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assizes

formerly in England and Wales, the sessions, usually held four times a year, of the principal court in each county, exercising civil and criminal jurisdiction, attended by itinerant judges: replaced in 1971 by Crown Courts. The term has been used in Scotland and now covers a block of time over which a number of cases are listed to be dealt with by the High Court of Justiciary.
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09EIGHT men appeared in Liverpool Assizes as part of an alleged conspiracy to steal goods from the docks.
1966: Ian Brady and Myra Hindley, the Moors murderers, were found guilty at Chester Assizes and sentenced to life imprisonment.
The Paphos Sewerage Board (SAPA) trial involving alleged kickbacks paid to municipal officials, and misappropriation of public funds, was adjourned and rescheduled for February 11 by the Assizes Court on Wednesday.
One learned judge at the Glamorgan Assizes in June 1894 said: "Year by year, month by month and almost week by week, Mary Ann Street furnishes chapter after chapter to the criminal annals of Cardiff.
Until 1881, the Court of Assizes was held in its Main Hall and the barred cell and 'cage' in which prisoners were confined can still be seen today.
Former Daily Mirror crime reporter Brian Crowther, now 79, was at Chester Assizes when Brady and Hindley stood trial for their appalling crimes in 1966.
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Real Deal WITH regards to the chairs, Jeffreys became known as "the hanging judge" for the part he played in the Bloody Assizes, the series of trials that took place in the aftermath of the Battle of Sedgemoor which put an end to the Monmouth Rebellion.
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In this meeting the following legal rules of conduct or assizes were established: The mort d'ancestor (i.
Straffen, from Bath, appeared at Somerset Assizes in October 1951 charged with murdering two other schoolgirls - nine-year-old Cicely Batstone and six-year-old Brenda Goddard - but was found unfit to stand trial and sent to Broadmoor high-security hospital.
Fellow soldiers told an inquest at Oxford's Old Assizes how Cpl Pritchard, originally from Edinburgh, was in a Land Rover leading a four-vehicle convoy heading for Kuwait.