Man who beat three sisters with a hammer in London hotel gets life – The Guardian

Posted November 18th, 2014 in attempted murder, attempts, burglary, conspiracy, murder, news, sentencing, violent offenders by sally

‘A man who beat three sisters in a “vicious and merciless” hammer attack as they slept with their young children in a luxury hotel has been jailed for life.’

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The Guardian, 17th November 2014

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Violent prisoners to face tougher penalties in crackdown against serious assaults on prison staff – The Independent

‘Violence in jails will be met with tougher repercussions in a new crackdown against serious assaults on prison staff.’

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The Independent, 16th November 2014

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Woman murdered by ex was let down by police, IPCC finds – The Guardian

Posted November 13th, 2014 in complaints, domestic violence, murder, news, police, recidivists, violent offenders by tracey

‘The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said on Wednesday that investigations into the killer’s previous crimes were inadequate and there had been a catalogue of inaction and missed opportunities. Katie Cullen, 34, a senior nursing sister, was killed by her former partner Iman Saeed Ghafelipour, in October 2009.’

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The Guardian, 12th November 2014

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Charles Bronson sentenced to further two years in jail for attacking a prison governor – The Independent

Posted September 2nd, 2014 in assault, news, prison officers, sentencing, violent offenders by sally

‘Charles Bronson, one of the most violent inmates in Britain, has been sentenced to two years for attacking a prison officer.’

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The Independent, 1st September 2014

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Immigration judges block foreign killer’s deportation on ‘human rights’ grounds – Daily Telegraph

‘Somali man convicted of manslaughter defeats bid to remove him from Britain, despite being single man with no children.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th May 2014

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David Blunkett ‘regrets injustices’ of indeterminate sentences – BBC News

Posted March 14th, 2014 in news, sentencing, sexual offences, violent offenders by tracey

‘Ex-home secretary David Blunkett has expressed “regret” that indeterminate jail terms, brought in while he was in office, have led to “injustices”. The Criminal Justice Act of 2003 introduced Indeterminate Sentencing for Public Protection or IPP, designed for serious sexual and violent offenders in England and Wales. But IPP numbers mushroomed, with many in jail well past their minimum terms.

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BBC News, 13th March 2014

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The violent gang leader we can’t deport is freed to walk the streets – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 16th, 2014 in asylum, deportation, detention, gangs, news, violent offenders by tracey

‘A violent gang “general” who police believe poses a serious threat to the public is back on the streets after attempts to have him deported ended in failure.’

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Daily Telegraph, 16th January 2014

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Whole-life jail term for fantasist who murdered girl for sadistic pleasure – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 20th, 2013 in murder, news, pornography, sentencing, violent offenders by tracey

‘A fantasist was on Thursday given a whole-life jail term for murdering a policeman’s teenage daughter as a judge said that his “scripted” attack and obsession with violent pornography made him a “potential serial killer”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 19th December 2013

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Nine in 10 walk free for first violent crime – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 14th, 2013 in community service, news, sentencing, statistics, violent offenders, women by sally

“The majority of people convicted for the first time of violent crime are walking free, new figures show.”

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Daily Telegraph, 12th October 2013

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Grayling to end automatic early release for child rape and terrorism convicts – The Guardian

Posted October 4th, 2013 in early release, news, rape, sexual offences, terrorism, violent offenders by sally

“Prisoners convicted of raping a child or of terrorism offences will no longer qualify for automatic release after serving half their sentence, the justice secretary, Chris Grayling, has announced.”

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The Guardian, 4th October 2013

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Retiring magistrate warns of ‘dismay’ over soft justice – Daily Telegraph

“A magistrate who has retired after 25 years on the bench expressed his ‘dismay’ at the way courts have pandered towards rehabilitating criminals rather than punishing them.”

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Daily Telegraph, 1st October 2013

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Karl Clay – Coventry sex offender who doused victims in petrol – sentenced to life in prison – The Independent

Posted September 24th, 2013 in attempted murder, attempts, news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences, violent offenders by sally

“A violent offender who doused his victims in petrol has been sentenced to life in prison for a string of violent and sexual assaults.”

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The Independent, 23rd September 2013

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Halton crime gang jailed for guns and drugs offences – BBC News

Posted September 23rd, 2013 in drug offences, firearms, gangs, news, sentencing, violent offenders by sally

“A Merseyside gang which ‘controlled illegal drug distribution’ across a Cheshire borough has been jailed.”

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BBC News, 19th September 2013

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What drives a young man to violent crime? – BBC News

Posted August 28th, 2013 in domestic violence, gangs, news, violent offenders, young offenders by sally

“Everybody wants to know what causes people to turn to violent crime. But what can you tell from the family history of a robber?”

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BBC News, 27th August 2013

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Football hooligans face ban from World Cup and Euros under CPS guidelines – Crown Prosecution Service

“The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) have today (23 August 2013) published a joint policy for dealing with violence, disorder, criminal damage and abuse in and around football matches this season.”

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Crown Prosecution Service, 23rd August 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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Ten thousand violent crime cases dealt with by ‘community resolution’ methods – The Guardian

Posted April 30th, 2013 in domestic violence, news, police, restorative justice, violent offenders by sally

“The police are dealing with as many as one in eight violent offences, including knife crimes and domestic violence, by getting the offender to apologise to the victim rather than prosecuting them in court, according to House of Commons research.”

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The Guardian, 30th April 2013

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One in three serious offenders has 15 or more convictions or cautions – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 22nd, 2013 in burglary, news, recidivists, rehabilitation, statistics, victims, violent offenders by sally

“One in three serious offenders last year had at least 15 previous convictions or cautions, up from one in five a decade ago.”

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Daily Telegraph, 21st February 2013

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Scores of violent offenders able to walk out of jail – Daily Telegraph

“Scores of Britain’s most dangerous criminals have walked out of open prisons over the past year, official statistics disclosed yesterday.”

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Daily Telegraph, 28th January 2013

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Use of police cautions has ‘got out of hand’, magistrates warn – Daily Telegraph

“One in four violent criminals are avoiding court as magistrates warned the excessive use of cautions by police has ‘got out of hand’.”

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Daily Telegraph, 27th January 2013

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