Flash Day jailed for hiring hitman to kill stepfather – BBC News

‘A man has been jailed for life for hiring a hitman to kill his stepfather.’

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BBC News, 23rd June 2017

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Number of far-right extremists flagged to Government terror unit soars 30% in a year – The Independent

‘The number of suspected far-right extremists referred to the Government’s key anti-terror programme soared by 30 per cent in the past year, The Independent has learnt.’

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The Independent, 19th June 2017

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Inmate who slit throat of prisoner who attacked Soham killer jailed for life – BBC News

Posted May 18th, 2017 in attempts, murder, news, prisons, sentencing by tracey

‘A prisoner who slit the throat of a fellow inmate who had himself attempted to murder Soham child killer Ian Huntley has been jailed for life.’

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BBC News, 17th May 2017

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Warrington man, 95, spared jail after trying to kill wife with pan – BBC News

Posted April 26th, 2017 in attempts, domestic violence, elderly, guilty pleas, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A 95-year-old man who tried to kill his wife has been spared jail because the judge said it was “an exceptional case”.’

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BBC News, 25th April 2017

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Woman who poured acid on her sleeping partner is jailed for life – BBC News

Posted March 22nd, 2017 in attempts, domestic violence, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A woman who tried to kill her boyfriend by pouring acid over him while he slept has been jailed for life.’

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BBC News, 21st March 2017

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Mum who dumped newborn baby in Wigan hospital toilets spared jail – BBC News

Posted February 14th, 2017 in attempts, birth, infanticide, news, sentencing by sally

‘A mother who was “in denial” about her pregnancy and abandoned her newborn baby boy in a bin in toilets at a hospital has been spared jail.’

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BBC News, 13th February 2017

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Soldier jailed for love rival ambush and attack – BBC News

Posted February 10th, 2017 in attempts, kidnapping, murder, news, offensive weapons, sentencing by tracey

‘A soldier who abducted and stabbed his love rival has been jailed for a minimum of 16 years.’

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BBC News, 9th February 2017

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Retired dentist who tried to murder wife after falling victim to fraud spared jail as she begs judge not to send him to prison – Daily Telegraph

‘A retired dentist who tried to strangle his wife with a tie after he was conned out of £200,000 has been spared jail after she begged the judge not to send him to prison.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th February 2017

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The Archers trial: verdicts from the lawyer, the counsellor and the prison expert – The Guardian

Posted September 6th, 2016 in attempts, BBC, domestic violence, media, murder, news by sally

‘The dramatic trial of Helen Titchener for the attempted murder of her husband is finally under way. How is her barrister performing; is Helen’s predicament true to life; and what will prison be like, if she is convicted?’

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The Guardian, 5th September 2016

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Peter Sutcliffe could be tried for attacks on up to 13 other victims – Daily Telegraph

‘Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe could face a new trial for a series of previously unsolved attacks on women.’
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Daily Telegraph, 14th August 2016

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Leytonstone Tube attacker Muhiddin Mire jailed for life – BBC News

Posted August 2nd, 2016 in assault, attempts, murder, news, offensive weapons, sentencing by tracey

‘A man who attacked Tube passengers with a knife in London and tried to behead one of them has been jailed for life.’

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BBC News, 1st August 2016

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Regina v Anwar (Umar) and others [2016] EWCA Crim 551 – WLR Daily

Regina v Anwar (Umar) and others [2016] EWCA Crim 551

‘The victim was telephoned and offered a supply of cannabis, as a result of which he drove to the appointed place where he got into a silver car, joining the three occupants, to complete the purchase. The front passenger pointed a shotgun at his face while the driver brandished a knife. As the victim attempted to escape two men exited a white van nearby and attempted to take his car. The man with the shotgun fired two shots but the victim escaped. Six defendants stood trial on charges of attempted murder, conspiracy to commit robbery and possession of a firearm with intent to commit robbery. The Crown argued that this was a well-planned criminal enterprise as shown on the CCTV footage and by the frequent mobile phone calls between the defendants which showed that all the robbers had the necessary knowledge that a firearm was to be carried with the intention that it should be used during the course of the robbery with the required, if conditional, intention to kill. The trial judge ruled that, although there was a case for all defendants to answer in respect of the count of conspiracy to rob, there was no case in relation to attempted murder and possession of a firearm with intent because there was no evidence to establish a prima facie case as to (a) any particular defendant being in the silver car; (b) any particular defendant holding the shotgun either in the silver car or when the shots were fired; or (c) crucially, any particular defendant being aware, by the time of travelling to the scene, that the shotgun was loaded, or that he was intending that it should be used if necessary specifically to kill. The Crown appealed against the judge’s ruling, pursuant to the provisions of section 58 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003.’

WLR Daily, 1st July 2016

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Defendant who represented himself gets new case review hope – The Guardian

‘A dyslexic defendant who represented himself in a crown court trial – after being handed 790 hours of CCTV footage to review in prison to support his alibi – is challenging his conviction for attempted murder.’

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The Guardian, 10th June 2016

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Victory for Theresa May after drug dealer convicted of attempted murder loses human rights bid to avoid deportation – Daily Telegraph

‘A foreign drug dealer convicted of attempted murder is not entitled to avoid deportation under human rights laws because he has British children, the Court of Appeal has ruled.’

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Daily Telegraph, 25th May 2016

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Regina v Nguyen – WLR Daily

Regina v Nguyen, Attorney General’s Reference No 79 of 2015

‘The defendant pleaded guilty to attempting to inflict grievous bodily harm contrary to section 18 of the Offences against the Person Act 1861 and to having an offensive weapon contrary to section 1(1) of the Prevention of Crime Act 1953. He was sentenced to three years and four months’ imprisonment and 12 months’ imprisonment respectively. The Attorney General applied to the Court of Appeal under section 36 of the Criminal Justice Act 1988 for leave to refer the sentence as unduly lenient. At the same time the prosecution applied to the Crown Court under the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000 for the sentence to be varied on the grounds that new material showed that, contrary to the way in which the case had been presented at the sentencing hearing, the complainant had been specifically targeted by the defendant. The time limit for making a variation order was subsequently extended by a Crown Court judge, and a variation order was later made by the sentencing judge. The defendant appealed against the varied sentence. On the hearing in the Court of Appeal it was common ground that there was no power to extend the time limit for the making of a variation order, so that the variation order had been invalid.’

WLR Daily, 23rd March 2016

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Soldiers jailed after beating up disabled teens ‘for entertainment’ – Daily Telegraph

‘Soldiers targeted “naïve, trusting and innocent” pair during a drunken night out from Army camp at Sennybridge in the Brecon Beacons.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th March 2016

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Serial killer Joanne Dennehy demands compensation for solitary confinement – Daily Telegraph

‘Lawyers are using the European Convention on Human Rights in support of the triple murderer.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th March 2016

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Sex attacker jailed after being caught by his victim on Facebook – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 12th, 2016 in attempts, news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences, victims by sally

‘James Huggett, 22, is handed seven years behind bars after his victim Chanel Purchase, 21, scoured Facebook for pictures of him.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th January 2016

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Woman who tried to burn sister alive is jailed for 25 years – The Guardian

Posted December 21st, 2015 in arson, attempts, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A woman has been jailed for 25 years after trying to burn her sister alive to cover up the theft of almost £140,000 from her family.’

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The Guardian, 18th December 2015

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Second transgender prisoner found dead in male jail – The Guardian

‘A transgender woman has become the second trans prisoner in the space of a month to apparently take their own life while serving time in a male jail in England.’

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The Guardian, 1st December 2015

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