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We have looked previously at the case of Ashley Charles - the   both when he was convicted of murder, and when his appeal against conviction and 14 year tariff was dismissed in December 2013. It's fair to say...
Introduction  We have looked on many occasions at the question of prosecuting and sentencing the elderly. The most recent development was when the Court of Appeal heard (and dismissed) the appeals of two men aged 96 and 101 against the...
On 19 April 2017, expectant mother Elouise Sullivan aged 20 was given an immediate custodial sentence of 16 weeks following a guilty plea to (what we presume were) two Communications Act 2003 offences. What happened? Sullivan pleaded guilty to two offences...
Introduction and Facts Many religions, including Islam, have dietary rules. Many muslims  adhere to rules that require meat to be halal, and there are various bodies that can certify that food as being halal. Between January 2013 and October 2014 a...
Introduction and Facts  We have covered a fair amount of social media prosecutions (see here, et al), some on different sides of the line of what should probably be criminal in a modern society. Since the death of Jo Cox MP last...
Introduction We have looked previously at the oldest people sent to prison, all of which were blown out of the park when Ralph Clarke, then aged 101, was convicted at the end of 2016 and was sentenced to 13 years. On...