Axe murderer Nathan Davis jailed for at least 28 years – BBC News

Posted February 15th, 2019 in murder, news, sentencing, weapons by sally

‘An axe murderer intent on revenge over an attack on his girlfriend has been jailed for a minimum of 28 years.’

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BBC News, 15th February 2019

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Cheryl Grimmer case won’t go ahead as police interview ruled inadmissible – The Guardian

‘The trial of a man accused of murdering UK-born toddler Cheryl Grimmer almost 50 years ago will not go ahead, after a judge ruled his 1971 police interview was not admissible.’

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The Guardian, 15th February 2019

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Husband who killed and burned wife’s body jailed – BBC News

Posted February 12th, 2019 in arson, domestic violence, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A “controlling bully” who strangled his wife and burned her body after taking out £310,000 in life insurance has been jailed for life.’

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BBC News, 11th February 2019

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Knife offenders to wear GPS tags in London pilot scheme – The Guardian

Posted February 11th, 2019 in electronic monitoring, London, murder, news, pilot schemes, police, recidivists, statistics, weapons by tracey

‘Knife crime offenders in London will be tagged with tracking devices upon their release from prison in an attempt to reduce violence in the capital, the mayor has announced.’

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The Guardian, 11th February 2019

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Kathleen Griffin death: Torture killer ‘could have been stopped’ – BBC News

‘A woman was tortured and killed by a man who authorities should have stopped from living with her, a report said.’

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BBC News, 7th February 2019

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Pair narrowly avoid jail after ‘sharing photos of James Bulger killer online’ – The Independent

‘Two people have narrowly avoided jail after sharing information online said to be about James Bulger killer Jon Venables.’

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The Independent, 31st January 2019

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Guildford pub bombings inquest to resume 45 years on – BBC News

Posted February 1st, 2019 in coroners, explosives, inquests, Ireland, miscarriage of justice, murder, news, terrorism by tracey

‘The inquest into the deaths of five people killed in the 1974 Guildford pub bombings will be resumed.’

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BBC News, 31st January 2019

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Men who wrongly served 24 years in prison denied compensation – The Independent

‘Two men who between them spent 24 years in prison before their convictions were overturned are not entitled to compensation, judges have ruled.’

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The Independent, 30th January 2019

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Tina Malone summonsed over Bulger killer Venables ID case – BBC News

Posted January 25th, 2019 in anonymity, contempt of court, identification, internet, murder, news by tracey

‘Actress Tina Malone is facing contempt of court proceedings over a social media post allegedly showing images of James Bulger killer Jon Venables.’

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BBC News, 25th January 2019

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Police and NHS not liable to victim’s children in negligence or breach of human rights – UK Police Law Blog

‘In Griffiths v (1) Chief Constable of Suffolk (2) Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust [2018] EWHC 2538 (QB), the High Court dismissed claims that the Chief Constable and the NHS Trust were negligent in breaching their duties of care or had breached human rights.’

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UK Police Law Blog, 24th January 2019

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Gosport hospital deaths: Evidence ‘strong enough to bring charges’ – BBC News

Posted January 21st, 2019 in evidence, homicide, hospitals, murder, news by tracey

‘There is “strong” evidence to bring criminal charges after the deaths of hundreds of patients at Gosport War Memorial Hospital, the detective who led an investigation believes.’

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BBC News, 20th January 2019

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Gangland hitman gets life term for murder of Salford ‘Mr Big’ – The Guardian

Posted January 18th, 2019 in attempts, gangs, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A gangland hitman has been sentenced to life in prison for the murders of the Salford criminal Paul Massey, known as “Mr Big”, and his associate John Kinsella.’

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The Guardian, 17th January 2019

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Grayling under fire as serious crimes committed on parole soar by 50% – The Guardian

‘The number of rapes, murders and other serious crimes committed by offenders on parole has risen by more than 50% since reforms to probation were introduced four years ago, according to official data that has triggered calls for the government to rethink its plans for another shake-up of the service.’

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The Guardian, 12th January 2018

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London man jailed for murdering pregnant partner with scissors – The Guardian

Posted January 11th, 2019 in domestic violence, murder, news, pregnancy, sentencing by sally

‘A man who fatally stabbed his heavily pregnant girlfriend with a pair of scissors has been jailed for life.’

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The Guardian, 10th January 2019

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Was this woman wrongly convicted of murder? – BBC News

Posted January 10th, 2019 in domestic violence, families, mental health, miscarriage of justice, murder, news, women by sally

‘Emma-Jayne Magson stabbed her partner with a steak knife then left him to bleed to death. Yet her family believes her murder conviction was a miscarriage of justice. Why?’

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BBC News, 10th January 2019

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Care of mental health patient who killed man to be subject of inquiry – The Guardian

Posted January 10th, 2019 in inquiries, mental health, murder, news by sally

‘An inquiry has been commissioned after a man with paranoid schizophrenia who had lost touch with mental health services killed a stranger in a holiday town with a throwing knife.’

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The Guardian, 9th January 2019

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Telford boy Jimmy Owens detained for cricket bat murder – BBC News

Posted December 21st, 2018 in affray, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A boy who murdered a man with a cricket bat has been given a life sentence, and ordered to serve a minimum of 10 years.’

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BBC News, 20th December 2018

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Man who killed friend in club crash ‘rage’ jailed for life – BBC News

Posted December 19th, 2018 in assault, attempted murder, dangerous driving, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who killed his friend when he drove a car into a crowd in a “drink-fuelled rage” has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 19th December 2018

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Woman given hospital order after drowning daughter in bath – The Guardian

Posted December 18th, 2018 in hospital orders, insanity, murder, news by sally

‘A woman who drowned her four-year-old daughter and burned her body in what she saw as a religious sacrifice has been found not guilty of murder by reason of insanity and will be detained in hospital.’

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The Guardian, 17th December 2018

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Viktorija Sokolova murder: Teenage killer convicted after fingerprint was lifted from video in ‘legal first’ – Daily Telegraph

‘Video footage of a fingerprint helped convict a teenage boy of the “inexplicably” violent murder of a 14-year-old in what is believed to be a legal first.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th December 2018

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