Archive for the 'assault' Category

Police beat and kicked Muslim terror suspect during arrest, court hears – The Guardian

“A British Muslim man accused of raising funds for terrorist organisations was subjected to a ‘sustained and very violent assault’ during his arrest by four specialist officers from the Metropolitan police, a court has heard.”

Full story

The Guardian, 4th May 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Oldham woman jailed over ‘disfigured face’ hate attack – BBC News

“A woman who attacked another woman because she had a facial disfigurement has been jailed for eight months.”

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BBC News, 17th March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Assault definitive guideline – Sentencing Council

“Following a 12 week consultation the Sentencing Council is publishing its new definitive guideline on assault offences, which has been issued in accordance with section 120 (4) of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009.”

Full story

Sentencing Council, 16th March 2011

Source: www.sentencingcouncil.org.uk

New sentencing guidance for assault – Law Society’s Gazette

“The Sentencing Council has today published new guidance to judges and magistrates for assault offences.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 16th March 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Judge pledges more consistency in assault sentencing – BBC News

“New guidelines on sentencing offenders guilty of assault should ensure there is greater consistency between courts, a senior judge has told the BBC.”

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BBC News, 9th March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

£1m claim commuter awarded £11,000 – The Independent

“A commuter who sued London Underground for £1 million damages after he was grabbed by an employee at a ticket barrier has won just £11,925 in compensation.”

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The Independent, 25th February 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Crawley brawl machete attacker Antonio Batsimba jailed – BBC News

“A 22-year-old man has been given an indeterminate prison sentence for a machete attack in Crawley town centre which left three men seriously injured.”

Full story

BBC News, 17th February 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Football fan jailed for punching Stevenage player at FA Cup tie – The Guardian

“A football fan who ran on to the pitch and punched a player has been jailed for 12 weeks. Robert Fitzgerald, 24, was also banned from attending regulated football matches in England and Wales for six years after assaulting Stevenage defender Scott Laird.”

Full story

The Guardian, 17th February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Case of the flying sausage, dropped – Daily Telegraph

“A bizarre assault case in which a woman was injured by a flying sausage has been thrown out after a judge said such a prosecution could impact on the dignity of the court.”

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Daily Telegraph, 14th February 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Child sex attacker who snatched girl from street jailed – BBC News

“A sex attacker snatched a 10-year-old girl from the street and abused her before taking his young son on holiday.”

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BBC News, 24th January 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Brother of Harry Potter star jailed for attacking her – Daily Telegraph

“The brother of a Harry Potter star has been jailed for six months for a ‘prolonged and nasty’ attack in which she was beaten and branded a ‘slag’ for dating a non-Muslim.”

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Daily Telegraph, 21st January 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Maidstone Rugby Club fined over eye gouging – BBC News

“A Kent rugby club has been fined £2,000 and deducted 50 points following a deliberate attack which left an opposing player blind in one eye.”

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BBC News, 13th January 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Swadlincote man convicted of police snowball assault – BBC News

“A man has been convicted of common assault for throwing a snowball at a police community support officer.”

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BBC News, 12th January 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Bristol sex attacker Darren Green jailed for life – BBC News

“A man who violently sexually assaulted two women then attacked hospital staff while he was being treated for drug abuse has been jailed for life.”

Full story

BBC News, 10th January 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Man who threw snowball at police faces second court hearing – The Guardian

“Dean Smith charged with common assault and case adjourned to give CPS time to decide whether to proceed with case.”

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The Guardian, 3rd January 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

IPCC to oversee investigation into wheelchair protester incident – The Guardian

“The police watchdog will oversee the investigation into allegations that police assaulted a young disabled protester as he took part in a student fees demonstration last week.”

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The Guardian, 16th December 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Coventry striker Marlon King loses sex assault appeal – BBC News

“A footballer jailed for sexually assaulting a woman and punching her in the face, breaking her nose, has lost his appeal against the conviction.”

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BBC News, 9th December 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Kent rugby player cleared of eye gouging – BBC News

“A rugby player from Kent has been cleared of a gouging incident which left an opponent blind in one eye.”

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BBC News, 24th November 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Wiltshire policeman cleared of assault on appeal – BBC News

“A Wiltshire policeman convicted of assaulting a woman in custody has been cleared on appeal.”

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BBC News, 18th November 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Police officer begins appeal against conviction for assaulting woman – The Guardian

“A police officer found guilty of hurling a woman head-first on to a concrete cell floor, leaving her with blood pouring from a head wound, began an appeal today (15 November) against his conviction and sentence.”

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The Guardian, 15th November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Zutons singer Dave McCabe ordered to compensate headbutt victim – Daily Telegraph

“The lead singer of rock band The Zutons, Dave McCabe, who broke a man’s nose after his girlfriend was insulted, was today ordered to do 150 hours’ unpaid work and compensate his victim.”

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Daily Telegraph, 29th October 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

CCTV captures police punching stabbed man in the head – The Guardian

“Police are investigating an incident captured on CCTV which appears to show officers repeatedly punching a restrained man who had been stabbed in the head.”

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The Guardian, 29th October 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Inquiry after police filmed hitting anti-fascist protester – The Guardian

“An investigation is under way after a police officer was filmed hitting an anti-fascist demonstrator in the face during a far-right rally.”

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The Guardian, 21st October 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

CPS ‘not altering’ decision over Ian Tomlinson death – BBC News

“The decision not to prosecute Pc Simon Harwood over the death of Ian Tomlinson will not alter, the Crown Prosecution Service has said.”

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BBC News, 14th October 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

‘Fewer attackers jailed’ under new sentencing guidelines – The Independent

“Thousands of attackers will be allowed to walk free from court under proposed new guidelines for assault cases, the Sentencing Council said today.”

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The Independent, 13th October 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Resident who fired catapult at gang of troublemakers wins court battle – Daily Telegraph

“A vigilante resident who was sued after firing a catapult at local troublemakers has been vindicated by a judge.”

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Daily Telegraph, 29th September 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Wiltshire policeman bailed over cell attack appeal – BBC News

“A police officer who was jailed for six months after he was caught on CCTV throwing a woman into a cell has been granted bail pending an appeal.”

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BBC News, 13th September 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Hammer attack school condemned by victim’s mother – The Guardian

“The mother of a white 15-year-old boy who was left with brain damage after a hammer attack by a gang of British Asian pupils blamed his school today after a report found it failed to recognise a series of racist incidents prior to the assault.”

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The Guardian, 9th September 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Police sergeant jailed for cell assault on woman – Daily Telegraph

“A police sergeant who injured a woman when he assaulted her in a cell has been jailed for six months.”

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Daily Telegraph, 7th September 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Former headteacher jailed for 21 years for beatings and sex abuse of boys – The Guardian

“A former boarding school headteacher convicted of abusing male pupils, both sexually and physically, during the 1970s and 1980s was today imprisoned for 21 years.”

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The Guardian, 6th September 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Police officer facing sack over cell assault – Daily Telegraph

“Sgt Mark Andrews is shown dragging Pamela Somerville, 59, across the floor of the police station in Wiltshire before shoving her into a cell. CCTV footage captured her lying on the floor for a minute before struggling to get up with blood pouring from a head wound. Former soldier Sgt Andrews, 37, was eventually convicted of assault causing actual bodily harm after a trial at Oxford Magistrates Court earlier this summer.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 5th September 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Soldier fight death case dropped – BBC News

“A man accused of attacking a soldier who later died in hospital from serious head injuries has had the charges against him dropped.”

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BBC News, 17th August 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Four police officers to face charge of causing actual bodily harm to Babar Ahmad – Crown Prosecution Service

“The Crown Prosecution Service has decided that four officers of the Metropolitan Police Service’s Territorial Support Group should be charged with causing actual bodily harm to Babar Ahmad during his arrest on 2 December 2003.”

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Crown Prosecution Service, 12th August 2010

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Special constable guilty of ‘excessive’ assault – The Independent

“Peter Lightfoot, 40 was today [2nd August] found guilty by a jury of assaulting Lance Corporal Mark Aspinall after they viewed CCTV footage of him pushing his head into the ground and striking him with a police helmet.”

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The Independent, 2nd August 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Teenagers’ ‘happy slapping’ sentences to be reviewed – The Independent

“The Attorney General will review the sentences of two teenage members of a ‘happy slapping’ gang who killed a grandfather in a bid to determine whether they were too lenient, it was announced today.”

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The Independent, 29th July 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

‘Guru’ jailed for attacking women – BBC News

“A man described as a ‘sexual predator masquerading as a guru and healer’ has been jailed for 10 years for attacking two women.”

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BBC News, 27th July 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

‘Happy slapping’ youths detained for grandfather death – BBC News

“Two teenage members of a ‘happy slapping’ gang who fatally beat a retired care worker in front of his young granddaughter in south London have been detained.”

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BBC News, 26th July 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Father jailed for attack on Teesside paramedics – BBC News

“An expectant father from Teesside who punched and kicked a two paramedics has been jailed for six months.”

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BBC News, 22nd July 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

No charges over death of Ian Tomlinson – Crown Prosecution Service

“Keir Starmer QC, the Director of Public Prosecutions, announced today that no charges will be brought in relation to the death of Ian Tomlinson at the ‘G20 protests’ in London on 1 April 2009.”

Full press release

Crown Prosecution Service, 22nd July 2010

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Man jailed for kicking father to death in Southport – BBC News

“A man has been jailed for life for the murder of a father-of-two in Southport.”

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BBC News, 22nd July 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Ian Tomlinson death: police officer will not face criminal charges – The Guardian

“The police officer who was caught on video striking a man during the G20 protests last year who later died will not face criminal charges, the Crown Prosecution Service announced today.”

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The Guardian, 22nd July 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

CS spray man in legal action against Essex Police – BBC News

“A man allegedly sprayed with CS spray during his arrest in Essex is considering legal action against police after his conviction was quashed.”

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BBC News, 17th July 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Man who raped boy, 15, in Milton Keynes wood detained – BBC News

“A teenager from Milton Keynes who raped and beat a 15-year-old boy has been given an indeterminate sentence in a young offenders institution.”

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BBC News, 13th July 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Police payout for men beaten at Gaza protest – The Independent

“Two protesters beaten by unidentified police officers during a protest in London against Israeli actions in Gaza have been awarded £25,000 in compensation from the Metropolitan Police.”

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The Independent, 13th July 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Father jailed for killing daughter in Norwich in 1985 – BBC News

“A 51-year-old man found guilty of smothering his six-week-old baby to death 25 years ago has been sentenced to 14 years in prison.”

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BBC News, 9th July 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Man jailed for Reading court petrol attack on defendant – BBC News

“A man who was repeatedly raped at a Berkshire children’s home in the 1960s has been jailed after throwing petrol over a man he claimed abused him.”

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BBC News, 5th July 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Teacher who attacked pupil is sacked – The Independent

“A science teacher who attacked a 14-year-old pupil with a dumbbell was sacked from his job, a union said. Peter Harvey, 50, was handed a two year community order on Monday at Nottingham Crown Court after he admitted bludgeoning the boy at All Saints’ Roman Catholic School in Mansfield.”

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The Independent, 27th May 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Nursery worker guilty of assaulting toddler – The Independent

“A nursery worker was today found guilty of assaulting a toddler in his care.”

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The Independent, 25th May 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

CPS defends Neath teacher glue stick trial decision – BBC News

“The Crown Prosecution Service has defended a decision to prosecute a Neath teacher after a boy accused her of hitting him with a glue stick.”

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BBC News, 20th May 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Men guilty of ‘web affair’ revenge acid attack – BBC News

“Three people have been found guilty of attacking a man in London by dousing him with acid in revenge for an alleged online affair with a married woman.”

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BBC News, 10th May 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Man jailed for killing fundraiser in Cwmbran – BBC news

“A steelworker has been jailed for three years after killing a financial adviser who was out fundraising with his friends for a local football team.”

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BBC News,6th May 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Carnage student pub crawl organiser spared jail after punching 61-year-old unconscious – The Guardian

“A student pub-crawl organiser has been given a suspended jail sentence for punching a 61-year-old man unconscious after he expressed concerns about noise during an event involving 1,000 students.”

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The Guardian, 29th April 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Race attack rail passenger from Hertfordshire jailed – BBC News

“A rail passenger has been jailed for five months for racially abusing a ticket inspector in Hertfordshire.”

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BBC News, 22nd April 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Sadistic charity boss tortured Liverpool sex workers – BBC News

“The ex-boss of a Liverpool children’s charity has been jailed indefinitely after admitting the ‘sadistic torture’ of women in a string of sex attacks.”

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BBC News, 21st April 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Father guilty of killing daughter in Norwich in 1985 – BBC News

“A 51-year-old man has been found guilty of smothering his six-week-old baby to death in 1985.”

Full story

BBC News, 19th April 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk


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