Tougher sentences urged for ‘happy slapping’ attacks

    Tougher sentences urged for ‘happy slapping’ attacks
    So-called “happy slappers” who attack vulnerable victims and film the assaults should get stiffer sentences than they would for an unrecorded attack, the body which advises judges on sentencing decisions said yesterday.
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    Concerns grow for nine-year-old girl missing for two nights
    Police in West Yorkshire were last night concerned about a nine-year-old girl who has not been seen since she left school on Tuesday afternoon following a swimming lesson.
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    Gun that killed Rhys Jones found, say police
    Police said yesterday that they had found the gun that killed 11-year-old Rhys Jones on his way home from football practice six months ago.
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    Tesco wants ministers to ban cheap alcohol
    The supermarket giant Tesco will today break ranks and call on the government to ban the sale of cut-price alcohol.
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    Migrants to earn citizenship during probationary period
    A new immigration status of “probationary citizen” lasting from one to three years is to be introduced by ministers as part of a system of “earned citizenship” to encourage more non-EU migrants who settle in Britain to apply for a UK passport.
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    Delayed DNA checks let serious criminals reoffend
    An inquiry is under way into how a blunder by the Crown Prosecution Service left serious criminals from the Netherlands free to commit further crimes in Britain
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    ‘Well note’ scheme reform
    Alan Johnson, the Health Secretary, has confirmed that family doctors will be required to tell employers what tasks sick workers can still perform in a new “well note”
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    Innocent mother wins back children
    A mother has been reunited with two of her three children, more than five years after they were taken into care when she was wrongly accused of harming one of them
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    Chat room charges
    A soldier logged on to internet chat rooms in a cybercafé to try to orchestrate the kidnapping of young children he planned to drug and sexually assault, a jury at Swansea Crown Court heard.
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    Influx of migrants brings a ‘brain gain’ for the UK
    Britain is experiencing a “brain gain” as the number of highly skilled immigrants outweighs those leaving the country, an international study showed yesterday.
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    ‘Free NHS from Government interference’
    An NHS constitution should be used to free the health service from the day-to-day interference of Government ministers, doctors’ representatives have claimed.
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    Cameron: ban forced marriages
    The Conservative leader David Cameron will call for forced marriages to be outlawed if the current legislation proves inadequate for tackling the issue.
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    Bridgend’s mood turns from shock to anger
    Jenna Parry was the 17th young person believed to have taken their own life in this part of South Wales since January 2007.
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