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Magistrates to toughen approach on assaults with new guidelines

Magistrates to consider 'aggravating elements' to assaults on police including premeditation.

More detailed sentencing rules are currently under consultation by the Sentencing Council

More detailed sentencing rules are currently under consultation by the Sentencing Council

Date - 19th September 2019
By - Chris Smith
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From next month, magistrates will begin using a new general guideline in cases where a police officer has been assaulted which takes into account 'aggravating elements.'  This will alllow them to pass more complex cases up to Crown...
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