Man pleads guilty to setting police officer on fire – BBC News

Posted October 14th, 2020 in assault, grievous bodily harm, guilty pleas, news, police, wounding by sally

‘A man has pleaded guilty to setting fire to a policeman as he tried to evict him from land owned by Prince Charles.’

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BBC News, 13th October 2020

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Aydin Altun found guilty of driving into PC with car – BBC News

‘A man has been convicted of trying to injure a Met Police officer by driving a car at him in north London.’

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BBC News, 12th October 2020

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‘Evil witch’ David Lake jailed for ‘sadistic’ sex attack – BBC News

Posted August 3rd, 2020 in assault, grievous bodily harm, imprisonment, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A self-styled “evil black witch” has been jailed for life for a violent sex attack on a shopkeeper in his 70s.’

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BBC News, 31st July 2020

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Cardiff barking dog row attacker guilty of murder – BBC News

Posted July 28th, 2020 in dogs, grievous bodily harm, murder, news, noise by sally

‘A man who attacked his neighbour in a row over a barking dog has been convicted of murdering him.’

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BBC News, 27th July 2020

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London-born twins face deportation to different countries – The Guardian

‘Twins who were born in London and have never left the UK face deportation to different countries in the Caribbean where they have no close relatives, their families have told the Guardian.’

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The Guardian, 7th July 2020

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‘Rough sex’ defence will be banned, says justice minister – BBC News

‘The so-called “rough sex gone wrong” defence will be outlawed in new domestic abuse legislation, a justice minister has told MPs.’

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BBC News, 16th June 2020

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Ben Ashman: Man who ran over stepmother at wedding jailed – BBC News

‘A man who repeatedly drove over his stepmother in a drunken rage at a wedding has been jailed for six years.’

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BBC News, 11th June 2020

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Interpretation of category 1 factors for offences of causing GBH or wounding with intent – R v Xue [2020] EWCA Crim 587 – Park Square Barristers

Posted May 12th, 2020 in grievous bodily harm, interpretation, news, sentencing, wounding by sally

‘This comment notes the recent Court of Appeal decision which focused upon the interpretation of two category 1 factors indicating greater harm under the Sentencing Guideline for causing GBH or wounding with intent under section 18 OAPA 1861 (‘section 18’):

– Injury (which includes disease transmission and/or psychological harm) which is serious in the context of the offence (must normally be present);
– Sustained or repeated assault on the same victim.’

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Park Square Barristers, 5th May 2020

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Van driver who launched ‘frenzied’ machete attack on police officer cleared of attempted murder – The Independent

‘A van driver who launched a “frenzied attack” on a police officer with a machete has been cleared of attempted murder after claiming he acted in self-defence.’

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The Independent, 23rd January 2020

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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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