People smuggling gang members jailed – BBC News

Posted September 19th, 2017 in conspiracy, gangs, news, sentencing, trafficking in human beings by tracey

‘Six members of a “professionally organised criminal organisation” who profited from human trafficking have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 18th September 2017

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Czech slaves gang forced Plymouth victim to lie – BBC News

‘Four gang members have been jailed for forcing a slavery victim to withdraw evidence, causing a trial to collapse.’

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BBC News, 12th September 2017

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Young black people nine times more likely to be jailed than young white people – report – The Guardian

‘Young black people are nine times more likely to be locked up in England and Wales than young white people, according to Ministry of Justice analysis.’

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The Guardian, 1st September 2017

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Alarm over steep rise in number of sextortion cases in UK – The Guardian

Posted September 4th, 2017 in blackmail, gangs, internet, national crime agency, news, sexual offences, statistics by sally

‘Growing numbers of people are falling victim to organised gangs who lure them into sending sexually explicit images and then threaten to post the pictures online unless they get payment.’

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The Guardian, 3rd September 2017

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No secure care place available for ‘dangerous’ teenager, UK judge told – The Guardian

‘A senior judge has expressed concern after being told there is no secure accommodation anywhere in the country for a “troubled and dangerous” teenager believed to be involved in serious gangland activity.’

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The Guardian, 24th August 2017

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Birmingham gangs banned from city in landmark ruling – BBC News

Posted August 23rd, 2017 in crime, firearms, gangs, injunctions, news, police, violence by sally

‘Eighteen men from two rival criminal groups have been targeted in what police describe as the largest ever gang injunction.’

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BBC News, 23rd August 2017

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Family convicted of keeping at least 18 victims as slaves for up to 26 years – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 14th, 2017 in forced labour, fraud, gangs, news by sally

‘Members of an extended family have been convicted of running a modern slavery ring which kept one of its captives in “truly shocking” conditions for decades.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th August 2017

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Solicitor General: Asian gangs must be handed longer sentences for targeting white girls – Daily Telegraph

‘Judges must give longer sentences to Asian Muslim grooming gangs who abuse white teenage girls when there is evidence of racism, the Government’s senior legal advisor has said.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th August 2017

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Operation Sanctuary: Police say paying rapist ‘was right’ – BBC News

Posted August 10th, 2017 in gangs, informers, news, police, rape, sexual grooming, witnesses by tracey

‘A police chief has said paying a child rapist £10,000 as part of an investigation into a grooming gang was the “right thing”.’

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BBC News, 10th August 2017

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18 people convicted after girls and young women groomed, drugged and raped in Newcastle – The Independent

‘Under-age girls and vulnerable young women were taken to parties in Newcastle and groomed with drugs before being raped and sexually abused, it can now be reported.’

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The Independent, 9th August 2017

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Gang members guilty of ‘hunting down’ and killing 18-year-old in street – The Guardian

Posted August 9th, 2017 in gangs, murder, news by sally

‘Eleven young men, including a 14-year-old boy, have been convicted of the gangland killing of an 18-year-old in Manchester.’

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The Guardian, 8th August 2017

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Two boys jailed for life for murdering teenager with ‘Rambo-style knife’ – The Guardian

Posted July 25th, 2017 in gangs, London, murder, news, offensive weapons, sentencing, wounding, young offenders by sally

‘Two 15-year-old gang members who murdered an innocent teenager with a “Rambo-style knife” have been given life sentences.’

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The Guardian, 24th July 2017

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Man jailed for at least 29 years for south London axe murder – The Guardian

Posted June 15th, 2017 in gangs, murder, news, sentencing, wounding, young offenders by sally

‘A man has been jailed for at least 29 years for hacking a rival gang member to death with an axe during a fight in a supermarket car park.’

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The Guardian, 14th June 2017

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Former Adams family gang boss loses cash case appeal – BBC News

Posted March 27th, 2017 in appeals, certificates of inadequacy, confiscation, disclosure, gangs, London, news by tracey

‘Former gangster Terry Adams has lost his appeal over how much he must repay from his days of crime.’

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BBC News, 27th March 2017

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Get Carter gangland murder appeal rejected – BBC News

Posted February 22nd, 2017 in appeals, Criminal Cases Review Commission, gangs, murder, news by sally

‘A bid to challenge a murder conviction that inspired the classic crime thriller Get Carter has been rejected by the High Court.’

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BBC News, 21st February 2017

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Government takes action on county line drug gangs – Home Office

‘The Home Secretary announces plans to crack down on ‘deal-lines’ used by county line drugs gangs.’

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Home Office, 22nd January 2017

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Somali gang jailed for the systematic rape and abuse of vulnerable schoolgirls in Bristol – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 2nd, 2016 in child abuse, conspiracy, gangs, news, rape, reports, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘A gang of Somali refugees have been jailed for their part in the systematic rape and abuse of teenage girls who were failed by police and told their “lifestyle choices” were to blame for their ordeal.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st November 2016

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Sham marriage gang jailed for more than 52 years – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted October 25th, 2016 in conspiracy, fraud, gangs, marriage, news, sentencing by michael

‘Eleven people have been jailed after they were found guilty of facilitating and participating in sham marriages between European Economic Area (EEA) nationals and non-EEA nationals.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 24th October 2016

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Two men jailed for Coventry gangland murder cleared – BBC News

Posted September 26th, 2016 in appeals, gangs, murder, news by sally

‘Two men jailed for a gangland murder have been cleared on appeal after spending more than a decade in jail.’

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BBC News, 23rd September 2016

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Ringleader of gang responsible for £113m fraud jailed for 11 years – The Guardian

Posted September 22nd, 2016 in computer crime, conspiracy, fraud, gangs, money laundering, news, sentencing by sally

‘The head of a fraud ring has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for his part in a £113m scam, which funded purchases including a fleet of customised Porsches and shopping sprees at Harrods.’

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The Guardian, 21st September 2016

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