Amanda York

Individuals are falling victim to a legal loophole which allows them to be interviewed by police in their own home about potentially serious offences in the belief that they are simply having a chat.

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“Turning Prisons into Powder Kegs”

By Amanda York at 00:00

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has published the latest statistics detailing record levels of assaults and self-harm inside England and Wales prisons. Statistics have also emerged surrounding the number of prisoners who were “released in error” in 2016/17.

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Acid Attacks – The Full Force of the Law?

By Amanda York at 00:00

Just a fortnight ago six people were doused with corrosive liquid on London’s streets within 24 hours! In recent years there have been a record number of reports of acid attacks in England and Wales. In 2015, 261 acid attacks were reported to Police whilst in 2016, that figure rose to 458.

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In recent years, given the rise in the use of social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook, it is no surprise that the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has issued guidance setting out in what circumstances they would seek to prosecute individuals who create and share offensive posts online. Despite previous guidance being issued highlighting the issues posting on social media, it would appear that public understanding remains unclear.

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