Carrying acid in public could lead to six months in jail – BBC News

‘People caught twice carrying acid in public should receive a mandatory six-month prison sentence, the Home Office has proposed.’

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BBC News, 14th October 2017

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Man jailed for spraying ammonia in taxi driver’s face in Newcastle – The Guardian

Posted September 29th, 2017 in grievous bodily harm, hazardous substances, imprisonment, news, sentencing, wounding by sally

‘A man who sprayed ammonia in a taxi driver’s face has been jailed for more than four years.’

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The Guardian, 28th September 2017

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UK legal claims grow over exposure at work to toxic diesel fumes – The Guardian

‘Legal claims over exposure to diesel exhaust fumes at work are growing as unions warn toxic air in the workplace is a ticking time bomb on a par with asbestos.’

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The Guardian, 16th September 2017

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Man jailed for carrying plastic bottle containing highly corrosive liquid – The Guardian

Posted August 18th, 2017 in hazardous substances, news, offensive weapons, sentencing by sally

‘A man found carrying a plastic drinks bottle containing a highly corrosive liquid has been jailed for a year.’

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The Guardian, 17th August 2017

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People who carry out ‘life-changing’ acid attacks face life sentences – The Guardian

‘Criminals caught with acid can expect to receive the same prison sentences as those convicted of carrying a knife, according to new judicial guidelines that have come into effect.’

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The Guardian, 4th August 2017

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Sentencing guidelines and offences involving corrosive substances – Sentencing Council

‘Reports of assaults and robberies involving the use of acid or other corrosive substances have increased in profile recently, with questions being asked as to how offenders who attack or threaten people with such substances are dealt with by the courts. In its guidelines for judges and magistrates, the Sentencing Council is clear that use of a corrosive substance is a factor that shows high culpability on the part of the offender.’

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Sentencing Council, 26th July 2017

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Home Secretary announces action plan to tackle acid attacks – Home Office

‘Victims and survivors will be at the centre of a new government strategy aimed at reducing the number and impact of acid attacks.’

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Home Office, 16th July 2017

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Crawley cinema acid attack: Man jailed for eight years – BBC News

Posted April 21st, 2017 in grievous bodily harm, hazardous substances, news, sentencing, wounding by tracey

‘A man who threw sulphuric acid into the face of a shop worker outside a cinema has been jailed for eight years.’

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BBC News, 19th April 2017

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Amazon UK found guilty of trying to airmail dangerous goods – The Guardian

Posted September 26th, 2016 in carriage by air, electronic commerce, hazardous substances, news by sally

‘Amazon UK has been found guilty and fined £65,000 for breaking aviation safety laws after repeatedly trying to send dangerous goods by airmail.’

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The Guardian, 23rd September 2016

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Amazon guilty of shipping dangerous goods to and from UK by air – The Guardian

Posted September 21st, 2016 in carriage by air, electronic commerce, hazardous substances, news by tracey

‘Amazon has been found guilty of shipping dangerous goods by air. The items included lithium-ion batteries and flammable aerosols, which were flown in and out of the UK between January 2014 and June 2015.’

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The Guardian, 20th September 2016

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‘Nun’ sentenced over envelopes containing white powder that were sent to Nick Clegg – The Independent

Posted November 16th, 2012 in community service, hazardous substances, news, sentencing, threatening behaviour by tracey

“A pensioner claiming to be a Catholic nun who sent envelopes containing white powder to parliamentary figures including Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg was given a community order today.”

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The Independent, 16th November 2012

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Buncefield companies fined £5.35m for oil depot blaze – The Guardian

“Companies owned by oil giants BP, Shell and Total were fined a total of £5.35m today for their involvement in the Buncefield oil storage depot explosion and fire ‑ the worst of its kind since the second world war.”

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The Guardian, 16th July 2010

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Today, the firms behind the Buncefield fire will be held to account. But will they be made to pay? – The Independent

“It has taken five years, but today the companies whose negligence caused the biggest fire ever seen in Europe in peacetime and almost destroyed a thriving community around the Buncefield oil depot will face justice.”

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The Independent, 16th July 2010

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Three firms guilty over Buncefield explosion – The Independent

“Three companies were facing potentially unlimited fines today after they were found guilty of health and safety breaches in connection with the explosion at the Buncefield oil depot.”

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The Independent, 18th June 2010

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Buncefield explosion: second company guilty of safety breach – The Guardian

“TAV Engineering convicted of health and safety breach in connection with Buncefield oil depot blast in 2005.”

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The Guardian, 18th June 2010

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Firm in Buncefield court case guilty of safety breaches – BBC News

Posted June 16th, 2010 in hazardous substances, health & safety, negligence, news by sally

“A company has been convicted of health and safety breaches in relation to the Buncefield oil depot explosion in Hertfordshire in December 2005.”

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BBC News, 16th June 2010

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Buncefield verdict to renew focus on oil safety – The Guardian

Posted June 7th, 2010 in hazardous substances, health & safety, news by sally

“The safety practices of oil companies operating in Britain will be highlighted on Tuesday in the conclusion of a criminal case following the 2005 Buncefield oil storage explosion, in which 40 people were injured and 250,000 litres of petrol spilled less than 30 miles from central London.”

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The Guardian, 6th June 2010

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Total liable for Buncefield blast – BBC News

Posted March 20th, 2009 in hazardous substances, health & safety, negligence, news by sally

“The High Court has ruled that oil company Total is liable for damages caused by the explosion at the Buncefield oil depot in Hertfordshire.”

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BBC News, 20th March 2009

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Buncefield firms to be prosecuted – BBC News

Posted December 1st, 2008 in fire, hazardous substances, health & safety, news by sally

“Five companies are to be prosecuted over the Buncefield oil depot fire, the Environment Agency has said.”

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BBC News, 1st December 2008

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