Convicted cannabis dealer told to write 5,000-word ESSAY on dangers of drugs because he couldn't do community service due to injury Terry Bennett, 32, of Cold Ashton, Glos, admitted intent to supply cannabis Probation said his dislocated shoulder was health and safety issueJudge Julian Lambert wants his essay on dangers of drugs in by April 4 By Luke Salkeld PUBLISHED: 12:00 GMT, 26 March 2013 | UPDATED: 10:03 GMT, 27 March 2013 It is a penalty more commonly associated with classroom than court room. But convicted drug dealer Terry Bennett has been told to pay for his crime by writing a 5,000-word essay. The 32-year-old had been given a suspended prison sentence as well as 240 hours of community service for possessing a kilogram of cannabis with intent to supply.
Convicted cannabis dealer told to write 5,000-word ESSAY on dangers of drugs because he couldn't do community service due to injury Terry Bennett, 32, of Cold Ashton, Glos, admitted intent to supply cannabis Probation said his dislocated shoulder was health and safety issueJudge Julian Lambert wants his essay on dangers of drugs in by April 4 By Luke Salkeld PUBLISHED: 12:00 GMT, 26 March 2013 | UPDATED: 00:02 GMT, 27 March 2013 It is a penalty more commonly associated with classroom than court room. But convicted drug dealer Terry Bennett has been told to pay for his crime by writing a 5,000-word essay.
Labour suspends controversial peer over claims he blamed a Jewish conspiracy for his dangerous driving jail sentenceLord Ahmed was jailed in 2009 for dangerous driving after texting minutes before a fatal crashInterview emerges where he links his prosecution to Jewish-owned mediaLabour condemns anti-Semitism and suspends 55-year-old form the party By Matt Chorley, Mailonline Political Editor PUBLISHED: 09:48 GMT, 14 March 2013 | UPDATED: 23:51 GMT, 14 March 2013 Labour peer Lord Ahmed has been suspended by the party over reports that he blamed a Jewish conspiracy for his jail sentence A Muslim peer has been suspended from the Labour Party for allegedly blaming his prison sentence for dangerous driving on a Jewish conspiracy. Lord Ahmed was sentenced to three months for sending text messages shortly before his car was in a motorway crash that killed a father of two. But, in an extraordinary rant on Pakistani television, Lord Ahmed is alleged to have blamed his imprisonment on pressure from Jews ‘who own newspapers and TV channels’
Just a quarter of criminals caught with a knife are jailed despite plans for stronger sentencingKnife thugs less likely to be locked up on the spot than a year agoBefore election, Tories pledged to jail anyone caught with a knife in publicBut 25 per cent of 3,376 adult offenders jailed on the spot in last 12 months a total of 3,376 adult offenders were sentenced for possession of a knife or other offensive weapon. Of those 23 per cent – some 865 offenders – were handed community service by the courts – leaving them free to walk the streets.
100,000 'hard core' criminals have at least 15 convictions – and the number is rising Ministry of Justice figures show worrying rise in hardened criminalsConvictions for serious and more minor offences see riseAverage prison sentence length jumps dramatically in 10 yearsPrison expert says public is at risk from repeat offenders By Jack Doyle PUBLISHED: 17:39 GMT, 21 February 2013 | UPDATED: 00:52 GMT, 22 February 2013 Hardened: Ministry of Justice figures show a worrying rise in repeat offenders. The number of criminals with 15 or more previous convictions or cautions is now one in three
'Sadistic monster' handed whole-life sentence for the torture and murder of his partner and her two-year-old daughter dies in hospitalMoJ confirm David Oakes, 50, has died of natural causes He murdered Christine Chambers and their child Shania in June last yearFormer couple were embroiled in a bitter custody battle The family had just secured a restraining order against himAfterwards the killer tried to shoot himself in the head but survived /10/17/article-2219016-158AED3F000005DC-316_634x630.jpg” width=”634″ height=”630″ alt=”The family of Christine Chambers and her daughter Shania, 2, were horrified when police returned their jewellery with traces of blood still on them after they were brutally murdered” class=”blkBorder” /> Torture: Oakes forced Christine Chamber to cut chunks of her own hair off before killing her and Shania (pictured together) in an attack that shocked Britain Oakes had 'systematically tortured' Ms Chambers for several hours before the killings, forcing her to strip and cutting chunks from her hair. Ms Chambers' 10-year-old daughter fled the house during the ordeal as police outside attempted to negotiate with the killer
'Nothing is going to stop me': Serial criminal convicted of 218 offences laughs at police after receiving his 43rd driving ban John Moir, 46, of Ipswich, Suffolk, was caught driving while banned – againHe was jailed in 2010 after hitting Simon Jacobs, 45, who nearly diedMr Jacobs says 'Justice system must listen: he will kill someone next time' , for driving while banned, resisting a police officer and having no car insurance, for which he was jailed for five months. 'I believe he will kill someone eventually': Simon Jacobs, 45, nearly died after Moir drove into him in 2010 Moir admitted driving while banned, having no insurance, and two charges of theft. He received a four-month jail sentence for driving while disqualified, and three months for each theft to run consecutively.
ow not to drive in Moscow: Russian driver facing jail after police track him down from his dashcam videos By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 09:49 GMT, 10 February 2013 | UPDATED: 08:01 GMT, 11 February 2013 A reckless Russian driver has been caught red-handed after he posted videos online of his antics. The self-styled Black Devil cruised around Moscow in a black Porsche Cayenne and uploaded videos of his hair-raising exploits on YouTube.
Death row Briton Lindsay Sandiford set to launch her appeal By Simon Parry PUBLISHED: 00:51 GMT, 10 February 2013 | UPDATED: 00:53 GMT, 10 February 2013 A British grandmother facing the firing squad in Bali for drug smuggling will appeal against her sentence tomorrow, her lawyer has revealed. Lindsay Sandiford was caught smuggling almost 5kg of cocaine worth 1.6 million into the country from Bangkok last May
Carer jailed for stealing 100,000 life savings from dementia patient aged 90Angela Perkins, 47, was sentenced to two years in prisonShe admitted the theft at an earlier hearing at Norwich Crown CourtPerkins had originally been charged with stealing 55,000 from the womanBut it later emerged that she had stolen almost double that amountThe victim is in 24-hour residential care By Steve Nolan PUBLISHED: 09:03 GMT, 7 February 2013 | UPDATED: 09:31 GMT, 7 February 2013 Sentenced: Carer Angela Perkins was jailed for two years after admitting stealing 100,000 from a 90-year-old dementia sufferer A carer who stole 100,000 from a 90-year-old dementia patient has been jailed for two years. Angela Perkins siphoned money from the vulnerable patient's life savings between 2005 and 2010