Recently, there has been a review of the Parole Board. Here’s it’s findings. The role of the Parole Board is as an independent body to analyse the risk surrounding prisoners serving certain sentences in order to assess whether or not it is safe to release them into the community.
In a recent case His Honour Judge Jeremy Richardson QC was challenged with the task of sentencing 3 offenders for the roles they played in causing the death of 4 people, as well as seriously injuring 3 others. The most significant sentence handed out was 11 ½ years to Elliot Bower, who was the main offender.
As leading criminal defence solicitors here in the North West, we have put together this helpful guide for being called forward as a defence witness. Here we answer some of the most common questions about the procedures involved.
It was on the 18th of October 2013 that Mr John Head, who was an employee of Veolia ES (UK) Limited, was ran over by a refuse collection vehicle (RCV) when it was reversing. This happened when he was walking across the yard at the Ross Depot Waste Transfer Station in Folkestone. After suffering the fatal injuries MR Head was pronounced dead at the scene.
It may have slipped under the Brexit-filled radar but the “other” big news story recently was the surprising news that the Prisons Minister is considering whether to abolish the power to impose short prison sentences, those of 6 months or less….
The Psychoactive Substances Act 2016 has recently undergone a review to see how effective it is proving. Here we look at the findings of the review and the implications.