Police Officer jailed for false allegation against Council street worker

20th January 2020

A Metropolitan Police officer has been given a three year prison sentence for perverting the course of justice. Hitesh Lakhani, of Central West Command Unit, made a false report that a Hillingdon Council street cleaner had committed a serious sexual offence against a five year old child in the street in Uxbridge, following a dispute […]

Sentencing different ethnicities

15th January 2020

The Sentencing Guidelines Council has today published research investigating disparities between sentencing among different ethnicities, and revealed that Asian Defendants convicted of drugs offences are 50% more likely to be given an immediate custodial sentence, and a longer one, than White Defendants. The report considers data from Courts in England and Wales and places Defendants […]

Care Home Nurse jailed for assaulting patients

13th January 2020

On 9 January 2020 Alastair Quinn, a former Mental Health Care Home Nurse, was jailed for assaulting and neglecting dementia patients in his care. Mr Quinn worked at Covent House Care Home in Birtley, Gateshead.  Following a hearing at Newcastle Crown Court he received a 2 year Prison sentence having been convicted of eight charges […]

Durham Passport Office Worker given suspended prison sentence

On 10 January 2020 James Close a passport worker at the Durham Passport Office was sentenced to 12 months in Prison, suspended for 2 years for a number of offences which included theft of passport photographs from the Passport Office. Mr Close kept the passport photographs reportedly of girls aged from 8 years old to […]