Cardiff man given ‘life sentence by back door’ for phone theft – BBC News

Posted July 21st, 2020 in news, parole, release on licence, robbery, sentencing by sally

‘A woman who says her son was effectively given “a life sentence” for stealing a mobile phone is calling on the UK government to change the rules.’

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BBC News, 20th July 2020

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Killer who murdered for Nike trainers convicted and jailed for life – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted March 11th, 2020 in closed circuit television, imprisonment, murder, news, robbery, sentencing by tracey

‘A killer who robbed a teenager of his new Nike trainers before stabbing another teenager who confronted him about it, has been convicted of murder and jailed for life.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 10th March 2020

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Crime: Number of suspects charged by police hits new low – BBC News

‘Only about one in 14 crimes reported to police lead to a suspect being charged, official statistics have shown.’

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BBC News, 23rd January 2020

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Ayodeji Azeez death: Robber jailed for life over ambush murder – BBC News

Posted January 7th, 2020 in murder, news, robbery, sentencing by sally

‘A robber who murdered a man who was lured into an ambush by a teenage girl has been jailed for life.’

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BBC News, 6th January 2020

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Three teens jailed for robbery via the use of Grindr – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted December 12th, 2019 in burglary, conspiracy, homosexuality, internet, news, robbery, sentencing by tracey

‘Three teenagers have been jailed for numerous robberies and assault of men who had been enticed via one of the largest social media dating apps, Grindr.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 11th December 2019

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Man jailed for trying to rob Arsenal stars Mesut Özil and Sead Kolasinac – BBC News

Posted November 11th, 2019 in news, robbery, sentencing, sport by sally

‘An armed mugger who tried to rob Arsenal footballers Mesut Özil and Sead Kolasinac has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 8th November 2019

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Gang who stole heavy machinery to tear cashpoints out of walls in string of burglaries jailed – The Independent

Posted June 21st, 2019 in burglary, conspiracy, news, robbery, sentencing by tracey

‘A gang who used diggers to steal more than £500,000 from cash machines in a ram-raid spree across three counties has been jailed.’

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The Independent, 21st June 2019

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Police dog Finn’s law comes into force – BBC News

‘A new law named after a police dog which recently appeared on Britain’s Got Talent has come into effect.’

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BBC News, 8th June 2019

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London ‘boy-snatch robbery’ moped gang jailed – BBC News

‘Members of a moped gang who threatened to hurt a woman’s three-year-old son in a “shocking” attempted robbery have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 13th May 2019

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Drug addict who threatened her own grandfather with a hammer jailed – The Independent

‘A woman who threatened her grandfather with a hammer while robbing him to fund her drug addiction has been jailed for four years.’

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The Independent, 20th February 2019

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Man convicted over death of 100-year-old woman in Derby – The Guardian

Posted February 14th, 2019 in homicide, news, robbery by sally

‘A man has been convicted over the death of a 100-year-old woman whose neck was broken in a street robbery in Derby.’

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The Guardian, 13th February 2019

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Met police driver faces criminal investigation after ramming moped – The Guardian

Posted December 4th, 2018 in news, police, road traffic, road traffic offences, robbery, young offenders by tracey

‘A Metropolitan police driver is under criminal investigation after using a special tactic to deliberately knock a fleeing suspect off a moped, the Guardian has learned.’

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The Guardian, 4th December 2018

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What is ‘substantial injustice’ for the purposes of a criminal case review? – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Sapan Maini-Thompson is an LLM Candidate at University College London. On 14th November 2018 the Divisional Court gave judgment in a claim against the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC) in Regina (Anthony Davies) v The Criminal Cases Review Commission . This case was brought on behalf of a prisoner who contended that his conviction had become unsafe following the decision of the Supreme Court in R v Jogee [2016] UKSC 8 which recast the mens rea requirements in joint enterprise cases. The court dismissed the claim in a judgment which involved analysis of how the principles in Jogee are applied, and the circumstances in which the CCRC should re-open an old conviction. Jim Duffy of 1 Crown Office Row was the Junior Counsel for the Claimant.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 27th November 2018

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Homicide rate in England and Wales highest since 2008 – The Guardian

Posted October 19th, 2018 in homicide, murder, news, police, robbery, sentencing, sexual offences, statistics, theft by sally

‘The murder and manslaughter rate in England and Wales has risen to the highest in a decade, official figures show.’

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The Guardian, 18th October 2018

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Gang member jailed for London acid attack – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted October 4th, 2018 in conspiracy, hazardous substances, press releases, robbery, sentencing by tracey

‘The ringleader of a gang who sprayed corrosive cleaning fluid in the face of a shopkeeper during a failed robbery has been jailed for ten years, with a further four years on licence.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 3rd October 2018

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Acid attack car thieves convicted – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted September 14th, 2018 in conspiracy, hazardous substances, press releases, robbery by tracey

‘A gang of carjackers who sprayed corrosive ammonia into the eyes of their victims have been convicted after a public appeal by former boxer Michael Watson.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 13th September 2018

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Trial of alleged Hatton Garden mastermind ‘Basil’ faces delay due to film about the robbery – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 4th, 2018 in delay, media, news, robbery, trials by sally

‘The trial of an alleged mastermind of the Hatton Garden heist has been delayed until next year following a new blockbuster film release about the robbery.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd September 2018

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Man jailed for £53m UK heist will not have to repay share of proceeds – The Guardian

Posted August 30th, 2018 in confiscation, news, proceeds of crime, repayment, robbery by sally

‘A cage fighter convicted of taking part in a £53m armed robbery has been excused from paying back his alleged share of the stolen cash after a secret court hearing.’

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The Guardian, 29th August 2018

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Moped mugger who stabbed man to death for his Rolex jailed for life – The Independent

Posted July 20th, 2018 in murder, news, robbery, sentencing by tracey

‘A murderer who stabbed a father to death while trying to steal his Rolex watch has been jailed for a minimum of 35 years.’

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The Independent, 19th July 2018

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Armed robber in drag jailed for Liverpool sex shop raid – BBC News

Posted May 25th, 2018 in firearms, news, robbery, sentencing by sally

‘A robber who held up a sex shop at gunpoint while wearing make-up, a wig, and a bright red dress has been jailed for five-and-a-half years.’

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BBC News, 24th May 2018

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