Moped robbery gang jailed after 100-victim crime spree – BBC News

Posted October 12th, 2017 in conspiracy, gangs, motorcycles, news, offensive weapons, robbery, sentencing by sally

‘A moped gang that robbed more than 100 people, including an attempted robbery on former chancellor George Osborne, has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 11th October 2017

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Security guards found guilty of stealing £7m from their own van after staging fake robbery – The Independent

Posted October 6th, 2017 in news, robbery, security companies, theft by tracey

‘Two security guards have been found guilty of staging a fake robbery to steal £7m from their own cash-in-transit van.’

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The Independent, 5th October 2017

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Armed robber dressed as witch jailed for Newport Co-op raid – BBC News

Posted August 23rd, 2017 in dangerous driving, imprisonment, news, offensive weapons, robbery, sentencing by sally

‘A man has been jailed for life following an armed robbery on a supermarket while dressed as a witch.’

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BBC News, 22nd August 2017

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Wolverhampton father who planned fatal robbery will spend longer in prison – Attorney General’s Office

Posted July 21st, 2017 in conspiracy, news, press releases, robbery, sentencing by tracey

‘Robber to spend another 4 and a half years in prison following Attorney General referral to Court of Appeal.’

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Attorney General's Office, 20th July 2017

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Judge mugged at champagne bottle-point by thief who demanded kiss goodbye, court hears – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 31st, 2017 in burglary, judges, news, robbery by sally

‘High Court judge was mugged at champagne bottle-point by a thief who then demanded a kiss goodbye, a court has heard.’

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Daily Telegraph, 30th May 2017

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Two jailed for Ali Qasemi pizza delivery killing – BBC News

Posted November 21st, 2016 in homicide, news, robbery, sentencing by sally

‘Two men who killed a takeaway delivery driver in a “snatch-and-grab” robbery for three pizzas have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 18th November 2016

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Pizza Hut delivery driver Ali Qasemi’s killer found guilty – BBC News

Posted October 28th, 2016 in homicide, news, robbery by sally

‘A man has been found guilty of killing a takeaway delivery driver in a “snatch and grab” robbery for three pizzas.’

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BBC News, 27th October 2016

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Hatton Garden heist ringleader refused leave to appeal against sentence – The Guardian

Posted September 19th, 2016 in appeals, news, robbery, sentencing by tracey

‘The oldest member of the Hatton Garden jewellery raid gang has failed in an attempt to win a reduction of his jail sentence.’

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The Guardian, 16th September 2016

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Man jailed over Oldham carjacking of woman, 78 – BBC News

‘A man has been jailed for 11 years after he stole an elderly woman’s car and ran her over with it.’

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BBC News, 19th July 2016

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Man found guilty of murdering sex worker in Leeds – The Guardian

Posted July 5th, 2016 in immigration, murder, news, prostitution, robbery by sally

‘A 24-year-old man has been found guilty of murdering a sex worker in Leeds before spending the money he stole from her on takeaways, drugs and cigarettes.’

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The Guardian, 4th July 2016

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Regina v Anwar (Umar) and others [2016] EWCA Crim 551 – WLR Daily

Regina v Anwar (Umar) and others [2016] EWCA Crim 551

‘The victim was telephoned and offered a supply of cannabis, as a result of which he drove to the appointed place where he got into a silver car, joining the three occupants, to complete the purchase. The front passenger pointed a shotgun at his face while the driver brandished a knife. As the victim attempted to escape two men exited a white van nearby and attempted to take his car. The man with the shotgun fired two shots but the victim escaped. Six defendants stood trial on charges of attempted murder, conspiracy to commit robbery and possession of a firearm with intent to commit robbery. The Crown argued that this was a well-planned criminal enterprise as shown on the CCTV footage and by the frequent mobile phone calls between the defendants which showed that all the robbers had the necessary knowledge that a firearm was to be carried with the intention that it should be used during the course of the robbery with the required, if conditional, intention to kill. The trial judge ruled that, although there was a case for all defendants to answer in respect of the count of conspiracy to rob, there was no case in relation to attempted murder and possession of a firearm with intent because there was no evidence to establish a prima facie case as to (a) any particular defendant being in the silver car; (b) any particular defendant holding the shotgun either in the silver car or when the shots were fired; or (c) crucially, any particular defendant being aware, by the time of travelling to the scene, that the shotgun was loaded, or that he was intending that it should be used if necessary specifically to kill. The Crown appealed against the judge’s ruling, pursuant to the provisions of section 58 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003.’

WLR Daily, 1st July 2016

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Teenager becomes first child in UK to be fitted with court-ordered GPS tracker – The Independent

‘A 15-year-old boy has been ordered to wear a GPS tracking device that will allow police to track where he is at all times following a string of criminal offences. The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, will be the first young offender in the country to be monitored in this way.’

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The Independent, 20th June 2016

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Leeds robber has prison term more than doubled – Attorney General’s Office

Posted April 8th, 2016 in assault, press releases, robbery, sentencing by tracey

‘A robber from Leeds who violently attacked and strangled his elderly uncle today had his jail term more than doubled to 9 years’ imprisonment after a referral by Solicitor General Robert Buckland QC MP.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 7th April 2016

Source: www.gov.uk/ago

Kent sex attacker jailed for life – The Guardian

Posted February 29th, 2016 in assault, news, robbery, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A man who carried out a catalogue of attacks on girls and women in Kent has been jailed for life.’

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The Guardian, 26th February 2016

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Sentencing Council launches new definitive guideline for sentencing robbery – Sentencing Council

Posted January 29th, 2016 in news, robbery, sentencing by tracey

‘The Sentencing Council has published a new guideline for judges and magistrates on the sentencing of robbery. The new guideline, which has been issued following a public consultation, will come into effect on 1 April 2016.’

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Sentencing Council, 28th January 2016

Source: http://sentencingcouncil.judiciary.gov.uk

New guidelines say armed thieves should get longest sentences – The Guardian

Posted January 28th, 2016 in firearms, news, offensive weapons, psychiatric damage, robbery, sentencing by sally

‘Thieves armed with guns or knives should get the longest jail terms under new sentencing guidelines for robberies designed to help courts sentence all types of offenders, from a street mugger to a gang guilty of a bank hold-up.’

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The Guardian, 28th January 2016

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Men jailed for ‘despicable’ sexual assault and mugging of woman with learning difficulties in Birmingham – The Independent

Posted January 25th, 2016 in learning difficulties, news, robbery, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘Two men have been jailed for the “despicable” sexual assault and mugging of a woman with learning difficulties in Birmingham last year.’

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The Independent, 24th January 2016

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Court of Appeal considers EU deportation, public revulsion and “imperative grounds” – Free Movement

‘In Secretary of State for the Home Department v Straszewski [2015] EWCA Civ 1245 (03 December 2015) Moore-Bick LJ, giving the leading judgment, finds that public revulsion is not generally relevant to decisions to deport under EU law.’

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Free Movement, 6th January 2016

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Speech by Lord Justice Treacy at the Criminal Law Review Conference – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted December 4th, 2015 in health & safety, robbery, sentencing, speeches, theft, victims by tracey

‘I am pleased to be here today as I think this a good opportunity for me as Chairman, to outline four broad themes which go some way to showing different aspects of the Sentencing Council’s work.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 3rd December 2015

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Swansea armed robber found to be a dangerous offender – Attorney General’s Office

Posted December 3rd, 2015 in appeals, news, robbery, sentencing, violent offenders by tracey

‘The Court of Appeal today imposed an extended sentence of imprisonment against Swansea armed robber Robert Quinn after finding him to be a dangerous offender.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 1st December 2015

Source: www.gov.uk/ago