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A man has been jailed under new legislation brought in to consider stiffer sentences for attacks on emergency workers.Daniel Hilton, 27, from Leigh, Greater Manchester, was jailed for three months after he sank his teeth into the thigh of a police constable who responded to reports of a man with…
The NHS will adopt a "zero tolerance" approach to violence against its staff, the Health Secretary has announced. Matt Hancock will set out a series of measures to protect workers in England as it emerged almost one in eight experienced violence in the last year. He said it was "unacceptable"…
Offenders convicted of crimes involving violence or knives will generally no longer be able to serve part of their sentence at home on an electronic tag curfew.Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf announced the change in a statement at Holyrood on reviews of the curfew commissioned following the murder of father-of-three Craig…
Calls have been made to introduce tougher legislation to tackle violence against public sector workers, after staff reported more than 40,000 attacks for the third consecutive year.Union Unison published figures which show employees have been subjected to 40,568 violent assaults over a 12-month period.That follows 42,241 incidents last year and…
A sharp jump in violent and sexual offences has fuelled a 17% increase in crimes recorded on Britain's railways, official figures show. Some 61,159 crimes were reported by British Transport Police (BTP) in 2017/18, up from 52,235 during the previous 12 months. Sexual offences increased by 16% to 2,472 and…
A protest by prison staff over violence and safety concerns has been called off by their union after the Government agreed to drop the threat of court action. Members of the POA, the trade union for prison staff, were told to return to work by 1pm following an agreement with…
A crackdown on violence against emergency workers is set to be rubber-stamped. Criminals who attack victims including police, prison officers, fire service personnel and paramedics, will face longer jail terms under the strengthened regime. A new offence will double the maximum sentence for assaulting an emergency worker from six to…
Politicians from all sides have failed to deal with rising levels of youth violence, Labour's Chuka Umunna has claimed, as he called for knife crime to be treated like a disease. The Streatham MP said he believed a public health model - which he said had been used "very successfully"…
The Government is to double funding for a scheme to steer children and teenagers away from violence after a sharp rise in crime rates. Home Secretary Sajid Javid is to increase cash available under the Early Intervention Youth Fund (EIYF) from £11 million to £22 million. It comes after police-recorded…
Two teenage girls have been arrested after ambulance crews were pelted with bricks, glass and furniture as they attended what turned out to be a hoax call. The rapid response car and an ambulance were sent by South Central Ambulance Service to a house in Stranding Street, Eastleigh, Hampshire, at…
More children are being forced to commit crimes including carrying weapons and selling drugs, a leading charity has warned. Barnardo's surveyed its children's service managers across the country and found that 102 out of 174 (59%) had worked with young people involved in crime. Nearly three-quarters of those asked (73…
A cruel couple have been jailed for at least 30 years for torturing their French nanny to death over a bizarre obsession with a former Boyzone pop star. Delusional Sabrina Kouider, 35, and her timid partner Ouissem Medouni, 40, killed 21-year-old Sophie Lionnet over a false belief she was in…
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