Government brings video-witnessing of wills to an end – Legal Futures

Posted February 8th, 2024 in coronavirus, electronic filing, news, video recordings, wills, witnesses by sally

‘The pandemic measure to allow video witnessing of wills came to an end last week, after the government decided not to extend it beyond 31 January.’

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Legal Futures, 6th February 2024

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Rape complainants warned pre-recording evidence could backfire – BBC News

Posted January 11th, 2024 in evidence, news, prosecutions, rape, statistics, video recordings by sally

‘Rape complainants should be told pre-recording evidence could harm their chances of securing a conviction at trial, researchers say.’

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BBC News, 11th January 2024

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TikTok prankster Mizzy jailed for 18 weeks for breaching court order – The Guardian

Posted November 22nd, 2023 in consent, imprisonment, internet, news, sentencing, video recordings by sally

‘The TikTok prankster Mizzy has been jailed for 18 weeks by a judge who said his videos were “not funny”.’

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The Guardian, 21st November 2023

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Frank McKeever: Couple convicted of murder after forced ‘confession’ – BBC News

Posted November 8th, 2023 in child abuse, families, murder, news, sexual offences, video recordings by sally

‘A woman and her partner have been found guilty of killing her step-father and dumping his body after they forced him to make a “video confession”.’

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BBC News, 7th November 2023

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Barrister fee increase to help vulnerable victims bring attackers to justice – Ministry of Justice

Posted October 30th, 2023 in barristers, cross-examination, Ministry of Justice, news, victims, video recordings by tracey

‘Fees for barristers who help vulnerable witnesses and victims to pre-record a cross examination will rise to £1,000, the government announced today (25 October 2023).’

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Ministry of Justice, 25th October 2023

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Stradey Park: Man made sexist video about police officer – BBC News

‘A man who made sexist and ageist comments about a female police officer has been given a suspended sentence.’

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BBC News, 27th September 2023

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Police officers widely misusing body-worn cameras – BBC News

Posted September 28th, 2023 in complaints, evidence, news, police, video recordings by tracey

‘Police officers are switching off their body-worn cameras when force is used, as well as deleting footage and sharing videos on WhatsApp.’

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BBC News, 28th September 2023

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Georgia Harrison’s £200k damages over Stephen Bear sex tape – BBC News

Posted July 27th, 2023 in damages, news, pornography, video recordings, voyeurism by sally

‘Lawyers for a former reality TV personality say she has been granted record damages after her ex-partner shared a private sexual video without her consent.’

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BBC News, 26th July 2023

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Winsford: Men who raped and filmed woman jailed – BBC News

Posted June 27th, 2023 in news, rape, sentencing, video recordings by sally

‘Two “sexual predators” who raped and filmed a woman in her own home in a “sickening attack” have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 26th June 2023

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Court photography ban under review in transparency drive – Law Society’s Gazette

‘A ban imposed nearly 100 years ago on photography in courts could be lifted under ideas being floated by the government to make the justice system more transparent.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 11th May 2023

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Snapchat murderer Mark Jones jailed for at least 16 years – BBC News

Posted March 20th, 2023 in imprisonment, internet, murder, news, sentencing, video recordings by tracey

‘A man who stabbed his friend in the heart and posted videos of his dead body on Snapchat to humiliate him has been sentenced to at least 16 years in jail.’

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BBC News, 17th March 2023

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Stephen Bear jailed for 21 months for sharing sex video without consent – The Guardian

‘The reality TV personality Stephen Bear has been sentenced to 21 months in prison for sharing a private video of him having sex with his ex-girlfriend Georgia Harrison, in a judgment confirming that sharing intimate images without consent is a serious crime.’

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The Guardian, 3rd March 2023

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Man who shared explosives recipe guilty of terror offences – BBC News

Posted January 17th, 2023 in explosives, news, terrorism, video recordings by sally

‘A man who shared bomb-making instructions in a far-right group chat has been convicted of terror offences.’

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BBC News, 16th January 2023

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Reality TV star Stephen Bear convicted of sharing sex tape online – The Guardian

‘The reality TV star Stephen Bear has been found guilty of sharing a sex tape showing him with ex-girlfriend Georgia Harrison after the recording emerged on the website OnlyFans.’

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The Guardian, 13th December 2022

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Met police illegally filmed children as young as 10 at climate protest – The Guardian

‘Police unlawfully spied on children as young as 10 taking part in a climate strike protest in London, documents have shown.’

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The Guardian, 5th December 2022

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Police pay woman £40,000 after using unlawful force – BBC News

‘A woman has been paid £40,000 compensation by a police force after two officers trespassed in her home and unlawfully arrested her.’

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BBC News, 14th November 2022

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Prankster spared jail but warned of ‘sticky wicket’ after Oval stunt – The Independent

Posted October 20th, 2022 in news, sentencing, sport, suspended sentences, trespass, video recordings by sally

‘A self-styled YouTube prankster who collided with England cricketer Jonny Bairstow after invading the Oval pitch was warned he faces a “sticky wicket” if he defies court orders as he was handed a suspended sentence.’

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The Independent, 19th October 2022

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Noise cameras to be trialled in England to tackle ‘boy racers’ – The Guardian

Posted October 18th, 2022 in evidence, news, noise, road traffic offences, video recordings by sally

‘Noise-detecting traffic cameras will be trialled in four areas in England in an attempt to crack down on “boy racers” who rev engines and use illegal exhausts, the Department for Transport has announced.’

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The Guardian, 18th October 2022

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Crown court roll-out of pre-recorded evidence in England and Wales complete – BBC News

Posted September 27th, 2022 in Crown Court, evidence, news, rape, trafficking in human beings, victims, video recordings by sally

‘The use of pre-recorded evidence from victims and witnesses of crimes such as rape has been rolled out across all crown courts in England and Wales.’

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BBC News, 26th September 2022

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TikTok may be fined £27m for failing to protect children – BBC News

Posted September 27th, 2022 in fines, internet, news, privacy, video recordings by sally

‘TikTok could face a £27m fine for failing to protect children’s privacy when they’re using the platform.’

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BBC News, 26th September 2022

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