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Supreme Court Judgment on Joint Enterprise ‘Meaningless’.

(Posted on 20/11/18)

On January 27th 2007, 50-year-old Andrew Ayres was beaten to death in a taxi queue outside the Kings Head pub in Bradford. Four people in their 20s were convicted of his murder under joint enterprise. Three of them had armed themselves with weapons from a nearby house, including a knuckle duster, CS spray and a medieval ball and chain; the fourth, Laura Mitchell (pictured), claimed she was looking for her shoes when Ayres was attacked. Last... Read more...


CPS, Big Brother is Watching You!

(Posted on 15/11/18)

Following on from our story last month about London’s Victims Commissioner raising the issue of consent for police access to personal records with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), campaigners are now demanding a full investigation into “antiquated and wrong” demands for access to rape victims’ mobile phone data and records. In a letter seen by The Independent, Big Brother Watch argues that... Read more...


Golden Dagger pierces secret murder trial.

(Posted on 08/11/18)

The elderly writerAllan Chappelow (pictured) was found dead in his Hampstead home in 2006. Chinese dissidentWang Yam was convicted of the murder after a second trial, closed to the media forreasons of national security. A former researcher in Chinesenuclear weapons, Wang Yam came to the UK in 1992 as a refugee and is now known to have begun working for MI6. Wangwas “wrongfully convicted, I believe, inthe sense that his guilt could not be... Read more...


New search for Suzy Lamplugh's body

(Posted on 02/11/18)

Police extended their search this week in connection with the murder of estate agent Suzy Lamplugh. Teams including specialist firm Alecto Forensics, which assisted the investigation into Madeleine McCann’s disapperance, began digging up the garden and garage floor of a house in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, the former home of the mother of prime suspect, John Cannan. Officially declared dead in 1994, Ms Lamplugh... Read more...


Famous faces receive honorary degrees from Winchester University

Famous faces receive honorary degrees from Winchester UniversityBy on 30/10/18

AMONGST the thousands of University of Winchester graduates last week, 14 individuals were given honorary awards, either achieved an honorary doctorate or an honorary fellowship. Read more...


Self-harm in prisons hits record level

(Posted on 26/10/18)

The Ministry of Justice has released statistics of prison incidents of assault and self-harm in the year to June. Of 9,485 assaults on staff (up 27% from 2016/17), 947 were classified as serious (up 19%); prisoner-on-prisoner assaults reached a record high of 23,448 recorded (3,063 serious); and self-harm incidents rose 20% to 49,565. Self-harm in prisoners is a recognised risk factor for suicide, and is more common in female... Read more...