Enraged mother threw her own baby at police officer causing spinal injury – Daily Telegraph

‘A police officer suffered a life-changing spinal injury after a mother threw her own child at them in a rage, a court heard.’

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd December 2019

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Levitt v Euro Building & Maintenance Contractors Limited (1) Dual Oliva Limited (2) [2019] EWHC 2926 (QB) – 12 King’s Bench Walk

‘A claim relating to an unlawful trespass to the Claimant’s person that occurred on 26 October 2014. During the course of their work, three sub-contractors engaged on a construction site by First Defendant, namely the Claimant, Kieran Fowler and Alan Fowler, became involved in an argument concerning their work. The incident started as verbal argument on a scaffold and culminated a few minutes later (off the scaffold) with Kieran Fowler striking the Claimant violently over the head with a scaffolding pole. As a result, the Claimant sustained a right-sided subdural haemorrhage, a subarachnoid haemorrhage, and extensive skull fractures. Following the incident Kieran Fowler was convicted of causing Grievous Bodily Harm and sentenced to 12 years in prison. The Claimant’s case was that the First Defendant were vicariously liable for the actions of Kieran Fowler. The Second Defendant was the insurer of the First Defendant.’

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12 King's Bench Walk, 20th November 2019

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Police officer who was attacked by suspect has been ‘completely let down’ by justice system, police chief say – Daily Telegraph

‘A female police constable who was attacked by a suspect has been “completely let down” by the justice system after prosecutors pursued a lower charge, the chair of the Police Federation has said.’

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Daily Telegraph, 25th November 2019

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Two Northumberland men sentenced for physical and mental torture of captive – Crown Prosecution Service

‘Two Northumberland men who subjected a captive man to a night of physical and mental torture have been sentenced to a total of 34 years at Newcastle Crown Court today (20 Nov).’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 20th November 2019

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Woman nearly killed by ex-partner hits out at ‘ridiculous’ change to ‘lenient’ prison sentences for abusers – The Independent

Posted November 19th, 2019 in appeals, domestic violence, grievous bodily harm, news, sentencing, victims by sally

‘A woman who almost died when her former partner attacked her with a meat cleaver has condemned the government’s new scheme which allows victims of domestic abuse to challenge sentences given to their perpetrators.’

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The Independent, 19th November 2019

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Man jailed for paralysing Amazon delivery driver – BBC News

Posted November 15th, 2019 in assisting offenders, attempted murder, grievous bodily harm, news, sentencing, theft by tracey

‘A driver who left an Amazon delivery worker paralysed from the waist down by dragging him along a road for almost 100m has been jailed for 12 years.’

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BBC News, 14th November 2019

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Carlisle man who poured boiling water on partner jailed – BBC News

‘A man who beat his partner with a mallet and poured boiling water over her head has been jailed for 15 years.’

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BBC News, 4th November 2019

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Brothers sentenced for knife attack outside mosque during Ramadan – The Independent

‘Two brothers have been sentenced for attacking a group of men outside a mosque during Ramadan.’

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The Independent, 4th November 2019

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Sammy-Lee Lodwig death: Boyfriend guilty of murder – BBC News

Posted October 31st, 2019 in grievous bodily harm, murder, news by sally

‘A man whose girlfriend was found stabbed to death at his home has been found guilty of her murder.’

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BBC News, 30th October 2019

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Gang member jailed for 15 years for ‘ride-out’ and running drugs line from prison – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A member of one of Waltham Forest’s organised crime groups who took part in ‘ride-out’ against a rival gang before going on to run a drugs line from inside prison, has been jailed for 15 years.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 11th October 2019

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Man jailed for manslaughter of victim 17 years after assault – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A 47-year-old-man has been jailed for the manslaughter of a man he assaulted in August 2000, who sadly died 17 years later.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 4th October 2019

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Shaken baby syndrome cases ‘tip of the iceberg’ – BBC News

‘More than 220 infants in the UK were killed or injured as a result of being shaken in the past decade, analysis of NSPCC figures has found. Serious case reviews were carried out on 1,253 children, with nearly one in six of those reports concluding the youngster had suffered a brain injury. The charity said it believed that number was “the tip of the iceberg”.

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BBC News, 7th October 2019

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Man jailed for driving into PC near Stafford 10k race – BBC News

‘A banned driver who crushed a police officer against a fence before dragging her along has been jailed for 12 years.’

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BBC News, 2nd September 2019

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Victims’ commissioner to meet woman who went into hiding after ex freed – The Guardian

‘The victims’ commissioner for England and Wales is to call for increased support for domestic abuse victims after a woman went into hiding when her violent ex-partner was released from prison early.’

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The Guardian, 4th August 2019

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Legal system ‘beyond the point of collapse’ as three men avoid jail – BBC News

‘The legal system in England and Wales is “beyond the point of collapse”, according to a Crown Court judge. Judge Simon Carr gave three men suspended sentences instead of sending them to jail because of how long it had taken for the case to get to court.’

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BBC News, 31st July 2019

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Domestic abuse victim to go into hiding as ex freed after six months – The Guardian

‘A woman who was left with life-changing injuries after being beaten by her ex-partner says she will go into hiding when he is released from prison after serving six months.’

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The Guardian, 29th July 2019

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Three jailed for detergent attack on pregnant teenager – BBC News

‘Three people who forced laundry detergent into a pregnant teenager’s mouth as they tried to make her have a miscarriage have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 8th July 2019

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Father and son sentenced in slavery case – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A father and son who ran a scrap metal business have been jailed for a total of 21 years for repeatedly assaulting a vulnerable man being forced to work for them..’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 14th June 2019

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David Oluwale’s death in 1969 helped ‘reshape Leeds’ – BBC News

Posted April 18th, 2019 in grievous bodily harm, homicide, inquiries, news, perjury, police, racism by sally

‘A British Nigerian man who was “hounded to his death” by police in Leeds is being remembered in a series of events to mark 50 years since he died.’

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BBC News, 18th April 2019

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Baseball bat murder trial: Neil Sutherland cleared 11 years on – BBC News

Posted April 17th, 2019 in grievous bodily harm, guilty pleas, murder, news, self-defence by tracey

‘A man has been acquitted of the murder of a former soldier who died 11 years after he hit him with a baseball bat in “self-defence”.’

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BBC News, 16th April 2019

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