Nottingham Crown Court

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The rear of Nottingham Crown Court from the Nottingham Canal

Nottingham Crown Court, or more formally the High Court of Justice and Crown Court, Nottingham is a Crown Court and High Court of Justice in Nottingham, England.

About[edit]

The building houses Nottingham Crown Court, Nottingham Family Court, The High Court of Justice and Nottingham County Court.

Description[edit]

The building was designed by the Property Services Agency (architects P. Harvard, K. Bates and J. Mansell).[1] It sits on Canal Street in Nottingham. Courts first sat in the building from 1981.

Previously the Crown Court sat in the Shire Hall on High Pavement.

High-profile cases[edit]

  • February 1984 - Conviction of Norman Smith for the murder of Susan Renhard.
  • May 1993 - Conviction of nurse Beverley Allitt for the murder and attempted murder of 13 children at Grantham and Kesteven Hospital.
  • July 2004. Conviction of Alan Pennell, 16, for the murder of Luke Walmsley, 14.[2]
  • May 2005 - Conviction of Peter Williams for the murder of jeweller Marian Bates.[3]
  • October 2005 - Conviction of Mark Kelly and Junior Andrews for the murder of schoolgirl Danielle Beccan.[4]
  • December 2009 - Conviction of Susan Bacon, Michael Bacon and Peter Jacques for the murder of gamekeeper Nigel Bacon[5]
  • 25 January 2010, Stewart Hutchinson jailed for life for the murder of Colette Aram.
  • January 2011 - the collapse of the trial of climate protestors charged with conspiring to shut down Ratcliffe-on-Soar Power Station[6]
  • April 2013 — Conviction of Mick Philpott and others for the manslaughter of six of his children in a house fire in Derby[7]

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Coordinates: 52°56′54″N 1°08′48″W / 52.94833°N 1.14667°W / 52.94833; -1.14667