Posts for Crime

Lockdown parcel delivery problems

Almost half of British adults (47%) have had issues with parcel delivery since the country first went into lockdown in March, new research by Citizens Advice reveals. With more people turning to online shopping as a result of Coronavirus, the charity has found that over half (51%) of people say […]

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Don’ be ‘petfished’ for Christmas

Those looking to bring a new puppy or kitten home this Christmas are being urged to research the person behind the pet to avoid being lured in by deceitful sellers. Far better to look into adoption after Christmas when so many unwanted dogs and puppies are dumped. The price of […]

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Closing the mobile phone loophole

People using a hand-held mobile phone in all circumstances while driving will be breaking the law, under new government plans unveiled by Roads Minister Baroness Vere today (17 October 2020) to close a legislation loophole and improve road safety. It’s already a criminal offence to use a hand-held mobile phone […]

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Sobriety-tagging legislation comes into force today

Criminals who commit an alcohol-fuelled crime may be banned from drinking and made to wear ‘sobriety tags’ after new legislation comes into force today (19 May 2020). The ankle tags, which are to be rolled out across England and Wales, perform around-the-clock monitoring of an offender’s sweat to determine whether […]

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Giving out a better message – when sentencing in abuse cases is increased …

People often complain about sentencing in criminal cases being too lenient, but of course, sentences can be changed by appeal courts. In this case, the message initially given off was that domestic violence and abuse only attracted a community order, so it is good news that the sentence in this […]

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Top customs and revenue criminal cases for 2019

The smashing of international criminal gangs, large money laundering seizures and fake investment schemes all feature in HM Revenue and Customs’ top criminal cases of 2019, according to information issues today. HMRC’s fraud investigations have led to more than 600 individuals being convicted for their part in tax crimes and […]

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Counterfeit designer goods seized

Counterfeit designer label scarves, sportswear and electrical equipment are among thousands of counterfeit items seized by Border Force in the run-up to Christmas. The seizures highlight the Border Force’s robust work to prevent attempts by organised crime gang’s to exploit the UK’s border for profit. Since the start of November, […]

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Review of driving while using a mobile phone – for anything

The Government is today pledging to review the offence of driving with a handheld mobile device.  The news comes as a response to the Transport Select Committee’s ‘Report on Road Safety: Driving while using a mobile phone’, which was published in August. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps today (1 November 2019) announced […]

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Drink driving remains a scourge – what can be done?

Following the publication of new data that shows there has been no discernible fall in the numbers of fatal collisions caused by drink drivers since 2010, RAC head of policy Nicholas Lyes said: “These figures are disappointing and show that much more needs to be done to eradicate the scourge of […]

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Government enhances police stop and search powers in crackdown

Home Secretary Priti Patel today (11 August) empowered more than 8,000 police officers to authorise enhanced stop and search powers, as part of Government efforts to crack down on violent crime. The Home Office is making it simpler for all forces in England and Wales to use Section 60 of […]

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