Crime

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

‘Predator’ who disguised himself before sexual assault found guilty

‘Predator’ who disguised himself before sexual assault found guilty

“Dangerous” Mark Brown, 30, of Newington Green was found guilty of sexual assault following a trial at Wood Green Crown Court on Friday.

Monday, July 6, 2020

Monday, July 6, 2020

Dangerous driver who killed 87-year-old jailed for life

Dangerous driver who killed 87-year-old jailed for life

Gavin Collins, 39, has been sentenced to life in prison after he killed an 87-year-old grandfather when he crashed into him in a stolen car.

Met Police accused of racism in athlete stop and search row

Met Police accused of racism in athlete stop and search row

The Metropolitan Police has defended a stop and search incident after officers were accused of racism by Team GB sprinter Bianca Williams.

Friday, June 26, 2020

Friday, June 26, 2020

Teenager who threw child from Tate Modern ‘may never be released’

Teenager who threw child from Tate Modern ‘may never be released’

Jonty Bravery, now 18, will spend at least 15 years behind bars for attempted murder after the incident at the London attraction last year.

Glasgow: Police officer stabbed and suspect shot

Glasgow: Police officer stabbed and suspect shot

A police officer has been stabbed in Glasgow, the Scottish Police Federation has confirmed. A man has been shot by an armed officer.

Two jailed for 15-second fatal stabbing

Two jailed for 15-second fatal stabbing

Two men have been jailed after 40-year-old Gavin Garraway was stabbed to death in an attack that lasted just 15 seconds in March last year.

Around 140 officers injured in three weeks, says commissioner

Around 140 officers injured in three weeks, says commissioner

The UK’s most senior police officer has said that around 140 of her colleagues have been injured in London in the last three weeks.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Brixton: 22 police officers injured in street party violence

Brixton: 22 police officers injured in street party violence

Footage on social media showed police vehicles being smashed and officers pelted with bottles and chased during clashes with a large crowd.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Man fined for branding Irishman a ‘leprechaun’ in email threat

Man fined for branding Irishman a ‘leprechaun’ in email threat

A man in Aberdeen has reportedly been fined £280 after branding his ex-girlfriend’s new Irish partner a “leprechaun” in threatening message.

Monday, June 22, 2020

Monday, June 22, 2020

Priti Patel gives counter terrorism forces ‘unequivocal backing’

Priti Patel gives counter terrorism forces ‘unequivocal backing’

The Home Secretary reiterated the government’s pledge to get tougher on sentencing following the stabbing in Reading on Saturday.

Reading attack: Security minister says lessons will be learnt

Reading attack: Security minister says lessons will be learnt

James Brokenshire told talkRADIO the government will continue to review sentencing and deportation policies following a stabbing in Reading.

Monday, June 15, 2020

Monday, June 15, 2020

Man who urinated next to PC Palmer memorial jailed

Man who urinated next to PC Palmer memorial jailed

Andrew Banks, 28, admitted urinating beside the memorial to the officer, who was stabbed to death in the 2017 Westminster terror attack.

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Hackney: Two arrested after video shows 'attack' on police

Hackney: Two arrested after video shows 'attack' on police

Two men, aged 20 and 38, have been arrested on suspicion of assaulting police after footage emerged of an "attack" on two officers.

Friday, May 15, 2020

Friday, May 15, 2020

Police and CPS apologise over Covid-19 law enforcement errors

Police and CPS apologise over Covid-19 law enforcement errors

Police chiefs and prosecutors have apologised after dozens of people in England and Wales were wrongly charged under new coronavirus laws.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Thursday, May 14, 2020

‘Despicable’: Man jailed for coughing at police officer

‘Despicable’: Man jailed for coughing at police officer

Mark Wright, 23, was handed a six-month prison sentence after he coughed in an officer’s face and claimed he had coronavirus in Newcastle.

Friday, May 8, 2020

Friday, May 8, 2020

Police appeal to identify men in connection to sexual offences

Police appeal to identify men in connection to sexual offences

The Metropolitan Police have released images of men they would like to speak to in connection to a series of unrelated incidents.

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Extremist admits terrorism and explosive offences

Extremist admits terrorism and explosive offences

Filip Golon Bednarczyk, 25, pleaded guilty to having explosives and a collection of instructions on how to make homemade bombs.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Police release ‘chilling’ footage of knifeman lunging at officers

Police release ‘chilling’ footage of knifeman lunging at officers

Officers were responding to a routine noise complaint when they were confronted by a man wielding a kitchen knife with an eight-inch blade.

Monday, May 4, 2020

Monday, May 4, 2020

Police appeal to identify fraudsters who conned victim out of £100k

Police appeal to identify fraudsters who conned victim out of £100k

The Met Police have released E-fit images to help identify two men involved in a fraud that cost its victim more than £100,000 of savings.

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Man arrested after two toddlers stabbed to death in Ilford

Man arrested after two toddlers stabbed to death in Ilford

A 40-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a 19-month-old and a three-year-old were stabbed to death in east London.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

NHS worker stabbed to death days before father’s funeral

NHS worker stabbed to death days before father’s funeral

NHS worker David Gomoh was stabbed multiple times in a “ferocious assault” shortly after his father died from an illness linked to Covid-19.

Man jailed for attacking police dog after being refused travel

Man jailed for attacking police dog after being refused travel

The 29-year-old became violent after being refused travel by British Transport Police at Nottingham railway station during lockdown.

Monday, April 27, 2020

Monday, April 27, 2020

Man, 20, stabbed to death at Smethwick shopping centre

Man, 20, stabbed to death at Smethwick shopping centre

The victim had suffered knife injuries and died before he could be taken on board the air ambulance which had been called to the scene.

‘Horrifying’: Toddler and three-year-old stabbed to death

‘Horrifying’: Toddler and three-year-old stabbed to death

A one-year-old girl and a three-year-old boy have been stabbed to death in an east London property, the Metropolitan Police have said.

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Knife crime hits record high in England and Wales

Knife crime hits record high in England and Wales

The number of knife crimes in England and Wales rose seven per cent last year, though overall crime dropped by an estimated five percent.

Monday, April 20, 2020

Monday, April 20, 2020

Officer threatens to arrest man by ‘making something up’

Officer threatens to arrest man by ‘making something up’

“Who are they going to believe me or you?”, the police officer asked after having threatened to “make something up” to get the man arrested.

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Priti Patel condemns ‘shameful’ arson attack on police van

Priti Patel condemns ‘shameful’ arson attack on police van

Cleveland Police are looking for information after one of its emergency response vans was torched and destroyed in Middlesbrough last night.

Friday, April 10, 2020

Friday, April 10, 2020

Officer bitten in ‘vicious’ attack while explaining lockdown rules

Officer bitten in ‘vicious’ attack while explaining lockdown rules

A 21-year-old police constable suffered a serious bite while she attempted to explain the coronavirus guidelines to a member of the public.

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Lockdown: Police ‘days away’ from checking shopping trolleys

Lockdown: Police ‘days away’ from checking shopping trolleys

A Northamptonshire Police chief said a “three-week grace period” is over and officers would get tougher if people continue to ignore rules.

Two arrests after pair lick hands and wipe on supermarket goods

Two arrests after pair lick hands and wipe on supermarket goods

Inspector James Martin, of Lancashire Police, said it was “flabbergasting” that such an incident should take place amid the Covid-19 crisis.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

‘If you cough at police, expect to be Tasered’, warns ex-officer

‘If you cough at police, expect to be Tasered’, warns ex-officer

The retired officer and police protection campaigner condemned those who have "such contempt for society" that they put police at risk.

Essex lorry deaths: Driver admits manslaughter

Essex lorry deaths: Driver admits manslaughter

Maurice Robinson, 25, has pleaded guilty to manslaughter after 39 bodies were discovered in the back of a refrigerated truck last October.

Jail for thief who stole coronavirus face masks

Jail for thief who stole coronavirus face masks

Lerun Hussain, 34, was handed the 12 week jail term for stealing three surgical masks from King’s College Hospital in London.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Man jailed for coronavirus cough against police officer

Man jailed for coronavirus cough against police officer

Michael Gray, 41, coughed at and threatened to spit on two officers, saying he hoped they got coronavirus and passed it onto their children.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Coronavirus: Man jailed for coughing on police officer

Coronavirus: Man jailed for coughing on police officer

Adam Lewis, 55, was jailed for six months in what is thought to be London’s first jail term for a Covid-19 related incident involving a PC.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Suspects use coronavirus as ‘weapon’ by coughing at officers

Suspects use coronavirus as ‘weapon’ by coughing at officers

Essex Police said such offences are “unacceptable” during this “challenging time” after reports of officers being coughed at and assaulted.

Monday, March 30, 2020

Monday, March 30, 2020

Man fined £500 for breaking lockdown rules at Tesco

Man fined £500 for breaking lockdown rules at Tesco

Steven Mackie told police “I can do what I want” before being arrested for flouting emergency coronavirus restrictions twice in 15 minutes.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Parents ‘beyond devastated’ after girl fatally stabbed in park

Parents ‘beyond devastated’ after girl fatally stabbed in park

Seven-year-old Emily Jones was randomly attacked by a stranger in Queen's Park, Bolton, on Sunday and died a short time later.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Two jailed for ‘horrific spate’ of armed robberies

Two jailed for ‘horrific spate’ of armed robberies

Two men have been jailed for carrying out a string of armed robberies at convenience stores and betting shops in and around London.

Monday, March 23, 2020

Monday, March 23, 2020

PC Andrew Harper murder trial collapses amid coronavirus

PC Andrew Harper murder trial collapses amid coronavirus

Mr Justice Edis has discharged the jury and adjourned the Old Bailey trial with a “heavy heart” after three jurors went into self-isolation.

Friday, March 20, 2020

Friday, March 20, 2020

Dominic Grieve: Economic hit of coronavirus could raise crime

Dominic Grieve: Economic hit of coronavirus could raise crime

The former Attorney General tells talkRADIO’s Julia Hartley-Brewer how the Covid-19 outbreak could affect crime rates in the United Kingdom.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Hashem Abedi: Brother of Manchester Arena bomber guilty of murder

Hashem Abedi: Brother of Manchester Arena bomber guilty of murder

Hashem Abedi has been found guilty of murdering 22 people and injuring hundreds more in the “cruel and cowardly” 2017 attack.

Friday, March 13, 2020

Friday, March 13, 2020

Murderer yelled ‘F*** the Queen’ as he was sentenced for life

Murderer yelled ‘F*** the Queen’ as he was sentenced for life

Shemar Dawes, 19, was convicted of murdering Lord Promise Nkenda in an attack that saw the victim mown down by a BNW and stabbed 15 times.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

PC Andrew Harper died in 'truly shocking circumstances', court told

PC Andrew Harper died in 'truly shocking circumstances', court told

The 28-year-old Thames Valley Police officer was dragged behind a car for more than a mile when he was killed last year, a court has heard.

Friday, March 6, 2020

Friday, March 6, 2020

Texas man jailed for licking ice cream in social media stunt

Texas man jailed for licking ice cream in social media stunt

D’Adrien Anderson, 24, opened and licked a tub of ice cream before returning it to the supermarket freezer as part of a viral online joke.

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Killers bought chicken and chips after murder

Killers bought chicken and chips after murder

Sharn Miles (20) and 19-year-old Ty Blake shot James Teer in the face at point-blank range on the evening of August 8 last year.

Monday, March 2, 2020

Monday, March 2, 2020

Parents on trial for alleged murder of eight-week-old daughter

Parents on trial for alleged murder of eight-week-old daughter

Michael Roe, 32, and Tiffany Tate, 21, both deny charges of murder and causing or allowing the death of a child.

Friday, February 28, 2020

Friday, February 28, 2020

Police say dangerous driver named Astin Martin is ‘no James Bond’

Police say dangerous driver named Astin Martin is ‘no James Bond’

A dangerous driver, ironically called Astin Martin, has been handed a lengthy ban after reaching more than three times the speed limit.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Shaun Bailey promises ‘tough and tender’ approach to crime

Shaun Bailey promises ‘tough and tender’ approach to crime

The London mayoral candidate has promised stop and search as well as a "second chance fund" to make streets safer in the capital.

Friday, February 21, 2020

Friday, February 21, 2020

New Zealand killer of British backpacker handed life sentence

New Zealand killer of British backpacker handed life sentence

The New Zealand man convicted of murdering Grace Millane has been sentenced to life in prison with a minimum non-parole period of 17 years.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Six jailed for rape in mass Huddersfield investigation

Six jailed for rape in mass Huddersfield investigation

Six rapists have received the latest sentences in a Huddersfield inquiry into child sexual exploitation that has so far convicted 34 men.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Boy, 12, charged in connection with football match racism

Boy, 12, charged in connection with football match racism

A 12-year-old boy was allegedly involved in racist chants at a match between Rangers and Celtic in December last year, according to police.

Monday, February 3, 2020

Monday, February 3, 2020

Emily Maitlis stalker jailed for three years

Emily Maitlis stalker jailed for three years

'Persistent and systematic' stalker harassed the Newsnight presenter for more than 25 years, writes Bethany Papworth

Man shot dead by police in Streatham attack was convicted terrorist

Man shot dead by police in Streatham attack was convicted terrorist

Fanatic Sudesh Amman, 20, was shot dead by police following a stabbing attack in south London, writes Bethany Papworth

Friday, January 31, 2020

Friday, January 31, 2020

Three jailed for armed raid on rival gang’s cannabis factory

Three jailed for armed raid on rival gang’s cannabis factory

Azen Dajci, 25, Fabion Kuci, 27, and Ardi Sheta, 19, were jailed for a total of more than 15 years for aggravated burglary.

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