Offences under counter-terrorism legislation

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Home Secretary Priti Patel has said legal changes are required to better protect police

Home Secretary Priti Patel has said legal changes are required to better protect police, it has been reported. Ms Patel suggested stronger penalties for those who assaulted officers as she launched a consultation on a new Police Covenant. “We have to be very clear – to hurt an officer is simply unacceptable and if we […]

Parliament to debate plans to see violent offenders spend longer behind bars

Plans to see serious violent and sexual offenders spend longer behind bars by scrapping automatic release half-way through a jail sentence are to be debated at Westminster. The legislation, which will be scrutinised in Parliament on Wednesday, proposes criminals like those convicted of rape, manslaughter and grievous bodily harm will have to serve at least […]

Tougher sentencing and monitoring in government overhaul of terrorism response

Tougher sentences, an end to early release and a major review of the management of convicted terrorists are among a raft of measures to strengthen the UK’s response to terrorism, the government has announced today (Tuesday 21 January). Confirmed by Home Secretary Priti Patel and Justice Secretary Robert Buckland QC, the new Counter-Terrorism Bill, to […]

Knife and Offensive Weapon Sentencing Statistics: April to June 2019

The Government have just issued Knife and Offensive Weapon sentencing statistics for April to June 2019 Trends in cautioning and sentencing of knife and offensive weapon offences – see the links below. Knife_and_Offensive_Weapon_Sentencing_All_Tables_Q2_2019.ods Knife_Possession_Sentencing.xlsx  Knife_and_Offensive_Weapon_Sentencing_Pub_Q2_2019.pdf You are unauthorized to view this page.