Jon Venables: James Bulger’s family launch legal challenge to lift anonymity order protecting toddler’s killer – The Independent

Posted May 1st, 2018 in anonymity, crime, injunctions, news, violent offenders by tracey

‘James Bulger’s family are launching a legal challenge to stop one the toddler’s killers, Jon Venables, from being protected by a life-long anonymity order.’

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The Independent, 1st May 2018

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Leonne Weeks murder: Jailed Shea Heeley ‘liked killing’ – BBC News

Posted March 6th, 2018 in mental health, murder, news, sentencing, violent offenders by sally

‘A 19-year-old man “obsessed with murder and killing” has been jailed for stabbing a 16-year-old girl to death in a “brutally violent” attack.’

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BBC News, 5th March 2018

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Hundreds of foreign criminals including rapists and violent offenders are on the run – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 5th, 2018 in deportation, fugitive offenders, news, violent offenders by tracey

‘Hundreds of foreign criminals including rapists and violent offenders are on the run after the Government took too long to deport them, new figures suggest.’

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Daily Telegraph, 5th March 2018

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Soldiers convicted of sex attacks and violent offences being released without supervision, report warns – The Independent

‘Soldiers convicted of sex attacks and violent offences are being released without any supervision because of a loophole in the law, a report has found. HM Inspectorate of Prisons said the public were not being protected by processes at the UK’s only military detention centre, which operates independently of the normal probation system.’

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The Independent, 1st March 2018

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Up to 60 per cent of prisoners have head injuries, as experts warn brain damage may fuel crime – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 27th, 2018 in crime, mental health, news, personal injuries, prisons, violent offenders by tracey

‘More than half of criminals may have suffered a head injury which could be fuelling their offending, a new review by British brain experts suggests.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th February 2018

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Mother of murder victim fears killer could be released from prison without being put on Sex Offenders’ Register, despite admitting rape – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 15th, 2018 in murder, news, release on licence, sexual offences, violent offenders by sally

‘The mother of a murder victim fears her killer could be released from prison without being put on the Sex Offenders’ Register, even though he told police he had raped her.’

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Daily Telegraph, 15th February 2018

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Criminal record check did not spot hammer attack carer threat – BBC News

Posted December 6th, 2017 in attempts, carers, criminal records, murder, news, violent offenders by sally

‘The son of a 90-year-old woman who was stabbed in the neck by a carer with a previous assault conviction is calling for a change to criminal record checks.’

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BBC News, 5th December 2017

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People who violently attack children to get longer jail terms, Theresa May pledges – Daily Telegraph

‘People who violently attack children will get longer jail terms under a Tory Government, Theresa May will announce today as part a major crackdown.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th May 2017

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‘Shabby racist’ kicked pregnant Muslim woman in the stomach causing her to miscarry – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 23rd, 2017 in assault, news, racism, sentencing, violent offenders by tracey

‘A pregnant Muslim woman suffered a miscarriage after a racist thug kicked her in the stomach during a supermarket row, a court heard. Jailing David Gallacher for three years and seven months for the attack , Judge Francis Sheridan described him as a “shabby racist” and told him “This country will not bow to the views of racists.” ‘

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd May 2017

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Prisons in England and Wales get boost of 2,500 new staff to tackle violence -The Guardian

‘An extra 2,500 frontline prison staff are to be recruited to tackle soaring levels of gang violence, drug abuse and attacks on staff and inmates inside prisons across England and Wales, the justice secretary is to announce.’

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The Guardian, 2nd November 2016

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Treating criminals with anti-psychotic drugs could prevent 1,500 crimes a year, study suggests – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 2nd, 2016 in crime, medical treatment, medicines, mental health, news, recidivists, violent offenders by tracey

‘Prescribing anti-psychotic medication to violent criminals when they leave prison could prevent around 1,500 serious crimes in Britain each year, a new study suggests. Although medicating prisoners on their release is controversial, the University of Oxford believes that it could dramatically cut the risk of violent offending.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st November 2016

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Triple child killer David McGreavy could be freed on parole – BC News

Posted June 7th, 2016 in murder, news, parole, sentencing, violent offenders by tracey

‘A man who murdered three young children and impaled their bodies on railings is being considered for release, the Parole Board has confirmed.’

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BBC News, 7th June 2016

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126 cab drivers charged with sexual or violent crimes – The Independent

Posted April 18th, 2016 in news, sexual offences, statistics, taxis, violent offenders by sally

‘The number of cab drivers charged with violent or sexual offences in London is at a five-year high.’

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The Independent, 17th April 2016

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Swansea armed robber found to be a dangerous offender – Attorney General’s Office

Posted December 3rd, 2015 in appeals, news, robbery, sentencing, violent offenders by tracey

‘The Court of Appeal today imposed an extended sentence of imprisonment against Swansea armed robber Robert Quinn after finding him to be a dangerous offender.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 1st December 2015

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Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe may be moved to a normal jail – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 1st, 2015 in mental health, news, prisons, violent offenders by tracey

‘Peter Sutcliffe is not mentally ill and should be moved out of psychiatric hospital, doctors claim.’

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Daily Telegraph, 30th November 2015

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Nathan Matthews case reignites debate over violent sexual images – The Guardian

Posted November 12th, 2015 in child abuse, news, pornography, sexual offences, violence, violent offenders by sally

‘The conviction of Nathan Matthews will focus attention once more on the threat posed to women and children by the viewing of violent pornography and sexual abuse online.’

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The Guardian, 11th November 2015

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Violent offenders: Fears over management after release – BBC News

‘Is the system in place to manage dangerous offenders when they are released from prison keeping people safe?’

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BBC News, 25th October 2015

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Britain’s most dangerous prisoners to get meditation lessons – The Guardian

Posted October 20th, 2015 in mental health, news, prisons, rehabilitation, violent offenders by sally

‘Prison staff are to teach meditation to Britain’s most dangerous criminals in an attempt to aid their rehabilitation and quell their violent impulses.’

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The Guardian, 19th October 2015

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UK criticised for lack of timely provision of legal aid – Legal Voice

Posted October 12th, 2015 in criminal justice, legal aid, reports, victims, violent offenders by tracey

‘A report commissioned by the International Bar Association’s (IBA) access to justice and legal aid committee has criticised the “lack of timely provision of legal aid” in the UK. The committee commissioned the Bingham Centre for Rule of Law to conduct research on International Access to Justice: Legal Aid for the Accused and Redress for the Victims of Violence which was published this week.’

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Legal Voice, 8th October 2015

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Man whose father strangled mother given life sentence for murdering pensioner – The Guardian

Posted October 6th, 2015 in mental health, murder, news, sentencing, violent offenders by sally

‘A man whose father strangled his mother to death when he was a child has been ordered to serve at least 25 and a half years of a life sentence for battering a pensioner to death.’

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The Guardian, 6th October 2015

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