From today, a series of new offences and sentences come into effect under the Legal Aid Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012.
- ‘Two strikes’ - Mandatory life sentence for people convicted of a second very serious sexual or violent offence
- New Extended Determinate Sentence - sentence for dangerous criminals convicted of serious sexual and violent crimes with no automatic release from prison halfway through their sentence.
- Knife possession - Anyone who uses a knife or offensive weapon to threaten and endanger others will face a mandatory custodial sentence.
- Dangerous driving - causing serious injury by dangerous driving will carry a maximum five year custodial sentence.
More top news
Ramona Marquez, Daniel Roche and Tyger Drew-Honey, who starred alongside Hugh Dennis and Claire Skinner, have been pictured together again.
'Why are Ucas sending me tampons?' one university-wannabe asked as dozens more took to Twitter over the unusual correspondence.
His mother Princess Diana was killed in a car crash in Paris in 1997 when he was just 12 and his brother William was 15.