NHS trust’s letter of apology after a patient died from drinking cleaning fluid criticised by senior coroner – The Independent

Posted September 21st, 2018 in elderly, hazardous substances, health & safety, hospitals, inquests, news by tracey

‘The chief nurse at the NHS trust responsible for the hospital where a pensioner died after drinking Flash floor cleaner has apologised after a coroner’s strident criticism of its “serious failings”.’

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The Independent, 21st September 2018

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Acid attack car thieves convicted – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted September 14th, 2018 in conspiracy, hazardous substances, press releases, robbery by tracey

‘A gang of carjackers who sprayed corrosive ammonia into the eyes of their victims have been convicted after a public appeal by former boxer Michael Watson.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 13th September 2018

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Home Office proposes extending stop and search powers – Home Office

Posted September 10th, 2018 in hazardous substances, press releases, stop and search by tracey

‘The consultation proposes extending powers so that police can stop and search individuals carrying corrosive substances in public without good reason.’

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Home Office, 9th September 2018

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

Shopkeeper gets jail for selling illegal skin lightening products – The Guardian

Posted August 22nd, 2018 in fines, hazardous substances, health & safety, news, sentencing by sally

‘A shopkeeper has been jailed for 20 months for selling illegal and toxic skin-lightening products, in the first custodial sentence of its kind.’

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The Guardian, 21st August 2018

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Man freed on first day of acid attack trial in Liverpool – The Guardian

‘A judge has called on the Crown Prosecution Service to expand its review of disclosure failures after a man spent six months in prison accused of carrying out an acid attack only to be freed on the first day of his trial.’

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The Guardian, 21st July 2018

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UK teenager jailed for 17 years over fatal acid attack – The Guardian

Posted August 1st, 2018 in hazardous substances, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

‘A teenager has been jailed for 17 years after what is believed to be the first conviction for an acid attack killing in the UK.’

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The Guardian, 1st August 2018

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Mark van Dongen acid attack: Berlinah Wallace jailed -BBC News

Posted May 23rd, 2018 in grievous bodily harm, hazardous substances, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A woman who threw sulphuric acid at her former partner, which led to him ending his life, has been jailed for life with a minimum term of 12 years.’

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BBC News, 23rd May 2018

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Woman whose acid attack on ex-lover left him in such pain he took own life is cleared of murder – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 18th, 2018 in hazardous substances, murder, news, suicide by tracey

‘A jealous woman whose ex-boyfriend ended his life after she threw acid over him has been cleared of murder as photographs emerged of the scorched bed where he was attacked.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th May 2018

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Teenager jailed for London moped acid attacks – BBC News

Posted March 13th, 2018 in hazardous substances, London, motorcycles, news, sentencing, theft, young offenders by sally

‘A 17-year-old boy has been jailed for 10 and a half years for attacking six moped riders with acid while trying to steal their bikes.’

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BBC News, 12th March 2018

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Longer jail terms likely for knife and acid possession – The Guardian

Posted March 1st, 2018 in hazardous substances, news, offensive weapons, sentencing, weapons by sally

‘Adults convicted of possessing a knife or acid for use as an offensive weapon in public are likely to face longer prison terms when new sentencing guidelines for judges in England and Wales are introduced.’

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The Guardian, 1st March 2018

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Acid listed as ‘highly dangerous weapon’ in new sentencing guidance – BBC News

Posted March 1st, 2018 in hazardous substances, news, offensive weapons, sentencing, weapons by sally

‘People caught with acid or other corrosive substances in public could face up to six months in jail under new guidelines for England and Wales.’

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BBC News, 1st March 2018

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Acid attacks: Major UK retailers ban acid sales to under-18s – Daily Telegraph

‘Under-18s will not be able to buy products containing harmful levels of acid or corrosive substances at a number of retailers, following the launch of a voluntary Government plan.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th January 2018

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Towie star’s ex-boyfriend is jailed for 20 years over nightclub acid attack – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 20th, 2017 in grievous bodily harm, hazardous substances, news, sentencing by sally

‘The ex-boyfriend of reality TV-star Ferne McCann has been jailed for 20 years after carrying out a brutal acid attack in a packed nightclub.’

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Daily Telegraph, 19th December 2017

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Jail for cleaning fluid attack robbers – BBC News

Posted December 11th, 2017 in grievous bodily harm, hazardous substances, imprisonment, news, robbery, sentencing by sally

‘Two robbers who laughed after spraying women in their faces with cleaning fluid have been jailed for 10 years.’

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BBC News, 8th December 2017

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Acid attacks: 2017 likely to set new record in UK – The Guardian

Posted December 8th, 2017 in crime, grievous bodily harm, hazardous substances, news, statistics by sally

‘The national police lead on acid attacks has said 2017 is likely to see the most on record in the UK, as the profile of incidents shifts from domestic violence to street attacks involving gangs and young people.’

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The Guardian, 7th December 2017

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Arthur Collins guilty over Dalston nightclub acid attack – BBC News

Posted November 14th, 2017 in closed circuit television, grievous bodily harm, hazardous substances, news by tracey

‘A man has been found guilty of carrying out an acid attack in a packed London club which left 22 people injured.’

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BBC News, 13th November 2017

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Man jailed for ‘I’ve got acid’ attack in Solihull – BBC News

Posted November 7th, 2017 in assault, compensation, hazardous substances, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A man has been jailed for a roadside “acid” attack when he squirted a bottle of cleaning solution at two others.’

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BBC News, 6th November 2017

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Healthcare provider fined over internal occupational health service failures – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 3rd, 2017 in fines, hazardous substances, health & safety, hospitals, news by tracey

‘A Bedford-based private healthcare provider has been fined after it failed to act on concerns raised about the running of its internal occupational health service.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 2nd November 2017

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Acid attackers jailed after permanently disfiguring two men whose cars they were attacking – The Independent

Posted November 2nd, 2017 in crime, grievous bodily harm, hazardous substances, news, sentencing, weapons by tracey

‘A teenager and his adult accomplice have been jailed for inflicting “life changing injuries” on two men with an acid attack.’

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The Independent, 2nd November 2017

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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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