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Violent offenders face longer sentences after legal overhaul

Charging officers will have more scope to deal with violent offenders under new guidance. Tougher court tariffs for assaults on officers are available too.

Violent offenders face longer sentences after legal overhaul

Date - 28th May 2021
By - Chris Smith
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Violent offenders will face longer jail terms under new guidance issued by the Sentencing Council to forces and the courts. From 1 July custody officers and investigators will have more options for offences including weapons possession. Magistrates...
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