Victims of serious crime face arrest over immigration status – BBC News

Posted May 14th, 2018 in crime, immigration, news, victims by sally

‘More than half of UK police forces are handing over victims of crime to the Home Office for immigration enforcement, new figures show.’

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BBC News, 14th May 2018

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Hate crime charges fall despite reports doubling – BBC News

Posted May 10th, 2018 in crime, hate crime, news, prosecutions by sally

‘Fewer people are being charged with racially and religiously aggravated hate crimes in England and Wales, despite a two-fold increase in reports.’

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BBC News, 9th May 2018

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Gun crime: How do weapons appear on England’s streets? – BBC News

Posted May 10th, 2018 in crime, firearms, licensing, news by sally

‘Over the bank holiday weekend, a spate of shootings across England hit the headlines. They add to a picture of rising gun crime, after more than a decade of big decreases.’

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BBC News, 10th May 2018

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Jon Venables: James Bulger’s family launch legal challenge to lift anonymity order protecting toddler’s killer – The Independent

Posted May 1st, 2018 in anonymity, crime, injunctions, news, violent offenders by tracey

‘James Bulger’s family are launching a legal challenge to stop one the toddler’s killers, Jon Venables, from being protected by a life-long anonymity order.’

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The Independent, 1st May 2018

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Disclosure ‘failings’ in rape case woman did not want prosecuted – BBC News

Posted May 1st, 2018 in crime, disclosure, news, prosecutions, rape, victims by tracey

‘New failings over the disclosure of evidence in the criminal justice system have emerged after prosecutors charged a man with rape in a case where the woman involved did not want a charge to be brought.’

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BBC News, 30th April 2018

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Badger cull fueling illegal wildlife crimes, charities claim – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 17th, 2018 in animals, crime, environmental protection, news, reports by tracey

‘The badger cull is fuelling hundreds of illegal wildlife crimes every year, charities have warned as they claimed the authorised slaughter is responsible for the trend. Nearly 1,300 incidents involving wildlife were recorded in 2016 alone, a report has found. The actual number of incidents is also likely to be “far greater” as the Home Office currently categorises many of the crimes as miscellaneous.’

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Daily Telegraph, 16th April 2018

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Council makes two more referrals to police including one over land acquisition – Local Government Lawyer

Posted March 12th, 2018 in crime, land registration, local government, news, police by sally

‘Cheshire East Council has confirmed that it referred two matters to the police last month, including one which relates to the acquisition of land.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 8th March 2018

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Up to 60 per cent of prisoners have head injuries, as experts warn brain damage may fuel crime – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 27th, 2018 in crime, mental health, news, personal injuries, prisons, violent offenders by tracey

‘More than half of criminals may have suffered a head injury which could be fuelling their offending, a new review by British brain experts suggests.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th February 2018

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‘Upskirting’ should be criminal offence, campaigners say – BBC News

Posted February 20th, 2018 in crime, harassment, news, privacy, sexual offences, voyeurism by sally

‘The government should criminalise “upskirting” as a sexual offence, say campaigners, after police data showed one complainant was 10 years old.’

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BBC News, 20th February 2018

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Police failing to record thousands of crimes, including rape – The Guardian

Posted February 15th, 2018 in crime, news, police, rape, reports, sexual offences, statistics by sally

‘Thousands of reported crimes including rape and domestic abuse are going unrecorded by police, a watchdog has warned.’

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The Guardian, 15th February 2018

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Thousands of crimes going unrecorded by three police forces – BBC News

Posted February 15th, 2018 in crime, news, police, reports, statistics by sally

‘Three English police forces are failing to record thousands of reported crimes each year, new reports have found.’

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BBC News, 15th February 2018

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Crime statistics: Violent crime and sex offences rising, police figures suggest – BBC News

Posted January 26th, 2018 in crime, news, police, statistics by sally

‘The number of violent crimes and sex offences recorded by police in England and Wales has risen sharply over the past year, figures suggest.’

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BBC News, 25th January 2018

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The open justice principle: a child’s crimes and a parent’s misdemeanour – Transparency Project

‘What legal principles connect publicity for the 17 year-old Charlie Pearce (born 3 July 2000), a double rapist and attempt murderer (R v Pearce (Press Restrictions) Haddon-Cave J (7 December 2017)) and privacy for a stalking mother who, with her cohabitant (‘Mr JM’) tried to disrupt her 10 year-old daughter T’s foster placement (Re T (A Child) [2017] EWCA Civ 1889 (23 November 2017)).’

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Transparency Project, 31st January 2018

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Rise in victims reporting sexual offences to the Met – BBC News

Posted December 18th, 2017 in crime, London, news, prosecutions, rape, sexual offences, victims by sally

‘The number of sexual assault victims recorded by the Met Police has gone up by more than 7,000 in the last four years, new figures show.’

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BBC News, 18th December 2017

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Fraud office future secure as government eyes economic crime reform – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted December 12th, 2017 in crime, fraud, national crime agency, news, Serious Fraud Office by sally

‘The future of the Serious Fraud Office has been secured under plans aimed at tackling economic crime – though it will have to answer to a newly created oversight body.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 11th December 2017

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Acid attacks: 2017 likely to set new record in UK – The Guardian

Posted December 8th, 2017 in crime, grievous bodily harm, hazardous substances, news, statistics by sally

‘The national police lead on acid attacks has said 2017 is likely to see the most on record in the UK, as the profile of incidents shifts from domestic violence to street attacks involving gangs and young people.’

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The Guardian, 7th December 2017

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Sexist criminals could get longer sentences under proposals to make misogyny a type of hate crime – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 7th, 2017 in crime, hate crime, news, pilot schemes, sentencing, sex discrimination by sally

‘Sexist criminals could get longer sentences under plans to make misogyny a type of hate crime.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th December 2017

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Police failing to respond to some crimes because of ‘significant stress’ caused by budget cuts, report warns – The Independent

Posted November 9th, 2017 in crime, news, police, reports by tracey

‘Police forces are failing to respond to low-priority crimes because of “significant stress” caused by continued budget cuts amid a huge rise in demand, a report has found.’

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The Independent, 9th november 2017

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Teacher who filmed up schoolgirls’ skirts will not face prosecution as judge rules it’s not illegal – The Independent

‘An assistant headteacher who used his mobile phone to film up schoolgirls’ skirts will not face prosecution after a judge ruled his actions were not illegal.’

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The Independent, 7th November 2017

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Too many children in criminal court, says senior judge – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 2nd, 2017 in children, crime, criminal justice, judges, news, speeches, young offenders, young persons by tracey

‘Too many children are being criminalised by the courts, the most senior family judge in England and Wales has warned. Sir James Munby, president of the family division of the High Court, said that the Crown Prosecution Service should look at changing its charging policy for children so that fewer of them end up in the criminal courts.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st November 2017

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