Lakeside: Man guilty of murder at shopping centre food hall – BBC News

Posted May 23rd, 2023 in assisting offenders, homicide, murder, news, offensive weapons by sally

‘A 23-year-old man has been convicted of murder after stabbing a father-of-three at a busy shopping centre.’

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BBC News, 22nd May 2023

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MOD will not change ceremonial dagger gifting rule after murders – BBC News

‘The Ministry of Defence will not change its rules allowing those leaving the military to be gifted knives. It comes after veteran Collin Reeves murdered his neighbours Stephen and Jennifer Chapple using a dagger.’

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BBC News, 11th May 2023

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Father and son jailed for murder of thief who tried to open car doors – The Independent

Posted April 25th, 2023 in murder, news, offensive weapons, sentencing, theft by sally

‘A father and son who murdered a thief who had been trying car doors around their housing estate have been handed life sentences.’

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The Independent, 24th April 2023

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PC Sharon Beshenivsky murder accused may not stand trial until 2024 – BBC News

Posted April 18th, 2023 in firearms, murder, news, offensive weapons, police, robbery, trials by sally

‘A man accused of murdering PC Sharon Beshenivsky 18 years ago may not stand trial until 2024.’

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BBC News, 17th April 2023

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Plans to ban more machetes and zombie knives used by criminals in legal loophole – The Independent

Posted April 18th, 2023 in consultations, gangs, news, offensive weapons, police, sentencing by sally

‘More machetes and zombie knives could be banned in England and Wales with criminals who buy or sell them facing up to two years in jail under Government plans.’

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The Independent, 18th April 2023

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Stop giving daggers to retiring soldiers, says coroner after Somerset murders – The Guardian

Posted March 9th, 2023 in armed forces, coroners, murder, news, offensive weapons, retirement by sally

‘A senior coroner has called on the British military to stop handing out ceremonial daggers to retiring service personnel after hearing how a couple were stabbed to death by a former soldier using one.’

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The Guardian, 8th March 2023

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Underage sale of knives: sentencing guidelines published – Sentencing Council

Posted February 21st, 2023 in children, news, offensive weapons, prosecutions, sale of goods, sentencing by tracey

‘New sentencing guidelines for sentencing retailers including large organisations and individual shop owners convicted of selling knives to children in England and Wales were published today by the Sentencing Council following consultation.’

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Sentencing Council, 15th February 2023

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Swansea: Family feud brawlers sentenced after cemetery fight Published 14 hours ago – BBC News

‘Seven men involved in a cemetery brawl that left two people seriously injured have been sentenced for their roles in a family feud during two funerals.’

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BBC News, 20th February 2023

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Bromley: Man jailed for killing father, 52, in knife attack – BBC News

Posted January 26th, 2023 in guilty pleas, homicide, news, offensive weapons, sentencing by sally

‘A man has been jailed for 10 years for killing his father in a frenzied knife attack in Bromley, south-east London.’

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BBC News, 25th January 2023

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Man found guilty of murder of Dorset 21-year-old over e-scooter – The Guardian

Posted January 24th, 2023 in murder, news, offensive weapons by sally

‘A man from Afghanistan previously convicted of murder in Serbia has been found guilty of killing a young man in Dorset in a row over an e-scooter.’

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The Guardian, 23rd January 2023

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Four London gang members jailed over armed heists targeting cash vans – The Guardian

‘Four members of an organised crime gang that stole £400,000 in a series of armed robberies targeting cash vans have been jailed.’

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The Guardian, 14th November 2022

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Leicester disorder: Men jailed for part in city unrest – BBC News

‘A judge has jailed two men for their parts in recent unrest in East Leicester telling them the city will not tolerate disorder.’

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BBC News, 18th October 2022

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Judge names youths as he jails them for life for murder of ‘vulnerable’ musician – The Independent

Posted September 28th, 2022 in anonymity, imprisonment, murder, news, offensive weapons, sentencing, young offenders by michael

‘Mr Justice Sweeney lifted reporting restrictions at Winchester Crown Court to allow the naming of Jack Hindley and Samuel Jones, who were found guilty of the murder of 35-year-old Edward Reeve.’

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The Independent, 28th September 2022

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Leicester disorder: Second man sentenced cites social media influence – BBC News

‘A man sentenced for carrying a knife at a protest in Leicester at the weekend said he was influenced by social media.’

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BBC News, 20th September 2022

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Teenager jailed for 13 years over fatal knife attack on schoolboy – The Independent

Posted September 13th, 2022 in homicide, news, offensive weapons, sentencing, young offenders by tracey

‘A teenager has been jailed for 13 years over the fatal stabbing of a 15-year-old boy who tried to fend him off with a traffic cone on his way to school, the Metropolitan Police has said.’

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The Independent, 13th September 2022

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Ricky Morgan: Tube machete attacker jailed for attempted murder – BBC News

Posted September 13th, 2022 in attempted murder, news, offensive weapons, sentencing, transport by tracey

‘A man who attacked a stranger with a machete on a London Tube train has been jailed for a minimum of 16 years.’

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BBC News, 12th September 2022

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Knife crime: Ex-police chief says higher sentences alone will not work – BBC News

Posted August 23rd, 2022 in assault, murder, news, offensive weapons, sentencing by sally

‘Ex-chief constable Sir Peter Fahy told Sky News the “main issue” was a court backlog caused by Covid-19, and this had led to a higher reoffending risk.’

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BBC News, 23rd August 2022

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Almost half of repeat knife carriers not jailed despite government pledge – The Independent

‘Offenders caught repeatedly carrying knives are not being jailed in almost half of cases, despite the government’s attempt at a “two-strike” rule for prison sentences.’

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The Independent, 18th August 2022

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Inmate sentenced for throwing boiling water in the face of prison guard – Crown Prosecution Service

‘An inmate who threw boiling water into the faces of a prison guard and a vulnerable fellow prisoner at HMP Wandsworth has today been sentenced to eight years’ imprisonment.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 4th August 2022

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Man charged under Treason Act after crossbow incident at Windsor Castle – The Guardian

Posted August 3rd, 2022 in firearms, mental health, news, offensive weapons, royal family, treason by tracey

‘A 20-year-old man has been charged with a treason offence and making threats to kill the Queen, after he was arrested at Windsor Castle with a crossbow on Christmas Day last year.’

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The Guardian, 2nd August 2022

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