Post Office scandal victims still waiting for compensation – BBC News

‘A year since wrongful convictions of subpostmasters were first overturned, most say they are no closer to agreeing a financial compensation settlement.’

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BBC News, 23rd April 2022

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Man jailed for 13 years for raping woman he met in Kingston nightclub – The Independent

‘A man has been jailed for 13 years after he filmed himself raping a woman he met at a nightclub.’

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The Independent, 7th April 2022

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UK to fully compensate postmasters who exposed scandal – BBC News

‘Subpostmasters who helped uncover the Post Office IT scandal but missed out on full compensation are to get payouts under a new government scheme.’

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BBC News, 22nd March 2022

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Falsely convicted postal workers must be ‘fully compensated’, says committee – The Guardian

‘The Post Office and the government need to speed up compensation payments to workers who were victims of the Horizon IT scandal, according to a report by an influential group of MPs.’

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The Guardian, 17th February 2022

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Wrongly convicted Post Office workers say former bosses should face jail – The Guardian

‘Former Post Office workers who were among those wrongfully convicted for theft, fraud and false accounting have called for the company’s former management to go to jail for their part in the long-running scandal.’

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The Guardian, 15th February 2022

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Post Office scandal: Public inquiry to examine wrongful convictions – BBC News

‘The wrongful convictions of hundreds of sub-postmasters and mistresses will be examined by a public inquiry starting on Monday.’

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BBC News, 14th February 2022

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UK taxpayers to pay former Post Office workers up to £1bn compensation – The Guardian

‘UK taxpayers could have to pay as much as £1bn in compensation to former Post Office workers wrongly convicted of theft due to the defective Horizon IT system.’

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The Guardian, 23rd January 2022

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Secamb paramedics stole medication from dying patients – BBC News

Posted January 13th, 2022 in medicines, news, paramedics, sentencing, theft by tracey

‘Two paramedics have been jailed for stealing medication from terminally ill patients.’

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BBC News, 112th January 2022

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Payout offers over Post Office IT scandal sent to less than third of applicants – The Guardian

‘Less than a third of Post Office workers who applied for compensation under a government scheme in the wake of the Horizon IT scandal have received a payout offer, almost 17 months after it closed, MPs have been told.’

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The Guardian, 11th January 2022

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Salford police chase: Banned driver jailed for dangerous driving – BBC News

Posted January 7th, 2022 in dangerous driving, imprisonment, news, sentencing, theft by tracey

‘A banned driver who sped at up to 100mph (161km/h) in a stolen car while being pursued by police has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 7th January 2022

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Post Office scandal: Government to foot bill for postmasters’ compensation – BBC News

Posted December 14th, 2021 in compensation, false accounting, miscarriage of justice, news, postal service, theft by tracey

‘The government has agreed to foot the bill for the compensation of former Post Office workers who were falsely convicted of theft in the long-running Horizon saga.’

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BBC News, 13th December 2021

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Dog thieves to face five years in jail under new criminal offence – The Independent

Posted November 18th, 2021 in bills, dogs, news, sentencing, theft by tracey

‘People who steal dogs could face up to five years in jail if convicted of a new criminal offence being planned by the government.’

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The Independent, 18th November 2021

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Accrington care worker who stole £200k from clients is jailed – BBC News

Posted November 16th, 2021 in abuse of position of trust, care workers, news, sentencing, theft by sally

‘A care worker who stole more than £200,000 from vulnerable patients and left them unable to pay for toiletries and suitable care has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 15th November 2021

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Rehabilitation and retribution: In re JR123’s application – UK Human Rights Blog

‘What happens when someone is convicted of a criminal offence and is given a custodial sentence? Sometimes, the individual will serve at least part of their sentence in prison and the remainder on licence. But, what happens after they’ve served the totality of their sentence?’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 12rh November 2021

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Wrongly convicted post office workers need compensation now, inquiry told – The Guardian

‘The independent inquiry into how hundreds of post office workers were wrongfully accused of theft, fraud and false accounting as a result of computer errors has been urged to demand immediate compensation for those affected.’

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The Guardian, 8th November 2021

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Pet theft taskforce report – Home Office

Posted September 3rd, 2021 in animals, government departments, press releases, reports, theft by tracey

‘This report sets out the findings of the taskforce and the recommendations that the government will be taking forward to tackle the issue of pet theft.’

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Home Office, 3rd September 2021

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Private Prosecution Stayed as an Abuse of Process: Costs Recovered – 25 Bedford Row

‘The issue of recovering legal costs for a defendant who successfully applied to stay a private prosecution, on grounds of abuse of process, was considered and decided upon by the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) in Muhammed Asif v Adil Iqbal Ditta and Noreen Riaz [2021] EWCA Crim 1091 (judgment 15th July 2021).’

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25 Bedford Row, 9th August 2021

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What Are Homeless People’s Rights To Belongings? – Each Other

Posted August 20th, 2021 in homelessness, housing, human rights, local government, news, theft by sally

‘Every day, thousands of people experiencing homelessness in the UK are met with exhausting challenges, but one that rarely gets much attention is the constant search for somewhere secure to store their belongings.’

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Each Other, 19th August 2021

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Why Is Disability Hate Crime So Hard To Prove? – Each Other

‘Under UK law, something is deemed a hate incident if the victim or anyone else thinks it was motivated by hostility or prejudice based on disability, race, religion, gender identity or sexual orientation. It then becomes a hate crime if it crosses the boundary of criminality.’

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Each Other, 3rd August 2021

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Woman convicted of £4.2m diamond theft at luxury UK jewellers – The Guardian

Posted July 29th, 2021 in imprisonment, news, sentencing, theft by sally

‘A woman has been found guilty and sentenced to five and a half years in prison for stealing diamonds worth £4.2m, swapping them for pebbles in a plot akin to a Hollywood heist movie.’

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The Guardian, 28th July 2021

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