Support worker sold adopted child’s details to mother to fund holiday – The Guardian

‘A family support worker who sold details of an adopted child’s whereabouts to her birth mother to fund a luxury Caribbean holiday has been given a suspended jail term.’

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The Guardian, 6th June 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com

Taxi driver convicted of assaulting council parking attendant and colleague – Local Government Lawyer

Posted April 20th, 2017 in assault, community service, compensation, news, parking, sentencing, taxis by sally

‘A licensed taxi driver has been convicted of assaulting two members of a council’s parking team and given a community order requiring him to carry out 60 hours of unpaid work.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 20th April 2017

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

New litter strategy could see fly-tippers given community service – The Guardian

‘Fly-tippers could be forced to pick up litter as part of community service, the environment secretary, Andrea Leadsom, has said.’

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The Guardian, 9th April 2017

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Rare butterfly killer Philip Cullen spared jail – BBC News

‘A collector who captured and killed the UK’s rarest butterfly – the Large Blue – has been spared jail.’

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BBC News, 7th April 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Man who shouted homophobic abuse at dog walkers gets tougher sentence – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A man who shouted homophobic abuse at a walker to scare him off Barnes Common and assaulted another man has been sentenced to an 18-month community order.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 4th April 2017

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Ex-BBC worker Geoffrey Wheeler guilty of indecent assault – BBC News

Posted April 4th, 2017 in assault, BBC, community service, costs, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘An ex-BBC employee who indecently assaulted a woman more than 30 years ago was told his “past has caught up” as he was convicted.’

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BBC News, 3rd April 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

New guidance on imposing community and custodial sentences – Sentencing Council

Posted February 8th, 2017 in community service, courts, press releases, sentencing by tracey

‘The Sentencing Council guideline on imposition is effective in all courts from today, 1 February 2017. This clarifies that suspended sentences should be imposed only when custody is actually intended and not as a more severe form of community order.’

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Sentencing Council, 1st February 2017

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

Retired dentist who tried to murder wife after falling victim to fraud spared jail as she begs judge not to send him to prison – Daily Telegraph

‘A retired dentist who tried to strangle his wife with a tie after he was conned out of £200,000 has been spared jail after she begged the judge not to send him to prison.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th February 2017

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

‘Neknominate’ goldfish swallow pair avoid prison – BBC News

‘A man who swallowed a live goldfish in a drinking dare has been given a suspended prison sentence.’

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BBC News, 3rd February 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Dunelm venetian blind thief gets community order – BBC News

Posted January 20th, 2017 in community service, news, rehabilitation, sentencing, theft by sally

‘A thief who stole a Venetian blind by stuffing it in his trousers and jacket has been given a community order.’

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BBC News, 19th January 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Actor who played The Omen’s Damien sentenced on Friday 13th for road rage – The Guardian

‘The actor who played Damien Thorn in the 1970s horror film The Omen punched two cyclists in a road-rage attack and has been given a suspended prison sentence – on Friday the 13th.’

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The Guardian, 13th January 2017

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Tales of the private sector – Nearly Legal

‘A collation of cases and stories from the private sector, and a series of reminders that a database of rogue landlords, and indeed banning orders, can’t come soon enough.’

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Nearly Legal, 8th January 2017

Source: www.nearlylegal.co.uk

Man who admitted downloading baby rape video is spared jail – The Independent

‘Judge says public will be safer if Daniel Taylor attends treatment programme.’

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The Independent, 5th January 2017

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Former soldier sentenced under Terrorism Act after attempting to travel to Syria to fight Isis – The Independent

Posted January 5th, 2017 in armed forces, community service, news, sentencing, terrorism, war by tracey

‘A former soldier has been sentenced under the Terrorism Act after he attempted to travel to Syria to fight Isis.’

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The Independent, 4th January 2017

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Human cannonball stunt death boss gets community service – BBC News

Posted December 20th, 2016 in accidents, community service, costs, fines, health & safety, news, sentencing by tracey

‘The organiser of a daredevil stunt show in which a “human cannonball” died has been given a 12-month community order and his firm fined £100,000.’

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BBC News, 20th December 2016

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Police let 15 rapists off with apology – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 13th, 2016 in cautions, community service, crime, news, rape by sally

‘Fifteen rapists have faced no further justice than being asked to say sorry thanks to a crime resolution strategy designated for “less serious crimes.”‘

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Daily Telegraph, 13th December 2016

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Man fined for first crime committed on tiny Caldey Island – The Guardian

Posted December 9th, 2016 in community service, costs, fines, news, sentencing, Wales by sally

‘The first crime in living memory to be recorded on a holy island off the coast of west Wales has resulted in a man receiving a fine and community order.’

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The Guardian, 8th December 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Rider who took selfie with skeletal horse given ban after she is caught by Facebook pictures – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 9th, 2016 in animal cruelty, community service, costs, disqualification, horses, news, sentencing by sally

‘A woman has been banned from keeping horses after Facebook users spotted pictures of her riding a skeletal ex-racehorse online.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th December 2016

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Lord Chief Justice: Community service is not tough enough and needs to be a more visible punishment – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 1st, 2016 in community service, judges, news, penalties, prisons, rehabilitation, sentencing by sally

‘Community service is not tough enough and needs to be a more visible punishment, Britain’s most senior judge has suggested as he says offenders view non-jail sentences as “getting off” free.’

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Daily Telegraph, 30th November 2016

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk