Child Q: Black professionals urge education secretary to take action following strip-search – The Independent

‘The education secretary must take immediate action to tackle institutional racism within the education sector following the “dehumanising” strip-search of a black child in London, a collective of black professionals has demanded.’

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The Independent, 26th March 2022

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Met Police apologises for strip-search of Hackney schoolgirl – BBC News

‘A black schoolgirl was strip-searched by police after being wrongly suspected of carrying cannabis.’

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BBC News, 15th March 2022

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Buckingham Palace: Man sentenced for climbing into grounds – BBC News

‘A man found with a knife and drugs in the grounds of Buckingham Palace has been given a suspended jail term.’

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BBC News, 9th February 2022

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‘Heartless’ drug dealers ‘cuckooed’ woman’s Nuneaton flat – BBC News

Posted January 28th, 2022 in drug offences, drug trafficking, imprisonment, news, sentencing by tracey

‘Two “heartless” drug dealers forced a vulnerable woman out of her home when they took over her flat to sell heroin and crack cocaine.’

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BBC News, 26th January 2022

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Stephen Lawrence murder: Jamie Acourt ‘cannot repay £90k’ from drugs plot – BBC News

‘One of the men suspected of murdering Stephen Lawrence in a racist attack has said he cannot pay £90,000 he made from a £3m drugs plot.’

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BBC News, 18th January 2022

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Driver jailed after pretending to be undercover police officer following crash – The Independent

‘A driver who pretended to be an undercover police officer and brandished a knife after crashing his car under the influence of drugs has been jailed.’

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The Independent, 13th January 2022

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Van driver who hid £16.5m of drugs in catering supplies jailed for 10 years – The Independent

Posted January 7th, 2022 in drug offences, drug trafficking, imprisonment, news, offensive weapons, sentencing by tracey

‘A van driver who attempted to smuggle £16.5 million worth of heroin and cocaine by hiding it within catering supplies has been jailed for 10 years.’

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The Independent, 6th January 2022

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US Woman Wins Deportation Appeal Having Lived in the UK for 53 Years – EIN Blog

Posted December 8th, 2021 in appeals, deportation, drug offences, government departments, health, immigration, news by sally

‘Polly Gordon is a US national who has been living in the UK for over 53 years, having moved here in her early 20’s. She gained Indefinite Leave to Remain in 1977. In July 2019, she received a 12-month sentence from the Edinburgh Sheriff’s Court after she was found to have supplied a controlled drug, as a result of which the Home Office sought her deportation under section 32(5) of the UK Borders Act 2007.’

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EIN Blog, 7th December 2021

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Brook House detention centre whistleblower ‘abuse’ inquiry begins – BBC News

‘A public inquiry into the mistreatment of immigration detainees has heard a BBC Panorama documentary revealed “shocking” treatment which had “no place in a decent and humane” system.’

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BBC News, 23rd November 2021

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US woman who has lived in UK for 53 years wins deportation appeal – The Guardian

Posted November 18th, 2021 in appeals, deportation, drug offences, elderly, news by tracey

‘A 75-year-old American woman who uses a Zimmer frame and is unable to digest solid food has won her appeal to remain in the UK after living here for 53 years.’

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The Guardian, 17th November 2021

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Fourth man jailed after Nottingham victim blinded in stabbing – BBC News

‘A man has been jailed for more than 14 years over a stabbing that left a man blind in one eye and with a collapsed lung.’

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BBC News, 16th November 2021

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Man spared jail for threatening Labour deputy leader Angela Rayner after Sir David Amess murder – The Independent

‘A man has been spared jail after sending a threatening email telling deputy Labour leader Angela Rayner she should “watch her back” after he found her address online.’

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The Independent, 28th October 2021

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Chart-topping rapper Nines jailed for plot to import 28kg of cannabis – The Independent

‘Chart-topping rapper Nines has been jailed for 28 months for importing 28kg of cannabis.’

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The Independent, 2nd October 2021

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‘Racist’ drug laws should be reformed, says former government adviser – The Independent

Posted October 1st, 2021 in drug offences, news, race discrimination, racism, statute law revision by tracey

‘Britain’s drug laws are racist and need to be overhauled, a former government adviser has said. Lord Simon Woolley, who used to lead the government’s race disparity unit, said the 50-year-old Misuse of Drugs Act should be reviewed, as it is a “tool of systemic racism”.’

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The Independent, 30th September 2021

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UK drug laws used as tool of systemic racism, says ex-No 10 adviser – The Guardian

Posted September 30th, 2021 in drug offences, minorities, news, racism by sally

‘Britain’s drug laws are racist and cause “high levels of mental health harm” among black people, a former No 10 race adviser has said.’

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The Guardian, 29th September 2021

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Swansea man jailed after CCTV operator witnessed rape – BBC News

Posted September 17th, 2021 in closed circuit television, drug offences, imprisonment, news, rape, sexual offences by tracey

‘A man has been jailed for more than eight years after a CCTV operator saw him raping a woman.’

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BBC News, 16th September 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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Research Briefing: General debate: Misuse of Drugs Act – House of Commons Library

Posted June 17th, 2021 in drug abuse, drug offences, medicines, news, parliament, statistics by sally

‘This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971, the main piece of legislation through which illicit drugs are controlled across the UK.’

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House of Commons Library, 16th June 2021

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Ex-Royal Marines jailed after child accidentally given cocaine as gift – The Guardian

‘Two former Royal Marines have been jailed for smuggling cocaine into the UK in boxes of Lego, after one of them was accidentally given to a child for his birthday.’

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The Guardian, 15th June 2021

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Aram Sheibani: International drugs boss with luxury lifestyle jailed – BBC News

‘A man who was the “very head” of a large-scale international drugs conspiracy with links to Colombia has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 10th June 2021

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