Archive for the 'criminal damage' Category

UK Uncut arrests threaten future protests, lawyer warns – The Guardian

“A lawyer at a leading civil liberties firm has expressed fears for the future of direct action protest after the mass arrest of UK Uncut activists during last Saturday’s anti-cuts demonstrations in London.”

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The Guardian, 30th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Cornwall man jailed for shooting sister’s donkey dead – BBC News

“A man from Cornwall has been jailed for shooting his sister’s donkey dead after an argument.”

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BBC News, 23rd March 2011

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Man who sprayed blood at Ipswich Hospital sentenced – BBC News

“A man who flicked his blood over hospital staff in an A&E unit has been sentenced to 200 hours community service.”

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BBC News, 23rd November 2010

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Girl sentenced over Wolverhampton war memorial graffiti – BBC News

“A teenage girl who vandalised a city’s cenotaph has been told her actions were ‘despicable’.”

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BBC News, 18th November 2010

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Judge’s veiled criticism of Israeli actions in Gaza causes a legal dilemma – The Guardian

“As the legal establishment gears up for the new legal term starting at the end of next week, two of its leading figures must decide whether to do anything about a case that caused widespread concern during the summer.”

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The Guardian, 23rd September 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Four-year-old apologises as part of scheme where criminals say sorry to victims – Daily Telegraph

“A boy aged four is believed to be the youngest child in Britain to be dealt with under a scheme which involves criminals apologising to victims.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th August 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Jury clears activists who broke into Brighton arms factory – The Guardian

“Five activists who caused £180,000 damage to an arms factory were acquitted after they argued they were seeking to prevent Israeli war crimes.”

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The Guardian, 30th June 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Activists plead lawful excuse for causing damage at arms factory – The Guardian

“Activists claim they were legally justified in causing £180,000 damage to an arms factory as they were seeking to stop what they believed were Israeli war crimes in Gaza, a court heard today.”

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The Guardian, 7th June 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

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Ruthless ‘inseparable trio’ jailed for life – The Independent

“An ‘inseparable trio of hardcore criminal gang members’ who stole more than £1 million from a Securitas van and conspired to murder a 40-year-old man were jailed for life today.”

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The Independent, 12th February 2010

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Supermarket worker who licked raw chicken jailed – Daily Telegraph

“A former supermarket worker who was filmed sabotaging food in the store where he worked has been jailed.”

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Daily Telegraph, 20th January 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Shakin’ Stevens guilty of assaulting photographer – BBC News

“Former pop star Shakin’ Stevens has been found guilty of hitting a press photographer with a microphone stand.”

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BBC News, 12th January 2010

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

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Vandal cashes in on law loophole – BBC News

“A graffiti vandal responsible for hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of damage across London stands to make a four figure sum by selling his work.”

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BBC News, 11th September 2009

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Court dismisses dog death case against neighbour – The Guardian

“A company director who killed his neighbour’s dog by hitting it with a garden hoe after a long-running feud had the case against him dismissed today.”

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The Guardian, 28th August 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

You twot! Judge brands club flood prankster – The Independent

“A student who caused £150,000 of damage to a nightclub in an ‘alcohol-fuelled act of buffoonery’ was branded a ‘twot’ by a judge today.”

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The Independent, 13th August 2009

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‘Suicide mission’ driver jailed – BBC News

“A driver who tried to kill himself by crashing his car into the front of a department store has been jailed.”

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BBC News, 24th July 2009

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Police end probe of 67 protesters – BBC News

“More than half the 114 people arrested in Nottingham over a suspected demonstration at a power station will not face charges, police have said.”

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BBC News, 6th July 2009

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Prisoner jailed for bomb threat – BBC News

“A former English teacher who threatened to blow up a Hampshire hospital with a car bomb has been jailed for 16 months.”

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BBC News, 6th March 2009

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Tory candidate spared jail for ‘vile’ hate campaign against rivals – The Guardian

“A former Tory prospective parliamentary candidate today escaped a jail sentence after mounting a vicious hate campaign against political rivals in his constituency.”

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The Guardian, 13th October 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Rail damage graffiti group jailed – BBC News

“Four graffiti vandals have been jailed after admitting causing an estimated £50,000 of damage to trains and chaos to services in the South East.”

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BBC News, 10th October 2008

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Sacked gardener cleared of poisoning judge’s lawn – The Guardian

“A country gardener has been cleared of poisoning a retired high court judge’s lawn after being sacked following a long-running feud with the judge’s horticulturist wife.”

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The Guardian, 6th October 2008

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Power station protesters cleared – BBC News

“Six Greenpeace activists have been found not guilty of causing criminal damage during a protest in Kent.”

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BBC News, 10th September 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Council orders pensioners to clean up graffiti or face £1,000 fines – Daily Telegraph

“Pensioners whose homes were vandalised with graffiti have been threatened with fines of up to £1,000 if they do not have it cleaned up.”

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Daily Telegraph, 11th August 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Gardener accused of poisoning former judge’s plants – Daily Telegraph

“Sir Richard Tucker, for years one of the country’s most senior judges, is heading for court in a row with his former gardener over poisoned plants.”

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Daily Telegraph, 29th June 2008

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Train attack youth’s sentence cut – BBC News

” A youth who dropped masonry from a bridge shattering a train’s windscreen and hitting the driver of a seperate train has had his prison sentence cut.”

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BBC News, 20th February 2008

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Judge regrets jailing man in neighbour feud – Daily Telegraph

“A judge has spoken of his ‘regret’ at having to jail a pensioner for five years for firing a pistol at a neighbour’s car after a long-running feud.”

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Daily Telegraph, 8th February 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Wife’s shoes destroyed by husband as revenge – Daily Telegraph

“A businessman took revenge on his wife for divorcing him by destroying one shoe of every pair she owned before suggesting that he had given them to Lady McCartney, a court heard yesterday.”

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Daily Telegraph, 4th January 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Graffiti prison terms overturned – BBC News

“Two graffiti artists jailed for spray painting trains and railway bridges have had their sentences overturned.”

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BBC News, 29th October 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Pair guilty over break-in at base – BBC News

“Two peace activists who broke into RAF Fairford and attacked US military vehicles have been found guilty of conspiracy to commit criminal damage.”

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BBC News, 6th July 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Peace pair ‘stopping war crime’ – BBC News

Two anti-war campaigners who broke into an RAF base in Gloucestershire said they were acting to stop a war crime. ”

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BBC News, 2nd July 2007 

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Fairford Two strike blow for anti-war protesters after jury decide they were acting to stop crime – The Guardian

“Ruling seen as ‘judicial endorsement’ of attempts to stop B52 bombers.” 

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The Guardian, 26th May 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk
 


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