Rashan Charles death: Met Police officer not facing charges – BBC News

Posted January 22nd, 2018 in assault, death in custody, evidence, London, news, police, prosecutions by sally

‘A police officer will not face prosecution over the death of Rashan Charles.’

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BBC News, 21st January 2018

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No one innocent is in prison due to disclosure failures, claims DPP after string of rape cases collapse – The Independent

Posted January 19th, 2018 in Crown Prosecution Service, disclosure, evidence, news, prosecutions by tracey

‘Britain’s most senior prosecutor has claimed that no innocent people are in prison because of failures to disclose vital evidence, despite admitting there is a “systemic issue”.
Critics dismissed Alison Saunders’ assurance as “impossible” as they follow the collapse of several high-profile rape cases which were undermined by phone messages and pictures uncovered by lawyers.’

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The Independent, 18th January 2018

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Oxford University student cleared of rape charge as yet another case collapses days before trial begins – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 19th, 2018 in Crown Prosecution Service, disclosure, evidence, news, police, prosecutions, rape by tracey

‘An Oxford University student has become the latest accused rapist to have his case dropped against him after two years on bail amid wider public concern about the actions of police and prosecutors.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th January 2018

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Poppi Worthington: prosecutors consider coroner’s ruling – The Guardian

Posted January 17th, 2018 in child abuse, domestic violence, inquests, news, prosecutions, sexual offences by sally

‘Prosecutors are considering a coroner’s findings that Poppi Worthington was sexually assaulted in her father’s bed before her death.’

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The Guardian, 17th January 2018

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Poppi Worthington was sexually abused by father, coroner rules – The Guardian

Posted January 16th, 2018 in child abuse, evidence, forensic science, inquests, news, prosecutions, sexual offences by sally

‘A “fit and active, robust little girl” suffocated after being sexually abused by her father, a coroner has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 15th January 2018

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John Worboys victims demand CPS reassess 93 allegations against him – The Guardian

‘Lawyers representing victims of the serial sex attacker John Worboys are demanding prosecutors reassess 93 cases for which he was not previously prosecuted.’

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The Guardian, 11th January 2018

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Ex-BHS owner Dominic Chappell found guilty in pension case – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 12th, 2018 in disclosure, news, pensions, prosecutions by tracey

‘The former owner of BHS, Dominic Chappell, was today found guilty of refusing to provide vital documents to the pensions watchdog.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th January 2018

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The Liam Allan case is the tip of the iceberg – Legal Voice

Posted January 10th, 2018 in budgets, criminal justice, disclosure, news, police, prosecutions, rape by sally

‘In December 2017 there was a considerable outcry following the case of Liam Allan, a middle class white man studying criminology who had been charged with rape. Crucial material was not disclosed or properly reviewed by the police which totally undermined the case against the defendant and the case was dropped. The Director of Public Prosecutions apologised, an enquiry into disclosure is to follow, the police were slammed, and the issue was raised with the Prime Minister in the House of Commons. Even the Daily Mail got in on the act and other cases have also been dropped since.’

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Legal Voice, 10th January 2018

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Laser pen offenders now face five years and unlimited fines – The Guardian

Posted December 20th, 2017 in bills, endangering safety of aircraft, news, prosecutions, transport by sally

‘People who shine lasers at air, ground or sea vehicles could be jailed for up to five years or face unlimited fines as part of Department for Transport measures to boost safety.’

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The Guardian, 20th December 2017

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Hillsborough slur about fans burning police horse false, says CPS – The Guardian

Posted December 18th, 2017 in evidence, horses, news, police, prosecutions, sport by sally

‘The Crown Prosecution Service has found that a notorious slur against Liverpool supporters after the 1989 Hillsborough disaster, that some people trapped in the crush outside the Leppings Lane turnstiles had seriously burned a police horse, was false.’

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The Guardian, 15th December 2017

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Rise in victims reporting sexual offences to the Met – BBC News

Posted December 18th, 2017 in crime, London, news, prosecutions, rape, sexual offences, victims by sally

‘The number of sexual assault victims recorded by the Met Police has gone up by more than 7,000 in the last four years, new figures show.’

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BBC News, 18th December 2017

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Sean Rigg death: Police will not face charges, CPS rules – BBC News

Posted December 7th, 2017 in death in custody, news, police, prosecutions by michael

‘Five police officers will not face prosecution after the death of a mentally ill man in custody, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has ruled.’

 

 

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BBC News, 6th December 2017

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Former police officers who leaked Damian Green pornography allegations could face prosecution, says Cressida Dick – The Independent

Posted December 5th, 2017 in misfeasance in public office, news, parliament, police, pornography, prosecutions by tracey

‘Retired police officers who leaked information about an inquiry into Cabinet minister Damian Green could face prosecution, the Metropolitan Police Commissioner has said.’

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The Independent, 4th December 2017

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Two convicted of Modern Slavery Act offences – Crown Prosecution Service

‘Two people who arranged for underage girls to be trafficked for sexual exploitation have been convicted of offences under the Modern Slavery Act today (21 Nov).’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 21st November 2017

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Drug-driving cases dropped over forensics – BBC News

‘Around 50 drug-driving prosecutions have been dropped because original test results may have been “manipulated”.’

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BBC News, 21st November 2017

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Drug addicts selling heroin to feed their habit ‘will not face prosecution’, Durham Police chief says – The Independent

Posted November 20th, 2017 in drug offences, news, prosecutions by tracey

‘Drug addicts who sell heroin to other users will not face prosecution under a new scheme, a police chief has said. Durham Police Chief Constable Mike Barton said those found in possession of drugs, including class A narcotics cocaine and heroin, would not go before a court if they agreed to go on a four-month programme.’

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The Independent, 19th November 2017

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‘No-consent’ circumcision doctor will not be prosecuted – BBC News

Posted November 10th, 2017 in children, consent, doctors, grievous bodily harm, medical treatment, news, prosecutions by tracey

‘A mother has been left “sickened” by a decision not to prosecute the doctor who circumcised her son without her consent.’

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BBC News, 10th November 2017

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Serious Fraud Office zeros in on large-scale fraud as prosecutions for other offences fall – The Independent

‘As the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) increasingly focuses on large-scale frauds, the overall number of fraud prosecutions in the UK is falling, new figures show.’

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The Independent, 5th November 2017

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Police release distressing fictional rape video as part of campaign to increase prosecutions – The Independent

Posted October 31st, 2017 in evidence, media, news, police, prosecutions, rape by sally

‘Police in Leicestershire have released a distressing short film designed to improve conviction rates for rape and serious sexual assaults.’

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The Independent, 31st October 2017

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Rogue landlords enjoy an easy ride as councils fail to prosecute – The Guardian

‘Councils across Britain have been accused of letting rogue landlords off the hook, after new figures revealed that most have failed to secure a single prosecution.’

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The Guardian, 28th October 2017

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