Psychoactive Substances Act 2016 – Sentencing Guidance – Drystone Chambers

Posted November 23rd, 2017 in drug abuse, drug offences, legislation, news, sentencing by sally

‘The Psychoactive Substances Act 2016 (“PSA”) came into force on 26th May 2016. This article aims to give an outline of the PSA and an analysis of sentencing practice under the statute.’

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Drystone Chambers, 3rd November 2017

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Importation of Child Sex Dolls – A Need for Guidance? – Drystone Chambers

‘In recent months, there have been a number of prosecutions under the Customs and Excise Management Act 1979 (CEMA); an Act drafted in the latter part of the last century and covering the physical importation of “prohibited items” into the UK and the evasion of duties more generally. At the time, the Act caught those seeking to import pornographic videos and magazines.’

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Drystone Chambers, 26th October 2017

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Paedophile convicted after 35 years when his victim recognised him in prison cell – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 22nd, 2017 in child abuse, imprisonment, news, prisons, sentencing, sexual offences, victims by sally

‘A paedophile was brought to justice 35 years after abusing a six-year-old boy when he found himself in the same prison cell as his victim.’

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Daily Telegraph, 21st November 2017

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Jail for men who tried to defraud and blackmail solicitors – Legal Futures

Posted November 21st, 2017 in blackmail, computer crime, fraud, law firms, news, sentencing by sally

‘Two men who were part of an organised fraud network that conned solicitors and others out of over £300,000, as well as a man who tried to blackmail a law firm to pay over €10,000 for the return of data stolen from its systems, have been sent to prison.’

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Legal Futures, 21st November 2017

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Father jailed for at least 33 years for murdering his children – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted November 20th, 2017 in arson, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A father who suffocated his two young children with a cloth soaked in petrol before setting fire to the family home has been given a life sentence with a minimum of 33 years for their murder today (20 November).’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 20th November 2017

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Rotherham child sex abuse case: Three men jailed – BBC News

Posted November 17th, 2017 in child abuse, news, sentencing, sexual grooming, sexual offences by tracey

‘Three men have been jailed following the first trial to come out of the National Crime Agency’s inquiry into historical sex abuse in Rotherham.’

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BBC News, 16th November 2017

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Man aged 74 jailed after 160 guns are found at his home in Kent – The Guardian

Posted November 16th, 2017 in firearms, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A pensioner has been jailed for five years after 160 guns were found at his home.

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The Guardian, 15th November 2017

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Men jailed over huge £100m tax fraud – Crown Prosecution Service

‘Five men have been jailed today (November 10) for their part in a £100m tax fraud.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 10th November 2017

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Paedophile avoids jail because of bad back – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 13th, 2017 in child abuse, news, sentencing, sexual offences, suspended sentences by tracey

‘A paedophile who abused three young girls more than 40-years ago has been spared jail after telling a judge he had a bad back.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th November 2017

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Trader jailed for offering to sell elephant tusks and rhino horns – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted November 10th, 2017 in animals, environmental protection, press releases, sentencing by tracey

‘An illegal trader who offered to sell elephant tusks, rhino horns, and hippopotamus teeth has been jailed for a total of 14 months after breaking wildlife protection laws.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 10th November 2017

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Man who planned to detonate pipe bomb on a plane has had his sentence increased – Attorney General’s Office

Posted November 10th, 2017 in aircraft, appeals, explosives, news, sentencing by tracey

‘Manchester man who planned to detonate pipe bomb on a plane has had his sentence increased by 4 years.’

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Attorney General's Office, 9th November 2017

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Dragon’s Den contestant jailed for child sex offences has term increased – Attorney General’s Office

‘A former Dragon’s Den contestant, jailed for 13 child sex offences, including sexual assault has had his jail sentence increased to 7 years 3 months.’

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Attorney General's Office , 9th November 2017

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Burglar jailed for 20 years after killing father and daughter in house fire – The Guardian

Posted November 10th, 2017 in arson, burglary, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A debt-ridden gambler has been jailed for 20 years for killing a father and his eight-year-old daughter by setting their home alight in a “seriously reckless” attempt to cover up a burglary.’

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The Guardian, 9th November 2017

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Man ‘brutally’ attacked woman, 88, asleep in her Chorley home – BBC News

Posted November 9th, 2017 in assault, news, robbery, sentencing by tracey

‘A man who dragged an 88-year-old woman out of her bed and “brutally” assaulted her before ransacking her home has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 9th November 2017

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Peanut curry death: Mohammed Zaman fails in appeal bid – BBC News

Posted November 9th, 2017 in allergies, appeals, food, negligence, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A restaurant owner who was jailed after a customer died from an allergic reaction to a curry has failed in a bid to have his conviction overturned.’

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BBC News, 9th November 2017

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Wannabe YouTube star sentenced for ‘tombstoning’ into swimming pool during water polo match – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 9th, 2017 in community service, costs, news, nuisance, sentencing, young persons by tracey

‘A wannabe YouTube star has been convicted after he filmed himself “tombstoning” into a swimming pool during a water polo match in a bid to make money from social media.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th November 2017

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Policeman jailed for selling crash data to claims firm – which were sold on to law firms – Legal Futures

‘Two married constables working for Lancashire Police were sentenced last month for stealing police data about car crashes and selling it to claims firms for £363,000.’

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Legal Futures, 8th November 2017

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Woman jailed for ‘HIV spit’ in Essex policeman’s mouth – BBC News

Posted November 8th, 2017 in assault, compensation, HIV, imprisonment, news, police, sentencing by tracey

‘A woman has been jailed for spitting in a police officer’s mouth and telling him she was HIV positive.’

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BBC News, 7th November 2017

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Man sentenced over £50m drugs haul find on Norfolk beach – BBC News

Posted November 8th, 2017 in drug offences, news, rehabilitation, sentencing, suspended sentences by tracey

‘A man who helped himself to cocaine that had washed up on a beach has been given a two year suspended sentence.’

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BBC News, 7th November 2017

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Hospital double death crash driver, 90, spared jail – BBC News

Posted November 8th, 2017 in dangerous driving, homicide, news, sentencing, suspended sentences by tracey

‘A 90-year-old driver who killed a couple by reversing into them has been given a two-year suspended sentence.’

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BBC News, 7th November 2017

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