Top cop raps 3 years for Dami killers
Britain’s ex-top policeman expressed concerns expressed concerns yesterday after it emerged that Damiloa Taylor’s killers could walk free from prison in just three years.
Lord Stevens, who retired from his post as head of the Met police last year, said that it was “not good enough” if Danny and Ricky Preddie were released after such a short period.
The pair could potentially have their manslaughter sentences cut after reductions for time on remand and good behaviour.
Source:- The Sun, Friday 11 August 2006, page 14
Women rescued from sex trade
Two women brought to Britain to work in the sex trade have been rescued by police during a raid on a massage parlour in Birmingham.
Source: Daily Mirror, Friday 11th August, page 31
£170,000 campaign to warn of heroin’s addictive power
A new £170,000 advertising campaign will warn teenagers about the dangers of heroin addiction.
Hugh Henry, the deputy justice minister, launching the second wave of the Know the Score anti-heroin campaign, said the central message is that heroin leads to addiction whether it is smoked or injected.
The five-week campaign is aimed at people aged between 13 and 19 and includes billboard, television and radio adverts.
Source:- The Scotsman, Friday 11 August 2006
Break the habit
Almost all female prisoners are on drugs when they start their sentences, the Scottish Prison Service has admitted.
However, by the end of their sentence almost all are still on drugs. It has raised questions about the lack of services to help prisoners break their addiction.
Source:- The Record, Friday 11 August 2006
City benefit claims fall below 100,000
The number of people on benefit in Glasgow has fallen below 100,000 for the first time in years.
New figures reveal a huge drop in the numbers claiming incapacity and other benefits, have been hailed by civic leaders as a landmark in tackling deprivation.
The survey showed 99,747 Glaswegians claiming benefits, down more than 7000 from last year and a drop of around 21,000 from the peak figure of 121,228 four years ago.
Source:- The Herald, Friday 11 August 2006
Wales needs its own prisons, says judge
Wales needs more prisons to stop so many Welsh prisoners from being incarcerated in England, Wales’ top judge said yesterday.
Sir Roderick Evans said Welsh prisoners’ rehabilitation was suffering due to them being held so far from home.
Source:- Western Mail, Friday August 11 2006