‘Violence risk’ after military tours – BBC News

“Younger members of the armed forces returning from duty are more likely to
commit violent offences than the rest of the population, a study suggests.”

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BBC News, 15th March 2013

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Met appeal over autism damages ruling – BBC News

“The father of an autistic boy restrained by Metropolitan Police officers after he jumped into a swimming pool has attacked the force for challenging a ruling against them.”

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BBC News, 22nd January 2013

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Back in the spotlight: the detention of mentally ill asylum seekers – UK Human Rights Blog

“The High Court has ruled that the failure to consider the continued detention of a mentally ill failed asylum seeker in accordance with immigration policy rendered his detention unlawful in part.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 9th October 2012

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Afghan who helped torch car in London riots spared jail due to traumatic childhood – Daily Telegraph

“An Afghan refugee who helped set a police car ablaze in the London riots has been let off because of the violence he saw in his home country.”

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Daily Telegraph, 11th September 2012

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Ex-soldier Aaron Wilkinson jailed for landlady killing – BBC News

“A former soldier who was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder when he shot and killed his landlady has been jailed indefinitely.”

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BBC News, 6th July 2012

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Former soldier Aaron Wilkinson cleared of murder – BBC News

“A former soldier who was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder when he shot and killed his landlady has been cleared of her murder.”

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BBC News, 3rd April 2012

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Shrien Dewani extradition halted on mental health grounds – Daily Telegraph

“Two judges in London ruled that it would be ‘unjust and oppressive’ to order the removal of Dewani, who is accused of arranging the contract killing of wife Anni in Cape Town in November 2010 during their honeymoon.”

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Daily Telegraph, 30th March 2012

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Woman fails to quash conviction for falsely retracting rape claim – The Guardian

“The court of appeal has refused to quash a criminal conviction against a mother of four young children who was jailed for falsely retracting an accusation of rape against her allegedly violent and abusive husband.”

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The Guardian, 13th March 2012

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Inmate Kevan Thakrar cleared over prison guards attack – BBC News

“A man serving life for three murders has been cleared over a prison attack in which he stabbed three guards.”

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BBC News, 9th November 2011

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Are courts demanding too much from jurors? – The Guardian

“Psychologist calls for screening of jurors after two in three admit to feeling stressed and confused over judge’s directions.”

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The Guardian, 7th November 2011

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Shrien Dewani extradition signed for possible South Africa murder trial – The Guardian

Posted September 29th, 2011 in extradition, murder, news, post-traumatic stress disorder by sally

“The prospect of the British man Shrien Dewani being flown to South Africa to face trial over the murder of his wife, Anni, moved a step closer when the home secretary signed an order for his extradition.”

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The Guardian, 28th September 2011

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Crash death dad Terry Jones awarded civil court damages – BBC News

Posted September 8th, 2011 in careless driving, damages, families, news, post-traumatic stress disorder by sally

“A father whose daughter died in a road accident in Powys with three other teenagers has won his civil court action against the driver.”

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BBC News, 7th September 2011

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Trafficked girl’s carer in court fight for access to children’s services – The Guardian

“A girl who spent her childhood imprisoned in a brothel before being trafficked into the UK for sexual exploitation should not be treated as an adult, her lawyer argued on Wednesday.”

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The Guardian, 20th July 2011

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Shrien Dewani ‘unfit to stand trial’, says barrister – The Guardian

“A British man accused of arranging for his wife to be murdered while they were on honeymoon in South Africa would be considered unfit to stand trial if he was facing a British court, his extradition hearing has been told.”

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The Guardian, 18th July 2011

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Thieving postman traumatised by Disneyland rollercoaster accident spared jail – Daily Telegraph

“A postman who claimed he was traumatised into stealing parcels after going on the Disneyland roller coaster Thunder Mountain, was spared jail yesterday.”

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd June 2011

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Inquiry finds link between military veterans and crime – The Guardian

“Military veterans are twice as likely to be convicted for sex offences than other people and more likely to commit violent offences, an inquiry has found.”

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The Guardian, 22nd June 2011

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Payout for prison officer stressed by accounts of sex crimes – The Guardian

Posted February 7th, 2011 in damages, news, post-traumatic stress disorder, prison officers by sally

“Steven Heaven, 44, wins undisclosed six-figure sum after being diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.”

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The Guardian, 4th February 2011

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Barry George in court fight for compensation – BBC News

“Barry George, who was acquitted of the murder of television presenter Jill Dando, takes his battle for compensation to the High Court later.”

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BBC News, 25th August 2010

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Traumatised bomb disposal soldier gets MoD compensation – BBC News

Posted August 24th, 2010 in armed forces, compensation, news, post-traumatic stress disorder by sally

“A former Army bomb disposal expert suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder has reached a six-figure compensation deal with the Ministry of Defence, his lawyers said.”

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BBC News, 23rd August 2010

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MoD settles stressed press officer case – BBC News

“A Ministry of Defence press officer who claimed he suffered from stress-related illnesses after being ‘frugal with the truth’ about troops’ safety in Iraq has settled his case with his employer.”

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BBC News, 4th August 2010

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