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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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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