Brown Clee Hill: Moses Christensen jailed for walker’s murder – BBC News

Posted April 9th, 2021 in imprisonment, murder, news, offensive weapons, sentencing by sally

‘A man who murdered a walker in a random knife attack at a beauty spot has been jailed for at least 28 years.’

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BBC News, 8th April 2021

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Man jailed for at least 20 years for murder of Lorraine Cox in Exeter – The Guardian

Posted April 8th, 2021 in murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who murdered and dismembered a woman who went missing on a night out has been jailed for life and told to serve a minimum of 20 years’ imprisonment.’

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The Guardian, 7th April 2021

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Daughter of murdered Muslim man calls for official Islamophobia definition – The Guardian

Posted April 6th, 2021 in hate crime, Islam, murder, news, terrorism by sally

‘The daughter of a Muslim man who was murdered by a white supremacist as he walked home from evening prayers at a Birmingham mosque is launching a campaign calling for the government to adopt an official definition of Islamophobia.’

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The Guardian, 5th April 2021

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Stockport man who murdered wife after row over chips jailed for life – The Guardian

Posted March 31st, 2021 in domestic violence, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A husband who strangled his wife after a row about frozen chips, then dumped her dismembered body in a country park, has been jailed for life for murder.’

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The Guardian, 30th March 2021

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GHB: Killer drug to be made a Class B substance – BBC News

Posted March 30th, 2021 in drug offences, murder, news, rape, robbery, sexual offences by tracey

‘A drug used in attacks by the UK’s most prolific rapist and the serial killer Stephen Port will be reclassified.’

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BBC News, 30th March 2021

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MI5 undercover agent policy held lawful – UK Human Rights Blog

‘In Privacy International & Ors v Secretary of State for Foreign And Commonwealth Affairs & Ors [2021] EWCA Civ 330, the Court of Appeal held that the policy which authorises officers of the Security Service (MI5) to run undercover agents who participate in the commission of criminal offences is lawful.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 26th March 2021

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Hendon murder: Drill rapper who blamed identical twin found guilty – BBC News

Posted March 19th, 2021 in DNA, families, forensic science, murder, news by sally

‘A drill rapper who tried to deflect the blame on to his identical twin after a new father was stabbed to death has been convicted of murder.’

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BBC News, 18th March 2021

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Holly Roe trial: Father guilty of murdering eight-week-old baby – BBC News

Posted March 18th, 2021 in child abuse, domestic violence, murder, news by sally

‘A father has been convicted of murdering his eight-week-old daughter after a series of violent episodes.’

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BBC News, 17th March 2021

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Oliver Campbell: Calls to review 30-year-old murder conviction – BBC News

‘A man with learning difficulties who admitted to a murder 30 years ago should have his conviction quashed because he confessed to police without a lawyer present, his solicitor says.’

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BBC News, 16th March 2021

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Sarah Everard: Met Police officer involved in search operation referred to IOPC for sharing ‘inappropriate graphic’ – The Independent

Posted March 16th, 2021 in internet, London, murder, news, police, professional conduct by tracey

‘A Metropolitan Police officer involved in the investigation into Sarah Everard’s disappearance has been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) for sharing an “inappropriate graphic” with colleagues.’

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The Independent, 15th March 2021

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Johnson to chair crime taskforce on violence against women as he calls Everard vigil footage ‘concerning’ – The Independent

‘Boris Johnson will chair a meeting of the government’s crime and justice taskforce on Monday to discuss what more needs to be done to stamp out violence against women and girls.’

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The Independent, 15th March 2021

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Sarah Everard: Court challenge over Clapham vigil ban – BBC News

Posted March 12th, 2021 in coronavirus, demonstrations, human rights, murder, news, women by sally

‘Organisers of a vigil in response to the disappearance of Sarah Everard are going to the High Court after police said gatherings would be “unlawful”.’

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BBC News, 12th March 2021

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Convicted robber jailed for murdering woman he met on dating site – The Guardian

Posted March 12th, 2021 in imprisonment, murder, news, recidivists, robbery, sentencing by sally

‘A convicted armed robber who strangled, battered and stabbed a woman to death after meeting her on a dating site has been sentenced to life in prison.’

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The Guardian, 11th March 2021

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Ellie’s Law: Parents of murdered girl win sentencing fight – BBC News

‘A mother who fought to change the law around murder says her daughter would be “very proud”.’

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BBC News, 9th March 2021

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£130.5 million to tackle serious violence, murder and knife crime – Home Office

‘Package includes £30 million for police to surge activity in serious violence hotspots and new money to steer young people away from crime.’

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Home Office, 8th March 2021

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Hammer killer Hunnisett loses appeal against conviction – BBC News

Posted March 5th, 2021 in appeals, child abuse, domestic violence, mental health, murder, news by tracey

‘A Sussex killer who bludgeoned a lover to death with a hammer has lost an appeal against a murder conviction.’

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BBC News, 4th March 2021

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Brown Clee Hill: Moses Christensen guilty of walker murder – BBC News

Posted March 4th, 2021 in diminished responsibility, mental health, murder, news by sally

‘A man who “roamed around” a beauty spot looking for someone to kill has been found guilty of a walker’s murder.’

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BBC News, 3rd March 2021

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Pensioner cleared of murdering wife during first lockdown in Wales – The Guardian

Posted February 16th, 2021 in coronavirus, domestic violence, guilty pleas, mental health, murder, news, Wales by sally

‘A man who killed his wife five days into the first lockdown last year in Wales has been cleared of her murder.’

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The Guardian, 15th February 2021

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Three guilty of crossbow killings at Brierley Hill cannabis farm – BBC News

Posted February 12th, 2021 in drug offences, gangs, homicide, murder, news by tracey

‘An accountant and his father have been convicted of mistakenly killing their relative with a crossbow and murdering a cannabis farm burglar seconds later.’

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BBC News, 11th February 2021

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D and F v Persons Unknown: anonymity under the Venables jurisdiction – Doughty Street Chambers

Posted February 11th, 2021 in anonymity, chambers articles, human rights, murder, news by sally

‘In D and F v Persons Unknown [2021] EWHC 157 (QB), handed down on 4th February, Tipples J granted an order permanently preventing the identification of two young women convicted of murdering Angela Wrightson.’

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Doughty Street Chambers, 8th February 2021

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