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

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

Man jailed after taking staff hostage at bowling alley – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A man who held two members of staff at bowling alley hostage at gun point has been jailed for 12 years today.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 2nd March 2018

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Arsonist jailed for setting fires including at Titanic exhibition – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted February 26th, 2018 in arson, burglary, criminal damage, guilty pleas, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A man from Sheffield who admitted to deliberately setting fire to a museum, a university and a hospital, so he could steal from the evacuated buildings, has been jailed.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 24th February 2018

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UK government sued for third time over deadly air pollution – The Guardian

‘The UK government is being sued for a third time over the widespread illegal levels of air pollution, which cause 40,000 early deaths every year.’

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The Guardian, 7th November 2017

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Police dog Finn stabbing: Boy, 16, found guilty – BBC News

Posted May 12th, 2017 in assault, criminal damage, dogs, news, offensive weapons, police, young offenders by sally

‘A teenage boy has been found guilty of stabbing a police dog and wounding his handler during a chase’

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BBC News, 11th May 2017

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Man jailed for shooting cats in Surrey – The Guardian

Posted February 20th, 2017 in animals, criminal damage, fines, firearms, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man has been jailed over a shooting spree that led to one cat’s death and left six others injured.’

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The Guardian, 17th February 2017

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Farmer dumps muck outside court in protest at justice system – Daily Telegraph,

Posted January 18th, 2017 in criminal damage, demonstrations, news, Solicitors Regulation Authority by sally

‘A wealthy farmer dumped a lorry load of muck outside a crown court on Tuesday in protest at the “severely flawed” justice system which he claimed left him thousands of pounds out of pocket.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th January 2017

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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

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Two men jailed for throwing firework into east London care home – The Guardian

Posted December 16th, 2016 in arson, criminal damage, news, sentencing by tracey

‘Two men who threw a firework into a care home, leaving a resident with life-changing injuries, have been jailed.’

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The Guardian, 15th December 2016

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Police animals do not need to be given same legal status as officers injured on duty, Government suggests – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 14th, 2016 in animals, criminal damage, news, parliament, police by tracey

‘Police animals do not necessarily need to be given the same legal status as officers who are injured on duty, the Government has suggested ahead of a parliamentary debate on the issue on Monday.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th November 2016

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Car-punching man Michael McCabe jailed – BBC News

Posted September 2nd, 2016 in criminal damage, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who was filmed jumping on to a moving car and punching its windscreen has been jailed for nine weeks.’

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BBC News, 1st September 2016

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