Greater Sentencing Power for Magistrates – A Solution to the Backlog? – Pump Court Chambers

‘It was confirmed on 18 January 2020 that Magistrates are to have their sentencing powers increased in the coming months, granting them broader power than ever before. The most significant change is that Magistrates’ will be able to impose a sentence of up to 12 months in custody which is double the previous maximum sentence. Effectively, this means that Magistrates will be able to accept jurisdiction for more serious either way offences, such as for Fraud, Theft or Assault, which would have originally been sent to the Crown Court without giving the Defendant the option to elect to remain in the Magistrates’.’

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Pump Court Chambers, 7th February 2022

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James McCann jailed over worker living in shed – BBC News

Posted February 11th, 2022 in forced labour, imprisonment, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who kept a slave in a shed with no toilet and sent him to work for a pittance has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 10th February 2022

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Hampshire Tinder fraudster jailed after conning woman out of £150,000 – The Guardian

Posted February 11th, 2022 in forgery, fraud, imprisonment, internet, news, perjury, sentencing by sally

‘A “charming” fraudster who conned a millionaire he met on Tinder into handing him almost £150,000 has been jailed for four-and-a-half years.’

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The Guardian, 10th February 2022

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Driver jailed after father-of-one died in crash in Wool – BBC News

Posted February 9th, 2022 in dangerous driving, homicide, imprisonment, news, sentencing by sally

‘A driver who is thought to have fallen asleep before his car crashed into two cars, killing a father-of-one, has been jailed for three years and four months.’

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BBC News, 8th February 2022

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Buckingham Palace: Man sentenced for climbing into grounds – BBC News

‘A man found with a knife and drugs in the grounds of Buckingham Palace has been given a suspended jail term.’

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BBC News, 9th February 2022

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Keith Bettison: Bus driver, 73, who choked wife, 48, to death on Halloween jailed for 14 years – The Independent

Posted February 8th, 2022 in domestic violence, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A former bus driver who choked his wife to death in 2020 after mocking her in a “Punch and Judy” voice has been jailed for at least 14 years.’

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The Independent, 7th February 2022

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Man who battered vulnerable stranger to death in Romford jailed for life – The Guardian

Posted February 4th, 2022 in imprisonment, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A predator who battered and strangled a vulnerable woman to death after their paths crossed on a bus has been jailed for life.’

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The Guardian, 3rd February 2022

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Insulate Britain activists jailed over M25 protest – BBC News

‘Five Insulate Britain campaigners have been jailed for defying a court order preventing them from protesting on the M25.’

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BBC News, 2nd February 2022

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Daniel Boulton guilty of Bethany Vincent and Darren Henson murders – BBC News

Posted February 2nd, 2022 in children, domestic violence, families, imprisonment, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man has been found guilty of murdering his ex-girlfriend and her nine-year-old son.’

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BBC News, 1st February 2022

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Rapist jailed for terrifying attack on victim during 34-hour ordeal – The Independent

Posted February 2nd, 2022 in attempted murder, imprisonment, news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A man has been jailed for life after raping and stabbing his victim in the throat during a terrifying 34-hour hostage ordeal.’

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The Independent, 1st February 2022

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Man jailed for stalking Hollyoaks actress – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A Merseyside man has been jailed for stalking Hollyoaks actress Stephanie Davis.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 28th January 2022

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‘Heartless’ drug dealers ‘cuckooed’ woman’s Nuneaton flat – BBC News

Posted January 28th, 2022 in drug offences, drug trafficking, imprisonment, news, sentencing by tracey

‘Two “heartless” drug dealers forced a vulnerable woman out of her home when they took over her flat to sell heroin and crack cocaine.’

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BBC News, 26th January 2022

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Killer who stabbed her partner during violent row is jailed for eight years – The Independent

Posted January 28th, 2022 in domestic violence, homicide, imprisonment, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A woman convicted of killing her partner with a knife during a violent row at their home has been jailed for eight years.’

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The Independent, 27th January 2022

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Man with ‘delayed maturity’ jailed for harassing Chris Whitty – The Guardian

Posted January 28th, 2022 in harassment, imprisonment, learning difficulties, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A man has been jailed after admitting harassing England’s chief medical officer, Sir Chris Whitty, by filming him with a phone against his will.’

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The Guardian, 27th January 2022

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Matthew Hardy: Stalker jailed for harassing women on Instagram – BBC News

Posted January 27th, 2022 in harassment, internet, news, sentencing, stalking by sally

‘A stalker who harassed women online by creating fake social media accounts to spread lies about them has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 26th January 2022

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Three jailed over killing that led to tit-for-tat shooting – The Independent

Posted January 25th, 2022 in gangs, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

‘Three men have been jailed for killing a student whose death sparked the tit-for-tat shooting of autistic “gentle giant” Chad Gordon.’

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The Independent, January 2022

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Far-right extremists and jihadists must be punished equally, solicitor-general says as neo-Nazi cases rise – The Independent

Posted January 24th, 2022 in Islam, news, proscribed organisations, sentencing, suspended sentences, terrorism by tracey

‘Far-right extremists and jihadists must be punished equally, the solicitor-general has said following a rise in terror cases involving neo-Nazis.’

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The Independent, 23rd January 2022

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Lawyer jailed after defying order to hand over firm’s files to SRA – Legal Futures

‘A lawyer has been jailed for 13 months after showing a “brazen disregard” for his regulator by failing to hand over his firm’s files to the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).’

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Legal Futures, 21st January 2022

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Care home staff jailed for degrading acts to vulnerable man – BBC News

‘Three care home workers have been jailed for 18 months for mistreating a vulnerable man.’

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BBC News, 20th January 2022

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Ben John: Extremist ordered to read books is jailed – BBC News

‘A man told by a judge to read classic literature after being found guilty of a terrorism offence will be jailed after a suspended sentence was quashed.’

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BBC News, 19th January 2022

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