Crime

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Trio admit involvement in attack on journalist Owen Jones

Three admit involvement in attack on journalist Owen Jones

Three men have admitted being involved in an attack that saw left-wing activist and journalist suffer cuts, swelling and bruising.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Cyber fraudsters who stole tens of thousands of pounds jailed

Cyber fraudsters who stole tens of thousands of pounds jailed

A group of cyber fraudsters who used malicious software to con schools and businesses out of tens of thousands of pounds have been jailed.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Man jailed for fatal 90mph Brixton hit and run

Man jailed for fatal 90mph Brixton hit and run

A man has been jailed after fatally hitting a 24-year-old pedestrian while driving at 90mph in a 30mph zone.

Three guilty of murdering man mistaken for gang member

Three guilty of murdering man mistaken for gang member

Two men and a teenage boy have been convicted of murder after they shot a man they mistakenly thought was a member of a rival gang.

Monday, December 2, 2019

Monday, December 2, 2019

Mourners remember London Bridge terror victims

Mourners remember London Bridge terror victims

Family and friends have gathered to grieve Jack Merritt and Saskia Jones in Cambridge, while politicians paid their respects in London.

Boris Johnson: 74 convicted terrorists on early release

Boris Johnson: 74 convicted terrorists on early release

The government has launched an urgent review into licence conditions of convicted terrorists after two people were killed by an ex-prisoner.

Families pay tribute to victims of London Bridge terror attack

Families pay tribute to victims of London Bridge terror attack

The two people killed in Friday’s London Bridge terror attack have been described by family as "talented, kind and generous".

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Saturday, November 30, 2019

London Bridge killer named as convicted terrorist Usman Khan

London Bridge killer named as convicted terrorist Usman Khan

The London Bridge killer has been named as Usman Khan, a convicted terrorist who had been a member of an al Qaida-inspired group.

Friday, November 29, 2019

Friday, November 29, 2019

Sadiq Khan: London Bridge terrorist ‘worst of humanity’

Sadiq Khan: London Bridge terrorist ‘worst of humanity’

The Mayor of London has commended those at the scene of today's London Bridge terror attack for confronting the “worst of humanity”.

London Bridge stabbing declared terrorist incident

London Bridge stabbing declared terrorist incident

The Metropolitan Police have confirmed a stabbing incident on the bridge was a terrorist attack, with the male suspect shot dead at the scene.

Crossbow killer jailed for 'evil' murder of pregnant ex-wife

Crossbow killer jailed for 'evil' murder of pregnant ex-wife

Ramanodge Unmathallegadoo has been jailed for at least 33 years for shooting his heavily pregnant ex-wife with a crossbow.

Appeal to identify men involved in football match brawl

Appeal to identify men involved in football match brawl

Police are looking for men linked to a fight that broke out before a Tottenham Hotspur match in which groups threw glass bottles and bricks.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Three teen boys plead guilty after 'homophobic' bus incident

Three teen boys plead guilty after 'homophobic' bus incident

Three teenage boys have pleaded guilty to threatening two women on a bus after they refused to perform a sex act.

Grenfell Tower fraudster who claimed over £95k jailed

Grenfell Tower fraudster who claimed over £95k jailed

Alvin Thompson has been jailed for fraud after he falsely claimed to be a Grenfell survivor and received over £95,000 worth of assistance.

Fairground worker who sent 'Anthrax' to female politicians jailed

Fairground worker who sent 'Anthrax' to female politicians jailed

Forty-year-old Richard Hayes has been jailed for sending hoax white powder to female MPs, MEPs and local councillors.

Police apologise for ‘victim-blaming’ safety advice

Police apologise for ‘victim-blaming’ safety advice

Nottinghamshire Police have apologised for a Facebook post warning women not to walk alone at night.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Manchester knife terrorist to serve minimum 11 year jail sentence

Manchester knife terrorist to serve minimum 11 year jail sentence

The terrorist who stabbed three in a frenzied knife attack has been sentenced to life imprisonment, serving a minimum of 11 years.

Bodies of Essex lorry victims returned to Vietnam

Bodies of Essex lorry victims returned to Vietnam

Sixteen of the 39 bodies of Vietnamese nationals who died while being transported to the UK have been returned home.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Met Police 'golden girl' spared jail over child abuse video

Met Police 'golden girl' spared jail over child abuse video

Novlett Robyn Williams has been sentenced to 200 hours community service for possessing a child abuse video sent to her phone by her sister.

Monday, November 25, 2019

Monday, November 25, 2019

Essex lorry deaths: Driver admits illegal immigration charge

Essex lorry deaths: Driver admits illegal immigration charge

Maurice Robinson, 25, has pleaded guilty to plotting to assist illegal immigration after 39 bodies were found in a trailer in Essex.

Friday, November 22, 2019

Friday, November 22, 2019

Soho nightclub rapists jailed

Soho nightclub rapists jailed

Two Italian men who filmed themselves raping a 23-year-old woman in a Soho nightclub have been jailed for seven-and-a-half years each.

Thief who stole cheating footballer’s watch jailed

Thief who stole cheating footballer’s watch jailed

A man who burst into a hotel room to film a footballer in bed with someone who was not his partner has been jailed for 16 months.

Monday, November 18, 2019

Monday, November 18, 2019

Man charged with murder of woman found in wheelie bin

Man charged with murder of woman found in wheelie bin

The body of 39-year-old Nicola Stevenson was found by a dog walker in a wheelie bin in East Sussex.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Criminals being punished falls to lowest level in 50 years

Criminals being punished falls to lowest level in 50 years

The number of offenders being punished for their crimes is at the lowest level in almost half a century, figures suggest.

Man jailed for dialling 999 and belching down phone

Man jailed for dialling 999 and belching down phone

A 28-year-old who repeatedly dialled 999 and belched down the phone at police call handlers has been jailed for 24 weeks.

Surge in child abuse linked to witchcraft beliefs

Surge in child abuse linked to witchcraft beliefs

The number of children in England abused due to a belief in witchcraft has risen by more than 30 per cent in the last three years.

Met Police arrest 17 in human trafficking raids

Met Police arrest 17 in human trafficking raids

The force said it recovered 29 potential human trafficking victims in searches of London addresses that led to 17 arrests this morning.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Cocaine worth £20m smuggled in blocks of frozen meat

Cocaine worth £20m smuggled in blocks of frozen meat

A man has been charged after a stash of cocaine worth more than £20 million wrapped in frozen meat was seized from the back of his lorry.

Tommy Robinson rally attendees sought by police after 'disorder'

Tommy Robinson rally attendees sought by police after 'disorder'

Detectives have released images of 10 protesters suspected of serious disorder at a 'Free Tommy Robinson' demonstration.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Two arrested in London on suspicion of terrorism offences

Two arrested in London on suspicion of terrorism offences

Two men have been arrested in east London on suspicion of terrorism offences, the Metropolitan Police said.

Woman who murdered her two teenage sons jailed for life

Woman who murdered her two teenage sons jailed for life

Sarah Barrass and Brandon Machin have been jailed for life for strangling 13-year-old Tristan Barrass and 14-year-old Blake Barrass.

Uber driver jailed for sexually assaulting 'defenceless' passenger

Uber driver jailed for sexually assaulting 'defenceless' passenger

Temur Shah, 45, was jailed for sexually assaulting a female passenger while she was leaning out of his car door to vomit.

Monday, November 11, 2019

Monday, November 11, 2019

Man jailed for 16 weeks over Remembrance Day firework

Man jailed for 16 weeks over Remembrance Day firework

Stuart Potts, 38, claimed he set off fireworks during the two-minute silence in Salford as a "mark of respect".

Remembrance Sunday silence interrupted by firework in Salford

Remembrance Sunday silence interrupted by firework in Salford

A man has been charged with a public order offence after disrupting a silent tribute at the cenotaph in Eccles, Salford.

Friday, November 8, 2019

Friday, November 8, 2019

Man jailed for firing at police in shooting ‘rampage’

Man jailed for firing at police in shooting ‘rampage’

A 33-year-old man has been jailed for 24 years after he opened fire on police officers with a double-barrelled shotgun in Somerset.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Police appeal one year after burglary led to death of war veteran

Police appeal one year after burglary led to death of war veteran

The Met Police have issued a fresh appeal for information to mark one year since a 98-year-old veteran died after a "violent" burglary.

Monday, November 4, 2019

Monday, November 4, 2019

Eight arrested in Vietnam over Essex lorry deaths

Eight arrested in Vietnam over Essex lorry deaths

The arrests were made by Vietnamese police in connection with the 39 migrants found dead in a lorry in Essex.

Friday, November 1, 2019

Friday, November 1, 2019

Man banned from cathedral after threatening to 'shoot' congregation

Man banned from cathedral after threatening to 'shoot' congregation

David Heney has been banned from Westminster Cathedral for six months after threatening to "shoot up" the congregation, a court heard.

Legal loophole for drivers using mobile phones to be closed

Legal loophole for drivers using mobile phones to be closed

A loophole which enables drivers using their mobiles to escape prosecution if filming or taking photos is to be closed, the government said.

Toddler dies after falling from block of flats

Toddler dies after falling from block of flats

An 18-month-old boy has died after falling from the ninth floor of Stellar House in Tottenham.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Man jailed for attack that left police officer partially blind

Man jailed for attack that left police officer partially blind

Sergeant Andy Gore remains blind in one eye after he was spayed in the face with ammonia while responding to a 999 call in April.

Monday, October 28, 2019

Monday, October 28, 2019

Essex lorry driver accused of role in ‘global smuggling ring’

Essex lorry driver accused of role in ‘global smuggling ring’

A lorry driver accused of the manslaughter of 39 migrants was part of a “global ring” that smuggled people into the UK, a court has heard.

Man jailed for 15 years after ‘devastating’ acid attack

Man jailed for 15 years after ‘devastating’ acid attack

Muhammed Al-Ali will serve at least 15 years in jail after attacking a man with "corrosive liquid", leaving him with life-changing injuries.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Friday, October 25, 2019

Man and woman, 38, arrested over lorry deaths

Man and woman, 38, arrested over lorry deaths

The pair from Warrington, Cheshire, have been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and conspiracy to traffic people.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Passport worker admits stealing photos of girls

Passport worker admits stealing photos of girls

A Passport Office worker has admitted stealing 30 photographs of girls from applications and making indecent images of children.

Rate-of-increase in reports of child sex offences at four-year low

Rate-of-increase in reports of child sex offences at four-year low

The rate of increase in the number of child sex offences reported to police has fallen to its lowest level in four years.

Essex murder case: 39 victims were Chinese nationals

Essex murder case: 39 victims were Chinese nationals

The 39 individuals found dead in the back of a lorry in Essex were all Chinese nationals, it has emerged.

Addresses searched after 39 bodies found in lorry in Essex

Addresses searched after 39 bodies found in lorry in Essex

A 25-year-old man, named in reports as Mo Robinson from Co Armagh, Northern Ireland, remains in custody after 39 bodies were discovered.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Essex lorry had travelled from Belgian village, police say

Essex lorry had travelled from Belgian village, police say

A trailer carrying 39 people who were found dead had travelled from Zeebrugge into Purfleet, Essex, and docked in the Thurrock area.

UK's most wanted man jailed for life over 'grotesque' bar attack

UK's most wanted man jailed for life over 'grotesque' bar attack

Shane O'Brien slashed the neck of 21-year-old Josh Hanson at a west London bar before fleeing the UK in a private plane.

PMQs: Human traffickers should be 'hunted down', says PM

PMQs: Human traffickers should be 'hunted down', says PM

News of the discovery of 39 dead bodies in a lorry in Thurrock, Essex, this morning has dominated Prime Minister's Questions.

Two teenagers sentenced for racist attack on Korean student

Two teenagers sentenced for racist attack on Korean student

Louis Barrett and Bradley Garrett have been sentenced for the hate crime against a Korean university student in Brighton two years ago.

39 bodies found in a container in Essex

39 bodies found in a container in Essex

Essex police have said 39 people have been pronounced dead with "early indications" suggesting 38 are adults and one is aged in their teens.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Motoring journalist prosecuted after filming himself speeding

Motoring journalist prosecuted after filming himself speeding

Joe Achilles was fined more than £600 and given six points on his licence for filming himself driving at nearly 100mph on a Derbyshire road.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Friday, October 18, 2019

Boy 'thrown' from Tate Modern out of intensive care

Boy 'thrown' from Tate Modern out of intensive care

The family of a six-year-old allegedly thrown from the Tate Modern's tenth floor confirmed he is now out of intensive care.

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