BBC’s ‘The Trial of Christine Keeler’ – what is perjury?

29th January 2020

Fans of the BBC drama ‘The Trial of Christine Keeler’ who saw Sunday’s finale episode will have seen Keeler, famous for her affair with the former Secretary of State for War John Profumo, imprisoned for perjury. Keeler pleaded guilty in December 1963 to the offence and was sentenced to nine months imprisonment. Perjury is an […]

Investigation into force used by police during arrest

27th January 2020

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) is investigating the level of force used during the arrest of a 34 year old man on 8 January 2020. The man was arrested by Lancashire Constabulary Officers in Accrington.  CCTV footage showed the arrest. A number of blows apparently land on the man.  He appeared fully compliant […]

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 […]