Council Publishes Guidelines for Sentencers dealing with Assaults and Child Cruelty Offences – Sentencing Guidelines Council

Posted February 21st, 2008 in assault, child abuse, press releases, sentencing by sally

“On 20 February 2008 the Sentencing Guidelines Council published its definitive guidelines on ‘Assault and Other Offences Against the Person’ and ‘Overarching Principles: Assaults on Children and Cruelty to a Child.’

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Sentencing Guidelines Council, 20th February 2008

Source: www.sentencing-guidelines.gov.uk

Jealous lover jailed for 18 years – BBC News

Posted February 20th, 2008 in murder, news, sentencing by sally

“A married father of two who killed his teenage lover has been jailed for life with a judge ordering him to serve a minimum of 18 years in prison.”

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BBC News, 20th February 2008

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Train attack youth’s sentence cut – BBC News

Posted February 20th, 2008 in criminal damage, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

” A youth who dropped masonry from a bridge shattering a train’s windscreen and hitting the driver of a separate train has had his prison sentence cut.”

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BBC News, 20th February 2008

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Labour’s smacking laws could be ‘unworkable’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 20th, 2008 in corporal punishment, news, sentencing by sally

“Senior judges want parents who are taken to court for smacking their children to be treated leniently.”

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Daily Telegraph, 20th February 2008

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Couple jailed for packing 41 pets into caravan – The Guardian

Posted February 19th, 2008 in animal cruelty, news, sentencing by sally

“A couple have been jailed for four months and banned from keeping pets for life after cramming 34 cats and seven dogs into a 7ft by 12ft caravan.”

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The Guardian, 19th February 2008

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Lexi Holdings plc (in Administration) v Luqman – Times Law Reports

Posted February 19th, 2008 in contempt of court, law reports, sentencing by sally

Lexi Holdings plc (in Administration) v Luqman

Chancery Division

“Permission of the sentencing judge was not required before granting an application for the grant of temporary release on licence by a prisoner serving a term of imprisonment for civil contempt.”

The Times, 19th February 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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Man behind plot to behead soldier is jailed – The Times

Posted February 19th, 2008 in news, sentencing, terrorism by sally

“A fanatic backed by al-Qaeda was jailed for life yesterday for planning the kidnap, torture and beheading of a British soldier as a way of terrorising Muslims who join the Armed Forces.”

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The Times, 19th February 2008

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Pilecki v Circuit Court of Legnica, Poland – Times Law Reports

Posted February 14th, 2008 in extradition, law reports, sentencing by sally

Pilecki v Circuit Court of Legnica, Poland

House of Lords

“In considering whether an extradition order should be made in pursuance of a European arrest warrant in a conviction case, it was sufficient if the aggregated sentence was for at least four months; the extradition judge was not concerned with the lengths of the individual sentences aggregated.”

The Times, 14th February 2008

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Regina v Xu and Others – Times Law Reports

Posted February 14th, 2008 in drug offences, law reports, sentencing by sally

Regina v Xu and Others

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

“Persons convicted of being concerned in the large scale commercial cultivation or production of cannabis, could expect to receive sentences with a starting point of three years if they acted as a gardener, six to seven years if they acted as an organiser, three to seven years if they acted as a manager and higher sentences where they controlled a large number of such operations.”

The Times, 14th February 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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Mother jailed for crying rape – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 12th, 2008 in news, perverting the course of justice, rape, sentencing by sally

“A young mother of three who tried to frame her lover for rape after her boyfriend found out about their affair was jailed for four months on Monday.”

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Daily Telegraph, 12th February 2008

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Woman jailed for murder of 100-year-old – Reuters

Posted February 12th, 2008 in murder, news, sentencing by sally

“A woman who murdered her 100-year-old aunt, a former dressmaker to the Queen, during a feud over a will was jailed for a minimum of 20 years on Monday.”

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Reuters, 11th February 2008

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Teenagers given life sentences for Newlove murder – The Guardian

Posted February 12th, 2008 in murder, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

“Three youths convicted of kicking and beating Garry Newlove to death outside his own home after a seven-hour drinking binge were today all jailed for life.”

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The Guardian, 11th February 2008

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Number of rapists who escape jail doubles – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 11th, 2008 in news, rape, sentencing by sally

“The number of convicted rapists who are spared jail has doubled, new figures have revealed, fuelling claims that the criminal justice system is soft on sex offenders.”

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Daily Telegraph, 11th February 2008

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Driver, 78, jailed for road death – BBC News

Posted February 11th, 2008 in dangerous driving, news, sentencing by sally

“A man of 78 is starting a year in jail after a court heard how his dangerous overtaking killed a father-of-four.”

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BBC News, 9th February 2008

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Judge regrets jailing man in neighbour feud – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 8th, 2008 in criminal damage, firearms, news, sentencing by sally

“A judge has spoken of his ‘regret’ at having to jail a pensioner for five years for firing a pistol at a neighbour’s car after a long-running feud.”

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Daily Telegraph, 8th February 2008

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Justice Secretary commits to providing effective community sentences – Ministry of Justice

“Jack Straw has given his commitment to offer more community sentences that provide effective punishment and rehabilitation for offenders, benefiting communities whilst reducing reoffending.”

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Ministry of Justice, 7th February 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Pilecki v Circuit Court of Legnica, Poland – WLR Daily

Posted February 7th, 2008 in extradition, law reports, sentencing by sally

Pilecki v Circuit Court of Legnica, Poland [2008] UKHL 7; [2008] WLR (D) 34

“The judge, in considering the making of an extradition order under a European arrest warrant in a conviction case where the sentences had been aggregated, was not concerned with the lengths of the individual sentences; it sufficed if the aggregate sentence was of at least four months.”

WLR Daily, 6th February 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Jail for child porn ex-policeman – BBC News

Posted February 7th, 2008 in children, internet, pornography, sentencing by sally

“A retired Metropolitan Police officer has been sentenced to three years in prison for distributing 1,863 indecent images of children on the internet.”

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BBC News, 6th February 2008
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Regina (Walker (David)) v Secretary of State for Justice – Times Law Reports

Posted February 6th, 2008 in law reports, parole, sentencing by sally

Regina (Walker (David)) v Secretary of State for Justice; Regina (James (Brett)) v Same

Court of Appeal

“The Secretary of State for Justice acted unlawfully in failing to let prisoners serving indeterminate sentences for public protection show the Parole Board by the expiry of their minimum terms that it was no longer necessary to confine them.”

The Times, 6th February 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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This driver will kill someone, warns judge – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 6th, 2008 in dangerous driving, news, sentencing by sally

“A judge has criticised Government guidelines that prevent him from passing a longer sentence on a man with 42 motoring convictions.”

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Daily Telegraph, 6th February 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk