Archive for October, 2015

Woman jailed for misleading court – West Midlands

Posted on 23. Oct, 2015 by .

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A woman who pleaded guilty to misleading the court in order to avoid a custodial sentence has today been jailed to 16 months imprisonment at Birmingham Crown Court. —

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Bus stop rapist given 20 year extended sentence at Leeds Crown Court – East Midlands

Posted on 21. Oct, 2015 by .

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Zdenko Turtak, who raped and viciously assaulted an 18 year old woman at a Leeds bus stop in March 2015, before fleeing to Slovakia, has been given an extended sentence of 20 years, with a custodial element of 14 years for rape, and a concurrent sentence of eight years for grievous bodily harm with intent at Leeds Crown Court today. —

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Marie Black – Eastern

Posted on 21. Oct, 2015 by .

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A life sentence has today been handed down at Norwich Crown Court to a woman convicted of prolonged sexual and physical abuse of children. —

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National Hate Crime Awareness Week – West Midlands

Posted on 21. Oct, 2015 by .

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To coincide with National Hate Crime Awareness Week, here’s a good example of a recently-prosecuted homophobic hate crime case where section 146 was successfully applied by the CPS. This means that, if the court agrees it is applicable, the sentence the defendant receives is increased to take account of the hate crime element of the offence. —

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Bradford man Tariq Khan sentenced to life for murder, child destruction and assault – Wessex

Posted on 21. Oct, 2015 by .

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Tariq Khan, from Bradford has today been sentenced to life, with a minimum tariff of 25 years at Bradford Crown Court for the murder of his wife, who was 31 weeks pregnant, at her home in June 2015. As a result of the attack, the victim’s unborn child also died. —

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Man who conned women he met on internet dating sites sentenced to eight years in prison – North East

Posted on 21. Oct, 2015 by .

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A man who took advantage of five women looking for love online, conning them out of a total of approximately £185,000 and abusing their trust in the process, has been sentenced to eight years in prison. —

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Man jailed for dangerous driving – Bedford – Thames Chiltern

Posted on 21. Oct, 2015 by .

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A man, who led police on a car chase through the centre of Bedford, has today, Wednesday, 07 October 2015, been jailed for 20 months. —

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Alexander Kerry – Eastern

Posted on 20. Oct, 2015 by .

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A man who took the life of an 82-year-old woman was today handed a life prison sentence at Norwich Crown Court with a minimum term of 25½ years. —

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“Holy manâ€� who sexually assaulted woman during naked healing ritual is jailed – West Midlands

Posted on 20. Oct, 2015 by .

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A self-appointed holy man has today been sentenced at Birmingham Crown Court to two years’ imprisonment and ordered to sign on the sex offenders register after he pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a woman during a supposed “healing ritualâ€� in her home in February 2014. —

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SUCCESSFUL HATE CRIME PROSECUTIONS PUBLISHED FOR HATE CRIME AWARENESS WEEK – East Midlands

Posted on 20. Oct, 2015 by .

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“Hate Crime is driven by prejudice and hostility based upon a person’s race, gender, sexuality, religion, age or disability. It affects not only victims but also communities, creating an atmosphere of fear and distress and has no place in our society”, said Steve Hoolohan, Deputy Chief Crown Prosecutor and Senior Hate Crime lead for the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) Wessex. —

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