England and Wales police failing burglary victims, inspectorate finds – The Guardian

Posted August 11th, 2022 in budgets, burglary, news, police, robbery, statistics, theft by sally

‘Police are failing victims of burglary and theft, missing chances to catch thieves leading to lack of confidence in forces, the official inspectorate has found.’

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The Guardian, 11th August 2022

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Prisoner Charles Bronson asks for public Parole Board hearing under new rules – The Guardian

Posted July 22nd, 2022 in news, parole, robbery, violent offenders by tracey

‘Charles Bronson, one of the UK’s longest serving and most notorious prisoners, has become the first inmate to formally ask for his next Parole Board hearing to be heard in public after new rules came into force on Thursday in an attempt to remove the secrecy behind the process.’

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The Guardian, 21st July 2022

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Organised Crime Gang jailed for over 100 years in total – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted July 18th, 2022 in burglary, Crown Prosecution Service, gangs, imprisonment, news, robbery, sentencing by tracey

‘Six members of an organised crime group targeting high-value goods have been jailed for a combined total of over 100 years for a series of violent robberies, a burglary of a Nottinghamshire art gallery in 2018 and the disposal of the stolen items.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 15th July 2022

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Fugitive jailed for threatening woman with axe before stealing £25k Rolex – The Independent

‘A fugitive who threatened a woman with an axe and stole her £25,000 watch before fleeing to Spain has been jailed for 10 years.’

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The Independent, 19th June 2022

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Man jailed for 30 years for using car as murder weapon – The Guardian

Posted April 7th, 2022 in grievous bodily harm, imprisonment, murder, news, robbery, sentencing by sally

‘A driver who left another man for dead in the road after dragging him more than half a mile in a “cruel” revenge attack will spend at least 30 years behind bars.’

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The Guardian, 6th April 2022

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Three found guilty of murdering Cardiff doctor in homophobic attack – The Guardian

‘A 17-year-old girl and two men have been found guilty of the sadistic homophobic murder of a consultant psychiatrist in a city centre park.’

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The Guardian, 3rd February 2022

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Dudley mum’s legal fight over autistic son’s conviction – BBC News

‘The mother of an autistic man jailed for robbery says she is fighting to clear his name after the justice system failed to understand his disability. Joan Martin said 23-year-old Osime Brown’s autism meant he was incapable of committing the offence, and claims he was not given fair process. She is working with lawyers, who allege institutional discrimination, to overturn a “miscarriage of justice”.’

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BBC News, 10th January 2022

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Man convicted of killing pensioner 20 years ago after DNA breakthrough – The Independent

Posted November 24th, 2021 in DNA, forensic science, homicide, news, robbery by sally

‘A man has been found guilty of killing an elderly woman 20 years ago after advances in DNA technology linked him to the crime.’

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The Independent, 23rd November 2021

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Fourth member of Stockwell Six has conviction quashed 50 years after arrest – The Guardian

‘A fourth member of the so-called Stockwell Six, a group of friends accused of trying to rob a corrupt police officer nearly 50 years ago, has had his conviction quashed by the court of appeal.’

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The Guardian, 23rd November 2021

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Unreasonable force contributed to death of black man restrained in Leicester, jury finds – The Guardian

Posted October 28th, 2021 in attempts, death in custody, inquests, news, police, professional conduct, restraint, robbery by sally

‘A jury has found that unreasonable force used during restraint probably contributed to the death of a 29-year-old black man who was held down for 17 minutes after attempting to rob a Leicestershire supermarket.’

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The Guardian, 26th October 2021

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Stockwell Six: Fourth member of group to appeal against conviction – BBC News

‘A fourth member of the so-called Stockwell Six, who were “fitted up” by a corrupt police officer, is mounting an appeal against his conviction.’

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BBC News, 26th July 2021

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Three members of Stockwell Six cleared after nearly 50 years – The Guardian

‘Three innocent black men who were jailed nearly 50 years ago over a corrupt police officer’s claims they tried to rob him have had their convictions overturned by the court of appeal.’

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The Guardian, 6th July 2021

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Machete-wielding robbers jailed for crime spree – BBC News

Posted July 1st, 2021 in conspiracy, guilty pleas, news, robbery, sentencing by sally

‘Members of a machete-wielding gang who raided a string of corner shops and terrorised a young family in their home have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 30th June 2021

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Case Preview: R (Majera) (formerly SM (Rwanda)) v Secretary of State for the Home Department – UKSC Blog

‘On 10 May 2021, the Supreme Court heard the appeal in R (Majera) (formerly SM (Rwanda)) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (“SSHD”). The question on appeal is whether a defective order granting immigration bail has legal effect.’

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UKSC Blog, 18th May 2021

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Shafiul Islam death: Men jailed over robbery killing – BBC News

Posted April 23rd, 2021 in homicide, imprisonment, news, robbery, sentencing, violent offenders by sally

‘An ex-convict known as “the enforcer” and two other men have been jailed for killing a man they attacked at home.’

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BBC News, 22nd April 2021

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GHB: Killer drug to be made a Class B substance – BBC News

Posted March 30th, 2021 in drug offences, murder, news, rape, robbery, sexual offences by tracey

‘A drug used in attacks by the UK’s most prolific rapist and the serial killer Stephen Port will be reclassified.’

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BBC News, 30th March 2021

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Crime: Thieves, robbers and burglars to be fitted with GPS tags – BBC News

‘Prolific burglars, robbers and thieves are to be tagged with GPS trackers in a bid to stop them reoffending.’

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BBC News, 17th March 2021

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Convicted robber jailed for murdering woman he met on dating site – The Guardian

Posted March 12th, 2021 in imprisonment, murder, news, recidivists, robbery, sentencing by sally

‘A convicted armed robber who strangled, battered and stabbed a woman to death after meeting her on a dating site has been sentenced to life in prison.’

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The Guardian, 11th March 2021

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Liverpool knifeman jailed for ‘terrifying’ train passenger attack – BBC News

‘A knifeman who carried out a “cowardly and terrifying” attack on a visually impaired rail passenger has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 27th January 2021

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‘Stockwell Six’: two men could have convictions overturned – The Guardian

‘Two men who were jailed nearly 50 years ago on the word of a corrupt detective could finally have their names cleared.
The cases of two members of the so-called “Stockwell Six”, who were accused of attempting to rob that officer on the underground, are now being referred to the court of appeal by the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC).’

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The Guardian, 14th December 2020

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