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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Hammer-wielding trans woman escapes prison after judge hears there was no way to confirm her gender – Daily Telegraph

‘A trans woman who threatened shop staff with a claw hammer escaped prison after a court heard there was no way to confirm her gender.

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Daily Telegraph, 27th February 2020

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Man guilty of murdering Widnes pub landlord over ban – BBC News

Posted February 21st, 2020 in licensed premises, murder, news, offensive weapons by sally

‘A man has been found guilty of murdering a landlord who barred him from his pub for “bragging about carrying a knife”.’

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BBC News, 20th February 2020

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Drill rapper Unknown T cleared of murder of student – The Guardian

Posted February 19th, 2020 in homicide, murder, news, offensive weapons, violent disorder by sally

‘Unknown T, until recently one of the brightest prospects in the UK drill scene, has been cleared of murdering a university student at New Year’s Eve party in London.’

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The Guardian, 18th February 2020

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‘Boy B’ in Yousef Makki case identity revealed – BBC News

‘A teenager cleared of lying to police over the fatal stabbing of a schoolboy can be named after losing a High Court bid to protect his anonymity.’

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BBC News, 11th February 2020

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Yousef Makki: Boy B loses bid to keep identity secret – BBC News

‘A teenager cleared of lying to police over the fatal stabbing of 17-year-old Yousef Makki has lost a High Court bid to protect his identity.’

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BBC News, 28th January 2020

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Kamali Gabbidon-Lynck: Fight breaks out in court as killers jailed – BBC News

Posted January 28th, 2020 in attempted murder, gangs, murder, news, offensive weapons, public order, sentencing by tracey

‘Violence broke out at the Old Bailey as five gang members were jailed for murdering a man in a knife attack.’

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BBC News, 27th January 2020

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Van driver who launched ‘frenzied’ machete attack on police officer cleared of attempted murder – The Independent

‘A van driver who launched a “frenzied attack” on a police officer with a machete has been cleared of attempted murder after claiming he acted in self-defence.’

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The Independent, 23rd January 2020

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Crime: Number of suspects charged by police hits new low – BBC News

‘Only about one in 14 crimes reported to police lead to a suspect being charged, official statistics have shown.’

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BBC News, 23rd January 2020

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Gunman jailed after shooting at police in Gloucester – BBC News

Posted January 21st, 2020 in firearms, news, offensive weapons, sentencing by sally

‘A man with an “Aladdin’s cave of weapons” in his home shot at police through his letterbox and threatened to “blow their brains out”, a court heard.’

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BBC News, 20th January

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Knife or offensive weapon offences at 10-year high in England and Wales – The Guardian

Posted January 16th, 2020 in news, offensive weapons, sentencing, statistics by sally

‘The number of knife or offensive weapon offences receiving cautions or convictions in England and Wales has hit a 10-year-high.’

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The Guardian, 16th January 2020

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Half of London’s knife killers had previous convictions for possessing blades, new stats show – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 14th, 2020 in homicide, London, news, offensive weapons, recidivists, statistics by sally

‘Half of London’s knife killers had previous convictions for possessing blades, new figures have shown as the capital’s “half-hearted” approach has been blamed.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th January 2020

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Half of those charged with knife murders had committed similar offences – The Guardian

Posted January 13th, 2020 in London, murder, news, offensive weapons, police, recidivists, statistics by tracey

‘Almost half of people charged with knife killings in London over the past three years had previously committed an offence involving a blade, Metropolitan police figures suggest.’

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The Guardian, 13th January 2020

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Jogee: no winners in this case – Counsel

‘An insight into what it’s like being a young defendant in a gang-related murder trial. Did Jogee change the ‘odds’? Is the doctrine still a stark reality?’

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Counsel, January 2020

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Homicides fall for first time in five years across UK despite London rise – BBC News

‘The number of people killed across the UK fell in 2019 for the first time in five years, BBC research suggests.’

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BBC News, 8th January 2020

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‘Modern slave’, 19, convicted of murder of Jaden Moodie, 14 – The Guardian

Posted December 12th, 2019 in drug trafficking, gangs, murder, news, offensive weapons by tracey

‘A teenager who had been classed as a “modern slave” has been convicted of murdering a child as part of a drugs feud.’

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The Guardian, 11th December 2019

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Man pleads guilty to New Year’s Eve knife attack in Manchester – The Guardian

‘A man who stabbed three people at Manchester’s Victoria train station on New Year’s Eve has admitted to attempted murder.’

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The Guardian, 26th November 2019

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Man mutilates horse by stabbing it 20 times but is only charged with ‘criminal damage’ – The Independent

Posted November 19th, 2019 in animal cruelty, criminal damage, horses, news, offensive weapons, sentencing by sally

‘A teenager who mutilated a prize-winning horse by stabbing it 20 times has only been jailed for two months because the attack was classed as “criminal damage”.’

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The Independent, 19th November 2019

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