Terror suspects win bail battle – BBC News

Posted February 27th, 2009 in bail, news, terrorism by sally

“The government has decided not to appeal against a court ruling freeing four of five terrorist suspects jailed pending a bail hearing.”

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BBC News, 27th February 2009

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Suburban bail hostels a ‘success’ – BBC News

Posted January 26th, 2009 in bail, news by sally

“A controversial scheme to house bailed and tagged defendants and inmates in residential areas may be expanded, Justice Minister David Hanson has said.”

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BBC News, 26th January 2009

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Private bail hostels being set up in residential areas on the quiet – The Times

Posted January 7th, 2009 in bail, news by sally

“Hundreds of bail hostels are being opened in residential neighbourhoods without public consultation as part of moves to ease jail overcrowding. ”

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The Times, 7th January 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Radical Muslim cleric Abu Qatada returned to jail for breaching bail terms – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 2nd, 2008 in bail, news, terrorism by sally

“Radical Muslim cleric Abu Qatada has been returned to jail after an immigration court ruled he breached the terms of his bail.”

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd December 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Charging suspects – why it’s a job for prosecutors – The Times

Posted November 27th, 2008 in bail, news, prosecutions by sally

“Criminal suspects remain on bail for weeks or even months before being charged because of complex, inefficient and inconsistent charging practices, a new report today concludes. In one exceptional case, the time from arrest to charge was more than a year, at 369 days after arrest, although the average was 41.3 days, and suspects were regularly ‘rebailed’.”

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The Times,27th November 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Radical preacher Abu Qatada to face court over alleged bid to flee Britain – The Guardian

Posted November 11th, 2008 in bail, news, terrorism by sally

“The radical preacher, Abu Qatada, will appear before immigration judges on Wednesday accused of breaching his strict bail conditions in an attempt to flee Britain.”

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The Guardian, 10th November 2008

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No need to change bail laws, say judges – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 20th, 2008 in bail, news by sally

“But what we do need is a change of culture among police and prosecutors, with much better enforcement of existing bail conditions.”

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Daily Telegraph, 20th October 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Responses to Ministry of Justice consultation paper: Bail and Murder – Judiciary of England and Wales

Posted October 16th, 2008 in bail, consultations, murder by sally

“Responses to Ministry of Justice consultation paper: Bail and Murder.”

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Judiciary of England and Wales, 15th October 2008

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

‘Green suffragette’ is freed despite breach of bail conditions – The Independent

Posted October 15th, 2008 in bail, demonstrations, news by sally

“Tamsin Omond, the aristocratic founder of the environmentalist campaign group that tried to break into the Houses of Parliament on Monday evening, narrowly escaped jail yesterday after a judge decided not to keep her on remand despite a breach of bail conditions which forbade her from going near Westminster.”

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The Independent, 15th October 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Crime: Tories reveal plan to get tough on bail system – The Guardian

Posted August 11th, 2008 in bail, news by sally

“The Conservatives today step up their campaign against lax bail policy by pledging to make the release of violent and persistent offenders more difficult – and make public safety a factor in all bail decisions.”

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The Guardian, 11th August 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Regina v Noble – Times Law Reports

Posted July 21st, 2008 in bail, contempt of court, law reports by sally

Regina v Noble

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

“Defendants who failed to attend court in response to a summons should not be convicted and sentenced for offences under the Bail Act 1976 or for contempt of court if they were not on bail and/or had received no notice of the summons.”

The Times, 21st July 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication. 

Lord Chief Justice defends judiciary against ‘ill-informed attacks’ – The Times

Posted July 16th, 2008 in bail, judiciary, news by sally

“Britain’s most senior judge last night hit back at ‘ill-informed attacks’ on judges, particularly over granting bail.”

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The Times, 16th July 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Immigration: Bail bonds and electronic tags proposed for illegal migrants – The Guardian

Posted July 15th, 2008 in bail, electronic monitoring, immigration, news by sally

“Illegal migrants awaiting deportation from Britain will be required to provide ‘large bail bonds’ and wear electronic tags to avoid detention, under Home Office legislation unveiled yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 15th July 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

24-hour bail curfew for terrorist suspect linked to Bin Laden – The Guardian

Posted July 4th, 2008 in bail, news, terrorism by sally

“The hiding place of a leading terror suspect was inadvertently released by Justice Ministry officials last night after he was freed from jail under unprecedented bail conditions. The man, who can be identified only as U, was released from Long Lartin, Worcestershire, after the appeal court ruled there was no reason to hold him indefinitely as he could not be deported to his native Algeria.”

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The Guardian, 4th July 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Addict who murdered had been freed on bail – The Guardian

Posted June 28th, 2008 in bail, Crown Prosecution Service, murder, news, sexual offences by sally

“Police last night criticised prosecutors for failing to charge a crack addict accused of rape who went on to sexually assault and murder a woman a week after being released from custody.”

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The Guardian, 28th June 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Terror charge student given bail – BBC News

Posted June 24th, 2008 in bail, news, terrorism by sally

“A student accused of not telling police of an alleged suicide-bomb plot has been released on conditional bail.”

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BBC News, 24th June 2008

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Bail and murder – Ministry of Justice

Posted June 18th, 2008 in bail, consultations, murder by sally

“This consultation asks whether the rules governing the enforcement of bail conditions and the grant of bail to suspects charged with murder should be revised in the light of recent cases of murder and manslaughter committed by persons on bail. It examines the issues surrounding the grant of bail and the possible options available for recalibrating the law or procedures to provide a greater emphasis on public safety.”

Consultation paper (PDF)

List of questions for response (Word)

Ministry of Justice, 17th June 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Legal Opinion: Labour’s review of the right to bail chips away at justice – The Independent

Posted June 18th, 2008 in bail, special report by sally

“When a judge releases a murderer to kill again there is bound to be a public outcry. But, asks Robert Verkaik, Law Editor, is justice always served by a knee-jerk reaction?”

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The Independent, 18th June 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

‘Bin Laden lieutenant’ Abu Qatada freed on bail – The Times

Posted June 18th, 2008 in bail, news, terrorism by sally

“Abu Qatada, the radical Muslim cleric described as one of Osama bin Laden’s right-hand men, was freed from jail last night under some of the most stringent bail conditions ever imposed by a British court.”

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The Times, 18th June 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Bail for crime suspects reviewed – BBC News

Posted June 17th, 2008 in bail, news by sally

“A review of bail laws is to be launched later, following concern about crimes committed by suspects released while they await trial.”

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BBC News, 17th June 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk