Archive for the 'perverting the course of justice' Category

‘Restoring confidence so victims report rape is key’ – The Guardian

“As the director of public prosecutions, Keir Starmer is responsible for prosecutions, legal issues and criminal justice policy. Since he took up the post in November 2008, he has had to contend with the case of the death of Ian Tomlinson at the 2009 G20 Summit, the controversy around assisted suicide and has been drawn into the News of the World phone hacking scandal. Now he faces another challenge.”

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The Guardian, 19th April 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

22-year minimum term for murderer – The Independent

“A ‘cynical and cruel’ killer who murdered his 21-year-old wife then dismembered her with an electric saw and hid her remains was today told that he would stay in prison for at least 22 years.”

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The Independent, 12th April 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Fraudster Phillip Morris jailed after shooting himself – BBC News

“An insurance fraudster who shot himself in the chest as part of string of scams has been jailed for six-and-a-half years at Caernarfon Crown Court.”

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BBC News, 11th March 2011

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CPS stops prosecution for 1987 killing of Daniel Morgan – Crown Prosecution Service

“The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has decided that the prosecution of three men for the killing of private detective Daniel Morgan in 1987 cannot continue.”

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Crown Prosecution Service, 11th March 2011

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

False rape claim Portsmouth woman Nicola Osborne jailed – BBC News

“A woman has been jailed for lying that she had been abducted and raped after becoming worried her husband would find out about a one night stand.”

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BBC News, 25th February 2011

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Retracting rape and domestic violence allegations: CPS launches public consultation – Crown Prosecution Service

“Individuals who retract truthful allegations of rape or domestic violence out of fear are less likely to be prosecuted under proposed new guidance for prosecutors on the offence of perverting the course of justice, the Director of Public Prosecutions, Keir Starmer QC, said today. But individuals who make malicious false allegations should know they risk prosecution, he said.”

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Crown Prosecution Service, 10th February 2011

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Girl who falsely accused boy of rape narrowly escapes custodial sentence – The Guardian

“A schoolgirl who was found guilty of falsely accusing a 14-year-old boy of rape when she was 15 was told by a judge she had only narrowly avoided a custodial sentence.”

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The Guardian, 15th February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Retracting rape and domestic violence allegations: CPS launches public consultation – Crown Prosecution Service

“Individuals who retract truthful allegations of rape or domestic violence out of fear are less likely to be prosecuted under proposed new guidance for prosecutors on the offence of perverting the course of justice, the Director of Public Prosecutions, Keir Starmer QC, said today. But individuals who make malicious false allegations should know they risk prosecution, he said.”

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Crown Prosecution Service, 10th February 2011

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Rape guidelines may prevent unfair prosecutions of those who retract claim – The Guardian

“Tougher measures to prevent women being unfairly prosecuted after making and retracting rape claims are to be announced under new guidelines from the director of public prosecutions, Keir Starmer.”

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The Guardian, 10th February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Man who made false traffic warden slur jailed – BBC News

“A man who falsely claimed a traffic warden racially abused and attacked him to avoid paying for a parking ticket has been jailed for 12 months.”

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BBC News, 4th February 2011

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Girl convicted after making false rape allegation – The Guardian

“A girl who claimed she was raped when she was a 15-year-old virgin was today convicted of attempting to pervert the course of justice by making a false allegation.”

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The Guardian, 25th January 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Devon driving instructor jailed for sat-nav speed fraud – BBC News

“A driving instructor who falsified sat-nav data to evade a speeding charge has been jailed for four months.”

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BBC News, 13th January 2011

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Ringleaders of Derby sex abuse grooming gang jailed – BBC News

“The ringleaders of a gang which groomed and abused teenage girls in Derby have been given indeterminate jail terms.”

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BBC News, 7th January 2010

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Keir Starmer orders change in dealing with rape claim retraction cases – The Guardian

“The director of public prosecutions, Keir Starmer, has ordered a change in the way government lawyers deal with cases against women who withdraw rape claims, acknowledging ‘failings’ in the handling of a recent victim.”

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The Guardian, 16th December 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Related link: Rape: justice will be done

Sex acts prison officer jailed for two years – BBC News

“A prison officer has been jailed for two years after admitting having a sexual relationship with an inmate.”

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BBC News, 10thDecember 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Woman jailed for falsely retracting rape claim is freed – The Guardian

“A mother jailed for falsely retracting allegations that she had been raped six times by her husband was freed today on appeal.”

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The Guardian, 23rd November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Rape case woman to appeal against jailing for withdrawing allegations – The Guardian

“A woman jailed for ‘falsely retracting’ allegations that she had been raped six times by her husband will today lodge an appeal against her eight-month prison sentence.”

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The Guardian, 8th November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Woman jailed for false claim of rape in Farnham park – BBC News

“A 27-year-old woman has been jailed for 16 months after falsely claiming she was raped in a park in Surrey.”

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BBC News, 5th November 2010

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Two jailed for lying to police over fatal crash – BBC news

“The father and girlfriend of a drunk driver who fled the scene of a fatal crash have been jailed.”

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BBC News, 5th October 2010

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Woman jailed for three years over false rape claim – The Independent

“A woman who falsely claimed her ex-boyfriend raped her after giving her a Pringles sandwich laced with diazepam was jailed for three years today.”

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The Independent, 1st November 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Handyman jailed for planting porn on boss’s computer – BBC News

“A handyman who planted child pornography on his boss’s computer in a bid to get promoted has been jailed.”

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BBC News, 23rd September 2010

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Ten years in jail for immigration fraudster – Home Office

“A Hounslow man was today jailed following a UK Border Agency investigation which revealed he set up bogus companies to allow immigrants to extend their visas.”

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Home Office, 14th September 2010

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

Special constable guilty of ‘excessive’ assault – The Independent

“Peter Lightfoot, 40 was today [2nd August] found guilty by a jury of assaulting Lance Corporal Mark Aspinall after they viewed CCTV footage of him pushing his head into the ground and striking him with a police helmet.”

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The Independent, 2nd August 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Huddersfield hit-and-run death driver jailed – BBC News

“A man who was driving a car which hit and killed a teenager in West Yorkshire has been jailed for 18 months.”

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BBC News, 21st July 2010

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Young mother jailed for false rape claim against teenager – Daily Telegraph

“A young mother who made a false rape claim which led to a teenager being arrested has been given 15 months youth custody.”

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Daily Telegraph, 21st July 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

‘Wicked’ woman jailed over false rape claim – The Independent

“An ‘irresponsible and wicked’ woman was jailed for three years today after she slashed her body, hair and clothing to convince police she was the victim of a serious sexual assault.”

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The Independent, 15th July 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

CPS lawyer admits serious offences in breach of trust – Crown Prosecution Service

“The Director of Public Prosecutions, Keir Starmer QC, said that Crown Prosecution Service lawyer Sarfraz Ibrahim had disgraced the service through a serious breach of trust after he admitted charges of corruption, misconduct and attempting to pervert the course of justice.”

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Crown Prosecution Service, 14th July 2010

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Oxford Brookes student jailed over false rape claim – BBC News

“An Oxford Brookes student who lied about being raped to get a deadline extended has been sentenced to 18 months in prison.”

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BBC News, 2nd July 2010

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Prosecutor admits halting case for £20,000 bribe – The Independent

“A corrupt senior Crown prosecutor has admitted pocketing £20,000 to use his position to discontinue a criminal case, it can be reported today.”

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The Independent, 29th June 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

False rape claim mother from Norfolk is jailed – BBC News

“A mother who made a false allegation that she was raped by two men in Norwich has been jailed for 18 months.”

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BBC News, 24th June 2010

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Police officer jailed for ‘cavalier’ attitude to law – The Independent

“A police officer who showed a ‘cavalier disregard for the law’ when he repeatedly lied about a motoring offence was jailed today.”

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The Independent, 3rd June 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Jail for Suffolk sex abuse prison officer – BBC News

“A prison officer from Suffolk has been jailed for three years for sexually abusing a 17-year-old in a young offenders’ institute.”

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BBC News, 10th May 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Family found guilty of lagoon body murder – The Independent

“Five members of a family were found guilty today over the death of a man whose decapitated body was found in a lake.  Michael Gilbert was kept as a slave and tortured for his benefit money before being killed. His headless body was dumped in the Blue Lagoon in Arlesey, Bedfordshire, last year.”

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The Independent, 23rd April 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Jailed for crying rape: fantasist or genuine victim? – The Guardian

“Supporters of Gail Sherwood say her conviction will discourage others from reporting attacks. Prosecutors say she had to be taken to court for the sake of real rape victims.”

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The Guardian, 9th March 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Paramedic jailed for lying about failure to resuscitate 30-stone man – The Guardian

“A paramedic was jailed for 12 months today after being found guilty of telling a series of lies when he failed to resuscitate a 30-stone man.”

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The Guardian, 5th March 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Woman gets two years for false rape claims – The Guardian

“A mother-of-three was today jailed for two years for falsely claiming she had been harassed and raped by an unknown stalker, despite protests from her family and anti-rape campaigners that she had been telling the truth.”

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The Guardian, 4th March 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

River Thames pleasure boat mate jailed for manslaughter – BBC News

“A pleasure boat crewman has been jailed for 15 months after he admitted causing the death of a passenger.”

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BBC News, 24th February 2010

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Men jailed over Blackpool flat stab murder – BBC News

“Two men have been jailed after being found guilty of murdering a man in his Lancashire home.”

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BBC News, 12th February 2010

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Woman lied over rape claims against ‘mystery stalker’ – The Guardian

“A woman was today found guilty of perverting the course of justice by telling police she had been raped twice and harassed by a mystery stalker.”

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The Guardian, 12th February 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Mum jailed over ‘most ill child’ pretence – The Independent

“A mother who pretended that her son was terminally ill for six years in order to gain access to celebrities, a prime minister, the royal family and charitable donations has been jailed for three years.”

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The Independent, 22nd January 2010

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Fake forensic scientist jailed for sex attacks – The Independent

“A bogus forensic scientist who conned his way into hundreds of trials has been jailed indefinitely after being unmasked as a child sex predator.”

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The Independent, 11th December 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Ex-BBC presenter Ashley Blake refused leave to appeal – BBC News

“A former BBC TV presenter who was jailed for two years for hitting a teenager with a pole has been told he cannot appeal against his sentence.”

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BBC News, 9th December 2009

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Lie detector expert sentenced for speeding fib – The Guardian

“Polygraph expert whose skills helped Jeremy Kyle and Jerry Springer found guilty of perverting the course of justice.”

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The Guardian, 2nd December 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Jail for woman who killed unborn twins – The Independent

“A woman who killed her unborn twins after injecting herself with drugs to induce their birth was finally jailed today after going on the run.”

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The Independent, 6th November 2009

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Rhys Jones killer’s mother loses appeal – The Guardian

“Court rules three-year jail sentence on Janette Mercer, who lied to try to protect her son, was not ‘manifestly excessive’.”

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The Guardian, 9th October 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

BBC presenter jailed for hitting youth with pole – The Guardian

“A BBC presenter who hit a teenage boy in the face with a wooden pole was jailed for two years today.”

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The Guardian, 2nd September 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Women jailed over murder cover-up – BBC News

“Two women who admitted perverting the course of justice in a hit-and-run murder case have been jailed.”

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BBC News, 17th August 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Police investigated over notes that could give Gilfoyle murder alibi – The Times

“Prosecutors have been called in to consider charges of perverting justice and official misconduct after The Times found notes that indicate a convicted wife murderer is innocent.”

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The Times, 24th July 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Couple claimed number plate was stolen to avoid speeding fines – Daily Telegraph

“A couple claimed their number plate had been stolen and berated police in a local newspaper to avoid speed camera fines, a court has heard.”

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Daily Telegraph, 20th May 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Hit-and-run driver who sold car on eBay sentenced to jail – The Guardian

“A former embassy official who fatally injured a cyclist in a hit-and-run crash and then attempted to cover her tracks by selling her car in parts on eBay was today sentenced to 10 years in jail.”

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The Guardian, 19th May 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Ruling backs false rape claim man – BBC News

“A man falsely accused of rape has been told he has grounds for compensation.”

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BBC News, 13th May 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Seven-year prison term for fugitive Lib Dem donor – The Independent

“The Liberal Democrats’ biggest donor, who remains on the run after stealing nearly £8m from the former chairman of Manchester United, was sentenced in his absence to seven years in jail yesterday.”

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The Independent, 9th May 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Unborn twins killer sent to jail – BBC News

“A woman who accidentally killed her unborn twins then blamed a midwife has been convicted in her absence at Bristol Crown Court.”

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BBC News, 1st May 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Mother of Rhys’s killer is jailed – The Independent

“The mother of the gunman who murdered Rhys Jones was jailed for three years yesterday for lying to detectives who were investigating the schoolboy’s murder.”

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The Independent, 2nd April 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Lesbian jailed for false rape accusation – Daily Telegraph

“A lesbian who regretted a one night stand with a man has been jailed after making a false allegation of rape that left her victim ‘suicidal’.”

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Daily Telegraph, 30th March 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk


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