man has been found guilty of the attempted murder of two police officers and attacking two other PCs in a butcher’s shop in north-west London.”

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BBC News, 10th December 2012

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Man who said God told him to attack tourist with cobblestone jailed – The Guardian

Posted May 15th, 2012 in attempted murder, attempts, mental health, murder, news, sentencing by sally

“A man undergoing psychiatric care who almost murdered a tourist outside York Minster by hitting him repeatedly with a cobblestone has been jailed for a minimum of four and a half years.”

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The Guardian, 14th May 2012

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Men jailed for life for Thusha Kamaleswaran shop shooting – BBC News

Posted April 19th, 2012 in attempted murder, attempts, firearms, grievous bodily harm, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

“Three men have been jailed for life for a shooting in a south London shop which left a five-year-old girl paralysed.”

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BBC News, 19th April 2012

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Man who stabbed pensioner is jailed after being traced by spit – The Guardian

Posted April 2nd, 2012 in attempted murder, attempts, DNA, evidence, murder, news, sentencing, video recordings by sally

“A man who stabbed a 74-year-old woman six times in a ‘frenzied’ attack has been jailed after he was caught for spitting on the pavement.”

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The Guardian, 2nd April 2012

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Three gang members guilty of shooting that left five-year-old girl paralysed – The Guardian

Posted March 27th, 2012 in attempted murder, attempts, closed circuit television, firearms, gangs, murder, news by sally

“Three members of a south London street gang have been convicted of carrying out an attack that left a five-year-old girl paralysed.”

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The Guardian, 26th March 2012

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Briton Graham Mitchell faces Portugal extradition – BBC News

Posted March 20th, 2012 in attempted murder, attempts, evidence, extradition, murder, news by sally

“A Briton arrested over a Portuguese attempted murder case he thought he had been acquitted of 17 years ago says his world has been ‘turned upside down’.”

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BBC News, 20th March 2012

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Sylvester Akapalara murder: Man jailed for 30 years – BBC News

Posted February 16th, 2012 in attempted murder, attempts, firearms, gangs, murder, news, offensive weapons, sentencing by sally

“A gang member who killed a promising young athlete in south-east London has been jailed for a minimum of 30 years.”

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BBC News, 16th February 2012

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Man jailed for 20 years in ‘buried alive’ case – The Independent

Posted January 16th, 2012 in attempted murder, attempts, murder, news, sentencing by sally

“A man who attempted to murder his girlfriend by burying her alive in a cardboard box was jailed for 20 years today.”

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The Independent, 13th January 2012

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Inmate Kevan Thakrar cleared over prison guards attack – BBC News

“A man serving life for three murders has been cleared over a prison attack in which he stabbed three guards.”

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BBC News, 9th November 2011

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Householder cleared over fatal stabbing of intruder – The Guardian

Posted October 7th, 2011 in attempted murder, attempts, burglary, murder, news, prosecutions, self-defence by sally

“A householder arrested on suspicion of murder after the death of an intruder at his home has been cleared of any wrongdoing.”

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The Guardian, 7th October 2011

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