Archive for the 'sentencing' Category

More Effective Responses to Anti-Social Behaviour – The Sentencing Council’s response to the Government’s consultation – Sentencing Council

“The Sentencing Council has responded to the Home Office’s consultation on anti-social behaviour. The Council’s response comprises its views on those topics within the consultation that relate to sentencing.”

Response from the Sentencing Council (PDF)

Sentencing Council, 4th May 2011

Source: http://sentencingcouncil.judiciary.gov.uk

Gosport woman jailed for husband’s penthouse stab death – BBC News

“A woman who stabbed her husband to death in their luxury Hampshire penthouse flat after rowing over their buy-to-let empire has been jailed.”

Full story

BBC News, 4th May 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Former West Yorkshire Pc jailed for child sex offences – BBC News

“A former West Yorkshire Police officer has been jailed for three years and nine months for a string of sex offences against children.”

Full story

BBC News, 28th April 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Three Norfolk men jailed for £1m telecoms fraud – BBC News

“Three men have been jailed for their part in a £1m telecoms fraud, said to be one of the biggest in Britain.”

Full story

BBC News, 27th April 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Woman jailed for £100,000 fraud – The Independent

“A legal executive was jailed for two-and-a-half years today after admitting defrauding four elderly clients out of more than £100,000, police said.”

Full story

The Independent, 20th April 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Jailed heroin restraint mother Julia Saker loses appeal – BBC News

“A Kent mother who was jailed for tying up her daughter to stop her buying heroin has lost an appeal against her prison sentence.”

Full story

BBC News, 19th April 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Man guilty of wife’s fake raid murder – The Independent

“A shopkeeper who bludgeoned his postmistress wife to death as she slept then blamed an armed robber was convicted of murder today.”

Full story

The Independent, 19th April 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Jail term for man who burned Koran – The Independent

“A man who burned a Koran in front of city centre shoppers has been jailed for 70 days.”

Full story

The Independent, 18th April 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Kenneth Clarke: prison is a waste of money – The Guardian

“The rate of jail sentencing is ‘financially unsustainable’, the justice secretary, Kenneth Clarke, has said, delivering a defiant riposte to critics within his own party and the tabloid press who have suggested that his plans to overhaul the penal system are soft on crime.”

Full story

The Guardian, 16th April 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Canterbury rapist jailed after cold case DNA probe – BBC News

“A Lancashire man has been jailed for life for a rape in Canterbury more than 20 years ago after latest scientific techniques helped to find a DNA match.”

Full story

BBC News, 14th April 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Norfolk chainsaw murderer jailed for life for wife killing – BBC News

“A man has been jailed for life for murdering his wife and dismembering her body at their Norfolk home.”

Full story

BBC News, 12th April 2011

Source: www.bbc.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.”

Full story

The Independent, 12th April 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Gun murder gang pair get 32 years – The Independent

“Two members of a murderous gun gang were jailed for life today for the murder of an innocent 16-year-old girl shot dead when a tit-for-tat revenge hit went wrong.”

Full story

The Independent, 12th April 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Judges are more lenient after taking a break, study finds – The Guardian

“Prisoners are more likely to be granted parole early in the day or after a break such as lunch, according to researchers.”

Full story

The Guardian, 11th April 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Reading text message killer driver jailed – BBC News

“A teenage driver who ploughed into a woman in Reading moments after receiving a text message has been jailed for two-and-a-half years.”

Full story

BBC News, 11th April 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Plan for 50% sentence discount ‘will offend’ victims – BBC News

“Plans which could see criminals’ sentences cut by up to a half if they plead guilty quickly have been attacked as putting ‘efficiency over justice’.”

Full story

BBC News, 10th April 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

More fathers jailed over child support – The Independent

“Growing numbers of fathers are being sent to prison for missed child maintenance payments, prompting complaints that the sentences are disproportionate and undermine any chance of dads supporting their children.”

Full story

The Independent, 10th April 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Parents at pub while child, three, drank lager at home

“A three-year-old boy was found drinking from a can of lager while his parents were at the pub, a court has heard.”

Full story

BBC News, 8th April 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Civilian police worker who threw scalding water over prisoner is jailed – The Guardian

“A civilian police worker has been jailed for three years for throwing scalding water over a prisoner in a police station cell.”

Full story

The Guardian, 8th April 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Teacher jailed for raping pupil – The Independent

“A teacher who raped and sexually assaulted one of his pupils after abducting her from a school disco was jailed for nine years today.”

Full story

The Independent, 7th April 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Bar Council Holds Inaugural ‘Bar Debate’: “Bang ‘Em Up Britain”: Are We Taking A Rational Approach To Sentencing Policy? – The Bar Council

“The iconic Court One of the Old Bailey will this evening play host to the inaugural ‘Bar Debate’, arranged by the Bar Council, which represents barristers in England and Wales.”

Full story

The Bar Council, 7th April 2011

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

Sentencing plans ‘would not reflect severity of crimes’ – BBC News

“Planned reforms to sentencing policy could lead to criminals spending too little time behind bars, according to several top judges.”

Full story

BBC News, 7th April 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Teacher jailed for sex with pupils – The Independent

“A teacher who dubbed himself the ‘Salford Stallion’ as he slept with three of his high school pupils was today jailed for six years.”

Full story

The Independent, 5th April 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

John Sweeney guilty of canal murders – The Guardian

“A Liverpool-born carpenter has been found guilty of murdering two former girlfriends and dumping their dismembered remains in canals in Rotterdam and London.”

Full story

The Guardian, 4th April 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Woman jailed for killing autistic son, 12, with bleach – BBC News

“A mother has been jailed for killing her 12-year-old autistic son by making him drink bleach.”

Full story

BBC News, 1st April 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Essex man jailed for £2.5 million drug smuggling attempt – UK Border Agency

“A 64-year-old man from Corringham, Essex has been sentenced to prison for 9 years and 4 months after pleading guilty to trying to import heroin and cocaine into the UK.”

Full press release

UK Border Agency, 31st March 2011

Source: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

Uxbridge legal adviser is jailed over immigration fraud – UK Border Agency

“”An immigration advisor has been jailed for 6 years for helping submit fraudulent visa applications, following an investigation by the UK Border Agency’s West London immigration crime team.”

Full press release

UK Border Agency, 31st March 2011

Source: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

Brighton man jailed for life for burnt body murder – BBC News

“A man has been jailed for life for the murder of a 36-year-old drug user whose burnt body was found on a golf course on the outskirts of Brighton.”

Full story

BBC News, 31st March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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.”

Full story

BBC News, 31st March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Fraudsters jailed for £140,000 injury law scam – Law Society’s Gazette

“Six fraudsters were jailed last week for fronting a fake claims company that defrauded 19 personal injury law firms of almost £140,000.”

Full story

Law Society’s Gazette, 31st March 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Former MP Jim Devine jailed for 16 months over expenses – BBC News

“Ex-Labour MP Jim Devine has been jailed for 16 months for fraudulently claiming £8,385 in expenses.”

Full story

BBC News, 31st March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Literary agent jailed for cheating would-be authors out of thousands – The Guardian

“A literary agent who duped budding authors and investors into handing over more than £500,000 for non-existent film and book deals has been jailed for six years. Robin Price, a former cinema manager from north Devon, claimed he had contacts in Hollywood including Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese and Johnny Depp.”

Full story

The Guardian, 30th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Naked burglar fails to get jail sentence overturned – BBC News

“A naked burglar who broke into the homes of two families has failed to persuade judges that his indefinite jail term was unfair.”

Full story

BBC News, 29th March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Drug runners to avoid prison under sentencing guidelines – Daily Telegraph

“Drug runners and small–scale dealers could escape prison even if caught with a 50–gram bag of cocaine or heroin or dozens of Ecstasy pills, under planned new guidance for courts.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 28th March 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Politicians to blame for human rights rulings, says judge – Daily Telegraph

“Politicians should stop criticising human rights ruling as they are to blame for tying the hands of courts, the country’s most senior judge signalled yesterday.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 29th March 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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

Sentencing for drugs offences – public consultation launched on new guideline for judges – Sentencing Council

“Today, the Sentencing Council is launching a three-month public consultation on its proposals to introduce a new guideline for judges and magistrates for the sentencing of drugs offenders.”

Full story

Sentencing Council, 28th March 2011

Source: www.sentencingcouncil.org.uk

‘Night stalker’ jailed for life – The Guardian

“The serial sex attacker Delroy Grant has been sentenced to life in prison for the 17 years of terror in which he attacked at least 203 elderly people in their homes.”

Full story

The Guardian, 25th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Car boot trader who filmed sex abuse of boys jailed – BBC News

“A man who filmed himself sexually abusing boys at his homes in Manchester and Liverpool, has been jailed.”

Full story

BBC News, 24th March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Sheffield wedding party sentenced – UK Border Agency

“A wedding party arrested in Sheffield city centre last September as part of a nationwide crackdown have been jailed.”

Full press release

UK Border Agency, 22nd April 2011

Source: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

Lorry driver jailed for A1 workman’s death – BBC News

“A lorry driver who killed a workman has been jailed for causing death by dangerous driving.”

Full story

BBC News, 23rd March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Life sentence for Evesham river plunge father – BBC News

“A man who murdered his five-year-old daughter by driving a car into a river has been jailed for life.”

Full story

BBC News, 22nd 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

Cornwall man jailed for shooting sister’s donkey dead – BBC News

“A man from Cornwall has been jailed for shooting his sister’s donkey dead after an argument.”

Full story

BBC News, 23rd March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Cow manure fetish man is jailed by Cornwall court – BBC News

“A man with a fetish for cow manure has been jailed for two years.”

Full story

BBC News, 23rd March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

David Chaytor loses appeal to reduce jail sentence for expenses fraud – The Guardian

“Former Labour MP David Chaytor has lost an appeal to reduce his prison sentence for fiddling parliamentary expenses as senior judges ruled he had inflicted ‘serious damage’ to our ‘priceless democratic system’ and could have received an even longer jail term.”

Full story

The Guardian, 23rd March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

David Chaytor seeks cut in prison sentence – The Guardian

“The former Labour MP David Chaytor has launched a high court bid to reduce his 18-month prison sentence for fiddling his parliamentary expenses.”

Full story

The Guardian, 22nd March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

British hacker jailed over £7m virtual gaming chips scam – The Guardian

“A British computer hacker who stole 400bn virtual gaming chips from an international gaming company has been jailed for two years.”

Full story

The Guardian, 18th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

PCSO jailed after laundering cash from brothel – Daily Telegraph

“A police community support officer (PCSO) has been jailed for nine months after he laundered tens of thousands of pounds from a brothel run by his prostitute wife.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 21st March 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Edward Chopping spared jail for manslaughter of wife – BBC News

“An 84-year-old man from east London who killed his wife so she did not have to go to a care home has been spared jail.”

Full story

BBC News, 18th March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Jihadist who took BA job to plot terror attack from inside jailed for 30 years – The Guardian

“A disciple of an extremist Islamist cleric, who got a job at British Airways to plot terrorist attacks, has been jailed for 30 years.”

Full story

The Guardian, 18th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Stoke-on-Trent Muslim sexual abuse cleric jailed – BBC News

“A Muslim cleric who sexually assaulted two boys at a mosque in Stoke-on-Trent has been sentenced to 16 years in jail.”

Full story

BBC News, 18th March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Ministry blunder means freed prisoner faces more jail time – The Guardian

“A prisoner who was mistakenly released on home detention curfew (HDC) and spent four months complying with the electronic tagging order before being returned to prison, has been told he must repeat the sentence in jail.”

Full story

The Guardian, 20th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

OAP spared jail over wife’s death – The Independent

“A frail 84-year-old who killed his ailing wife after becoming terrified that she would be taken into a care home wept as he was spared jail today.”

Full story

The Independent, 18th March 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Colchester ex-para medal theft sentence cut – BBC News

“An ex-paratrooper who stole comrades’ campaign medals while they served in Afghanistan has had his sentence cut to two years on appeal.”

Full story

BBC News, 18th March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk


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