New watchdog will be able to ban dangerous materials used at Grenfell Tower – The Guardian

‘Companies that make dangerous building materials such as those used at Grenfell Tower could be prosecuted and their products banned by a new watchdog announced by the government.’

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The Guardian, 19th January 2021

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Eton teacher jailed for sex offences against pupils – BBC News

‘A former Eton College teacher has been jailed for five years for a string of sexual offences against pupils during “nocturnal” visits to their bedrooms.’

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BBC News, 17th December 2020

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Serial rapists receive longer minimum jail terms after appeal – BBC News

Posted December 11th, 2020 in appeals, imprisonment, news, rape, recidivists, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘Two serial rapists with life sentences will have the minimum time they must spend in prison extended from 30 to 40 years, the High Court has ruled.’

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BBC News, 11th December 2020

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Emily Jones: woman jailed for life for killing seven-year-old in Bolton – The Guardian

‘The woman who killed seven-year-old Emily Jones in a Bolton park on Mother’s Day has been sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum of eight years.’

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The Guardian, 8th December 2020

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Guidance on the approach to applications under section 10A of POCA 2002—civil rules and the family home (R v Forte) – 5SAH

‘This case sets out the key principles and procedure to be followed under applications pursuant to section 10A of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA 2002) where the court has to determine the extent of the interest of a third party in property held by a defendant that is likely to be realised or otherwise used to satisfy a confiscation order. The court held that where the prosecution intends to prove that a defendant has a beneficial interest in property and another holds, or may hold, an interest in that property, the burden and standard to be applied are those of the civil standard. Where matrimonial property is concerned, the court is entitled to look to the evidence and draw such inferences as they see fit to determine whether beneficial interest should follow legal title. Such evidence can include sham divorce proceedings and the use of property for a joint purpose.’

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5SAH, 30th November 2020

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Public school boy jailed after being caught trying to swallow 50 packets of cocaine and heroin – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 7th, 2020 in drug abuse, drug offences, drug trafficking, imprisonment, news, sentencing by sally

‘A former public schoolboy and professional rugby player was in jail last night (Sun) after trying to swallow 50 packets of crack cocaine and heroin.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th December 2020

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Indefinite sentences ‘the greatest single stain on justice system’ – The Guardian

Posted December 4th, 2020 in criminal justice, imprisonment, judges, Ministry of Justice, news, sentencing by sally

‘A former supreme court justice has called for urgent action in dealing with prisoners languishing under indefinite sentences, branding the now defunct scheme “the greatest single stain on our criminal justice system”.’

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The Guardian, 3rd December 2020

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Richard Huckle: Prisoner jailed over ‘poetic justice’ murder – BBC News

Posted November 25th, 2020 in child abuse, imprisonment, murder, news, prisons, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A psychopathic prisoner who murdered paedophile Richard Huckle in an act of “poetic justice” has been sentenced to a minimum of 34 years in jail.’

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BBC, 24th November 2020

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Catterick man jailed for ambush murder of ex-girlfriend – BBC News

Posted November 23rd, 2020 in imprisonment, kidnapping, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who kidnapped and murdered his ex-girlfriend in a woodland hideout has been jailed for at least 25 years.’

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BBC News, 21st November 2020

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Driver who ‘fell asleep’ jailed for causing death – BBC News

Posted November 16th, 2020 in dangerous driving, elderly, imprisonment, news, sentencing, unlawful killing by sally

‘A pensioner who caused the death of a woman after “falling asleep” has been jailed for a year.’

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BBC News, 14th November 2020

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MPs demand explanation for disproportionate numbers of Black teens in custody – The Independent

‘A parliamentary committee is demanding an explanation from ministers for the “disproportionate” incarceration of Black and minority ethnic (Bame) teenagers, after a report found they make up more than half of inmates youth custody.’

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The Independent, 12th November 2020

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Claire Parry death: PC Timothy Brehmer to have sentence reviewed – BBC News

Posted November 4th, 2020 in appeals, domestic violence, families, homicide, imprisonment, news, police, sentencing by tracey

‘A police officer who strangled a mother-of-two after she exposed their affair will have his 10-and-a-half year sentence for manslaughter reviewed.’

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BBC News, 4th November 2020

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Ex-zoo worker jailed over penguins and rare birds theft – BBC News

Posted October 30th, 2020 in animals, burglary, imprisonment, news, sentencing, theft by sally

‘A man who stole penguins and rare birds from a zoo has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 30th October 2020

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Man who controlled ex-partner’s digital existence jailed – BBC News

‘A man who used his ex-partner’s social media accounts to send explicit clips of her to her boss and family has been jailed for three years and four months.’

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BBC News, 29th October 2020

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Claire Parry death: PC Timothy Brehmer jailed for manslaughter – BBC News

Posted October 28th, 2020 in domestic violence, families, homicide, imprisonment, news, police, sentencing by sally

‘A police officer who strangled his long-term lover after she exposed their affair to his wife has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 28th October 2020

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Burglar who murdered Godstone pensioner Dennis Kellond jailed – BBC News

Posted October 23rd, 2020 in burglary, imprisonment, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A burglar has been jailed for 32 years for murdering a pensioner in his home.’

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BBC News, 22nd October 2020

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PC Andrew Harper death: Why his family wants the law to change – BBC News

‘The sentences handed down to the killers of PC Andrew Harper have sparked much public debate and resulted in his widow and mother launching rival campaigns calling for tougher punishments for those who kill emergency services workers.’

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BBC News, 18th October 2020

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Bamford baby death: Father jailed for killing two-month-old son – BBC News

‘A father has been jailed for nine years for killing his baby son by shaking him, causing fatal head injuries.’

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BBC News, 13th October 2020

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Jeremy Bamber bids for legal action over prison status – BBC News

Posted October 13th, 2020 in appeals, Criminal Cases Review Commission, imprisonment, murder, news by sally

‘Convicted murderer Jeremy Bamber has launched a legal action over the refusal by the prison service to downgrade him from maximum security.’

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BBC News, 12th October 2020

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Man jailed for trying to arrange baby sexual abuse – BBC News

Posted October 12th, 2020 in child abuse, children, imprisonment, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A man who tried to arrange for a baby to be brought to his house to be sexually abused has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 10th October 2020

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