‘Professionally embarrassed’ lawyers wrong to withdraw during murder trial – Legal Futures

Posted January 22nd, 2021 in appeals, barristers, evidence, firearms, forensic science, murder, news, trials by sally

‘The legal team of a man accused of murder was wrong to withdraw during the trial citing “professional embarrassment” but the move did not render his subsequent conviction unsafe, the Court of Appeal has ruled.’

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Legal Futures, 22nd January 2021

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Joy Morgan: Murdered student ‘may have been given drugs without knowing’ – BBC News

Posted January 21st, 2021 in drug abuse, inquests, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A student murdered by a fellow church member may have been given drugs without her knowing, an inquest heard.’

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BBC News, 20th January 2021

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Keelan Wilson: Four guilty of Wolverhampton boy murder – BBC News

Posted January 20th, 2021 in children, gangs, murder, news, offensive weapons, young offenders by sally

‘Four men have been found guilty of murdering a boy stabbed more than 40 times in a “well-planned execution”.’

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BBC News, 19th January 2021

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Peers vote to ban spies from committing murder, rape and torture under new law – The Independent

Posted January 14th, 2021 in bills, intelligence services, investigatory powers, murder, news, rape, spying, torture by tracey

‘Peers have voted to ban spies from committing murder, rape and torture under a controversial new law – three months after MPs refused to bring in the same restrictions.’

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The Independent, 13th January 2021

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Drill and rap music on trial – BBC News

Posted January 13th, 2021 in artistic works, gangs, homicide, murder, news, violence by sally

‘Drill music has captured headlines since it started to emerge in the UK in 2012. With its often provocative lyrics, it’s been blamed by police for fuelling violence.’

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BBC News, 13th January 2021

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Reading attacker Khairi Saadallah given whole-life prison sentence – The Guardian

Posted January 12th, 2021 in attempted murder, guilty pleas, murder, news, sentencing, terrorism by sally

‘A man who murdered three men in 10 seconds on a summer evening in a Reading park, has been sentenced to die in prison after a judge determined it was a jihadist attack.’

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The Guardian, 11th January 2021

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Man who dismembered landlord and tried to feed him to badgers jailed for life – The Independent

Posted January 7th, 2021 in murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A man who dismembered his landlord and tried to feed his body parts to badgers has been jailed for life.’

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The Independent, 6th January 2021

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Jealous father guilty of murdering wife and daughter in Salisbury – The Guardian

Posted December 18th, 2020 in coercive & controlling behaviour, domestic violence, families, murder, news by sally

‘A supermarket worker has been found guilty of murdering his wife and teenage daughter after he slit their throats in a jealous rage because he was losing his “controlling” grip on the family.’

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The Guardian, 17th December 2020

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Police accused of not taking honour-based abuse seriously as figures reveal 64% fall in recorded offences – The Independent

‘Police have been accused of not taking honour-based abuse seriously as new figures reveal a 64 per cent fall in the number of offences recorded.’

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The Independent, 17th December 2020

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Uncle jailed over murder of teenager Louise Smith – The Guardian

Posted December 10th, 2020 in murder, news, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘A 30-year-old man who lured a vulnerable teenager to woodland where he murdered her and defiled her body has been jailed for a minimum of 25 years.’

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The Guardian, 9th December 2020

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Louise Smith death: Shane Mays guilty of murdering teenager in woods – BBC News

Posted December 9th, 2020 in children, families, murder, news by sally

‘A man has been found guilty of the “sexually-motivated” murder of a teenager whose body he set on fire.’

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BBC News, 8th December 2020

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Lucy McHugh: Social workers caseload ‘too high’ before girl’s murder – BBC News

Posted December 7th, 2020 in local government, murder, news, rape, sexual grooming, sexual offences, social services by sally

‘Social workers’ caseloads were “too high” in the months before a 13-year-old girl was murdered by a man lodging in her home, a council boss has said.’

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BBC News, 6th December 2020

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Judge orders jury to clear woman of murdering Emily Jones in Bolton – The Guardian

‘A woman with a history of violence and mental health problems who confessed to killing seven-year-old Emily Jones, has been cleared of murder.’

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The Guardian, 4th December 2020

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Times pays damages to advocacy group falsely linked to Reading killer – The Guardian

Posted December 7th, 2020 in compensation, damages, defamation, Islam, media, murder, news, terrorism by sally

‘The Times has apologised to the advocacy organisation Cage and agreed to pay it £30,000 in damages for suggesting it was supporting a man who stabbed three people to death in what police said was a terrorist rampage in a Reading park.’

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The Guardian, 4th December 2020

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Harley Watson hit-and-run: Terence Glover admits manslaughter – BBC News

‘A man has admitted killing a 12-year-old boy in a hit-and-run near a school.’

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BBC News, 30th November 2020

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Family of man killed by convicted terrorist sue UK government – The Guardian

‘The family of a young man stabbed to death by a convicted terrorist are suing the government over alleged failures to manage the attacker in the community.’

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The Guardian, 26th November 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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Killer drug GHB ‘should be reclassified’, says official report – BBC News

Posted November 20th, 2020 in bereavement, drug abuse, families, homosexuality, murder, news, rape, sexual offences by sally

‘A drug that was weaponised by the UK’s most prolific rapist and the serial killer Stephen Port should be reclassified, says an official report.’

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BBC News, 20th November 2020

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Paul Cleeland case: Government reviews files on 1972 murder – BBC News

‘The Home Office is reviewing its archives to see if any files exist on Paul Cleeland, who has been fighting to clear his name of murder for 47 years.’

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BBC News, 20th November 2020

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