Man arrested over PC Yvonne Fletcher shooting released – BBC News

Posted May 18th, 2017 in conspiracy, murder, news, police, prosecutions by tracey

‘A man arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder PC Yvonne Fletcher three decades ago has been released without charge.’

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BBC News, 16th May 2017

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Inmate who slit throat of prisoner who attacked Soham killer jailed for life – BBC News

Posted May 18th, 2017 in attempts, murder, news, prisons, sentencing by tracey

‘A prisoner who slit the throat of a fellow inmate who had himself attempted to murder Soham child killer Ian Huntley has been jailed for life.’

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BBC News, 17th May 2017

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Scattering Ian Brady’s ashes – Law & Religion UK

Posted May 17th, 2017 in burials and cremation, inquests, murder, news by sally

‘The inquest into the death of the remaining “Moors Murderer”, Ian Brady, commenced on 16 May 2017, and the BBC reported that his ashes would not to be scattered at Saddleworth Moor, the burial place of many of their victims. Senior coroner Christopher Sumner is reported as saying that “he knew he did not have the legal power to make such a request but believed it was the ‘correct moral judgement’”.’

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Law & Religion UK, 17th May 2017

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Ian Brady’s ashes must not be scattered on moor, says coroner – The Guardian

Posted May 17th, 2017 in burials and cremation, inquests, murder, news by sally

‘Ian Brady’s ashes must not be scattered on Saddleworth Moor, where he buried four of his child victims, a coroner has said.’

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The Guardian, 16th May 2017

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Father who killed baby in fit of temper jailed for at least 21 years – The Guardian

Posted May 5th, 2017 in child abuse, grievous bodily harm, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A father has been jailed for a minimum of 21 years for murdering his three-month-old son by hurling the infant “vigorously” against a hard surface in a fit of temper.’

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The Guardian, 4th April 2017

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Teenagers who murdered mother and daughter challenge sentences – The Guardian

Posted May 5th, 2017 in appeals, murder, news, sentencing, young offenders by tracey

‘A teenage couple detained for life for the killings of a mother and her daughter have challenged their “manifestly excessive” minimum terms.’

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The Guardian, 4th May 2017

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Obsessive gambler gets life for killing friend, dumping headless corpse in a suitcase, and stealing victim’s identity – The Independent

Posted May 3rd, 2017 in gambling, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A “cruel and ruthless” killer may spend the rest of his life behind bars after murdering his friend, cutting up his body, stuffing it in a suitcase, and then adopting the richer man’s identity to fund a life as a high-rolling gambler.’

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The Independent, 2nd May 2017

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Elizabeth Hart-Browne cleared of murdering boyfriend – BBC News

Posted April 28th, 2017 in domestic violence, murder, news by tracey

‘A woman accused of stabbing her boyfriend with a kitchen knife has been cleared of his murder after telling jurors she feared he would kill her.’

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BBC News, 27th April 2017

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Marine A: Sergeant Alexander Blackman to be released from prison on Friday – The Independent

‘A Royal Marine who was sentenced to life in prison for killing a wounded Taliban fighter in Afghanistan, will be released from prison on Friday, according to the group set up to campaign for his release.’

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The Independent, 27th April 2017

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Soldier jailed for stalking and murdering ex-girlfriend Alice Ruggles – The Guardian

Posted April 27th, 2017 in armed forces, murder, news, sentencing, stalking by sally

‘The mother of a young woman murdered by an obsessive ex-boyfriend urged other victims of stalking to speak out and not suffer in silence as her daughter’s killer was jailed for life. Alice Ruggles, 24, who worked for the broadcaster Sky, was stabbed with a carving knife by LCpl Trimaan “Harry” Dhillon, 26, in an “act of utter barbarism” at her Gateshead flat in October.’

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The Guardian, 26th April 2017

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Warrington man, 95, spared jail after trying to kill wife with pan – BBC News

Posted April 26th, 2017 in attempts, domestic violence, elderly, guilty pleas, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A 95-year-old man who tried to kill his wife has been spared jail because the judge said it was “an exceptional case”.’

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BBC News, 25th April 2017

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Stalking behaviour identified in 94% of murders, study shows – The Guardian

Posted April 24th, 2017 in charities, murder, news, stalking, statistics by tracey

‘Stalking behaviour has been identified in nine in 10 murders studied by criminologists as part of research examining a link between the two crimes.’

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The Guardian, 24th April 2017

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Homeless man guilty of murdering hotel worker under M4 bridge – The Guardian

Posted April 12th, 2017 in murder, news by sally

‘A homeless man is facing life in prison for snatching a hotel housekeeper under a motorway bridge, sexually assaulting and murdering her.’

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The Guardian, 11th April 2017

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Man jailed for ‘violent’ murder of former partner – BBC News

Posted April 10th, 2017 in domestic violence, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man has been jailed for life for killing his former partner in a prolonged attack that left her with more than 90 injuries.’

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BBC News, 7th April 2017

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Shaken Baby Syndrome – Six Pump Court

‘This note is intended to set out how medical opinion in relation to and the Court’s approach to “shaken baby syndrome” have developed.’

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Six Pump Court, 22nd March 2017

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A Life of Spice – Legal Highs – Six Pump Court

Posted April 6th, 2017 in drug abuse, mental health, murder, news by sally

‘The so called legal high “Spice” has played a role in a number of recent murders.’

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Six Pump Court, 28th March 2017

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Royal Marine Alexander Blackman expresses ‘relief’ at sentence cut – BBC News

‘Royal Marine Alexander Blackman has spoken of his “profound sense of relief” after his sentence for shooting dead a wounded Taliban fighter in Afghanistan was reduced.’

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BBC News, 29th March 2017

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Marine A to be resentenced over fatal shooting of Taliban fighter – Daily Telegraph

‘Royal Marine who is in prison for the fatal shooting of a Taliban fighter in Afghanistan finds out today if he is to be freed or must serve more time behind bars.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th March 2017

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Ex-boyfriend guilty of teenager Shana Grice murder – BBC News

Posted March 23rd, 2017 in domestic violence, harassment, murder, news, stalking, women by sally

‘A man who stalked and killed his former girlfriend after she rejected him has been found guilty of her murder.’

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BBC News, 22nd March 2017

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Woman who poured acid on her sleeping partner is jailed for life – BBC News

Posted March 22nd, 2017 in attempts, domestic violence, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A woman who tried to kill her boyfriend by pouring acid over him while he slept has been jailed for life.’

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BBC News, 21st March 2017

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