Posts for Crime

Sarah Everard: social media and the very real danger of contempt of court

John McGarry, Staffordshire University The disappearance of Sarah Everard, the subsequent finding of human remains and the arrest of a serving Metropolitan police officer has been shocking. It has led to much speculation in the press, on TV and radio and on social media. Such commentary is an understandable response. […]

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Tough new enforcement measures for travellers

From the Government: Tough new enforcement measures – from fixed penalty notices to imprisonment – have been introduced, as the Health and Social Care Secretary set out details of the government’s new quarantine measures. Under the changes announced, from 15 February all arrivals at English ports will be required to undertake […]

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89 dashcam videos of driving offences sent to police every day

From the RAC: As many as 89 dashcam video recordings of alleged motoring offences were submitted to police forces every day in 2019, according to data analysed by the RAC. A total of 32,370 pieces of footage were received by 24 police forces that accept video evidence of driving offences […]

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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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