Credit where credit’s due? A ‘likely’ story – Carmelite Chambers

‘In 2017, the Sentencing Council introduced a Definitive Guideline on Reduction in Sentence for a Guilty plea, leaving Judges with little or no discretion on the credit that can be afforded for pleas entered at the Crown Court, even for indictable only offences.’

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Carmelite Chambers, 11th January 2021

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Reading attacker Khairi Saadallah given whole-life prison sentence – The Guardian

Posted January 12th, 2021 in attempted murder, guilty pleas, murder, news, sentencing, terrorism by sally

‘A man who murdered three men in 10 seconds on a summer evening in a Reading park, has been sentenced to die in prison after a judge determined it was a jihadist attack.’

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The Guardian, 11th January 2021

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Dayne Cooper jailed after Essex police officer dragged by car – BBC News

Posted December 1st, 2020 in assault, emergency services, guilty pleas, news, police, sentencing by sally

‘A man who dragged a police officer along the ground as he held the car door and punched another in the head has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 30th November 2020

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Harley Watson hit-and-run: Terence Glover admits manslaughter – BBC News

‘A man has admitted killing a 12-year-old boy in a hit-and-run near a school.’

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BBC News, 30th November 2020

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R v Luckett (Michael David) [2020] EWCA Crim 565 – CrimeCast.Law

‘“This was one of a pair of recent cases, which tend to suggest that police officers and those who aspire to be police officers are still held to a higher standard than the public they are sworn to protect. It was a sentencing appeal following a plea of guilty by a former police officer, who had made use of information gathered in the course of investigating a drink driving offence to get in touch with the defendant and subsequently enter into a long-term personal relationship with her. He resigned from the police and pleaded guilty to misconduct in a public office. His appeal against the sentence prompted the Court of Appeal to refer to earlier authorities on sentencing for misconduct in a public office by serving police officers and gave the court an opportunity to emphasise the gravity of the offence, whilst at the same time proving that the quality of mercy is not strained …”’

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CrimeCast.Law, 26th November 2020

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Army Cadet leader jailed for nine years for sex offences against boys – The Independent

Posted November 26th, 2020 in armed forces, child abuse, guilty pleas, news, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘A former Army Cadet leader has been jailed for nine years after pleading guilty to child sex offences committed between 1981 and 1991.’

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The Independent, 25th November 2020

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Corbyn supporter spared jail after telling Margaret Hodge to die in string of antisemitic abuse – The Independent

‘A supporter of Jeremy Corbyn who targeted Labour MPs with “vulgar, obscene and threatening” abuse has been spared jail.’

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The Independent, 25th November 2020

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Jonathan Maertens: Man who raped girls jailed – BBC News

‘A “prolific” sex attacker who raped and abused girls has been jailed for life.’

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BBC News, 23rd November 2020

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Jack Mitchell death: Father jailed for manslaughter – BBC News

Posted November 10th, 2020 in child abuse, domestic violence, guilty pleas, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

‘A father who admitted causing the death of his teenage son by shaking him as a baby has been jailed for three years.’

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BBC News, 9th November 2020

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Neo-Nazi teenager spared jail for encouraging terror attacks – The Independent

‘A neo-Nazi teenager who encouraged terror attacks and downloaded indecent images of young children has been spared jail.’

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The Independent, 2nd November 2020

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Claire Parry death: PC Timothy Brehmer cleared of murder – BBC News

Posted October 27th, 2020 in coercive & controlling behaviour, guilty pleas, homicide, murder, news by sally

‘A police officer who strangled his long-term lover after she exposed their affair to his wife has been cleared of murder.’

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BBC News, 27th October 2020

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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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Cleaner Aurora Iacomi jailed for spiking boss’s coffee with detergent – BBC News

Posted September 24th, 2020 in guilty pleas, hazardous substances, news, poisoning, sentencing by sally

‘A station cleaner who spiked her supervisor’s coffee with cleaning fluid for “revenge” has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 23rd September 2020

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Penguin thefts at zoo leads to man’s guilty plea – BBC News

Posted September 24th, 2020 in birds, guilty pleas, news, theft by sally

A man has admitted stealing two penguins which were discovered in a village in Nottinghamshire by police following a tip-off.

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BBC News, 23rd September 2020

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Sentencing and confiscation in prosecutions for breaches of planning enforcement notices (R v Roth): Sarah Wood for Lexis Nexis – 5SAH

‘This case involved an appeal against a fine and a confiscation order following criminal proceedings for breach of an enforcement notice served under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (TCPA 1990). The appellant, Mr Roth, had converted a property into 12 self-contained flats without prior planning permission. His appeal against sentence was successful; insufficient credit had been given for his guilty plea in the Crown Court, where the case had been committed for the purposes of confiscation. The appeal against the confiscation order was advanced on three grounds: firstly, that the wording of the summons restricted the criminality to one day; secondly, that the rent received was not linked to the breach of the planning legislation; and thirdly, that it was disproportionate for the benefit figure to comprise the gross rental received. All three grounds were dismissed.’

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5SAH, 24th August 2020

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Darlington man who punched officer ’40 times in head’ jailed – BBC News

Posted August 25th, 2020 in assault, guilty pleas, news, police, sentencing by sally

‘A man who police say punched an officer about 40 times in the head while being arrested has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 21st August 2020

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Boy guilty over Oxford Street ‘coronavirus attack’ – BBC News

Posted August 11th, 2020 in assault, coronavirus, guilty pleas, hate crime, news, racism, young offenders by sally

‘A 15-year-old boy has admitted attacking a student from Singapore who was told “we don’t want your coronavirus in our country”.’

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BBC News, 10th August 2020

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Discount for early guilty pleas ‘could be abolished’ – report – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted August 10th, 2020 in criminal justice, guilty pleas, imprisonment, lord chancellor, news, sentencing by sally

‘Automatically discounted prison sentences for criminals who plead guilty at the earliest opportunity may be abolished in a bid to secure public confidence, it has been reported today.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 7th August 2020

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Anisha Vidal-Garner death: Man jailed after Brixton police chase – BBC News

Posted July 28th, 2020 in dangerous driving, guilty pleas, news, sentencing by sally

‘The son of a barrister who killed a woman in a hit-and-run crash during a police chase, throwing her in the air “like a rag doll”, has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 27th July 2020

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Plenty of Fish conman jailed for defrauding women – BBC News

Posted July 7th, 2020 in assault, fraud, guilty pleas, internet, intimidation, marriage, news, sentencing by sally

‘A fraudster who cheated women he had asked to marry him out of tens of thousands of pounds has been jailed for 10 years.’

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BBC News, 6th July 2020

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