Archive for the 'attempts' Category

Ex-soldier gets life for trying to blow up pregnant wife – The Guardian

“A former reservist soldier has been jailed for life after being found guilty of trying to murder his pregnant wife by booby-trapping a car with a hand grenade.”

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The Guardian, 18th February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Dog row shooting neighbour jailed for 18 years – BBC News

“A man who shot his neighbours in a row over their Rottweiler-mastiff dog has been jailed for 18 years.”

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BBC News, 21st January 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Raoul Moat’s alleged accomplices face attempted murder charges – The Guardian

“Two men accused of helping Raoul Moat will face charges of attempting to murder David Rathband, the police officer shot and blinded by the former bouncer, prosecutors have said.”

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The Guardian, 20th December 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Gunman jailed for attempted murder in Bolton – BBC News

“A man has been jailed for life for shooting two men outside a Bolton Nightclub 10 years ago.”

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BBC News, 17th December 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

The law on mercy killing is badly in need of an overhaul – Daily Telegraph

“The mandatory life sentence for murder is unknown in other countries and distorts the law.”

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd December 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Man jailed for shooting two brothers in Croydon – BBC News

“A man has been jailed for at least 37 years for shooting two brothers in the head, killing one of them, after being thrown out of a south London pub.”

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BBC News, 26th November 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Woman jailed for life for attack on MP Stephen Timms – BBC News

“A 21-year-old student has been jailed for life at the Old Bailey for trying to murder Labour MP Stephen Timms because he voted for the war in Iraq.”

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BBC News, 3rd November 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Stephen Timms attacker faces sentencing for attempted murder – The Guardian

“Police believe a gifted student convicted of attempting to stab to death a former government minister for supporting the Iraq war is the first Briton to have been inspired by al-Qaida to try to assassinate a politician on British soil.”

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The Guardian, 3rd November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Stephen Timms attacker guilty of attempted murder – The Guardian

“Police believe a gifted student convicted today of attempting to stab to death a former government minister for supporting the Iraq war is the first Briton to have been inspired by al-Qaida to assassinate a politician on British soil.”

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The Guardian, 2nd November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Millionaire faces life behind bars for ex-wife murder bid – The Independent

“A millionaire pensioner was today facing the rest of his life behind bars for attempting to kill his ex-wife after she tried to get a share of his fortune.”

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The Independent, 27th October 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Mother challenges conviction for murdering son – The Independent

“A mother who gave her brain-damaged son a lethal heroin injection to end his ‘living hell’ challenges her conviction today.”

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The Independent, 20th October 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Boys’ attempted rape conviction appeals rejected – BBC News

“Two boys who were found guilty of the attempted rape of an eight-year-old girl in west London have lost their appeals against their convictions.”

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BBC news, 27th July 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Schoolboys launch rape conviction appeal – The Independent

“Two boys found guilty of attempting to rape a girl of eight launch challenges against their convictions today.”

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The Independent, 27th July 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Second boy to appeal against attempted rape conviction – BBC News

“A second schoolboy is appealing against his conviction for attempting to rape an eight-year-old girl in west London.”

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BBC News, 5th July 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Boy to appeal against attempted rape conviction – BBC News

“A primary school boy is appealing against his conviction for attempting to rape an eight-year-old girl in west London.”

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BBC News, 1st July 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Rapist jailed for 1987 sex attack in east London – BBC News

“A sex attacker caught after a cold case review has been jailed for 10 years.”

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BBC News, 25th June 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Boy guilty of murdering sisters in Tooting fire – BBC News

“A boy who took revenge after being jilted by starting a house fire which killed his ex-girlfriend and her sister has been convicted of their murders.”

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BBC News, 26th May 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Two boys guilty of attempted rape charges in London – BBC News

“Two boys aged 10 and 11 have been found guilty at the Old Bailey of attempted rape of an eight-year-old girl in London.”

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BBC News, 24th May 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Boys, 10 and 11, will not testify in rape trial – BBC News

“Two boys on trial for raping an eight-year-old girl will not be giving evidence, it has been confirmed.”

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BBC News, 19th May 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Somerset man tried to smother his wife with pillow – BBC News

“A prominent Rotarian from Somerset has been sent to prison for eight years after admitting trying to smother his ex-model wife with a pillow.”

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BBC News, 23rd February 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Conwy man jailed for 20 years for fencing pin attack – BBC News

“A man has been jailed for 20 years after being found guilty of trying to murder his ex-partner with a 4ft 6in (1.2m) metal fencing pin.”

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BBC News, 29th January 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Questions about the decision to prosecute Kay Gilderdale – Crown Prosecution Service

“A question has arisen as to whether it was in the public interest for the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) to have prosecuted Kay Gilderdale for attempted murder.”

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Crown Prosecution Service, 26th January 2010

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Improving and clarifying the law on conspiracy and attempts to commit crimes – Law Commission

“On 10 December 2009 we published our report on Conspiracy and Attempts.  This report makes recommendations to reform the law governing the criminal liability of those who agree, or attempt, to commit offences.”

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Law Commission, 10th December 2009

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk

Man jailed over pensioner attack – BBC News

“A Lancashire man who admitted sexually assaulting an elderly woman has been jailed for life.”

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BBC News, 15th October 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Man jailed for 25 years for hammer attack on pregnant girlfriend – The Guardian

“A ‘wicked and callous’ father-to-be was jailed for 25 years today for trying to murder his heavily pregnant girlfriend, hoping to benefit from her will and start a new life with another woman.”

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The Guardian, 15th October 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Man guilty of firebombing attacks – BBC News

“A car dealer has been convicted of ordering fire bomb attacks on the homes of two Essex Police officers.”

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BBC News, 6th October 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Petrol attack man jailed – The Independent

“A ‘highly dangerous’ man was locked up indefinitely today for what a judge described as a ‘horrific’ offence of attempted arson.”

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The Independent, 30th September 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Michael Shields: statement by the Justice Secretary – Ministry of Justice

“The Justice Secretary Jack Straw has made a statement about Michael Shields.”

Full statement

Ministry of Justice, 9th September 2009

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Predator jailed for sex attacks – BBC News

“A schizophrenic sexual predator who tried to rape a schoolgirl and three women in London has been detained indefinitely in a mental hospital.”

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BBC News, 8th September 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Justice Secretary pardons Shields – BBC News

“Liverpool fan Michael Shields has been pardoned by Justice Secretary Jack Straw.”

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BBC News, 9th September 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Man jailed over 1995 sex attack – BBC News

“A man has been jailed for 21 months for attempting to rape a woman in Bristol nearly 14 years ago.”

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BBC News, 4th September 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

‘Salsa affair’ stab man is jailed – BBC News

“A 66-year-old man who tried to murder his young Filipino wife after she had an affair with a salsa teacher has been jailed for 18 years.”

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BBC News, 30th July 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Son convicted of plot to kill over-protective parents – Daily Telegraph

“Christopher Monks has been convicted of plotting to kill his adoptive parents with a friend he met on the internet, because he thought they were over-protective and treated him like a child.”

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Daily Telegraph, 30th July 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Husband jailed for shooting rival – BBC News

“A jealous husband who tried to ‘execute’ a love rival in a barbershop as he cut a child’s hair has been jailed indefinitely.”

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BBC News, 10th July 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Jack Straw statement on Michael Shields – Ministry of Justice

“Justice Secretary Jack Straw has made a statement on the Michael Shields case.”

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Ministry of Justice, 2nd July 2009

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Straw refuses pardon for jailed football fan – The Independent

“Justice Secretary Jack Straw today refused an appeal for a pardon by jailed football fan Michael Shields.”

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The Independent, 2nd July 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Pardon decision imminent on jailed Liverpool fan Shields – The Guardian

“A decision whether to pardon the jailed Liverpool football fan Michael Shields is days away, the Ministry of Justice has confirmed. The decision could set a precedent for cases of Britons convicted abroad on contested evidence.”

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The Guardian, 26th June 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

The football fan, his fight for freedom, and a dilemma for Jack Straw

“Michael Shields says he is an innocent man. The Government has the power to pardon him – but risks provoking a diplomatic row.”

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The Independent, 25th June 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Mother charged over death of ME sufferer Lynn Gilderdale – The Times

“A mother was charged yesterday with the attempted murder of her daughter who had been bedridden while suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome for 17 years.”

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The Times, 17th April 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Police to study case for pardoning football fan – The Independent

“The prospect of a pardon for Michael Shields increased last night when the Justice Secretary Jack Straw revealed that he has asked Merseyside Police to examine the case.”

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The Independent, 28th February 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Nail-bomber given life sentence – BBC News

“A Muslim convert has been jailed for life and must serve a minimum of 18 years after launching a failed suicide bomb attack on a restaurant in Devon.”

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BBC News, 30th January 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Man jailed for shooting at police

“A man who shot at three policemen has been jailed for 30 years.”

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BBC News, 21st January 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Jailed fan ‘can get free pardon’ – BBC News

“Jailed Liverpool fan Michael Shields has won an important battle at the High Court in London in his bid for a free pardon.”

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BBC News, 17th December 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Man who tried to smother mother jailed – Daily Telegraph

“A man who tried to smother his elderly mother to claim an inheritance was jailed for five years.”

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Daily Telegraph, 15th December 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk


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