Ibrahima Bah: Dinghy pilot guilty over Channel migrant deaths – BBC News

Posted February 20th, 2024 in homicide, immigration, negligence, news, trafficking in human beings by tracey

‘A man who piloted a boat in the English Channel has been found guilty of the manslaughter of four migrants who drowned when it ran into difficulty.’

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BBC News, 19th February 2024

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Tougher sentences for ‘rough sex’ killers – Ministry of Justice

‘Cowards who kill their partners with sexual violence will face longer behind bars as the government continues to clamp down on domestic abuse against women.’

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Ministry of Justice, 14th February 2024

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Watchdog investigates Nottinghamshire Police over contact with killer Valdo Calocane – The Independent

‘The police watchdog is investigating Nottinghamshire Police over the force’s contact with triple killer Valdo Calocane before his brutal stabbing rampage.’

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The Independent, 13th February 2024

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Calls for review of ‘lenient’ sentence of man who left partner to die – The Guardian

Posted February 9th, 2024 in alcohol abuse, alcoholism, families, homicide, negligence, news, sentencing by michael

‘A man who avoided jail over the gross negligence manslaughter of his partner, who died after a scalding bath, should have his “unduly lenient” sentence reviewed, campaigners have said.’

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The Guardian, 8th February 2024

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Shea Gordon: Teens jailed for life after birthday party murder – BBC News

Posted February 7th, 2024 in homicide, imprisonment, murder, news, sentencing, young offenders, young persons by sally

‘Two teenagers have been jailed for life after murdering a boy at an 18th birthday party in east London.’

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BBC News, 6th February 2024

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Fatal domestic abuse reviews renamed to better recognise suicide cases – Home Office

Posted February 6th, 2024 in bereavement, bills, consultations, domestic violence, homicide, news, suicide by tracey

‘Domestic Homicide Reviews will be renamed to Domestic Abuse Related Death Reviews following calls to better recognise deaths from domestic abuse related suicide.’

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Home Office, 5th February 2024

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Joint enterprise law: MP’s bill seeks to stop innocent bystanders being jailed – The Guardian

Posted February 2nd, 2024 in bills, criminal justice, gangs, homicide, joint enterprise, murder, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘A proposed amendment to English law could stop innocent people being imprisoned under the controversial joint enterprise doctrine.’

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The Guardian, 1st February 2024

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Valdo Calocane: CPS to be investigated over handling of Nottingham killer case – The Guardian

‘Prosecutors are to be investigated for their handling of the Valdo Calocane case, including their decision to accept his manslaughter pleas, the attorney general has announced.’

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The Guardian, 30th January 2024

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Nottingham attacks: attorney general considering killer’s sentence for review – The Guardian

‘The attorney general is considering whether judges should review the sentence of the Nottingham killer Valdo Calocane after receiving a submission that it could be unduly lenient.’

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The Guardian, 26th January 2024

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Wiltshire father pleads guilty to killing baby daughter – BBC News

‘The father of a three-month old baby girl who died of fatal head injuries has admitted killing her.’

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BBC News, 16th January 2024

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Young footballer’s killer jailed for 13 years – BBC News

Posted January 16th, 2024 in homicide, news, offensive weapons, sentencing by tracey

‘A man has been jailed after stabbing a promising footballer to death at a party his victim was hosting to celebrate getting into university.’

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BBC News, 15th January 2024

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Campaigners condemn 12-year sentence for man who killed partner in Birmingham – The Guardian

Posted January 4th, 2024 in domestic violence, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

‘The 12-year manslaughter sentence given to a man who had been violent to his partner and admitted killing her in a text message to a friend “shows how the criminal justice system fails to deliver justice for women”, campaigners have argued.’

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The Guardian, 3rd January 2024

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Girton crash: Driver jailed for killing cyclist, Isla Cochrane, 14 – BBC News

Posted December 20th, 2023 in dangerous driving, homicide, imprisonment, news, sentencing by sally

‘A speeding driver who killed a 14-year-old cyclist when he oversteered and mounted a bike path has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 19th December 2023

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Harry Dunn’s family says UK still allowing Americans to escape justice as US soldier flees after crash – The Independent

‘Harry Dunn’s family have warned that something has gone “very badly wrong” for another US citizen to have been able to evade justice in the UK after alleged involvement in a car crash.’

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The Independent, 14th December 2023

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Mehmet Koray Alpergin: Kidnappers jailed for killing DJ – BBC News

Posted December 14th, 2023 in false imprisonment, homicide, kidnapping, news, sentencing by sally

‘Two men who killed a radio DJ in an empty bar near Tottenham Hotspur’s stadium have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 13th December 2023

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Man jailed over Wolverhampton crash that killed two brothers – BBC News

Posted December 14th, 2023 in dangerous driving, guilty pleas, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who killed two brothers aged 23 months and 10 years in a car crash has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 13th December 2023

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No 10 finally to respond to 2017 report on Hillsborough injustices – The Guardian

‘Relatives of the 97 people killed at Hillsborough in 1989 will discover today how the government intends to respond to recommendations for widespread reform made in an official report six years ago into their experiences.’

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The Guardian, 6th December 2023

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Most victims of domestic homicide have contacted police or NHS, review shows – The Guardian

‘A review of 302 domestic homicides recorded in a four-year period has found that the majority of those killed had been “hiding in plain sight”, having made contact with the police, health services and other public agencies before their death.’

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The Guardian, 6th December 2023

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‘You were told’: Killed Women report shows deaths could have been prevented – The Guardian

‘Two-thirds of 115 bereaved families surveyed by Ipsos thought the fatal attack on their loved one had been very or fairly preventable.’

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The Guardian, 5th December 2023

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Law Commission to review defences in cases of domestic homicide – Law Commission

Posted December 1st, 2023 in domestic violence, homicide, Law Commission, murder, news, statute law revision by tracey

‘The Law Commission today announces a new project that will review the use of defences in domestic homicide cases. The Law Commission has been asked to do this work by the Government in their response to Clare Wade KC’s Domestic Homicide Sentencing Review.’

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Law Commission, 29th November 2023

Source: lawcom.gov.uk