Hip implant patients sue manufacturer – BBC News

Posted October 17th, 2017 in consumer protection, health, news, prosecutions by tracey

‘Hundreds of people who received allegedly faulty hip replacements are suing the manufacturer at the High Court. The hearing is thought to be one of the largest product liability group actions ever heard in the UK.’

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BBC News, 16th October 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Hate-crime prosecutions fall despite spike in reported attacks after Brexit referendum – The Independent

Posted October 17th, 2017 in hate crime, news, prosecutions, statistics by tracey

‘The number of hate crimes prosecuted last year dropped despite a spike in reported attacks in the wake of the EU referendum, new figures show.’

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The Independent, 17th October 2017

Source: www.independent.co.uk

CPS report shows more offenders are being successfully prosecuted for sexual crimes than ever before – Crown Prosecution Service

‘More defendants than ever before are being prosecuted and convicted for sexual offences across England and Wales, new figures reveal today. The Crown Prosecution Service’s 10th Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) report outlines the huge increases in convictions for rape (48%) and other sexual offences (79%) that have been witnessed in the decade since the first VAWG report was published in 2007-08.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 10th October 2017

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Fifth of CPS cases are alleged sex crimes or domestic abuse – The Guardian

‘Alleged sex crimes and domestic abuse offences now account for one in five cases pursued by the Crown Prosecution Service, it has been revealed.’

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The Guardian, 10th October 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com

Pensions Regulator launches landmark prosecution over auto-enrolment – OUT-LAW.com

Posted September 12th, 2017 in employment, news, pensions, prosecutions by tracey

‘A bus company that allegedly deliberately avoided enrolling staff into a workplace pension scheme is being prosecuted by the UK’s Pensions Regulator.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 12th September 2017

Source: www.out-law.com

Lammy review: final report – Official Publications

Posted September 8th, 2017 in bias, criminal justice, minorities, prosecutions, race discrimination, reports by tracey

‘An independent review into the treatment of, and outcomes for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic individuals in the criminal justice system.’

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Official Publications, 8th September 2017

Source: www.gov.uk/government/publications

Exposed: ‘racial bias’ in British criminal justice system – The Guardian

Posted September 8th, 2017 in bias, criminal justice, minorities, news, prosecutions, race discrimination, reports by tracey

‘Prosecutions against some black and minority-ethnic suspects should be deferred or dropped to help tackle the criminal justice system’s bias against them, according to a highly critical report written by the Labour MP David Lammy at the request of the prime minister.’

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The Guardian, 8th September 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com

Hillsborough disaster: Judge rules that six men charged following the investigation can go on trial – The Independent

‘Six men charged after an investigation into the Hillsborough disaster can go on trial, a judge has ruled.’

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The Independent, 6th September 2017

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Rotherham child sex abuse scandal: No charges to be brought against senior council figures despite ‘cock-up’ – The Independent

Posted September 7th, 2017 in local government, news, prosecutions, reports, sexual offences by tracey

‘Report finds there were “substantial organisational failings” but author says it was more “cock up than conspiracy.”‘

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The Independent, 6th September 2017

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Serious farm pollution breaches rise in UK – and many go unprosecuted – The Guardian

Posted August 22nd, 2017 in agriculture, news, pollution, prosecutions by sally

‘Serious pollution incidents in the UK from livestock farms are now a weekly occurrence, leading to damage to wildlife, fish, farm livestock and air and water pollution.’

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The Guardian, 21st August 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com

CPS to crack down on social media hate crime, says Alison Saunders – The Guardian

Posted August 21st, 2017 in Crown Prosecution Service, hate crime, internet, news, prosecutions by sally

‘Prosecutors will be ordered to treat online hate crime as seriously as offences carried out face to face in plans announced by the director of public prosecutions.’

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The Guardian, 21st August 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com

DPP raps ‘inaccurate’ press reports of rape prosecutions – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted August 15th, 2017 in Crown Prosecution Service, media, news, prosecutions, rape by sally

‘The director of public prosecutions has today condemned ‘inaccurate’ media coverage of the Crown Prosecution Service’s approach to rape cases, stressing that prosecutions and convictions have significantly increased.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 14th August 2017

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Rape juries to hear more about men’s sexual history to increase chance of conviction – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 9th, 2017 in evidence, juries, news, prosecutions, rape by sally

‘Jurors in rape trials will be told more about the previous sexual behaviour of male defendants in a bid to increase the chances of conviction.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th August 2017

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Single mother to be prosecuted for refusing to pay £85 fine for incorrect rail ticket – despite buying a fare costing exactly the same price – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 8th, 2017 in fines, news, prosecutions, railways by sally

‘A single mum is to be prosecuted for refusing to pay an £85 fine for an incorrect train ticket – despite buying a fare to the stop before hers which cost exactly the same.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th August 2017

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Grenfell fire inquiry may have to suspend work if CPS brings charges – The Guardian

Posted August 1st, 2017 in corporate manslaughter, fire, health & safety, inquiries, news, prosecutions by sally

‘The judge-led inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire is in danger of having to suspend operations entirely for a lengthy period if prosecutors authorise corporate manslaughter charges.’

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The Guardian, 31st July 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com

Arresting beggars a ‘last resort’ as prosecutions fall 40 per cent – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 1st, 2017 in news, prosecutions, statistics, vagrancy by sally

‘Arresting beggars has become a “last resort”, the police say, as new figures show that prosecutions have fallen by 40 per cent in two years.’

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Daily Telegraph, 31st July 2017

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

White collar crime prosecutions fall as offences rise – OUT-LAW.com

‘The number of white collar crime prosecutions in the UK fell by 12% between 2015 and 2016, despite a 4% increase in the number of reported offences.’

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OUT-LAW.com,, 31st July 2017

Source: www.out-law.com

White collar crime prosecutions fall as offences rise – OUT-LAW.com

‘The number of white collar crime prosecutions in the UK fell by 12% between 2015 and 2016, despite a 4% increase in the number of reported offences.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 28th July 2017

Source: www.out-law.com

CPS considers file on alleged £1m fraud at Police Federation – The Guardian

Posted July 26th, 2017 in Crown Prosecution Service, fraud, news, police, prosecutions by sally

‘An alleged £1m fraud at the Police Federation has been referred to prosecutors.’

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The Guardian, 25th July 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com

Attorney General’s speech at the International Justice Day event – Attorney General’s Office

Posted July 18th, 2017 in attorney general, evidence, prosecutions, speeches, terrorism, war, war crimes by tracey

‘Attorney General discusses the importance of evidence gathering in Syria and Iraq to enable domestic prosecutions.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 17th july 2017

Source: www.gov.uk/ago