School abuse claims could be the ‘next national scandal’ – BBC News

‘Sexual harassment and assault claims made by school pupils on a website may be the “next child abuse scandal that engulfs the nation”, police have said.’

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BBC News, 29th March 2021

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Shrewsbury 24: how industrial action led to 47-year fight for justice – The Guardian

‘The industrial action that led to the convictions of union activists and a 47-year campaign to clear their names took place as Edward Heath’s Conservative government sought to weaken the economic power of trade unions.’

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The Guardian, 23rd March 2021

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Shrewsbury 24: court of appeal overturns 1970s picketing convictions – The Guardian

‘Court of appeal judges have overturned the criminal convictions of a group of trade unionists, including the actor Ricky Tomlinson, after a campaign lasting more than four decades.’

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The Guardian, 23rd March 2021

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Man who repeatedly harassed and threatened woman on London street jailed for six weeks – The Independent

Posted March 22nd, 2021 in harassment, imprisonment, news, sentencing, threatening behaviour by tracey

‘A man who repeatedly harassed a woman in the street and threatened to rape her has been jailed for six weeks.’

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The Independent, 21st March 2021

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Man sentenced after spitting at Jeremy Corbyn in ‘barrage of abuse’ during Covid first wave – The Independent

‘A 56-year-old man has been sentenced for spitting at former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in a “barrage of abuse” during the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic.’

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The Independent, 28th February 2021

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Police accused of not taking honour-based abuse seriously as figures reveal 64% fall in recorded offences – The Independent

‘Police have been accused of not taking honour-based abuse seriously as new figures reveal a 64 per cent fall in the number of offences recorded.’

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The Independent, 17th December 2020

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Litigant in person threatened opposing lawyers with violence – Legal Futures

‘A High Court judge has expressed concern that a litigant in person has threatened violence against lawyers for the people he is suing while dismissing a bid to disqualify the solicitors from acting.’

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Legal Futures, 8th December 2020

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Lawyers claim knife attack at law firm was inspired by Priti Patel’s rhetoric – The Guardian

‘Britain’s top lawyers have written to Priti Patel to express their concern after a knifeman threatened to kill an immigration solicitor last month in an attack colleagues say was directly motivated by comments made by the home secretary.’

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The Guardian, 10th October 2020

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Philip Tarver jailed for decapitating mum – BBC News

‘A man who decapitated his mother before putting her head in a freezer has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 8th October 2020

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Wine rampage CCTV shows abuse shop workers face – BBC News

‘The CEOs of 23 retailers have co-signed a letter to Boris Johnson asking for better legal protection for shop workers who face abuse.’

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BBC News, 26th September 2020

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London bus attack couple join campaign to make misogyny a hate crime – The Guardian

Posted September 10th, 2020 in hate crime, homosexuality, news, reports, threatening behaviour, women by sally

‘A couple who were victims of a violent, homophobic attack on a London bus are calling for misogyny to become a hate crime, as a report reveals that women are three times more likely to experience sexual violence and threats than men.’

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The Guardian, 10th September 2020

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Solicitor fined after conviction for abusive Facebook messages – Legal Futures

‘A junior solicitor diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome who was convicted after sending a woman he briefly dated a series of abusive Facebook messages has been fined £10,000 by a disciplinary tribunal.’

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Legal Futures, 24th June 2020

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MP Liz Saville-Roberts: Man jailed for sending threatening email – BBC News

‘A 66-year-old man who sent a threatening email to Plaid Cymru MP Liz Saville-Roberts has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 23rd June 2020

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New bill aims to protect UK shop workers from soaring abuse – The Guardian

Posted March 16th, 2020 in bills, news, police, sale of goods, statistics, threatening behaviour, violence by sally

‘Shop workers across the UK will be better protected from soaring levels of violence, verbal and physical abuse under proposed legislation to be put before the House of Commons.’

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The Guardian, 16th March 2020

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Yvette Cooper: Knottingley man jailed over threats about MP – BBC News

Posted February 7th, 2020 in imprisonment, news, political parties, sentencing, threatening behaviour by tracey

‘A Conservative local election candidate and activist has been jailed for nine weeks for sending threatening messages about Labour MP Yvette Cooper.’

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BBC News, 7th February 2020

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Prison counsellor jailed for smuggling drugs after inmates threatened him to become courier – Daily Telegraph

‘A prison counsellor has been jailed for smuggling drugs inside a jail after he was threatened by inmates to become a courier when he scuppered their deals.’

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Daily Telegraph, 21st January 2020

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Stowaways who caused havoc on container ship in Thames Estuary jailed – BBC News

Posted January 6th, 2020 in affray, immigration, news, sentencing, threatening behaviour by sally

‘Four stowaways have been jailed after they ran amok on a container ship as it navigated the world’s busiest shipping lanes.’

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BBC News, 3rd January 2020

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Boy, 17, sentenced over London night bus harassment – The Guardian

‘A 17-year-old boy has been sentenced to a four-month youth rehabilitation order for his part in the harassment and intimidation of two women on a late-night London bus in an incident which became the focus of concerns about the targeting of LGBTQ+ people.’

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The Guardian, 29th November 2019

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Devon anthrax hoaxer jailed for targeting female MPs – BBC News

Posted November 29th, 2019 in harassment, news, parliament, sentencing, threatening behaviour, women by tracey

‘A hoaxer with a “hatred of women” has been jailed for five years for sending packages of white powder to female MPs, a Euro MP and local councillors.’

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BBC News, 28th November 2019

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Man who sent death threat to Anna Soubry is jailed – The Guardian

‘A man who sent a threatening letter to the MP Anna Soubry telling her that she would be murdered like Jo Cox has been jailed.’

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The Guardian, 15th November 2019

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