UK’s strict gun laws strengthened with new medical arrangements – Home Office

Posted October 25th, 2021 in codes of practice, firearms, government departments, news, offensive weapons by tracey

‘New statutory guidance will tighten up existing laws on gun ownership and mean that medical information must be provided in order to obtain a licence.’

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Home Office, 20th October 2021

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Man shot by police was unlawfully killed, inquest finds – The Independent

‘A man who was shot dead by police while carrying an axe through the centre of Hull was unlawfully killed, an inquest jury has ruled.’

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The Independent, 16th October 2021

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Knives in court: Rise in blades found at London family courts – BBC News

Posted September 15th, 2021 in family courts, news, offensive weapons, statistics by tracey

‘The number of large blades brought to London family courtrooms has tripled in a year, official records obtained by the BBC show.’

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BBC News, 15th September 2021

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Coroner in Plymouth gunman case requests review of weapons licensing – The Guardian

Posted August 20th, 2021 in coroners, firearms, inquests, licensing, mental health, murder, news, offensive weapons by sally

‘The coroner overseeing the case of the Plymouth gunman, Jake Davison, who killed his mother and four other people, has asked a watchdog to examine whether changes to weapons licensing have been made since a man shot dead three women in the north of England almost 10 years ago.’

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The Guardian, 19th August 2021

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Man jailed after fake Amazon delivery driver gun attack – BBC News

Posted July 30th, 2021 in assault, firearms, imprisonment, news, offensive weapons, sentencing by sally

‘A man who disguised himself as an Amazon delivery driver to attack his victim with a shotgun has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 29th July 2021

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Shane Mayer: Three jailed over fatal Darlaston stabbing – BBC News

Posted July 19th, 2021 in homicide, imprisonment, murder, news, offensive weapons, sentencing by michael

‘Three men have been jailed for killing a man in a fight outside a bar.

Shane Mayer, 21, died in hospital after being stabbed in Darlaston, West Midlands, in July 2019.’

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BBC News, 17th July 2021

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Ban on knives, firearms and offensive weapons comes into force – Home Office

‘A tough ban on a wide range of knives, weapons, and firearms comes into force today as part of government action to tackle violent crime and serious violence.’

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Home office, 14th July 2021

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Knife Crime Prevention Orders begin in London – Home Office

‘Court orders preventing young people from carrying knives and becoming embroiled in serious violence are now being piloted in London, Home Secretary Priti Patel has announced.’

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Home Office, 7th July 2021

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Security guard found guilty of Brighton cat killings – The Guardian

Posted July 1st, 2021 in animal cruelty, criminal damage, news, offensive weapons by sally

‘A shopping centre security guard has been found guilty of carrying out a series of cat killings in Brighton, closing a case that had puzzled police for months.’

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The Guardian, 30th June 2021

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Man jailed for throwing bleach at ‘bully’ youths in Plymouth – BBC News

Posted May 11th, 2021 in bullying, hazardous substances, news, offensive weapons, sentencing by sally

‘A man who was being bullied by a group of teenagers has been jailed for throwing a bottle of bleach at them.’

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BBC News, 10th May 2021

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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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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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Liverpool knifeman jailed for ‘terrifying’ train passenger attack – BBC News

‘A knifeman who carried out a “cowardly and terrifying” attack on a visually impaired rail passenger has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 27th 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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Knife killer brought to justice for 1994 Manchester stabbing – BBC News

‘A killer with a long history of mental health issues has been brought to justice for randomly stabbing a “blameless” man to death 26 years ago.’

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BBC News, 5th January 2021

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New surrender scheme starts to keep dangerous weapons off the streets – Home Office

Posted December 11th, 2020 in firearms, government departments, offensive weapons, police, press releases, violence by tracey

‘Measures to keep dangerous weapons off the streets are a step closer today with the opening of a surrender scheme, under prohibitions introduced in the Offensive Weapons Act.’

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Home Office, 10th December 2020

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Judges told they should consider previous racial bias before sentencing – The Guardian

‘Judges and magistrates are to be given explicit reminders for the first time in sentencing guidelines of the disparity in punishments being imposed by the courts on white, Asian and black offenders.’

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The Guardian, 9th December 2020

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Damilola Taylor: What lessons have been learnt 20 years on? – BBC News

Posted November 27th, 2020 in children, gangs, homicide, London, news, offensive weapons, victims, young offenders by tracey

‘Twenty years ago, 10-year-old schoolboy Damilola Taylor was stabbed in the leg and left to die in a south London stairwell. It took six years and three trials for brothers Danny and Ricky Preddie to be convicted of manslaughter. They were aged 12 and 13 at the time of the killing.’

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BBC News, 27th November 2020

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Milton Keynes murder: Chainmail-wearing killer found guilty – BBC News

Posted October 21st, 2020 in drug offences, murder, news, offensive weapons by sally

‘A drug dealer who wore a chainmail vest to protect himself has been found guilty of murdering a rival.’

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BBC News, 20th October 2020

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