Crime

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Thursday, April 18, 2019

T2 writer leads tributes to Bradley Welsh after shooting

Bradley Welsh: Tributes paid for Trainspotting 2 actor

Bradley Welsh: Tributes paid for Trainspotting 2 actor

Police are investigating the death of actor Bradley Welsh after he was shot dead in Edinburgh on Wednesday night.

Three convicted of human trafficking in ‘county lines’ case

Three gang members convicted of human trafficking

Three gang members convicted of human trafficking

Three gang members have been convicted of human trafficking offences after they used young children from London to transport and sell drugs in Hampshire as part of 'county lines' gangs.

Rogue traders jailed after scamming elderly victims

Rogue traders jailed after scamming elderly victims

Rogue traders jailed after scamming elderly victims

Two rogue traders have been jailed after scamming elderly victims into paying for unnecessary repairs.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Child image case

Paedophile caught with over a million sex abuse images spared jail

Paedophile caught with over a million sex abuse images spared jail

A 36-year-old man who had more than one million indecent images of children has been spared jail for the third time.

Criminals could be allowed to keep their records from employers

Criminals could be allowed to keep their records from employers

Criminals could be allowed to keep their records from employers

Employers could be kept in the dark about the criminal records of some job applicants under a review of rules by the home secretary.

Man found guilty of attacking four officers after fake 999 call

Student guilty of knife attack on police after fake 999 call

Student guilty of knife attack on police after fake 999 call

A university drop-out has been found guilty of a knife attack on four police officers after they responded to a fake 999 call. 

Monday, April 15, 2019

Monday, April 15, 2019

Man charged over Grenfell tower effigy video

Man charged over Grenfell tower effigy video

Man charged over Grenfell tower effigy video

A 46-year-old man has been charged after a video showing an effigy of the Grenfell Tower being burned was posted online.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Friday, April 12, 2019

Andrew Amdur

Fraudster conned elderly widow out of over £100k

Fraudster conned elderly widow out of over £100k

A 48-year-old man has been convicted of fraud after scamming an elderly widow out of £105,000.

Victims aged seven to 70 subject to upskirting last year

Upskirting law comes into force

Upskirting law comes into force

Upskirting has now become a criminal offence in England and Wales.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Fake car parking company dumped vehicles in field

Fake car parking company dumped vehicles in field

A bogus parking company made a fortune by promising to look after holidaymakers' cars before ditching the vehicles.

Brandon William Pyatt

Serial conman caught after 21 years

Serial conman caught after 21 years

A conman who faced legal action after using Manchester United striker Eric Cantona's image on a range of wines without his permission has been caught after 21 years on the run.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Criminal allowed to stay in UK because of link to gang

Criminal allowed to stay in UK because of link to gang

A Turkish criminal was initially allowed to stay in the UK because a judge said his association with a gang showed that he had integrated into British life.

Hacker

Hacker who blackmailed porn users jailed

Hacker who blackmailed porn users jailed

A hacker who blackmailed porn website users in what investigators say is the UK's most serious cyber crime case has been jailed for over six years.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Monday, April 8, 2019

Army cadet praised Hitler and built bomb, court told

Army cadet praised Hitler and built bomb, court told

An army cadet who praised Adolf Hitler constructed a potential bomb after researching instructions online, a court has heard.

Police officers attacked with knife while attending bogus 999 call, court told

Police officers attacked with knife while attending bogus 999 call, court told

Four police officers were savagely attacked in the line of duty by a knifeman who lured them with a bogus 999 call, a court has heard.

Friday, April 5, 2019

Friday, April 5, 2019

Man who told police operator he strangled his wife found guilty of murder

Man who told 999 operator he strangled his wife found guilty of murder

A east London man who calmly told a 999 operator he had killed his wife has been found guilty of murder.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Aaron Campbell Alesha MacPhail

Alesha MacPhail killer launches appeal

Alesha MacPhail killer launches appeal

The teenager who admitted raping and murdering six-year-old Alesha MacPhail has launched an appeal against his jail sentence.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

‘Slip-and-trip’ fraudster pretended to stumble over juice cartons in supermarket

‘Slip-and-trip’ fraudster pretended to stumble over juice cartons in supermarket

‘Slip-and-trip’ fraudster pretended to stumble over juice cartons in supermarket

A so-called slip-and-trip fraudster has been given a suspended prison sentence after an insurance firm brought what is thought to be the first private prosecution of its kind in the UK.

Woman wins libel battle over ex-husband ‘strangle’ Facebook posts

Woman wins libel battle over ex-husband ‘strangle’ Facebook posts

Woman wins libel battle over ex-husband ‘strangle’ Facebook posts

A woman who said during a series of Facebook posts that her ex-husband tried to strangle her has won a libel battle against him at the UK’s highest court.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

'Political correctness' leading to psychopaths slipping through net

'Political correctness' leading to psychopaths slipping through net

The psychologist who assessed the teenage killer of Alesha MacPhail has blamed “political correctness” for preventing early-years psychopathy screening.

Man arrested over latest Edmonton stabbing

Man arrested over latest Edmonton stabbing

Man arrested over latest Edmonton stabbing

A man in his 30s has been arrested by police investigating a stabbing in Enfield, north London on Tuesday, the Metropolitan Police has said.

Monday, April 1, 2019

Monday, April 1, 2019

Crime

'Legal duty' to report knife crime is government 'passing the blame'

'Legal duty' to report knife crime is government 'passing the blame'

Teachers, nurses and police officers could be held accountable for failing to "spot warning signs" of violent crime among young people, under government plans announced today.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Ross Dawson

'Despicable' thug who robbed pensioner jailed

'Despicable' thug who robbed pensioner jailed

A “despicable” man who carried out a string of violent robberies at knife-point has been jailed for 35 years.

Vladimir Ivanov Glyn Rouse

Man who stabbed stranger because of 'voices in his head' jailed

Man who stabbed stranger because of 'voices in his head' jailed

A young man who killed a stranger after hearing voices in his head has been jailed for life.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Cocaine users have 'blood on their hands' for fuelling knife crime

Cocaine users have 'blood on their hands' for fuelling knife crime

Cocaine users have 'blood on their hands' for fuelling knife crime

Cocaine users have "blood on their hands" and should be fined up to 100 per cent of their income if caught in possession, MPs have heard.

Charges against Jussie Smollett dropped, say his lawyers

Charges against Jussie Smollett dropped, say his lawyers

Charges against Jussie Smollett dropped, say his lawyers

Lawyers for Empire actor Jussie Smollett claim charges alleging he lied to police about being attacked have been dropped.

Tory MP: Teenagers at risk of knife crime should protect themselves 'by being fitter’

Tory MP: Teenagers could protect themselves from knife crime with self defence

Tory MP: Teenagers could protect themselves from knife crime with self defence

Conservative MP Christopher Chope has said teenagers at risk of knife crime should learn self defence rather than carry a knife.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Friday, March 22, 2019

Two arrested after windows smashed at five Birmingham mosques

Two arrested after windows smashed at five Birmingham mosques

Two arrested after windows smashed at five Birmingham mosques

Two men have been arrested after five mosques had their windows smashed in Birmingham.

Christopher Davies

Tory MP admits submitting false expenses invoices

Tory MP admits submitting false expenses invoices

Tory MP Christopher Davies has admitted submitting two false expenses invoices. 

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Gardener ‘cannot explain’ why he painted racist graffiti on neighbour’s door

Gardener unable to explain why he painted racially-aggravated graffiti on neighbour’s door

Gardener unable to explain why he painted racially-aggravated graffiti

A self-employed gardener who "would not say boo to a goose" cannot explain why he painted "no blacks" at the home of a man and his 10-year-old son, a court has heard.

Tattooist ‘Dr Evil’ jailed for removing customers’ ear and nipples

Tattooist jailed for illegal body modifications

Tattooist jailed for illegal body modifications

A tattooist, who was known as Dr Evil, has been jailed for carrying out ear and nipple removals and splitting a customer's tongue.

Aaron Campbell

Teenager sentenced to life for rape and murder of Alesha MacPhail

Teenager sentenced to life for rape and murder of Alesha MacPhail

The 16-year-old boy who abducted, raped and murdered six-year-old Alesha MacPhail has been locked up for at least 27 years.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Glasgow murders

Trio jailed for 'merciless' Glasgow murder

Trio jailed for 'merciless' Glasgow murder

Three people have been jailed for life for the "merciless" murder of a man at a Glasgow flat last year.

Teenager pleads guilty to pushing her friend off a bridge

Teenager pleads guilty to pushing her friend off bridge

Teenager pleads guilty to pushing her friend off bridge

A 19-year-old woman in Washington has pleaded guilty to pushing her friend off a bridge into a river, causing severe injuries.

‘Yellow vest’ protester James Goddard pleads not guilty to harassing MP Anna Soubry

‘Yellow vest’ protester James Goddard pleads not guilty to harassing MP Anna Soubry

‘Yellow vest’ protester pleads not guilty to harassing MP Anna Soubry

The “Yellow vest” protester James Goddard has pleaded not guilty to harassing MP Anna Soubry.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Monday, March 18, 2019

Police release CCTV footage after 98-year-old dies following ‘violent robbery’

Police release CCTV footage after 98-year-old dies following ‘violent robbery’

Police release CCTV footage after 98-year-old dies following ‘violent robbery’

Police have release new CCTV footage after a 98-year-old died following a violent robbery in his home.

Wanted People

Met police to display 'wanted' people on London vans

Met police to display 'wanted' people on London vans

Images of 38 wanted individuals will be displayed on two vans driving around London to encourage the public to come forward with information.

Tram

Three people dead after shooting on tram in Netherlands

Three people dead after shooting on tram in Netherlands

Police have named the suspect in a shooting attack on a tram in the central Dutch city of Utrecht which has left three people dead and nine injured.

Bethan Colebourn

Ex-teacher jailed for life for drowning daughter in bath

Ex-teacher jailed for life for drowning daughter in bath

A former science teacher has been jailed for at least 18 years after drowning her three-year-old daughter in a bath when her marriage broke down.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Theresa May has shown ‘contempt for policing’

Theresa May has shown ‘contempt for policing’

Theresa May has shown ‘contempt for policing’

The national chairman of the Police Federation has said it is “clear” that the home secretary had fought for the £100million extra funding announced on Wednesday, because Theresa May has shown “nothing but contempt for policing”.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Actress avoids jail for identifying Bulger killer

Actress avoids jail for identifying Bulger killer

Actress Tina Malone has narrowly avoided jail after she admitted sharing a social media post identifying one of James Bulger’s killers.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Worldwide web inventor calls for people to ‘come together’ to end its misuse

World Wide Web inventor calls for people to ‘come together’ to end its misuse

World Wide Web inventor calls for people to ‘come together’ to end its misuse

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the worldwide web, has called on the public and politicians to "come together" to end its misuse in a letter to mark the technology's 30th anniversary.

Shop owner offers ‘safe space’ in campaign against knife crime

Shop owner offers ‘safe space’ in campaign against knife crime

Shop owner offers ‘safe space’ in campaign against knife crime

The owner of a clothes shop in south east London is offering refuge to teenagers who fear they may be a victim of knife crime.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Monday, March 11, 2019

Birmingham City fan jailed for assaulting Jack Grealish

Birmingham City fan jailed for assaulting Jack Grealish

Paul Mitchell has been jailed for 14 weeks after assaulting Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish during Sunday's derby.

Boy due in court charged with murder of Jodie Chesney

Teen due in court charged with murder of Jodie Chesney

Teen due in court charged with murder of Jodie Chesney

A 15-year-old boy has been charged with the murder of Jodie Chesney in east London, the Metropolitan Police said.

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Ayub Hassan

15-year-old charged with murder of stabbed teenager

15-year-old charged with murder of stabbed teenager

A 15-year-old boy has been charged with murder, following the fatal stabbing of a 17-year-old in west London.

Friday, March 8, 2019

Friday, March 8, 2019

Coin collector convicted for murdering fellow enthusiast over rare 50p

Coin collector convicted for murdering fellow enthusiast over rare 50p

A coin enthusiast is facing life imprisonment for the “senseless and brutal” murder of a fellow collector over his limited edition Beatrix Potter 50p coins.

Sandwich

German man who poisoned colleagues' sandwiches jailed for life

German man who poisoned colleagues' sandwiches jailed for life

A 57-year-old man has been jailed for life after putting poison in his colleagues' sandwiches.

Shoreham airshow crash pilot cleared of manslaughter

Shoreham airshow crash pilot cleared of manslaughter

Shoreham airshow crash pilot cleared of manslaughter

Families have expressed their "disappointment" and "devastation" after a pilot was cleared over the deaths of 11 men in the Shoreham air crash.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Luton shootout

Luton shootout captured on CCTV

Luton shootout captured on CCTV

Footage has emerged of a gangland shootout between a cyclist and five men in a car on a residential Luton street last year.

Laureline Garcia-Bertaux

Murder investigation launched after body found in Kew

Murder investigation launched after body found in Kew

A murder investigation has been launched after a woman’s body was found in a shallow grave in Kew.

Jack Straw: Theresa May is in ‘complete denial’ over knife crime

Jack Straw: Theresa May is in ‘complete denial’ over knife crime

Jack Straw: Theresa May is in ‘complete denial’ over knife crime

The former Labour Home Secretary has accused the prime minister of being in “complete denial” about the causes of knife crime, after she suggested that there “was no direct correlation between certain crimes and police numbers".

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Lewis Ludlow

Muslim convert who plotted Oxford Street terror attack jailed for life

Muslim convert who plotted Oxford Street terror attack jailed for life

An IS fanatic who planned to kill tourists on Oxford Street has been jailed for life after a judge ruled his extremism "ran very deep".

Father guilty of plotting acid attack on 3-year-old son

Father guilty of plotting acid attack on 3-year-old son

A father and five other men have been found guilty of orchestrating an acid attack on a three-year-old during in a bitter custody battle with the child's mother.

Calling in soldiers to tackle knife crime is ‘nonsense’

Calling in soldiers to tackle knife crime is ‘nonsense’

Calling in soldiers to tackle knife crime is ‘nonsense’

Former Chief Constable of Cambridge Police, Tom Lloyd has described the proposal to bring in the army to deal with knife crime as “nonsense”.

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