Gala Coral pays out £880,000 over gambler who stole to feed habit

Gambling Commission says bookmaker failed to inquire about source of man’s wealth before he was jailed for theft Gala Coral has promised to improve its anti-money laundering and social responsibility processes. Photograph: Islandstock/Alamy The bookmaker Gala Coral has agreed with the gambling regulator to pay out nearly £880,000 after taking hundreds of thousands of pounds…

Fears over credit for guilty plea

Criminal defence solicitors are expected to oppose proposed replacement guidelines on sentence reductions for early guilty pleas. The Sentencing Council says it wants to ensure that reductions for guilty pleas ‘should be applied fairly and consistently and that the guideline should encourage defendants who are guilty to plead guilty as early in the court process…

Hillsborough disaster verdict: Police and survivors who had testimonies altered call for criminal action

‘Call me an old fashioned bobby, but that is criminal,’ says officer whose statement was changed A banner reading ‘Truth’ and ‘Justice’ hangs from Liverpool’s Saint George’s Hall Getty Police officers and Hillsborough survivors whose testimonies were altered by police to create the impression that Liverpool fans caused the 1989 football stadium tragedy have called for…