Draft revised sentencing guidelines have been produced to reflect recent Court of Appeal judgments. The guidelines clarify sentencing guidance for cases where no sexual activity occurs or where the targeted child does not exist.
The rise of ‘paedophile hunters‘ and the use of undercover police officers to catch online offenders attempting to commit child sex offences has led to a...Read More
The events of 15th April 1989 at Hillsborough were a terrible tragedy, in which 96 people lost their lives. What followed in the immediate aftermath was an attempt to blame the Liverpool supporters for what happened, and to exonerate the police of all wrongdoing. Eventually, in 2016, a new inquest found that the 96 had been unlawfully killed and a series of criminal prosecutions began. The...Read More
The offence of controlling and coercive behaviour has been on the statute books for a few years now but has recently hit the headlines.
Ruth Dodsworth is an ITV Wales presenter who met her ex-husband, Jonathan Wignall, in 2001. She became the primary income earner when his business started to collapse, and his alcohol intake increased. It was at this time that his behaviour began to change to...Read More