M4 crash: Drink-drive killer’s sentence deemed not unduly lenient – BBC News

‘A man who killed two young children while drink and drug driving will not have his sentence reviewed by the court of appeal.’

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BBC News, 30th May 2022

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Stockwell tenant jailed for murdering couple during lockdown – BBC News

‘A man who stabbed his two landlords to death during the first lockdown has been jailed for life.’

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BBC News, 28th May 2022

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EncroChat murder plot: Two life terms after Cardiff drug dispute – BBC News

Posted May 30th, 2022 in conspiracy, drug offences, gangs, imprisonment, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘Two men have been jailed for life with a minimum 18 years term after plotting a revenge murder with a James Bond-style gun.’

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BBC News, 28th May 2022

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Rhamero West: Three jailed for student’s stab murder – BBC News

Posted May 30th, 2022 in imprisonment, murder, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

‘Two men have been jailed for life and a teenager has been detained for murdering a 16-year-old who was stabbed after being chased through the streets.’

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BBC News, 28th May 2022

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Imran Ahmad Khan sentenced to 18 months over sexual assault of boy, 15 – The Guardian

Posted May 24th, 2022 in child abuse, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘The former Conservative MP Imran Ahmad Khan has been sentenced to 18 months in jail for sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy after plying him with gin at a party in 2008.’

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The Guardian, 23rd May 2022

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The Whole Life Order: Have the Floodgates Been Opened? – Pump Court Chambers

‘Events that occurred in March 2021 instituted a widespread heated debate both domestically and internationally as a consequence of the murder of Sarah Everard at the hands of police officer Wayne Couzens. It sparked a global women’s safety movement and erosion of public confidence in police protection, alongside sparking conversations around inequality, misogyny and victim-blaming. Further, it was also a rare case of a whole life order being handed down for a single murder. Up there in the list of the most famous names in criminal history with Myra Hindley, Peter Sutcliffe and Rosemary West, now stands the name Wayne Couzens. Putting aside societal, political and media considerations regarding this sentence, can interpretation of the statute and of sentencing provisions in this case be seen as opening the floodgates?’

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Pump Court Chambers, 10th May 2022

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Billy Henham: Brighton New Year’s Eve party murderers jailed – BBC News

Posted May 23rd, 2022 in bereavement, families, imprisonment, murder, news, sentencing, young persons by sally

‘Four men have been sentenced to a total of 86 years for murdering a “kind and peaceful” man at a New Year’s Eve party in Brighton.’

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BBC News, 20th May 2022

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Bobbi-Anne McLeod: Man jailed for murder of Plymouth teen – BBC News

Posted May 20th, 2022 in imprisonment, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man fascinated with serial killers has been jailed for a minimum of 31 years for murdering an 18-year-old woman he abducted from a bus stop.’

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BBC News, 19th May 2022

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Man jailed for headbutting Sheffield United captain during play-off semi final – The Independent

Posted May 20th, 2022 in assault, imprisonment, news, sentencing, sport by sally

‘A Nottingham Forest football fan was jailed for headbutting Sheffield United captain Billy Sharp at Tuesday’s play-off semi-final after downing seven pints – prompting police to warn “casual thuggery” at games will be punished.’

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The Independent, 19th May 2022

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New Judgment: R v Maughan (Northern Ireland) [2022] UKSC 13 – UKSC Blog

‘This appeal concerns the discount which convicted criminals in Northern Ireland are entitled to when they are sentenced.’

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UKSC Blog, 18th May 2022

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Warwickshire fraudster jailed over fake Covid certificates – BBC News

Posted May 18th, 2022 in coronavirus, fraud, holidays, imprisonment, news, sentencing by sally

‘A fraudster who conned holidaymakers into paying for fake Covid-19 certificates has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 17th May 2022

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Child sexual offences sentencing guidelines published – Sentencing Council

Posted May 17th, 2022 in child abuse, news, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘Revised sentencing guidelines that clarify how courts in England and Wales should sentence offenders convicted of arranging or facilitating sexual offences against a child were published today by the Sentencing Council following consultation.’

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Sentencing Council, 17th May 2022

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‘Guess what happened?’ Criminal taunted police by posting ‘catch me if you can’ under wanted appeal – The Independent

Posted May 13th, 2022 in firearms, imprisonment, internet, news, police, sentencing, threatening behaviour by tracey

‘A criminal who wrote “catch me if you can” under his own wanted appeal on Facebook has been jailed for eight years.’

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The Independent, 13th May 2022

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Accountant jailed for exploiting a disabled victim for over £300,000 – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A chartered accountant has been jailed for exploiting a vulnerable victim out of money and assets worth £331,858.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 12th May 2022

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‘Entitled’ former world darts champion jailed for two years for sexual assault – The Independent

Posted May 13th, 2022 in imprisonment, news, sentencing, sexual offences, victims, video recordings by tracey

‘Former world darts champion Ted Hankey has been jailed for two years for a sexual assault caught on camera.’

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The Independent, 12th May 2022

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New Acts – legislation.gov.uk

2022 c. 28 – Marriage and Civil Partnership (Minimum Age) Act 2022

2022 c. 27 – Approved Premises (Substance Testing) Act 2022

2022 c. 26 – Glue Traps (Offences) Act 2022

2022 c. 22 – Animal Welfare (Sentience) Act 2022

2022 c. 20 – Professional Qualifications Act 2022

2022 c. 17 – Local Government (Disqualification) Act 2022

2022 c. 36 – Nationality and Borders Act 2022

2022 c. 34 – British Sign Language Act 2022

2022 c. 32 – Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022

2022 c. 29 – Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles (Disabled Persons) Act 2022

2022 c. 24 – Cultural Objects (Protection from Seizure) Act 2022

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Paul Grayson: Voyeur Sheffield nurse who filmed up patients’ gowns jailed – BBC News

‘A nurse “fixated by sex” who filmed up the gowns of unconscious hospital patients has been jailed for 12 years.’

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BBC News, 11th May 2022

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‘Sex for rent’ landlord jailed in first conviction of its kind in UK – Daily Telegraph

‘A landlord who forced a tenant to wear a bikini at all times has become the first person to be convicted for “sex for rent” offences in England and Wales.’

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Daily Telegraph, 10th May 2022

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Paedophile jailed after trying to groom children on social media – The Guardian

‘A paedophile has been jailed for 10 years after using social media to groom children.’

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The Guardian, 10th May 2022

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New Square police stabbings: West Bromwich brothers jailed – BBC News

Posted May 11th, 2022 in assault, firearms, imprisonment, news, offensive weapons, police, sentencing, wounding by sally

‘Two brothers who launched a “terrifying” knife attack on police officers at a shopping centre have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 10th May 2022

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