Inquest concludes into death of IPP prisoner Charlotte Nokes seven years over original tariff – Garden Court Chambers

Posted March 24th, 2020 in chambers articles, death in custody, inquests, news, sentencing, standards by sally

‘The inquest into the death of Charlotte Nokes has concluded with the jury finding her death was by ‘natural causes’. Charlotte was 38 when she was found dead in her cell in HMP Peterborough on the morning of 23 July 2016. She was serving an indefinite Imprisonment for Public Protection (IPP) sentence and was over seven years over the minimum tariff when she died.’

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Garden Court Chambers, 4th March 2020

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Wiltshire woman jailed for smuggling crystal meth in dolls – BBC News

Posted March 20th, 2020 in drug offences, drug trafficking, imprisonment, news, sentencing by sally

‘A woman who helped smuggle crystal meth with a street value of nearly £1m into the UK disguised as dolls and coffee beans has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 19th March 2020

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Fenwick brothers from Alnwick jailed for knife attack – BBC News

Posted March 19th, 2020 in attempted murder, news, sentencing, wounding by sally

‘Two brothers who attacked one of their ex-girlfriends and her partner have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 17th March 2020

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Sexual predator jailed for luring aspiring models to free photoshoot where he would drug and molest them – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 17th, 2020 in assault, false imprisonment, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A serial sexual abuser has been jailed for luring aspiring models to photoshoots where he would ply them with drugged alcohol, wait for them to pass out and assault them.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th March 2020

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Care worker sentenced for misconduct in public office – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted March 13th, 2020 in care workers, imprisonment, misfeasance in public office, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A care worker, who had a sexual relationship with a vulnerable young adult and manipulated her colleagues to cover up her actions, has been imprisoned today (12 March 2020).’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 12th March 2020

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Bradford gang jailed for ‘sadistic’ torture and murder – BBC News

Posted March 12th, 2020 in murder, news, sentencing, torture by tracey

‘Three drug dealers who brutally tortured and murdered a man have been jailed for life.’

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BBC News, 11th March 2020

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Fake Lord’s cricket card: James Lattimer fined £10k – BBC News

Posted March 12th, 2020 in community service, forgery, fraud, news, sentencing, sport, suspended sentences by tracey

‘A fraudster faked a dead man’s membership card to use as a “passport to a prestigious world” and get the best seats at Lord’s cricket ground.’

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BBC News, 11th March 2020

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Defendant sentenced after being caught on CCTV injuring himself to claim against housing association – Local Government Lawyer

‘A man has been sentenced after CCTV caught him purposely banging his knee five times on a paving stone in order to make a fake injury claim against a housing association.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 10th March 2020

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Killer who murdered for Nike trainers convicted and jailed for life – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted March 11th, 2020 in closed circuit television, imprisonment, murder, news, robbery, sentencing by tracey

‘A killer who robbed a teenager of his new Nike trainers before stabbing another teenager who confronted him about it, has been convicted of murder and jailed for life.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 10th March 2020

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Man, 81, sexually assaulted girl, 3, in Honiton supermarket – BBC News

Posted March 10th, 2020 in child abuse, elderly, news, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘An 81-year-old “predatory paedophile” has been jailed for sexually assaulting a three-year-old girl in a supermarket.’

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BBC News, 9th March 2020

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Tech enthusiast jailed for selling pirated blockbuster films – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted March 9th, 2020 in artistic works, fraud, imprisonment, internet, news, piracy, sentencing by tracey

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Crown Prosecution Service, 7th March 2020

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Religious leaders jailed for multiple counts of rape and child sexual abuse – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A church pastor has been jailed today (6 March 2020) for multiple (24) counts of child sexual abuse and rapes.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 6th March 2020

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Two jailed for Grenfell Tower-related fraud – Metropolitan Police

Posted March 6th, 2020 in accidents, fire, fraud, housing, imprisonment, local government, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A couple who claimed to be living in the flat of a deceased Grenfell Tower resident at the time of the fire have been convicted of fraud.’

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Metropolitan Police, 5th March 2020

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Yusuf Mohamed death: Pair sentenced for Shepherd’s Bush stabbing – BBC News

Posted March 6th, 2020 in homicide, imprisonment, murder, news, offensive weapons, sentencing by tracey

‘Two teenagers who “fist-bumped” each other after the apparently motiveless killing of a man have been sentenced.’

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BBC News, 5th March 2020

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Sentencing Code unveiled in Parliament – Ministry of Justice

Posted March 5th, 2020 in bills, press releases, sentencing by tracey

‘Plans to simplify the country’s complex sentencing laws moved a step closer today (5 March 2020) as Ministers unveiled a Bill in Parliament.’

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Ministry of Justice, 5th March 2020

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Woman who posed as man on gay dating app jailed for stalking – The Guardian

Posted March 3rd, 2020 in harassment, internet, malicious communications, news, sentencing, stalking by sally

‘A woman has been jailed for posing as a man on a gay dating app and sharing sexual photos and videos of a man she met online during a “disturbing campaign of harassment”.’

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The Guardian, 2nd March 2020

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Wymondham murder: Wife jailed for killing husband at family home – BBC News

Posted March 3rd, 2020 in domestic violence, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A woman who murdered her husband during a drunken row has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 2nd March 2020

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Nottinghamshire driver jailed for killing RAC worker fixing van – BBC News

‘A driver who killed a recovery worker while he was repairing a broken-down vehicle has been jailed for 12 months.’

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BBC News, 27th February 2020

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77-year-old man jailed for 22 years for online child sexual offences – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A 77-year-old man who watched and paid for the online sexual abuse of young children in the Philippines has been sentenced to 22 years’ imprisonment.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 27th February 2020

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New support plan to improve jails – Ministry of Justice

‘A new intensive support programme will help challenging jails to improve safety and rehabilitation, Prisons Minister Lucy Frazer announced today (28 February 2020).’

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Ministry of Justice, 28th February 2020

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