‘Low-level’ paedophiles could avoid jail terms under new guidance – Daily Telegraph

‘Police have been told by government that paedophiles caught with indecent child abuse images can receive conditional cautions instead of jail as police struggle to cope with an explosion of cases.’

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd November 2018

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Chloe Atkinson Wilkie death: Drunk mother slept on baby girl – BBC News

‘A drunk mother whose seven-week old daughter died as she fell asleep holding her on a sofa has walked free from court.’

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BBC News, 22nd October 2018

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Man took £2,000 from mother-in-law after lying about cancer for years – The Guardian

Posted October 16th, 2018 in fraud, married persons, news, sentencing, suspended sentences by sally

‘A man who conned his wife and her family into believing he had terminal cancer took £2,000 from his mother-in-law before his lie was exposed.’

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The Guardian, 15th October 2018

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Judge calls airport’s drop-off charge a “disgrace” as teacher avoids jail for driving into worker – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 24th, 2018 in airports, dangerous driving, guilty pleas, news, sentencing, suspended sentences by sally

‘A teacher who drove into an airport worker following a row over a new £3 drop-off charge has been spared jail after a judge said he agreed the levy was an “absolute disgrace”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 21st September 2018

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Bogus lawyer convicted for second time – Legal Futures

‘A man has pleaded guilty to five counts of providing unqualified immigration advice and services, some 13 years after an identical conviction.’

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Legal Futures, 14th August 2018

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Drink driver escapes jail for fourth time after blaming abortion and dyslexia – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 6th, 2018 in drunk in charge, news, sentencing, suspended sentences by tracey

‘A drink driver escaped jail despite four convictions in three years after she blamed her behaviour on an abortion and a dyslexia diagnosis.’

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Daily Telegraph, 5th July 2018

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Family left woman to die in ‘disgusting’ house – BBC News

Posted July 6th, 2018 in families, news, sentencing, suspended sentences, wilful neglect by tracey

‘A woman who was supposed to be cared for by her daughter and ex-husband was left to die in “disgusting conditions”, a court heard.’

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BBC News, 5th July 2018

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Student who killed her sister in car crash spared jail after judge rules she has been punished enough – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 25th, 2018 in dangerous driving, news, sentencing, suspended sentences by sally

‘The daughter of a driving instructor who killed her teenage sister in a horror crash has been spared jail after a judge accepted no sentence could punish her more than her “incalculable” loss.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd June 2018

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Lavinia Woodward loses appeal bid to overturn sentence – BBC News

Posted June 11th, 2018 in appeals, grievous bodily harm, news, sentencing, suspended sentences by sally

‘An Oxford University student who was spared jail for stabbing her boyfriend has lost her latest bid to appeal against her sentence.’

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BBC News, 8th June 2018

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Cheeki Rafiki yacht boss given suspended sentence over unsafe vessel – BBC News

Posted May 14th, 2018 in homicide, negligence, news, sentencing, suspended sentences by sally

‘A company boss who failed to safely operate a yacht on which four sailors were killed has been given a suspended prison sentence.’

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BBC News, 11th May 2018

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Lorry driver sentenced for peer’s mobility scooter death – BBC News

‘A lorry driver has been given a 24-week suspended jail sentence for knocking a Labour peer off his mobility scooter and killing him.’

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BBC News, 9th April 2018

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Lifetime animal ban for Looe couple with 73 cats – BBC News

Posted April 6th, 2018 in animal cruelty, news, sentencing, suspended sentences by sally

‘A couple who kept 73 cats in “terrible conditions” has been banned from keeping animals for life.’

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BBC News, 5th April 2018

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Ex-Army sergeant major avoids prison over ‘terrifying sex attack’ on 14-year-old schoolgirl – The Independent

‘An ex-Army sergeant major who carried out a “terrifying” sex attack on a 14-year-old girl has avoided prison.’

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The Independent, 22nd March 2018

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Employees must comply with work at height safety duties too – OUT-LAW.com

Posted March 15th, 2018 in employment, fines, health & safety, news, sentencing, suspended sentences by tracey

‘Two recent cases involving breaches of working at height regulations offer a clear reminder to workers of their own duties to take reasonable care for the health and safety of themselves and others.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 14th March 2018

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Man who bit off a piece of his victim’s ear has sentence increased – Attorney General’s Office

‘A man who bit off a piece of his victim’s ear has had his sentence increased after the Solicitor General appealed it for being too low.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 14th March 2018

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Couple who faked holiday sickness ‘rumbled’ on Facebook – The Guardian

Posted March 6th, 2018 in community service, costs, fraud, holidays, news, suspended sentences by sally

‘A man and a woman who fraudulently claimed they fell ill while on holiday in Turkey, but were “rumbled” by images they posted on social media, have been given suspended jail sentences.’

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The Guardian, 5th March 2018

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Man sentenced for stirring up hatred against Muslims on Facebook – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A man who posted messages on social media to stir up religious hatred against Muslims has been sentenced.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 7th February 2018

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High wire walking without a mat: doctors, patient safety and public confidence – UK Human Rights Blog

‘On 4th November 2015, Dr Bawa Garba was convicted of gross negligence manslaughter of a 6 year old boy. She was sentenced to two years of imprisonment suspended for two years. On 29 November 2016 the Court of Appeal Civil Division refused her leave to appeal against her conviction.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 27th January 2018

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Jack Adcock: Doctor struck off over six-year-old’s death – BBC News

‘A doctor who was found guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence over the death of a six-year-old boy has been struck off.’

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BBC News, 25th January 2018

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Former exec given suspended sentence for filming up women’s skirts – The Guardian

Posted January 8th, 2018 in mental health, news, sentencing, suspended sentences, voyeurism by sally

‘A former executive at an international entertainment company has been spared jail after he admitted filming up women’s skirts using a hidden camera.’

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The Guardian, 5th January 2018

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