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Attorney generals office investigates social media posts which may identify Jon Venables

first_imgThe attorney general’s office has announced an inquiry into social media messages which may identify Jon Venables.The posts would be breaking a worldwide injunction on identifying convicted child killer Venables or his co-defendant, Robert Thompson.The pair murdered two-year-old James Bulger in Liverpool in 1993.They were released in 2001 with new identities protected by a court order, preventing anyone from publishing photographs of them or information which could lead to them being identified.The order covers material which is purported to show them, even if it is not actually them. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Ms Carr was also granted a new identity after her release from prison in 2004 after giving her then-boyfriend Huntley a false alibi for the day Soham schoolgirls Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman went missing.Huntley was later convicted of their murder.Only one other former prisoner has lifelong anonymity – former child killer Mary Bell.Earlier this year the attorney general, Jeremy Wright QC, said contempt of court laws were out of step with the modern world and needed to catch up with the social media age.Speaking to the Daily Telegraph, he said members of the public “don’t understand what the Contempt of Court Act says, and probably don’t realise what damage their piece of social media commentary or comment might do”. We have received a complaint that the anonymity order has been breached and we are investigating itSpokesman for the Attorney General’s Office In 2013 two men received suspended sentences for contempt of court after posting photographs on Twitter said to show the two.Now new messages are said to have been posted on social media sites suggesting information which might identify Venables.A spokesman for the Attorney General’s Office said: “We have received a complaint that the anonymity order has been breached and we are investigating it.”Other online messages seem to show the location of Maxine Carr, former girlfriend of Soham murderer Ian Huntley, the Guardian reported.The Attorney General’s office said it had not received a complaint relating to her case but would investigate if it did.last_img read more

New Dando drilling innovations

first_imgDando is continuously looking at ways of improving existing machines and bringing new, innovative products to market to meet the current demands and requirements of the drilling industry. There are a number of latest innovations that include the new two headed Dando Terrier rig. This has been designed to permit the use of a wide range of drilling techniques in the same borehole, using the tried and tested Terrier drive sampling system and powerful Terrier rotary system alternately in the same hole without having to switch.Designed to trip out either drive sampling/SPT rods or rotary drill rods in 4 m lengths, the new Terrier operates by hydraulically sliding the drive sampler or rotary drill into position over the borehole when required. With this new machine it would be possible to sample and perform a standard penetration test to a depth of 15 m+ and then take a core of hard rock to about 50 m.A new safety feature for the Multitec 9000 is a fully automated rod handler which can handle 100 m of rod from a hydraulic indexing rack fitted to the rig. The Dando hands free rod handler is built to lift 168 kg and can handle up to a 6 m length of 4-1/2” RC drill rod from a horizontal position and align the rod with the tilting top head of the drilling rig.The Multitec 4000 is a new addition to Dando’s line of multipurpose top-drive rotary rigs and is the smallest in the range so far. Designed to be ultra-compact, lightweight and easily transportable, the rig has a pullback of 4,000 kgf and is capable of a wide range of drilling techniques in the water, mineral and geotechnical sectors.Dando’s non-conventional gas drilling rig has been specially designed for CBM and shale gas drilling. Ideal for drilling with air, the truck mounted Dando CBM rig boasts the following advantages over conventional drilling rigs:Compact design with a low profile allowing the rig to operate on a smaller footprint than a conventional drilling rigCuts labour costs by reducing the personnel neededMinimum rig-up and displacement procedure timesCapable of a large range of drilling operations; the rig can easily handle 3” 2,000psi circulation piping and range III pipesHigh torque rotary head.last_img read more