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Knife Crime

by martingosscolchesterppc on 8 November, 2019

In response to Will Quince’s letter on knife crime – five years ago, in response to high-profile knife attacks, backbench Conservatives proposed a new law: mandatory prison sentences for those caught carrying a knife for the second time. It sounded tough, and MPs spoke of “sending a message” to stop people carrying knives. But, as […]

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County Court closure threat to local justice

by martingosscolchesterppc on 28 July, 2019

County Court closure threat to local justice The closure of Colchester County Court has put local people who need to pursue civil and family law cases at a huge disadvantage – and without adequate Legal Aid for those facing evictions it is likely that serious miscarriage of justice will happen. That is the stark warning from […]

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