Stephen Lawrence murder suspect claimed his notoriety meant he was unable to focus on drugs trial, court hears – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 7th, 2018 in conspiracy, drug offences, drug trafficking, murder, news, racism, sentencing by tracey

‘A man named as a suspect in the racist murder of Stephen Lawrence has been sentenced to nine years in prison for his part in a multi-million drugs plot, despite attempts by his defence counsel to use the controversy surrounding the killing as grounds for leniency.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th December 2018

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Schools bomb hoaxes: Teenager jailed for nationwide threats – BBC News

Posted December 7th, 2018 in bomb hoaxing, children, news, school children, sentencing by tracey

‘A teenager who sent thousands of hoax bomb threats to schools and triggered an American airline security scare has been jailed for three years.’

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BBC News, 7th December 2018

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Grenfell fraudster jailed for claiming £88,000 worth of benefits – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted December 3rd, 2018 in benefits, closed circuit television, fire, fraud, news, sentencing, victims by tracey

‘A man has been jailed after falsely claiming he was sleeping rough in the Grenfell Tower so he could access £88,0000 worth of benefits meant for genuine victims of the fire.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 30th November 2018

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Met Police officer jailed for raping teenage girl twice – The Independent

Posted December 3rd, 2018 in abuse of position of trust, news, police, rape, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘A police officer has been jailed for twice raping a 16-year-old girl’

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The Independent, 1st December 2018

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Teen jailed over friends’ Basshunter gig MDMA deaths – BBC News

Posted November 30th, 2018 in drug trafficking, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

‘A teenager has been jailed for supplying the MDMA that killed two of his friends.’

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BBC News, 29th November 2018

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Man who bit police officer is first person to be jailed under new law to protect emergency workers – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 28th, 2018 in assault, emergency services, guilty pleas, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A landscape gardener who bit a police officer has become the first person to be jailed under new laws to protect emergency workers.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th November 2018

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Men jailed for selling unlicensed medicines to sick patients – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted November 28th, 2018 in licensing, medicines, news, sentencing by tracey

‘Four people who manufactured and sold an unlicensed drug to patients suffering from conditions including cancer, multiple sclerosis, HIV and autism have been sentenced today (27 November).’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 27th November 2018

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Singer who toured with Little Mix jailed after killing cyclist in road crash – The Independent

Posted November 28th, 2018 in bicycles, careless driving, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A singer who toured with Little Mix has been jailed after she killed a cyclist in a road crash when she failed to stop at a roundabout.’

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The Independent, 27th November 2018

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Man who illegally collected more than 5,000 rare bird eggs jailed for threatening population species – The Independent

Posted November 28th, 2018 in birds, environmental protection, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A “one-man crime wave” who illegally collected more than 5,000 rare bird eggs has been jailed for 18 weeks.’

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The Independent, 28th November 2018

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Bin lorry driver jailed for schoolgirl’s death – The Guardian

‘A bin lorry driver who killed a 14-year-old girl after pulling on to a treacherous main road without looking and hitting a school minibus has been jailed.’

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The Guardian, 26th November 2018

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Man who ‘groomed’ British couple into supplying parts for Iran’s nuclear programme jailed – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 23rd, 2018 in Iran, news, nuclear weapons, proceeds of crime, sentencing, suspended sentences by sally

‘A retired company boss who made £5 million from trafficking fighter jet parts to Iran in violation of Weapons of Mass Destruction controls has been jailed for two-and-a-half years.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd November 2018

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‘Love contract’ stalker Lina Tantash jailed – BBC News

Posted November 23rd, 2018 in harassment, news, sentencing, stalking by sally

‘A “vicious, manipulative” stalker who turned her ex’s life into a “living nightmare” after he broke a so-called love contract has been jailed for four years.’

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BBC News, 22nd November 2018

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Pair jailed for smuggling migrants to UK in small inflatable boat – The Independent

Posted November 22nd, 2018 in conspiracy, immigration, news, sentencing by tracey

‘Two men who used a small inflatable boat to smuggle Albanian migrants into the UK, in an operation so dangerous it was “like trying to cross the M25 at its busiest time on foot”, have each been jailed for eight years.’

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The Independent, 21st November 2018

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New Sentencing Code to help prevent unlawful sentences being handed out – Law Commission

Posted November 22nd, 2018 in Law Commission, press releases, sentencing, statute law revision by tracey

‘A new Sentencing Code will reduce the number of unlawful sentences being handed out and save £250 million over ten years, the Law Commission has announced today. When they sentence offenders, judges have to contend with more than 1,300 pages of law filled with outdated and inaccessible language. This law is contained in over 65 different Acts of Parliament, and has no coherent structure. This makes it difficult for judges to identify and apply the law they need, which can slow the process of sentencing and lead to mistakes.’

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Law Commission, 22nd November 2018

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Grenfell Tower: Fraudster who claimed more than £100,000 meant for survivors jailed for six years – The Independent

Posted November 22nd, 2018 in fire, fraud, guilty pleas, news, sentencing, victims by tracey

‘A fraudster who claimed more than £100,000 meant for Grenfell Tower victims has been jailed for six years.’

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The Independent, 21st November 2018

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Hayley Weatherall and lover jailed over husband murder plots – BBC News

Posted November 21st, 2018 in cancer, conspiracy, internet, murder, news, sentencing, weapons by tracey

‘A wife, her lover and his daughter have been jailed for life over a plot to kill her terminally ill husband.’

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BBC News, 20th November 2018

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TalkTalk hack attack: Friends jailed for cyber crimes – BBC News

Posted November 20th, 2018 in computer crime, guilty pleas, internet, news, sentencing by sally

‘Two friends who took part in a £77m hack on the TalkTalk website have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 19th November 2018

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Ellie-May Minshull-Coyle death: ‘Cage bed’ couple jailed – BBC News

‘A woman and her ex-partner who strapped a toddler face down in a “monstrous cage bed” have each been sentenced to 10 years.’

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BBC News, 16th November 2018

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Prosecutor wants more convictions for crimes against elderly – BBC News

‘The head of the Crown Prosecution Service in Wales says he wants to see more prosecutions of people who commit crimes against older people.’

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BBC News, 19th November 2018

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Man jailed for targeting grieving families with online abuse – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A man who admitted targeting Facebook memorial pages with sickening messages has been jailed for 14 months today (15 Oct) at Newcastle Crown Court.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 15th November 2018

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