Wavertree man jailed for murdering partner next to baby – BBC News

Posted March 23rd, 2022 in domestic violence, families, imprisonment, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who strangled his girlfriend and left her body beside their sleeping baby has been jailed for her murder.’

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BBC News, 22nd March 2022

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Met’s handling of police corruption ‘not fit for purpose’ – The Independent

Posted March 23rd, 2022 in corruption, inquiries, murder, news, ombudsmen, police by sally

‘The Metropolitan Police’s approach to tackling corruption within its ranks is “fundamentally flawed” and is “not fit for purpose”, a watchdog has found.’

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The Independent, 22nd March 2022

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Joanne Tulip: Justice Secretary blocks killer’s move to open prison – BBC News

Posted March 21st, 2022 in imprisonment, Ministry of Justice, murder, news, parole, prisons by sally

‘A bid to move the killer of Joanne Tulip to an open prison has been blocked by Dominic Raab.’

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BBC News, 19th March 2022

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David Maggs: Man, 71, who killed wife of 28 years in bed as he’d ‘just had enough’ is jailed – The Independent

Posted March 18th, 2022 in domestic violence, married persons, murder, news by tracey

‘A man who stabbed his wife more than 15 times as she lay in bed has been jailed for life, with a minimum term of twenty years, for her murder.’

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The Independent, 17th March 2022

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Sophie Lancaster killer to be freed from jail – The Independent

Posted March 17th, 2022 in murder, news, parole, release on licence by tracey

‘Ryan Herbert is to be released 15 years after he attacked Miss Lancaster and her boyfriend because they were dressed as Goths.’

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The Independent, 16th March 2022

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Mother of murdered toddler Star Hobson has sentence increased – The Guardian

‘The mother of Star Hobson has had her prison sentence for her role in the toddler’s death increased by four years.’

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The Guardian, 15th March 2022

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Two convicted in first murder plot case involving EncroChat messaging system – The Guardian

Posted March 15th, 2022 in computer programs, conspiracy, murder, news, telecommunications by tracey

‘Two men who planned a revenge shooting have been convicted at the Old Bailey in the first murder plot case involving the use of the encrypted messaging system EncroChat.’

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The Guardian, 14th March 2022

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Police acted unlawfully over Everard vigil, court rules – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The Metropolitan Police unlawfully failed to consider whether the right to protest provided a “reasonable excuse” under coronavirus restrictions to organise a vigil for murder victim Sarah Everard, the High Court ruled today.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 11th March 2022

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Bid by Kazakh mining company to sue journalist is dismissed by judge – The Guardian

Posted March 3rd, 2022 in defamation, fraud, media, murder, news, witnesses by sally

‘An attempt by a Kazakh mining giant to sue a British journalist for allegedly claiming it ordered the murders of three men has been thrown out by a judge.’

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The Guardian, 2nd March 2022

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Usman Patel death: Murderer who stabbed man 21 times jailed – BBC News

Posted March 1st, 2022 in murder, news, offensive weapons, sentencing by sally

‘A 19-year-old man who stabbed a father 21 times has been convicted of murder and jailed for life.’

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BBC News, 28th February 2022

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Family of shot activist Sasha Johnson vow to get justice after case collapses – The Guardian

Posted March 1st, 2022 in conspiracy, murder, news, prosecutions, witnesses by sally

‘The family of Sasha Johnson have vowed to get justice after the case against four men accused over the shooting that left her seriously injured collapsed last week.’

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The Guardian, 28th February 2022

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Koci Selamaj pleads guilty to murder of Sabina Nessa – The Guardian

Posted February 28th, 2022 in domestic violence, guilty pleas, murder, news, sexual offences, women by sally

‘A garage worker from Eastbourne has pleaded guilty to the “sadistic” murder of the schoolteacher Sabina Nessa in London last September.’

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The Guardian, 25th February 2022

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Clive Porter: Killer on the run convicted of canal murder – BBC News

Posted February 25th, 2022 in imprisonment, murder, news, police, recidivists, sentencing by sally

‘A convicted killer who was on the run for 16 years has been found guilty of the murder of a former police officer on a canal towpath.’

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BBC News, 24th February 2022

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Sasha Johnson shooting: case against four men collapses – The Guardian

Posted February 23rd, 2022 in attempted murder, Crown Prosecution Service, firearms, murder, news, prosecutions by sally

‘The case against four men charged over the shooting of the Black Lives Matter activist Sasha Johnson has collapsed, after the prosecution announced it would not be offering any evidence against them.’

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The Guardian, 22nd February 2022

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Jimmy Prout murder: Brother welcomes review news – BBC News

‘A review into the brutal death of a vulnerable man who was tortured and murdered six years ago is due to be finished within weeks, a council said.’

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BBC News, 14th February 2022

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Raising a criminal case in the civil courts – St John’s Chambers

‘Allegations of criminal behaviour are normally tried in the criminal courts. But where a crime is either not prosecuted, or cannot be proved beyond reasonable doubt, the question may end up being tried in a civil court, even where the allegation is as serious as it could be, such as murder. This may cause difficulties where the evidence relied upon has been obtained by a third party, such as a police force whether in England or abroad, and the claimant is not in a position to give a detailed account of the allegation until that evidence is available.’

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St John's Chambers, 1st February 2022

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Keith Bettison: Bus driver, 73, who choked wife, 48, to death on Halloween jailed for 14 years – The Independent

Posted February 8th, 2022 in domestic violence, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A former bus driver who choked his wife to death in 2020 after mocking her in a “Punch and Judy” voice has been jailed for at least 14 years.’

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The Independent, 7th February 2022

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Levi Bellfield admits to murdering Lin and Megan Russell, say lawyers – The Guardian

Posted February 7th, 2022 in Criminal Cases Review Commission, DNA, miscarriage of justice, murder, news by tracey

‘The serial killer Levi Bellfield has reportedly penned a letter confessing to the murders of mother and daughter Lin and Megan Russell in 1996.’

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The Guardian, 6th February 2022

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Three found guilty of murdering Cardiff doctor in homophobic attack – The Guardian

‘A 17-year-old girl and two men have been found guilty of the sadistic homophobic murder of a consultant psychiatrist in a city centre park.’

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The Guardian, 3rd February 2022

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Man who battered vulnerable stranger to death in Romford jailed for life – The Guardian

Posted February 4th, 2022 in imprisonment, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A predator who battered and strangled a vulnerable woman to death after their paths crossed on a bus has been jailed for life.’

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The Guardian, 3rd February 2022

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