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‘Mr Big’ Paul Massey murder: Hitman gets life in jail

Image copyright Police handout Image caption Mark Fellows (left) who was nicknamed “The Iceman” and Steven Boyle were jailed A gangland hitman who gunned down a crime boss known as “Mr Big” has been given a whole-life sentence. Nicknamed “The Iceman”, Mark Fellows, 38, shot notorious crime figure Paul Massey, 55, with an Uzi sub-machine gun outside his Salford home in July 2015. Mob “fixer” John Kinsella, 53, from Liverpool, was shot dead by Fellows three years later. Fellows’ accomplice Steven Boyle, 36, who acted as a “spotter” in Kinsella’s…

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Actress Rania Youssef facing jail term over revealing dress

Rania Youssef is set to appear in court after being accused of “inciting debauchery”. The Egyptian actress appeared at the Cairo Film Festival in a lacy, black, see-through outfit that exposed most of her legs. A complaint against her was filed by two lawyers, Amro Abdelsalam and Samir Sabry, known for taking celebrities to court. Source link

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Ministers consider ending jail terms of six months or less

The Ministry of Justice is considering banning prison sentences of less than six months in England and Wales. Ministers argue that short jail terms are less effective at cutting reoffending than community penalties. Prisons minister Rory Stewart told the Daily Telegraph that such sentences were “long enough to damage you and not long enough to heal you”. If such jail sentences were to be scrapped it is thought it could free up thousands of prison places. Some burglars and most shoplifters are among those who could be spared jail terms…

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Jail for smuggler caught with eggs strapped to chest

Image copyright David Jones/PA Image caption Egg smuggler Jeffrey Lendrum has a long history of similar offences A prolific smuggler caught entering the UK with protected birds’ eggs strapped to his chest has been jailed for three years and one month. Jeffrey Lendrum, 56, of Cliftonville Road, Northampton, was stopped at Heathrow Airport in June last year after arriving from South Africa. He pleaded guilty to four offences on the second day of his trial at Snaresbrook Crown Court. The court heard Lendrum has a long history of egg smuggling.…

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Criminal gangs apply for jail jobs to smuggle drugs, say police

Image caption Ben Miller, senior prison officer at HMP Leeds, demonstrates a new scanner to Danny Shaw Police say there is growing evidence that members of organised criminal gangs are getting prison service jobs to smuggle banned items. A senior officer has told the BBC he has “strong suspicions” this is happening, but links are hard to prove. Ministers admit it “can happen” but say better search techniques will help. An “X-ray” body scanner to detect drugs has been installed at Leeds jail, one of 10 where ministers aim to…

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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: Sadiq Kahn in Iran jail release call

Image copyright Free Nazanin Image caption Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe with her daughter Gabriella during a temporary release from prison London mayor Sadiq Khan has called for the release of jailed charity-worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe. Mr Khan met Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s husband Richard and offered his support in urging the Iranian authorities to release her in time for Christmas. The British-Iranian, who turns 40 on Boxing Day, was jailed for five years in 2016 after being convicted of spying, which she denies. Mr Khan described her imprisonment as a “travesty of justice”. Image copyright…

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Backflip FBI agent avoids jail over accidental bar shooting

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe FBI agent was performing a backflip A former FBI agent who accidentally shot a man while performing a backflip in a Denver bar has avoided jail after agreeing to a plea deal. Chase Bishop, 30, admitted third-degree assault and was sentenced to two years unsupervised probation. Bishop was off-duty when he was filmed dropping his gun while dancing last June. As he picked the weapon up it went off. Video of the incident went viral on social media and led to…

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Briton ‘faces up to 15 years’ in Bali jail over cannabis oil

Image copyright Pip Holmes A British man says he could face up to 15 years in an Indonesian prison after being found with cannabis oil which he says he needed for medical reasons. Pip Holmes, from Cornwall, was arrested for drug smuggling when he went to collect a package containing the oil. The 45-year-old artist says he asked a friend to send it to him while he was living in Bali to help his arthritis. Indonesia has very strict anti-drugs laws and frequently arrests foreigners on drug-related charges. Mr Holmes…

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Stansted protesters: Jail possibility ‘a scary thought’

Fifteen protesters who locked themselves around a deportation plane at Stansted Airport have told the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme their protest was peaceful. The group have been convicted of an aviation offence, and could face jail time. The jet had been chartered by the Home Office to take people from UK detention centres to Africa on 28 March 2017. Watch the Victoria Derbyshire programme on BBC Two and BBC News Channel, 10:00 to 11:00 GMT – and see more of our stories here. Source link

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Huawei CFO seeks bail on health concerns; Canada wants her in jail

TORONTO/BEIJING (Reuters) – A top executive of China‚Äôs Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL] argued that she should be released on bail while awaiting an extradition hearing, citing fears for her health while incarcerated in Canada along with other factors, court documents showed on Sunday. FILE PHOTO: Meng Wanzhou, Executive Board Director of the Chinese technology giant Huawei, attends a session of the VTB Capital Investment Forum “Russia Calling!” in Moscow, Russia October 2, 2014. Picture taken October 2, 2014. REUTERS/Alexander Bibik Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou is fighting to…

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