Posts for Crime

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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: […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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PM starts new police recruitment drive

I can’t help thinking if they hadn’t been underfunded in the first place, towns like Bude may still have a functioning Police station. However, the recruitment of 20,000 new police […]

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Helen’s Law plans confirmed

Murderers who refuse to disclose the location of a victim’s body may be denied parole under a new law set out by the Justice Secretary David Gauke. Named after Helen […]

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OK, these dirty tricks are what we are up against in saving the planet!

One of the UK’s largest waste management companies has been convicted of breaking the law on overseas exports. The Environment Agency prosecuted Biffa Waste Services Ltd for sending to China […]

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How the ‘good guy with a gun’ became a deadly American fantasy

A drawing of Philip Marlowe, an icon of hard-boiled detective fiction created by author Raymond Chandler. CHRISTO DRUMMKOPF/flickr, CC BY Susanna Lee, Georgetown University At the end of May, it […]

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