Wannabe YouTube star sentenced for ‘tombstoning’ into swimming pool during water polo match – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 9th, 2017 in community service, costs, news, nuisance, sentencing, young persons by tracey

‘A wannabe YouTube star has been convicted after he filmed himself “tombstoning” into a swimming pool during a water polo match in a bid to make money from social media.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th November 2017

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Policeman jailed for selling crash data to claims firm – which were sold on to law firms – Legal Futures

‘Two married constables working for Lancashire Police were sentenced last month for stealing police data about car crashes and selling it to claims firms for £363,000.’

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Legal Futures, 8th November 2017

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Non-custodial sentencing falls sharply in England and Wales – The Guardian

‘Use of non-custodial sentences in England and Wales has fallen sharply but risen significantly in Scotland, according to a report highlighting their effectiveness in preventing re-offending. The comparative study by the Centre for Justice Innovation reveals that over the past decade there has been a 24% decrease in the number of community sentences imposed in England and Wales compared with an 18% increase in Scotland.’

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The Guardian, 3rd November 2017

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Couple who had sex at Domino’s Pizza banned from spending the night together – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 18th, 2017 in community service, news, outraging public decency, sentencing by sally

‘A couple who had sex at a pizza takeaway as staff worked on the other side of the counter will not be allowed to spend the night together for nearly six months.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th October 2017

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Psychic harassed woman for 32 years, wrongly claiming to be child’s father – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 10th, 2017 in community service, costs, harassment, news, sentencing by sally

‘A former TV psychic has been banned from contacting a mother and daughter after he waged a 32-year harassment campaign in which he wrongly claimed he was the child’s father.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th October 2017

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Woman who stole baby photos from Instagram is banned from social media – Daily Telegraph

‘A woman who copied photos of babies from other people’s Instagram accounts, posted them as her own and claimed they were sick or dead in a bid to get money has been banned from using social media for two years.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd October 2017

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Priest who stole dead parishioner’s disabled parking badge said he was telling the ‘gospel truth’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 12th, 2017 in clergy, community service, costs, disabled persons, fraud, news, parking, sentencing by tracey

‘A priest who denied stealing a dead parishioner’s blue badge so he could park for free said he was telling the “gospel truth.” Father Bill Haymaker, accompanied to Hove Crown Court by his official clerical dog The Venerable Mr Piddles, was found guilty of stealing the badge from woman who had died two months before and then using it in his own car.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th september 2017

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Dead mouse in Jiffy bag stalker given suspended jail sentence – BBC News

‘A woman who posted a dead mouse to her ex-partner’s girlfriend has been given a two-year suspended prison sentence.’

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BBC News, 21st August 2017

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Ex-footballer Chris Killen spared jail after sex attack – BBC News

‘A former professional footballer has been spared jail after sexually assaulting a sleeping woman.’

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BBC News, 15th August 2017

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Animal ban for woman who walked seagull in York – BBC News

‘A woman who was arrested as she walked a seagull on a lead has been banned from keeping wild animals for a year.’

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BBC News, 18th July 2017

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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‘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

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