New sentencing guidance for assault

first_imgThe Sentencing Council has today published new guidance to judges and magistrates for assault offences. It aims to ensure a more consistent and proportionate approach to sentencing, with offenders receiving a sentence that reflects the harm they have caused to their victim and their culpability. The present guidance, according to some judges, puts too much emphasis on premeditation, when the evidence suggests that many assault offences are spontaneous and involve minimum premeditation. The guidance covers a wide range of offences of violence, from causing grievous bodily harm with intent to common assault. It apples to all offenders aged 18 and over, and for the first time will be applicable to both the Crown court and magistrates’ court. The council suggests that, under the new regime, there is likely to be an increase in the length of custodial sentences for those who commit the most serious assaults, while the courts will make more use of community sentences for offences at the other end of the spectrum, where little or no physical harm is caused The guidance comes into effect on 13 June this year. Chairman of the Sentencing Council Lord Justice Leveson said: ‘This guideline will increase consistency in sentencing and help ensure offenders receive sentences that accurately reflect the harm they have caused their victim and their culpability. ‘Where serious injury is inflicted, offenders can rightly expect to go to jail, but where very minor or no injuries are caused, sentencers need to apply a proportionate response.’ The new guidance can be found on the Sentencing Council website.last_img read more

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Tom Brady sparks NFL rumours of Raiders move after meeting Mark Davis during UFC 246

first_img FOLLOW US Written By The saga of Tom Brady and Free Agency seems like a game of pinball. Last week, the four-time Super Bowl MVP sparked off rumours of extending his stay with the New England Patriots for the upcoming season in a video posted on his Instagram profile. This week, the Tom Brady rumours seem to have taken another turn and this time, all roads lead to Las Vegas. Also Read | Tom Brady Drops Hint On Social Media Regarding His Destination For Upcoming NFL SeasonTom Brady sparks off rumours of a move to Las Vegas Raiders after being pictured with owner Mark DavisTom Brady made an appearance at UFC 246 to witness Conor McGregor back in action against Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone. While the McGregor fight didn’t last too long, the NFL rumours certainly will. The Patriots star was pictured chatting with Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis at the fight. With Tom Brady’s impending transition into Free Agency this March, the meeting seemed anything but innocuous. However, under the NFL’s tampering rules, the Raiders owner would be flouting the rules if he were to discuss Tom Brady’s future during the chance meeting.  Also Read | NFL Trade Rumours: Lions QB Matthew Stafford Lined Up As Tom Brady’s ReplacementThe rumours about Tom Brady’s move to the Raiders were also given impetus by the words of Raiders general manager Mike Mayock. When asked about the future of Raiders quarterback Derek Carr, Mayock refused to comment on the same, instead, he told a renowned sports publication that his job was to evaluate every position in the team to make the Raiders a better outfit. “And if I can, I will, and if I can’t, I won’t”, Mayock was quoted as saying. Also Read | Tom Brady Quashes NFL Retirement Rumours In Philosophical Instagram Post Last Updated: 20th January, 2020 16:10 IST Tom Brady Sparks NFL Rumours Of Raiders Move After Meeting Mark Davis During UFC 246 The Patriots’ exit from the Wild Card round led to a number of rumours regarding Tom Brady’s NFL future. The Patriots star sparked off some more at UFC 246. SUBSCRIBE TO US First Published: 20th January, 2020 16:10 ISTcenter_img LIVE TV COMMENT Las Vegas an option, Los Angeles even likelier While the Raiders have not been among the more prominent names in the NFL rumours circling Tom Brady’s future, Mark Davis will certainly hope that these rumours gather some traction in the coming weeks. The Los Angeles Chargers have been mooted as a potential destination for Tom Brady. Philip Rivers currently occupies the quarterback sport for the Chargers. However, with his contract with the Chargers expiring this year, Tom Brady could head to Los Angeles for his swansong. He is, after all, a native of California. Also Read | Patrick Mahomes’ Lightning Touchdown Sees Him Anointed As NFL’s Best QB; Watch WATCH US LIVE Colin DCunha last_img read more

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Former President George H.W. Bush Moved Out of ICU

first_imgABC News(HOUSTON) — Doctors treating former President George H.W. Bush and his wife at a Houston hospital said on Monday the former president is out of the ICU, and the former first lady has been discharged.George Bush, 92, was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital on Jan. 14 after exhibiting shortness of breath, and has been treated for pneumonia in the intensive care unit during his stay.Barbara Bush, 91, entered the same hospital Wednesday with bronchitis. President and Mrs @GeorgeHWBush thank their fellow Americans and friends from around the world for their prayers and good wishes. pic.twitter.com/PhpXXGKl6p— Jim McGrath (@jgm41) January 23, 2017Drs. Amy Mynderse and Clint Doerr, who have been treating the Bushes, answered reporters’ questions about their medical treatment Monday morning.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more

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