Life sentences for killer drivers – Ministry of Justice

Posted October 17th, 2017 in alcohol abuse, dangerous driving, drug abuse, homicide, press releases, sentencing by tracey

‘Ministers confirm plans to introduce tougher sentences for those who drive irresponsibly and devastate lives.’

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Ministry of Justice, 15th October 2017

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice

Hair Strand Testing for Cocaine – Family Law Week

Posted October 13th, 2017 in children, drug abuse, expert witnesses, forensic science, guardianship, news by tracey

‘Emily James and Kate Tompkins, barristers of 36 Family, consider a new judgment in which Sir Peter Jackson affirmed, and offered guidance on, current testing arrangements.’

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Family Law Week, 12th October 2017

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Judge who spared aspiring Oxford student from jail after she stabbed her partner is cleared following investigation into three complaints – Daily Telegraph

‘A judge who spared an aspiring Oxford University student from jail after she stabbed her boyfriend has been investigated over three complaints relating to the case.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th September 2017

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An Oxford medical student stabbed her boyfriend with a bread knife. So why did she not go to prison? – The Secret Barrister

‘Lavinia Woodward, the 24-year old Oxford student who pleaded guilty to stabbing her boyfriend with a bread knife, was sentenced yesterday at Oxford Crown Court for unlawful wounding. The case caused a splash back in May when, having entered her plea, the defendant was told by the judge that she was unlikely to receive an immediate custodial sentence, in part due to her promising medical career. Thus was born the tale of the rich, blonde, white Oxford student who was “too clever” to be sent to prison. “Too clever” appears in all headlines in quotation marks, notwithstanding that no-one in court, not least the judge, ever used these words; rather this is one of the those splendid auto-generated media myths, where one tabloid shorthand was adopted by all until everyone came to accept that these words must have been said.’

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The Secret Barrister, 26th September 2017

Source: thesecretbarrister.com

Tudor mansion arsonist jailed after being caught by single match – The Guardian

Posted August 21st, 2017 in alcohol abuse, arson, DNA, drug abuse, listed buildings, news, sentencing by sally

‘An arsonist who caused £5m worth of damage to a Tudor mansion has been jailed for four and a half years after being caught by a single match.’

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The Guardian, 18th August 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com

Newcastle sex ring victims suffered ‘profoundly racist crime’, says former CPS chief – The Independent

Posted August 11th, 2017 in child abuse, drug abuse, news, racism, sexual grooming by tracey

‘Britain must confront the scourge of “profoundly racist” crime exemplified by the Operation Shelter grooming case, a former head of the Crown Prosecution Service has said.’

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The Independent, 10th August 2017

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Prisons inspector warns of ‘staggering’ decline in safety at youth jails – The Guardian

‘There has been a “staggering” decline in standards and safety at youth jails in England and Wales, the chief inspector of prisons has said.’

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The Guardian, 18th July 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com

Jail for cocaine driver who killed Newport grandmother – BBC news

Posted July 14th, 2017 in dangerous driving, drug abuse, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A father-of-two has been jailed for eight years and eight months for killing a grandmother while sniffing cocaine at the wheel of his van.’

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BBC News, 13th July 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Crackdown on drugs, drones and mobile phones in prisons – Ministry of Justice

Posted July 13th, 2017 in aircraft, drug abuse, enforcement, news, press releases, prisons, telecommunications by tracey

‘A huge haul of drugs and mobile phones has been recovered since the introduction of detection measures to crackdown on prison contraband.’

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Ministry of Justice, 9th July 2017

Source: www.gov.uk

Baby Aya Parker’s father inflicted ‘fatal and terrible’ injuries – BBC News

Posted July 4th, 2017 in alcohol abuse, child abuse, drug abuse, murder, news by sally

‘A man has admitted murdering his six-month-old baby daughter on Christmas Day.’

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BBC News, 3rd July 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Man who fell asleep during gas mask sex game is jailed over tied-up partner’s death – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 27th, 2017 in drug abuse, homicide, negligence, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A man has been jailed for two years after he fell asleep during a drug-fuelled bondage sex game and left his tied-up partner to die with a gas mask around his face.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th June 2017

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Man found guilty of manslaughter over gas mask death – The Guardian

Posted June 26th, 2017 in drug abuse, homicide, negligence, news by sally

‘A man is facing prison after being convicted of killing his sexual partner who he left tied up wearing a gas mask.’

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The Guardian, 23rd June 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com

Man jailed for minimum of 19 years for ‘brutal’ killing of pensioner – The Guardian

Posted June 13th, 2017 in alcohol abuse, drug abuse, elderly, murder, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

‘A man has been jailed for a minimum of 19 years for what was described as the “brutal” and “cruel” killing of a pensioner, who was stripped and beaten in the street on New Year’s Day.’

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The Guardian, 12th June 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com

Man jailed for murdering partner’s two-year-old son in a ‘loss of temper’ – The Guardian

Posted June 6th, 2017 in children, drug abuse, grievous bodily harm, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A heroin addict will spend at least 18 years in prison for murdering his partner’s two-year-old son in a fit of temper when he was left alone with the child for a few minutes.’

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The Guardian, 5th June 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com

Vicky Cherry death: Boyfriend jailed over airing cupboard body – BBC News

‘A man who hid his dead girlfriend’s body in an airing cupboard for more than a year has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 5th June 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

£40,000 worth of drugs discovered at ‘unsafe’ Lancashire prison – The Guardian

‘More than 80 prisoners in fear of their safety have sought sanctuary in a special unit in a Lancashire jail inspectors say is the most violent they have visited in recent times.’

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The Guardian, 19th April 2017

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Dean Collins guilty over Joseph Smith’s crash death – BBC News

Posted April 12th, 2017 in dangerous driving, drug abuse, news by sally

‘The driver of a car involved in a head-on crash which killed his five-year-old stepson has been found guilty of causing his death by dangerous driving.’

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BBC News, 11th April 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

A Life of Spice – Legal Highs – Six Pump Court

Posted April 6th, 2017 in drug abuse, mental health, murder, news by sally

‘The so called legal high “Spice” has played a role in a number of recent murders.’

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Six Pump Court, 28th March 2017

Source: www.6pumpcourt.co.uk

‘Putting it bluntly madam, you are sex mad,’ judge tells woman jailed for group sex with underage boys – Daily Telegraph

‘A married mother-of-three who had sex with three underage boys has been branded a “dreadful mother” by a judge, a court heard yesterday.’

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Daily Telegraph, 31st March 2017

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Drug addict jailed for killing child actor in London car chase – The Guardian

‘A drug addict with more than 50 previous convictions has been jailed for 12 years for killing a child actor and his aunt when he hit them with a stolen car.’

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The Guardian, 10th March 2017

Source: www.guardian.co.uk