There have been growing calls for a former teacher, who was jailed for secretly filming his pupils at a private school in Bristol, to face a longer sentence.
The Crown Prosecution Service asked the Attorney General to review the case of Jonathan Thomson-Glover, believing his sentence was unduly lenient. However it's been confirmed that the 53 year-old's case will not be re-opened.
The former teacher, from Wadebridge in Cornwall, was jailed for 3 years 9 months after admitting making indecent images of children through hidden cameras at a Bristol boarding school.
"While consideration was given to reviewing the sentence passed, the offences to which Jonathan Thomson-Glover pleaded guilty are not offences that can be referred to the AG as unduly lenient. Only certain offences can be referred and these are set out in the Criminal Justice Act 1988 and various orders made under that Act. Offences of taking, making and possessing indecent images are not included.”
A former teacher in Bristol has been jailed after admitting making indecent images of scores of children using hidden cameras at a boarding school and another property.
Jonathan Thomson-Glover, 53, who taught at Clifton College, pleaded guilty to 36 counts of making, taking and possessing indecent images of children.
Abuse lawyer Oliver Jeffcott, of Slater and Gordon, who represents one of the victims, said: "My client's family have been in tears after hearing the news that he had pleaded guilty and will be jailed.
"Whilst they are relieved his guilty plea has spared them the trauma of having to give evidence in court, they do not feel that a prison sentence of three years and nine months is sufficient, given the appalling breach of trust."
He added: "These crimes have caused huge distress to pupils over the last 12 months at a time when they should have been free to focus on their exams.Instead, both they and their families have been left distraught by these dreadful offences."
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A former teacher has been jailed after admitting making indecent images of scores of children using hidden cameras at a boarding school in Bristol.
Jonathan Thomson-Glover, who taught at Clifton College in Bristol, pleaded guilty to 36 counts of making, taking and possessing indecent images of children.
Thomson-Glover, of Wadebridge, Cornwall, was jailed for three years and nine months by Judge David Ticehurst at Taunton Crown Court.
The charges relate to more than 120 victims filmed by hidden cameras at Clifton College and an address in Cornwall over a 16-year period.
Ex Clifton College housemaster Jonathan Thomson Glover has been sent to jail for 3 yrs 9 mths for filming teenagers having sex at the school
A former Bristol teacher has pleaded guilty to making indecent images of children through hidden cameras at a boarding school and another property.
Jonathan Thomson-Glover, who taught at Clifton College, is accused of 36 counts of making, taking and possessing indecent images of children.
It is understood the charges relate to more than 120 victims who were allegedly filmed by cameras at Clifton College and an address in Cornwall over a 16-year period.
Thomson-Glover, of Wadebridge, Cornwall, is appearing before Judge David Ticehurst at Taunton Crown Court.
He was charged following a joint investigation between Avon and Somerset Police and Devon and Cornwall Police.
Former Clifton college teacher Jonathan Thomson glover pleads guilty to 36 counts of taking, making and possession of indecent images
A former Bristol public school teacher is due to appear at Taunton Crown Court later, charged with making indecent images of children through hidden cameras.
Jonathan Thomson-Glover of Wadebridge in Cornwall, who taught at Clifton College, is accused of 36 counts of making, taking and possessing indecent images of children.
It is understood the charges relate to more than 120 victims allegedly filmed at the college and an address in Cornwall over 16 years.
A cat that was injured in a car crash in April has taken to hydrotherapy treatment like a fish to water.
Two-year-old Buddy was taken in by the Clay County Cat Care rescue centre after the accident near his home in St Austell. The charity has spent more than £2,000 for his treatment, thanks to donations from all over Cornwall.
It's a common-held belief that cats are afraid of water but Buddy is a bengal and loves the wet stuff.
The charity owner, Leanne Kent, says the water therapy has done wonders for Buddy.
She has filmed Buddy in the pool at Hawksland in Wadebridge. It is usually reserved for horses and dogs.
A former teacher at a top public school in the west country has appeared in court charged with using hidden cameras to spy on scores of pupils. Jonathan Thomson-Glover, 53, lives at Wadebridge in Cornwall. He was a head of house at £30,000-a-year Clifton College in Bristol where he taught German for 31 years.
Mr Thomson-Glover appeared before Taunton Magistrates to face 36 counts of making, taking and possessing indecent images of children. The charges relate to between 120 and 160 alleged victims, who were between 12 and 17 at the time of filming, and span a 16-year period.
He is accused of installing cameras in various locations around the prestigious Bristol school and at one other address. Mr Thomson-Glover did not enter a plea. He was bailed to appear before Taunton Crown Court on August 17.
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Now lambs are normally associated with Easter but one farm in Cornwall has been blessed with rather a lot of them this Christmas.
The quadruplets came as a surprise at Wendy Eustice's farm in Wadebridge - only three were spotted when the mum had a scan. They are the first foursome to have been born there in 23 years - and another ewe is also expecting quads.
It's thought it might have something to do with the mild climate.
It certainly does seem a little bit magical. No surprise then that Wendy's sons George and Samuel have named the new arrivals after four characters from their favourite Harry Potter books: Harry, Ron, Hermione and Molly.
Here is a short clip of the foursome down on the farm. We challenge you not to say aah... or perhaps baa...