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

Ian Tomlinson family waits for answers one year on from G20 protests – The Guardian

“The widow of Ian Tomlinson, the man who died at the G20 protests, has launched an emotional attack on the director of public prosecutions, accusing him of letting her down over his failure to decide whether the officer who assaulted her husband should be charged with manslaughter.”

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The Guardian, 26th March 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Record numbers of women held for violent crimes – The Independent

“Record numbers of women are being arrested for violent crimes, it was revealed today (28 January).”

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The Independent, 28th January 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Anti-extremist protesters jailed for Luton rampage – BBC News

“Four men have been jailed for going on the rampage during a march against Muslim extremists in Luton.”

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BBC News, 20th January 2010

Sourcce: www.bbc.co.uk

Judge Ian Pearson urges Government to increase maximum sentences for violence and dangerous driving – Daily Telegraph

“A Crown Court judge has urged the Government to increase the maximum sentences for serious motoring offences and violent crimes.”

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd September 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Expanded plans to tackle serious youth violence announced – Ministry of Justice

“The government has announced details of the next phase of the Tackling Knives Action Programme, including a specialist team to take on gang-related violence.”

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Ministry of Justice, 22nd July 2009

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Violent criminals escaping with caution has doubled in 10 years, Ministry of Justice says – Daily Telegraph

“The number of violent criminals escaping with a caution has more than doubled in 10 years, new figures show.”

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Daily Telegraph, 11th March 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Ending violence against women and girls – your voice counts – Home Office

“The largest ever cross-government public consultation to tackle violence against women and girls was launched today by Home Secretary Jacqui Smith.”

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Home Office, 9th March 2009

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

Loan sharks tackled by money unit – BBC News

“Loan sharks who use violence and intimidation to get money from their clients could soon be prosecuted by an agency tackling illegal lending.”

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BBC News, 24th November 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Warning over fixed penalty notices for violent crimes – The Times

“Magistrates gave warning yesterday that the criminal justice system is being ‘undermined’ because thousands of serious offences are being processed by police using fixed penalty notices away from public scrutiny.”

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The Times, 17th November 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Violent crimes have been ‘under-recorded’ – The Independent

“Some police forces have been failing to record serious violent crime properly, the Home Office said today, as it reported an increase of 22 per cent this year.”

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The Independent, 23rd October 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Bans for violent drunks not being used – Daily Telegraph

“A key plank of the Government’s plans to tackle alcohol-fuelled disorder introduced two years ago has still not been used.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th October 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Does disability hate crime exist? – BBC News Magazine

“A handful of violent and degrading attacks on disabled people have provoked outrage among the press and public. But are they isolated cases or one end of a spectrum of intimidation and violence that many disabled people encounter?”

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BBC News Magazine, 19th August 2008

Source: www.bb.co.uk

CPS announces “lead football prosecutors” to tackle football hooliganism – Crown Prosecution Service

“The creation of lead football prosecutors in all Areas and new instructions on evidence for prosecutors are part of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) amended Guidance on Football Related Offences.”

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Crown Prosecution Service, 14th August 2008

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Police warn of rise in violence by women – The Guardian

“Violent women are stretching police resources, with increasing numbers being arrested, police have warned. The chairman of the Police Federation of England and Wales, Paul McKeever, called it a ‘new phenomenon’.”

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The Guardian, 10th August 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Violent women: binge drinking culture fuels rise in attacks by women – Daily Telegraph

“The number of violent offences carried out by women has doubled in just five years, official figures show.”

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Daily Telegraph, 31st July 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Legal Opinion: The debate on prison sentencing is now on a knife edge – The Indepdent

“The call for automatic prison sentences to combat violence on our streets has become deafening in the past few weeks. But, pleads Robert Verkaik, Law Editor, politicians mustn’t act until they have considered the evidence.”

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The Independent, 9th July 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Half of young violent offenders spared prison – Daily Telegraph

“More than half of young people who are found guilty of sex or violent offences are spared jail, figures show.”

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Daily Telegraph, 10th June 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

12 per cent of violent crime by children – Daily Telegraph

“More than one in 10 violent attacks are committed by children, according to a newly released Home Office survey.”

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd May 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Police arrest 198 over hate crime – BBC News

“Police have arrested 198 people on suspicion of domestic, homophobic and race hate crimes after raids across London, Scotland Yard have said.”

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BBC News, 22nd May 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Video games cause violence, most children admit to Ofcom – Daily Telegraph

“Most children believe that playing violent computer games does lead to aggressive behaviour, according to a survey by the broadcasting regulator.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th May 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Violence on women ‘costs £40bn’ – BBC News

“Violence against women costs £40bn a year in England and Wales, according to a charity report.”

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BBC News, 23rd April 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

NHS violence law rejected by AMs – BBC News

“Staff working in Welsh hospitals will not have extra legal protection from violence and abuse offered to their English colleagues, it has emerged.”

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BBC News, 28th March 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Manhunt 2 wins battle for release – BBC News

“The ban on controversial video game Manhunt 2 in the UK has been lifted and the game will now go on sale.”

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BBC News, 14th March 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Train riot football thugs jailed – BBC News

“Football hooligans who attacked rival fans on a train packed with passengers have been jailed.”

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BBC News, 13th March 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

80,000 crime victims await compensation – Daily Telegraph

“The way victims of violent crime receive compensation payments is to be overhauled after it was revealed that more than 80,000 are still waiting for payouts.”

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Daily Telegraph, 13th December 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Knife crime every 24 minutes – The Independent

“One offence involving a knife is committed every 24 minutes of the day, new figures from 37 police forces revealed last night.”

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The Independent, 28th October 2007

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Children may be barred from screen violence – Daily Telegraph

“A major inquiry into the impact of the internet and violent video games on children is launched today.”

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Daily Telegraph, 9th October 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Police chief to attack crime target ‘shambles’ – Daily Telegraph

“Labour’s law and order record is facing a broadside from one of the country’s top police officers.”

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Daily Telegraph, 7th September 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Transport thugs may face heavier sentences – Reuters

“Thugs who commit crimes on public transport may face longer sentences than at present because of the fear they spread with their mindless aggression, Chancellor Gordon Brown said on Tuesday.”

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Reuters, 19th June 2007

Source: www.reuters.com


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