Archive for June, 2015

CPS Wessex prosecutes near 1000 more ‘violence against women and girls’ cases in 2014-15 – London

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“Prosecuting 972 cases more than the previous year demonstrates how our Area and our staff are committed to bring justice for victims of these despicable crimes,” said Kate Brown, Chief Crown Prosecutor for the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) Wessex (Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight and Wessex). —

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Durham head teacher sentenced for sex offences – Wessex

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An acclaimed Durham teacher has been sentenced to eight years imprisonment today after being found guilty of sexual offences against two teenage boys during the 1980s. —

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Pedal cyclist jailed for knocking over and killing pedestrian – Yorks Humber

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A pedal cyclist who knocked over and killed a 73-year-old pedestrian in Hereford City Centre last year was yesterday (22 June 2015) jailed for 12 months after he had pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to causing bodily harm by wanton or furious driving. —

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Man sentenced to a total of 16 years imprisonment for the sexual abuse of three young girls – South West

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Michael D’Costa was sentenced today at Isleworth Crown Court to a total of 16 years imprisonment for a number of sexual offences against three young victims who were aged 10 to 14 years old at the time of the attacks. The offences, including five counts of raping a child under 13 years old, were committed between 2011 and 2014 . D’Costa pleaded guilty to 25 sexual offences on 17th April 2015. —

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Grimsby: Former fish merchant employee sentenced to for theft of over £137,000 – Yorks Humber

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James Cartledge, a former manager with Premier Seafoods Ltd, Grimsby, has today been sentenced to xx in prison after pleading guilty to stealing over £137,000 from his employer over a two and a half year period. —

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Bogus accountant jailed for defrauding X Factor singer Rebecca Ferguson – North West

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A bogus accountant has been jailed for 16 months for swindling former X Factor singer Rebecca Ferguson out of thousands of pounds. —

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CPS statement in Khalsa Singh case – Wessex

Posted on 29. Jun, 2015 by .

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Steve Hoolohan Deputy Chief Crown prosecutor said: “The case against Khalsa Singh was stopped after we offered no evidence at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court on June, 6, 2015. Mr Singh was charged with 23 offences of criminal damage to cars. —

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Life sentence for murderer of Davinia Loynton – North East

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Kevin Hyden has today been found guilty at Stafford Crown Court of murdering Davinia Loynton and jailed for life – to serve a minimum of 32 years. —

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Skelmersdale hosts child sexual exploitation conference for young people – West Midlands

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Skelmersdale Action for Youth (SAY), in partnership with the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) North West, Lancashire Police, Lancashire County Council, Children’s Society and Lancashire Care Foundation Trust, will be hosting a Child Sexual Exploitation Conference targeted at children and young people on Tuesday 23rd June at Evermoor Hub Community Centre. —

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Man sentenced to life imprisonment for series of sexual attacks in south London – London

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Daniel Elliott, 24, was sentenced today for a string of rape and sexual assaults in the Carshalton and Wallington areas between August and November last year. He received life imprisonment, with a minimum of eight years, at Croydon Crown Court. —

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