Home Office ordered to move torture victim out of ‘prison-like’ hotel – The Guardian

‘A judge in the high court has ordered the Home Office to move a torture and trafficking victim out of a “prison-like” hotel surrounded by an 8ft wall.’

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The Guardian, 18th May 2021

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Rape victims in England and Wales to give video evidence to boost convictions – The Guardian

‘Rape victims in England and Wales will be able to provide their evidence on video prior to a trial to help improve conviction rates, it is understood.’

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The Guardian, 17th May 2021

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Torture victims kept in solitary by Home Office for up to a year – The Guardian

‘The Home Office has pursued a policy of psychological brutality by locking up scores of torture survivors in solitary confinement for indefinite periods, according to fresh testimony from immigration detainees.’

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The Guardian, 15th May 2021

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Keith Hall admits Rachel Wilson manslaughter – BBC News

‘A man has admitted killing a teenager whose body was found on farmland 10 years after she disappeared.’

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BBC News, 11th May 2021

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Landmark Domestic Abuse Bill receives Royal Assent  – Home Office

‘The Bill provides protection to millions of people who experience domestic abuse and strengthens measures to tackle perpetrators.’

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Home Office, 29th April 2021

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‘A hugely retrograde step’: Cross-party MPs attack Home Office plans to lock up more trafficking survivors – The Independent

‘Cross-party MPs have attacked Home Office plans that will see more trafficking survivors locked up in immigration detention and threatened with removal, warning that it is a “hugely retrograde step”.’

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The Independent, 29th April 2021

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Grenfell survivors condemn ‘grave injustice’ as leaseholders left facing huge bills to remove cladding – The Independent

Posted April 30th, 2021 in accidents, bills, building law, fire, government departments, housing, leases, loans, news, victims by tracey

‘Survivors and bereaved relatives from the Grenfell Tower fire disaster say they are furious after parliament voted for measures that will leave householders facing huge bills for removing dangerous cladding from homes.’

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The Independent, 29th April 2021

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Dale Tyson: ‘Deplorable’ sex offender may have more victims – BBC News

‘A man who used a fake online profile to dupe children into sending him graphic images of themselves may have targeted “many more”, police have said.’

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BBC News, 28th April 2021

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Dropping of stalkers’ register from bill an ‘insult to victims’ – The Guardian

‘Ministers have been accused of misleading and insulting victims after a push by a cross-party group of peers to create an automatic register of dangerous domestic abusers and stalkers was dropped.’

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The Guardian, 27th April 2021

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Cheshire couple jailed for sexual abuse that Judge says ‘ruined victims’ lives’ – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A couple have been jailed for sexually abusing three young girls after a judge at Chester Crown Court said they had ruined their victims’ lives.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 21st April 2021

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Court case delays left assault victim waiting over a year – BBC News

Posted April 23rd, 2021 in assault, budgets, coronavirus, criminal justice, Crown Court, delay, news, trials, victims by sally

‘The government has announced emergency funding to help tackle huge delays in court trials.’

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BBC News, 23rd April 2021

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Chef jailed for raping five women after spiking drinks – BBC News

Posted April 23rd, 2021 in assault, drug offences, imprisonment, news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences, victims by sally

‘A chef who raped five women after spiking their drinks has been jailed for 24 years.’

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BBC News, 22nd April 2021

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Police ‘decided not to investigate’ more crimes during coronavirus pandemic, watchdog says – The Independent

Posted April 21st, 2021 in coronavirus, criminal justice, news, ombudsmen, police, statistics, victims by tracey

‘Police in some areas of Britain have “increased the number of crimes they decided not to investigate” during the coronavirus pandemic, a watchdog has revealed.’

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The Independent, 20th April 2021

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Crime victims to be told when perpetrators leave prison – BBC News

Posted April 1st, 2021 in crime, cross-examination, news, notification, parole, victims by tracey

‘Crime victims are to be told when an offender leaves prison as part of a new code that has come into force in England and Wales.’

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BBC News, 1st April 2021

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Nottingham men jailed for abusing vulnerable teenage girls – BBC News

‘Two men have been jailed for grooming and sexually abusing three vulnerable teenage girls.’

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BBC News, 29th March 2021

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Stalking victims ‘sitting ducks’ in lockdown, say Suzy Lamplugh Trust – BBC News

Posted March 25th, 2021 in charities, coronavirus, news, stalking, victims by sally

‘Stalking victims say they feel like “sitting ducks” in lockdown, according to a charity which has seen a surge in calls for help.’

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BBC News, 25th March 2021

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Half of women have little or no faith in CPS to prosecute crimes against them, poll finds – The Independent

‘Half of women have little or no faith in the authorities to prosecute crimes against them, according to a new poll. Almost a quarter have “no trust at all” in the Crown Prosecution Service, the research by Savanta ComRes found.’

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The Independent, 21st March 2021

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Sexual assault: ‘One in 40’ young women experience it each year – BBC News

Posted March 19th, 2021 in news, sexual offences, statistics, victims, women, young persons by sally

‘One in 40 women aged between 16 and 24 in England and Wales experience rape or assault by penetration, including attempts, each year, Office for National Statistics estimates suggest.’

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BBC News, 18th March 2021

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Stalking protection orders: Police ‘not using’ new powers to protect victims – BBC News

Posted March 10th, 2021 in enforcement, harassment, news, police, stalking, statistics, victims by sally

‘New powers to protect stalking victims are not being used by police, a BBC Wales investigation has found.’

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BBC News, 10th March 2021

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Court backlogs having ‘major consequences for victims’, watchdog says as trials scheduled in 2023 – The Independent

Posted March 9th, 2021 in coronavirus, courts, criminal justice, delay, news, victims by tracey

‘Court backlogs are having “major consequences for victims and witnesses”, a watchdog has found, as criminal trials are being scheduled for 2023.’

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The Independent, 9th March 2021

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