Paedophile jailed after Newport train station sting – BBC News

Posted August 18th, 2017 in child abuse, guilty pleas, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A paedophile who travelled from London to south Wales has been jailed for three years.’

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BBC News, 17th August 2017

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Ex-footballer Chris Killen spared jail after sex attack – BBC News

‘A former professional footballer has been spared jail after sexually assaulting a sleeping woman.’

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BBC News, 15th August 2017

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Gang who stole £400k from John Terry’s mansion jailed – The Guardian

Posted July 28th, 2017 in burglary, conspiracy, guilty pleas, news, sentencing by tracey

‘Four men who stole more than £400,000 of designer goods from the mansion of the former England football captain John Terry have been given long jail terms for a series of raids on luxury homes.’

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The Guardian, 28th July 2017

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Cody-Anne Jackson jailed for suffocating daughter, 2 – BBC News

Posted July 28th, 2017 in children, guilty pleas, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A mum who suffocated her two-year-old daughter after sending the toddler’s father “one last picture” of her has been jailed for a minimum of 16 years.’

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BBC News, 27th July 2017

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Rogue builder jailed for tricking homeowners out of thousands of pounds – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A rogue builder who tricked homeowners out of hundreds of thousands of pounds has today (20th July) been jailed for fraud.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 20th July 2017

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Man jailed for hitting Muslim woman in the face with bacon – The Independent

‘A man who abused two Muslim women before striking one of them in the face with a packet of bacon has been jailed.’

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The Independent, 30th June 2017

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Hungarian convict who mowed down two girls in New Year hit-and-run jailed for four years – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 30th, 2017 in careless driving, guilty pleas, homicide, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A convicted criminal from Hungary who killed two little girls in a hit and run last New Year’s Eve and then tried to cover up the crime, has been jailed for just four years.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th June 2017

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Bar Council cautions over online guilty pleas – The Bar Council

Posted June 22nd, 2017 in barristers, electronic filing, guilty pleas, news, press releases by tracey

‘Using a smartphone to plead guilty to a criminal offence may seem convenient, but the Bar Council has warned that Government plans to roll out online pleas, outlined in today’s Queen’s Speech, risk down-playing potentially serious consequences for defendants.’

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The Bar Council, 21st June 2017

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Definitive guidelines on sentencing children and young people and reduction in sentence for a guilty plea come into effect – Sentencing Council

Posted June 6th, 2017 in children, guilty pleas, news, press releases, sentencing, young offenders by tracey

‘The revised guidelines on sentencing children and young people and reduction in sentence for a guilty plea have come into effect today (1 June 2017).’

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Sentencing Council, 1st June 2017

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Definitive guidelines on sentencing children and young people and reduction in sentence for a guilty plea come into effect – Sentencing Council

Posted June 2nd, 2017 in children, guilty pleas, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

‘The revised guidelines on sentencing children and young people and reduction in sentence for a guilty plea have come into effect today (1 June 2017).’

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Sentencing Council, 1st June 2017

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Confiscation proceedings halted over “fatal error” in indication of guilty pleas – Local Government Lawyer

‘A council’s bid to obtain a confiscation order over planning enforcement breaches has been halted after a ruling that the indication of pleas of guilty on the two defendants’ behalf and in their presence by counsel appearing for them in the magistrates’ court was an incurable error.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 19th May 2017

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Two men jailed for historical child sex abuse – BBC News

‘Two men have been jailed after pleading guilty to photographing sexual assaults on children more than a decade ago.’

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BBC News, 18th May 2017

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GP surgery administrator fined for illegally accessing patient records – Local Government Lawyer

Posted May 17th, 2017 in data protection, fines, guilty pleas, medical records, news by sally

‘A former NHS administrator has been ordered to pay nearly £800 in fines and costs after pleading guilty to unlawfully accessing patient records.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 17th May 2017

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Student who stabbed boyfriend may avoid jail as it would ‘damage her career’ – The Guardian

Posted May 17th, 2017 in guilty pleas, news, sentencing, wounding by sally

‘An Oxford University student who stabbed her boyfriend with a bread knife may not go to jail because it could damage her prospects of a medical career, a court has heard.’

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The Guardian, 16th May 2017

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Former football coach jailed for child sex offences – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A former PE teacher and football coach has today (May 2) been sentenced to 24 years in prison for sexual offences against a young boy.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 2nd May 2017

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Man jailed for ‘Jo Cox’ threat to Nottingham MP Anna Soubry – BBC News

‘A man who called an MP’s office and said she should be “Jo Cox’d” has been jailed for eight weeks.’

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BBC News, 25th April 2017

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Warrington man, 95, spared jail after trying to kill wife with pan – BBC News

Posted April 26th, 2017 in attempts, domestic violence, elderly, guilty pleas, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A 95-year-old man who tried to kill his wife has been spared jail because the judge said it was “an exceptional case”.’

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BBC News, 25th April 2017

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Woman jailed over Facebook birthday message death crash – BBC News

‘A woman who was trying to send a message on Facebook when she crashed into a pensioner’s car, killing him, has been jailed for 27 months.’

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BBC News, 24th April 2017

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Council fined £1m after disabled man hit by vehicle for collecting branches – Local Government Lawyer

Posted April 21st, 2017 in disabled persons, fines, guilty pleas, health & safety, local government, news, parks by tracey

‘Nottinghamshire County Council has been fined £1m after a disabled member of the public was struck by a vehicle used for collecting branches.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 21st April 2017

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New guideline published on sentence reduction for early plea – Henderson Chambers

Posted April 6th, 2017 in consultations, guilty pleas, news, sentencing by sally

‘After lengthy consultation last year the Sentencing Council has published its new guideline on the stages and levels of reduction for a guilty plea.’

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Henderson Chambers, 23rd March 2017

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