Domestic abusers ‘sewing GPS trackers into teddy bears’ – BBC News

‘Technology is increasingly being used by domestic abusers to trap, control or hunt down their victims, Refuge has told the Victoria Derbyshire programme.’

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BBC News, 20th March 2019

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Electronic GPS tags to track thousands of criminals in England and Wales – BBC News

Posted February 18th, 2019 in electronic monitoring, news, satellites, sentencing by sally

‘Thousands of criminals in England and Wales will be tagged with GPS trackers to allow authorities to trace them 24 hours a day.’

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BBC News, 16th February 2019

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Knife offenders to wear GPS tags in London pilot scheme – The Guardian

Posted February 11th, 2019 in electronic monitoring, London, murder, news, pilot schemes, police, recidivists, statistics, weapons by tracey

‘Knife crime offenders in London will be tagged with tracking devices upon their release from prison in an attempt to reduce violence in the capital, the mayor has announced.’

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The Guardian, 11th February 2019

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Rapists and murderers among hundreds of foreign criminals missing from Home Office monitoring, records show – The Independent

‘Rapists and killers are among hundreds of foreign criminals who have dropped off the Home Office’s radar. Immigration authorities also lost track of overseas nationals convicted of kidnap, weapons possession and robbery.’

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The Independent, 9th November 2018

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Electric shock collars for pets to be banned – BBC News

Posted August 28th, 2018 in animal cruelty, dogs, electronic monitoring, news by sally

‘Electric shock collars for cats and dogs will be banned in England, the government has announced.’

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BBC News, 28th August 2018

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Bogus lawyer convicted for second time – Legal Futures

‘A man has pleaded guilty to five counts of providing unqualified immigration advice and services, some 13 years after an identical conviction.’

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Legal Futures, 14th August 2018

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Domestic abusers could be electronically tagged in government crackdown – Daily Telegraph

‘Domestic abusers could be banned from drinking alcohol and electronically tagged under a Government crackdown. New civil orders will expand the potential restrictions courts and police can impose on criminals who torment partners, spouses and other family members.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th March 2018

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‘More’ prisoners to be freed with tag as early-release scheme simplified – BBC News

Posted February 19th, 2018 in early release, electronic monitoring, news by sally

‘More offenders could be freed from prison in England and Wales with an electronic tag under government plans to simplify an early-release scheme.’

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BBC News, 16th February 2018

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Black cab rapist John Worboys will be asked if he minds wearing electronic tag – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 6th, 2018 in electronic monitoring, news, parole, rape, recidivists, release on licence, victims by tracey

‘John Worboys will be asked if he objects to wearing an electronic tag when he is eventually released from prison.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th February 2018

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Offender tagging scheme is ‘catastrophic waste of public money’ – The Guardian

‘The Ministry of Justice’s programme to introduce the next generation of satellite tracking tags for offenders has been “fundamentally flawed” and proved “a catastrophic waste of public money”, MPs have concluded.’

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The Guardian, 24th January 2018

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Cardiff sex assault ex-officer banned from going out – BBC News

Posted December 21st, 2017 in electronic monitoring, news, police, sexual offences, suspended sentences by tracey

‘A retired police officer has been banned from going out at night for six months after sexually assaulting a young woman in Cardiff.’

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BBC News, 20th December 2017

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Electronic tag misuse inquiry leads to 29 people charged – BBC News

‘Two former staff at the Electronic Monitoring Service (EMS) are among 29 people charged after an inquiry into the misuse of tags fitted on offenders.’

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BBC News, 27th November 2017

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Tagging requirements in SOPOs are lawful – UK Police Law Blog

‘In R (on the application of Richards) v Chief Constable of Cleveland Police (UKSC 2017/0090) the Supreme Court has refused permission to appeal against the imposition of a tagging requirement in a Sexual Offences Prevention Order (“SOPO”). The undisturbed judgment of the Court of Appeal in R (on the application of Richards) v Teesside Magistrates’ Court [2015] EWCA Civ 7; [2015] 1 WLR 1695 endorses (and perhaps extends) the purpose and effect of imposing qualified restrictions on sex offenders.’

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UK Police Law Blog, 19th November 2017

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New criminal tagging system scaled back after ministry failings – The Guardian

Posted July 12th, 2017 in electronic monitoring, Ministry of Justice, news by sally

‘A new tagging system to monitor criminals has been dramatically scaled back and is running at least five years behind schedule after a series of expensive failings by the Ministry of Justice, the government’s spending watchdog has found.’

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The Guardian, 12th July 2017

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Judge hits out at border controls after alleged mastermind of Britain’s biggest ever banking fraud flees despite no passport – Daily Telegraph

‘A judge has hit out at UK border controls after a tycoon suspected of masterminding Britain’s biggest ever banking fraud was able to flee to Pakistan despite having no passport and whilst wearing an electronic tag.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th June 2017

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Solicitor headbutts EastEnders star’s property developer father inside High Court during £100m legal dispute – Daily Telegraph

‘A top property solicitor headbutted a property developer during a £100m legal battle at the High Court.’

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Daily Telegraph, 10th March 2017

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Offenders to be tracked by satellite under new pilot scheme – BBC News

Posted October 31st, 2016 in electronic monitoring, news, pilot schemes by sally

‘Up to 1,500 offenders will be tracked by a satellite tagging system under a Ministry of Justice pilot scheme.’

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BBC News, 29th October 2016

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Missing cat found after four years – but family can’t be told who has him because of data protection rules – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 12th, 2016 in animals, data protection, electronic monitoring, news by sally

‘A mother has spoken of her outrage after discovering her missing cat had been stolen – only to be told she cannot have its location due to the Data Protection Act.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th August 2016

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Teenager becomes first child in UK to be fitted with court-ordered GPS tracker – The Independent

‘A 15-year-old boy has been ordered to wear a GPS tracking device that will allow police to track where he is at all times following a string of criminal offences. The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, will be the first young offender in the country to be monitored in this way.’

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The Independent, 20th June 2016

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Prison reform plan ‘will not solve overcrowding and funding problems’ – The Guardian

Posted May 19th, 2016 in bills, drug abuse, electronic monitoring, news, prisons, rehabilitation by sally

‘Prison reformers have dismissed the government’s planned shake-up of prisons as a “tragic distraction” that will not solve key problems of overcrowding and underfunding.’

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The Guardian, 18th May 2016

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