Archive for the 'violence' Category

Shapps: ‘Landlords can legally use force on squatters’ – The Independent

“Homeowners who are victims of squatters can use violence to break in and forcibly remove them, ministers have claimed. Squatters who retaliate or defend themselves will face tough criminal sanctions under measures planned by the Government.”

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The Independent, 3rd April 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

G20 protesters challenge police kettling tactics in court – The Guardian

“Police officers used punches to the face, slaps and shields against demonstrators whom police chiefs accept had nothing to do with violence, the high court will hear today.”

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The Guardian, 21st March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Manchester community reacts with anger as police cleared of violence – The Guardian

“Community groups in a formerly troubled area of Manchester have warned of serious damage to relations with the local police after an investigation cleared officers of undue violence at a street fracas.”

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The Guardian, 2nd September 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Police press home secretary to call time on late-night drinking laws – The Guardian

“There was a high-pitched shriek; then the fight started. For several moments, the group of girls tore into each other before bouncers pulled them apart. Outside the 24-hour off-licence across the road, a crowd of lads cheered above a sound track of breaking bottles, swearing and heavy bass lines.”

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The Guardian, 20th June 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

New arrests data for veterans reveals ‘massive problem’ – The Guardian

“Thousands of former military personnel are being arrested in Britain each month, many for violent crimes, new figures obtained by the Guardian suggest.”

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The Guardian, 13th June 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Sentence of ‘prank’ carjacker from Northampton is cut – BBC News

“A drunk man jailed for a ‘prank’ attempted carjacking with an imitation gun has had his sentence cut at the Appeal Court in London.”

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BBC News, 13th 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’.”

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Daily Telegraph, 5th May 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk


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