Crime

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.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Cyber fraudster who ‘never worked a day in his life’ jailed

Cyber fraudster who ‘never worked a day in his life’ jailed

Dan Aiyegbusi, 23, posted videos online flashing the cash he had laundered by colluding with UK and international organised hackers.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Teenager killed in ‘senseless’ East Croydon station stabbing

Teenager killed in ‘senseless’ East Croydon station stabbing

A murder investigation is underway after a 16-year-old boy, named locally as Louis Johnson, was stabbed to death at East Croydon station.

Friday, January 24, 2020

Friday, January 24, 2020

Police identify three men stabbed to death in Ilford

Police identify three men stabbed to death in Ilford

Narinder Singh Lubhaya, 29, Harinder Kumar, 30, and 37-year-old Malkit Singh Dhillon died after a “disturbance” on Sunday.

Prisoner charged with murder of prolific paedophile Richard Huckle

Prisoner charged with murder of prolific paedophile Richard Huckle

Paul Fitzgerald, 29, has been charged with murdering one of the UK’s worst paedophiles, who was allegedly stabbed in his jail cell.

Muhammad Rodwan jailed for machete attack on PC Stuart Outten

Muhammad Rodwan jailed for machete attack on PC Stuart Outten

Muhammad Rodwan has been jailed for 16 years with a further three years on extended licence at the Old Bailey for a “brutal and shocking” machete attack on PC Stuart Outten.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Muhammad Rodwan convicted of machete attack on PC Stuart Outten

Muhammad Rodwan convicted of machete attack on PC Stuart Outten

Muhammad Rodwan, 56, is found guilty of wounding with intent but cleared of attempted murder and possession of an offensive weapon.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Terrorists to take lie detectors tests in sentencing overhaul

Terrorists to take lie detectors tests in sentencing overhaul

New plans could see terrorists taking a lie detector test to prove they have been reformed and no longer pose a danger to the public.

Monday, January 20, 2020

Monday, January 20, 2020

Police appeal for identities after football match brawl

Police appeal for identities after football match brawl

Officers want help in identifying eight men linked to an incident a Crystal Palace v Aston Villa match on August 31 last year.

Teenagers who ‘fist bumped’ after fatal stabbing convicted

Teenagers who ‘fist bumped’ after fatal stabbing convicted

William Haines, 18, and a 17-year-old have been found guilty of the "savage and callous attack" that killed 18-year-old Yusuf Mohamed.

Two arrested after three men stabbed to death in East London

Two arrested after three men stabbed to death in East London

A 29-year-old man and a 39-year-old man have been arrested after three men were killed last night, having suffered apparent stab wounds.

Friday, January 17, 2020

Friday, January 17, 2020

Owen Jones tells court of ‘unrelenting’ far-right abuse

Owen Jones tells court of ‘unrelenting’ far-right abuse

The Guardian writer and left-wing activist was attacked last summer and alleges that it was motivated by homophobia and his political views.

Man jailed for ‘terrifying’ smash-and-grab jewellery store robbery

Man jailed for ‘terrifying’ smash-and-grab jewellery store robbery

Ben Wegener, 34, was handed a 10 year jail term after he and two others smashed through a London jewellery shop window in a Range Rover.

British teenager appeals conviction in Cyprus gang-rape case

British teenager appeals conviction in Cyprus gang-rape case

The 19-year-old was convicted of lying about being gang-raped in Cyprus but lawyers say she was subject to an unfair trial.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Six ‘serious criminals’ denied right to live in UK after Brexit

Six ‘serious criminals’ denied right to live in UK after Brexit

The Home Office has finalised the applications of 2.45 million EU citizens to live and work in the UK after Brexit but denied six criminals.

Justice system handles highest number of knife crimes in decade

Justice system handles highest number of knife crimes in decade

The Ministry of Justice said more than 22,000 crimes involving knives or offensive weapons were dealt with in the year up to September 2019.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Man arrested in Pakistan over 2005 police officer murder

Man arrested in Pakistan over 2005 police officer murder

Piran Ditta Khan, 71, has been remanded in custody in connection with the murder of PC Sharon Beshenivsky almost 15 years ago.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

‘Predator’ who murdered a retired midwife jailed for life

‘Predator’ who murdered a retired midwife jailed for life

Aaron Fyle, 29, murdered 74-year-old Eulin Hastings on January 10 2017 before being pursued by police in a dramatic rooftop chase.

Friday, January 10, 2020

Friday, January 10, 2020

‘Opportunistic and violent’ street robber convicted of murder

‘Opportunistic and violent’ street robber convicted of murder

Shackim Purnell-Taylor, 19, stabbed 22-year-old Leo Marcus six times with a kitchen knife after stealing his rucksack and bike.

Woman jailed for posing as teenage boy to sexually assault girls

Woman jailed for posing as teenage boy to sexually assault girls

Gemma Watts, 21, has been jailed for eight years after posing as 16-year-old "Jake Waton" to sexually assault girls as young as 13.

Police receive almost one upskirt allegation per day since new law

Police receive almost one upskirt allegation per day since new law

Victims from school age to 74 years old were among those to make report upskirting, which was made a criminal offence in April last year.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Robber caught on CCTV in £20k jewellery store raid

Robber caught on CCTV in £20k jewellery store raid

Andrew Elliott and two accomplices ransacked a north London jeweller and managed to escape, despite getting locked in by the security door.

Man dies years after co-worker poisoned his lunch

Man dies years after co-worker poisoned his lunch

A man in Germany has died four years after being poisoned by a co-worker and falling into a coma.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Teenager admits killing PC Andrew Harper

Teenager admits killing PC Andrew Harper

Henry Long, 18, has denied murder but pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of PC Harper, who was killed while on duty in August last year.

Two arrests made after dog tied to rock found in River Trent

Two arrests made after dog tied to rock found in River Trent

A 32-year-old man and 31-year-old woman are currently under investigation after a dog was found tied to a rock in the River Trent yesterday.

Elderly man critical after being knocked down by moped gang

Elderly man critical after being knocked down by moped gang

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man in his 80s was knocked down by a moped rider whose gang then circled him before riding off.

Cyprus: British teen handed four-month sentence for gang rape claim

Cyprus: British teen handed four-month sentence for gang rape claim

The 19-year-old has received a four-month suspended sentence for claiming she was raped by a gang of Israeli youths.

Monday, January 6, 2020

Monday, January 6, 2020

Teenager charged with murder after dismembered body found

Teenager charged with murder after dismembered body found

A 17-year-old boy appeared in court accused of murder after the remains of a 53-year-old man were found at an address in south-west London.

Police appeal after drowning dog found tied to rock in River Trent

Police appeal after drowning dog found tied to rock in River Trent

Nottinghamshire Police are appealing for information after a dog tied to a rock was rescued from the River Trent.

Reynhard Sinaga: 'Evil' serial rapist jailed for life

Reynhard Sinaga: 'Evil' serial rapist jailed for life

The 36-year-old drugged at least 48 men and filmed himself sexually violating them while they were unconscious.

Uber driver sentenced for exposing himself to female passenger

Uber driver sentenced for exposing himself to female passenger

The 51-year-old private hire driver pleaded guilty to one count of exposure and has been added to the sex offenders' register for ten years.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Nearly 6,500 children investigated by police for sexting offences

Nearly 6,500 children investigated by police for sexting offences

Since 2017, 6,499 children under the age of 14 have been investigated for taking or sharing indecent images of themselves or other minors.

Monday, December 30, 2019

Monday, December 30, 2019

British teenager found guilty of lying about Cyprus gang-rape

British teenager found guilty of lying about Cyprus gang-rape

The 19-year-old claimed she was attacked by 12 Israeli tourists in an Ayia Napa hotel during the summer but later retracted the statement.

Monday, December 23, 2019

Monday, December 23, 2019

Love Island’s Caroline Flack denies assaulting boyfriend

Love Island’s Caroline Flack denies assaulting boyfriend

The dating show host has pleaded not guilty to assault by beating after being accused of hitting her boyfriend over the head with a lamp.

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Extinction Rebellion activists spared jail over DLR glue stunt

Extinction Rebellion activists spared jail over DLR glue stunt

Three climate protesters have been given a 12-month conditional discharge for gluing themselves to a train at Canary Wharf station.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Two teens charged over antisemitic attack on senior rabbi

Two teens charged over antisemitic attack on senior rabbi

Two attackers shouted "F*** Jews", "Dirty Jew" and "Kill the Jews" at the 54-year-old victim before repeatedly punching him.

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