Case Law Update: Lancashire County Council v G (Unavailability of Secure Accommodation) [2020] EWHC 2828 (Fam) – Parklane Plowden Chambers

‘Mr Justice MacDonald authorised the deprivation of liberty of a vulnerable 16-year-old girl, G, under the inherent jurisdiction. The court was left with no real choice but to authorise the deprivation in circumstances where the only placement that could be located was neither secure nor regulated. Mr Justice MacDonald was troubled with the situation, and questioned whether he was simply being forced by mere circumstance to make an order irrespective of welfare considerations rather than exercising the courts’ welfare jurisdiction.’

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Parklane Plowden Chambers, 6th November 2020

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Aydin Altun found guilty of driving into PC with car – BBC News

‘A man has been convicted of trying to injure a Met Police officer by driving a car at him in north London.’

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BBC News, 12th October 2020

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Man jailed for attempting to steal Magna Carta from Salisbury Cathedral – The Guardian

Posted July 13th, 2020 in attempts, criminal damage, imprisonment, magna carta, news, sentencing, theft by sally

‘A man who attempted to steal a priceless copy of Magna Carta from Salisbury Cathedral to prove it was a fake has been jailed for four years.’

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The Guardian, 10th July 2020

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Ben Ashman: Man who ran over stepmother at wedding jailed – BBC News

‘A man who repeatedly drove over his stepmother in a drunken rage at a wedding has been jailed for six years.’

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BBC News, 11th June 2020

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Gerry Adams wins appeal against Maze Prison escape convictions – BBC News

‘Gerry Adams has won his appeal to have two convictions for attempting to escape from prison in the 1970s overturned.’

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BBC News, 13th May 2020

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Oval Four: Final conviction quashed in corrupt detective case – BBC News

‘The final member of a group of four men who were jailed nearly 50 years ago on the evidence of a corrupt police officer has had his conviction quashed.’

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BBC News, 24th March 2020

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Police officer who was attacked by suspect has been ‘completely let down’ by justice system, police chief say – Daily Telegraph

‘A female police constable who was attacked by a suspect has been “completely let down” by the justice system after prosecutors pursued a lower charge, the chair of the Police Federation has said.’

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Daily Telegraph, 25th November 2019

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‘Oval Four’: Men ‘framed by corrupt detective’ to go to court – BBC News

Posted October 14th, 2019 in appeals, assault, attempts, corruption, news, police, theft by tracey

‘Two men who say they were framed by a detective nearly 50 years ago have had their cases referred to the Court of Appeal.’

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BBC News, 14th October 2019

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Three jailed for detergent attack on pregnant teenager – BBC News

‘Three people who forced laundry detergent into a pregnant teenager’s mouth as they tried to make her have a miscarriage have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 8th July 2019

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Criminalising people who attempt suicide is unjust and dangerous – The Guardian

Posted June 5th, 2019 in attempts, news, prosecutions, suicide by sally

‘Changing the way we talk about suicide isn’t enough when people who try to kill themselves are being prosecuted.’

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The Guardian, 4th June 2019

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Manchester police defend prosecution of two mentally ill people – The Guardian

‘A police force has defended its decision to prosecute two mentally ill women who were charged after they caused traffic jams when trying to kill themselves.’

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The Guardian, 22nd May 2019

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London ‘boy-snatch robbery’ moped gang jailed – BBC News

‘Members of a moped gang who threatened to hurt a woman’s three-year-old son in a “shocking” attempted robbery have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 13th May 2019

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Mother sues over daughter’s suicide attempt in school isolation booth – The Guardian

Posted April 3rd, 2019 in attempts, autism, detention, mental health, news, school children, suicide by sally

‘A woman whose daughter tried to kill herself while in an isolation booth at an academy school is to take legal action against the government.’

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The Guardian, 3rd April 2019

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Drug addict who threatened her own grandfather with a hammer jailed – The Independent

‘A woman who threatened her grandfather with a hammer while robbing him to fund her drug addiction has been jailed for four years.’

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The Independent, 20th February 2019

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Men who wrongly served 24 years in prison denied compensation – The Independent

‘Two men who between them spent 24 years in prison before their convictions were overturned are not entitled to compensation, judges have ruled.’

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The Independent, 30th January 2019

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Gangland hitman gets life term for murder of Salford ‘Mr Big’ – The Guardian

Posted January 18th, 2019 in attempts, gangs, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A gangland hitman has been sentenced to life in prison for the murders of the Salford criminal Paul Massey, known as “Mr Big”, and his associate John Kinsella.’

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The Guardian, 17th January 2019

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Former Cambridge University rugby player jailed for sexually assaulting student in college room – The Independent

Posted December 13th, 2018 in assault, attempts, news, rape, sentencing by tracey

‘A former Cambridge University rugby player has been locked up after forcing himself on a fellow student in her college bedroom..’

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The Independent, 13th December 2018

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Charles Bronson cleared of prison governor attack – The Independent

Posted November 16th, 2018 in attempts, grievous bodily harm, news, prison officers, prisons by tracey

‘Notorious inmate Charles Bronson has been cleared of trying to cause grievous bodily harm a senior prison officer.’

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The Independent, 15th November 2018

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Man arrested for trying to steal Magna Carta – The Guardian

Posted October 29th, 2018 in attempts, magna carta, news, theft by sally

‘A man has been arrested on suspicion of trying to steal a Magna Carta from Salisbury Cathedral.’

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The Guardian, 26th October 2018

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Three men jailed for this shocking daylight machete fight in a Luton shopping mall – Daily Telegraph

‘Families and young children looked on in horror as teenagers lashed out at each other with blades including a machete and a large serrated hunting knife at a busy shopping mall, a court has heard.’

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Daily Telegraph, 21st september 2018

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