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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Court of Appeal concludes in AG referral of jury acquittal of Colston 4 that ECHR rights were not engaged where damage to property was criminal – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Four defendants were acquitted by a jury in Bristol Crown Court following their trial for allegations of criminal damage on 7 June 2020 to a statue of the English merchant Edward Colston (1636-1721). The story has been widely covered elsewhere so I will limit this post to a discussion of the reference itself.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 4th October 2022

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Colston four: protesters cannot rely on ‘human rights’ defence, top judge rules – The Guardian

Posted September 29th, 2022 in appeals, criminal damage, demonstrations, human rights, monuments, news, violence by sally

‘Protesters accused of “significant” criminal damage cannot rely on human rights protections when on trial, the court of appeal has said.’

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The Guardian, 28th September 2022

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Bristol Colston statue toppling was ‘violent act’, say judges – BBC News

Posted September 28th, 2022 in appeals, criminal damage, demonstrations, human rights, monuments, news, violence by michael

‘The toppling of a statue of slave trader Edward Colston was a “violent” act, appeal court judges have ruled.

They also ruled human rights protections were not available as a defence to the so-called Colston Four, who were acquitted of criminal damage.’

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BBC News, 28th September 2022

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Drug driver jailed for deliberately crashing car into pensioner’s bungalow – The Independent

‘A drug driver who deliberately crashed his BMW into a pensioner’s bungalow has been jailed.’

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The Independent, 28th September 2022

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Non-fatal strangulation: Spalding man jailed for 34 months – BBC News

Posted August 25th, 2022 in assault, criminal damage, news, sentencing, threatening behaviour by sally

‘A man who admitted throttling a woman he met on a dating site has become one of the first people in the country to be jailed under a new law.’

Covid: Anti-vaxxer jailed for north Wales jab centres vandalism – BBC News

Posted June 17th, 2022 in coronavirus, criminal damage, imprisonment, news, sentencing by tracey

‘An anti-vaxxer has been jailed for smashing windows with rocks at two north Wales Covid vaccination centres’

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BBC News, 16th June 2022

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Lawyer who injected food with his blood in Waitrose, Sainsbury’s and Tesco was insane, jury finds – The Independent

Posted May 6th, 2022 in assault, criminal damage, food, mental health, news by tracey

‘A lawyer who injected food with his blood at a series of supermarkets in a £500,000 rampage has been found not guilty by reason of insanity.’

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The Independent, 6th May 2022

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Insulate Britain declares courts ‘site of civil resistance’, saying legal system not legitimate – The Independent

‘Climate protest group Insulate Britain has declared Britain’s courts “a site of non-violent civil resistance”, saying the UK legal system no longer has any legitimacy.’

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The Independent, April 2022

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Trial of Extinction Rebellion co-founder delayed pending High Court judgment – The Independent

‘The criminal damage trial of the co-founder of Extinction Rebellion has been delayed pending a High Court judgment over the toppling of Edward Colston’s statue in Bristol.’

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The Independent, 19th April 2022

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Edward Colston statue case sent to Court of Appeal – BBC News

‘The acquittal of four people on trial for toppling Bristol’s Edward Colston statue has prompted the attorney general to contact the Court of Appeal.’

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BBC News, 13th April 2022

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NHS surgeon censured for vandalising colleagues’ cars – The Guardian

‘A leading NHS surgeon has been censured by two medical regulators, and suspended by one of them, for repeatedly vandalising colleagues’ cars in their hospital car park, the Guardian can reveal.’

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The Guardian, 6th March 2022

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Activists who occupied 100ft HS2 drilling rig convicted over protest – The Guardian

Posted February 22nd, 2022 in criminal damage, demonstrations, environmental protection, news, trespass by tracey

‘Two environmental activists have been convicted of charges relating to a protest against HS2 after occupying a 100ft-high drilling rig to highlight damage they claimed the rail project was causing to London’s drinking water supply.’

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The Guardian, 21st February 2022

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Colston Four acquittal raises doubts about 10-year jail term proposal – The Guardian

‘The acquittal of the Colston Four raises questions about new laws imposing 10-year jail terms for the toppling of statues, legal experts have said.’

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The Guardian, 6th January 2022

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Jurors see the bigger picture: activists who were cleared in court – The Guardian

Posted January 6th, 2022 in criminal damage, demonstrations, juries, news by sally

‘Cases have included climate, environment, human rights and anti-war protests where damage to property was not denied.’

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The Guardian, 6th January 2022

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Edward Colston statue: Four cleared of criminal damage – BBC News

Posted January 6th, 2022 in criminal damage, monuments, news by sally

‘Four people accused of illegally removing a statue of Edward Colston have been cleared of criminal damage.’

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BBC News, 6th January 2022

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