Hundreds of foreign criminals including rapists and violent offenders are on the run – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 5th, 2018 in deportation, fugitive offenders, news, violent offenders by tracey

‘Hundreds of foreign criminals including rapists and violent offenders are on the run after the Government took too long to deport them, new figures suggest.’

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Daily Telegraph, 5th March 2018

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UK high court refuses Turkey extradition due to overcrowded prisons – The Guardian

Posted February 16th, 2018 in extradition, fugitive offenders, news, prisons by sally

‘The high court in London has refused to return an absconding British prisoner to Turkey on the grounds that the country’s jails are so overcrowded they are unsafe following the 2016 attempted coup.’

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The Guardian, 15th February 2018

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Home Office monitoring of missing foreign offenders criticised – BBC News

Posted November 3rd, 2017 in deportation, fugitive offenders, immigration, news by tracey

‘Not enough is being done to find almost 56,000 absconded foreign nationals due to be deported, a report has said. The Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration said efforts to monitor a further 80,000 foreign offenders and illegal immigrants was being “seriously compromised” by Home Office failings.’

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BBC News, 2nd November 2017

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Pentonville escapees sentenced to more time behind bars – The Guardian

Posted June 16th, 2017 in fugitive offenders, news, sentencing by tracey

‘Two prisoners who escaped a London jail by sawing through a metal bar, clambering over the roof and swinging around a CCTV pole using a bedsheet have had their sentences extended. James Whitlock, 32, and Matthew Baker, 29, went on the run in November last year after breaking out of HMP Pentonville. Staff at the jail did not realise they were gone until 15 hours after they were last seen in their cell.’

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The Guardian, 15th June 2017

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Rapist who fled to Pakistan is jailed for nine years – BBC News

Posted May 22nd, 2017 in fugitive offenders, news, Pakistan, rape, sentencing by tracey

‘A man who fled to Pakistan after raping a teenage girl has been jailed after he was caught trying to return to the UK.’

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BBC News, 21st May 2017

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Criminals fleeing British justice can no longer use Cyprus as a safe haven, judges rule, in landmark decision – Daily Telegraph

‘Fugitives from British justice cannot use Northern Cyprus to dodge punishment for their crimes, High Court judges have ruled in a landmark decision.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd February 2017

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Abused woman ‘failed’ as imam Hifiz Rahman flees – BBC News

Posted October 26th, 2016 in fugitive offenders, news, sexual offences, victims by sally

‘A woman who was abused as a child by an imam said she has been “failed by the justice system” after he was able to flee the country before being jailed.’

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BBC News, 25th October 2016

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Fugitive Pole wins battle against extradition after ‘transforming’ his life – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 9th, 2016 in delay, extradition, fugitive offenders, human rights, news, Poland by tracey

‘A fugitive from Poland who came to the UK and “transformed” his life has won a High Court battle against extradition for old criminal offences.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th September 2016

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Ex-golf club captain vanishes from court before he is sentenced for £300k VAT fraud – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 18th, 2016 in fraud, fugitive offenders, news, sentencing, warrants by sally

‘Arrest warrant issued for businessman James Turner, who disappeared from Nottingham Crown Court after telling family he was popping to canteen.’

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Daily Telegraph, 16th February 2016

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Court of Appeal overturns prison absconder policy ruling – BBC News

‘A High Court decision that it was unlawful for the government to ban inmates with a history of absconding from being transferred to open prisons has been overturned.

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BBC News, 23rd July 2015

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Regina (Gilbert) v Secretary of State for Justice – WLR Daily

Regina (Gilbert) v Secretary of State for Justice: [2015] EWHC 927 (Admin); [2015] WLR (D) 202

‘The “absconder policy” in the Consolidated Interim Instructions of 11 August 2014, which precluded categories of prisoner from a transfer to open conditions save in exceptional circumstances, was incompatible with the Secretary of State’s directions to the Parole Board, issued in August 2004, which required phased release via open conditions to test whether a prisoner could be safely released into the community.’

WLR Daily, 1st April 2015

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CBBC actor Carl Beatson Asiedu’s killer jailed for life – BBC News

Posted May 5th, 2015 in fugitive offenders, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘The killer of a children’s TV actor who showed “no remorse” over the fatal stabbing outside a London nightclub has been jailed for life.’

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BBC News, 1st May 2015

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Prisoner ‘absconder policy’ is ruled unlawful by High Court – BBC News

Posted April 2nd, 2015 in fugitive offenders, illegality, news, parole, prisons by sally

‘A government policy to ban inmates with a history of absconding from being transferred to open prisons has been declared unlawful by senior judges.’

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BBC News, 1st April 2015

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Margate ‘potato masher attacker’ Mariusz Dobkowski who befriended elderly man before beating him almost to death is jailed for life – The Independent

Posted February 4th, 2015 in attempts, elderly, fugitive offenders, murder, news, sentencing, violence, violent offenders by sally

‘A young man who befriended an elderly gentleman at a bus stop before following him home and beating him with a potato masher and a poker has been sentenced to life in jail.’

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The Independent, 3rd February 2015

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Cocaine conspiracy fugitive Paul John Scott jailed – BBC News

Posted January 22nd, 2015 in conspiracy, drug trafficking, fugitive offenders, gangs, news, sentencing by sally

‘One of the UK’s most wanted fugitives, who was arrested on his return to Britain in a light aircraft, has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 21st January 2015

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Doctor accused of child rape in US overturns extradition bid – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 21st, 2015 in bail, children, doctors, extradition, fugitive offenders, human rights, news, rape by sally

‘British court rules extradition of 48-year-old Tobias Bowen would breach human rights because he faces an “indefinite” sentence if convicted of sex crimes in New York.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th January 2015

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Blair: without IRA letters, peace process would have collapsed – The Guardian

‘Giving evidence to MPs, former prime minister defends his role in allowing the on-the-run scheme in 1999.’

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The Guardian, 13th January 2015

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‘Concern’ over more than fifth of prisons – BBC News

Posted August 1st, 2014 in death in custody, fugitive offenders, news, prisons, statistics, suicide by sally

‘The performance of more than a fifth of prisons in England and Wales is “of concern”, a government body has said.’

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BBC News, 31st July 2014

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‘On-the-run’ scheme flawed but not unlawful, inquiry finds – The Guardian

‘The post-Troubles scheme devised to reassure Irish republican “on-the-runs” (OTRs) that they were no longer wanted by the police was lawful and did not give terrorist suspects an amnesty, an independent review has concluded.’

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The Guardian, 17th July 2014

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Skull Cracker jailed for life after raiding same building society 13 years later – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 30th, 2014 in fugitive offenders, news, robbery, sentencing by sally

‘Michael Wheatley, who is known as the Skull Cracker, is jailed for life for raiding building society while on the run from an open prison.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th May 2014

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