Archive for the 'bail' Category

Magistrates criticise bail plans – BBC News

“Magistrates have criticised plans to increase the use of bail for people awaiting trial in England and Wales.”

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BBC News, 5th March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Wikileaks: Julian Assange freed on bail but High Court says he must wear electronic tag – Daily Telegraph

“Nine days after he had been arrested at the request of prosecutors in Sweden, where he is wanted for questioning over alleged sex offences, a senior judge threw out attempts to keep him in prison pending and extradition hearing.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th December 2010

Source: www.telegrpah.co.uk

Julian Assange’s bail challenged in high court by Sweden – The Guardian

“The high court will hold a hearing tomorrow on a Swedish appeal against bail for Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks.”

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The Guardian, 15th December 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Twitter allowed during bail hearing – The Guardian

“The judge hearing Julian Assange’s application broke new ground today by letting reporters use Twitter and other electronic means to update the outside world on developments in court.”

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The Guardian, 14th December 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Judge ‘was told murderer Jonathan Vass was violent’ – BBC News

“A judge who granted bail to a man who went on to murder his ex-girlfriend was told he was violent, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has said.”

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BBC News, 9th November 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Judge who bailed rape accused ‘blamed’ for nurse murder – BBC News

“The parents of a nurse killed by her ex-boyfriend while he was on bail for alleged rape have called for the judge who freed him to be investigated.”

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BBC News, 8th November 2010

Source: www.bbc.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

Asil Nadir flies back to UK to clear his name – The Guardian

“Asil Nadir, 69, is returning to face the multimillion pound fraud charges that followed the spectacular collapse of his Polly Peck food and electronics empire in 1993. He is expected to arrive at Luton airport from his native northern Cyprus around lunchtime, and is due to appear at the Old Bailey next Thursday.”

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The Guardian, 26th August 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Bolton firebomb threat man bailed and on the run again – BBC News

“Prosecutors are under fire for not challenging the bail of a man who admitted witness intimidation only for him to go on the run for a second time.”

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BBC News, 28th June 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Court to rule on men’s bid to avoid extradition – The Independent

“The High Court rules today on a bid by five young men to avoid extradition to Greece where they are wanted in relation to a savage attack on a footballer outside a Crete nightclub.”

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The Independent, 23rd June 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Terror suspect challenges control orders in BBC film – The Guardian

“The BBC, a terror suspect and two independent film-makers challenged the control order system last night in a broadcast that broke the suspect’s bail conditions.”

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The Guardian, 17th June 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Blakelock murder suspect re-released on bail – The Independent

“A man arrested on suspicion of murdering Pc Keith Blakelock 25 years ago has been re-released on police bail.”

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The Independent, 12th May 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Damages award for rights breach drug dealer – The Independent

“A convicted drug dealer was awarded £880 compensation by a European court which ruled her human rights were breached by a British judge.”

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The Independent, 2nd April 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Man jailed for raping woman, 86, at Bradford care home – BBC News

“A 19-year-old man has been given an indeterminate jail sentence for the kidnap and rape of an 86-year-old woman in a Bradford care home.”

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BBC News, 3rd February 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Teenage St Helens sex attacker who struck on bail named – BBC News

“A teenager who sexually assaulted a nine-year-old girl while on bail awaiting trial for the rape of a 10-year-old girl, can now be named.”

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BBC News, 26th January 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Judges rule against government over secret evidence in terror cases – The Guardian

“Two men suspected of terrorism-related activities won a landmark high court battle today when judges ruled that a person could not be denied bail solely on the basis of secret evidence.”

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The Guardian, 1st December 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Serious crime suspects freed on bail to murder and rape – Daily Telegraph

“Suspects released on bail committed more than 30,000 crimes in one year, including murders and rapes, it can be disclosed.”

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Daily Telegraph, 15th September 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Lawyers to fight bail conditions that ‘stifle’ climate protests – The Guardian

“Lawyers representing climate change protesters who were arrested in parliament last week are to mount a legal challenge against bail conditions that were imposed, they say, to ‘stifle’ future protest by their clients.”

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The Guardian, 3rd May 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Judge allows man accused of killing father-of-two away for weekend with friends – Daily Telegraph

“A man accused of killing a father-of-two in a pub brawl has had his electronic bail tag removed by a judge to allow him to spend his 21st birthday weekend in Prague with friends.”

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Daily Telegraph, 9th April 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

One in four criminals and suspects in bail hostels recalled to jail – Daily Telegraph

“One in four criminals and suspects living in controversial bail hostels have had to be recalled to jail after committing new crimes or breaking the rules.”

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Daily Telegraph, 6th April 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

R v Seddon – WLR Daily

R v Seddon; [2009] WLR (D) 88

“In a European arrest warrant which sought a defendant’s return to this jurisdiction as a convicted person for the extradition offence of blackmail an allegation that the defendant was unlawfully at large and in breach of bail did not amount to ‘an offence disclosed by the information provided … in respect of’ the offence of blackmail for the purposes of s 146(3)(b) of the Extradition Act 2003.”

WLR Daily, 11th March 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Terror suspects win bail battle – BBC News

“The government has decided not to appeal against a court ruling freeing four of five terrorist suspects jailed pending a bail hearing.”

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BBC News, 27th February 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Suburban bail hostels a ‘success’ – BBC News

“A controversial scheme to house bailed and tagged defendants and inmates in residential areas may be expanded, Justice Minister David Hanson has said.”

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BBC News, 26th January 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Private bail hostels being set up in residential areas on the quiet – The Times

“Hundreds of bail hostels are being opened in residential neighbourhoods without public consultation as part of moves to ease jail overcrowding. ”

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The Times, 7th January 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Radical Muslim cleric Abu Qatada returned to jail for breaching bail terms – Daily Telegraph

“Radical Muslim cleric Abu Qatada has been returned to jail after an immigration court ruled he breached the terms of his bail.”

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd December 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Charging suspects – why it’s a job for prosecutors – The Times

“Criminal suspects remain on bail for weeks or even months before being charged because of complex, inefficient and inconsistent charging practices, a new report today concludes. In one exceptional case, the time from arrest to charge was more than a year, at 369 days after arrest, although the average was 41.3 days, and suspects were regularly ‘rebailed’.”

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The Times,27th November 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Radical preacher Abu Qatada to face court over alleged bid to flee Britain – The Guardian

“The radical preacher, Abu Qatada, will appear before immigration judges on Wednesday accused of breaching his strict bail conditions in an attempt to flee Britain.”

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The Guardian, 10th November 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

No need to change bail laws, say judges – Daily Telegraph

“But what we do need is a change of culture among police and prosecutors, with much better enforcement of existing bail conditions.”

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Daily Telegraph, 20th October 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Responses to Ministry of Justice consultation paper: Bail and Murder – Judiciary of England and Wales

“Responses to Ministry of Justice consultation paper: Bail and Murder.”

Full responses

Judiciary of England and Wales, 15th October 2008

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

‘Green suffragette’ is freed despite breach of bail conditions – The Independent

“Tamsin Omond, the aristocratic founder of the environmentalist campaign group that tried to break into the Houses of Parliament on Monday evening, narrowly escaped jail yesterday after a judge decided not to keep her on remand despite a breach of bail conditions which forbade her from going near Westminster.”

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The Independent, 15th October 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Crime: Tories reveal plan to get tough on bail system – The Guardian

“The Conservatives today step up their campaign against lax bail policy by pledging to make the release of violent and persistent offenders more difficult – and make public safety a factor in all bail decisions.”

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The Guardian, 11th August 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Regina v Noble – Times Law Reports

Regina v Noble

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

“Defendants who failed to attend court in response to a summons should not be convicted and sentenced for offences under the Bail Act 1976 or for contempt of court if they were not on bail and/or had received no notice of the summons.”

The Times, 21st July 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication. 

Lord Chief Justice defends judiciary against ‘ill-informed attacks’ – The Times

“Britain’s most senior judge last night hit back at ‘ill-informed attacks’ on judges, particularly over granting bail.”

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The Times, 16th July 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Immigration: Bail bonds and electronic tags proposed for illegal migrants – The Guardian

“Illegal migrants awaiting deportation from Britain will be required to provide ‘large bail bonds’ and wear electronic tags to avoid detention, under Home Office legislation unveiled yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 15th July 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

24-hour bail curfew for terrorist suspect linked to Bin Laden – The Guardian

“The hiding place of a leading terror suspect was inadvertently released by Justice Ministry officials last night after he was freed from jail under unprecedented bail conditions. The man, who can be identified only as U, was released from Long Lartin, Worcestershire, after the appeal court ruled there was no reason to hold him indefinitely as he could not be deported to his native Algeria.”

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The Guardian, 4th July 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Addict who murdered had been freed on bail – The Guardian

“Police last night criticised prosecutors for failing to charge a crack addict accused of rape who went on to sexually assault and murder a woman a week after being released from custody.”

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The Guardian, 28th June 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Terror charge student given bail – BBC News

“A student accused of not telling police of an alleged suicide-bomb plot has been released on conditional bail.”

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BBC News, 24th June 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Bail and murder – Ministry of Justice

“This consultation asks whether the rules governing the enforcement of bail conditions and the grant of bail to suspects charged with murder should be revised in the light of recent cases of murder and manslaughter committed by persons on bail. It examines the issues surrounding the grant of bail and the possible options available for recalibrating the law or procedures to provide a greater emphasis on public safety.”

Consultation paper (PDF)

List of questions for response (Word)

Ministry of Justice, 17th June 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Legal Opinion: Labour’s review of the right to bail chips away at justice – The Independent

“When a judge releases a murderer to kill again there is bound to be a public outcry. But, asks Robert Verkaik, Law Editor, is justice always served by a knee-jerk reaction?”

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The Independent, 18th June 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

‘Bin Laden lieutenant’ Abu Qatada freed on bail – The Times

“Abu Qatada, the radical Muslim cleric described as one of Osama bin Laden’s right-hand men, was freed from jail last night under some of the most stringent bail conditions ever imposed by a British court.”

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The Times, 18th June 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Bail for crime suspects reviewed – BBC News

“A review of bail laws is to be launched later, following concern about crimes committed by suspects released while they await trial.”

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BBC News, 17th June 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Almost 70,000 criminal suspects fail to answer bail – Daily Telegraph

“More than 67,000 criminal suspects fail to answer bail every year, new figures have disclosed.”

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Daily Telegraph, 6th June 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Defying convention – Law Society’s Gazette

“Releasing the ‘truly dangerous’ Abu Qatada on bail raises fundamental questions about Britain’s approach to confronting terrorism.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 15th May 2008

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Second terror suspect wins bail – BBC News

“A tribunal has ruled a second counter-terrorism detainee, known only as ‘OO’, should be released.”

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BBC News, 9th May 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Osama bin Laden’s ‘right-hand man’ Abu Qatada wins bail fight – The Times

“An extremist Muslim cleric regarded as Osama bin Laden’s ‘spiritual ambassador in Europe’ must be released on bail, a judge ruled yesterday.”

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The Times, 9th May 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Paedophile hostel ban criticised – BBC News

“A ban on paedophiles being housed in hostels near schools undermined public protection, a report has said.”

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BBC News, 28th March 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

One more chance for addict with 175 crimes – Daily Telegraph

“A serial petty thief convicted for the 175th time at a total cost to the taxpayer of more than £700,000, has been spared jail despite carrying out her latest crime while on bail.”

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Daily Telegraph, 28th March 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Tighten controls on bail in murder and serious offences, ministers told – The Times

“Tighter curbs on the granting of bail to suspects in murder cases and other crimes is called for in a report being considered by ministers, The Times has learnt.”

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The Times, 26th March 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Bail suspects commit one in six murders – Daily Telegraph

“One in six murders was committed last year by someone who was out on bail for another offence, figures disclosed suggest.”

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Daily Telegraph, 24th March 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Policeman on bail ‘planned to kill others’ – The Guardian

“A police inspector who was bailed on a charge of murdering his wife and then went on to shoot his mother-in-law may have been planning to kill other members of his family, an inquest heard yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 19th March 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Man jailed after court escape bid – BBC News

“A man who jumped from a court dock to escape custody was tackled to the ground by a police officer, a judge heard before jailing him for 28 months.”

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BBC News, 5th March 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Demand for stricter bail after 60 on murder charges go free – The Guardian

“Scores of murder suspects have been freed on bail after being charged, according to new government figures which yesterday prompted Tory calls for the introduction of tougher bail laws.”

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The Guardian, 25th February 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Brother keeps murder bail cash – BBC News

“The brother of a man who is thought to have killed himself and his mother-in-law while awaiting trial will not lose his £200,000 bail bond.”

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BBC News, 18th February 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

‘Killer’ policeman breached bail condition – The Independent

“A judge released a senior police officer accused of murder on bail despite feeling it was a ‘very borderline decision’, it was revealed today.”

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The Independent, 31st January 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Bail hearing ‘properly conducted’ – BBC News

“A judge’s decision to grant bail to a murder suspect was ‘properly conducted’ a coroner has said.”

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BBC News, 29th January 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk


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