Oval Four: Final conviction quashed in corrupt detective case – BBC News

‘The final member of a group of four men who were jailed nearly 50 years ago on the evidence of a corrupt police officer has had his conviction quashed.’

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BBC News, 24th March 2020

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Post Office IT system that ruined lives ‘still faulty’, MPs told – BBC News

‘A faulty till system that led to sub-postmasters being wrongly accused of stealing money is still not working properly, MPs have been told.’

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BBC News, 10th March 2020

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“Arising out the use of a vehicle?” Common sense definition prevails – Park Square Barristers

Posted February 6th, 2020 in insurance, news, personal injuries, taxis, theft by sally

‘In Neil Carroll v Michael Taylor, Michael Doyle, Emms Taxis Limited & QBE Insurance (Europe) Limited [2020] EWHC 153 QB the facts were relatively straightforward; Mr Carroll hailed a black cab driven by the First Defendant and owned by the Second Defendant after a night out drinking. Rather than taking him home, the First Defendant firstly stole his debit card (in fact swopping it for the debit card he had stolen from a previous fare) and then secondly when the First Defendant asked him to stop so he could get cash out, watched as the First Defendant (presumably repeatedly) put in his pin number, not realising that his attempt to obtain cash was doomed to failure as he was using somebody else’s card. Having thus obtained his pin number, the First Defendant then drove away leaving Mr Carroll stranded (and indeed within a short period of time removed £220 from Mr Carroll’s account with the ill-gotten card and pin number).’

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Park Square Barristers, 31st January 2020

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Man found guilty of trying to steal Magna Carta – BBC News

Posted January 31st, 2020 in criminal damage, magna carta, news, psychiatric damage, theft by sally

‘A man has been found guilty of trying to steal a copy of Magna Carta from Salisbury Cathedral.’

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BBC News, 30th January 2020

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Post Office ‘assisting’ review of postmasters’ convictions – BBC News

‘The Post Office says it is ”assisting the Criminal Cases Review Commission to the fullest extent” with inquiries into cases of postmasters convicted of theft and fraud.’

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BBC News, 19th January 2020

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‘Missing’ Oval Four member to have conviction reviewed after he came forward in wake of three other successful appeals – Daily Telegraph

‘The final member of the “Oval Four” – four black men who were wrongly convicted nearly 50 years ago on the evidence of a corrupt police officer – is set to have his name cleared.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th January 2020

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‘Oval Four’ men jailed in 1972 cleared by court of appeal in London – The Guardian

‘Three men who were convicted nearly 50 years ago on the evidence of a corrupt police officer have finally had their names cleared by senior judges.’

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The Guardian, 5th December 2019

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Finance Manager sentenced for stealing over £180K from Keswick School – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted December 4th, 2019 in news, sentencing, theft by tracey

‘A 52-year-old woman has today been sentenced to 32 months’ imprisonment for stealing over £188,000 from Keswick School.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 3rd December 2019

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Metal detectorists convicted of stealing £3million Viking hoard of coins and jewellery – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 21st, 2019 in artistic works, news, theft, treasure by tracey

‘Two metal detectorists have been convicted of stealing a £3 million Viking hoard of coins and jewellery – much of which is still missing.’

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Daily Telegraph, 21st November 2019

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Man jailed for paralysing Amazon delivery driver – BBC News

Posted November 15th, 2019 in assisting offenders, attempted murder, grievous bodily harm, news, sentencing, theft by tracey

‘A driver who left an Amazon delivery worker paralysed from the waist down by dragging him along a road for almost 100m has been jailed for 12 years.’

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BBC News, 14th November 2019

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Bride-to-be fleeced fiance’s stag party out of £11k – BBC News

Posted October 30th, 2019 in compensation, forgery, marriage, news, sentencing, suspended sentences, theft by sally

‘A bride-to-be frittered away her fiance’s stag party kitty, leaving him and his friends stranded at a UK airport, a court has heard.’

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BBC News, 29th October 2019

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Watchdog endorses police use of tactical force against moped thieves as legitimate – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 18th, 2019 in motorcycles, news, police, theft by tracey

‘Police watchdogs have endorsed the tactic of knocking moped thieves off their motorbikes as a “legitimate use of force” for officers with specialist training.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th October 2019

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Dog thieves are not being pursued by police as £500 rule leaves pets languishing as low priority, say campaigners – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 17th, 2019 in animal cruelty, animals, criminal justice, dogs, gangs, news, police, sentencing, statistics, theft by sally

‘Dogs may be our best friends and their unwavering loyalty priceless but thefts of them are not being pursued by police because most are worth under £500 and so rated a minor low level crime, say campaigners.’

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Daily Telegraph, 16th October 2019

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‘Oval Four’: Men ‘framed by corrupt detective’ to go to court – BBC News

Posted October 14th, 2019 in appeals, assault, attempts, corruption, news, police, theft by tracey

‘Two men who say they were framed by a detective nearly 50 years ago have had their cases referred to the Court of Appeal.’

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BBC News, 14th October 2019

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More violent crime reported on British railways – BBC News

Posted September 5th, 2019 in assault, news, police, railways, sexual offences, statistics, theft, violence by tracey

‘Crime recorded on British railways increased by 12% last year including a rise in the number of violent and sexual offences, new figures show.’

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BBC News, 5th September 2019

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Rural crime in Britain hits seven-year high – The Guardian

Posted August 5th, 2019 in agriculture, gangs, insurance, news, statistics, theft by tracey

‘Rural crime has hit a seven-year high, costing the UK £50m in 2018, a report says. In its annual study of offences against farmers and rural businesses, the insurer NFU Mutual found rural crime in 2018 was up 12% on the previous year.’

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The Guardian, 5th August 2019

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Victims of rape have only 1.4 per cent chance of the case being solved, new figures show – Daily Telegraph

‘Theft and rape are among ten offences where the chances of cases being solved has fallen to below one in 50 or two per cent, the lowest rates on record, an analysis of new Home Office figures reveals.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th July 2019

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Clapham G4S driver who stole nearly £900,000 jailed – BBC News

Posted July 29th, 2019 in news, proceeds of crime, sentencing, theft by sally

‘A G4S driver has been jailed for four years and eight months for stealing £889,440 in cash from one of the security firm’s vans.’

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BBC News, 26th July 2019

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Fake NHS psychiatrist ‘medicated at least 160 patients’ – The Independent

Posted July 25th, 2019 in fraud, freedom of information, news, psychiatrists, theft, vetting by tracey

‘GMC apologises for “inadequate” checks after bogus doctor practised for 22 years.’

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The Independent, 24th July 2019

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Serial killer Stephen Port’s drug dealer convicted – BBC News

Posted July 16th, 2019 in drug offences, drug trafficking, fraud, internet, murder, news, rape, theft by tracey

‘A serial killer’s drug dealer who targeted victims through gay dating apps has been found guilty of murdering a businessman with an overdose of GHB.’

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BBC News, 15th July 2019

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