Kidnap gang jailed after subjecting men to savage torture – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted October 30th, 2023 in Crown Prosecution Service, gangs, imprisonment, kidnapping, news, sentencing by tracey

‘Members of an armed gang which kidnapped and brutally tortured a man for 27 hours have been imprisoned for between 25 and six years.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 27th October 2023

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Court of Appeal quashes murder conviction following ‘entirely avoidable’ procedural error – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted October 30th, 2023 in appeals, criminal procedure, imprisonment, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A murder conviction has been quashed for the second time due to an ‘entirely avoidable’ procedural error which Court of Appeal judges determined made the conviction unsafe.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 27th October 2023

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St Helens woman who faked cancer and claimed £22k jailed – BBC News

Posted October 30th, 2023 in benefits, cancer, fraud, imprisonment, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A woman who lied about having cancer to fraudulently claim more than £22,000 in benefits was a “fraudster” with a “dishonest vein that runs through your body”, a judge has said.’

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BBC News, 28th October 2023

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Colchester murder: Man convicted of killing wife in kitchen – BBC News

Posted October 27th, 2023 in domestic violence, imprisonment, married persons, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man has been found guilty of murdering his university lecturer wife in what jurors were told was an act of “anger and jealousy”.’

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BBC News, 26th October 2023

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Two jailed for life for Dariusz Michalowski torture and murder in 2011 – BBC News

Posted October 27th, 2023 in imprisonment, murder, news, perverting the course of justice, sentencing, torture by sally

‘Two men have been jailed for life for the torture and murder of a man 12 years ago in West Yorkshire.’

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BBC News, 26th October 2023

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Man who made fake ID using Border Agency letter and claimed £349k jailed – BBC News

Posted October 25th, 2023 in benefits, fraud, imprisonment, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who used a letter from the UK Border Agency to create a false identity and claim £349,000 in benefits has been jailed for fraud.’

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BBC News, 25th October 2023

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Andrea Cardinale: Killer of Italian couple in Stockton sentenced – BBC News

Posted October 25th, 2023 in homicide, hospital orders, mental health, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who bludgeoned his friends to death after claiming they had cursed him has been sentenced to an indefinite hospital order.’

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BBC News, 25th October 2023

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Ex-police officer who abused 200 girls via Snapchat jailed for life – The Guardian

‘A predatory paedophile who incited more than 200 girls as young as 10 to send him explicit images and videos of themselves while he was a serving police officer has been jailed for life with a minimum term of 12 years.’

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The Guardian, 25th October 2023

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Pub murder conviction quashed over procedural error – BBC News

Posted October 25th, 2023 in appeals, Crown Court, imprisonment, jurisdiction, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who was jailed for murdering another man outside a pub has had his conviction quashed because of a procedural error.’

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BBC News, 25th October 2023

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Courts increase sentences for child sex offenders – Attorney General’s Office

‘Figures released as part the Unduly Lenient Sentence (ULS) scheme annual statistics for 2022 show there were 23 child sex offence sentence increases. This was followed by 10 sentences increased for rape offences and 7 for cases involving grievous bodily harm.’

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Attorney General's Office, 17th October 2023

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Sutton-in-Craven: Drug driver jailed for killing boy, 9, in hit-and-run crash – BBC News

‘A van driver who smoked crack cocaine before crashing into a nine-year-old boy and killing him has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 19th October 2023

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Jailing women for abortion ‘unlikely to be just’ – BBC News

Posted October 19th, 2023 in abortion, imprisonment, news, sentencing, suspended sentences by sally

‘A senior court has said jailing women for abortion-related crimes was “unlikely” to be a “just outcome” after a mother’s sentence was reduced.’

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BBC News, 18th October 2023

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Child sex offenders top list for increased sentences – BBC News

Posted October 18th, 2023 in appeals, child abuse, imprisonment, news, sentencing, sexual offences, statistics, victims by sally

‘Twenty-three child sex offenders had their sentences increased in England and Wales last year, new figures show.’

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BBC News, 18th October 2023

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Darren Bradley: Man who killed stranger in Leicester street fight jailed – BBC News

Posted October 16th, 2023 in homicide, imprisonment, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A man has been jailed for killing a father of two who died after a city centre street fight.’

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BBC News, 13th October 2023

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Jamie Benbow: Three men jailed for life over stabbing – BBC News

Posted October 16th, 2023 in Crown Prosecution Service, imprisonment, murder, news, robbery, sentencing by tracey

‘Three men have been jailed for life for murdering a dad in his home.’

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BBC News, 13th October 2023

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Judges told not to jail rapists due to overcrowded prisons – The Independent

Posted October 12th, 2023 in bail, early release, judiciary, news, prisons, sentencing by sally

‘Defendants convicted of some of the most serious crimes including rape and burglary will reportedly face delays in going to prison from next week because jails are full.’

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The Independent, 12th October 2023

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Just Stop Oil pair jailed over bridge protest lose Supreme Court appeal bid – The Independent

Posted October 12th, 2023 in appeals, demonstrations, news, nuisance, road traffic, sentencing, Supreme Court by sally

‘Two Just Stop Oil protesters jailed after scaling a bridge at the Dartford Crossing have lost a bid to challenge their sentences at the Supreme Court.’

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The Independent, 11th October 2023

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Animal Rising activist given suspended sentence for Derby course invasion – The Guardian

‘Ben Newman, a member of the activist group Animal Rising who ran on to the course at Epsom shortly after the start of the Derby, was sentenced to two months’ imprisonment, suspended for 18 months, for contempt of court on Wednesday after he admitted breaching an injunction granted to the Jockey Club in May to prevent disruption at the Derby meeting.;

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The Guardian, 11th October 2023

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Perverting the course of justice: an overview of the incoming sentencing guidelines – Guildhall Chambers

Posted October 10th, 2023 in chambers articles, news, perverting the course of justice, sentencing by sally

‘New sentencing guidelines for the offence of perverting the course of justice will come into effect next month. These guidelines will apply to all defendants sentenced from 1st October 2023 onwards, irrespective of the date of the offence.’

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Guildhall Chambers, 25th September 2023

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Wife killer gets life for sister-in-law’s axe murder – BBC News

Posted October 10th, 2023 in domestic violence, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man with a “deep-seated hatred of women” has been sentenced to at least 28 years in prison for murdering his sister-in-law with an axe.’

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BBC News, 9th October 2023

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