Businessman jailed for killing support worker Belinda Rose – BBC News

Posted June 30th, 2020 in diminished responsibility, homicide, mental health, news, sentencing by sally

‘A businessman who fatally stabbed a support worker in a “savage and brutal attack” has been jailed for 10 years.’

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BBC News, 29th June 2020

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Pontypool rape confession after parents see text message – BBC News

Posted June 30th, 2020 in guilty pleas, news, rape, sentencing, telecommunications, young offenders by sally

‘A man has been sentenced for raping a woman after his parents saw an incriminating text message on his phone and made him confess to the police.’

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BBC News, 29th June 2020

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Motorbiker jailed over crash that left boy, 9, without leg – BBC News

‘A motorcyclist who hit a nine-year-old boy causing him to lose part of his leg has been jailed for three years.’

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BBC News, 26th June 2020

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Tate Modern: Jonty Bravery jailed for 15 years for attempted murder – The Guardian

‘A teenager who threw a six-year-old child off a viewing platform at the Tate Modern gallery in London will serve at least 15 years in prison, the Old Bailey was told on Friday.’

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The Guardian, 26th June 2020

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Delivery driver jailed for broken wing-mirror rage killing – BBC News

Posted June 24th, 2020 in assault, homicide, imprisonment, news, sentencing by sally

‘A pizza delivery driver who killed a man in a “grotesque” overreaction to a broken wing-mirror has been jailed for 14 years.’

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BBC News, 23rd June 2020

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MP Liz Saville-Roberts: Man jailed for sending threatening email – BBC News

‘A 66-year-old man who sent a threatening email to Plaid Cymru MP Liz Saville-Roberts has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 23rd June 2020

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Nurse who paralysed man in Silsden crash spared jail – BBC News

‘A nurse who had a hypoglycaemic attack, causing a crash which left a pedestrian paralysed, has been spared jail.’

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BBC News, 20th June 2020

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An analysis of the Sentencing Code – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted June 23rd, 2020 in bills, codes of practice, news, sentencing by sally

‘The Sentencing Bill has begun its passage through parliament, having received its first reading in the House of Lords in March. The Bill contains a “Sentencing Code”. Once in force, the Sentencing Code will provide a single reference point for the law on sentencing and will apply to all offenders convicted of an offence after 1 October 2020.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 18th June 2020

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YouTuber jailed for Birmingham hospital bomb threat – BBC News

‘A YouTuber who filmed himself phoning a “truly despicable” bomb threat to a hospital dealing with Covid-19 patients has been jailed for 12 weeks.’

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BBC News, 18th June 2020

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‘Unrealistic’ appeals system fails prisoners who have been victims of abuse – report – The Guardian

‘One month window to challenge convictions in England and Wales means women who have experienced trauma are unfairly criminalised, campaigners say.’

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The Guardian, 17th June 2020

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The UK government responded to Black Lives Matter – by protecting statues – The Guardian

Posted June 16th, 2020 in criminal damage, criminal justice, minorities, monuments, news, sentencing by sally

‘Our justice system is in tatters, yet what may be the first piece of bipartisan legislation to pass is one protecting the feelings of concrete.’

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The Guardian, 15th June 2020

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Man jailed for urinating at PC Keith Palmer memorial during protest – BBC News

Posted June 16th, 2020 in monuments, news, outraging public decency, sentencing by sally

‘A man has been jailed for urinating at the Westminster memorial dedicated to PC Keith Palmer.’

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BBC News, 15th June 2020

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Ben Ashman: Man who ran over stepmother at wedding jailed – BBC News

‘A man who repeatedly drove over his stepmother in a drunken rage at a wedding has been jailed for six years.’

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BBC News, 11th June 2020

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Fake casting agent Daniel Berry groomed young girls on Facebook – BBC News

‘A “cunning” paedophile who posed as a casting agent on Facebook to lure young girls into sending indecent videos of themselves has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 10th June 2020

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Four UK neo-Nazis jailed for membership of National Action – The Guardian

Posted June 10th, 2020 in imprisonment, news, proscribed organisations, sentencing by sally

‘Four neo-Nazi “diehards” convicted of being members of the banned terrorist group National Action have been jailed.’

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The Guardian, 9th June 2020

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New Act – legislation.gov.uk

Posted June 10th, 2020 in legislation, sentencing by tracey

Sentencing (Pre-consolidation Amendments) Act 2020

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Mother of boy killed by dangerous dog in caravan jailed for two years – The Guardian

‘The mother of a nine-year-old boy who was fatally attacked by her friend’s “extremely powerful” dog in a caravan on a Cornish holiday park has been jailed for two years.’

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The Guardian, 9th June 2020

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Woman who falsely claimed more than £1m in benefits is jailed – The Guardian

Posted June 9th, 2020 in benefits, fraud, news, sentencing by sally

‘A woman has been jailed after falsely claiming more than £1m in benefits in what has been described as one of the biggest social security frauds to be prosecuted by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).’

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The Guardian, 8th June 2020

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Counter-Terrorism and Sentencing Bill: The Struggle to Balance Legislative Protection With Civil Liberties By Paul Canfield – Broadway House Chambers

‘As the Government unveils a new Counter-Terrorism and Sentencing Bill, this article briefly looks at the struggle to balance legislative protection with civil liberties in light of the recent Supreme Court decision in R v Adams (Appellant) (Northern Ireland) [2020] UKSC 19.’

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Broadway House Chambers, 29th May 2020

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R v Bartell [2020] EWCA Crim 625 – Exceptional circumstances test within the Firearms Act 1968 – Broadway House Chambers

Posted June 2nd, 2020 in firearms, guilty pleas, news, sentencing by sally

‘Stephen Wood QC considers the recent case of R v Bartell [2020] EWCA Crim 625, where judgment was given on the 1st May 2020 in relation to the exceptional circumstances test set out within the Firearms Act 1968 and suggests that this case following R v Nancarrow [2019] 2 Cr. App. R. (S) marks a perceptible hardening of attitude of the Court of Appeal towards a finding of exceptional circumstances by the sentencing Judge.’

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Broadway House Chambers, 20th May 2020

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