Almost half of repeat knife carriers not jailed despite government pledge – The Independent

‘Offenders caught repeatedly carrying knives are not being jailed in almost half of cases, despite the government’s attempt at a “two-strike” rule for prison sentences.’

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The Independent, 18th August 2022

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Sarah Everard vigil protester sues Met police after conviction – The Guardian

‘A woman who was arrested and charged after attending the vigil for Sarah Everard in Clapham last year has launched civil proceedings against the Metropolitan police.’

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The Guardian, 16th August 2022

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Serial domestic abuser convicted of assault – BBC News

Posted August 15th, 2022 in assault, domestic violence, murder, news, police, prosecutions, rape, sexual offences by tracey

‘A “serial domestic abuse perpetrator” who escaped a rape prosecution after a series of official failings has been convicted of assaulting another woman.’

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BBC News, 13th August 2022

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CPS halts prosecution of six protesters for attending Sarah Everard vigil – The Independent

‘The prosecution of six protesters for attending a vigil for Sarah Everard has been halted.’

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The Independent, 14th August 2022

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Man found guilty of murdering his wife four days after their wedding – The Guardian

Posted August 11th, 2022 in domestic violence, families, married persons, murder, news by sally

‘A man has been found guilty of murdering his wife and stuffing her body in a suitcase just days after their wedding.’

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The Guardian, 10th August 2022

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Eileen Barrott death: Life sentence for husband who killed wife – BBC News

‘A man who killed his wife in a “final act of control” and then went on the run has been jailed for life.’

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BBC News, 8th August 2022

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‘Controlling’ Leeds man who killed wife jailed for at least 21 years – The Guardian

‘A “coercive and controlling” husband who murdered his wife when he realised she was trying to break free from what was a toxic relationship has been jailed for at least 21 years.’

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The Guardian, 8th August 2022

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Daniel Morgan murder: no officers will face punishment, says police watchdog – The Guardian

Posted August 4th, 2022 in corruption, inquiries, London, murder, news, police by tracey

‘Every officer involved in the Daniel Morgan scandal will escape punishment, the police watchdog has announced, despite an independent inquiry finding that corruption in the Metropolitan police shielded the private detective’s killers with the force ignoring information.’

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The Guardian, 3rd August 2022

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Logan Mwangi murder: Craig Mulligan won’t get sentence increased – BBC News

Posted August 4th, 2022 in appeals, murder, news, sentencing, young offenders by tracey

‘A teenager who helped murder five-year-old Logan Mwangi before dumping his body in a river will not have his sentence increased.’

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BBC News, 3rd August 2022

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Carole Packman murder: Parole dates given to paper before family – BBC News

Posted August 3rd, 2022 in bereavement, families, fraud, media, Ministry of Justice, murder, news, parole by tracey

‘The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has said it is “deeply sorry” that a murderer’s parole dates were given to a local newspaper before the victim’s family.’

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BBC News, 3rd August 2022

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Whole-life orders only for ‘exceptionally serious cases’, CoA rules – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted August 2nd, 2022 in appeals, murder, news, police, sentencing by tracey

‘Whole-life orders should be imposed only in ‘the few exceptionally serious cases’ where a minimum term is not appropriate, the Court of Appeal ruled today in the cases of five killers – including Wayne Couzens, the former Metropolitan Police officer who murdered Sarah Everard.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 29th July 2022

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Key information about adopting mother not shared before baby’s murder, report finds – The Guardian

‘Information about drinking, debts and mental health that could have prevented a baby boy being placed with an adopting mother who went on to murder him was not shared between agencies, an investigation has concluded.’

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The Guardian, 28th July 2022

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Ian Stewart: Sons granted £185k confiscation order – BBC News

Posted July 29th, 2022 in compensation, confiscation, families, murder, news by sally

‘The sons of a double murderer are to share £185,000 from their mother’s estate, a court has ruled.’

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BBC News, 28th July 2022

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Wayne Couzens loses appeal against whole-life sentence -Daily Telegraph

Posted July 29th, 2022 in appeals, imprisonment, kidnapping, murder, news, police, rape, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘Wayne Couzens is still set to die in prison after he lost his bid to reduce his sentence at the Court of Appeal.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th July 2022

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Amine Laouar guilty of Leon Street’s murder and injuring two others – BBC News

Posted July 27th, 2022 in attempted murder, DNA, grievous bodily harm, murder, news by sally

‘A university student has been found guilty of killing one man and injuring two more during a spree of “random” knife attacks in north London.’

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BBC News, 26th July 2022

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Dawn Walker death: Husband killed wife after wedding, court told – BBC News

Posted July 26th, 2022 in domestic violence, married persons, murder, news by sally

‘A husband killed his wife shortly after their wedding and stuffed her body into a suitcase, a court has been told.’

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BBC News, 25th July 2022

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Agnes Akom: Man, 64, jailed for power tool murder of young woman – BBC News

Posted July 26th, 2022 in murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who murdered a young woman with a power tool inside a converted shipping container and buried her in a north London park has been jailed for life.’

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BBC News, 25th July 2022

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Graham Mansfield: Failed suicide pact killer calls for law change – BBC News

Posted July 22nd, 2022 in assisted suicide, homicide, murder, news, sentencing, suspended sentences by tracey

‘A man who was handed a suspended prison sentence after killing his terminally ill wife in a failed suicide pact has said the law on euthanasia must change.’

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BBC News, 21st July 2022

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Retired farmer jailed for at least 18 years for murdering wife in 1982 – The Guardian

‘An 89-year-old retired pig farmer who tried to blame the serial killer Fred West for the disappearance of his wife in 1982 has been jailed for a minimum of 18 years after being found guilty of murdering her and dumping her body in a septic tank.’

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The Guardian, 20th July 2022

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Man found guilty of murder of Agnes Akom in London – The Guardian

Posted July 20th, 2022 in imprisonment, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who hit a young woman over the head 20 times with a power tool is facing life imprisonment after being convicted of her murder.’

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The Guardian, 19th July 2022

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