England and Wales police failing burglary victims, inspectorate finds – The Guardian

Posted August 11th, 2022 in budgets, burglary, news, police, robbery, statistics, theft by sally

‘Police are failing victims of burglary and theft, missing chances to catch thieves leading to lack of confidence in forces, the official inspectorate has found.’

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The Guardian, 11th August 2022

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Organised Crime Gang jailed for over 100 years in total – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted July 18th, 2022 in burglary, Crown Prosecution Service, gangs, imprisonment, news, robbery, sentencing by tracey

‘Six members of an organised crime group targeting high-value goods have been jailed for a combined total of over 100 years for a series of violent robberies, a burglary of a Nottinghamshire art gallery in 2018 and the disposal of the stolen items.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 15th July 2022

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Halesowen: Burglar’s life sentence for David Varlow murder – BBC News

Posted June 10th, 2022 in burglary, fraud, imprisonment, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A burglar convicted of murdering a pensioner who died after being tied up at home will serve at least 33 years in prison.’

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BBC News, 9th June 2022

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New Judgment: R v Maughan (Northern Ireland) [2022] UKSC 13 – UKSC Blog

‘This appeal concerns the discount which convicted criminals in Northern Ireland are entitled to when they are sentenced.’

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UKSC Blog, 18th May 2022

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Burglars jailed after man dies protecting property – BBC News

Posted March 25th, 2022 in burglary, imprisonment, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A gang of criminals have been jailed following the death of a businessman who died after he tried to stop them from breaking into his property.’

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BBC News, 25th March 2022

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Carer who suffocated suspected burglar in citizen’s arrest cleared of manslaughter – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 27th, 2022 in burglary, citizen's arrest, homicide, news, restraint by sally

‘Nathan Smith acquitted after court hears that his method of restraining man, whom he believed was breaking into cars, was not inappropriate.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th January 2022

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Tamara Ecclestone burglary: gang jailed over £26m celebrity raids – The Guardian

Posted November 16th, 2021 in burglary, conspiracy, guilty pleas, news, sentencing by sally

‘Three members of a gang have been jailed for their part in the UK’s biggest burglary spree, a £26m series of raids on celebrity homes likened to a Hollywood movie.’

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The Guardian, 15th November 2021

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Rehabilitation and retribution: In re JR123’s application – UK Human Rights Blog

‘What happens when someone is convicted of a criminal offence and is given a custodial sentence? Sometimes, the individual will serve at least part of their sentence in prison and the remainder on licence. But, what happens after they’ve served the totality of their sentence?’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 12rh November 2021

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Police cannot tackle all Covid breaches as crime returns to pre-pandemic levels, senior officer warns – The Independent

Posted April 12th, 2021 in burglary, coronavirus, criminal justice, news, police, theft, violence by tracey

‘Police will not be able to respond to all breaches of coronavirus restrictions as crime rises towards pre-pandemic levels, a senior officer has warned.’

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The Independent, 12th April 2021

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Crime: Thieves, robbers and burglars to be fitted with GPS tags – BBC News

‘Prolific burglars, robbers and thieves are to be tagged with GPS trackers in a bid to stop them reoffending.’

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BBC News, 17th March 2021

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Prosecution of trafficking victim not an abuse of process – UK Human Rights Blog

‘R v A [2020] EWCA Crim 1408. On 29/10/2020, the Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal against an aggravated burglary conviction brought by a teenage victim of human trafficking.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 2nd November 2020

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Ex-zoo worker jailed over penguins and rare birds theft – BBC News

Posted October 30th, 2020 in animals, burglary, imprisonment, news, sentencing, theft by sally

‘A man who stole penguins and rare birds from a zoo has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 30th October 2020

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Burglar who murdered Godstone pensioner Dennis Kellond jailed – BBC News

Posted October 23rd, 2020 in burglary, imprisonment, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A burglar has been jailed for 32 years for murdering a pensioner in his home.’

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BBC News, 22nd October 2020

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Gang who stole Isaac Newton and Galileo books by abseiling into building to avoid motion sensors jailed – The Independent

Posted October 5th, 2020 in artistic works, burglary, gangs, imprisonment, news, sentencing, theft by tracey

‘A dozen men have been jailed over a Mission Impossible-style heist during which thieves abseiled through a roof to avoid motion sensors in order to steal “irreplaceable” books by Isaac Newton and Galileo.’

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The Independent, 3rd October 2020

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‘Basil’ from the Hatton Garden security vault heist ordered to pay almost £6million – Crown Prosecution Service

‘One of the ringleaders from the Hatton Garden security vault heist has today been ordered to pay £5,997,684.93. Michael Seed, known as “Basil”, 58, was convicted in March 2019 for his part in the £13.69 million heist, believed to be one of the largest burglaries in English history.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 1st October 2020

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Robber who waged ‘campaign of burglary’ against wealthy homeowners jailed after £100k raid – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 29th, 2020 in burglary, news, sentencing by sally

‘ A millionaire’s fiancee was robbed of £100,000 worth of jewellery by a fake tradesman who waged a “campaign of burglary” against wealthy homeowners, a court heard.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th May 2020

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Michael Phillips death: Three guilty of burglary revenge killing – BBC News

Posted March 5th, 2020 in burglary, homicide, murder, news by tracey

‘Three men including a company director have been found guilty of killing a man in revenge for a burglary.’

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BBC News, 3rd March 2020

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Burglar who sexually assaulted and murdered 89-year-old widow jailed for a minimum of 34 years – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 7th, 2020 in burglary, elderly, murder, news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘A burglar has been sentenced to a minimum term of 34 years in prison for the “sexual or sadistic” murder of an 89-year-old widow in her own bed.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th February 2020

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Prolific thief Michael Weir jailed for 1998 ‘double jeopardy’ murders – BBC News

Posted December 17th, 2019 in burglary, double jeopardy, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A serial burglar has been sentenced to life for the murders of two pensioners during break-ins in 1998.’

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BBC News, 16th December 2019

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Man jailed for driving stolen car into police officers in Sussex – The Guardian

Posted December 13th, 2019 in accidents, aggravated vehicle taking, burglary, dangerous driving, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who drove a stolen car into two police officers and a member of the public, causing “catastrophic injuries”, has been jailed for four years and eight months.’

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The Guardian, 12th December 2019

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