Archive for the 'robbery' Category

Blind man’s 12 years custody for woman’s crash death – BBC News

“A registered blind man from Suffolk, who stole a car which was involved in crash which left a woman dead, has been sentenced to 12 years custody.”

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BBC News, 31st March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

George Davis in court 40 years after robbery that sent him to jail – The Guardian

“Judges will finally decide whether ‘George Davis Is Innocent OK’ as they look again at notorious miscarriage of justice case.”

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The Guardian, 24th February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Armed robbery gang members jailed – The Independent

“Members of one of Britain’s biggest networks of armed robbery gangs were jailed today.”

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The Independent, 3rd February 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Bristol sex attacker Darren Green jailed for life – BBC News

“A man who violently sexually assaulted two women then attacked hospital staff while he was being treated for drug abuse has been jailed for life.”

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BBC News, 10th January 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Two in £53m Securitas raid in Kent lose appeal – BBC News

“Two members of a gang jailed for their part in stealing £53m in Britain’s biggest cash robbery have failed in bids to overturn their convictions.”

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BBC News, 25th November 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Beshenivsky killer Mustaf Jama starts appeal – BBC News

“A man who murdered a policewoman during a bungled robbery has started an appeal against his conviction on the eve of the fifth anniversary of her death.”

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BBC News, 17th November 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Pair sentenced to life for shopkeeper murder – The Independent

“Two men were jailed for life today for murdering a shopkeeper they battered to death with wine bottles from his shelves during a botched robbery.”

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The Independent, 16th November 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Weston claw hammer murderer jailed for life – BBC News

“A man has been jailed for life after he beat a fellow tenant to death with a claw hammer.”

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BBC News, 15th September 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Armed robber who posed with stolen cash and diamond ring jailed – Daily Telegraph

“An armed robber who posed with wads of cash and a diamond ring following a violent raid was jailed for 10 years on Wednesday.”

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd September 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Corrupt policeman jailed for seven years – the Guardian

“A corrupt policeman who sold stolen police uniforms and offered tips on how to foil detectives was jailed for seven years today for drug dealing and helping to plot a robbery at a jewellery store.”

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The Guardian, 16th August 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Three jailed over Blackberry killing – The Independent

“Three robbers were jailed for nine years each today for killing a man for his BlackBerry phone which they sold for £60 and a chicken dinner.”

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The Independent, 21st May 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Rape and torture robber jailed indefinitely – The Independent

“A violent robber who was part of a gang that raped and tortured a couple in their home in a ‘horrendous and barbaric attack’ was jailed indefinitely for the public protection today.”

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The Independent, 21st May 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Robber jailed for killing man 25 years ago – The Independent

“A robber who killed a shopkeeper 25 years ago was jailed for six years today after walking into a police station to confess to the unsolved crime.”

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The Independent, 19th May 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Angel Delight model convicted of battering doctor to death – The Guardian

“A former child model was jailed for a minimum of 25 years today for battering to death a talented young doctor and robbing him to pay for a prostitute.”

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The Guardian, 22nd April 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Nine face trial for biggest UK jewellery robbery – The Independent

“Nine men, including one from Dorset, are due to go on trial accused of taking part in Britain’s biggest jewellery robbery in central London.”

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The Independent, 21st April 2010

Source:www.independent.co.uk

International thief Yuri Harris jailed for seven years – The Independent

“A sophisticated, international, professional thief who targeted rich victims including a Saudi prince was jailed for seven years today.”

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 The Independent, 9th April 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Four armed robbers found guilty in first trial without jury – Crown Prosecution Service

“Portia Ragnauth, Chief Crown Prosecutor for Surrey Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) described the first trial without a jury in England and Wales as a ‘benchmark prosecution’ after four men were found guilty today over the 2004 armed robbery of the Menzies World Cargo depot at Heathrow Airport.”

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Crown Prosecution Service, 31st March 2010

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Armed raiders jailed after trial without jury – The Independent

“The leader of an armed robbery gang learned today that he was likely to die in jail after being convicted by a judge in an historic trial without a jury.”

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The Independent, 31st March 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Police failed to arrest robber who went on to commit murder, IPCC says – The Guardian

“Three detectives face disciplinary action over ‘clear failings’ to apprehend a wanted armed robber who went on to shoot a sub-postmaster’s son dead during a raid.”

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The Guardian, 26th March 2010

Source: www.guardian.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

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

Defendant in historic trial without jury goes on run from High Court – The Independent

“When the trial of a gang of suspected armed robbers started at the High Court last month it made legal history as the first British criminal case to take place without a jury in more than 400 years. Now the courtroom has lost another key feature: one of the defendants.”

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The Independent, 19th February 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Kent robbery suspect ‘lawfully killed’ – BBC News

“An alleged armed robber who was shot dead by a police marksman was lawfully killed, an inquest jury has found.”

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BBC News, 25th January 2010

Source: www.bbc.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

 

Heathrow robbery trial breaks with 400-year tradition of trial by jury – The Guardian

“The first criminal trial without a jury to take place in England and Wales in more than 400 years begins on Tuesday after lawyers’ legal challenges were exhausted.”

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The Guardian, 10th January 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

‘Threat note’ bank robber jailed – BBC News

“A serial bank robber who stole money by passing threatening notes to cashiers has been jailed for eight years.”

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BBC News, 3rd December 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Cage fighter jailed for £53m Securitas raid – The Guardian

“A cage fighter who was extradited from Morocco to face trial over his part in the £53m Securitas robbery in Tonbridge, Kent, was jailed for 18 years today.”

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The Guardian, 5th October 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Boxer’s six years for garage raid – BBC News

“A former Wales Commonwealth Games boxer has been jailed for six years for a robbery at knife point at a petrol station.”

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BBC News, 28th September 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Teenagers jailed for robbing and killing man – The Guardian

“Two teenagers were jailed today after being convicted of killing and robbing a grandfather described by the judge as ‘a gentle, amiable man’.”

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The Guardian, 26th August 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Ronnie Biggs wins permission to challenge parole decision – The Guardian

“The great train robber Ronnie Biggs has been given permission to challenge the decision to refuse him parole, his legal adviser said today.”

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The Guardian, 30th July 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

First trial without jury approved – BBC News

“The Court of Appeal has ruled that a criminal trial can take place in front of a judge without a jury for the first time in England and Wales.”

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BBC News, 18th 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.”

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BBC News, 7th May 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Regina v Zeca – Times Law Reports

Regina v Zeca

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

“It would be unjust to activate a completed unpaid work requirement attached to a suspended order of imprisonment where an offender breached the suspended order by committing a further offence.”

The Times, 17th March 2009

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.

Great train robber Ronnie Biggs set to be released in July – The Guardian

“Great train robber Ronnie Biggs may walk free this summer, it emerged last night. A parole board meeting on 3 July will decide if he can be released from Norwich jail after nine and a half years in custody in the UK and more than 35 years on the run in Australia and Brazil since the £2.3m raid on the Glasgow to London mail train.”

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The Guardian, 18th February 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Robbery trial collapses after judge finds victim ‘too believable’ – Daily Telegraph

“A man accused of robbing a driving instructor has been found not guilty after a judge found that his alleged victim was ‘too believable’ in her evidence.”

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Daily Telegraph, 13th January 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Jury discharged in £53m Tonbridge depot robbery trial – The Guardian

“Retrial date to be set after jury trying man allegedly ‘at heart’ of Britain’s biggest cash robbery fails to reach verdict.”

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The Guardian, 8th January 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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