Removing UK climate protesters’ defence ‘could erode right to trial by jury’ – The Guardian

‘A UK government attempt to remove one of the last remaining defences for climate protesters would be a slippery slope to the erosion of the constitutional right to trial by jury, the court of appeal was told on Wednesday.’

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The Guardian, 21st February 2024

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Jury clears climate protesters of causing damage to HSBC London HQ – The Guardian

Posted November 17th, 2023 in banking, climate change, criminal damage, environmental protection, news by tracey

‘Nine climate protesters have been cleared by a jury of causing £500,000 worth of criminal damage to the windows at the headquarters of HSBC bank in London.’

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The Guardian, 16th November 2023

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Man jailed after Birmingham crash leaves boy with brain injury – BBC News

Posted November 14th, 2023 in criminal damage, dangerous driving, drug offences, guilty pleas, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man has been jailed after he caused a crash that left a five-year-old boy with a brain injury.’

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BBC News, 13th November 2023

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CPS prosecution guidance on protests and demonstrations in light of the Middle East conflict – Crown Prosecution Service

‘The CPS is aware that following the recent disturbing events in the Middle East, the public and many different communities may be concerned about protests or demonstrations. The CPS recognises that whilst in the main demonstrations and protests will be peaceful and lawful, there may be incidents of public disorder and it is possible that some individuals may commit criminal offences.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 13th October 2023

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Tony Di Bart: The Real Thing singer sentenced for hitting PC – BBC News

‘A chart-topping singer has been handed a community order for hitting a police officer while drunk.’

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BBC News, 1st August 2023

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‘Ruthless’ gang jailed for south England ram-raid spree – BBC News

Posted June 30th, 2023 in burglary, criminal damage, gangs, imprisonment, news, sentencing, theft by tracey

‘Four men have been jailed following a series of ram-raids involving thefts of more than £1.2m.’

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BBC News, 30th June 2023

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Offenders on clean-up duty in anti-social behaviour crackdown – Ministry of Justice

‘New Community Payback teams to clean up fly-tipping or vandalism within 48 hours.’

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Ministry of Justice, 22nd June 2023

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Brothers who beat sex offender, 85, to death jailed for murder – BBC News

‘Two brothers have been jailed for life for murdering a convicted sex offender.’

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BBC News, 5th June 2023

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Anti-vaccine conspiracy theorist found guilty of plotting to destroy 5G masts – The Independent

‘An anti-vaccine conspiracy theorist has been found guilty of plotting to destroy 5G masts after subscribing to an ideology that they were linked to the Covid-19 vaccine.’

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The Independent, 1st June 2023

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River Lugg damage caused by convicted farmer to cost £700k to fix – BBC News

Posted April 24th, 2023 in criminal damage, environmental protection, news, pollution, trees, water by tracey

‘Fixing damage caused by a farmer who illegally ripped up trees from the banks of a river may cost about £700,000, the Environment Agency says.’

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BBC News, 23rd April 2023

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Bristol: Man jailed for causing bus to crash into Bishopsworth house – BBC News

Posted April 21st, 2023 in criminal damage, dangerous driving, imprisonment, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A driver who caused a collision that saw a double-decker bus hit a house has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 20th April 2023

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Cheshunt railway tracks Land Rover driver jailed for 10 years – BBC News

Posted April 6th, 2023 in criminal damage, dangerous driving, drug offences, guilty pleas, news, railways by michael

‘A drug dealer who drove a car along a railway track while fleeing police has been jailed for 10 years.’

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BBC News, 5th April 2023

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Extinction Rebellion co-founder cleared of one charge over paint-throwing stunt – The Independent

Posted February 21st, 2023 in conspiracy, criminal damage, demonstrations, news by tracey

‘Extinction Rebellion co-founder Roger Hallam has been acquitted of conspiracy to damage property after taking part in a protest which involved throwing pink paint over several charity buildings.’

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The Independent, 20th February 2023

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Man facing jail over theft of almost 200,000 Cadbury Creme Eggs – The Guardian

Posted February 15th, 2023 in criminal damage, news, theft by sally

‘A chocolate thief is facing jail after admitting he stole almost 200,000 Cadbury Creme Eggs in a heist worth more than £31,000.’

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The Guardian, 14th February 2023

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Just Stop Oil activists fined for damaging Last Supper – BBC News

‘Five environmental protesters who glued themselves to the frame of Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper have been fined for causing criminal damage.’

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BBC News, 8th February 2023

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Woman banned from Primark after ripping worker’s shirt for ‘flirting’ – The Independent

Posted November 18th, 2022 in assault, community service, compensation, criminal damage, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A woman has been banned from Primark after assaulting a staff member for “flirting” with a colleague she found attractive.’

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The Independent, 15th November 2022

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Man who took posters to Sajid Javid’s home not guilty of criminal damage charge – The Independent

Posted November 4th, 2022 in coronavirus, criminal damage, demonstrations, government departments, news by tracey

‘A man has been found not guilty of intent to cause criminal damage after turning up at Sajid Javid’s home with adhesive spray and posters.’

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The Independent, 3rd November 2022

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Woman sentenced for defacing Captain Sir Tom Moore memorial – BBC News

Posted October 27th, 2022 in criminal damage, demonstrations, monuments, news, sentencing, suspended sentences by sally

‘A woman who tipped faeces over a memorial of Sir Captain Tom Moore has been given a suspended jail sentence.’

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BBC News, October 2022

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Damage to statues and ECHR rights – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Court of Appeal has concluded in the Attorney General’s referral of the jury acquittal of the Colston 4 that ECHR rights were not engaged where damage to property was criminal. Rosalind English analyses the ruling.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 7th October 2022

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Heysham explosion: Man jailed for killing boy, 2, in gas blast – BBC News

Posted October 6th, 2022 in criminal damage, guilty pleas, homicide, news, sentencing, theft by sally

‘A man who cut a gas pipe to sell for scrap, causing a blast in which a two-year-old boy died, has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 5th October 2022

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