Prison for woman who tried to open plane door mid flight

14th February 2020

Chelmsford Crown Court handed out a two year prison sentence earlier this week to a woman who caused serious disruption to a Jet2 flight in June 2019. Chloe Haines was a passenger travelling from Stanstead Airport to Turkey when she mixed alcohol with medication which led to her causing extreme disruption to the flight. She […]

Sunderland terrorist triggers change in sentencing law

10th February 2020

In May 2018 Mohammed Khan, a shopkeeper from Sunderland, was sentenced to 4 ½ years imprisonment after his conviction for terrorist offences relating to the distribution of ISIS propaganda online.  He is due for release on 28th  February 2020 in line with current sentencing guidelines which require most prisoners to be released automatically after serving […]

Teenager hit on head with baton by police officer

An investigation has been launched after a video has emerged on social media which appears to show a South Yorkshire police officer hitting a teenager on the head with a baton. This incident occurred after Saturday’s South Yorkshire derby in the Championship between Barnsley and Sheffield Wednesday. The teenager was escorted to hospital after the […]

Early Marriage Prevention Bill

31st January 2020

Ben Hoare Bell LLP is proud to have been part of drafting a Bill to prevent early marriage under the age of 18 with parental consent. This upholds human rights relating to unwanted marriage for vulnerable young people and means that everyone has the same minimum marriage age of 18. The launch event took place […]