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Cowboy Builders

The Sentencing Council is issuing guidance for judges intimating that Cowboy builders who prey on the elderly or vulnerable will face stiffer sentences. This might also apply to fraudsters, who could face up to ten years imprisonment. New sentencing guidance will come into effect on the 1st October 2014 for offences of money laundering, bribery...

Child Abuse Images – 70 Arrested

A police officer, a paramedic, a rabbi, a nurse and a Boy Scout leader were among seventy people arrested in recent weeks. Part of a sweeping investigation into the apparently anonymous trading or distribution of child abuse images, aka Kiddy Porn. The number includes one female and seizure of just under 600 devices. These include laptops,...

History and Sex

Seven men have alleged they were abused by former Rochdale MP Cyril Smith at a residential school in Greater Manchester , police have said. Police said the men claimed they were abused by Smith at Knowl View in Rochdale in the 1970s and 1980s. Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said there were now 21 suspects, 14 of whom it had identified, including...

Harris and History?

Rolf Harris (84), musician, artist (including a portrait of the Queen) and TV presenter. Now also appearing at Southwark Crown Court in London. He is said to have sexually assaulted four girls between 1968 and 1986. The trial is likely to last until 27th June 2014. The court heard about an alleged letter of apology to one of the girls’ fathers. We...

False Online Request For Fantasy Rape?

Allegation: A woman was nearly attacked by at least 3 men after her work “colleague” Joanne Berry (30) apparently posed as her. Admin worker Ms Berry is said to have posted on adult sites masquerading as the victim claiming she wanted to role play a rape scenario. She gave out the victim’s address and car registration allegedly. The prosecution...

More Met Scandals

There have apparently been 300 breaches of data protection in the past 5 years in the Metropolitan Police Force . 3 members of the force left in a single year after passing information to criminals and other underworld figures. Evidence of racism and looking for porn on “job” computers are cited as examples. The force said some of the breaches...

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