Van driver who hid £16.5m of drugs in catering supplies jailed for 10 years – The Independent

Posted January 7th, 2022 in drug offences, drug trafficking, imprisonment, news, offensive weapons, sentencing by tracey

‘A van driver who attempted to smuggle £16.5 million worth of heroin and cocaine by hiding it within catering supplies has been jailed for 10 years.’

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The Independent, 6th January 2022

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Colston Four acquittal raises doubts about 10-year jail term proposal – The Guardian

‘The acquittal of the Colston Four raises questions about new laws imposing 10-year jail terms for the toppling of statues, legal experts have said.’

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The Guardian, 6th January 2022

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Duncan Browne death: Man jailed for killing England fan after game – BBC News

Posted January 5th, 2022 in assault, homicide, imprisonment, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man has been jailed for more than nine years for killing an aspiring firefighter who was on a night out watching an England game at Euro 2020.’

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BBC News, 4th January 2022

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Dewsbury couple jailed after police child sex offences sting – BBC News

‘A sex offender caught trying to meet children in an undercover police sting has been jailed for 12 years.’

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BBC News, 20th December 2021

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‘Callous’ mugger jailed for 18 years for killing pensioner in 2001 – The Independent

Posted December 21st, 2021 in DNA, forensic science, homicide, imprisonment, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

‘A “callous” mugger has been jailed for 18 years for killing an elderly woman 20 years ago.’

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The Independent, 20th December 2021

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Beth Aspey murder: Boyfriend jailed for minimum of 20 years – BBC News

Posted December 21st, 2021 in domestic violence, families, imprisonment, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘An abusive boyfriend who used a hammer to murder his partner has been jailed for a minimum of 20 years.’

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BBC News, 20th December 2021

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Driver who failed to replace worn tyres before fatal crash is jailed in landmark case – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 21st, 2021 in accidents, dangerous driving, health & safety, homicide, imprisonment, news, sentencing by sally

‘Henry Reynolds was warned his rear tyres were near the legal limit but continued to drive a further 7,000 miles on them.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th December 2021

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Bristol ‘Kill the Bill’ rioter jailed for 14 years – The Independent

‘A protester who set fire to police vehicles during a riot that followed a “Kill the Bill” demonstration in Bristol has been jailed for 14 years.’

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The Independent, 17th December 2021

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Judge calls for ban on drunken Royal Naval parties after jailing sailor for raping colleague – The Independent

Posted December 17th, 2021 in alcohol abuse, armed forces, imprisonment, judges, news, rape, sexual offences, victims by michael

‘A judge has said there should be a ban placed on parties involving “excessive drinking” in the Royal Navy after a sailor was jailed for raping a female colleague following a party at a hotel. ‘

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The Independent, 16th December 2021

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Motorist jailed for running over cyclist who spat on his car – The Guardian

Posted December 15th, 2021 in dangerous driving, grievous bodily harm, imprisonment, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A motorist who deliberately ran over a cyclist after the victim spat on his luxury Land Rover during a road rage row has been jailed for 18 months.’

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The Guardian, 14th December 2021

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National Lottery scratch card fraud: Men jailed over £4m jackpot claim – BBC News

Posted December 15th, 2021 in banking, fraud, imprisonment, news, sentencing by tracey

‘Two men who bought a National Lottery scratch card using stolen debit card details and then tried to claim the £4m jackpot they revealed have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 14th December 2021

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Serious sexual offender sentenced to 32 years after being found guilty of 158 offences – Crown Prosecution Service

‘An online blackmailer who forced children to engage in sexual activity and sold that material on has been sentenced to 32 years today (10 December 2021) at Birmingham Crown Court.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 10th December 2021

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Sentence increased for girl who admitted manslaughter in Olly Stephens case – The Independent

Posted December 10th, 2021 in appeals, children, homicide, imprisonment, news, sentencing, young offenders by michael

‘A 14-year-old girl who admitted manslaughter after a 13-year-old boy was knifed to death has had a custodial sentence increased by appeal judges.’

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The Independent, 10th December 2021

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Jailed women in UK five times more likely to suffer stillbirths, data shows – The Guardian

Posted December 6th, 2021 in bail, bills, birth, imprisonment, news, pregnancy, prisons, sentencing, statistics, women by sally

‘Women in prison are five times more likely to have a stillbirth and twice as likely to give birth to a premature baby that needs special care, new data collected by the Observer shows.’

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The Guardian, December 2021

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Remand inmates in England and Wales ‘facing second Christmas behind bars’ – The Guardian

‘Some defendants will be facing “a second Christmas behind bars without the opportunity to prove their innocence”, a legal charity has warned, as the number of remand prisoners in England and Wales detained longer than the legal custody limit continues to rise.’

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The Guardian, 1st December 2021

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Man jailed after kidnapping woman by posing as London taxi driver – The Independent

‘A man who posed as a taxi driver before a kidnapping a young woman in central London and attempting to sexually assault her has been jailed.’

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The Independent, 30th November 2021

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Humza Hussain: Teen jailed for murder outside Luton school – BBC News

‘A teenager has been jailed for 16 years for murdering a 16-year-old boy outside a school in a revenge killing.’

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BBC News, 30th November 2021

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Mother jailed for harming baby hits out at ‘unjust’ appeal ruling – The Guardian

‘A mother jailed for harming her baby has accused the courts of “injustice” after judges accepted she was a victim of abuse but ruled against an application for an appeal against her conviction made on the grounds that her violent ex-partner coerced her to lie at her trial.’

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The Guardian, 1st December 2021

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Tony’s Law: Plans for tougher child abuse sentences confirmed – BBC News

‘Child abusers in England and Wales could face life in jail under tougher sentencing plans unveiled by ministers.’

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BBC News, 30th November 2021

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Ex-soldier’s wife found guilty of murdering baby abandoned in woods – The Independent

‘The wife of a former soldier has been found guilty of the murder of her newborn baby by abandoning him in woodland after she discovered she was pregnant too late to have an abortion.’

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The Independent, 30th November 2021

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