Crime ‘kingpins’ among 400 jailed after Met Police crack ‘secure’ messaging app – The Independent

Posted October 9th, 2023 in encryption, imprisonment, news, police, sentencing, telecommunications by sally

‘More than 400 criminals, including senior “kingpins” in organised crime, have been sent to prison in a Metropolitan Police operation targeting the EncroChat encrypted messaging platform.’

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The Independent, 9th October 2023

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Queen assassin case exposes ‘fundamental flaws’ in AI – The Independent

‘The case of a would-be crossbow assassin exposes “fundamental flaws” in artificial intelligence (AI), a leading online safety campaigner has said.’

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The Independent, 6th October 2023

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Man who broke into Windsor Castle with crossbow to kill Queen jailed for nine years – The Guardian

‘A man who broke into Windsor Castle with a loaded crossbow to kill Queen Elizabeth in 2021 has been sentenced to nine years in jail, with a further five years on extended licence.’

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The Guardian, 5th October 2023

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Dorset police officer Ravi Canhye jailed for rape and sexual assault – BBC News

‘A “predatory” police officer who raped one woman and sexually assaulted another has been jailed for 16-and-a-half years.’

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BBC News, 5th October 2023

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Berrow Wood: The abusive school where boys were just a number – BBC News

‘Nine former members of staff at a school for boys with behavioural difficulties have now been convicted of physically and sexually abusing pupils over four decades. The BBC spoke to 10 survivors of the defunct Berrow Wood School about their ordeals, with questions remaining over how the abuse was able to continue for so long.’

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BBC News, 3rd October 2023

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Teresa Hanson jailed for life after stabbing husband to death – BBC News

Posted October 4th, 2023 in domestic violence, imprisonment, married persons, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A woman who stabbed her husband to death with a kitchen knife while making a meal and then carried on cooking has been jailed for life.’

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BBC News, 3rd October 2023

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Factory worker who contaminated food destined for Nando’s jailed – BBC News

Posted October 4th, 2023 in contamination, food, imprisonment, news, sentencing by sally

‘A factory worker who put plastic bags, rubber gloves and ring pulls in food destined for Nando’s has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 3rd October 2023

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Berrow Wood: Man jailed for 27 years for boarding school abuse – BBC News

‘A predatory paedophile responsible for a “campaign of rape against children” has been jailed for 27 years for abusing boys at a boarding school.’

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BBC News, 3rd October 2023

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Doing the Time – Mountford Chambers

‘The last two years has brought a myriad of changes to the proportion of a custodial sentence that offenders will actually have to serve. Many factors are beyond the control of judges or counsel, and many of the changes have been made without fanfare. Some of the changes are welcome news. The fact that time on remand for youths sentenced to Detention and Training Orders (“DTO’s”) now actually counts towards the detention period seems like a long overdue victory for fairness and common sense. Others have inevitably contributed to the escalating prison population. Alexandra Scott gives an overview of the regime as currently stands.’

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Mountford Chambers, 8th September 2023

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Liverpool woman sentenced after boy, 4, attacked by bully XL Published 19 hours ago – BBC News

Posted September 29th, 2023 in children, dogs, news, sentencing, suspended sentences by tracey

‘A woman whose partner’s American bully XL dog attacked a four-year old boy and left him with “catastrophic” injuries has been sentenced.’

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BBC News, 28th September 2023

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Sentencing guidelines coming into effect on 1 October 2023 – Sentencing Council

Posted September 28th, 2023 in intimidation, news, perverting the course of justice, sentencing, witnesses by tracey

‘On 1 October 2023, two new guidelines from the Sentencing Council for sentencing offenders convicted of interfering with the administration of justice will come into effect. The guidelines cover two offences: perverting the course of justice contrary to common law; and witness intimidation under the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994.’

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Sentencing Council, 27th September 2023

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Stradey Park: Man made sexist video about police officer – BBC News

‘A man who made sexist and ageist comments about a female police officer has been given a suspended sentence.’

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BBC News, 27th September 2023

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Ex-MP jailed over expenses fraud loses appeal against prison sentence – The Independent

Posted September 27th, 2023 in appeals, drug abuse, expenses, fraud, imprisonment, news, parliament, sentencing by sally

‘A former MP jailed for expenses fraud has lost a Court of Appeal bid to challenge his four-year prison sentence.’

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The Independent, 26th September 2023

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Jail for Leeds man who slashed and strangled horses – BBC News

Posted September 27th, 2023 in animal cruelty, animals, DNA, forensic science, imprisonment, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who slashed three horses with a knife and tried to strangle another has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 26th September 2023

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Sex offender avoids jail for driving car into Downing Street gates – The Guardian

‘A sex offender has avoided jail after driving his car into the gates of Downing Street in what a judge described as an “attack on democracy”.’

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The Guardian, 26th September 2023

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Aimi McCaffery: Driver who fell asleep jailed for killing mum-of-two – BBC News

Posted September 27th, 2023 in dangerous driving, homicide, imprisonment, news, sentencing by sally

‘A driver who killed a mother-of-two when he fell asleep at the wheel has been jailed for three and a half years.’

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BBC News, 26th September 2023

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Man jailed after stabbing ‘caring’ neighbour to death in violent row – The Independent

Posted September 26th, 2023 in murder, news, offensive weapons, sentencing by sally

‘A man has been jailed for killing his “caring” neighbour in a violent row last year.’

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The Independent, 26th September 2023

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Jail for businessman who targeted barristers with fake bombs – Legal Futures

Posted September 25th, 2023 in barristers, conspiracy, explosives, imprisonment, news, sentencing by tracey

‘The businessman who hired an ex-Royal Marine to plant fake bombs outside the chambers of two barristers against whom he had a vendetta has been jailed for eight years and two months.’

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Legal Futures, 25th September 2023

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Man who blackmailed children into sending him indecent images jailed – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A man who pretended to be a teenage girl on social media to blackmail young boys into sending him nude images has been sentenced to 21 years in prison.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 22nd September 2023

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Oxford woman jailed for distributing terrorist publications – BBC News

Posted September 25th, 2023 in imprisonment, Islam, news, sentencing, terrorism by tracey

‘A 23-year-old woman has been sentenced to four-and-a-half years in prison for terrorism offences.’

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BBC News, 23rd September 2023

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