Court Update UK

Court Update UK, July 13

Old Bailey (Central Criminal Court):
  1. Man spent months in jail after ‘vengeful’ ex’s claims
  2. Ikea worker, 26, cleared of raping a woman after telling court ‘I was satisfying her S&M fantasies’
  3. Racism, misogyny, threats: politicians who have suffered abuse
  4. Double jeopardy killer Billy Dunlop cleared of child sex crimes
Royal Courts of Justice:
  1. The Latest: Charlie Gard’s parents return for hearing
  2. For Congressman Behind Bill to Save Charlie Gard, It’s Personal
  3. Good news for whistleblowers as Court of Appeal provides wide definition of ‘Public interest’
Sheffield Crown Court:
  1. Men charged with attempted murder after collision in Sheffield
  2. Man (48) guilty of raping teenager in Canklow Woods
Leeds Crown Court:
  1. Leeds benefits cheat had £40,000 inheritance after mother’s death
  2. Road rage punch attack after collision in Castleford
  3. Leeds victim of sex abuse choirmaster launches bid for compensation
Snaresbrook Crown Court:
  1. Acid attack victim launches campaign from her hospital bed
  2. Mini-cab driver who cut victims clothes and sexually assaulted them jailed for 12 years
Cambridge Crown Court:
  1. Council tenants face eviction for smoking or growing cannabis in the Cambridge area
Truro Crown Court:
  1. Jury selected in St Austell murder trial of Cosgarne Hall tenants Joshua Buscombe and Jordan Bishop
  2. ‘Zero tolerance’ to fraud underlined
York Crown Court:
  1. 25 years for essential aid to justice in York and North Yorkshire
Manchester Crown Court:
  1. Couple admit employing prostitutes at four ‘pop-up brothels’ in houses they rented across city
  2. Petrol station manager Sajid Patel, from Bolton, spared jail after stealing almost £18,000
  3. Altrincham councillor appears in court charged with making and distributing indecent images of children
  4. Driver who led police on high speed chase for 22 miles refused to stop even after tyres were blown out
Lincoln Crown Court:
  1. Man pleads ‘not guilty’ to Mablethorpe child porn charges
  2. Tractor driver who caused death of popular Boston DJ and dad avoids jail
Glasgow Sheriff’s Court:
  1. ‘Obsessed’ dad accuses headteacher of stalking him for sex and spreading rumours he was plotting Dunblane-style massacre
  2. “S***ebags!”: Road rage driver waves hammer at two schoolboys after one stepped in front of his car
  3. Glasgow grime artist MC Shogun arrested at 02 Academy
Stafford Crown Court:
  1. How police are working with Lithuania to identify A38 crash victim
  2. Man charged with manslaughter over 2014 Stafford fireworks blaze which killed two fathers
Aylesbury Crown Court:
  1. Paedophile, 101, avoids jail for sexually assaulting schoolgirl
Liverpool Crown Court:
  1. Dad-of-three found unanimously not guilty of rape
  2. Brave shopkeepers dish out hard justice to knife and hammer wielding thug
  3. Drunk businessman hit 150mph on M62 before stopping for a McDonald’s
  4. Burglar confronted by mum in her home calmly replied “what’s happening girl?”
Birmingham Crown Court:
  1. Mum, 48, faked her own death in Zanzibar so son could claim £136,000 life insurance and pay off £80,000 of debt
  2. Fresh medical evidence revealed as Kathryn Smith appeals her conviction for murdering her daughter
  3. Knife thug released early from jail after paperwork blunder is arrested in Birmingham
High Court Glasgow:
  1. Falkirk canal murder co-accused ‘tried to help’ man
  2. Brutal Angus ‘limbs in the bin’ killer Steven Jackson launches bid to win his freedom
  3. Scott Agnew guilty of screwdriver murder over ‘drug debt’
Canterbury Crown Court:
  1. This woman beating Margate thug has been jailed
  2. Klaudijus Klimanskis unable to appear in court for Edvardas Barscevicius murder case appearance
  3. Wrong way M20 driver Leonard Pettifer – who killed Hawkinge man Michael Copleston – misses sentencing because he ‘might suffer cardiac arrest’
Mold Crown Court:
  1. Retired teacher knocked unconscious and left with a broken leg after cash machine attack, court hears
  2. Sex pest’s appeal dismissed after he branded sentence for approaching girl, 14, ‘too harsh’
  3. Jury in Janet Commins murder trial retires to consider its verdict
Lewes Crown Court:
  1. Police renew appeal after broad daylight street robbery
  2. Man, 91, convicted of sexual offences against a girl under age of 14
  3. Man, 65, given life sentence for multiple rape offences against two young girls
Cardiff Crown Court:
  1. Blackwood man Darren Williams watched child rape live stream
  2. ‘Lowest of the low’ father, 35, who pretended his son had died from cancer to scam house-hunters out of £13,000 via Gumtree is jailed for two years
  3. Man told ‘tenants’ his son had died to con them out of rent
  4. Gwent Police officer, Stephen Smith, who was jailed for biting man’s lip outside nightclub, faces sack
Bristol Crown Court:
  1. Treasurer stole £176,000 from Bristol Rovers Supporters Club to fund online gambling addiction
  2. Knicker thief filmed himself in sex act as he looked at children on his computer
  3. Youth worker jailed after admitting encouraging or assisting the rape of a child
Norwich Crown Court:
  1. Blackmailer threatened to cut toe off vulnerable Norwich man during terrifying campaign
Newcastle Crown Court:
  1. Cross-dresser with baby fetish who had adult nappies, milk bottle and dummy as he hoped to meet boy, 15, was instead snared by paedophile hunters for second time in three months
  2. Killer faces life behind bars after being found guilty of David Wilson murder
  3. Double jeopardy killer Billy Dunlop cleared of child sex crimes
Southwark Crown Court:
  1. Sudbury man jailed in £2.5m cocaine operation fails to overturn sentence
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