Prisoner numbers may fall as fewer suspects charged, says MoJ – The Guardian

Posted August 30th, 2019 in Ministry of Justice, news, prisons, release on licence, sentencing, statistics by sally

‘The number of prisoners in England and Wales is projected to fall in the short term due to fewer people being charged with criminal offences.’

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The Guardian, 29th August 2019

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Defendant who brought fraudulent ‘phantom passenger’ claim against council given suspended sentence – Local Government Lawyer

‘A defendant who brought a fraudulent claim against Cardiff Council in a “phantom passenger” road traffic accident case has been sentenced to four months in prison, suspended for 18 months, it has been reported.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 28th August 2019

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Huddersfield woman jailed for abusing children for money online – BBC News

Posted August 29th, 2019 in child abuse, internet, news, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘A woman who abused children over the internet for paying customers has been jailed for 12 years and four months.’

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BBC News, 28th August 2019

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Dean Saunders jailed for refusing breath test – BBC News

Posted August 29th, 2019 in alcohol abuse, guilty pleas, news, road traffic offences, sentencing by tracey

‘Ex-Liverpool striker Dean Saunders has been jailed for 10 weeks for refusing to provide a roadside breath test.’

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BBC News, 28th August 2019

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Disabled woman starved to death at home after carer visited own mother instead – The Independent

Posted August 29th, 2019 in care workers, community care, homicide, negligence, news, sentencing, social services by tracey

‘A care worker who left a severely disabled woman to starve to death in her home has been convicted of gross negligence manslaughter.’

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The Independent, 28th August 2019

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‘This is our secret’: Retired choirmaster who sexually abused boys jailed for 12 years – The Independent

‘A retired school choirmaster who “hid a dark paedophile inclination” has been jailed for sexually abusing four boys.’

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The Independent, 27th August 2019

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Man jailed over Sheffield McDonald’s machete attack – BBC News

Posted August 27th, 2019 in guilty pleas, news, offensive weapons, sentencing, wounding by sally

‘A man has been jailed for 12 years for attacking a man with a machete outside a branch of McDonald’s.’

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BBC News, 23rd August 2019

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Bitcoin worth £900,000 seized from hacker to compensate victims – The Guardian

‘A judge has ordered the confiscation of bitcoin worth more than £900,000 from a jailed hacker in the first case of its kind for the Metropolitan police.’

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The Guardian, 23rd August 2019

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Simon Dobbin: Brain-damaged football fan’s family want law change – BBC News

Posted August 27th, 2019 in assault, medical treatment, news, sentencing, sport, violent disorder by sally

‘The family of a football fan who suffered horrific injuries at the hands of hooligan opposition fans are campaigning for a change in the law.’

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BBC News, 24th August 2019

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Police chief: Attackers of PCs ‘must be jailed, no ifs no buts’ – BBC News

Posted August 27th, 2019 in assault, emergency services, imprisonment, news, sentencing by sally

‘Harsher sentences for people who attack police officers “would be very welcome”, the head of the national body for police bosses has said.’

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BBC News, 25th August 2019

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Care home manager to be sentenced for failure to disclose evidence at inquest – Local Government Lawyer

Posted August 22nd, 2019 in care homes, disclosure, evidence, inquests, news, prosecutions, sentencing by sally

‘A former manager at a care home where a young woman died is due to be sentenced later this month for failing to attend and disclose evidence to an inquest.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 21st August 2019

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Yousef Makki: Sentence appeal by stabbed boy’s family refused – BBC News

Posted August 22nd, 2019 in appeals, homicide, murder, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

‘An application to review the sentences given to two boys convicted following the fatal stabbing of a teenager has been refused.’

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BBC News, 21st August 2019

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Basingstoke man and partner jailed for ‘appalling’ child sex abuse – BBC News

‘A “prolific” sex offender has been jailed for 16 years for “appalling” sexual abuse inflicted by him and his partner on a young boy.’

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BBC News, 20th August 2019

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Elize Stevens death: Man jailed for murdering partner – BBC News

Posted August 21st, 2019 in domestic violence, mental health, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who stabbed his partner to death in a “fit of rage” has been jailed for a minimum of 21 years.’

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BBC News, 20th August 2019

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London borough prosecutes man who tried to take over council flat by claiming to be nephew of deceased tenant – Local Government Lawyer

‘The London Borough of Tower Hamlets has successfully prosecuted a man who fraudulently tried to take over the council tenancy of a resident who had passed away by pretending to be his nephew.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 20th August 2019

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Carer sentenced for having sex with ‘vulnerable’ client – BBC News

‘A carer with learning difficulties who had sex with a “vulnerable” client should not have been working in the care industry, a court heard.’

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BBC News, 20th August 2019

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Four men jailed for life over machete murder in Blackburn – The Guardian

Posted August 21st, 2019 in attempted murder, homicide, murder, news, sentencing, wounding by sally

‘Four men have been jailed for life for murdering a man in a “vicious, terrifying and sustained” machete attack in the street.’

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The Guardian, 19th August 2019

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Solicitor jailed for 14 months for contempt – Legal Futures

Posted August 20th, 2019 in client accounts, contempt of court, news, sentencing, solicitors, undertakings by sally

‘A solicitor has been jailed for 14 months after being found guilty on four counts of contempt of court for breaching undertakings given to the court about missing client money.’

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Legal Futures, 20th August 2019

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Jail for holiday sickness claims fraudster – Litigation Futures

Posted August 19th, 2019 in compensation, fraud, holidays, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A fraudster who drummed up false holiday sickness claims over several years has been jailed for 12 months.’

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Litigation Futures, 19th August 2019

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Woman sentenced for faking terminal illness to con charity into paying for her wedding – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A woman who claimed she had terminal cancer so she could con a small charity into paying for a wedding ceremony has today been sentenced.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 16th August 2019

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