Frankland on trial

On Wednesday 9 November 2011, after eight hours of deliberation, a jury at Newcastle Crown Court revealed its final verdict on the trial of Kevan Thakrar – not guilty of any of the five charges he faced. The verdict would usually have...

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When life means life

Strasbourg judges have dismissed an appeal from, Jeremy Bamber, Douglas Vintner and Peter Moore, that their ‘whole-life’ sentences should be struck down because they have no hope of release. The three – some of the 46 prisoners in the UK...

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