Press release: Birmingham road-rage attacker has sentence increased after Solicitor General’s referral

first_imgA man who drove over another man in an act of road-rage will spend longer in prison after the Solicitor General, Robert Buckland QC MP, referred his original sentence to the Court of Appeal as unduly lenient.In July 2017, Shahid Ali, 43, shouted and swore at his victim before deliberately driving over him at a slow speed. Ali blamed his victim for holding up traffic along Brighton Road in Balsall Heath. He then drove away and attempted to conceal his involvement by cleaning his car using abrasive materials and hiding his phone.Patrick Colbert, who was in Birmingham celebrating his 35th birthday, was left with severe brain injuries, fractures to his skull, ribs, and sternum, and collapsed lungs. He will likely suffer long-term complications from these injuries, and requires professional care.Ali was originally sentenced at Birmingham Crown Court in April, where he was sentenced to 12 years’ imprisonment. Today, after the Solicitor General’s referral, the Court of Appeal increased his sentence to 15 years.Commenting on the sentence increase, the Solicitor General said: Ali made a deliberate choice to carry out an horrific act, and further to this attempted to conceal his actions. I am pleased that the Court of Appeal has agreed to increase Ali’s sentence, and hope that this brings his victim some comfort.last_img read more

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Turkish Petroleum Extends Polarcus Support Services Deal

first_imgPolarcus has been awarded a one-year extension of the support services agreement with Turkish Petroleum.The deal follows the extension of the support services agreement secured in January 2016, covering seismic operational support, maritime management and crewing support.The initial contract was completed in 2013 when Polarcus agreed the sale and re-flagging of the 8-streamer 3D seismic vessel Polarcus Samur combined with the provision of the support services. The vessel was repainted red and white in the design of the new vessel owner and renamed Barbaros Hayreddin Pasa.The total value of the first collaboration arrangement, including the sale of the vessel, was approximately $213 million. The value of the next two extensions was not disclosed.Subsea World News Stafflast_img

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MES Delivers Bulk Carrier SBI Apollo

first_imgzoom Japanese Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (MES) has completed and delivered the Supramax bulk carrier SBI Apollo to NYSE-listed dry bulk owner and operator Scorpio Bulkers.The 60,000 dwt vessel, ordered in December 2013, is the shipbuilder’s 16th Eco-Ship of neo60BC design.With a length of 200 meters and a width of 32.3 meters, the bulker was delivered at Mitsui’s Chiba Works on October 4, 2016.Featuring four cranes and five cargo holds, the vessel is designed for loading various cargoes like coal, ore, grain, as well as lengthy/heavy cargo such as steel pipe and hot coil.SBI Apollo’s main engine, MITSUI-MAN B&W Diesel Engine 6S50ME-B9.3, complies with MARPOL NOx restriction (Tier-II) for exhaust gas emissions.Considering strengthened restriction for SOx, the ship has low sulfur fuel oil tanks, which are designed for operation in ECA (Emission Control Areas), according to MES.last_img read more

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