Lap dancing clubs ‘no trouble’ – BBC News

Posted October 15th, 2008 in licensing, news, public order, sex establishments by sally

“Police find it difficult to close down lap dancing clubs because their customers are usually well-behaved, a vice squad chief has told MPs.”

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BBC News, 14th October 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

24-hour drink law has not cut violence, say frontline workers – The Times

Posted July 1st, 2008 in alcohol abuse, news, public order by sally

“The Government’s attempt to reduce alcohol-related disorder by introducing 24-hour drinking has failed dismally, according to a survey.”

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The Times, 1st July 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Anti-Bush protesters to defy march ban – The Guardian

Posted June 10th, 2008 in demonstrations, news, public order by sally

“Anti-war campaigners said today that they would defy a ban on a planned march to Downing Street at the weekend to protest at the visit by the US president, George Bush.”

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The Guardian, 10th June 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Scientology protest: Liberty challenges police over summons – The Guardian

Posted May 29th, 2008 in demonstrations, judicial review, news, police, public order by sally

“The police force that issued a teenager with a court summons for calling Scientology a cult could face a judicial review over the legality of its policing guidelines.”

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The Guardian, 28th May 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Teenager faces prosecution for calling Scientology ‘cult’ – The Guardian

Posted May 20th, 2008 in demonstrations, news, public order by sally

“A teenager is facing prosecution for using the word ‘cult’ to describe the Church of Scientology.”

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The Guardian, 20th May 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Train riot football thugs jailed – BBC News

Posted March 14th, 2008 in news, public order, sentencing, violence by sally

“Football hooligans who attacked rival fans on a train packed with passengers have been jailed.”

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BBC News, 13th March 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

S v Director of Public Prosecutions – WLR Daily

Posted February 15th, 2008 in harassment, law reports, public order by sally

S v Director of Public Prosecutions

The offence under section 4A(1)(b) of the Public Order Act 1986 of displaying, with intent to cause a person harassment, alarm or distress, a visible representation which is threatening, abusive or insulting, thereby causing that or another person harassment, alarm or distress, may be established even where the harassment, alarm or distress crystallises only at the date several months after the act of displaying and at the instance of action by a police officer.”

WLR Daily, 14th February 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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Man jailed for heart attack – BBC News

Posted December 21st, 2007 in news, public order, sentencing by sally

“A man has been jailed for blocking the path of an ambulance carrying a dying heart attack victim to hospital.”

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BBC News, 20th December 2007

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Austin and Another v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis – Times Law Reports

Posted October 30th, 2007 in demonstrations, law reports, police, public order by sally

Police had good defence to unlawful detention claim

Austin and Another v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis

Court of Appeal

“It was lawful only in extreme and exceptional circumstances for the police to contain demonstrators and members of the public caught up in that demonstration who themselves did not appear to be about to commit a breach of the peace. Containment was lawful only where it was necessary to prevent others from committing an imminent breach of the peace and there was no other way to achieve that.”

The Times, 29th October 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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Austin and another v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis – WLR Daily

Posted October 18th, 2007 in demonstrations, law reports, police, public order by sally

Austin and another v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis

“In extreme and exceptional circumstances it was lawful for the police to contain demonstrators and members of the public caught up in that demonstration even though they themselves did not appear to be about to commit a breach of the peace, where it was necessary to prevent an imminent breach of the peace by others, and no other means would achieve that.”

WLR Daily, 18th October 2007

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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Government consults on reform of Penalty Notice for Disorder (PND) scheme – Ministry of Justice

Posted August 29th, 2007 in consultations, penalties, police, public order by sally

“This is a consultation on the proposal to allow police forces to design the format of their fixed penalty notices and remove obstacles presented by the issue of electronic tickets.”

Announcement

Ministry of Justice, 29th August 2007

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

What can’t you have on a T-shirt? – BBC News

Posted August 14th, 2007 in news, public order by sally

“A man is risking a fine for having an “offensive” slogan on his T-shirt. So, what can you print on one?”

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BBC News, 13th August 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Can the broadcaster or the makers be prosecuted? – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 9th, 2007 in media, news, public order, racism by sally

“Under Section 22 of the Public Order Act 1986, a broadcaster can be prosecuted for airing a programme including material likely to stir up racial hatred.”

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Daily Telegraph, 9th August 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Man cautioned for pinching TV journalist’s bottom on air – The Times

Posted August 2nd, 2007 in media, news, public order, sexual offences by sally

“The man who pinched a journalist’s bottom on live national television was given a police caution yesterday, and said that the prank had been a drink-fuelled effort to ‘brighten up’ the mood during last month’s floods.”

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The Times, 2nd August 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Six guilty over city race riots – BBC News

Posted July 18th, 2007 in news, public order, racism by sally

“Five men and a 15-year-old boy have been found guilty of criminal charges in connection with race riots which broke out in Birmingham in 2005.”

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BBC News, 18th July 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Regina (Kay) v. Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis – Times Law Reports

Posted June 13th, 2007 in law reports, police, public order, roads by sally

Monthly mass cycle rides require notice to police

Regina (Kay) v. Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis

Court of Appeal

“Because they followed no fixed route, monthly campaigning cycle rides through central London could not be considered commonly and customarily held processions and therefore the organisers were required to give the police prior notice of the names of organisers, date and start time and intended route.”

The Times, 13th June 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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Kay v. Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis – WLR Daily

Posted May 25th, 2007 in law reports, police, public order, roads by sally

Kay v. Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis

“Since no fixed route was followed the monthly mass cycle rides through central London could not be considered commonly or customarily held processions and therefore the organisers were required to give the police prior notice of the names of organisers, date and start time and intended route.”

WLR Daily, 21st May 2007

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk 

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