Lawyers accuse BA of ‘swerving responsibility’ for data breach after time limit is imposed for compensation claims – Daily Telegraph

‘British Airways has been accused of “swerving responsibility” for a massive data breach by trying to limit compensation payouts for victims, lawyers claim.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th September 2019

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Domestic violence killings in UK at five-year high – The Guardian

Posted September 13th, 2019 in bills, domestic violence, homicide, news, statistics, victims, women by tracey

‘The number of domestic violence killings has reached a five-year high, figures show.’

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The Guardian, 13th September 2019

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Homophobic hate crime charges fall despite soaring reports – BBC News

‘Fewer people are being prosecuted for homophobic hate crimes despite rising numbers of potential victims coming forward, figures suggest.’

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BBC News, 11th September 2019

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Harvey Proctor attacks police watchdog after Met officers cleared – The Guardian

‘A former Conservative MP falsely accused of child rape and murder has condemned the police watchdog for clearing the Met officers who investigated the allegations, following a meeting with its director.’

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The Guardian, 8th September 2019

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Man jailed for pretending to flat-share with deceased Grenfell resident in £75,000 fraud – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted September 6th, 2019 in fire, fraud, news, victims by tracey

‘A pharmacist technician who posed as a Grenfell Tower resident and carried out a fraud worth more than £75,000 has been jailed.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 5th September 2019

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Consultation paper launched – Vulnerable witnesses and parties – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted September 5th, 2019 in case management, civil procedure rules, consultations, victims, witnesses by tracey

‘Consultation paper launched – Vulnerable witnesses and parties.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 3rd September 2019

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Murderer of boy, five, says probation service should have done more – The Guardian

Posted September 4th, 2019 in children, murder, news, probation, victims by sally

‘A man with multiple convictions for violence including murdering his partner’s child has said the probation service should have done more to protect his victims.’

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The Guardian, 3rd September 2019

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Victim forced to give evidence as Worboys bids to avoid life term – The Guardian

Posted September 3rd, 2019 in drug offences, evidence, news, rape, sexual offences, victims by sally

‘The serial sex attacker John Worboys has forced one of his victims to give evidence in court as he attempts to avoid a life sentence.’

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The Guardian, 2nd September 2019

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Miss England contestant Samantha Bumford’s stalker due for release – BBC News

Posted August 30th, 2019 in harassment, news, recidivists, restraining orders, stalking, victims by sally

‘When an obsessed fan’s adoration of beauty queen Samantha Bumford became physical, she alerted police and he was given a restraining order and sent to prison.’

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BBC News, 30th August 2019

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Victims left ‘at risk from serial rapists’ as conviction rates fall – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 29th, 2019 in news, prosecutions, rape, recidivists, statistics, victims by tracey

‘Falling convictions are putting people at risk of “serial rapists” because attackers are not being deterred, the Victims’ Commissioner has warned. Dame Vera Baird expressed concern as official figures showed that reports of rape are on the increase but the number of charges being brought against attackers has fallen.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th August 2019

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Domestic abuse: Killers ‘follow eight-stage pattern’, study says – BBC News

‘Men who kill their partners follow a “homicide timeline” that could be tracked by police to help prevent deaths, new research suggests. Criminology expert Dr Jane Monckton Smith found an eight-stage pattern in 372 killings in the UK. The University of Gloucestershire lecturer said controlling behaviour could be a key indicator of someone’s potential to kill their partner.’

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BBC News, 27th August 2019

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Coroner urges Home Secretary to review domestic abuse laws after man bludgeons wife to death – Daily Telegraph

‘A man has been cleared of a criminal offence over a video that showed a model of a building marked “Grenfell Tower” being burned, while a group of friends laughed and joked.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd August 2019

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Vanessa George: Families ‘tormented’ by nursery abuser’s silence – BBC News

‘A father who believes his child was sexually assaulted by nursery worker Vanessa George has said he is “tormented” by her unwillingness to admit which infants she abused. George pleaded guilty in 2009 to seven sexual assaults on children and making 124 indecent images of children – but she refused to identify her victims. She has now been judged eligible for parole under strict conditions.’

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BBC News, 15th August 2019

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Victims of stalking and abuse get right to appeal ‘lenient’ jail sentences – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 14th, 2019 in appeals, domestic violence, news, sentencing, stalking, victims by michael

‘Victims of stalking, domestic violence and child abuse are to get new legal rights to challenge unduly lenient sentences in a further crackdown on “soft” justice.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th August 2019

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Bouncer jailed for throwing man out of bar with such force he landed on other side of street – The Independent

‘A bouncer has been jailed after he threw a reveller out of a bar so hard he crashed into a wall – on the opposite side of the street.’

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The Independent, 12th August 2019

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Police told not to use fines in stalking cases after Shana Grice murder – The Guardian

‘Police officers have been told not to hand out fixed penalty notices in stalking and harassment cases after the teenager Shana Grice was fined for wasting police time before she was murdered.’

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The Guardian, 8th August 2019

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Chelsea apology over ex-chief scout Eddie Heath’s ‘unchallenged’ sex abuse – BBC News

‘Young Chelsea players were targeted for years by a “prolific and manipulative sexual abuser” who was able to operate “unchallenged”, says a damning report.’

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BBC News, 6th August 2019

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‘I am DNA proof my father is a rapist’ – BBC News

Posted August 5th, 2019 in adoption, child abuse, children, DNA, news, rape, sexual offences, victims by tracey

‘A woman conceived by rape wants her father brought to justice in a so-called “victimless prosecution”, in one of the first cases of its kind, the BBC has learned.’

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BBC News, 5th August 2019

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Victims’ commissioner to meet woman who went into hiding after ex freed – The Guardian

‘The victims’ commissioner for England and Wales is to call for increased support for domestic abuse victims after a woman went into hiding when her violent ex-partner was released from prison early.’

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The Guardian, 4th August 2019

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Children in care in Nottingham ‘abused by predators’ – BBC News

‘Hundreds of children were sexually abused by predatory foster carers and residential home staff who were allowed to thrive, an inquiry has found. Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County councils exposed vulnerable children to repeated rapes and physical abuse, a report said. The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse said sexualised behaviour by staff was “tolerated or overlooked”.’

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BBC News, 31st July 2019

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