Police officer Peter Drummond had sex with girl aged 14 – BBC News

Posted February 19th, 2019 in child abuse, children, internet, news, police, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A police officer has been found guilty of having sex with a 14-year-old girl he befriended on social media.’

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BBC News, 18th February 2019

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‘Prison isn’t working’: David Gauke calls for end to short jail terms – The Guardian

Posted February 19th, 2019 in community service, news, prisons, recidivists, rehabilitation, sentencing, statistics by sally

‘The justice secretary has said he wants to end short prison sentences because they do not work and hopes that technology and more community sentences will provide better alternatives to jail.’

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The Guardian, 18th February 2019

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Electronic GPS tags to track thousands of criminals in England and Wales – BBC News

Posted February 18th, 2019 in electronic monitoring, news, satellites, sentencing by sally

‘Thousands of criminals in England and Wales will be tagged with GPS trackers to allow authorities to trace them 24 hours a day.’

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BBC News, 16th February 2019

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Eloise Parry death: Diet pill dealer appealing against sentence – BBC News

Posted February 18th, 2019 in appeals, food, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man found guilty of manslaughter for selling toxic slimming pills that killed a student is set to appeal against his sentence.’

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BBC News, 16th February 2019

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Axe murderer Nathan Davis jailed for at least 28 years – BBC News

Posted February 15th, 2019 in murder, news, sentencing, weapons by sally

‘An axe murderer intent on revenge over an attack on his girlfriend has been jailed for a minimum of 28 years.’

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BBC News, 15th February 2019

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Solicitor “tried to get assault complainant to withdraw statement” – Legal Futures

‘A solicitor who tried to get someone he employed to persuade the alleged victim of a sexual assault to withdraw her statement has been struck off by a tribunal.’

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Legal Futures, 15th February 2019

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Husband who killed and burned wife’s body jailed – BBC News

Posted February 12th, 2019 in arson, domestic violence, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A “controlling bully” who strangled his wife and burned her body after taking out £310,000 in life insurance has been jailed for life.’

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BBC News, 11th February 2019

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Seven-year jail terms unveiled for pension fund mismanagement – The Guardian

Posted February 11th, 2019 in company directors, news, pensions, professional conduct, sentencing by tracey

‘MPs and pension experts have welcomed government plans to introduce lengthy jail sentences for executives who recklessly mismanage pension funds, in an effort to avoid a repeat of recent scandals like BHS or Carillion.’

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The Guardian, 10th February 2019

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Drill music crackdown ‘fails to address root causes of youth violence’ – The Guardian

‘Campaigners and artists have sharply criticised the police crackdown on drill music, warning this “punitive” approach will ultimately fail to tackle the root causes of youth violence.’

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The Guardian, 10th February 2019

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Drink-driver who went wrong way on M4 near Reading jailed – BBC News

Posted February 11th, 2019 in dangerous driving, drunk in charge, news, road traffic offences, sentencing by tracey

‘A man who drove the wrong way down a motorway while more than three times the drink-drive limit has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 11th February 2019

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Stansted 15: no jail for activists convicted of terror-related offences – The Guardian

‘Fifteen activists convicted of a terrorism-related offence for chaining themselves around an immigration removal flight at Stansted airport have received suspended sentences or community orders.’

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The Guardian, 6th February 2019

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Brothelkeepers earned £3.8m while police focused on other ‘serious crimes’ – Daily Telegraph

‘A married couple who built a £3.8million brothel empire were allowed to continue operating by police for 14 years who instead focused on “serious types of organised crime”, a court has heard.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd February 2019

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Pair narrowly avoid jail after ‘sharing photos of James Bulger killer online’ – The Independent

‘Two people have narrowly avoided jail after sharing information online said to be about James Bulger killer Jon Venables.’

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The Independent, 31st January 2019

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Jailed MP Fiona Onasanya to have three-month prison sentence reviewed – The Independent

‘Jailed MP Fiona Onasanya is to have her three-month prison sentence reviewed following a complaint that is unduly lenient.’

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The Independent, 1st February 2019

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Carol Boardman death driver jailed for 30 weeks – The Guardian

‘A driver who fatally ran over the mother of the Olympic cyclist Chris Boardman has been jailed for 30 weeks.’

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The Guardian, 31st January 2019

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Defendant who defrauded council pension fund of £1m jailed for seven years – Local Government Lawyer

Posted January 30th, 2019 in fraud, local government, money laundering, news, pensions, sentencing by sally

‘A man who defrauded Westminster City Council’s pension fund of more than £1m has been jailed for seven years.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 29th January 2019

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More than half of young people in jail are of BME background – The Guardian

Posted January 29th, 2019 in imprisonment, minorities, news, sentencing, statistics, young offenders by sally

‘More than half of the inmates held in prisons for young people in England and Wales are from a black and minority ethnic (BME) background, the highest proportion on record, the prisons watchdog has said, prompting warnings that youth jails have hit “American” levels of disproportionality.’

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The Guardian, 29th January 2019

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Female nursery worker, 18, jailed for sexually abusing children – The Guardian

Posted January 29th, 2019 in child abuse, news, sentencing, sexual offences, young offenders by sally

‘A teenage childcare student has been jailed for sexually abusing two children and taking photographs of them for a man she met online.’

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The Guardian, 28th January 2019

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‘I’d do it again,’ said driver who killed four in crash, as judge asks for tougher sentencing powers – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 29th, 2019 in dangerous driving, guilty pleas, news, sentencing by sally

‘A judge has urged parliament to introduce tougher sentences for people who cause multiple deaths by dangerous driving after jailing two brothers who killed four people in a high speed chase.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th January 2019

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Dad Elliott Appleyard who treated daughter as ‘wife’ jailed – BBC News

Posted January 28th, 2019 in child abuse, children, families, news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A father who repeatedly raped and abused his teenage daughter has been jailed for 20 years.’

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BBC News, 25th January 2019

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