Archive for the 'burglary' Category

Naked burglar fails to get jail sentence overturned – BBC News

“A naked burglar who broke into the homes of two families has failed to persuade judges that his indefinite jail term was unfair.”

Full story

BBC News, 29th March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

‘Night Stalker’ guilty of rape terror – The Independent

“Night Stalker Delroy Grant was convicted today of being one of the most prolific and depraved sex attackers in British history.”

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The Independent, 24th March 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

New guidance from Court of Appeal following a Reference by the Solicitor General – Attorney General’s Office

“Today (3 March) the Court of Appeal increased the sentences of three offenders who sexually attacked women during burglaries in homes they were entitled to regard as ‘safe havens’.”

Full story

Attorney General’s Office, 3rd March 2011

Source: www.attorneygeneral.gov.uk

Burglar shot by householder got ‘summary justice’ rules judge – Daily Telegraph

“A burglar shot by a man defending his home was told by a judge that he had just received summary justice.”

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Daily Telegraph, 18th February 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Judge tells burglar bitten by police dog: ‘Good, I hope it hurt’ – Daily Telegraph

“On being told that the 8 year old German Shepherd Zak had sunk his teeth into a thief’s buttock, Judge Julian Lambert exclaimed ‘Good! I hope it hurt. Well done Zak!’ Last month Judge Lambert spoke out against the current ‘soft’ sentencing guidelines which prevented him jailing a burglar in Bristol. He said the guidelines which suggested a community order for the burglar were ‘wet’ and he added ‘We live in soft times.’  But sitting at Gloucester Crown court today the judge had no hesitation in locking up persistent thief John Davies for nine months.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 17th February 2011

Source:  www.telegraph.co.uk

Pair jailed for Cardiff fatal quad bike burglary – BBC News

“Two burglars have been jailed for three years at Cardiff Crown Court for a raid which left two of their gang dead after being hit by a train.”

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BBC News, 25th November 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Spurned lover publishes sex photographs of ex-girlfriend on Facebook – Daily Telegraph

“Hooper used his former girlfriend’s own page on the social networking site to post the seven ‘intimate’ shots of her, Gloucester Crown Court was told. Hooper, 34, of Churchdown, Glos, was jailed for 18 months after he admitted breaching a restraining order and committing an unrelated burglary at another woman’s flat.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 5th November 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Cottingham Lazaat hotel raid: armed teenagers jailed – BBC News

“Four teenagers have been jailed after an armed raid at an East Yorkshire hotel left a night porter ‘terrified.’ ”

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BBC News, 21st October 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Palm print led to arrest of teenage rapist 25 years later, court hears – The Guardian

“A teenager who raped a woman in her home and forced her flatmate to join in the abuse was caught by his palm print 25 years later, a court heard today.”

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The Guardian, 7th September 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Jail for man who raided Lincolnshire cash machine – BBC News

“A man who helped remove a cash machine using a stolen digger in Lincolnshire has been jailed for five years.”

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BBC News, 2nd September 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

‘Prolific’ teenage burglar jailed – The Independent

“A prolific teenage burglar who was given a chance to turn his back on a life of crime was jailed for five years today.”

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The Independent, 4th August 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

‘Crime gang’ jailed for high value car thefts – BBC News

“Three men have been jailed after admitting stealing to order top-of-the range cars with a total value estimated at £317,000.”

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BBC News, 9th July 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Call to change law after burglar death case – The Independent

“The law should be strengthened to protect homeowners who confront burglars, the mother of a trainee builder cleared of murdering a teenage intruder said today.”

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The Independent, 19th April 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Burglar murder charge dropped at last minute – The Guardian

“The decision to prosecute a trainee builder for murder after he stabbed a teenage burglar to death was ‘erroneous’, a court heard today.”

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The Guardian, 19th April 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Man returns home for wallet to find squatters – BBC News

“A man who returned to his house in Northampton because he forgot his wallet found a homeless Romanian couple and their child attempting to move in.”

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BBC News, 22nd March 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Police condemned for asking a judge to give lenient sentences to burglars – Daily Telegraph

“Police have been condemned for asking a judge to give lenient sentences to burglars who had helped officers to clear their books.”

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd March 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Two jailed for ‘nastiest’ crimes – BBC News

“Two burglars who preyed on elderly and vulnerable people across three counties have been jailed.”

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BBC News, 11th December 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Student broke into mortuary to hunt woman he loved – The Independent

“A heartbroken student broke into a mortuary with an axe and examined corpses under the mistaken belief that a woman he fancied had died, police said today. Benjamin Barton, of Bognor Regis, West Sussex, pleaded guilty at Southampton Crown Court to a charge of criminal damage but was acquitted of an offence of burglary.”

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The Independent, 3rd December 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Burglary and theft account for a third of data security breaches, reports ICO – OUT-LAW.com

“The biggest security risks for organisations that process people’s personal details are burglary and theft, according to figures just published by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).”

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OUT-LAW.com, 11th November 2009

Source: www.out-law.com

Former Royal harpist to face trial on burglary charges – Daily Telegraph

“Jemima Phillips, a former Royal Harpist, is due to stand trial in October accused of burgling four houses.”

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Daily Telegraph, 12th August 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Press Release: O’Connor and Rooney – serial burglars’ sentences doubled – Attorney General’s Office

“O’Connor and Rooney: serial burglars’ sentences doubled.”

Full press release

Attorney General’s Office, 16th July 2009

Source: www.attorneygeneral.gov.uk

R v Downer – WLR Daily

R v Downer  [2009] EWCA Crim 1361; [2009] WLR (D) 233

“The offence of aggravated burglary under s 10 (1) of the Theft Act 1968 was not to be regarded as an indivisible offence and, in order to find out what constituted a burglary, it was essential to have regard to the two types of burglary described in (a) and (b) of s 9(1) of the Act.”

WLR Daily, 7th July 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.

Consultation paper on sentencing for burglary in a dwelling – Sentencing Guidelines Council

“On Tuesday 12 May the Sentencing Advisory Panel published a consultation paper on sentencing for burglary in a dwelling. The Panel previously published advice on sentencing for ‘domestic burglary’ in 2002, leading to the Court of Appeal’s guideline judgment in McInerney and Keating. However, this judgment pre-dates the Criminal Justice Act 2003, which established a new sentencing framework, as well as the current system of sentencing guidelines.”

Consultation paper on sentencing for burglary in a dwelling (PDF)

Press Notice (PDF)

Sentencing Guidelines Council, 12th May 2009

Source: www.sentencing-guidelines.gov.uk

Men jailed for 17-day crime spree – BBC News

“Two men who terrorised part of Greater Manchester during a 17-day crime spree have been jailed for life.”

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BBC News, 7th May 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Smith aims to thwart rise in burglaries – The Independent

“The Home Secretary insisted today that burglary does not have to rise in a recession as she prepared to host a summit to address the issue.”

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The Independent, 4th February 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Regina v Saw; Regina v Tete-Djawu; Regina v Smith (Martin); Regina v Kassa; Regina v Younis; Regina v McPhee – Times Law Reports

Regina v Saw; Regina v Tete-Djawu; Regina v Smith (Martin); Regina v Kassa; Regina v Younis; Regina v McPhee

Court of Appeal

“When sentencing defendants for domestic burglary, the judge should have in mind the impact of the offence on the victim, as well as the culpability of the defendant.”

The Times, 26th January 2009

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.

Three years for burglar who ‘violated’ home – The Independent

“A burglar was jailed for three years today after a judge told him he had violated a woman’s home while she was on holiday.”

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The Independent, 20th January 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Burglars will face stiff prison sentences, Lord Chief Justice warns – Daily Telegraph

“Burglars who violate the sanctity of people’s homes will face stiff prison sentences, the Lord Chief Justice warned.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th January 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Underwear fetishist sentenced for disturbing behaviour – The Independent

“A workman who rifled through his female customers’ drawers and stole their underwear was given a suspended jail sentence today.”

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The Independent, 4th November 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

 

Judge hits out at “sentencing by numbers” rule that stopped him jailing burglar – Daily Telegraph

“Recorder Shaun Smith said the public was right to think the legal system was ‘mad’ or ‘soft’ after he was forced to allow the intruder to walk free.”

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Daily Telegraph, 27th October 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Burglar guilty of woman’s murder – BBC News

“A man has been found guilty of murdering a former work colleague after breaking into her south London office.”

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BBC News, 30th September 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Naked Ugg boot ram-raider jailed – BBC News

“A man who ram-raided a supermarket dressed in only a pair of Ugg boots has been jailed for four years.”

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BBC News, 16th May 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Burglar jailed for sexual assault – BBC News

“A burglar who broke into a woman’s home and sexually assaulted her has been jailed for at least six years.”

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BBC News, 25th April 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

‘Ear print’ burglar in appeal bid – BBC News

“The case of a burglar convicted after police matched an imprint of his ear to the scene of a robbery will be heard again at the Court of Appeal.”

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BBC News, 16th April 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

How can you identify a criminal by the way they walk? – BBC News Magazine

“A burglar has been caught because of his bow-legged walk, but how easy is it to catch a criminal by analysing their gait?”

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BBC News Magazine, 15th April 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Men convicted of killing burglar – BBC News

“Two men have been found guilty of the vigilante-style killing of a burglar they found in one of their flats.”

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BBC News, 25th March 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Servant law among acts to be axed – BBC News

“An 18th Century law aimed at preventing servants from organising ‘inside job’ burglaries is to be repealed as part of a clean-up of obsolete legislation.”

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BBC News, 18th March 2008

Source: www.bbc.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

Daft burglar writes name on wall – BBC News

“An 18-year-old burglar who vandalised a children’s campsite building was caught because he wrote his name on a wall at the scene, a court has heard.”

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BBC News, 6th September 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk


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