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Boss forced to pay £13k to compensate stealing employee – Daily Telegraph

“A boss who took an employee he caught stealing to the police station with a sign saying ‘Thief’ around his neck has paid £13,000 after the criminal sued for ‘humiliation’.”

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Daily Telegraph, 15th February 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Out of court disposals warning – Law Society’s Gazette

“Too many cases are being dealt with by out of court disposals where the police are acting as prosecutor and judge, a Court of Appeal judge said last week.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 9th December 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Violent offenders escaping with cautions, warn magistrates – Daily Telegraph

“Almost 40,000 violent offenders a year are being handed soft punishments because they are not taken to court, one of the country’s leading magistrates has warned.”

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Daily Telegraph, 30th November 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

New rights to protect Britons abroad – Ministry of Justice

“New rules which make sure that Britons arrested abroad are informed of their rights in a language they understand are being negotiated in Brussels. The UK has announced its intention to participate in these negotiations.”

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Ministry of Justice, 25th October 2010

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Magistrates in doubt as summary justice rises? – Daily Telegraph

“Magistrates could be ‘consigned to history’ because of a massive rise in the proportion of criminals escaping with out-of-court punishments, a think tank warns today.”

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Daily Telegraph, 21st September 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Policeman tricked teenagers into accepting cautions to meet his targets – Daily Telegraph

“A police constable who tricked teenagers into accepting official cautions to meet detection targets and boost his promotion prospects has been given a three-year jail term.”

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Daily Telegraph, 8th July 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Pay-out after Coventry park naked boy photos caution – BBC News

“A man has received £500 in compensation after wrongly being made to register as a sex offender for taking photographs of his girlfriend’s five-year-old son.”

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BBC News, 28th May 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk


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