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.’

Full Story

BBC News, 22nd April 2021

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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.’

Full Story

BBC News, 30th March 2021

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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.’

Full Story

BBC News, 17th March 2021

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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.’

Full Story

The Guardian, 11th March 2021

Source: www.theguardian.com

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.’

Full Story

BBC News, 27th January 2021

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

‘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).’

Full Story

The Guardian, 14th December 2020

Source: www.theguardian.com

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.’

Full Story

BBC News, 20th July 2020

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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.’

Full Story

Crown Prosecution Service, 10th March 2020

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

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.’

Full Story

BBC News, 23rd January 2020

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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.’

Full Story

BBC News, 6th January 2020

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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.’

Full Story

Crown Prosecution Service, 11th December 2019

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

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.’

Full Story

BBC News, 8th November 2019

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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.’

Full Story

The Independent, 21st June 2019

Source: www.independent.co.uk

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.’

Full Story

BBC News, 8th June 2019

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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.’

Full Story

BBC News, 13th May 2019

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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.’

Full Story

The Independent, 20th February 2019

Source: www.independent.co.uk

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.’

Full Story

The Guardian, 13th February 2019

Source: www.theguardian.com

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.’

Full Story

The Guardian, 4th December 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

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.’

Full Story

UK Human Rights Blog, 27th November 2018

Source: ukhumanrightsblog.com

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.’

Full Story

The Guardian, 18th October 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com