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Monday, 19 August 2019 15:46

Many lies of Carl Beech.....

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The many lies of Carl Beech – formerly known only as ‘Nick’, the sole witness in the VIP paedophile investigation debacle known as Operation Midland – has been found guilty of 12 counts of perverting the course of justice and one of fraud. 
Thursday, 01 August 2019 10:28

Reduction in police charging

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Police have been warned that the public will give up on them after figures showed that the proportion of crimes resulting in a charge or summons has halved in four years.
Wednesday, 24 July 2019 10:09

Importance of legal aid

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Justice campaigners have pulled together 70 significant cases over the past seven decades that involved public funding to highlight the importance of legal aid. Justice Alliance unveiled its booklet, Legal Aid Matters, last night to commemorate 70 years since royal assent was given to the Legal Aid and Advice Act.
Wednesday, 17 July 2019 10:35

Anonymity for revenge porn victims

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Meanwhile ‘revenge porn’ victims could be granted anonymity as part of a review of the laws around online abuse, according to The Independent
Tuesday, 16 July 2019 12:04

Wiping the slate clean

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Killers, robbers and some sex offenders who have spent years in prison will no longer have to tell prospective employers as the Justice Secretary says he wants to "remove the stigma of criminal convictions.”
Friday, 12 July 2019 11:08

A feeling of lawlessness

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Five ex top cops attacked the Tories’ record on crime saying that resources had been ‘drained to dangerously low levels’ which led to a ‘feeling of lawlessness’. The attack came from ‘a string of [Metropolitan police] commissioners’ (as The Guardian put it).
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Thank you to Hugh French of 2 Harcourt Buildings and with the assistance of Keith Borar Consultants accident reconstruction experts for successfully defending in a matter of Dangerous Driving. 
Tuesday, 09 July 2019 11:59

Multimillionaire seeks anonymity

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Lawyers for Mr X, a multimillionaire businessman accused of sexual harassment and assault, asked a judge to make orders taking the case “underground”, court documents reveal. 
Monday, 08 July 2019 10:06

Tougher sentences

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Courts are expected to get tougher on people who vandalise listed buildings, start a fire at a school or cause criminal damage at a train station under guidelines unveiled today. 
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The number of legal aid cases concluded in crown courts has dropped significantly in the last three years, despite a rise in serious crime.
Thursday, 04 July 2019 11:53

Secure school

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The UK’s first secure school – an education-focused alternative to youth jails – is to be run by an academy trust that specialises in schools in deprived areas. Oasis Charitable Trust, which runs 52 academies across England, will manage the secure school on the site of the Medway secure training centre in Kent.
Wednesday, 03 July 2019 10:41

Cut out and keep

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A man has been convicted of making a 3D printed gun – apparently, it’s the first time someone has been convicted of such an offence.
Tuesday, 02 July 2019 10:57

Pre sentence reports

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Charities are calling on the government to strengthen the law so that anyone being considered for a prison sentence must have a pre-sentence report before a court can imprison them. 
Monday, 01 July 2019 12:36

Stop faffing about calls the judge

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Scenes* here at Swansea Crown,’ tweeted Dan Evans – aka @EvansTheCrime, crime correspondent the of South Wales Evening Post. 
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