Child killer gets longer life sentence – Attorney General’s Office

Posted October 19th, 2017 in appeals, murder, press releases, sentencing by tracey

‘Marvyn Iheanacho who killed a 5 year old boy has had his sentence increased by 3 years after representation at the Court of Appeal by the Solicitor General.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 17th October 2017

Source: www.gov.uk/ago

Disgraceful conditions at Bedford prison fuelled riot, watchdog finds – The Guardian

Posted October 19th, 2017 in news, prisons, release on licence, reports, sentencing, violent disorder by tracey

‘A riot at Bedford prison that led to two wings being “totally trashed” was fuelled by frustration over “disgraceful conditions” including a failure to provide basic items such as soap, cleaning materials and toilet paper, an official watchdog has concluded.’

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The Guardian, 18th October 2017

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Man raped 13-year-old schoolgirl after persuading her to go back to his flat – The Independent

Posted October 19th, 2017 in news, rape, sentencing by tracey

‘A “dangerous sexual predator” who raped a schoolgirl after persuading her to go back to his flat has been given an eight-year prison sentence.’

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The Independent, 18th October 2017

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Mastermind of Heathrow ‘Thomas Crown Affair’ £7m heist jailed – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 19th, 2017 in burglary, conspiracy, money laundering, news, sentencing, theft by tracey

‘The mastermind behind a £7 million heist reminiscent of the Thomas Crown Affair had criminal friends burgle an elderly lady’s £1 million home to drive down the price, a court has heard. Rafaqat Hussain, 41, was said to be “at the heart of the conspiracy” which saw two Loomis van drivers steal cash belonging to Credit Suisse from inside a British Airways cargo depot at Heathrow airport.’

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Daily Telegraph, 19th October 2017

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Lesbian couple kicked and stamped on repeatedly in ‘disgusting’ homophobic attack – The Independent

Posted October 19th, 2017 in assault, hate crime, homosexuality, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A man who stamped on the heads of two women in a vicious homophobic street attack has been jailed.’

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The Independent, 18th October 2017

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Catford park murder: Longer sentence for lost shoe boy killer – BBC News

Posted October 18th, 2017 in abuse of position of trust, appeals, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A killer who beat a five-year-old boy to death for losing a trainer in a park has had his prison sentence extended to a minimum of 21 years.’

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BBC News, 17th October 2017

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Couple who had sex at Domino’s Pizza banned from spending the night together – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 18th, 2017 in community service, news, outraging public decency, sentencing by sally

‘A couple who had sex at a pizza takeaway as staff worked on the other side of the counter will not be allowed to spend the night together for nearly six months.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th October 2017

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Life sentences for killer drivers – Ministry of Justice

Posted October 17th, 2017 in alcohol abuse, dangerous driving, drug abuse, homicide, press releases, sentencing by tracey

‘Ministers confirm plans to introduce tougher sentences for those who drive irresponsibly and devastate lives.’

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Ministry of Justice, 15th October 2017

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice

Increased sentences for 2 Nottingham child sex offenders – Attorney General’s Office

Posted October 17th, 2017 in appeals, news, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘Dobson and Smith had their sentences significantly increased by the Court of Appeal.’

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Attorney General's Office, 13th October 2017

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Man jailed for fatally stabbing father on busy high street in London – The Guardian

Posted October 16th, 2017 in homicide, imprisonment, London, news, sentencing by sally

‘An insurance worker who stabbed a father to death on a busy high street while his seven-year-old daughter was buying sweets has been jailed for 18 years.’

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The Guardian, 13th October 2017

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Carrying acid in public could lead to six months in jail – BBC News

‘People caught twice carrying acid in public should receive a mandatory six-month prison sentence, the Home Office has proposed.’

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BBC News, 14th October 2017

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Killer drivers to receive life sentences in law change – BBC News

‘Drivers who kill someone in the most serious cases of dangerous and careless driving will now face life sentences.’

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BBC News, 15th October 2017

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Eight sentenced over bus ‘crash for cash’ fraud – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted October 13th, 2017 in fraud, insurance, news, personal injuries, road traffic, sentencing by tracey

‘The biggest number of claimants ever tried together in an insurance fraud case have been handed sentences ranging from community service to custody.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 13th October 2017

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Teignmouth undertaker jailed for stealing donations – BBC News

Posted October 13th, 2017 in charities, guilty pleas, news, sentencing, theft by tracey

‘An undertaker has been jailed for stealing £5,000 of donations that bereaved family members and friends had intended to go to charity.’

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BBC News, 12th October 2017

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New sentencing guidelines for terrorism offences proposed – Sentencing Council

Posted October 13th, 2017 in press releases, sentencing, terrorism by tracey

‘Today, the Sentencing Council has published its proposals for how those convicted of terrorism offences in England and Wales should be sentenced.’

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Sentencing Council, 12th October 2017

Source: http://sentencingcouncil.judiciary.gov.uk

Moped robbery gang jailed after 100-victim crime spree – BBC News

Posted October 12th, 2017 in conspiracy, gangs, motorcycles, news, offensive weapons, robbery, sentencing by sally

‘A moped gang that robbed more than 100 people, including an attempted robbery on former chancellor George Osborne, has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 11th October 2017

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Tougher penalties proposed for unsophisticated plots – BBC News

Posted October 12th, 2017 in attempts, news, penalties, sentencing, terrorism by sally

‘New, tougher penalties are being proposed to deal with the “less sophisticated” but “equally as deadly” terror plots seen in recent years.’

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BBC News, 12th October 2017

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Man jailed for theft after £766k was accidentally transferred into his bank account – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 11th, 2017 in imprisonment, news, sentencing, theft by tracey

‘A shopkeeper who had £766,000 accidentally deposited into his bank account has been jailed after spending some of the money.’

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Daily Telegraph, 10th October 2017

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Psychic harassed woman for 32 years, wrongly claiming to be child’s father – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 10th, 2017 in community service, costs, harassment, news, sentencing by sally

‘A former TV psychic has been banned from contacting a mother and daughter after he waged a 32-year harassment campaign in which he wrongly claimed he was the child’s father.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th October 2017

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Ex-staff member of Hampshire children’s home jailed for abuse – The Guardian

Posted October 9th, 2017 in child abuse, imprisonment, news, residential care, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A former staff member at a children’s home has been jailed for 15 years for child abuse dating back to the 1980s.’

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The Guardian, 7th October 2017

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