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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...
Introduction On 27th March 2017 Julie Higgins appeared for sentence at Bournemouth Crown Court for offences of pretending to be a doctor. That sounds a pretty serious offence and the fact (more on that later) are pretty unpleasant. Probably serious enough...
Introduction Any story of a doctor who is caught abusing the trust placed in him is bound to attract the attention of the public. And so Dr Jonathan Walsh, a paediatrician, was bound to get in the news when on...