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Plymouth gunman faced no charges or caution for vicious assault last year

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The Plymouth gunman was not charged or cautioned after he carried out a vicious assault in a city park last year, but instead was allowed to take part in a four-month rehabilitation scheme, it has emerged. Jack Daviso...

Fishmongers’ Hall attacker deemed ‘high risk’ year before assault

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There was intelligence that Usman Khan “might commit an attack” when released from prison a year before his deadly terror assault at London’s Fishmongers’ Hall, an inquest has heard. Khan, a convicted terrorist who ha...

Ex-Tory MP fails in bid to appeal against jail term for sexual assault

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The former Conservative MP Charlie Elphicke has failed in an attempt to seek leave to appeal against his two-year sentence for sexual assaults against two women. The judge who oversaw his trial was right to conclude t...

NSW police passed up SA offer to take statement alleging sexual assault against Christian Porter

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The New South Wales police passed up an offer by South Australian police to take a statement alleging sexual assault against Christian Porter – apparently without putting the option to the victim – new documents revea...

Imran Ahmad Khan: Tory MP in sexual assault case had oddball reputation

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Imran Ahmad Khan liked to be noticed. Wandering around Westminster in a pinstripe suit with a cane, he looked and sounded like a Conservative MP from another era, calling colleagues “old boy” and “dear chap”, despite ...

Ex-Labour MP Mike Hill facing possible criminal inquiry over sexual assault claims

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A former Labour MP is facing a possible criminal inquiry after an employment tribunal ruled that he repeatedly sexually assaulted and harassed a parliamentary staff member before victimising her when she refused his a...

More laws are not the answer: the case for restorative justice to address sexual assault

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When the New South Wales police commissioner, Mick Fuller, raised the idea of using an app to record ­consent before sex, Arlia Fleming’s first thought was that it was an “absurd” idea. Her second thought was that it ...

Oxford postgrad says sexual assault complaint was met with hostility

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Students at an Oxford University college have accused staff of disregarding their welfare after a postgrad who alleged she was sexually assaulted said she was treated with hostility after making a complaint. Harriet, ...

The fightback starts now! Here’s how the BBC can survive the Tory assault

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Debates on the future of the broadcaster that hits its 100th birthday this year always become Hamlet-like: BBC or not BBC? With centenary celebrations muted this week by the culture secretary, Nadine Dorries, freezing...

Can an assault weapons ban reduce killings if firearms last 100 years?

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Six days before a man shot and killed 10 people, he legally purchased the military-style firearm he used for the crime. The incident – one of three recent mass shootings – yet again renewed a public debate about banni...

Former world darts champion Ted Hankey jailed for sexual assault

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The former world darts champion Ted Hankey has been jailed for two years after he was caught on camera sexually assaulting a young woman. The 54-year-old, who it was said had shown “more self-pity than remorse”, dabbe...

Reporting sexual assault felt like ‘talking to a wall’, deaf woman tells disability inquiry

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When Catherine Dunn went to tell a university wellbeing officer she had been sexually assaulted, a lack of appropriate services left her feeling like she was “talking to a wall”. Dunn, who is deaf, was assaulted as a ...

London tech investor drops cofounder charged with sexual assault

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A millionaire former leader of one of London’s most prominent technology investment firms has been removed from the company after a sexual assault charge. Stefan Glänzer, a cofounder of Passion Capital, will appear at...

As a new year dawns expect a fresh assault on big tech

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The thing about history is that it sometimes repeats itself. As far as the tech industry is concerned, we saw that in the year just ended and it looks as though we’re about to see it again in the year that’s just begu...

Panthers coach resigns amid fallout from Blackhawks’ sexual assault allegations

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Joel Quenneville resigned as coach of the Florida Panthers on Thursday. His decision came two days after he was among those implicated for not swiftly responding to sexual assault allegations when he was coach of the ...

Ted Hankey, former world darts champion, charged with sexual assault

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The former world darts champion Ted Hankey has been charged with sexual assault. A Cheshire Police spokesman said the 54-year-old has been charged in relation to an incident in Cheshire in September last year. A polic...

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