Christopher Hughes: Gang killed man wrongly suspected of rape – BBC News

Posted January 25th, 2023 in gangs, kidnapping, murder, news, perverting the course of justice, rape by sally

‘Seven men have been found guilty of the kidnap and murder of a man they wrongly suspected of raping a teenage girl.’

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BBC News, 24th January 2023

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Revealed: scores of child asylum seekers kidnapped from Home Office hotel – The Guardian

‘Dozens of asylum-seeking children have been kidnapped by gangs from a Brighton hotel run by the Home Office in a pattern apparently being repeated across the south coast, an Observer investigation can reveal.’

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The Guardian, 21st January 2023

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Liverpool teenager jailed for life over ‘outrageous’ shooting of schoolgirl – The Guardian

Posted January 11th, 2023 in attempted murder, firearms, gangs, imprisonment, news, sentencing, wounding by sally

‘A teenager has been jailed for life for an “outrageous” gangland shooting in which a 15-year-old girl was struck in the neck by a bullet as she waited for a bus home from school.

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The Guardian, 10th January 2023

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County lines dealers jailed for funnelling drugs into towns – BBC News

Posted November 23rd, 2022 in conspiracy, drug offences, drug trafficking, gangs, imprisonment, news, sentencing by sally

‘Six people have been jailed for funnelling drugs with a street value of about £250,000 into Midlands towns.’

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BBC News, 22nd November 2022

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Instagram ‘wrong’ to take down drill music video – BBC News

Posted November 23rd, 2022 in artistic works, gangs, internet, news, police, statistics, violence by sally

‘The owner of Instagram has been told it should not have removed a drill music video.’

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BBC News, 22nd November 2022

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Gang leader avoids an extra seven years in prison by paying back the proceeds of his part in a dirty cash laundering operation – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A well-known criminal gang leader has avoided another seven years being added onto his seven-year prison sentence after paying back £1,243,270.75, of his ill-gotten gains from a money laundering operation.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 14th November 2022

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Manchester youth leader jailed over ‘conspiracy’ texts denied permission to appeal – The Guardian

‘A youth leader who addressed MPs in parliament has been denied permission to appeal against the eight-year sentence he was given for sending text messages as part of a violent conspiracy.’

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The Guardian, 16th November 2022

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Mental health may be biggest factor in UK homicides, study finds – The Guardian

Posted November 15th, 2022 in gangs, homicide, mental health, news, reports, statistics by sally

‘Mental health problems may more often be a factor in homicides than gang membership, with most killings potentially preventable, a study suggests.’

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The Guardian, 14th November 2022

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Four London gang members jailed over armed heists targeting cash vans – The Guardian

‘Four members of an organised crime gang that stole £400,000 in a series of armed robberies targeting cash vans have been jailed.’

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The Guardian, 14th November 2022

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Met police chief to reform list of alleged gang members targeting black men – The Guardian

Posted October 31st, 2022 in equality, gangs, London, news, proportionality, race discrimination, statistics by tracey

‘A controversial Metropolitan police list of alleged gang members mainly targeted black men “amplified disproportionality” and must be radically reformed, Britain’s top police officer has said.’

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The Guardian, 31st October 2022

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Rochdale grooming gang members to be deported to Pakistan – The Guardian

‘Two members of a Rochdale grooming gang are to be deported to Pakistan after losing a seven-year legal fight to remain in Britain.’

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The Guardian, 26th October 2022

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Jail for pair who exploited 13-year-old drug mule – The Independent

Posted October 24th, 2022 in children, drug offences, drug trafficking, gangs, imprisonment, news, sentencing by sally

‘A “callous” couple who exploited a 13-year-old boy to run heroin and crack cocaine from London to Kent as part of a county lines drugs operation have been jailed for a total of 12 years.’

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The Independent, 24th October 2022

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Birmingham gang jailed over firearms conversion plot – BBC News

Posted October 12th, 2022 in firearms, gangs, imprisonment, news, sentencing by tracey

‘Three members of a criminal gang have been jailed for their part in buying dozens of blank-firing handguns with a plan to turn them into live weapons.’

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BBC News, 11th October 2022

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Men jailed for murder of friend killed by rival gang in shootout – BBC News

Posted September 30th, 2022 in firearms, gangs, imprisonment, news, sentencing, vicarious liability by michael

‘Three men have each been jailed for at least 29 years for the murder of their friend killed by rivals in a shootout.’

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BBC News, 29th September 2022

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Reece Heffernan stabbing: Three jailed for murder – BBC News

Posted September 14th, 2022 in drug offences, gangs, imprisonment, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘Three drug dealers who stabbed a man to death in the street have been jailed for his murder.’

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BBC News, 13th September 2022

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UK policing and border control infiltrated by war mentality, says report – The Guardian

‘Policing, border control and surveillance have become increasingly militarised in the UK and infiltrated by a “war mentality”, according to a report.’

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The Guardian, 4th August 2022

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Organised Crime Gang jailed for over 100 years in total – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted July 18th, 2022 in burglary, Crown Prosecution Service, gangs, imprisonment, news, robbery, sentencing by tracey

‘Six members of an organised crime group targeting high-value goods have been jailed for a combined total of over 100 years for a series of violent robberies, a burglary of a Nottinghamshire art gallery in 2018 and the disposal of the stolen items.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 15th July 2022

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Over 1,000 children in Telford were sexually exploited, inquiry finds – The Guardian

Posted July 13th, 2022 in child abuse, children, gangs, inquiries, news, racism, sexual grooming, sexual offences by tracey

‘More than a thousand children in Telford were sexually exploited over decades amid the failure of authorities to investigate “emboldened offenders”, an independent inquiry into the scandal has concluded.’

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The Guardian, 12th July 2022

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Ceredigion salmon poacher pays just £1 of £61,000 ordered by court – BBC News

Posted July 11th, 2022 in animals, confiscation, gangs, hunting, news, proceeds of crime by tracey

‘The leader of a poaching gang ordered to pay more than £61,000 has paid back just £1 after saying he had no money.’

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BBC news, 9th July 2022

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Fugitive jailed for threatening woman with axe before stealing £25k Rolex – The Independent

‘A fugitive who threatened a woman with an axe and stole her £25,000 watch before fleeing to Spain has been jailed for 10 years.’

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The Independent, 19th June 2022

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