Honour-based abuse: Government rejects calls for legal definition – BBC News

‘The government has rejected calls for a legal definition of honour-based abuse.’

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BBC News, 15th September 2023

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Applications for Anti-Social Behaviour Injunctions and Gang-Related Violence Injunctions – Local Government Lawyer

‘Richard Dewsbery reports on an important recent change to the Civil Procedure Rules that affects the N16A application form.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 1st September 2023

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

‘Shocking’ scale of violence at Cookham Wood child jail, watchdog finds – The Independent

Posted July 18th, 2023 in children, news, prisons, violence, young offenders by tracey

‘Children armed themselves with hundreds of homemade weapons at a scandal-hit jail where violence was rife, according to a damning watchdog report.’

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The Independent, 18th July 2023

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Met to use counter-terrorism tactics against worst male predators – The Guardian

Posted July 18th, 2023 in London, news, police, sexual offences, terrorism, violence, women by tracey

‘The Metropolitan police has started using counter-terrorism tactics to hunt down the worst male offenders targeting women. Scotland Yard said it will rank the worst male offenders and then “use the organised crime or terrorism approach” against those assessed to be the most harmful top 100.’

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The Guardian, 18th July 2023

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Police assessment places violence against women and girls on same footing as terrorism – The Guardian

Posted May 19th, 2023 in domestic violence, harassment, news, police, rape, sexual offences, violence, women by tracey

‘Police chiefs have issued the first official assessment of violence against women and girls in the UK, placing such offences on the same footing as terrorism and serious organised crime. The 230-page intelligence document outlining the crimes that pose the greatest threats to women and girls has been shared with all forces by the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC).’

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The Guardian, 18th May 2023

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Violent porn acts occurring in sexual abuse between under-18s, report finds – The Guardian

Posted May 9th, 2023 in bills, children, internet, news, pornography, reports, violence by sally

‘England’s children’s commissioner has called for the “most robust” online protections for under-18s after publishing research examining links between sexual abuse cases and pornography.’

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The Guardian, 9th May 2023

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Barmouth: David Redfern guilty of bed mix-up murder – BBC News

Posted March 30th, 2023 in mistake, murder, news, violence by sally

‘A man has been found guilty of murdering a 71-year-old who mistook his home for a B&B and got into his bed.’

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BBC News, 29th March 2023

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More than 1,500 UK police officers accused of violence against women in six months – The Guardian

‘More than 1,500 police officers have been accused of violent offences against women and girls over a period of six months, and less than 1% have been sacked, according to new figures.’

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The Guardian, 14th March 2023

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Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative strategy – Government publications

‘This strategy sets out the UK government’s approach to preventing and responding to conflict-related sexual violence.’

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Government publications, 28th November 2022

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Instagram ‘wrong’ to take down drill music video – BBC News

Posted November 23rd, 2022 in artistic works, gangs, internet, news, police, statistics, violence by sally

‘The owner of Instagram has been told it should not have removed a drill music video.’

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BBC News, 22nd November 2022

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Manchester youth leader jailed over ‘conspiracy’ texts denied permission to appeal – The Guardian

‘A youth leader who addressed MPs in parliament has been denied permission to appeal against the eight-year sentence he was given for sending text messages as part of a violent conspiracy.’

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The Guardian, 16th November 2022

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Black deaths in UK prisons are among most violent and neglectful, damning report finds – The Independent

‘The deaths of Black and mixed-race people in UK prisons are among the most violent and prevalent, a charity has warned.’

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The Independent, 13th October 2022

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60 violent and sexual offence cases wrongfully dropped in past year, BBC discovers – BBC News

‘Violent and sexual crimes are among cases wrongfully dropped by the Crown Prosecution Service in the past year.’

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BBC News, 11th October 2022

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Colston four: protesters cannot rely on ‘human rights’ defence, top judge rules – The Guardian

Posted September 29th, 2022 in appeals, criminal damage, demonstrations, human rights, monuments, news, violence by sally

‘Protesters accused of “significant” criminal damage cannot rely on human rights protections when on trial, the court of appeal has said.’

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The Guardian, 28th September 2022

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Bristol Colston statue toppling was ‘violent act’, say judges – BBC News

Posted September 28th, 2022 in appeals, criminal damage, demonstrations, human rights, monuments, news, violence by michael

‘The toppling of a statue of slave trader Edward Colston was a “violent” act, appeal court judges have ruled.

They also ruled human rights protections were not available as a defence to the so-called Colston Four, who were acquitted of criminal damage.’

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BBC News, 28th September 2022

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New Acts – legislation.gov.uk

2022 c. 28 – Marriage and Civil Partnership (Minimum Age) Act 2022

2022 c. 27 – Approved Premises (Substance Testing) Act 2022

2022 c. 26 – Glue Traps (Offences) Act 2022

2022 c. 22 – Animal Welfare (Sentience) Act 2022

2022 c. 20 – Professional Qualifications Act 2022

2022 c. 17 – Local Government (Disqualification) Act 2022

2022 c. 36 – Nationality and Borders Act 2022

2022 c. 34 – British Sign Language Act 2022

2022 c. 32 – Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022

2022 c. 29 – Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles (Disabled Persons) Act 2022

2022 c. 24 – Cultural Objects (Protection from Seizure) Act 2022

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Drive-by shooter jailed after being caught on primary school CCTV – Daily Telegraph

‘A drive-by shooter has been jailed for more than five years after opening fire near a primary school.’

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Daily Telegraph, 19th March 2022

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New forensics technology can detect blood specks on dark clothing within seconds – The Independent

Posted March 16th, 2022 in forensic science, news, police, violence by tracey

‘Forensics scientists are now able to spot tiny specks of blood on dark clothing in a matter of seconds, sometimes resulting in crucial evidence.’

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The Independent, 16th March 2022

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CPS to review guidance on using drill music as evidence – BBC News

‘The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is updating its guidance on the use of drill music as evidence in criminal trials.’

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BBC News, 22nd January 2022

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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

Source: news.npcc.police.uk