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

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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

Source: www.bbc.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

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


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