Mother who poisoned and suffocated her baby is jailed for life – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted February 23rd, 2018 in children, murder, press releases, sentencing by tracey

‘A mother who suffocated and poisoned her eight-week-old baby, causing his death, has been jailed for life with a minimum term of 14 years and nine months today (22 February).’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 22nd February 2018

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Man sentenced for raping teenage girl in Rotherham during early 2000s – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted February 12th, 2018 in child abuse, press releases, rape, sentencing by tracey

‘A man who raped a teenager on two occasions in the early 2000s has been convicted today (9 February) in one of a series of trials connected to allegations of child sexual abuse in Rotherham. He was sentenced to nine years in prison.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 9th February 2018

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Nursery worker jailed for sexually assaulting pupil – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A nursery worker has been jailed for 12 and half years after he was found guilty of sexually assaulting a young child in his care.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 8th February 2018

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Daughter and grandson sentenced for murdering Betty Guy – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted February 9th, 2018 in murder, press releases, sentencing by tracey

‘The daughter and grandson of 84-year-old Betty Guy, who died at her home in Swansea, were found guilty of her murder on 6 February. Both were sentenced to life imprisonment today (8 February) and ordered to serve a minimum of 11 years.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 8th February 2018

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Government asks Law Commission to look at trolling laws – Law Commission

Posted February 7th, 2018 in harassment, internet, Law Commission, press releases by tracey

‘The government has asked the Law Commission to review the laws around offensive communications and assess whether they provide the right protection to victims online.’

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Law Commission, 6th February 2018

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk/

Applying sharia law in England and Wales: independent review – Home Office

Posted February 1st, 2018 in islamic law, press releases, reports by tracey

‘Independent review by Professor Mona Siddiqui and a review panel of experts into the application of sharia law in England and Wales by sharia councils.’

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Home Office, 1st February 2018

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

Two men sentenced for supplying weapons and ammunition – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted February 1st, 2018 in conspiracy, firearms, press releases, sentencing, weapons by tracey

‘A man who sold firearms to criminals has been jailed for 14 years today for conspiracy to transfer prohibited weapons and ammunition. Dr Mohinder Surdhar was sentenced today at Birmingham Crown Court. He pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to conspiracy to transfer prohibited weapons and ammunition. His co-conspirator, Paul Edmunds was previously sentenced to 30 years in prison on 21 December for supplying guns and ammunition linked to more than 100 crimes around the country.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 31st January 2018

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Pair guilty of indecent assaults on schoolboy – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted February 1st, 2018 in press releases, sexual offences, teachers by tracey

‘A retired teacher and his former partner have been found guilty of indecently assaulting a schoolboy more than three decades ago.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 31st January 2018

Souce: www.cps.gov.uk

BSB publishes new version of its Handbook – Bar Standards Handbook

Posted February 1st, 2018 in barristers, codes of practice, press releases, professional conduct by tracey

‘The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has today published the latest version of the BSB Handbook which contains the Code of Conduct for barristers in England and Wales. This introduces new authorisation to practise requirements, streamlines the public and licensed access rules, and introduces new obligations for barristers and BSB regulated entities to comply with the new Anti-Money Laundering Regulations. The new rules mean that there are four new reporting requirements for barristers looking to apply for or renew their practising certificates.’

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Bar Standards Handbook, 1st February 2018

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

Code of practice issued under section 377A of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 – Official Publications

‘This amended code provides guidance on the use of investigation powers under the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) 2002 by prosecutors (in England and Wales and Northern Ireland) and has been updated following amendment of POCA by the Criminal Finances Act 2017.’

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Official Publications, 31st January 2018

Source: www.gov.uk/government/publications

Disclosure – Joint statement from Alison Saunders, Director of Public Prosecutions and Sara Thornton, Chair of the National Police Chiefs’ Council – Crown Prosecution Service

‘”Today we met with Chief Constables to discuss further how we can improve the disclosure process.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 24th January 2018

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Secretary of State’s oral statement on Transparency of the Parole Board and Victim Support – Ministry of Justice

Posted January 24th, 2018 in parole, press releases, victims by tracey

‘Rt Hon David Gauke MP, the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, has today delivered an Oral Statement to the House of Commons on transparency of the Parole Board and victim support.’

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Ministry of Justice, 19th January 2018

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice

Bar Council response to HMCTS consultation – The Bar Council

Posted January 24th, 2018 in budgets, civil justice, courts, criminal justice, press releases by tracey

‘The surprise announcement of plans for yet more court closures has prompted concerns from the Bar over how much harder it may become for vulnerable people to access their local court, and whether the drive to cut costs will impact the quality of our system of justice.’

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The Bar council, 19th January 2018

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

Driver who killed best friend now jailed – Attorney General’s Office

Posted January 24th, 2018 in appeals, dangerous driving, press releases, sentencing by tracey

‘A driver who killed his best friend will now serve time in prison after Solicitor General Robert Buckland QC MP referred his original sentence to the Court of Appeal as unduly lenient.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 19th January 2018

Source: www.gov.uk/ago

Terms of reference for the review of law, policy and procedure relating to parole decisions – Ministry of Justice

Posted January 19th, 2018 in parole, press releases by tracey

‘The review will look at the case for changing key aspects of Parole Board decision-making.’

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Ministry of Justice, 19th January 2018

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice

Calls for views on transforming court estate – Ministry of Justice

Posted January 19th, 2018 in consultations, courts, electronic filing, press releases by tracey

‘A public consultation on proposals to shape future decisions on the court and tribunal estate was launched today, as part of the transformation of our justice system.’

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Ministry of Justice, 18th January 2018

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice

Man jailed for life for murdering teenager and concealing her body – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted January 18th, 2018 in murder, press releases, preventing lawful & decent burial, sentencing by tracey

‘A man has today (17 January) been sentenced to life with a minimum term of 26 years in prison, for murdering a teenage girl and hiding her body in a wardrobe for more than two weeks.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 17th January 2018

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

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

Fraudster has home sold to pay compensation to company he stole £3million from – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted January 15th, 2018 in compensation, confiscation, fraud, press releases by tracey

‘A fraudster who stole millions of pounds from his employer to spend on lavish properties and jewellery has had his home in Kent sold for £2.7 million to pay as compensation to the company he defrauded.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 15th January 2018

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Surgeon sentenced for burning initials on patients’ livers – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A surgeon has pleaded guilty to assault by beating after burning his initials into the livers of two patients undergoing transplants.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 12th January 2018

Source: www.cps.gov.uk