Burglar jailed for 20 years after killing father and daughter in house fire – The Guardian

Posted November 10th, 2017 in arson, burglary, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A debt-ridden gambler has been jailed for 20 years for killing a father and his eight-year-old daughter by setting their home alight in a “seriously reckless” attempt to cover up a burglary.’

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The Guardian, 9th November 2017

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Burglar who murdered former navy officer jailed for 27 years – The Guardian

Posted November 1st, 2017 in burglary, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A serial burglar will serve at least 27 years in prison for twice running over a former Royal Navy officer in a botched house burglary as his wife watched in horror.’

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The Guardian, 1st November 2017

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Mastermind of Heathrow ‘Thomas Crown Affair’ £7m heist jailed – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 19th, 2017 in burglary, conspiracy, money laundering, news, sentencing, theft by tracey

‘The mastermind behind a £7 million heist reminiscent of the Thomas Crown Affair had criminal friends burgle an elderly lady’s £1 million home to drive down the price, a court has heard. Rafaqat Hussain, 41, was said to be “at the heart of the conspiracy” which saw two Loomis van drivers steal cash belonging to Credit Suisse from inside a British Airways cargo depot at Heathrow airport.’

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Daily Telegraph, 19th October 2017

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Blind burglar jailed for his 192nd offence after leading police on chase from school raid into river – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 2nd, 2017 in burglary, disabled persons, imprisonment, news, police, sentencing by sally

‘A blind burglar has been jailed for his 192nd offence after leading police on a chase from school raid into a river.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st October 2017

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Pensioner admits shooting dead burglar breaking into his caravan with illegally-kept shotgun – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 19th, 2017 in burglary, crime, firearms, murder, news, self-defence by tracey

‘A pensioner has admitted shooting dead a burglar he caught breaking into his caravan home in the middle of the night with his illegally-kept double-barrelled shotgun.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th September 2017

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Gang who stole £400k from John Terry’s mansion jailed – The Guardian

Posted July 28th, 2017 in burglary, conspiracy, guilty pleas, news, sentencing by tracey

‘Four men who stole more than £400,000 of designer goods from the mansion of the former England football captain John Terry have been given long jail terms for a series of raids on luxury homes.’

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The Guardian, 28th July 2017

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More than two thirds of thefts are ‘never solved’ – BBC News

Posted July 18th, 2017 in burglary, crime, news, police, statistics, theft by tracey

‘More than two thirds of police investigations into thefts and burglaries have been closed with no suspect ever being identified.’

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BBC News, 18th July 2017

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Burglary sentencing guideline assessment published – Sentencing Council

Posted July 14th, 2017 in burglary, reports, sentencing by tracey

‘The Council has published an assessment of its burglary sentencing guideline which came into force in January 2012. It follows an initial assessment published in 2016 and details the results of further analysis on the impact of the guideline.’

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Source: http://sentencingcouncil.judiciary.gov.uk

Burglar who targeted the elderly jailed for longer – Attorney General’s Office

Posted July 13th, 2017 in appeals, burglary, elderly, news, press releases, sentencing, theft by tracey

‘A burglar who targeted the elderly has sentence increased to 7 years and 6 months following ULS referral.’

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Attorney General's Office, 7th July 2017

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Judge mugged at champagne bottle-point by thief who demanded kiss goodbye, court hears – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 31st, 2017 in burglary, judges, news, robbery by sally

‘High Court judge was mugged at champagne bottle-point by a thief who then demanded a kiss goodbye, a court has heard.’

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Daily Telegraph, 30th May 2017

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Seven men jailed for total of 92 years for ATM explosion raids – The Guardian

Posted April 21st, 2017 in burglary, conspiracy, explosives, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A gang of seven men that caused explosions at cash machines around England and Scotland has been jailed for a total of 92 years.’

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The Guardian, 20th April 2017

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Halstead boiling water burglary duo jailed for life – BBC News

Posted April 4th, 2017 in assault, burglary, conspiracy, news, sentencing, torture by sally

‘Two “barbaric” men have each been given life sentences for beating a couple and dousing them with boiling water during a burglary at their home.’

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BBC News, 3rd April 2017

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‘Dangerous’ cat killer teen held in young offenders institute – BBC News

Posted January 24th, 2017 in animal cruelty, burglary, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

‘A teenager who stole cats from an animal sanctuary to use as “live bait” for his dogs has been sent to a young offenders institute for 30 months.’

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BBC News, 23rd January 2017

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Woman guilty of Letchworth casserole dish murder – BBC News

Posted December 20th, 2016 in burglary, families, murder, news, perverting the course of justice by sally

‘A woman who killed her half-sister with a chicken-shaped casserole dish while disguised in a goatee beard and wig has been found guilty of murder.’

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BBC News, 19th December 2016

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Burglaries where window left open should not be investigated, police chief suggests – The Guardian

Posted October 17th, 2016 in burglary, crime prevention, news, police by tracey

‘A senior police officer has been criticised for suggesting some burglaries should not be investigated if doors and windows have been left open. Phil Kay, assistant chief constable of Leicestershire police, said he would “far rather” officers focus on preventing crime and protecting the public than investigate break-ins where carelessness may have played a role.’

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The Guardian, 17th October 2016

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Two burglars due to be sentenced after torturing couple – The Guardian

‘A pair of burglars are facing prison after torturing a wealthy couple in their home before making off with £20,000 in cash, gold ornaments and silverware. John McCarthy, 35, and Richard Leslie, 37, were among a gang who terrified the couple during a night-time raid in November 2014.’

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The Guardian, 7th July 2016

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Teenager becomes first child in UK to be fitted with court-ordered GPS tracker – The Independent

‘A 15-year-old boy has been ordered to wear a GPS tracking device that will allow police to track where he is at all times following a string of criminal offences. The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, will be the first young offender in the country to be monitored in this way.’

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The Independent, 20th June 2016

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What happens when you’re deported to Britain? – BBC News

‘A widowed mother-of-five who has lived in Australia for most of her life is facing deportation to the UK. What awaits her when she gets off the plane, asks Claire Bates.’

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BBC News, 24th May 2016

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Hatton Garden heist ringleader Brian Reader jailed – BBC News

Posted March 21st, 2016 in burglary, gangs, news, sentencing by tracey

‘The ringleader of the £14m Hatton Garden heist in London has been jailed for more than six years.’

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BBC News, 21st March 2016

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Gang of men sentenced for Hatton Garden raid – BBC News

Posted March 10th, 2016 in burglary, conspiracy, gangs, news, sentencing, suspended sentences by sally

‘Five men have been jailed for up to seven years for the £14m Hatton Garden safety deposit box jewellery raid.’

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BBC News, 9th March 2016

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