Gang jailed for locking 35 people in boxes to smuggle them into UK – The Independent

‘A five-man gang has been jailed after smuggling 35 Afghan people into the UK inside purpose-built “coffin-like” wooden boxes.’

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The Independent, 10th May 2022

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Supreme Court grants permission to appeal over gang injunction secured by council – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal over whether a gang injunction obtained by Birmingham City Council breached human rights law.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 3rd May 2022

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Rochdale grooming: Abused women receive police damages – BBC News

‘Three women who were groomed, raped and abused by gangs of men in Rochdale have received “substantial” damages and an apology from Greater Manchester Police.’

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BBC News, 12th April 2022

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Liberty threatens to sue government over ‘racist’ joint enterprise law – The Guardian

‘The human rights group Liberty is threatening to sue the government and Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) over the bitterly contested law of joint enterprise, arguing that it is discredited and racist in the way the authorities pursue it.’

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The Guardian, 7th April 2022

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Breathing life into statistics: stories of racism within the criminal justice system – OUP Blog

‘You don’t need to look far to see how recent events have put the issue of racial inequality in the criminal justice system front and centre. The Black Lives Matter movement has brought the issue of institutional racism to the forefront of the public’s consciousness, kickstarting conversations and spurring communities into action to confront this inequality head on. This shift must be reflected in educational resources, and many textbooks in the field of criminology will be updated with statistics, news clippings, and quotes from prominent figures charged with reform in this area.’

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OUP Blog, 21st February 2022

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Child sexual exploitation victims tell of abuse followed by blame – The Guardian

‘A report from the Independent inquiry into child sexual abuse has found “extensive failures” in the way child sexual exploitation by criminal gangs is tackled.’

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The Guardian, 1st February 2022

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Three jailed over killing that led to tit-for-tat shooting – The Independent

Posted January 25th, 2022 in gangs, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

‘Three men have been jailed for killing a student whose death sparked the tit-for-tat shooting of autistic “gentle giant” Chad Gordon.’

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The Independent, January 2022

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CPS to review guidance on using drill music as evidence – BBC News

‘The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is updating its guidance on the use of drill music as evidence in criminal trials.’

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BBC News, 22nd January 2022

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Prolific romance fraudster jailed as CPS issues a warning – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted January 17th, 2022 in Crown Prosecution Service, fraud, gangs, imprisonment, news, sentencing, victims, women by tracey

‘A stark warning to the public about falling victim to romance fraud has been issued by the Crown Prosecution Service – a month before Valentine’s Day – as a fraudster is jailed for conning at least nine people.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 14th January 2022

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Man to be extradited to Belgium in connection with Grays lorry deaths – BBC News

Posted December 3rd, 2021 in extradition, gangs, homicide, immigration, news, trafficking in human beings by tracey

‘A Vietnamese man will be extradited to Belgium to face charges connected to the deaths of 39 people in a lorry in Essex in 2019.’

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BBC News, 2nd December 2021

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Detention of a minor for his own protection – round two – UK Human Rights Blog

‘The Court of Appeal has recently upheld the High Court decision that Section 38 of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (“PACE”) is not incompatible with Article 5 of the European Convention on Human Rights (“ECHR”) insofar as it purports to authorise the detention of minors for their own protection, in the case of Archer v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis [2021] EWCA Civ 1662.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 23rd November 2021

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‘Super courtroom’ to open in Loughborough to deal with gang trials – BBC News

Posted November 9th, 2021 in courts, drug trafficking, gangs, Ministry of Justice, money laundering, murder, news by tracey

‘A “super courtroom” has been built to help deal with gang trials with large numbers of defendants.’

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BBC News, 9th November 2021

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Anthony Adekola murder: Three gang members jailed over random M&S worker’s killing – BBC News

Posted November 5th, 2021 in gangs, imprisonment, London, murder, news, sentencing by michael

“Three gang members who randomly murdered a Marks & Spencer worker in a postcode war have been jailed for life.”

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BBC News, 5th November 2021

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Human trafficking ring gang members jailed – BBC News

‘Three members of a gang linked to the largest human trafficking ring ever exposed in the UK have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 25th September 2021

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David Gomoh murder: Gang members jailed for NHS worker stabbing – BBC News

Posted September 17th, 2021 in gangs, imprisonment, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘Four gang members have received life sentences for the murder of a “charismatic and intelligent” NHS worker who died in front of his family.’

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BBC News, 17th September 2021

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Anthony Adekola murder: Three guilty of Marks & Spencer worker’s killing – BBC News

Posted August 24th, 2021 in gangs, murder, news by sally

‘Three gang members have been found guilty of murdering a Marks & Spencer shop assistant who was stabbed at random in a postcode war.’

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BBC News, 23rd August 2021

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David Gomoh: four people convicted over murder of NHS worker – The Guardian

Posted August 12th, 2021 in gangs, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘Four people have been convicted of murdering an NHS worker they selected at random to kill in the street in an attack meant to boost their standing in a gang.’

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The Guardian, 11th August 2021

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Knife Crime Prevention Orders begin in London – Home Office

‘Court orders preventing young people from carrying knives and becoming embroiled in serious violence are now being piloted in London, Home Secretary Priti Patel has announced.’

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Home Office, 7th July 2021

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Operation Fort: Three gang members convicted of human trafficking – Crown Prosecution Service

‘Three pivotal members of the largest human trafficking ring ever exposed in the UK have been convicted of people trafficking offences that involved vulnerable victims being intimidated and exploited, having their wages funnelled in to bank accounts controlled by members of the gang and being paid only paltry sums in return for their labours.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 25th June 2021

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Drill music as bad character evidence – 6KBW College Hill

‘The past decade has seen the emergence of ‘drill music’ content increasingly used by the prosecution in criminal trials involving young, black, male defendants accused of gang-related offences.’

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6KBW College Hill, 13th June 2021

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