Tax barrister plans to take Uber to court over alleged £20m black hole – The Guardian

‘A leading tax lawyer is planning to challenge Uber in the courts over what he alleges could be a £20m-a-year black hole in its tax payments in the UK.’

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The Guardian, 21st February 2017

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Musician who admitted groping students wins teaching ban appeal – The Guardian

Posted February 20th, 2017 in appeals, education, judges, news, sexual offences, teachers, young persons by sally

‘A world-renowned musician who admitted molesting three students has won an appeal against an indefinite teaching ban, after a top judge ruled the ban was “flawed”.’

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The Guardian, 17th February 2017

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Drink driver jailed for nine years after routine DNA sample links him to historic kidnap and sex assault – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 16th, 2017 in DNA, kidnapping, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A pensioner arrested for drink driving has been jailed for nine years after a routine DNA sample linked him to the kidnap and sex assault of a young girl more than 15 years ago.’

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Daily Telegraph, 15th February 2017

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No verdict reached in University Challenge rape trial – BBC News

Posted February 16th, 2017 in consent, news, rape, sexual offences by sally

‘A jury has failed to reach a verdict in the trial of a former University Challenge contestant accused of rape.’

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BBC News, 15th February 2017

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Cancer sufferer jailed for 11 years after starting up ‘Breaking Bad’ drugs enterprise – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 14th, 2017 in conspiracy, drug offences, drug trafficking, families, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A former banker, who began supplying crystal meth after being diagnosed with terminal cancer, has been condemned to die in prison after being sentenced to 11-years.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th February 2017

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Dying man gives evidence with his eyes to help convict vicar who abused him – The Guardian

Posted February 14th, 2017 in child abuse, clergy, evidence, news, sexual offences, victims by sally

‘A former church chorister rendered immobile by motor neurone disease has been helped to fulfil his dying wish – to give courtroom evidence against his abuser using eye-tracking technology.’

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The Guardian, 13th February 2017

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Number of child murders falls to lowest figure since records began – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 10th, 2017 in children, murder, news, sexual offences, statistics by tracey

‘The number of child murders fell to the lowest level on record last year despite an 11 per cent rise in adult homicides across Britain.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th February 2017

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Members of Rochdale grooming gang face deportation to Pakistan – The Guardian

Posted February 10th, 2017 in appeals, citizenship, deportation, news, sexual grooming, sexual offences by tracey

‘Four members of a child grooming gang are facing deportation to Pakistan after losing a legal appeal against their British citizenship being revoked.’

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The Guardian, 9th February 2017

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Serial child sexual abuser Mark Frost jailed for life – The Guardian

Posted February 9th, 2017 in child abuse, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A serial child abuser who admitted 45 offences going back more than 25 years, and who is feared to have abused many more victims, has been jailed for life, with a minimum term of 16 years.’

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The Guardian, 8th February 2017

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Former teacher at boys’ school convicted of indecent assaults – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A former master at a prestigious private school has been found guilty of indecently assaulting pupils he taught, over more than a decade.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 6th February 2017

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Claims of child-on-child sexual offences soar in England and Wales – The Guardian

‘Allegations of children committing sexual offences against other children have risen 78% in England and Wales in four years, prompting renewed calls for compulsory education on sexual consent and healthy relationships.’

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The Guardian, 3rd February 2017

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Rape accusers ‘face court ordeal by defence lawyers’ – The Guardian

Posted February 6th, 2017 in bad character, bills, cross-examination, news, rape, sexual offences, trials, victims, witnesses by sally

‘Rape complainants are being routinely questioned in court about their sexual histories and even the way they were dressed on the night they were attacked, according to a damning dossier of case studies to be presented to MPs this week. The findings have triggered calls for the law to be tightened to protect complainants better.’

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The Guardian, 4th February 2017

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Ex-Sheffield City Council boss Roger Dodds jailed for sex abuse – BBC News

Posted February 6th, 2017 in local government, news, sentencing, sexual offences, young persons by sally

‘An ex-council boss who forced teenagers to engage in sex acts to get grant payments has been jailed for 16 years.’

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BBC News, 3rd February 2017

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UK police accused of ignoring claims about abuse by prison staff – The Guardian

‘At least 14 former inmates of a detention centre who made allegations of historical sexual and physical abuse against prison officers claim that their complaints were ignored by police.’

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The Guardian, 5th February 2017

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Senior judge slams lawyers for obstructing Rochdale child sex grooming gang deportation case – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 6th, 2017 in child abuse, delay, deportation, immigration, judges, legal aid, news, sexual offences, tribunals by sally

‘Lawyers are helping a child sex grooming gang avoid attempts to deport them by obstructing the courts and “weakening the rule of law”, Britain’s most senior immigration judge has warned.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th February 2017

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Lord Janner’s family to ‘undermine’ sex abuse inquiry ‘from within’ after being given formal role in investigation – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 1st, 2017 in child abuse, inquiries, news, sexual offences by tracey

‘The family of Lord Janner yesterday vowed to “undermine from within” the Government’s beleaguered child sex abuse inquiry after being given a formal role in the investigation. The family were granted core participant status which gives them access to documents and to have lawyers attend the inquiry’s hearings.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st February 2017

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Thousands of gay and bisexual men convicted of long-abolished sexual offences are posthumously pardoned – The Independent

Posted February 1st, 2017 in homosexuality, news, pardons, sexual offences by tracey

‘Thousands of gay and bisexual men convicted of now-abolished sexual offences have been posthumously pardoned.
Dubbed the “Alan Turing law”, it will in effect act as an apology to those convicted for consensual same-sex relationships before homosexuality was decriminalised in England and Wales in 1967.’

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The Independent, 31st January 2017

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Drunken girl gang jailed after posting sex attack of amateur footballer on Snapchat – Daily Telegraph

‘A drunken gang of girls who took Snapchat photos and videos of a “ritualised humiliation” sex attack on an amateur footballer has been jailed.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th January 2017

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‘Hidey hole’ paedophile case reviewed by police watchdog – BBC News

Posted January 30th, 2017 in children, false imprisonment, news, police, sexual grooming, sexual offences by sally

‘Claims authorities missed chances to stop a violent paedophile who kept one of his victims inside a “hidey hole” are to be probed by a watchdog.’

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BBC News, 27th January 2017

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Jehovah’s Witnesses charity drops attempts to block abuse inquiry – The Guardian

‘he UK’s main Jehovah’s Witnesses charity has dropped efforts to block an investigation into how it handled allegations of sexual abuse, including of children, after a legal fight lasting more than two years.’

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The Guardian, 2r3d January 2017

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