Archive for the 'kidnapping' Category

Six people jailed in ‘severed thumb’ case – BBC News

“Six people involved in the abduction, torture and murder of a restaurant worker from Hertfordshire have been jailed.”

Full story

BBC News, 28th March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Man jailed for 1987 rape and kidnap of Slough teenager – BBC News

“A man who kidnapped and raped a 17-year-old girl almost 24 years ago has been jailed for life.”

Full story

BBC News, 22nd March 2011

Source: www.bbb.co.uk

Gloucester man jailed indefinitely for kidnap of girl – BBC News

“A man who admitted kidnapping and sexually assaulting a teenage girl in Gloucestershire has been jailed indefinitely.”

Full story

BBC News, 10th February 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Child sex attacker who snatched girl from street jailed – BBC News

“A sex attacker snatched a 10-year-old girl from the street and abused her before taking his young son on holiday.”

Full story

BBC News, 24th January 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Ballet teacher sentenced for abducting boy – The Independent

“A ballet teacher who flouted a police order not to continue her inappropriate relationship with a talented and vulnerable 15-year-old boy dancer was handed a suspended jail term today.”

Full story

The Independent, 7th January 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Judge questions father’s kidnap charge – The Independent

“A judge questioned why a father who grabbed an abusive teenager and made him apologise to younger children following a squabble was charged with kidnapping the youth.”

Full story

The Independent, 3rd November 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Man jailed for sex attacks on girls in Bracknell – BBC News

“A man who kidnapped girls, driving two of them to a hideaway and sexually attacking them, has been jailed.”

Full story

BBC News, 15th October 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Girl fined for wasting police time after ‘kidnapping’ – BBC News

“A teenager has been fined for wasting police time after claiming she had been kidnapped, sparking a major search.”

Full story

BBC News, 7th October 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Murderer Ronald Cheshire jailed for raping girl in 1980 – BBC News

“A man who raped, kidnapped and falsely imprisoned a teenage girl 30 years ago has been given a nine-year jail term.”

Full story

BBC News, 23rd September 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

CPS announces charging decision in the Milly Dowler case – Crown Prosecution Service

“CPS announces charging decision in the Milly Dowler case.”

Full press release

Crown Prosecution Service, 30th March 2010

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Teenager’s torturers jailed for 40 years – The Independent

“A gang who kidnapped and tortured a 16-year-old boy have been jailed for 40 years, it was confirmed today.”

Full story

The Independent, 11th March 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.”

Full story

BBC News, 3rd February 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

12 years for man who kidnapped woman and daughter – The Independent

“A builder who abducted a woman and her two-year-old daughter at gunpoint from their luxury home and kept them captive for more than 18 hours was jailed for 12 years today.”

Full story

The Independent, 8th December 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Six men jailed for ‘vile’ kidnap – BBC News

“Six members of a gang that kidnapped two men – one of them a friend of the singer Lily Allen – have been jailed for up to 12 years each.”

Full story

BBC News, 12th October 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.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.”

Full story

BBC News, 8th September 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Man jailed over schoolgirl kidnap – BBC News

“A lorry driver who abducted a 15-year-old girl he met in an internet chatroom and took her to France has been jailed for five years.”

Full story

BBC News, 11th June 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.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.”

Full story

BBC News, 7th May 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Shannon’s mother will not appeal – BBC News

“Karen Matthews, who kidnapped her own daughter in a bungled effort to gain reward money for the missing child, has abandoned her appeal, her lawyer said.”

Full story

BBC News, 7th April 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Karen Matthews sentenced to eight years in jail for kidnapping daughter, Shannon – The Times

“Karen Matthews has been sentenced today to eight years in jail for kidnapping and imprisoning her nine-year-old daughter.”

Full story 

The Times, 23rd January

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Gang jailed for assault on teenager kidnapped from train – The Guardian

“A teenage girl was kidnapped from a train, robbed, beaten and kicked, and pushed into a stream by a gang of seven who were given prison sentences at Luton crown court yesterday.”

Full story

The Guardian, 12th December 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Mother guilty over Shannon kidnap – BBC News

“The mother of Shannon Matthews has been found guilty of charges relating to her daughter’s disappearance.”

Full story

BBC News, 4th December 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Paedophile ‘schoolboy’ is jailed – BBC News

“A man who masqueraded as a schoolboy and abducted a young teenage girl has been jailed for two-and-a-half years.”

Full story

BBC News, 9th September 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Shannon Matthews’ mother, Karen Matthews, charged with her kidnap – The Times

“The mother of Shannon Matthews, the schoolgirl who vanished for 24 days earlier this year, has been accused of being directly involved in her daughter’s alleged abduction and imprisonment.”

Full story

The Times, 6th September 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Genette case prosecution dropped – BBC News

“Police have confirmed that there is insufficient evidence to prosecute a man arrested over the disappearance of Genette Tate in 1978.”

Full story

BBC News, 18th August 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Five guilty of £10m kidnap plot – BBC News

“Four men and a woman have been convicted of a £10m plot to kidnap a businessman by seducing him.”

Full story

BBC News, 28th March 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Paedophile rape report suppressed to protect a killer’s right to privacy – The Times

“The findings of an inquiry into why a convicted murderer freed from prison was able to abduct and rape a ten-year-old boy will remain secret because its publication would infringe the killer’s right to privacy.”

Full story

The Times, 8th June 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Regina v. Hendy-Freegard – Times Law Reports

Elements of kidnapping were not made out

Regina v. Hendy-Freegard

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

“The offence of kidnapping was not committed by a defendant who fraudulently induced a person to make a journey which did not deprive him of his liberty.”

The Times, 30th May 2007

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.

R v. Hendy-Freegard – WLR Daily

R v. Hendy-Freegard [2007] EWCA Crim 1236

“The offence of kidnapping was not committed where a defendant, by a fraudulent misrepresentation, induced a person to make a journey which did not deprive him of his liberty.”

WLR Daily, 23rd May 2007

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.


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