Moped robbery gang jailed after 100-victim crime spree – BBC News

Posted October 12th, 2017 in conspiracy, gangs, motorcycles, news, offensive weapons, robbery, sentencing by sally

‘A moped gang that robbed more than 100 people, including an attempted robbery on former chancellor George Osborne, has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 11th October 2017

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Aaron Barley jailed for life for Stourbridge stabbings – BBC News

Posted October 5th, 2017 in murder, news, offensive weapons, sentencing by tracey

‘A homeless man who “destroyed a family” by stabbing to death a mother and son who had helped him has been jailed for life with a minimum of 30 years.’

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BBC News, 4th October 2017

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Man found with guns and knives at Dover jailed for five years – The Guardian

Posted September 28th, 2017 in firearms, news, offensive weapons, sentencing by sally

‘A man has been sentenced to five years in prison after a cache of weapons, including pistols, a bow and arrow, machete and knuckle-duster, was found hidden in his van.’

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The Guardian, 27th September 2017

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Teenagers convicted of homophobic hate crime – Crown Prosecution Service

‘Three teenagers who pleaded guilty to attacking two passengers on a train because of their sexuality have today been jailed. The three male youths, two aged 16 and one aged 17, were each sentenced to six months in prison at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court on 14 September, after admitting violent disorder and, in one case, possession of an offensive weapon.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 14th September 2017

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Boy, 15, jailed for ‘pure evil’ murder of Quamari Serunkuma-Barnes – The Guardian

Posted September 7th, 2017 in news, offensive weapons, sentencing, young offenders by tracey

‘Parents call for “adult sentences” for teenage killers to deter use of knives after boy is imprisoned for at least 14 years.’

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The Guardian, 6th September 2017

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Met Police used ‘necessary’ force on man Tasered 11 times – BBC News

Posted August 31st, 2017 in firearms, London, news, offensive weapons, police by tracey

‘Officers who Tasered a man armed with two knives 11 times, hit him with a car and shot him used reasonable force, the police watchdog has found.’

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BBC News, 30th August 2017

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Schizophrenic ‘Muslim killer’ not guilty by reason of insanity – BBC News

‘A man with schizophrenia who repeatedly stabbed a train passenger after yelling “I want to kill all the Muslims” has been found not guilty of attempted murder by reason of insanity.

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BBC News, 22nd August 2017

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Armed robber dressed as witch jailed for Newport Co-op raid – BBC News

Posted August 23rd, 2017 in dangerous driving, imprisonment, news, offensive weapons, robbery, sentencing by sally

‘A man has been jailed for life following an armed robbery on a supermarket while dressed as a witch.’

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BBC News, 22nd August 2017

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Man jailed for carrying plastic bottle containing highly corrosive liquid – The Guardian

Posted August 18th, 2017 in hazardous substances, news, offensive weapons, sentencing by sally

‘A man found carrying a plastic drinks bottle containing a highly corrosive liquid has been jailed for a year.’

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The Guardian, 17th August 2017

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Amber Rudd backs Met police chief on use of stop and search – The Guardian

Posted August 10th, 2017 in news, offensive weapons, police, race discrimination, stop and search by tracey

‘The home secretary, Amber Rudd, has backed the Metropolitan police commissioner over the use of stop and search in tackling rising knife crime in a move that marks a change in tone since Theresa May was in the Home Office.’

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The Guardian, 9th August 2017

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Two boys jailed for life for murdering teenager with ‘Rambo-style knife’ – The Guardian

Posted July 25th, 2017 in gangs, London, murder, news, offensive weapons, sentencing, wounding, young offenders by sally

‘Two 15-year-old gang members who murdered an innocent teenager with a “Rambo-style knife” have been given life sentences.’

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The Guardian, 24th July 2017

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Home Secretary takes further action to tackle knife crime – Home Office

‘The Home Secretary has today (18 July) announced plans to consult on new offences to toughen up knife crime laws.’

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Home Office, 18th July 2017

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Home deliveries to be banned for online knife sales – BBC News

Posted July 18th, 2017 in consultations, internet, news, offensive weapons, sale of goods, young persons by tracey

‘Online shoppers buying knives could be forced to collect them in person in England and Wales, if plans to stop children purchasing blades go ahead.’

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BBC News, 19th July 2017

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Stop and search is not used fairly, most young BAME people believe – The Guardian

‘Three-quarters of young black and minority ethnic (BAME) people believe they and their communities are being targeted unfairly by stop and search despite a steep decline in the use of the controversial tactic, according to new research.’

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The Guardian, 29th June 2017

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Police dog Finn stabbing: Boy, 16, found guilty – BBC News

Posted May 12th, 2017 in assault, criminal damage, dogs, news, offensive weapons, police, young offenders by sally

‘A teenage boy has been found guilty of stabbing a police dog and wounding his handler during a chase’

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BBC News, 11th May 2017

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Teen jailed for carrying zombie knife – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A teenager convicted of wielding a “zombie-killer” knife has been imprisoned.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 5th April 2017

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‘Handbags in the cul-de-sac’: Judge accuses neighbours of ‘acting like immature teenagers’ in boundary row – Daily Telegraph

‘A judge accused warring neighbours of having “handbags in the cul-de-sac” after an 81-year-old man attacked a man living next door with a rounders bat.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th March 2017

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Knife crime offences ‘highest since 2011’ – BBC News

Posted March 10th, 2017 in news, offensive weapons, statistics by sally

‘The number of people caught carrying knives in England and Wales has risen to its highest level in six years, official figures show.’

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BBC News, 9th March 2017

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Jealous killer, 21, jailed for life over Matalan murders of ex-girlfriend and new partner – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 28th, 2017 in murder, news, offensive weapons, sentencing by tracey

‘A killer who stabbed his ex-girlfriend and her new partner to death outside the shop where they worked has been jailed for at least 23 years.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th February 2017

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Soldier jailed for love rival ambush and attack – BBC News

Posted February 10th, 2017 in attempts, kidnapping, murder, news, offensive weapons, sentencing by tracey

‘A soldier who abducted and stabbed his love rival has been jailed for a minimum of 16 years.’

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BBC News, 9th February 2017

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