Widow wants Highways England prosecuted for manslaughter

A widow who believes Highways England should be prosecuted over the death of her husband on a smart motorway is today staging a protest outside a police headquarters.     Claire Mercer, 44, said future deaths ‘will be blood on the hands of the people running our roads’ as she prepared to mark what would have been … Read more

Dominic Cummings WON’T be prosecuted over ‘coronavirus lockdown breach’

Dominic Cummings faced the media on May 25 to give a day-by-day account of his battle against coronavirus and his controversial journey to his parents’ farm in Durham. The Prime Minister’s top aide faced an hour-long television grilling at Downing Street after it emerged on Saturday he had travelled 260 miles north from London with … Read more

Crooks are increasingly given a caution instead of being prosecuted, new report reveals 

More criminals are escaping with a slap on wrist: Crooks are increasingly given a caution or put on ‘restorative justice’ scheme instead of being prosecuted, new report reveals Study says Covid-19 pandemic had ‘clear and profound’ effect on justice Police are issuing more cautions rather than taking offenders to court during lockdown   Experts fear it … Read more

Doctors and nurses fears they could be prosecuted for switching off Covid patients’ life support

Doctors and nurses are calling for protection from ‘inappropriate legal challenges,’ as they fear criminal investigations could follow decisions to withdraw life support while treating Covid-19 patients. Last November Boris Johnson warned health workers could ‘be forced to choose which patients to treat, who would live and who would die,’ should the NHS become overwhelmed … Read more

Pilot, 66, meant to have flown Emiliano Sala over Channel is being prosecuted over fatal flight

Emiliano Sala died when a plane plunged into the English Channel on January 21 last year The pilot who was meant to have flown footballer Emiliano Sala over the Channel is being prosecuted over the fatal flight, a hearing was told today. David Henderson, 66, a private pilot from Hotham, North Yorkshire, was replaced on … Read more

Pensioners prosecuted for failing to pay BBC licence fee could clog up the courts, MPs warn

Courts could become clogged up with pensioners who get prosecuted for failing to pay their BBC licence fee, warn MPs and campaigners Some over-75s revolting against the fee change say they are willing to risk prison The BBC is prepared to spend £38million chasing down pensioners for payments 1.5million households claiming pension credit are eligible … Read more

No more British troops will be prosecuted over alleged war crimes in Afghanistan

No more British troops will be prosecuted over Afghanistan war crimes, Veteran’s minister Johnny Mercer says after £10m probe was closed without bringing any charges Inquiry by Royal Military Police found no evidence with which to bring charges At peak, investigation looked into 675 criminal allegations from 159 people Comes as UK government proposes laws … Read more