Defendant in historic trial without jury goes on run from High Court – The Independent

Posted February 19th, 2010 in fugitive offenders, news, robbery, trial without jury by sally

“When the trial of a gang of suspected armed robbers started at the High Court last month it made legal history as the first British criminal case to take place without a jury in more than 400 years. Now the courtroom has lost another key feature: one of the defendants.”

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The Independent, 19th February 2010

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Kent robbery suspect ‘lawfully killed’ – BBC News

Posted January 26th, 2010 in inquests, news, robbery, unlawful killing by sally

“An alleged armed robber who was shot dead by a police marksman was lawfully killed, an inquest jury has found.”

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BBC News, 25th January 2010

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Man, 19, jailed indefinitely for machete robberies – BBC News

Posted January 20th, 2010 in news, offensive weapons, robbery, sentencing by sally

“A man who robbed three teenage students with a machete has been jailed indefinitely for public protection.”

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BBC News, 19th January 2010

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Heathrow robbery trial breaks with 400-year tradition of trial by jury – The Guardian

Posted January 11th, 2010 in intimidation, juries, news, robbery, trial without jury by sally

“The first criminal trial without a jury to take place in England and Wales in more than 400 years begins on Tuesday after lawyers’ legal challenges were exhausted.”

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The Guardian, 10th January 2010

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‘Threat note’ bank robber jailed – BBC News

Posted December 3rd, 2009 in news, robbery, sentencing by sally

“A serial bank robber who stole money by passing threatening notes to cashiers has been jailed for eight years.”

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BBC News, 3rd December 2009

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Cage fighter jailed for £53m Securitas raid – The Guardian

Posted October 6th, 2009 in extradition, news, robbery, sentencing by sally

“A cage fighter who was extradited from Morocco to face trial over his part in the £53m Securitas robbery in Tonbridge, Kent, was jailed for 18 years today.”

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The Guardian, 5th October 2009

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Boxer’s six years for garage raid – BBC News

Posted September 30th, 2009 in news, robbery, sentencing by sally

“A former Wales Commonwealth Games boxer has been jailed for six years for a robbery at knife point at a petrol station.”

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BBC News, 28th September 2009

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Teenagers jailed for robbing and killing man – The Guardian

Posted August 26th, 2009 in murder, news, robbery, sentencing, young offenders by sally

“Two teenagers were jailed today after being convicted of killing and robbing a grandfather described by the judge as ‘a gentle, amiable man’.”

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The Guardian, 26th August 2009

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Ronnie Biggs wins permission to challenge parole decision – The Guardian

Posted July 31st, 2009 in judicial review, news, parole, robbery by sally

“The great train robber Ronnie Biggs has been given permission to challenge the decision to refuse him parole, his legal adviser said today.”

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The Guardian, 30th July 2009

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First trial without jury approved – BBC News

Posted June 18th, 2009 in Crown Court, juries, news, robbery, trial without jury by sally

“The Court of Appeal has ruled that a criminal trial can take place in front of a judge without a jury for the first time in England and Wales.”

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BBC News, 18th June 2009

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Men jailed for 17-day crime spree – BBC News

Posted May 8th, 2009 in burglary, kidnapping, news, robbery, sentencing by sally

“Two men who terrorised part of Greater Manchester during a 17-day crime spree have been jailed for life.”

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BBC News, 7th May 2009

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Regina v Zeca – Times Law Reports

Posted March 17th, 2009 in law reports, robbery, sentencing, suspended sentences by sally

Regina v Zeca

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

“It would be unjust to activate a completed unpaid work requirement attached to a suspended order of imprisonment where an offender breached the suspended order by committing a further offence.”

The Times, 17th March 2009

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Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

Great train robber Ronnie Biggs set to be released in July – The Guardian

Posted February 18th, 2009 in news, parole, robbery by sally

“Great train robber Ronnie Biggs may walk free this summer, it emerged last night. A parole board meeting on 3 July will decide if he can be released from Norwich jail after nine and a half years in custody in the UK and more than 35 years on the run in Australia and Brazil since the £2.3m raid on the Glasgow to London mail train.”

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The Guardian, 18th February 2009

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Robbery trial collapses after judge finds victim ‘too believable’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 14th, 2009 in news, robbery, victims, witnesses by sally

“A man accused of robbing a driving instructor has been found not guilty after a judge found that his alleged victim was ‘too believable’ in her evidence.”

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Daily Telegraph, 13th January 2009

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Jury discharged in £53m Tonbridge depot robbery trial – The Guardian

Posted January 8th, 2009 in juries, news, robbery, verdicts by sally

“Retrial date to be set after jury trying man allegedly ‘at heart’ of Britain’s biggest cash robbery fails to reach verdict.”

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The Guardian, 8th January 2009

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