Hundreds prosecuted for coronavirus-related attacks on emergency workers – The Guardian

‘More than 300 prosecutions for assaults on police and emergency workers were completed during the first month of lockdown, the director of public prosecutions, Max Hill QC, has revealed.’

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The Guardian, 21st May 2020

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Lollipop man attacked with own stick during man’s assault spree – BBC News

Posted April 24th, 2020 in assault, criminal damage, imprisonment, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man has been jailed after a string of assaults in one day which, officers say, culminated in him smearing his own faeces across a police cell.’

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BBC News, 23rd April 2020

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Coronavirus: ‘Lower priority’ crime cases put on hold – BBC News

‘Suspected fraudsters and gangsters should not be charged during the coronavirus outbreak to avoid “clogging up” courts, new guidance recommends.’

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BBC News, 2nd April 2020

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Dorchester-upon-Thames man jailed for coughing in officer’s face – BBC News

Posted April 1st, 2020 in assault, coronavirus, criminal damage, health, imprisonment, news, police, sentencing by sally

‘A man who coughed in the face of a police officer arresting him for assaulting a woman has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 31st March 2020

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Domestic abuser jailed after landmark appeal by solicitor general – The Guardian

‘A violent domestic abuser has been imprisoned for three years after the solicitor general successfully challenged his previous sentence in a landmark case at the court of appeal.’

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The Guardian, 25th February 2020

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Man found guilty of trying to steal Magna Carta – BBC News

Posted January 31st, 2020 in criminal damage, magna carta, news, psychiatric damage, theft by sally

‘A man has been found guilty of trying to steal a copy of Magna Carta from Salisbury Cathedral.’

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BBC News, 30th January 2020

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Teenager who threatened suicide on road prosecuted for third time – The Guardian

‘A teenager with long-term mental health problems has been prosecuted three times in the last nine months after threatening suicide near busy roads.’

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The Guardian, 16th January 2020

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Birmingham mosque attacks: Shia Muslim jailed – BBC News

‘A Shia Muslim has been jailed for three years and nine months for vandalism attacks on five mosques in Birmingham.’

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BBC News, 28th November 2019

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Man mutilates horse by stabbing it 20 times but is only charged with ‘criminal damage’ – The Independent

Posted November 19th, 2019 in animal cruelty, criminal damage, horses, news, offensive weapons, sentencing by sally

‘A teenager who mutilated a prize-winning horse by stabbing it 20 times has only been jailed for two months because the attack was classed as “criminal damage”.’

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The Independent, 19th November 2019

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Police prosecute man for throwing paint over a carpet aged 12, 10 years after the offence was committed – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 18th, 2019 in children, criminal damage, DNA, guilty pleas, news, prosecutions by tracey

‘Police prosecuted a man for throwing paint over a carpet, 10 years after the offence which he committed aged 12.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th October 2019

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Man jailed for 50 minutes in ‘shortest ever prison sentence’ – The Independent

‘A man has been given what is believed to be Britain’s shortest jail sentence of just 50 minutes.’

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The Independent, 31st July 2019

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Farmer fined after blaming sheep for 23ft hole he made in Offa’s Dyke – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 19th, 2019 in animals, criminal damage, fines, monuments, news by tracey

‘A farmer who busted a 23ft hole in a world-famous Welsh monument and then tried to blame his sheep, has been ordered to pay more than £2,000.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th July 2019

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Courts to consider wider consequences of arson and criminal damage – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted July 4th, 2019 in arson, codes of practice, courts, criminal damage, criminal justice, news by sally

‘Courts are expected to get tougher on people who vandalise listed buildings, start a fire at a school or cause criminal damage at a train station under guidelines unveiled today. The Sentencing Council says its arson guidelines, which come into force in October, acknowledge that harm can include psychological effects and damage to property can be about more than just the financial value.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 3rd July 2019

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War grave vandals to face jail under get-tough sentencing regime – Daily Telegraph

‘Vandals who damage war memorials, gravestones and buildings of historic importance are to face stiffer sentences under new guidelines being handed out to judges and magistrates in England and Wales.’

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd July 2019

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Nigel Farage milkshake attack man convicted and sentenced – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted June 21st, 2019 in assault, community service, criminal damage, guilty pleas, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A man who threw a milkshake over Nigel Farage MEP during a political campaign tour of Newcastle has pleaded guilty to the attack at North Tyneside Magistrates’ Court today (18 June)’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 18th June 2019

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Police dog Finn’s law comes into force – BBC News

‘A new law named after a police dog which recently appeared on Britain’s Got Talent has come into effect.’

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BBC News, 8th June 2019

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Extinction Rebellion founder cleared over King’s College protest – The Guardian

‘The founder of Extinction Rebellion has been cleared by a jury of all charges relating to a protest against fossil fuels in what campaigners say is a historic moment for the climate justice movement.’

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The Guardian, 9th May 2019

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Family sentenced over £240,000 theft and damage at Thwaites brewery – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted February 22nd, 2019 in burglary, conspiracy, criminal damage, press releases, sentencing by tracey

‘Two family members who ransacked the historic Thwaites Brewery, causing more than £240,000 in damage, were sentenced to a combined eight years in prison today.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 21st February 2019

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Judge lays into Tommy Robinson fan who graffitied ‘Hitler was right’ around city for ignorance of Nazis – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 22nd, 2018 in arson, criminal damage, guilty pleas, news, racism, sentencing by sally

‘A judge has laid into a Tommy Robinson fan who daubed a city centre with swastikas and “Hitler was right” posters for having “no idea what living under a tyrannical regime” is like.’

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Daily Telegraph, 21st August 2018

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Arson and criminal damage – consultation launched on sentencing guideline – Sentencing Council

Posted March 27th, 2018 in arson, consultations, criminal damage, press releases, sentencing by tracey

‘The Sentencing Council has published proposed new guidelines covering arson and criminal damage offences. The guidelines, for courts in England and Wales, will help ensure consistent and proportionate sentencing for these offences.’

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Sentencing Council, 27th march 2018

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