Ched Evans rape case: nine fined over naming of footballer’s victim – The Guardian

Posted November 6th, 2012 in anonymity, fines, identification, internet, news, rape, victims by sally

“Nine people have been fined after admitting to revealing online the identity of a woman raped by the footballer Ched Evans.”

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The Guardian, 5th November 2012


Neilly v The Queen – WLR Daily

Neilly v The Queen [2012] UKPC 12; [2012] WLR (D) 144

“When a defendant in a criminal trial had not been put on an identification parade, the decision as to whether to allow a dock identification was a matter for the trial judge in the light of all the relevant circumstances. However where a dock identification was admitted in evidence the trial judge was required to give the jury careful directions as to the dangers of relying on that evidence, and to warn the jury of the disadvantages to the defendant of having been denied the opportunity of participating in an identification parade.”

WLR Daily, 10th May 2012


Tido v The Queen – WLR Daily

Posted June 20th, 2011 in admissibility, death penalty, evidence, identification, law reports, murder by sally

Tido v The Queen [2011] UKPC 16; [2011] WLR (D) 199

“A dock identification of a defendant was not inadmissible evidence per se. Nor was the admission of such evidence to be regarded as permissible in only the most exceptional circumstances.”

WLR Daily, 15th June 2011


Please note that once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Fingerprint identification evidence questioned by senior judge – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 19th, 2010 in evidence, fingerprints, identification, news by sally

“A senior judge has raised concerns over fingerprint evidence used in criminal trials, warning that it rests on ‘assumptions’ that have never been scientifically proven.”

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Daily Telegraph, 19th November 2010


Election watchdog urges proof of ID for voters – The Independent

Posted July 27th, 2010 in elections, identification, news, reports by sally

“Ministers should consider requiring voters to produce proof of identity when they go to the polls, the official elections watchdog said today.”

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The Independent, 27th July 2010


Family of rendition victim begins legal action against Government – The Independent

Posted April 16th, 2010 in disclosure, identification, news, rendition, terrorism by sally

“The family of a man secretly held by the Americans in an Afghanistan detention centre after his arrest by British forces six years ago has begun legal action against the UK Government to help secure his release.”

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The Independent, 16th April 2010


Charity launches legal bid to name terror suspect – The Independent

Posted April 15th, 2010 in Afghanistan, disclosure, identification, news, rendition, terrorism by sally

“The charity Reprieve is today launching a legal battle to force the British Government to name a suspected terrorist who is being held in Afghanistan.”

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The Independent, 15th April 2010


Jenkins murder claim is dismissed – BBC News

Posted August 26th, 2008 in identification, murder, news, police by sally

“Police have dismissed a claim by the former deputy head teacher Sion Jenkins that a ‘mystery man’ may have murdered his foster daughter Billie-Jo Jenkins.”

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BBC News, 26th August 2008


Hi-tech tool spots child drinkers – BBC News

Posted May 15th, 2008 in children, data protection, identification, news by sally

“The supermarket chain Budgens has installed face recognition cameras in one of its stores to stop children buying alcohol and cigarettes.”

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BBC News, 13th May 2008


Police trying out national database with 750,000 mugshots, MPs told – The Guardian

Posted March 19th, 2008 in closed circuit television, identification, news by sally

“The police are developing the first national database of mugshots so that they can use face recognition technology to match CCTV images with details of offenders, MPs were told yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 19th March 2008