Surveyor on £60,000 a year jailed after secret life as graffiti vandal exposed – Daily Telegraph

“A surveyor who had a secret life as a graffiti vandal has been jailed for three and a half years.”

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Daily Telegraph, 18th June 2013

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How the law views cats – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 3rd, 2013 in animals, criminal damage, news, theft by sally

“The law regards cats as property, or ‘chattel’, so any offence against owned felines can be classed as criminal damage.”

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd April 2013

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Grandfather must pay £50 to boy he tackled after home vandalism – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 1st, 2013 in assault, compensation, conditional discharge, costs, criminal damage, news by tracey

“A grandfather who frogmarched an 11-year-old boy home to his parents after suffering a campaign of vandalism has had to pay the youngster £50 compensation and has been convicted of assault.”

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Daily Telegraph, 1st March 2013

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Man jailed over house gas blast that killed toddler neighbour – The Guardian

Posted February 20th, 2013 in criminal damage, news, sentencing by sally

“A man who deliberately blew up his house in an explosion that killed a neighbouring toddler has been jailed for 10 years.”

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The Guardian, 19th February 2013

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Postman jailed for burying 30,000 letters in garden – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 18th, 2013 in arson, criminal damage, news, postal service, sentencing by sally

“A postman has been jailed for destroying almost 30,000 letters he should have pushed through letterboxes.”

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Daily Telegraph, 18th February 2013

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Man jailed for two years for vandalising £5m Rothko at Tate Modern – The Guardian

Posted December 13th, 2012 in artistic works, criminal damage, news, sentencing by sally

“A man who vandalised one of Tate Modern’s most cherished Mark Rothko paintings has been jailed for two years for actions the judge described as ‘entirely deliberate, planned and intentional’.”

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The Guardian, 13th December 2012

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Graffiti gang who caused £150,000 of damage ‘should be proud of their work’, says judge – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 11th, 2012 in artistic works, conspiracy, criminal damage, gangs, news, railways, sentencing by sally

“A judge has imposed the ‘least possible sentence’ on gang of graffiti vandals who attacked the capital’s tube network, saying one had a ‘portfolio you would be proud of’.”

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Daily Telegraph, 10th December 2012

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Man jailed over naked climb on Whitehall statue – BBC News

Posted December 5th, 2012 in criminal damage, news, offensive weapons, public order, sentencing by sally

“A 29-year-old who stripped naked on top of a statue in central London, before breaking off its sword and biting it, has been jailed for 12 weeks.”

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BBC News, 4th December 2012

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Developers accused of killing Sandbanks trees have convictions overturned – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 31st, 2012 in appeals, criminal damage, news, no case to answer, trees by tracey

“Two property developers found guilty of killing trees to make way for their £11 million Sandbanks development have had their convictions overturned – after a judge ruled their alleged motive was not relevant to the case.”

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Daily Telegraph, 31st August 2012

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Pig’s head at Cheltenham mosque: Simon Parkes jailed – BBC News

Posted August 30th, 2012 in armed forces, criminal damage, news, racism, sentencing by tracey

“A former soldier who tied a pig’s head to the gates of a Cheltenham mosque has been jailed for four months.”

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BBC News, 30th August 2012

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Judges can’t punish criminals who offend while on parole – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 23rd, 2012 in affray, criminal damage, judges, news, parole, robbery, sentencing by tracey

“Judge Jamie Tabor QC spoke out at Gloucester crown court after dealing with a former soldier who was out on licence from a jail term for attempted robbery when he committed offences of affray and criminal damage.”

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd July 2012

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Greenpeace reprimanded over ‘irresponsible’ ad campaign – The Guardian

Posted May 16th, 2012 in advertising, complaints, criminal damage, news by tracey

“The advertising watchdog has given Greenpeace a dressing down for running an ‘irresponsible’ ad campaign to raise funds to takeover and deface property to make environmental protests.”

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The Guardian, 16th May 2012

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Extremist behind ‘gay-free zone’ posters jailed for possessing al Qaeda literature – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 11th, 2012 in criminal damage, news, sentencing, terrorism by tracey

“A perfume salesman who painted burqas on scantily clad women on advertising posters and stuck ‘gay-free zone’ posters on London’s Brick Lane was today jailed for 14 months for possessing terrorist literature.”

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Daily Telegraph, 11th May 2012

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DPP issues guidance to prosecutors in public protest cases – Crown Prosecution Service

“Keir Starmer QC, the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), has today issued Crown Prosecution Service prosecutors with new guidance on dealing with people who may have committed an offence during a protest or demonstration.”

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Crown Prosecution Service, 6th March 2012

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Pursue masked protesters more vigorously, CPS says – The Guardian

“People who mask their faces to conceal their identity or carry anything that could be used as a weapon during protests should be pursued more vigorously by the law in the event of disorder, according to fresh guidance from the Crown Prosecution Service.”

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The Guardian, 6th March 2012

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Ford Open Prison riot: Five men guilty over £5m damage – BBC News

Posted March 2nd, 2012 in criminal damage, news, prisons, violent disorder by tracey

“Five men have been convicted of charges relating to a riot at Ford Open Prison in West Sussex.”

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BBC News, 5th March 2012

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No payout for victims of Nottingham’s August ‘riots’ – BBC News

Posted December 20th, 2011 in criminal damage, damages, insurance, news, police, violent disorder by tracey

“Nottinghamshire Police Authority will not pay out for damage incurred during summer riots because of a definition in a piece of Victorian legislation.”

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BBC News, 20th December 2011

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Facebook riot page: Danny Cook jailed for 30 months – BBC News

Posted December 15th, 2011 in criminal damage, incitement, news, sentencing, theft, violent disorder by sally

“A man has been jailed for 30 months for creating a Facebook group page called ‘Letz start a riot’.”

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BBC News, 14th December 2011

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England riot panel wants compensation overhaul – BBC News

Posted November 28th, 2011 in compensation, criminal damage, news, violence by sally

“An independent panel examining the summer riots which hit cities in England has said the scheme designed to pay out compensation needs an overhaul.”

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BBC News, 28th November 2011

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Sandbanks tree damage developers guilty – BBC News

Posted October 21st, 2011 in criminal damage, news, planning, trees by tracey

“Two developers have been found guilty of damaging trees which were blocking plans for three luxury homes worth £11m in Dorset.”

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BBC News, 20th October 2011

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