Breastfeeding voyeurs targeted by new proposed offence in England and Wales – The Guardian

‘Voyeurs who record images of breastfeeding women without permission and domestic abusers who escape jail because of time limits on prosecutions are being targeted by proposals put before parliament on Tuesday.’

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The Guardian, 4th January 2022

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Grenfell Tower survivors say criminal charges are taking too long – BBC News

Posted December 16th, 2021 in delay, fire, health & safety, inquiries, news, prosecutions by sally

‘Survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire have demanded charges against those responsible for the disaster.’

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BBC News, 15th December 2021

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SRA to pay record £228,000 to cover costs of ‘regrettable’ prosecution – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted December 14th, 2021 in costs, news, prosecutions, solicitors, Solicitors Regulation Authority by tracey

‘The Solicitors Regulation Authority has paid £228,000 to cover the legal costs of a solicitor following a prosecution abandoned a month before trial.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 13th December 2021

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Harry Dunn crash: Anne Sacoolas case to go before UK court – BBC News

Posted December 14th, 2021 in diplomats, homicide, immunity, motorcycles, news, prosecutions, road traffic by tracey

‘The case of Anne Sacoolas, the US national charged over the death of motorcyclist Harry Dunn, is to be heard by a UK court, prosecutors have said.’

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BBC news, 13th December 2021

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Rape ‘scorecards’ reveal CPS will miss prosecution targets – The Guardian

‘Rape “scorecards” published for the first time reveal that the Crown Prosecution Service will miss performance targets dictated by the government after a collapse in prosecutions for the crime.’

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The Guardian, 9th December 2021

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Most rape victims in London drop complaints after speaking to police – The Guardian

Posted December 7th, 2021 in news, police, prosecutions, rape, reports, statistics, victims by sally

‘Nearly two-thirds of London rape victims who drop their complaint do so within a month of going to police, with the proportion tripling in two years, according to a report.’

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The Guardian, 7th December 2021

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Upskirting prosecutions more than double in second year since act became criminal offence – The Independent

‘Upskirting prosecutions have more than doubled in the second year since it was criminalised, with at least a third of offenders also committing other sexual crimes.’

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The Independent, 3rd December 2021

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Ban on Troubles prosecutions ‘legally dubious and morally corrupt’, says Hain – The Independent

Posted November 30th, 2021 in bills, homicide, inquests, news, Northern Ireland, prosecutions by tracey

‘Controversial plans to ban prosecutions for Troubles murders are “legally dubious, constitutionally dangerous and morally corrupt”, a former Northern Ireland secretary has said.’

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The Independent, 29th November 2021

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Family spared trial over mummified remains of woman found on mattress – The Guardian

‘The brother, sister and mother of a woman whose mummified remains were found on a mattress will not face trial, a judge has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 9th November 2021

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Priti Patel’s immigration bill will make it harder to prosecute human traffickers, top police officers warn – The Independent

‘Priti Patel’s immigration bill risks hampering the prosecution of human traffickers in the UK and making it more difficult for people to escape exploitation, senior police officers have warned.’

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The Independent, 8th November 2021

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Rachel Wilson killing: Keith Hall jailed for 2002 attack – BBC News

‘A man who got a teenage girl hooked on drugs and forced her into prostitution to fund his own habit before killing her has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 1st November 2021

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Long delay for hundreds of rape cases, says report – BBC News

‘The number of rape and sexual assault victims who have waited more than a year for their trial to go through the courts has soared, a report shows.’

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BBC News, 22nd October 2021

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Lawyers to submit Yemen war crimes dossier to UK police – The Guardian

Posted October 21st, 2021 in news, prosecutions, Saudi Arabia, war crimes by sally

‘A group of human rights lawyers will on Wednesday file a legal complaint in the UK accusing key figures in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates of being involved in war crimes relating to the war in Yemen.’

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The Guardian, 20th October 2021

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Huge rise in domestic abuse cases being dropped in England and Wales – BBC News

Posted October 15th, 2021 in criminal justice, domestic violence, news, prosecutions, statistics, time limits, women by tracey

‘Victims of alleged domestic abuse are seeing their cases dropped at a rapidly increasing rate, according to data obtained by the BBC.’

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BBC News, 15th October 2021

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A Decent Death – London Review of Books

Posted October 14th, 2021 in assisted suicide, human rights, news, prosecutions, suicide by sally

‘The​ law of England and Wales – Scotland’s law is not in all respects the same – has come a long way in my 82 years. Absurdly and cruelly, until the 1961 Suicide Act was passed it was a crime to kill yourself. While those who succeeded were beyond the law’s reach, those who tried and failed could be sent to jail. In the 1920s the home secretary had to release a Middlesbrough woman with fourteen children who had been given three months in prison for trying to kill herself. There is a Pythonesque sketch waiting to be written about a judge passing a sentence of imprisonment for attempted suicide: “Let this be a lesson to you and to any others who may be thinking of killing themselves.” In fact, by the mid 19th century the law had got itself into such a tangle that a person injured in a failed attempt at suicide could be indicted for wounding with intent to kill, an offence for which Parliament had thoughtfully provided the death penalty.’

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London Review of Books, 21st October 2021

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Martin Bashir: Police take no action over Diana interview – BBC News

Posted September 16th, 2021 in BBC, deceit, media, news, police, prosecutions, reports, royal family by tracey

‘Detectives will take no further action over Martin Bashir’s BBC interview with Diana, Princess of Wales. The Metropolitan Police looked at an independent review of the methods used to obtain the 1995 interview, but had “not identified evidence of activity that constituted a criminal offence”.’

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BBC News, 15th September 2021

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Perpetuating Myths: The Need for Review in the Right Areas – Carmelite Chambers

Posted August 26th, 2021 in evidence, news, prosecutions, rape, reports by sally

‘Following the release of the Government’s Rape Review, second-six pupil, Anthony James, looks at the Review itself and recent criticisms of the investigation and prosecution of sexual offences.’

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Carmelite Chambers, 19th August 2021

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XR demands answers on how protests will be policed after Supreme Court defends disruptive demonstrations – The Independent

‘Extinction Rebellion has demanded to know how its upcoming demonstrations will be policed after the Supreme Court ruled that protest can be a “lawful excuse” to block roads under human rights law.’

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The Independent, 22nd August 2021

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Daughter of 13-year-old mother raped in 1970s wins justice at last – The Guardian

Posted August 3rd, 2021 in child abuse, news, prosecutions, rape, victims by sally

‘Daisy, 45, overcame years of police inaction after persuading her mother to testify against Carvel Bennett.’

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The Guardian, 2nd August 2021

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CPS accused of betraying rape victims as prosecutions hit record low – The Guardian

‘The Crown Prosecution Service must be held to account for its continued “betrayal” of rape victims, the victims’ commissioner of England and Wales has said, as new figures revealed rape prosecutions had fallen to another record low.’

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The Guardian, 22nd July 2021

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