Prolific romance fraudster jailed as CPS issues a warning – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted January 17th, 2022 in Crown Prosecution Service, fraud, gangs, imprisonment, news, sentencing, victims, women by tracey

‘A stark warning to the public about falling victim to romance fraud has been issued by the Crown Prosecution Service – a month before Valentine’s Day – as a fraudster is jailed for conning at least nine people.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 14th January 2022

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Bennell victims to appeal after losing High Court case against Manchester City – The Independent

Posted January 11th, 2022 in appeals, child abuse, news, sexual offences, sport, victims by tracey

‘Eight men who were abused by paedophile Barry Bennell more than 30 years ago have said they will appeal after losing a High Court case against Manchester City.’

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The Independent, 10th January 2022

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Police forensic expert jailed after 3,000 crime scene and post-mortem images found on personal computer – The Independent

‘A police forensics expert who illegally stored images of murder victims and crime scenes on his own computer has been jailed for three years.’

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The Independent, 10th January 2022

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Domestic abuse victims in England and Wales to be given more time to report assaults – Ministry of Justice

‘Under the changes, victims of domestic abuse will be allowed more time to report incidents of common assault or battery against them. Currently, prosecutions must commence within six months of the offence.’

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Ministry of Justice, 4th January 2022

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Breastfeeding voyeurs targeted by new proposed offence in England and Wales – The Guardian

‘Voyeurs who record images of breastfeeding women without permission and domestic abusers who escape jail because of time limits on prosecutions are being targeted by proposals put before parliament on Tuesday.’

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The Guardian, 4th January 2022

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Barry Bennell: Victim secures settlement from holiday park – BBC News

‘A man groomed by paedophile Barry Bennell while on holiday at Butlin’s has secured a five-figure settlement from the company’s previous owners.’

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BBC News, 5th January 2022

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Modern slavery victims may face barriers to justice under Priti Patel’s immigration bill, MPs warn – The Independent

‘Modern slavery victims may face barriers to seeking justice while criminal gangs “evade punishment” under Priti Patel’s immigration bill, cross-party MPs have warned.’

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The Independent, 21st December 2021

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Trafficking victims entitled to back payments after court ruling – The Guardian

‘Thousands of trafficking victims who had government support payments removed in the midst of the pandemic are entitled to back payments that could run into millions of pounds, following a high court ruling that found the policy to be unlawful.’

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The Guardian, 17th December 2021

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Judge calls for ban on drunken Royal Naval parties after jailing sailor for raping colleague – The Independent

Posted December 17th, 2021 in alcohol abuse, armed forces, imprisonment, judges, news, rape, sexual offences, victims by michael

‘A judge has said there should be a ban placed on parties involving “excessive drinking” in the Royal Navy after a sailor was jailed for raping a female colleague following a party at a hotel. ‘

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The Independent, 16th December 2021

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Violent men who harm women warned that police are increasing action against them – National Police Chiefs’ Council

Posted December 15th, 2021 in codes of practice, criminal justice, domestic violence, news, police, victims, violence, women by tracey

‘Police in England and Wales will take wide-ranging action to deliver a fundamental shift in priority of violence against women and girls and give victims a consistently high standard of service wherever they are.’

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National Police Chiefs' Council, 15th December 2021

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Rape victims with minor criminal convictions blocked from financial compensation – The Independent

Posted December 14th, 2021 in compensation, criminal records, news, rape, sexual offences, victims by tracey

‘Hundreds of sexual assault and rape victims with minor criminal convictions are being denied financial compensation, The Independent can reveal.’

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The Independent, 13th December 2021

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Serious sexual offender sentenced to 32 years after being found guilty of 158 offences – Crown Prosecution Service

‘An online blackmailer who forced children to engage in sexual activity and sold that material on has been sentenced to 32 years today (10 December 2021) at Birmingham Crown Court.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 10th December 2021

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Daniel Morgan: Axe-murder victim’s family ‘set to sue the Met’ – The Independent

Posted December 13th, 2021 in compensation, corruption, criminal justice, families, murder, news, police, victims by tracey

‘The family of a private investigator whose murder 34 years ago remains unsolved are preparing to take legal action against the Metropolitan Police over the case.’

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The Independent, 13th December 2021

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Most rape victims in London drop complaints after speaking to police – The Guardian

Posted December 7th, 2021 in news, police, prosecutions, rape, reports, statistics, victims by sally

‘Nearly two-thirds of London rape victims who drop their complaint do so within a month of going to police, with the proportion tripling in two years, according to a report.’

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The Guardian, 7th December 2021

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Navy rape survivor backs civilian court trials for serious offences – BBC News

‘A member of the Royal Navy, whose rape case collapsed in a military court, has backed calls for serious offences committed in the UK to be investigated and tried through civilian courts.’

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BBC News, 6th December 2021

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Mother jailed for harming baby hits out at ‘unjust’ appeal ruling – The Guardian

‘A mother jailed for harming her baby has accused the courts of “injustice” after judges accepted she was a victim of abuse but ruled against an application for an appeal against her conviction made on the grounds that her violent ex-partner coerced her to lie at her trial.’

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The Guardian, 1st December 2021

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Blueprint for family court monitoring mechanism unveiled – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted November 30th, 2021 in domestic violence, family courts, news, pilot schemes, victims by tracey

‘A monitoring mechanism to improve the family court’s response to domestic abuse will be piloted next spring, the domestic abuse commissioner and victims commissioner have revealed.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 29th November 2021

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Victims of sexual violence let down by UK asylum system, report says – The Guardian

Posted November 30th, 2021 in asylum, news, reports, sexual offences, victims by tracey

‘Victims of sexual violence face further abuse and trauma as a result of the UK asylum process and are systematically let down by authorities, according to a report.’

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The Guardian, 29th November 2021

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Domestic abuse accounts for one in eight crimes in London – BBC News

‘Domestic abuse now accounts for one in eight crimes reported to the Met Police, new figures show.’

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BBC News, 24th November 2021

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Man who sexually assaulted vulnerable woman jailed for 18 years – The Independent

‘A man who carried out a series of horrific sexual attacks on a vulnerable woman over several years has been jailed following a “harrowing” police investigation.’

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The Independent, 24th November 2021

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