Government introduces new Offensive Weapons Bill to tackle serious violence – Home Office

Posted June 21st, 2018 in bills, crime, internet, offensive weapons, press releases, young persons by tracey

‘The Home Secretary has today (Wednesday 20 June) introduced new legislation to ban the delivery of knives and corrosives bought online to residential addresses.’

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Home Office, 20th June 2018

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

Members of all-female terror cell jailed over London knife plot – The Guardian

Posted June 18th, 2018 in conspiracy, guilty pleas, news, offensive weapons, sentencing, terrorism, women by sally

‘Members of Britain’s first all-female terror cell, including a mother and daughter, have been jailed for planning a knife attack on members of the public outside the Palace of Westminster in London.’

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The Guardian, 15th June 2018

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London drill rap group banned from making music due to threat of violence – The Guardian

‘A drill rap group in London has been issued with a court order that bans them from making music without police permission.’

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The Guardian, 15th June 2018

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Kyle Yule: Five teenagers jailed for knife attack murder – BBC News

Posted June 15th, 2018 in murder, news, offensive weapons, sentencing, young offenders by tracey

‘Five teenagers who murdered a 17-year-old found dying in a friend’s front garden have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 14th June 2018

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Halifax man jailed for plotting revenge on authorities – BBC News

Posted June 13th, 2018 in explosives, firearms, news, offensive weapons, sentencing, stalking by sally

‘A man “obsessed with revenge” against the legal system after losing a court case has been jailed for 15 years.’

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BBC News, 13th June 2018

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Ladbroke Grove drill rap machete gang sentenced – BBC News

‘Five gang members who made “drill” music videos glorifying violence have been sentenced after being caught with machetes and baseball bats.’

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BBC News, 11th June 2018

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Ethan Stables sentenced over gay pride attack plot – BBC News

‘A white supremacist who planned to carry out an attack at a pub’s gay pride night has been sentenced to an indefinite hospital order.’

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BBC News, 30th May 2018

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Reading Snapchat row stabbing: Girl, 15, jailed – BBC News

Posted May 10th, 2018 in news, offensive weapons, sentencing, young offenders by sally

‘A 15-year-old who stabbed two other girls during a fight publicised on Snapchat has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 9th May 2018

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Son of Chinese government official jailed for beating girlfriend despite her pleas for a lenient sentence – Daily Telegraph

‘The son of a Chinese government official has been jailed for beating his girlfriend “from head to toe” after a judge rejected the victim’s appeal for leniency.’

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Daily Telegraph, 30th April 2018

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Home Secretary to launch Serious Violence Strategy – Home Office

‘Home Secretary Amber Rudd today sets out a multi-million pound commitment to steering young people away from crime and tackling violent drug-dealing gangs.’

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Home Office, 9th April 2018

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

Home Office announces plans for Offensive Weapons Bill to tackle serious violence – Home Office

Posted April 9th, 2018 in bills, offensive weapons, press releases by tracey

‘A ban on the sale of the most dangerous corrosive products to under-18s and tough restrictions on online sales of knives were announced today (Sunday 8 April) by the Home Office.’

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Home Office, 8th April 2018

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

Stop and search: How successful is the police tactic? – BBC News

Posted April 5th, 2018 in firearms, news, offensive weapons, police, statistics, stop and search by sally

‘The claim: Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott told Radio 4’s Today programme there was no evidence the old “indiscriminate” stop and search regime was an effective tool when it came to tackling gun and knife crime.’

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BBC News, 4th April 2018

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Stop and search harms fight against knife crime, Met officer says – The Guardian

Posted March 14th, 2018 in drug offences, London, news, offensive weapons, police, stop and search by sally

‘Stop and search for suspected minor drug crimes such as cannabis possession is hampering the Metropolitan police’s ability to tackle London’s knife crime epidemic by souring relationships with the public, the chair of the Metropolitan Black Police Association has said.’

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The Guardian, 13th March 2018

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UK knife crime offenders getting longer jail sentences – The Guardian

Posted March 9th, 2018 in news, offensive weapons, sentencing, statistics by tracey

‘The Ministry of Justice figures, which come amid concern about a surge in knife violence, particularly in London, show that the average custodial sentence handed down has risen by 2.2 months over the past decade to 7.5 months in 2017, with conviction for a knife or weapon offence now more likely to result in some form of custodial sentence.’

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The Guardian, 8th March 2018

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Man jailed after taking staff hostage at bowling alley – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A man who held two members of staff at bowling alley hostage at gun point has been jailed for 12 years today.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 2nd March 2018

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Sentencing Council launches new definitive guideline on bladed articles and offensive weapons offences – Sentencing Council

Posted March 2nd, 2018 in offensive weapons, press releases, sentencing by tracey

‘The Sentencing Council has published a new guideline for the sentencing of offenders convicted of the possession of a bladed article or offensive weapon, such as acid, in public, and of using one to threaten someone.’

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Sentencing Council, 1st March 2018

Source: http://sentencingcouncil.judiciary.gov.uk

Longer jail terms likely for knife and acid possession – The Guardian

Posted March 1st, 2018 in hazardous substances, news, offensive weapons, sentencing, weapons by sally

‘Adults convicted of possessing a knife or acid for use as an offensive weapon in public are likely to face longer prison terms when new sentencing guidelines for judges in England and Wales are introduced.’

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The Guardian, 1st March 2018

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Acid listed as ‘highly dangerous weapon’ in new sentencing guidance – BBC News

Posted March 1st, 2018 in hazardous substances, news, offensive weapons, sentencing, weapons by sally

‘People caught with acid or other corrosive substances in public could face up to six months in jail under new guidelines for England and Wales.’

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BBC News, 1st March 2018

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Teen jailed for attack on mother and toddler – Attorney General’s Office

‘Joshua Ingram has been sent to a young offenders’ institute after Solicitor General Robert Buckland QC MP referred his sentence as unduly lenient.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 17th January 2018

Source: www.gov.uk/ago

Birmingham couple who plotted terrorist knife attack are jailed – The Guardian

Posted December 14th, 2017 in news, offensive weapons, sentencing, terrorism by sally

‘A married couple from Birmingham who practised carrying out Islamic State-inspired knife attacks on a dummy in their home have been jailed for preparing acts of terrorism.’

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The Guardian, 13th December 2017

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