Laughing gas could be banned from sale in antisocial behaviour crackdown – The Guardian

Posted January 27th, 2023 in drug abuse, government departments, news by sally

‘Laughing gas could be banned from general sale with possession potentially criminalised unless someone has a “legitimate reason” to have it, according to reports.’

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The Guardian, 25 January 2023

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Prisoner died after staff were ‘not properly trained to save lives’, coroner rules – The Independent

‘A prisoner died after staff when to provide adequate life support after he was found unresponsive in his bunk, a coroner has ruled.’

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The Independent, 22nd January 2023

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Mental health patient died of heroin overdose due to NHS trust neglect, inquest finds – The Guardian

Posted January 5th, 2023 in drug abuse, hospitals, inquests, mental health, news by sally

‘A patient in a secure mental health unit died after another patient injected him with heroin smuggled in as a result of staff failing to identify the risk he posed, an inquest has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 4th January 2023

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Charlton fan becomes first supporter in UK to face grounds ban over drug offence – The Independent

Posted December 9th, 2022 in drug abuse, drug offences, news, sentencing, sport by michael

‘A Charlton Athletic fan has become the first person in the UK to be banned from attending matches for drug offences, a police force has said.’

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The Independent, 9th December 2022

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The beginning of a pushback against Article 2 inquests? – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted November 25th, 2022 in appeals, drug abuse, human rights, inquests, mental health, news, suicide by tracey

‘In R (Morahan) v HM Assistant Coroner for West London [2022] EWCA Civ 1410, the Court of Appeal robustly rejected a challenge to the earlier decision of the Divisional Court that Article 2 did not apply to drug related death of a voluntarily admitted psychiatric patient.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 24th November 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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Child protection agencies failed son of drug addict, review finds – The Guardian

‘A severely asthmatic seven-year-old boy who died “gasping for air” alone at night was failed by child protection agencies who “could and should have done better”, a serious case review has found.’

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The Guardian, 1st September 2022

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New Problem-Solving Courts to combat drug and alcohol-fuelled crime – Ministry of Justice

‘Ground-breaking new courts will direct drug and alcohol abusers to tackle their addiction head-on or face tough consequences.’

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Ministry of Justice, 17th July 2022

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Thames Valley Police apologises over man’s heroin death in cell – BBC News

‘A police force has apologised to the family of a man who died in custody after taking heroin in his cell.’

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BBC News, 15th June 2022

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M4 crash: Drink-drive killer’s sentence deemed not unduly lenient – BBC News

‘A man who killed two young children while drink and drug driving will not have his sentence reviewed by the court of appeal.’

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BBC News, 30th May 2022

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New Acts – legislation.gov.uk

2022 c. 28 – Marriage and Civil Partnership (Minimum Age) Act 2022

2022 c. 27 – Approved Premises (Substance Testing) Act 2022

2022 c. 26 – Glue Traps (Offences) Act 2022

2022 c. 22 – Animal Welfare (Sentience) Act 2022

2022 c. 20 – Professional Qualifications Act 2022

2022 c. 17 – Local Government (Disqualification) Act 2022

2022 c. 36 – Nationality and Borders Act 2022

2022 c. 34 – British Sign Language Act 2022

2022 c. 32 – Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022

2022 c. 29 – Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles (Disabled Persons) Act 2022

2022 c. 24 – Cultural Objects (Protection from Seizure) Act 2022

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Boost for public safety as four justice bills receive Royal Assent – Ministry of Justice

‘The government delivers on its pledge to protect the public better and restore confidence in the criminal justice system as four major bills became law today (28 April).’

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Ministry of Justice, 28th April 2022

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Woman sentenced to 20 years in prison over death of asthmatic son – The Guardian

‘A heroin addict convicted of fatally neglecting her seven-year-old son, who died alone in a garden from an asthma attack, has been jailed for 20 years.’

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The Guardian, 28th April 2022

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Catholic boarding school has ‘serious failings’ over safeguarding – The Independent

Posted March 17th, 2022 in alcohol abuse, clergy, drug abuse, education, news, reports, sexual offences by tracey

‘An Ofsted report into a leading Catholic boarding school has found its safeguarding of pupils was “inadequate”.’

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The Independent, 16th March 2022

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Lancashire father injected toddlers with heroin, review finds – BBC News

Posted November 4th, 2021 in child abuse, child neglect, drug abuse, news, social services by sally

‘Two toddlers were injected with heroin by their father to help them sleep, a review into their care has heard.’

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BBC News, 3rd November 2021

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Rachel Wilson killing: Keith Hall jailed for 2002 attack – BBC News

‘A man who got a teenage girl hooked on drugs and forced her into prostitution to fund his own habit before killing her has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 1st November 2021

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Driver who blamed ‘imaginary friend’ for M25 van crash is jailed – The Independent

Posted October 19th, 2021 in criminal damage, drug abuse, news, road traffic offences, sentencing by tracey

‘A stoned father who blamed “imaginary friend” for crashing his van on motorway after being banned from driving has been jailed.’

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The Independent, 19th October 2021

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Short jail terms fail to prevent reoffending, says former England and Wales magistrate – The Guardian

‘Criminals in England and Wales are being jailed for short terms that fail to prevent reoffending because of a lack of awareness and availability of community-based sentencing, a leading former magistrate has said.’

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The Guardian, 5th October 2021

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Possession of laughing gas could become a criminal offence, Priti Patel says – The Independent

‘Priti Patel has announced that the Home Office is seeking advice on whether to criminalise the possession of laughing gas.’

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The Independent, 3rd September 2021

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Support for drug users on probation in England and Wales ‘not good enough’ – The Guardian

Posted August 19th, 2021 in drug abuse, news, probation by sally

‘Offenders in England and Wales who are supervised in the community are not receiving enough help to tackle drug misuse, and specialist programmes for identifying at-risk users of drugs have “withered on the vine”, a watchdog has said.’

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The Guardian, 18th August 2021

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