Scarborough takeaway boss jailed for boiling water attack on chef – BBC News

Posted June 15th, 2017 in closed circuit television, grievous bodily harm, news, sentencing by sally

‘A kebab shop owner has been jailed for two years for flinging a pan of boiling water over a chef.’

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BBC News, 14th June 2017

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Farm worker caught on camera brutally attacking newborn calf blames violence on break-up from girlfriend – Daily Telegraph

‘A young farm worker who threw a newborn calf to the floor and repeatedly stamped on it before kicking its mother in the head blamed his behaviour on breaking up with his girlfriend months earlier.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th April 2017

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‘Handbags in the cul-de-sac’: Judge accuses neighbours of ‘acting like immature teenagers’ in boundary row – Daily Telegraph

‘A judge accused warring neighbours of having “handbags in the cul-de-sac” after an 81-year-old man attacked a man living next door with a rounders bat.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th March 2017

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Solicitor headbutts EastEnders star’s property developer father inside High Court during £100m legal dispute – Daily Telegraph

‘A top property solicitor headbutted a property developer during a £100m legal battle at the High Court.’

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Daily Telegraph, 10th March 2017

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JR jurisdiction ‘disadvantage’ for criminal cases – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The High Court has dismissed a bid to reconsider a judicial review decision, highlighting jurisdictional differences between criminal and civil proceedings.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 19th July 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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Convicted Somalian rapist had deportation order overturned before attacking two more women as he “did not understand what is acceptable in UK” – Daily Telegraph

‘A convicted Somalian rapist who overturned a deportation order went on to rape two more women in Birmingham, with his lawyer arguing “he had a lack of understanding of what is acceptable in the UK”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd July 2016

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Paedophile who travelled 100 miles to rape 12-year-old girl jailed for six years – The Independent

‘A man who travelled 100 miles to rape a 12-year-old girl after blackmailing her online has been jailed for six years.’

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The Independent, 26th June 2016

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Carla Whitlock acid attack trial: Midmore brothers jailed – BBC News

‘Two brothers have been jailed for an acid attack which left a woman scarred and blind in one eye.’

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BBC News, 21st June 2016

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Jilted bride-to-be smashed up ex-fiancé’s car after he refused to pay for her unworn wedding dress – Daily Telegraph

‘A jilted bride-to-be smashed her ex-fiance’s car with a hammer after he refused to pay for the wedding dress she never had the chance to wear.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th June 2016

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13 ways you might be accidentally breaking the law, according to lawyers – The Independent

‘Various ways in which people may inadvertently break the laws of the UK while at home have been listed by lawyers.’

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The Independent, 10th May 2016

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Rotherham abuse survivors press for stricter taxi safety measures – The Guardian

‘All taxis drivers in Rotherham will be required to have CCTV cameras installed in their cars from July, in an attempt to prevent child sexual exploitation. Drivers will also have to activate an audio recording device whenever they transport an unaccompanied child or vulnerable adult , under a series of measures introduced by the council to rebuild trust in the taxi industry.’

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The Guardian, 3rd May 2016

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‘Biggest crackdown’ on rogue pharmacists – BBC News

‘Nine pharmacists who sold drugs illegally have been banned from practice, after a BBC investigation led to the “biggest crackdown” in UK pharmaceutical history.’

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BBC News, 6th March 2016

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Transgender couple win council payout for defamation – Daily Telegraph

‘A transgender couple who claim local villagers subjected them to a campaign of harassment won damages from the council after defamatory comments were published on its website.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th February 2016

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‘Cash for crash’: 81 sentenced in fake car accidents scam – The Guardian

Posted January 29th, 2016 in accidents, closed circuit television, compensation, fraud, inquiries, insurance, news by tracey

‘Garage in south Wales faked accidents in its yards so that bogus insurance and compensation claims totalling £750,000 could be made.’

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The Guardian, 29th January 2016

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Fines for driving while on phone fall four fold in three years – Daily Telegraph

‘Sharp drop in penalties for motorists on mobiles fuels fears police are turning a blind eye.’

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd January 2016

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Met Police chief admits delay in giving officers covert body cameras is ‘frustrating’ following fatal shooting – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 17th, 2015 in closed circuit television, delay, firearms, London, news, police by tracey

‘Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, the Metropolitan Police Commissioner, has admitted it was “frustrating” that the undercover officer who fatally shot a suspected gangster was not wearing a covert camera. He acknowledged that it would have been “really useful” in this case, to show exactly what had happened, but claimed there had been difficulties in finding technology that would be suitable for covert operations.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th December 2015

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Taxi boss jailed after murdering estranged wife’s boyfriend with car – The Guardian

Posted November 10th, 2015 in closed circuit television, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A taxi boss who ran over and killed his estranged wife’s boyfriend in a revenge attack has been told he will serve at least 18 years of a life sentence.’

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The Guardian, 9th November 2015

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Horse sex man from Norfolk jailed for 14 months – BBC News

Posted October 26th, 2015 in animal cruelty, closed circuit television, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A married father-of-three has been jailed for 14 months after he admitted sexually assaulting a horse.’

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BBC News, 23rd October 2015

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Sex offender who snatched girl off street jailed for life – The Guardian

‘A sex offender who snatched a six-year-old girl off the street and bundled her into the boot of his car has been jailed for life.’

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The Guardian, 23rd October 2015

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