News Archive

    December 2013

  1. Sex offenders facing longer sentences

    12 December 2013

    Sex offenders who abuse their position of power will face longer jail terms under new sentencing guidelines due out next year.  An updating of the decade-old previous guidance means the sentences imposed will more accurately reflect the offender’s behaviour. Other factors to be taken into account by courts might be grooming activity, lies about age and whether the [...]

  2. Nuneaton rapist jailed over 20 years after attack

    6 December 2013

    An amateur boxer who brutally raped a Nuneaton mother as she walked home from a night out more than 20 years ago has finally been brought to justice. Mark Anthony Harrison has been told he faces a “very lengthy prison sentence” after being found guilty of rape and grievous bodily harm at Warwick Crown Court. [...]

  3. Blue Sky Centre client sees justice done as attacker gets 16 year sentence

    6 December 2013

    A rapist who forced his way into a Warwickshire home before attacking the occupant has been jailed for 16 years. Daniel McGrath, 34, committed the attack in Stratford-upon-Avon on July 7 before escaping, sparking a police manhunt that lasted five days and focused on four counties. McGrath, of Shottery Road, Stratford, was arrested in Swansea [...]

  4. World President of Mothers Union visits Blue Sky Centre

    3 December 2013

    We were delighted to show Lynne Tembey, the World President of the Mothers Union, around the Centre.  The Mothers Union are very generous supporters of the service we provide and supply individual toiletry bags comprising shower essentials for the use of our clients who can then take them home with them.  Centre Deputy Manager Cheryl Evans [...]

  5. Community Life Asda

    2 December 2013

    Asda Community Life makes grants available to local charities, projects and schools with an aim to support them and promote success. The Blue Sky Centre was nominated for such a fund and Asda made a charitable £50 donation to the Centre. Our deputy manager Cheryl Evans accepted this donation from Pudsey. Cheryl said “It was [...]

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