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Record numbers receive tougher hate crime sentences

Record numbers of tougher hate crime sentences are being passed by the courts after applications made by the CPS, data published today (Tue 17 Oct) reveals.


London moped gang jailed

Members of a moped robbery gang who snatched in excess of 100 mobile phones from people on the streets of London in a string of attacks over the space of five days have been jailed today (11 October) for a total of more than 13 years at Southwark Crown Court.


CPS report shows more offenders are being successfully prosecuted for sexual crimes than ever before

More defendants than ever before are being prosecuted and convicted for sexual offences across England and Wales, new figures reveal today.


Man jailed for knife and hammer attack which caused the death of a woman

A man who let himself into a couple's home, slept in their bed and then attacked them with a hammer and knife, killing a woman has been sentenced to 13 years in prison today (9 October).


Married police officers sentenced for selling car crash data

Two married constables working for Lancashire Police have been sentenced today (6 October 2017) for stealing police data about car crashes and selling it to claims firms for £363,000.


London teacher jailed for sex with teenage boy

A teacher has today (6 October) been sentenced to 16 months in prison for abusing her position of trust at an east London school after having sex with a 15-year-old boy.


Fraudster who took life savings of his investors is jailed

A serial fraudster who persuaded people to give him their life savings in a gold trading scam has been sentenced to seven years in prison.


Man convicted after showing child graphic Daesh beheading video

A pharmacist from Leicester has today (5 October 2017) been convicted for showing graphic beheading videos to a young child as part of a plan to radicalise two young children.


Security guards convicted over £7m Heathrow heist

Two security guards who staged a fake robbery to steal £7m from their own cash-in-transit van outside Heathrow Airport have been convicted today (5 October).


Man jailed for life for the murder of mother and son

A 24-year-old homeless man has today been sentenced to life imprisonment at Birmingham Crown Court after he pleaded guilty to the murder of a mother and son at their family home in Stourbridge. He will serve a minimum of 29 years in prison.


Man sentenced for threatening to blow up G4S vans

A 20-year-old has today (29 September) been sent to a young offenders' institution for two years for blackmailing his employer by threatening to blow up their vans.


Man sentenced after importing childlike sex doll

A man has been sentenced to 12 months' imprisonment, suspended for two years after importing a childlike sex doll he bought online.


Man who shouted anti-semitic abuse at Jewish worshippers has sentence increased

A man who shouted antisemitic abuse at Jews on their way to morning prayers has been sentenced to a 12 month community order with 200 unpaid hours of work.


Man who went on London crime spree jailed for 10 years

A man who robbed and sexually assaulted eight women in west London, the majority at knife-point, has been jailed.


Disability benefits cheat who spent holidays quad biking and scuba diving sentenced

A woman who claimed £65,000 in disability benefit over 21 years but spent holidays scuba diving and riding quad bikes has been sentenced to 18 months in prison, suspended for two years today (25 September).


Man who preached support for terrorism and Daesh convicted

A preacher who gave sermons that offered support and encouragement to terrorists was convicted today (22 September) at the Old Bailey.


Man jailed for glorifying and encouraging terrorism after Paris attacks

A man who distributed an audio recording of a hate preacher's speech justifying the 2015 terror attacks in Paris has today been jailed for four-and-a-half years.


Men jailed for buying and selling illegal guns and ammunition

Two men have been jailed today (18 September) after running an operation to sell illegal guns and ammunition to criminals.


Teenagers convicted of homophobic hate crime

Three teenagers who pleaded guilty to attacking two passengers on a train because of their sexuality have today been jailed.


Hacker who targeted US military systems receives suspended prison sentence

A computer hacker from the West Midlands who gained unauthorised access to data from US military communication systems has been handed a suspended prison sentence today (Sep 14).