First county lines drug dealing gang jailed using modern slavery laws – Daily Telegraph

‘Three drug dealers have become the first gang to be jailed under modern slavery laws for using children to traffic crack cocaine and heroin in so-called county lines operations.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th May 2019

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London ‘boy-snatch robbery’ moped gang jailed – BBC News

‘Members of a moped gang who threatened to hurt a woman’s three-year-old son in a “shocking” attempted robbery have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 13th May 2019

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UK’s organised crime threat at record level, warns National Crime Agency – The Guardian

Posted May 13th, 2019 in brexit, budgets, crime prevention, gangs, internet, investigatory powers, news, police by sally

‘Britain risks losing the fight against organised crime unless police receive significant new resources to tackle the “chronic and corrosive” threat from such groups, the head of the National Crime Agency has warned.’

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The Guardian, 12th May 2019

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Home Secretary to take action against violent content online – Home Office

Posted April 25th, 2019 in gangs, internet, police, press releases, violence by tracey

‘A new £1.4 million social media hub will be fully operational at the end of May.’

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Home Office, 24th April 2019

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Gang trio guilty of botched hit that left mother and son shot – The Guardian

‘Three men are facing long jail sentences over a botched gangland hit in which a seven-year-old boy and his mother were shot on their doorstep.’

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The Guardian, 21st March 2019

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Bike gang sentenced for Birmingham and Solihull rampage – BBC News

‘Nearly 30 men have been sentenced for their part in a bike gang’s five-hour rampage through Birmingham.’

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BBC News, 18th March 2019

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Tavis Spencer-Aitkens: Three found guilty of stab murder – BBC News

Posted March 15th, 2019 in gangs, homicide, murder, news, reporting restrictions by sally

‘Two men and a teenager have been found guilty of murdering a 17-year-old boy.’

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BBC News, 14th March 2019

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Newcastle rape and trafficking trials collapse over police failings – BBC News

‘The case against a gang accused of trafficking and raping young girls has collapsed because of police failings.’

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BBC News, 7th March 2019

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Kingpin of North Wales drugs gangs sentenced – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted March 5th, 2019 in drug offences, drug trafficking, gangs, press releases, sentencing by tracey

‘The boss of a multi-million pound class A drug-smuggling operation, has been sentenced to ten years’ imprisonment.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 1st March 2019

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Gangs: Mistakes that led to grooming scandal ‘being repeated’ – BBC News

Posted February 28th, 2019 in child abuse, children, gangs, news, reports, sexual grooming by tracey

‘Mistakes that led to child sexual grooming scandals are being repeated with gangs, a report by the Children’s Commissioner for England has warned.’

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BBC News, 28th February 2019

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Bradford grooming gang jailed for total of 132 years for raping and abusing under-age girls in care – The Independent

Posted February 28th, 2019 in child abuse, gangs, news, rape, sexual grooming, sexual offences by tracey

‘A grooming gang of nine men has been jailed for a total of 132 years for an “appalling catalogue” of sexual abuse against two young girls in Bradford.’

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The Independent, 28th February 2019

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As The State Continues Its Censorship, We Need To Remember That Drill Artists Have Free Speech Too – Rights Info

‘South London Drill artists AM and Skengdo were handed suspended jail sentences for performing their song ‘Attempted’ at a concert in Camden in December 2018.’

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Rights Info, 19th February 2019

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Drill music crackdown ‘fails to address root causes of youth violence’ – The Guardian

‘Campaigners and artists have sharply criticised the police crackdown on drill music, warning this “punitive” approach will ultimately fail to tackle the root causes of youth violence.’

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The Guardian, 10th February 2019

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Gangland hitman gets life term for murder of Salford ‘Mr Big’ – The Guardian

Posted January 18th, 2019 in attempts, gangs, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A gangland hitman has been sentenced to life in prison for the murders of the Salford criminal Paul Massey, known as “Mr Big”, and his associate John Kinsella.’

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The Guardian, 17th January 2019

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Gang convicted of violent attack which saw corrosive substance squirted at bystanders – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted November 26th, 2018 in gangs, guilty pleas, hazardous substances, news, violent disorder by tracey

‘Nine men have been convicted of carrying out a violent attack which saw a corrosive substance squirted at bystanders trying to stop a street assault.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 22nd November 2018

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Latvian human trafficking gang jailed for East Midlands plot – Crown Prosecution Service

‘Nine members of an organised crime group based in the East Midlands and Latvia have been jailed for human trafficking offences against 28 victims.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 7th November 2018

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Five men jailed over unprovoked murder of Romanian man stabbed to death in London shopping centre – The Independent

Posted November 8th, 2018 in gangs, murder, news, sentencing, violent disorder, violent offenders, weapons by tracey

‘Five men have been jailed over the murder of a Romanian man who was chased down and stabbed to death in a London shopping centre, just weeks after he moved to the UK.’

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The Independent, 7th November 2018

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Huddersfield grooming gang: four more jailed for abusing girls – The Guardian

‘Four members of a Huddersfield grooming gang have been jailed for a harrowing campaign of violence and sexual abuse against three vulnerable girls.’

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The Guardian, 1st November 2018

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Stop and search makes crime more likely, report finds – The Guardian

Posted September 19th, 2018 in crime prevention, gangs, news, police, stop and search by sally

‘The police tactic of stop and search is increasing the likelihood of crime rather than preventing it, finds a report that paints a bleak picture of young men and boys snapping under the pressure of relentless checks sometimes multiple times a day.’

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The Guardian, 18th September 2018

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Cyprus-based drug dealer who got mum to run business jailed – BBC News

Posted September 4th, 2018 in conspiracy, drug trafficking, gangs, news, sentencing by sally

‘A Cyprus-based dealer who got his mother to run a £300,000 drug ring from the UK has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 3rd September 2018

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