Court judgements

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21 Dec 2009 - England, Wales
Taking one year with another, well over a hundred prisoners commit suicide every year in the prisons of England and Wales. Among them are many psychiatrically disturbed individuals, some of them under or barely at the age of majority, who ought...
18 Dec 2009 - Republic of Ireland
The defendant is a 91 year old Dublin man. The plaintiff is his granddaughter. She is now aged twenty-four. In these civil proceedings she claims that her childhood was ruined, and her adult life diverted in alcoholism, depression and chaos because...
16 Dec 2009 - England, Wales
The offences of which he was convicted were two assaults by penetration on a child under 13, one assault by penetration, two rapes of a child under the age of 13, four other rapes, two attempted rapes, four sexual assaults on a child under the age...
16 Dec 2009 - Scotland
The complainer (then aged 21) stood trial on 12 August 2009, charged with a contravention of section 5(1)(a) of the Road Traffic Act 1988. The only point at issue was whether the police officers who administered the breath test complied with their...
15 Dec 2009 - England, Wales
Billy Ward, aged 21, was stabbed to death in the early hours of Saturday 8th December 2007 near a bus stop at Gravel Hill in Croydon. A pathologist subsequently identified ten wounds. The cause of his death was stab wounds to his chest. One wound...
10 Dec 2009 - England, Wales
C W, born on 9 January 1992 and therefore now aged 17 but rising 18, applies to this court to be joined as a defendant to proceedings brought by her father, M W, ("the father") under the Child Abduction and Custody Act 1985 and the Hague...
10 Dec 2009 - Republic of Ireland
This case gives rise to difficult issues concerning the care and welfare of a child born to his mother the first named respondent PL. PL is in a committed relationship with the second named respondent BM. They are a lesbian couple and entered into a...
09 Dec 2009 - Scotland
Constable David Coulthard was called to a disturbance in Cambusnethan Street during the evening of 12 November 2005. At 8.30 pm he spoke to the two appellants and Douglas Birnie. Mr Birnie was sober, but the appellants were drunk, "very...
08 Dec 2009 - Scotland
The appellant was convicted after trial in the High Court at Glasgow of a charge of murder. The appellant had faced that charge with two co-accused, Alexander Leith and Paul Pollin. At an early stage in the proceedings the co-accused Pollin pled...
07 Dec 2009 - England, Wales
This case concerns two young children who live with their mother at an address known to the relevant local authority, the police and the court, but not to the father or to any member of his family. The local authority have brought care proceedings...