Barry Bennell victims welcome rejection of appeal against jail term – The Guardian

Posted June 21st, 2018 in appeals, child abuse, news, sentencing, sexual offences, sport, victims by tracey

‘Victims of Barry Bennell, the former football coach who was labelled “sheer evil” after subjecting junior footballers from Manchester City and Crewe Alexandra to hundreds of sexual offences, have welcomed the rejection of his appeal against his 30-year prison sentence.’

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The Guardian, 20th June 2018

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Former Watford chairman banned for life from English football over forged bank letter – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 15th, 2018 in disciplinary procedures, fines, forgery, news, sport by tracey

‘A former chairman of Watford has been banned for life from the English game after admitting supplying falsified financial information to the football authorities.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th June 2015

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Judge asked to lift prosecution ban on Hillsborough officer – The Guardian

Posted June 12th, 2018 in abuse of process, health & safety, homicide, news, police, prosecutions, sport by sally

‘An application by the Crown Prosecution Service to prosecute David Duckenfield, the South Yorkshire police officer who was in command at the FA Cup semi-final at Hillsborough in 1989 when 96 people were killed, has begun at Preston crown court.’

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The Guardian, 11th June 2018

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Carroll ‘massively disappointed’ by £200,000 fraud trial collapse – The Guardian

Posted May 25th, 2018 in disclosure, evidence, fraud, horse racing, news, sport by sally

‘Tony Carroll said on Thursday that the collapse of a six-week fraud trial, which arose from a complaint he made against a former employee, was “a massive disappointment” to him and owners at his Worcestershire yard. The veteran trainer issued a categorical denial of “any suggestion that I directed the defendant’s activity”, which was the contention put forward by James Hamer’s defence team during the trial at Hereford crown court.’

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The Guardian, 24th May 2018

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Fraud trial collapses over disclosure of BHA evidence – The Guardian

Posted May 24th, 2018 in disclosure, evidence, fraud, horse racing, news, sport by tracey

‘A six-week racing-related fraud case has collapsed after a judge ruled material held by the police and the British Horseracing Authority had not been properly disclosed to the defence. The case arose out of a complaint by the trainer Tony Carroll that he had been defrauded by a former employee, James Hamer, but the defence contended that all relevant cash movements had been carried out at Carroll’s direction.’

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The Guardian, 23rd May 2018

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Three fined for England rugby coach Eddie Jones abuse – BBC News

Posted May 17th, 2018 in costs, fines, news, public order, sport, threatening behaviour by tracey

‘Three men have been fined for verbally abusing England rugby union coach Eddie Jones at a railway station.’

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BBC News, 16th May 2018

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Decision to register playing fields as village green unlawful: judge – Local Government Lawyer

Posted May 9th, 2018 in commons, news, reasons, sport by tracey

‘A High Court judge has upheld a legal challenge by a school in Bristol and indicated that he will quash a council committee’s decision to register land as a village green.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 4th May 2018

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Barry Bennell to appeal against 31-year sentence for abuse – BBC News

Posted April 11th, 2018 in appeals, child abuse, news, sentencing, sexual offences, sport by sally

‘Ex-football coach Barry Bennell is to appeal against his 31-year sentence for child sexual abuse.’

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BBC News, 10th April 2018

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FA to take lead in child abuse investigation where clubs are failing to conduct sufficient internal reviews – The Independent

Posted March 29th, 2018 in child abuse, news, reports, sexual offences, sport by tracey

‘The Football Association’s report into historical allegations of sexual abuse will assume the power to probe clubs if it does not judge that those clubs have led adequate investigations into themselves. Clive Sheldon QC, who is leading the report commissioned by the FA, has asked clubs to provide him with a “structured report” into instances of sexual abuse. If those reports are not adequate then Sheldon’s team of lawyers will conduct their own investigations.’

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The Independent, 29th March 2018

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Hillsborough disaster: CPS will not charge five police officers over deaths of 96 Liverpool fans – The Independent

‘Five police officers involved in the Hillsborough disaster and subsequent investigation will not be charged over an alleged “cover-up” over the deaths of 96 Liverpool fans.’

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The Independent, 14th March 2018

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Sir Bradley Wiggins & Team Sky ‘crossed ethical line’ – doping in sport report – BBC News

Posted March 5th, 2018 in drug abuse, news, reports, select committees, sport by tracey

‘Sir Bradley Wiggins and Team Sky “crossed an ethical line” by using drugs allowed under anti-doping rules to enhance performance instead of just for medical need, a report by MPs says.’

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BBC News, 5th March 2018

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Ex-footballers Mark Aizlewood and Paul Sugrue jailed for fraud – The Guardian

Posted February 27th, 2018 in conspiracy, fraud, news, sentencing, sport by tracey

‘Two ex-footballers have been jailed for their part in a £5m sports leadership scam, which falsely claimed to help young people from deprived backgrounds gain football coaching apprenticeships.’

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The Guardian, 26th February 2018

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Hillsborough disaster: Five more former police officers could be charged over deaths of 96 Liverpool fans – The Independent

Posted February 23rd, 2018 in health & safety, news, police, prosecutions, sport, unlawful killing by tracey

‘A further five police officers could face criminal charges over the Hillsborough disaster, investigators have announced. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is reviewing evidence from West Midlands Police on two officers who were found to have a case to answer by the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC).’

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The Independent, 22nd February 2018

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Barry Bennell branded ‘sheer evil’ as he is sentenced to 30 years – The Guardian

Posted February 20th, 2018 in news, sentencing, sexual grooming, sexual offences, sport by sally

‘The former football coach Barry Bennell was branded “sheer evil” and the “devil incarnate” on Monday after being sentenced to 30 years in prison for subjecting junior players from Manchester City and Crewe Alexandra to hundreds of sexual offences.’

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The Guardian, 19th February 2018

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Barry Bennell found guilty of sexually abusing youth footballers – The Guardian

Posted February 14th, 2018 in child abuse, news, sentencing, sexual offences, sport by michael

“The former football coach Barry Bennell has been found guilty of multiple sexual offences against boys from the youth systems of Manchester City and Crewe Alexandra.”

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The Guardian, 13th February 2018

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Ex-footballers Mark Aizlewood and Paul Sugrue guilty of fraud – The Guardian

Posted February 6th, 2018 in conspiracy, fraud, news, sport by tracey

‘Two former footballers are among a group of six men who face prison for scamming £5m from schools and colleges in a bogus sports leadership scheme.’

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The Guardian, 5th February 2018

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Muhammad Ali: British boxer banned for two years after positive test – BBC News

Posted February 6th, 2018 in disqualification, drug abuse, news, sport by tracey

‘British Olympic boxer Muhammad Ali has been banned for two years after failing a drugs test.’

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BBC News, 6th February 2018

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Sport clubs should consider injunctions to prevent access to grounds by trespassers – OUT-LAW.com

Posted January 22nd, 2018 in clubs, injunctions, news, sport, trespass by sally

‘Injunctions give sport clubs a useful tool to prevent access to grounds by ‘urban free climbers’ and other trespassers.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 17th January 2018

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Hillsborough slur about fans burning police horse false, says CPS – The Guardian

Posted December 18th, 2017 in evidence, horses, news, police, prosecutions, sport by sally

‘The Crown Prosecution Service has found that a notorious slur against Liverpool supporters after the 1989 Hillsborough disaster, that some people trapped in the crush outside the Leppings Lane turnstiles had seriously burned a police horse, was false.’

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The Guardian, 15th December 2017

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I see you stand like greyhounds in the (procedural) slips – Blackstone Chambers

Posted December 8th, 2017 in disciplinary procedures, dogs, drug abuse, news, sport by sally

‘The principles of fair procedure ought to be well known to most sporting disciplinary bodies by now, but a case before the disciplinary and appellate bodies of the Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB) illustrates how procedural slips can still occur, causing substantial unfairness to a person facing disciplinary action. The case also shows the power of a fair appellate body to put right procedural defects.’

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Blackstone Chambers, 4th December 2017

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