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Wednesday, 11 March 2020 17:10

Domestic abuse

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Domestic abusers should face jail if they breach bail curbs on contacting ex-partner, says victims' commissioner.  
Monday, 09 March 2020 10:03

No early release for Coronavirus

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Ministers have rejected plans by civil servants to release prisoners early to free up staff to deal with coronavirus.
Friday, 06 March 2020 12:26

88% failure in facial recognition

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If you're wondering how Brit cops' live suspect-hunting facial-recog is going, it's cruising at 88% false positives  The Register reports.  The latest figures from the Met Police's deployment of facial-recognition cameras in the heart of London show the technology is pretty inaccurate.
Wednesday, 04 March 2020 13:07

Knife Crime Prevention Orders

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New powers imposing restrictions on people thought to be carrying knives are to be trialled in London. Knife Crime Prevention Orders would impose sanctions such as bans on using social media and bans on visiting certain areas or meeting individuals. Orders would target anyone in England and Wales aged 12 or over suspected of being involved in knife crime. The trial - which has been criticised for potentially criminalising 12-year-olds - will take place over 14 months.
Tuesday, 03 March 2020 10:47

Lie detector tests

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The Home Office will shortly commence a three year pilot of mandatory polygraph examinations. 
Thursday, 27 February 2020 10:31

Soldiers being targeted?

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Soldiers are 54 times more likely to be prosecuted than terrorists over deaths during the Troubles, according to a legal claim lodged in the High Court accusing ministers of discriminating against British Army veterans.  
Monday, 24 February 2020 14:33

No room at the Inn....

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Prisons could run out of room by the end of the year according to internal Ministry of Justice Forecasts. 
Sunday, 23 February 2020 12:59

Wonderful praise

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Wonderful praise for Louise Rodaway - Crown Court case worker.
Thursday, 20 February 2020 10:14

Thorough preparation leads to acquittal

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 An allegation of historical child neglect and assault against the Defendant’s son.   
Wednesday, 19 February 2020 10:56

Not guilty following affray trial

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The Defendant was charged with an offence of affray, jointly with 3 other defendants.  The indictment featured another charge of possession of a knife against one of his co-defendants.  
Thursday, 13 February 2020 11:16

Disclosure challenge leads to acquittal

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Defendant charged with 7 others with a large scale supply of heroin and Crack cocaine.  
Wednesday, 12 February 2020 10:13

Evidence from speed camera not conclusive

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  Director of Public Prosecutions v Marrable, Unreported 4 February 2020   M was detected travelling in a motor vehicle at a speed of 72 mph, in a 50 mph speed restriction area. That speed was recorded using an approved ‘Trucam’ device. The appellant contended that he had not been speeding and produced evidence from a GPS tracker fitted to his company vehicle that showed a speed of 53-54mph.
Tuesday, 11 February 2020 09:57

Proper investigation leads to acquittal

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Defendant charged with benefit fraud on the basis of an undeclared asset in the form of joint ownership of a property.  The Crown alleged the Defendant was not entitled to benefits over a period of 18/04/11 to 03/06/18 which has led to a chargeable overpayment of £39,761.75.  
Friday, 07 February 2020 11:42

Legal limbo

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The government has unveiled plans to reform legislation that has left thousands of suspects languishing in legal limbo. Three months after announcing it would review pre-charge bail laws, the Home Office today published a consultation.
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