Father who threw baby in river ‘slipped through’ mental health care net, says judge – The Guardian

‘A man who threw his infant son into a river “slipped through the net” of mental health services, a judge has said. Zak Bennett-Eko, 23, was sentenced to a hospital order on Tuesday after being found guilty of the manslaughter by diminished responsibility of his 11-month-old son Zakari.’

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The Guardian, 1st December 2020

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Dayne Cooper jailed after Essex police officer dragged by car – BBC News

Posted December 1st, 2020 in assault, emergency services, guilty pleas, news, police, sentencing by sally

‘A man who dragged a police officer along the ground as he held the car door and punched another in the head has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 30th November 2020

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UK government pays out to family of IPP prisoner who killed himself – The Guardian

Posted December 1st, 2020 in bereavement, compensation, families, mental health, news, prisons, sentencing, suicide by sally

‘The family of a prisoner who killed himself after being handed a controversial “never-ending” sentence has received damages from the government in an out-of-court settlement, the Guardian has learned.’

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The Guardian, 30th November 2020

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Family of man killed by convicted terrorist sue UK government – The Guardian

‘The family of a young man stabbed to death by a convicted terrorist are suing the government over alleged failures to manage the attacker in the community.’

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The Guardian, 26th November 2020

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Army Cadet leader jailed for nine years for sex offences against boys – The Independent

Posted November 26th, 2020 in armed forces, child abuse, guilty pleas, news, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘A former Army Cadet leader has been jailed for nine years after pleading guilty to child sex offences committed between 1981 and 1991.’

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The Independent, 25th November 2020

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Corbyn supporter spared jail after telling Margaret Hodge to die in string of antisemitic abuse – The Independent

‘A supporter of Jeremy Corbyn who targeted Labour MPs with “vulgar, obscene and threatening” abuse has been spared jail.’

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The Independent, 25th November 2020

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Richard Huckle: Prisoner jailed over ‘poetic justice’ murder – BBC News

Posted November 25th, 2020 in child abuse, imprisonment, murder, news, prisons, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A psychopathic prisoner who murdered paedophile Richard Huckle in an act of “poetic justice” has been sentenced to a minimum of 34 years in jail.’

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BBC, 24th November 2020

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Jonathan Maertens: Man who raped girls jailed – BBC News

‘A “prolific” sex attacker who raped and abused girls has been jailed for life.’

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BBC News, 23rd November 2020

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Catterick man jailed for ambush murder of ex-girlfriend – BBC News

Posted November 23rd, 2020 in imprisonment, kidnapping, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who kidnapped and murdered his ex-girlfriend in a woodland hideout has been jailed for at least 25 years.’

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BBC News, 21st November 2020

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Appealing convictions and sentences after the Court of Appeal – KCH Garden Sq

‘A defendant’s right to appeal following a magistrates or crown court conviction is widely recognised across the entire criminal justice system. What is much less well-known is what options are available should a defendant’s appeal be unsuccessful. There will always be cases where a defendant or counsel are sincerely of the view that there has been a miscarriage of justice in a particular matter, whether it be the conviction itself is unsafe, or the sentence passed is manifestly excessive. This view may be taken immediately after a failed appeal, or years down the line where new evidence has come to light, shining a different perspective over the case as a whole. But what can they do about it? The jury returned their verdict, the single judge and full Court of Appeal turned them down, what route do they have to have their case looked at again?’

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KCH Garden Sq, November 2020

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Driver who ‘fell asleep’ jailed for causing death – BBC News

Posted November 16th, 2020 in dangerous driving, elderly, imprisonment, news, sentencing, unlawful killing by sally

‘A pensioner who caused the death of a woman after “falling asleep” has been jailed for a year.’

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BBC News, 14th November 2020

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MPs demand explanation for disproportionate numbers of Black teens in custody – The Independent

‘A parliamentary committee is demanding an explanation from ministers for the “disproportionate” incarceration of Black and minority ethnic (Bame) teenagers, after a report found they make up more than half of inmates youth custody.’

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The Independent, 12th November 2020

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Cornish grandmother of drowned baby admits cruelty – BBC News

‘The grandmother of a baby who drowned in a bath while she was out of the room has admitted child cruelty.’

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BBC News, 10th November 2020

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Jack Mitchell death: Father jailed for manslaughter – BBC News

Posted November 10th, 2020 in child abuse, domestic violence, guilty pleas, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

‘A father who admitted causing the death of his teenage son by shaking him as a baby has been jailed for three years.’

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BBC News, 9th November 2020

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Newport driver jailed for 10 years for ramming scooter rider – BBC News

Posted November 10th, 2020 in news, road traffic offences, sentencing, wounding by sally

‘A driver has been jailed for 10 years for ramming into a scooter rider who accidentally cracked his wing mirror.’

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BBC News, 9th November 2020

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Claire Parry death: PC Timothy Brehmer to have sentence reviewed – BBC News

Posted November 4th, 2020 in appeals, domestic violence, families, homicide, imprisonment, news, police, sentencing by tracey

‘A police officer who strangled a mother-of-two after she exposed their affair will have his 10-and-a-half year sentence for manslaughter reviewed.’

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BBC News, 4th November 2020

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Father jailed over son’s death in M62 ‘race’ – BBC News

Posted November 3rd, 2020 in dangerous driving, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A man who caused the death of his son after racing with another driver at more than 100mph has been jailed for four-and-a-half-years.’

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BBC News, 2nd November 2020

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Neo-Nazi teenager spared jail for encouraging terror attacks – The Independent

‘A neo-Nazi teenager who encouraged terror attacks and downloaded indecent images of young children has been spared jail.’

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The Independent, 2nd November 2020

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Andrew Hill – ‘Sentencing of Young People with particular reference to the Issue of Mental Health’- 33 Bedford Row

‘I will look at in this article at some of the sentencing principles and guidance when sentencing young people and in particular for serious offences and when they are suffering from mental illness.’

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33 Bedford Row, 27th October 2020

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Ex-zoo worker jailed over penguins and rare birds theft – BBC News

Posted October 30th, 2020 in animals, burglary, imprisonment, news, sentencing, theft by sally

‘A man who stole penguins and rare birds from a zoo has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 30th October 2020

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