Judge bans film of Afghan ‘execution’ by British Marine – The Independent

Posted October 29th, 2013 in appeals, armed forces, courts martial, disclosure, execution, news, video recordings by sally

“Footage showing the alleged execution of an injured Afghan insurgent by a British serviceman will not be released for fear it could spark revenge attacks on troops, a judge has ruled.”

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The Independent, 28th October 2013

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Advances in open justice in England and Wales – Speech by the Master of the Rolls

“Master of the Rolls speech: Hong Kong lecture – 18 October 2013.”

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Judiciary of England and Wales, 22nd October 2013

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Plebgate: Keir Starmer defends police investigation – The Guardian

“Britain’s most senior prosecutor said he understands concerns surrounding the time it has taken to investigate police officers over the Plebgate saga, which cost Tory MP Andrew Mitchell his cabinet post.”

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The Guardian, 13th October 2013

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Michael Moss killing: Ex-partner Collette Booth arranged attack – BBC News

Posted October 9th, 2013 in assault, evidence, homicide, news, sentencing, telecommunications, video recordings by sally

“A woman who arranged for two men to attack her former partner has been jailed for manslaughter.”

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BBC News, 8th October 2013

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Robin Thicke advert ruled ‘too sexual’ for early showing – BBC News

Posted October 9th, 2013 in advertising, children, complaints, media, news, video recordings, women by sally

“An advert featuring singer Robin Thicke performing his number one hit Blurred Lines must not be shown before 19:30 as it is too sexual, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has said.”

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BBC News, 9th October 2013

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Newlyweds jailed after honeymoon burglaries – BBC News

Posted September 30th, 2013 in burglary, evidence, news, sentencing, video recordings by sally

“A newlywed couple who began their honeymoon by ransacking the home of a pensioner have been jailed.”

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BBC News, 27th September 2013

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‘Racist Woman on London Tube’ ranting mother cleared of racially aggravated harassment – The Independent

Posted September 30th, 2013 in harassment, internet, news, racism, video recordings by sally

“A woman who was caught in a YouTube clip telling an Asian man to ‘f*** off to your own country’ in a drunken rant on the London tube has been cleared of racially aggravated harassment.”

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The Independent, 27th September 2013

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Facebook grooming case – Attorney General’s Office

“The Court of Appeal found that the 6 ½ yr sentence given to facebook groomer Husaini Master was unduly lenient and raised it to 9 yrs.”

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Attorney General’s Office, 24th September 2013

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Police ‘containment’ of Palestinian solidarity protester was lawful, rules High Court – UK Human Rights Blog

“The High Court has found that the containment of a protester in a designated protesting pen for seventy five minutes was not unlawful at common law, nor under the Human Rights Act 1998.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 24th September 2013

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Police inquiry clears officer over Taser incident in Brighton – The Guardian

“A police investigation into video footage that appeared to show an officer kicking a man moments after he was shot with a Taser gun has found no evidence of misconduct.”

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The Guardian, 25th August 2013

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Whitworth Park attack: Man jailed for beating homeless man – BBC News

Posted August 5th, 2013 in grievous bodily harm, homelessness, news, sentencing, video recordings by sally

“A man who police said viciously attacked a homeless man in a park in Greater Manchester then pretended to be a Good Samaritan has been jailed.”

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BBC News, 2nd August 2013

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The Murder Trial – Channel 4

Posted July 10th, 2013 in courts, murder, news, retrials, Scotland, video recordings by sally

“For the first time ever, remotely operated cameras have been placed inside a British criminal court to capture a murder trial in its entirety for this feature-length documentary.”


Channel 4, 9th July 2013

Source: www.channel4.com

Should TV cameras be allowed in British courts? – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 9th, 2013 in courts, media, news, Scotland, video recordings by sally

“A Scottish trial has been filmed for TV. Could this ever happen in England, asks Neil Midgley.”

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Daily Telegraph, 8th July 2013

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Paedophile who filmed himself sexually abusing young boys has been jailed over extreme image posted Facebook – The Independent

“A paedophile who filmed himself sexually abusing young boys has been jailed after posting an extreme image on Facebook.”

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The Independent, 18th June 2013

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Ofcom investigates broadcasting of Lee Rigby footage – BBC News

Posted June 17th, 2013 in armed forces, BBC, children, complaints, media, murder, news, ombudsmen, video recordings by sally

“TV watchdog Ofcom has launched an investigation into the broadcasting of footage from the scene of the murder of soldier Lee Rigby.”

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BBC News, 17th June 2013

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Steven Frogg jailed for attempted murder of Mansfield boy – BBC News

“A man who broke a four-year-old boy’s skull in three places in a ‘frenzied’ attack has been jailed for 16 years.”

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BBC News, 12th June 2013

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Vulnerable victims will no longer have to give evidence in court, Chris Grayling says – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 11th, 2013 in cross-examination, evidence, news, trials, victims, video recordings by tracey

“Young and vulnerable victims of crimes should not be subjected to traumatic
cross-examinations in court, Chris Grayling has said.”

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Daily Telegraph, 11th June 2013

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Lord Chief Justice calls for children to have evidence video recorded – Daily Telegraph

“Senior judges have called for children to be spared from the ‘damage’ of appearing in criminal trials, and instead have their evidence video recorded.”

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Daily Telegraph, 10th June 2013

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Court increases sentences for trio jailed for sexually assaulting unconscious teen – The Guardian

Posted June 7th, 2013 in appeals, news, sentencing, sexual offences, video recordings by tracey

“Three men to serve five and a half years after appeal judges rule original sentence for assault on 18-year-old was too lenient.”

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The Guardian, 7th June 2013

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Man jailed for sprinkling pubic hair on curry to avoid payment – The Independent

Posted June 5th, 2013 in compensation, food hygiene, fraud, news, sentencing, video recordings by sally

“A man who sprinkled his own pubic hair over a half-eaten curry in an attempt to avoid paying for it has been jailed.”

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The Independent, 5th June 2013

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