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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High Court: you can beat up a burglar without breaching their human rights – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 18th, 2016 in burglary, human rights, news, proportionality, self-defence by tracey

‘Householders can use a “disproportionate” level of force to protect themselves against intruders in their home, the High Court has confirmed in a landmark ruling.’

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Daily Telegraph, 16th January 2016

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Knickers stealing Devon man is jailed – BBC News

Posted January 7th, 2016 in burglary, news, recidivists, sentencing, suspended sentences by sally

‘A serial underwear thief stole knickers from homes and washing lines 120 times, a court heard.’

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BBC News, 6th January 2016

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Northern burglary gang receive increased prison sentences – Attorney General’s Office

Posted December 11th, 2015 in appeals, burglary, conspiracy, press releases, sentencing by tracey

‘The Court of Appeal has today increased the unduly lenient sentences of Richard Copeland, Glenn Milburn and Ian Froom for a spate of burglaries in the north east of England.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 10th December 2015

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Convicted burglar could be freed after claiming DNA came from identical twin – The Independent

Posted October 28th, 2015 in burglary, DNA, evidence, families, fraud, news by sally

‘A man is hoping to overturn his burglary conviction by disputing DNA evidence on the grounds that he is an identical twin.’

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The Independent, 27th October 2015

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