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

‘The Court of Appeal has recently upheld the High Court decision that Section 38 of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (“PACE”) is not incompatible with Article 5 of the European Convention on Human Rights (“ECHR”) insofar as it purports to authorise the detention of minors for their own protection, in the case of Archer v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis [2021] EWCA Civ 1662.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 23rd November 2021

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Teenager’s stabbing was not unlawful killing, coroner rules – The Guardian

‘A coroner has ruled she could not be sure of the exact circumstances in which a teenager died after being knifed in the heart by his friend but ruled out unlawful killing.’

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The Guardian, 17th November 2021

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Fourth man jailed after Nottingham victim blinded in stabbing – BBC News

‘A man has been jailed for more than 14 years over a stabbing that left a man blind in one eye and with a collapsed lung.’

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BBC News, 16th November 2021

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Man jailed for 10 years following traffic collision stabbing – The Independent

“A man who stabbed another man trying to get his details after a traffic collision has been jailed for 10 years.”

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The Independent, 5th November 2021

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Firearms Licensing Statutory Guidance 2021: the likely impact on firearms appeals – 5SAH

‘On 20 October 2021 the government published the latest statutory guidance for Chief Officers of Police. It comes into force on 1 November 2021. Given that the consultation was in 2019 it is almost certain that the timing of its publication and much of its content are a direct result of the tragic events in Plymouth on 12 August 2021, where five people were killed and two others injured by a man using a semi-automatic shotgun for which he held a shotgun certificate. This prompted steps to make the process of obtaining and, in particular, retaining a firearms or shotgun certificate more robust.’

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5SAH, 25th October 2021

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Alleged extremist to face trial for law firm terror attack – Legal Futures

‘An alleged far-right extremist accused of attempting to launch a terror attack at a solicitors’ firm will stand trial next March, a judge decided last week.’

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Legal Futures, 2nd November 2021

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Research Briefing: Firearms: licensing and safety – House of Commons Library

‘This Library briefing paper discusses the regulation of firearms in the UK.’

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House of Commons Library, 26th October 2021

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UK’s strict gun laws strengthened with new medical arrangements – Home Office

Posted October 25th, 2021 in codes of practice, firearms, government departments, news, offensive weapons by tracey

‘New statutory guidance will tighten up existing laws on gun ownership and mean that medical information must be provided in order to obtain a licence.’

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Home Office, 20th October 2021

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Man shot by police was unlawfully killed, inquest finds – The Independent

‘A man who was shot dead by police while carrying an axe through the centre of Hull was unlawfully killed, an inquest jury has ruled.’

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The Independent, 16th October 2021

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Knives in court: Rise in blades found at London family courts – BBC News

Posted September 15th, 2021 in family courts, news, offensive weapons, statistics by tracey

‘The number of large blades brought to London family courtrooms has tripled in a year, official records obtained by the BBC show.’

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BBC News, 15th September 2021

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Coroner in Plymouth gunman case requests review of weapons licensing – The Guardian

Posted August 20th, 2021 in coroners, firearms, inquests, licensing, mental health, murder, news, offensive weapons by sally

‘The coroner overseeing the case of the Plymouth gunman, Jake Davison, who killed his mother and four other people, has asked a watchdog to examine whether changes to weapons licensing have been made since a man shot dead three women in the north of England almost 10 years ago.’

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The Guardian, 19th August 2021

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Man jailed after fake Amazon delivery driver gun attack – BBC News

Posted July 30th, 2021 in assault, firearms, imprisonment, news, offensive weapons, sentencing by sally

‘A man who disguised himself as an Amazon delivery driver to attack his victim with a shotgun has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 29th July 2021

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Shane Mayer: Three jailed over fatal Darlaston stabbing – BBC News

Posted July 19th, 2021 in homicide, imprisonment, murder, news, offensive weapons, sentencing by michael

‘Three men have been jailed for killing a man in a fight outside a bar.

Shane Mayer, 21, died in hospital after being stabbed in Darlaston, West Midlands, in July 2019.’

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BBC News, 17th July 2021

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Ban on knives, firearms and offensive weapons comes into force – Home Office

‘A tough ban on a wide range of knives, weapons, and firearms comes into force today as part of government action to tackle violent crime and serious violence.’

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Home office, 14th July 2021

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Knife Crime Prevention Orders begin in London – Home Office

‘Court orders preventing young people from carrying knives and becoming embroiled in serious violence are now being piloted in London, Home Secretary Priti Patel has announced.’

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Home Office, 7th July 2021

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Security guard found guilty of Brighton cat killings – The Guardian

Posted July 1st, 2021 in animal cruelty, criminal damage, news, offensive weapons by sally

‘A shopping centre security guard has been found guilty of carrying out a series of cat killings in Brighton, closing a case that had puzzled police for months.’

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The Guardian, 30th June 2021

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Man jailed for throwing bleach at ‘bully’ youths in Plymouth – BBC News

Posted May 11th, 2021 in bullying, hazardous substances, news, offensive weapons, sentencing by sally

‘A man who was being bullied by a group of teenagers has been jailed for throwing a bottle of bleach at them.’

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BBC News, 10th May 2021

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Brown Clee Hill: Moses Christensen jailed for walker’s murder – BBC News

Posted April 9th, 2021 in imprisonment, murder, news, offensive weapons, sentencing by sally

‘A man who murdered a walker in a random knife attack at a beauty spot has been jailed for at least 28 years.’

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BBC News, 8th April 2021

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Ellie’s Law: Parents of murdered girl win sentencing fight – BBC News

‘A mother who fought to change the law around murder says her daughter would be “very proud”.’

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BBC News, 9th March 2021

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£130.5 million to tackle serious violence, murder and knife crime – Home Office

‘Package includes £30 million for police to surge activity in serious violence hotspots and new money to steer young people away from crime.’

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Home Office, 8th March 2021

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