Archive for the 'offensive weapons' Category

Accused wins appeal after judge told him: ‘Shut your mouth’ – Daily Telegraph

“A defendant who was told by a judge to “shut your mouth and listen” just before he had to give evidence on why he had two knives in his car has had his subsequent convictions overturned.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 8th April 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Youths face life for boy’s murder – The Independent

“Three youths face life sentences after being found guilty today of murdering schoolboy Nicholas Pearton.”

Full story

The Independent, 10th March 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Regina v Vasili – WLR Daily

Regina v Vasili [2011] WLR (D) 58

“If an object had all the characteristics of a flick knife, it would therefore be considered an offensive weapon per se: the fact that the same object functioned also as a lighter did not stop it being an offensive weapon.”

WLR Daily, 24th February 2011

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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

Regina v Vasili – WLR Daily

Regina v Vasili [2011] WLR (D) 58

“If an object had all the characteristics of a flick knife, it would therefore be considered an offensive weapon per se: the fact that the same object functioned also as a lighter did not stop it being an offensive weapon.”

WLR Daily, 24th February 2011

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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

Crawley brawl machete attacker Antonio Batsimba jailed – BBC News

“A 22-year-old man has been given an indeterminate prison sentence for a machete attack in Crawley town centre which left three men seriously injured.”

Full story

BBC News, 17th February 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Man faces jail after ‘axe-attack’ joke – Daily Telegraph

“A man is facing jail after he tried to scare teenagers away by chasing his ketchup-smeared fiancée down a moonlit farm track whilst wielding an axe.”

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd February 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Knifeman jailed for life over footballer’s murder – The Independent

“A knifeman who stabbed to death a promising teenage footballer as he tried to help his friends was jailed for life today with a minimum term of 19 years.”

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The Independent, 2nd February 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Man jailed for 23 years for chef murder – BBC News

“A man who murdered a chef following a classical music concert in Essex has been jailed for at least 23 years.”

Full story

BBC News, 13th December 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Government drops pledge of mandatory jail for carrying knife – The Independent

“A key Conservative election pledge that anyone caught carrying a knife could expect a jail term has been dropped by the Justice Secretary.”

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The Independent, 7th December 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

26 years for stabbing mum and baby – The Independent

“A bar manager who murdered his girlfriend and their 10-month-old daughter in a ‘sustained and fearsome’ knife attack will spend at least 26 years in prison, a judge said today.”

Full story

The Independent, 1st December 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Jail for man who knifed friend in ‘initiation ceremony’ – The Guardian

“A weapons collector who killed his friend by knifing him in the heart while they were testing out an armoured vest has been jailed for two-and-a-half years.”

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The Guardian, 26th November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Spurned lover jailed for brutal stabbing – The Independent

“A spurned lover who repeatedly stabbed a mother-of-two a month after he was bailed following a previous assault on her was jailed for eight years today.”

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The Independent, 25th November 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Regina (Windsor and Maidenhead Royal Borough Council) v East Berkshire Magistrates’ Court – WLR Daily

Regina (Windsor and Maidenhead Royal Borough Council) v East Berkshire Magistrates’ Court [2010] WLR(D) 264

“Whether an article was a ‘knife’ within the meaning of s 141A(2)(a) of the Criminal Justice Act 1988 was not a pure question of fact, but a question of mixed fact and law; and the justices had erred in law in finding that s 141A did not apply to a grapefruit knife, notwithstanding that it was a cutting instrument consisting of a blade with a handle.”

WLR Daily, 25th October 2010

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.

Knife killer jailed for life – The Independent

“A knife killer was jailed for life today in what is thought to be the first case to be dealt with under tough new sentencing powers.”

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The Independent, 21st September 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Exeter knife woman taunted by park boys escapes jail – BBC News

“A woman who threatened a group of young boys with a knife in a Devon park, has been spared jail.”

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BBC News, 7th September 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

ASA bans Mafia Wars Facebook ad – The Guardian

“An ad that ran on Facebook promoting the online game Mafia Wars, which featured a photo of a sinister, hooded man holding a large knife, has been banned by the advertising watchdog.”

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The Guardian, 14th July 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Man jailed for stabbing footballer Calum Davenport – BBC News

“A man has been jailed for six years for a knife attack on a Premier League footballer at his mother’s home in Bedfordshire.”

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BBC News, 12th July 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Teenager cleared of throwing can at Facebook party – The Independent

“A judge threw out the case against a teenager accused of throwing a beer can at police outside a party invaded by 200 gatecrashers after it was advertised on Facebook.”

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The Independent, 6th July 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Man jailed indefinitely for ‘lolly stick’ row stabbings – The Independent

“A 23-year-old man who stabbed a City banker and a diplomat in a ‘shocking and violent’ attack after one of their friends accidentally threw a lollipop stick at a BMW was jailed indefinitely for public protection today.”

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The Independent, 5th July 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Paedophile dubbed ‘every parent’s nightmare’ jailed indefinitely – The Independent

“A dangerous paedophile at the centre of an international child sex abuse ring was jailed indefinitely today to protect young boys.”

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The Independent, 30th June 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Fewer jail terms for knife-carriers, figures show – BBC News

“People convicted of knife-carrying offences are now less likely to go to jail, Ministry of Justice figures show.”

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BBC News, 10th June 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Man cleared of Bristol stabbings by reason of insanity – BBC News

“A man has been found not guilty by reason of insanity of stabbing 10 people on a rampage in Bristol.”

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BBC News, 11th May 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Snowball fight man jailed for Rhuddlan murder – BBC News

“A teenager accused of stabbing a man to death after a snowball fight near his Denbighshire home has been jailed for life for murder at Mold Crown Court.”

Full story

BBC News, 29th April 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

Ex-footballer Rosenior fights brother’s deportation – BBC News

“A man who fled civil war as a child, with the British midwife who delivered him, has been told he will be deported.”

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BBC News, 15th April 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Man given 20 years for Matalan shop manager murder – BBC News

“A 19-year-old man who was found guilty of murdering a Matalan shop manager has been sentenced to life with a minimum 20-year term.”

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BBC News, 22nd March 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Dog DNA used in conviction for teenager’s murderer – The Guardian

“A 22-year-old man who repeatedly stabbed a teenage boy was today facing life in jail after the first case in which new dog DNA technology was used in a murder prosecution.”

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The Guardian, 18th March 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Student’s jail sentence for confronting muggers is overturned – Daily Telegraph

“A student jailed for confronting a gang of muggers has been freed by judges on appeal.”

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Daily Telegraph, 18th March 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Noise row neighbour jailed over Torquay stabbing – BBC News

“A Devon man who stabbed a neighbour’s friend in the back and threatened him with a baseball bat in a row over noise has been jailed for 30 months.”

Full story

BBC News, 17th March 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Schizophrenic man jailed for fatal stabbing in London – BBC News

“A schizophrenic man who pleaded guilty to killing a father in north London months after being fined for another attack has been jailed for life.”

Full story

BBC News, 16th March 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Killer stalker jailed for life – The Guardian

“A stalker who carried out a ‘frenzied’ knife attack on his ex-girlfriend after a campaign of harassment has been jailed for life.Vikramgit Singh, 26, was told he must serve at least 20 years for the murder of Gemma Dorman in July 2008.”

Full story

The Guardian, 16th March 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

John Chivers’ life term for pal’s Barry stabbing – BBC News

“A man who stabbed his close friend in the heart twice has been jailed for life at Cardiff Crown Court.”

Full story

BBC News, 11th March 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Man guilty of murdering daughter, Chanelle Sasha Jones – BBC News

“A 48-year-old man has been found guilty of murdering his teenage daughter.”

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BBC News, 10th March 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

25 year starting point for knife killers – Ministry of Justice

“Those who go onto the street armed with a knife and commit murder now face significantly longer jail terms.”

Full story

Ministry of Justice, 3rd March 2010

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Regina (LG) v Independent Appeal Panel for Tom Hood School (Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, interested party) – WLR Daily

Regina (LG) v Independent Appeal Panel for Tom Hood School (Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, interested party) [2010] EWCA Civ 142; [2010] WLR (D) 56

“A decision on the balance of probabilities that a school pupil had produced a knife during a fight was sufficient to found his permanent exclusion from the school. It did not infringe his right to a fair hearing before the decision-maker under art 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, since he had no arguable right under domestic law to continue to be educated at the school without good reason, and thus had no ‘civil right’ to do so. The appeal panel was not determining a criminal charge against the pupil: the sanction of permanent exclusion from a particular school was insufficiently severe to render the charge against him criminal.”

WLR Daily, 2nd March 2010

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.

Cornish bible student jailed in road rage knife row – BBC News

“A bible student who threatened a dustman with a knife during a road rage incident has been jailed for 15 months.”

Full story

BBC News, 2nd March 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

A-level student given five years for killing boyfriend – BBC News

“A 19-year-old who killed her boyfriend on the day she received her A-level results has been sentenced to five years in a young offenders’ institute.”

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BBC News, 26th February 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Man who attacked intruder with samurai sword walks free – The Independent

“A householder who faced a possible eight-year jail sentence for attacking an intruder with a samurai sword said today he just wanted to stop him getting into his house.  David Fullard, 46, from Brough, East Yorkshire, was charged with unlawful wounding but walked free when a jury found him not guilty, according to the Sun.”

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The Independent, 11th February 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

‘Bad mood’ killer jailed for life for Aylesbury attack – BBC News

“A man who stabbed a woman to death as she walked her dog because he was feeling ‘very angry’ has been jailed for life.”

Full story

BBC News, 29th January 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Police stop and search ‘not cutting knife crime’, new figures suggest – The Guardian

“There is little connection between the use of stop and search powers by the ­Metropolitan police and reductions in knife crime, according to new figures ­analysed by a leading criminologist.”

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The Guardian, 24th January 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Man, 19, jailed indefinitely for machete robberies – BBC News

“A man who robbed three teenage students with a machete has been jailed indefinitely for public protection.”

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BBC News, 19th January 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

 

West Yorkshire nail bomb maker jailed for 11 years – BBC News

“A man who admitted making nail bombs at his West Yorkshire home has been jailed for 11 years.”

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BBC News, 15th January 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Judge ‘failed in public duty’ by refusing to jail teen knife criminal – Daily Telegraph

“A judge who gave a community punishment to a teenage girl for her part in a near-fatal stabbing ‘wholly failed’ in his public duty, London’s Court of Appeal has ruled.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th December 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Jack Straw: tougher sentences for those who kill with a knife – Ministry of Justice

“Those who commit murder with a knife should face significantly longer in jail than they currently do, Justice Secretary Jack Straw announced today.”

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Ministry of Justice, 10th November 2009

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

‘Snakes’ gun man freed from jail – BBC News

“A businessman jailed for three years for keeping a revolver he bought to fight off rattlesnakes while living in the USA has been freed on appeal.”

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BBC News, 10th November 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Knife killers will serve minimum 25 year jail term, Jack Straw says – The Guardian

“The minimum prison sentence for knife killers will be increased from 15 to 25 years, the justice secretary, Jack Straw, said today.”

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The Guardian, 10th November 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Expanded plans to tackle serious youth violence announced – Ministry of Justice

“The government has announced details of the next phase of the Tackling Knives Action Programme, including a specialist team to take on gang-related violence.”

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Ministry of Justice, 22nd July 2009

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Sentences for knife killers to be reviewed after Ben Kinsella murder – The Times

“Longer minimum terms for knife killers could be introduced after a review announced after calls by the family of Ben Kinsella for a change in the law.”

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The Times, 17th June 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Straw announces knife crime sentencing review – The Guardian

“Knife murderers could face prison terms of 30 years after the justice secretary, Jack Straw, today announced a review of sentencing policy.”

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The Guardian, 16th June 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Ben Kinsella’s family attack ‘complacent’ knife crime sentencing rules – Daily Telegraph

“The family of Ben Kinsella, the murdered schoolboy, have called for an overhaul in Britain’s ‘complacent’ sentencing rules for knife crime.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 16th June 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Kinsella killers jailed for life – BBC News

“Three men have been given life sentences for murdering 16-year-old Ben Kinsella in north London.”

Full story

BBC News, 11th June 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

More knife crime offenders jailed – Ministry of Justice

“More criminals are being jailed for carrying a knife and the number of offences dealt with involving knives has fallen, according to new statistics published by the Ministry of Justice today.”

Full press release

Ministry of Justice, 11th June 2009

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

80 per cent of knife offenders avoid going straight to jail – The Times

“Four out of five knife offenders avoid going straight to jail, according to government figures published yesterday.”

Full story

The Times, 12th June 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Three youths found guilty of Ben Kinsella murder – The Independent

“Three youths were found guilty today of murdering Ben Kinsella, the 16-year-old brother of former EastEnders actress Brooke Kinsella.”

Full story

The Independent, 11th June 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk


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