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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Hakim Sillah murder: Knife awareness course stab killer jailed – BBC News

Posted October 13th, 2020 in murder, news, offensive weapons, sentencing, young offenders by sally

‘A young offender who stabbed an 18-year-old to death in an act of “cruel irony” at a knife awareness course has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 13th October 2020

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Lawyers claim knife attack at law firm was inspired by Priti Patel’s rhetoric – The Guardian

‘Britain’s top lawyers have written to Priti Patel to express their concern after a knifeman threatened to kill an immigration solicitor last month in an attack colleagues say was directly motivated by comments made by the home secretary.’

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The Guardian, 10th October 2020

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Tashan Daniel’s Tube station killers lodge appeals – BBC News

Posted September 18th, 2020 in appeals, homicide, murder, news, offensive weapons, sentencing by tracey

‘A killer jailed for fatally stabbing an Arsenal fan on a London Underground platform is to appeal against his murder conviction, the BBC has learned.’

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BBC News, 18th September 2020

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Streatham Hill knifeman jailed for mother’s attempted murder – BBC News

Posted September 17th, 2020 in attempted murder, news, offensive weapons, sentencing by michael

‘Josephine Conlon, 36, was attacked by Mark Brazant in London on 30 December just days after his release from jail.’

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BBC News, 16th September 2020

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Crossbows: What are the UK’s laws on weapons after man shot in London? – The Independent

‘The shooting of a man with a crossbow in London has sparked fresh questions over the lack of restrictions on such weapons in the UK.’

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The Independent, 15th September 2020

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New stop and search powers for convicted knife criminals – Home Office

‘Serious Violence Reduction Orders (SVROs) are designed to ensure repeat offenders are more likely to be caught and put in prison.’

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Home Office, 14th September 2010

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Stop and search: Ministers launch consultation on extending powers for known knife offenders – The Independent

‘Ministers have launched a consultation to give police greater powers to stop and search individuals with prior knife convictions.’

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The Independent, 14th September 2020

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Tashan Daniel: Man jailed for London Underground murder – BBC News

‘A man has been jailed for murdering an athlete on a London Underground platform in a “chance encounter” fight.’

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BBC News, 20th August 2020

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Tashan Daniel: Man guilty of London Underground murder – BBC News

Posted August 7th, 2020 in early release, homicide, murder, news, offensive weapons, prisons, recidivists by sally

‘A man has been convicted of murdering an aspiring Olympian who was stabbed to death on a London Underground platform.’

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BBC News, 6th August 2020

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Hakim Sillah death: Man guilty of knife awareness course murder – BBC News

Posted August 4th, 2020 in murder, news, offensive weapons, young offenders by sally

‘A young offender who stabbed a man to death at a knife awareness course in west London has been found guilty of his murder.’

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BBC News, 3rd August 2020

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Knife crime in England and Wales at record high, figures show – BBC News

Posted July 20th, 2020 in criminal justice, homicide, murder, news, offensive weapons, statistics, violence by sally

‘The number of knife crimes In England and Wales has risen to a new record high, says the Office for National Statistics.’

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BBC News, 17th July 2020

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Detention of a minor for his own protection – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted July 15th, 2020 in detention, gangs, news, offensive weapons, police, violent disorder, young offenders by tracey

‘The High Court recently dismissed a claim of incompatibility with Article 5 ECHR arising from a detention of a minor for his own protection in the case of Archer v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis [2020] EWHC 1567 (QB).’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 14th July 2020

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Judge questions coronavirus case against ‘homeless’ London man – The Guardian

‘A judge has questioned the Crown Prosecution Service’s decision to charge a man who said he was homeless with allegedly breaching coronavirus regulations by leaving “the place where he was living”.’

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The Guardian, 12th May 2020

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Knife offences hit record high in 2019 in England and Wales – The Guardian

Posted April 24th, 2020 in news, offensive weapons, police, statistics, violence by sally

‘The number of offences involving knives recorded by police in England and Wales in 2019 was the highest on record, official statistics show, with big cities driving up the numbers.’

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The Guardian, 23rd April 2020

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Yusuf Mohamed death: Pair sentenced for Shepherd’s Bush stabbing – BBC News

Posted March 6th, 2020 in homicide, imprisonment, murder, news, offensive weapons, sentencing by tracey

‘Two teenagers who “fist-bumped” each other after the apparently motiveless killing of a man have been sentenced.’

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BBC News, 5th March 2020

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