What are your rights in tackling burglars? – BBC News

‘The arrest of a man over the death of an alleged burglar has reignited the debate about a person’s right to defend their home. So what are those rights?’

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BBC News, 5th April 2018

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UK solicitor cleared of forcing daughter to undergo FGM – The Guardian

Posted March 23rd, 2018 in female genital mutilation, news, prosecutions by tracey

‘Case is second FGM prosecution brought to court in UK, both of which have resulted in acquittals.’

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The Guardian, 22nd March 2018

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Pilot charged with manslaughter over Shoreham Airshow disaster which killed 11 people – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 23rd, 2018 in aircraft, homicide, negligence, news, prosecutions, public interest by tracey

‘The pilot of an aircraft which crashed and killed 11 people has been charged with 11 counts of manslaughter by gross negligence.’

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Daily Telegraph, 21st March 2018

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Telford pensioner investigated for Nazi war crimes – BBC News

Posted March 21st, 2018 in foreign jurisdictions, news, prosecutions, war crimes by tracey

‘A pensioner has become the first person from the UK to be investigated in Germany for his alleged role in the Holocaust in World War Two.’

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BBC News, 20th March 2018

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Jermaine Baker shooting: CPS confirms no charges after review – BBC News

Posted March 20th, 2018 in homicide, news, police, prosecutions, victims by sally

‘A decision not to bring charges against a police officer who fatally shot a man during a botched attempt to free a prisoner has been upheld.’

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BBC News, 19th March 2018

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Can climate litigation save the world? – The Guardian

‘Courts are a new front line of climate action with cases against governments and oil firms spiralling, and while victories have so far been rare the pressure for change is growing’

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The Guardian, 20th March 2018

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Hillsborough disaster: CPS will not charge five police officers over deaths of 96 Liverpool fans – The Independent

‘Five police officers involved in the Hillsborough disaster and subsequent investigation will not be charged over an alleged “cover-up” over the deaths of 96 Liverpool fans.’

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The Independent, 14th March 2018

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Reported cases of FGM rise sharply in UK yet still no court convictions – The Guardian

Posted March 7th, 2018 in female genital mutilation, news, prosecutions, statistics by sally

‘When detective chief inspector Leanne Pook began investigating allegations that a father in Bristol had allowed his six-year-old daughter to undergo female genital mutilation, she hoped the case – the second to reach court – could go on to make legal history. It has been more than three decades since FGM was made illegal in the UK, but there is yet to be a successful prosecution. The first case, in 2015, resulted in an NHS doctor being acquitted in less than 30 minutes.’

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The Guardian, 7th March 2018

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Police liability for failures in criminal investigations – UK Police Law Blog

Posted February 23rd, 2018 in duty of care, news, police, prosecutions, sexual offences, victims by tracey

‘The hits for the police keep on coming. The decision in Commissioner of the Metropolis v (1) DSD (2) NBV [2018] UKSC 11 confirms that the police can be liable in proceedings for a breach of article 3’s prohibition on inhuman and degrading treatment (and possibly article 4’s prohibition on slavery) where they fail to perform an adequate criminal investigation into alleged serious ill-treatment.’

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UK Police Law Blog, 22nd February 2018

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Hillsborough disaster: Five more former police officers could be charged over deaths of 96 Liverpool fans – The Independent

Posted February 23rd, 2018 in health & safety, news, police, prosecutions, sport, unlawful killing by tracey

‘A further five police officers could face criminal charges over the Hillsborough disaster, investigators have announced. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is reviewing evidence from West Midlands Police on two officers who were found to have a case to answer by the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC).’

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The Independent, 22nd February 2018

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Police promise to learn lessons after collapse of FGM trial in Bristol – The Guardian

Posted February 23rd, 2018 in child cruelty, female genital mutilation, news, police, prosecutions by tracey

‘Detectives have promised to learn lessons after the groundbreaking trial of a father accused of allowing his six-year-old daughter to undergo female genital mutilation (FGM) collapsed.’

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The Guardian, 22nd February 2018

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Yorkshire Ripper: No new charges for Sutcliffe – BBC News

Posted February 13th, 2018 in murder, news, prosecutions, recidivists by sally

‘Police have confirmed there are no plans to charge the Yorkshire Ripper with any further offences.’

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BBC News, 12th February 2018

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Barclays Bank charged by Serious Fraud Office over Qatar loan – The Independent

Posted February 12th, 2018 in banking, loans, news, prosecutions, Serious Fraud Office by tracey

‘The UK’s fraud watchdog has charged Barclays Bank over making a loan to Qatar back in 2008.’

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The Independent, 12th February 2018

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Number of drivers prosecuted for using a mobile phone at the wheel plummets amid ‘decline in traffic officers’ – The Independent

Posted February 12th, 2018 in news, police, prosecutions, road traffic offences, statistics, telecommunications by tracey

‘The number of people found guilty of using a mobile phone at the wheel has plummeted, prompting warnings from the RAC that a drop in traffic officers means fewer offenders are being caught.’

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The Independent, 11th February 2018

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Collapsed trial woman says she gave birth ‘alone’ in prison – BBC News

‘A woman held in custody for more than 13 months before her trial collapsed has told the BBC she hopes someone will be punished for the failures which led to her giving birth in prison.’

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BBC News, 31st January 2018

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Solicitor for student in rape case criticises police and CPS – The Guardian

Posted January 31st, 2018 in Crown Prosecution Service, news, police, prosecutions, rape by sally

‘The solicitor representing the student at the heart of a collapsed rape trial has dismissed a police and prosecution review of the case that resulted in an apology to her client as disingenuous and warned that the police’s determination to obtain convictions overrides their attention to other duties.’

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The Guardian, 30th January 2018

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Lorry driver who killed father-of-two in crash when he had a coughing fit at the wheel escapes prosecution – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 25th, 2018 in accidents, news, prosecutions, road traffic by tracey

‘A lorry driver who killed a father-of-two when he had a coughing fit at the wheel has escaped prosecution.’

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Daily Telegraph, 24th January 2018

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Stay silent during rape and attackers may assume consent, warns DPP – The Guardian

Posted January 23rd, 2018 in consent, Crown Prosecution Service, evidence, news, noise, prosecutions, rape by sally

‘Rape victims have been warned by the director of public prosecutions that if they stayed silent during the assault their attackers may have assumed consent was given and therefore could escape being charged.’

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The Guardian, 22nd January 2018

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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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