UK courts told not to ‘overreact’ during coronavirus crisis – The Guardian

‘Courts must take care not to “overreact in unprecedented times”, a former director of public prosecutions has said, amid concerns that lengthy sentences being imposed during the coronavirus crisis could be excessive.’

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The Guardian, 19th April 2020

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Coronavirus: Hull man jailed for coughing in police officer’s face – BBC News

‘A man has been jailed for coughing in the face of a police officer and claiming he had coronavirus.’

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BBC News, 16th April 2020

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Tougher penalties proposed for attacks on UK emergency workers- The Guardian

Posted April 16th, 2020 in assault, consultations, coronavirus, emergency services, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘Judges will be able to impose tougher punishments on anyone convicted of assaulting emergency workers or threatening to transmit diseases under sentencing guidelines proposals published on Thursday.’

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The Guardian, 16th April 2020

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Four men jailed in first year since upskirting law was introduced – The Guardian

‘Four men have been jailed in the year since the upskirting law was introduced in England and Wales, figures show.’

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The Guardian, 11th April 2020

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High Court strikes off medical reports doctor for contempt – Litigation Futures

‘A doctor who received a suspended sentence for contempt of court over a false medical report has been erased from the medical register by the High Court.’

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Litigation Futures, 14th April 2020

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Levi Ogden death: Man who killed partner by throwing phone jailed – BBC News

Posted April 9th, 2020 in domestic violence, homicide, imprisonment, news, sentencing by sally

‘A mother of two died after her drunken boyfriend threw a mobile phone at her neck during a row, a court has heard.’

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BBC News, 8th April 2020

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Ex-detective who preyed on women given suspended sentence to care for son – The Guardian

‘A former detective constable who admitted inappropriate contact with women he met in the course of his duties has been given a suspended sentence after a judge heard that no one else could care for his one-year-old child during the coronavirus lockdown.’

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The Guardian, 6th April 2020

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Blackpool rail delay compensation scammer jailed – BBC News

Posted April 6th, 2020 in compensation, delay, fraud, imprisonment, news, railways, sentencing by sally

‘A conman funded a “lavish lifestyle” that included trips to Las Vegas by scamming rail delay compensation schemes out of £40,000.’

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BBC News, 3rd April 2020

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Bomb hoax barrister fails to overturn law firm ban – Legal Futures

‘A barrister jailed in 2014 for a bomb hoax at the London Olympics has failed in his attempt to overturn an order imposed by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) that banned him from working for law firms.’

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Legal Futures, 3rd April 2020

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Coronavirus: Man jailed for coughing on police officer – BBC News

‘A man who coughed on a police officer and claimed to have coronavirus has been jailed for six months.’

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BBC News, 2nd April 2020

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Coronavirus: Man jailed after hospital visit social media boast – BBC News

‘A man who boasted on social media of visiting a hospital without a medical reason has been jailed for 12 weeks.’

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BBC News, 2nd April 2020

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Barrister suspended for headbutting female colleague – Legal Futures

‘A senior barrister who headbutted a junior female member of chambers during a drunken row, leaving her on the ground with blood all over her face, has been suspended for three months by a Bar disciplinary tribunal.’

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Legal Futures, 1st April 2020

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Dorchester-upon-Thames man jailed for coughing in officer’s face – BBC News

Posted April 1st, 2020 in assault, coronavirus, criminal damage, health, imprisonment, news, police, sentencing by sally

‘A man who coughed in the face of a police officer arresting him for assaulting a woman has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 31st March 2020

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Serial attacker jailed for London sexual assault while on licence – The Guardian

Posted March 31st, 2020 in imprisonment, news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A serial sexual predator has been jailed for eight years for stalking and sexually assaulting a woman while on licence.’

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The Guardian, 30th March 2020

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Tashaun Aird death: Three teens jailed over stab death – BBC News

Posted March 31st, 2020 in gangs, imprisonment, murder, news, sentencing, wounding, young offenders by sally

‘Three teenagers who stabbed a 15-year-old boy to death with a samurai sword and a zombie knife in an east London park have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 30th March 2020

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Woman who coughed in police officer’s face jailed for 12 weeks – The Guardian

‘A woman has been jailed after she coughed in a police officer’s face, claiming that she had coronavirus.’

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The Guardian, 27th March 2020

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Three men jailed over fatal stabbing of London doorman – The Guardian

Posted March 30th, 2020 in homicide, imprisonment, news, sentencing, violent disorder by sally

‘Three men have been jailed over the death of a doorman who was stabbed outside a private party in Mayfair, central London.’

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The Guardian, 27th March 2020

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Paedophile couple who met on Tinder jailed for 48 years after ‘sinking to depths of depravity’ – Daily Telegraph

‘A paedophile couple who met on Tinder have been jailed for 48 years after “sinking to the depths of depravity” to satisfy their own sexual urges.’

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Daily Telegraph, 24th March 2020

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Defendant jailed for five years after defrauding council of nearly £32k through Grenfell subletting claim – Local Government Lawyer

Posted March 25th, 2020 in accidents, fire, fraud, housing, imprisonment, local government, news, prisons, sentencing by sally

‘A man who claimed to be a Grenfell Tower resident who was in hospital recovering from surgery when he was actually in prison at the time, has been convicted of fraud and jailed.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 23rd March 2020

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Teenager jailed for 24 years over murder of Lancashire sales assistant – The Guardian

Posted March 25th, 2020 in imprisonment, internet, mental health, murder, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

‘A teenager who lured a “gentle, kind-hearted” sales assistant to a remote beauty spot on a date and stabbed him to death has been locked up for a minimum of 24 years.’

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The Guardian, 24th March 2020

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