Archive for the 'suspended sentences' Category

Woman used as ‘slave’ wins case against former hospital director – The Guardian

“A former hospital director has been convicted of trafficking a woman from Tanzania to Britain and using her as a ‘slave’, in the first case of its kind to come before a court.”

Full story

The Guardian, 17th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Man admits ‘horrific’ attack on cat – The Independent

“A man killed a cat when he picked it up by a hind leg and swung it head-first into a wall at least four times, a court has heard.”

Full story

The Independent, 24th February 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

‘Mercy killing’ husband George Webb freed from prison – The Guardian

“Appeal judges overturn the custodial sentence for the manslaughter of his ill wife in favour of a suspended term.”

Full story

The Guardian, 26th January 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Man, 76, avoids jail over Castlemorton Asbo breaches – BBC News

“An elderly man who tormented his neighbours by singing loudly outside their homes and insulting them has been given a 16-week suspended jail term.”

Full story

BBC News, 16th September 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

BBC’s Ray Gosling sentenced for wasting police time – BBC News

“A BBC presenter who admitted wasting police time after claiming on air that he smothered his dying lover has been given a suspended prison sentence.”

Full story

BBC News, 14th September 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Broadmoor carer admits having sex with rapist patient – BBC News

“A 31-year-old care worker at Broadmoor high-security psychiatric hospital in Berkshire has admitted having sex with a mentally-ill patient.”

Full story

BBC News, 13th September 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Kent dog breeder Melanie King banned for animal cruelty – BBC News

“A Kent breeder who kept dogs in ‘truly appalling’ conditions has been banned from keeping animals for life.”

Full story

BBC News, 9th September 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Woman escapes jail for urinating on memorial – The Independent

“A woman branded ‘Britain’s most disgusting person’ by veterans after she was convicted of urinating on a war memorial was given a suspended sentence today.”

Full story

The Independent, 25th August 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Devon paedophile spared jail due to ‘treatment delay’ – BBC News

“A paedophile has been spared prison because a judge said authorities would not be able to put him on a treatment programme during his sentence.”

Full story

BBC News, 20th July 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Transsexual spared jail because of risk of attack – Daily Telegraph

“A transsexual who downloaded child pornography has been spared jail after a judge said that time in prison would be an ‘appalling experience’ for her.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 14th July 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Teen’s texted gossip to other juror jeopardised two trials – The Guardian

“A teenager was told by a judge today that she had ‘let down her generation’ by jeopardising two trials after sending text messages to another jury member while on jury service.”

Full story

The Guardian, 13h July 2010

www.guardian.co.uk

Johnny Cash fan jailed for playing music too loudly – Daily Telegraph

“Susan Cook refused warnings to turn down her stereo volume and was given a 16-week sentence by a judge at Basildon Crown Court.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 13th July 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Benefit cheats caught on Wife Swap TV show avoid jail – BBC News

“A couple caught cheating almost £10,000 in benefits after appearing on the reality TV show Wife Swap have avoided jail.”

Full story

BBC News, 7th July 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Woman banned over dog that killed grandson – The Independent

“A woman was given a suspended jail sentence today after being convicted of keeping an illegal dog which killed her grandson.”

Full story

The Independent, 1st July 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

‘Noisy sex’ Wearside woman spared jail for second time – BBC News

“A woman who made her neighbours’ lives hell by having noisy sex has been spared jail for a second time.”

Full story

BBC News, 29th June 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Man caught trapping wild birds gets suspended sentence – BBC News

“A man filmed trapping wild birds has received a suspended jail sentence.”

Full story

BBC News, 24th June 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Fraudster claimed disability benefits while playing football – Daily Telegraph

“A man who claimed benefits worth thousands of pounds by saying he could not walk without a stick was caught on camera running around a pitch playing football.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 24th June 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Suspended term for Plymouth sleep crash driver – BBC News

“A driver who caused the death of two people after falling asleep at the wheel of her car has been spared jail.”

Full story

BBC News, 17th June 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Man jailed after UK Border Agency foils sham marriage – UK Border Agency

“A bogus groom has been jailed at Leeds Crown Court for 12 months after plotting to stage a sham marriage.”

Full press release

UK Border Agency, 11th June 2010

Source: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

News of the World story on John Terry’s dad was entrapment, says judge – The Guardian

“A crown court judge today described the News of the World’s story about the father of England footballer John Terry selling cocaine as a ‘very, very clear case of entrapment’.”

Full story

The Guardian, 1st June 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Tyneside death cab driver is spared jail – BBC News

“A taxi driver who killed a passenger after driving off with his cab door open has been spared jail.”

Full story

BBC News, 27th May 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Taxi driver avoids prison over teenager’s death – The Independent

“A taxi driver who was convicted of causing the death of a teenager by careless driving after the 18-year-old jumped from his moving cab was spared jail today.”

Full story

The Independent, 27th May 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Disabled man walks free after drug conviction – The Independent

“A disabled former rock drummer walked free from court today after being convicted of growing cannabis which he took to treat a medical condition.”

Full story

The Independent, 26th May 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Court of Appeal rules on plea bargain sentencing – Law Society’s Gazette

“White-collar criminals sentenced to a year or less in jail should have their sentences suspended if they cooperate fully with related fraud investigations, the Court of Appeal ruled last week.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 20th May 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Northampton man banned from wearing skirt breached Asbo – BBC News

“A man banned from wearing skirts or showing bare legs on school days has been found guilty of breaching an Asbo.”

Full story

BBC News, 6th May 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Judge calls for review of 24 hour licensing laws – Daily Telegraph

“A judge has called for a review of the 24 hour licensing laws after becoming exasperated at dealing with cases of drunken violence ‘on an almost daily basis’.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 5th May 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Man sentenced for lying over James Bulger killer – BBC News

“A teenager has been given a three-month suspended prison sentence for claiming a former colleague was one of James Bulger’s killers.”

Full story

BBC News, 23rd April 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

John Lennon Airport sexual image atheist gets Asbo – BBC News

“A ‘militant atheist’ who left explicit images in a prayer room at Liverpool John Lennon Airport has been given a six-month suspended sentence.”

Full story

BBC News, 23rd April 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Man sentenced after wife told police of child images – BBC News

“A woman called police after finding indecent images of children on her husband’s laptop, a court has heard.”

Full story

BBC News, 8th April 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Devon man who hit his baby son must pay him £50 – BBC News

“A father who hit his baby son because he knocked a photo frame off a television has been ordered to pay him £50 compensation.”

Full story

BBC News, 7th April 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Swansea benefit fraud businessman jailed over repayment – BBC News

“A businessman jailed for not fully paying £200,000 for falsely claiming benefits is being charged 8% compound interest on £166,000 he still owes.”

Full story

BBC News, 4th March 2010

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.


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