Crime

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Ex-Blue Peter star John Leslie denies sexual assault

Ex-Blue Peter star John Leslie denies sexual assault

He denied sexually assaulting a woman at a London nightclub over a decade ago and will face trial next year.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Second police force to equip frontline officers with Tasers

Second police force to equip frontline officers with Tasers

Durham Police has followed a move by Northamptonshire Police to offer all frontline officers the option to carry a Taser.

PC Andrew Harper: Accused killer faces January trial

PC Andrew Harper: Accused killer faces January trial

Jed Foster, the man accused of murdering PC Andrew Harper, is yet to enter his plea and will face trial in January.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Footballer jailed for violent New Year’s Eve attack on woman

Footballer jailed for violent New Year’s Eve attack on woman

Andrew Akingbaje has received a 32 month prison sentence for assaulting a woman outside a London club on New Year's Eve.

Police officer 'feared for his life' during crossbow confrontation

Police officer 'feared for his life' during crossbow confrontation

Officers were praised for using "the least force possible" when confronted by a man wielding a loaded crossbow.

PC Andrew Harper: 20-year-old denies murder charge

PC Andrew Harper: 20-year-old denies murder charge

Jed Foster, 20, has denied any involvement in the death of PC Andrew Harper, who was killed while performing his duties in Berkshire.

Monday, August 19, 2019

Monday, August 19, 2019

Home Office knife attack suspect named

Home Office knife attack suspect named

Dominic Hornberger has been charges with grievous bodily harm and possession of a knife in a public place.

Blackburn machete gang jailed for murder

Blackburn machete gang jailed for murder

Sajed Choudry was attacked by a gang of men near his home in Blackburn amid a feud between two families.

PC Andrew Harper: Police given more time to question suspects

PC Andrew Harper: Police given more time to question suspects

Detectives have been given another 24 hours to question 10 men and boys over the death of the Thames Valley police officer.

Friday, August 16, 2019

Friday, August 16, 2019

Mother drowned twins in break-up ‘revenge’

Mother drowned twins in break-up ‘revenge’

A depressed mother who drowned her twin toddlers in the bath has been jailed for up to 10 years.

Leaders ‘devastated and appalled’ by police death

Leaders ‘devastated and appalled’ by police death

Political leaders have paid tribute to police officer Andrew Harper who died on duty in Berkshire.

Shop assistant caught stealing £16k from till

Shop assistant caught stealing £16k from till

A Boots shop assistant sentenced after being caught stealing more than £16,000 from the till.

Knife attacker ‘wanted to kill English people’

Knife attacker ‘wanted to kill English people’

A man embarked on a mission to 'kill English people” has been jailed for 21 years for attempted murder.

Police officer killed attending burglary in Berkshire

Police officer killed attending burglary in Berkshire

A police officer has been killed while performing duties in Berkshire. Ten males have been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Police officer admits stealing £200

Police officer admits stealing £200

A Metropolitan Police officer with 15 years’ experience has broken down in court as he admitted stealing £200.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Gang of eight jailed for armed pub robbery

Gang of eight jailed for armed pub robbery

Members of an organised crime group have been jailed for a total of more than 100 years for an armed robbery at a south London pub.

Teenager arrested after fatal drive-by shooting

Teenager arrested after fatal drive-by shooting

A 19-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a fatal drive-by shooting on a Birmingham street.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Paedophile cop admits owning 9,000 indecent images

Paedophile cop admits owning 9,000 indecent images

A disgraced former policeman has pleaded guilty to possessing more than 9,000 indecent images of children and will be sentenced next month.

Murder witness: Teen victim screamed ‘help me’ moments before death

Murder witness: Teen victim screamed ‘help me’ moments before death

A 16-year-old boy who was stabbed to death in north-west London was being chased by three men with machetes, according to a witness.

Heroin addict jailed for £5 million railway station fire

Heroin addict jailed for £5 million railway station fire

A drug addict who caused £5.6 million worth of fire damage to Nottingham railway station has been jailed for just over two years for arson.

Teenagers on trial for murder after youth centre stabbing

Teenagers on trial for murder after youth centre stabbing

Two teenagers are on trial for murder after 23-year-old Glendon Spence was stabbed to death at a south London youth centre.

‘Brave’ British brothers tackle knifeman in Australia

‘Brave’ British brothers tackle knifeman in Australia

Two brothers and another British man have been praised for tackling the suspect of an alleged knife attack in the streets of Sydney.

MPs call for ban on drivers using hands-free phones

MPs call for ban on drivers using hands-free phones

The Transport Select Committee has suggested the government extend the ban on drivers using hand-held mobiles to include hands-free devices.

Monday, August 12, 2019

Monday, August 12, 2019

Prison reform activists ridicule Johnson’s tough stance on crime

Prison reform activists ridicule Johnson’s tough stance on crime

Prison reform campaigners have slammed Boris Johnson’s proposal to ‘come down hard’ on violent and sexual offenders as a bid to win votes.

Gang jailed for knife-point robbery

Gang jailed for knife-point robbery

Five men have been jailed for a total of almost 25 years for a knife-point robbery in north London.

Mother and son jailed for life for ‘brutal' footpath murder

Mother and son jailed for life for ‘brutal' footpath murder

A pensioner and her son will spend life in prison for murdering a man after a long-running feud over him using a footpath on their land.

Axe-wielding robbery gang jailed for a total of 60 years

Axe-wielding robbery gang jailed for a total of 60 years

The gang were caught on camera attacking a security guard before making off with £75,000.

Man charged after police officer run over with hijacked patrol car

Man charged after police officer run over with hijacked patrol car

Mubashar Hussein will appear in court accused of attempted murder after a policeman's car was hijacked and used to run him over.

Friday, August 9, 2019

Friday, August 9, 2019

‘Tragic waste’ as 20-year-old shot dead in Birmingham

‘Tragic waste’ as 20-year-old shot dead in Birmingham

Specialist officers are investigating after James Teer was killed in a drive-by shooting in Birmingham.

Police officer attacked with machete named as PC Stuart Outten

Police officer attacked with machete named as PC Stuart Outten

The family of 28-year-old PC Outten said they are "incredibly proud" of the bravery he showed after he was stabbed with a machete.

Pair face jail for accessing footage of Emiliano Sala post-mortem

Pair face jail for accessing footage of Emiliano Sala post-mortem

Two people have been warned they face jail after admitting accessing CCTV footage of the post-mortem examination of footballer Emiliano Sala.

Man, 56, charged after machete attack on police officer

Man, 56, charged after machete attack on police officer

Muhammed Rodwan will appear in court charged with attempted murder after a policeman was stabbed in the head in Leyton, east London.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Police told not to punish accusers in stalking cases

Police told not to punish accusers in stalking cases

Police have been told not to penalise those who say they are a victim of harassment after a teenager was murdered by her stalker.

Psychiatric reports ordered for teenage Tate suspect

Psychiatric reports ordered for teenage Tate suspect

The teenager accused of throwing a six-year-old boy from the Tate modern viewing platform appeared at the Old Bailey today.

Police spent £4k on Australian trip in Carl Beech investigation

Police spent £4k on Australian trip in Carl Beech investigation

Police investigating false claims of a paedophile ring spent £4,670 on trip to Australia to confirm an alleged murder victim was alive.

Stab victim's mother: 'Peaky Blinders contributor to knife crime'

Stab victim's mother: 'Peaky Blinders contributor to knife crime'

A mother has told Julia Hartley-Brewer that shows like Peaky Blinders contribute to the "negative imagery" influencing youngsters.

Police officer critical after being stabbed in head with machete

Police officer critical after being stabbed in head with machete

A police officer is in a critical condition after being stabbed a number of times with a machete in a "sudden and brutal attack" in east London.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Motorist jailed for road rage attack on 80-year-old

Motorist jailed for road rage attack on 80-year-old

John Edward Dugdale is jailed for 16 months for inflicting "horrific injuries" to 80-year-old Paul Eva.

Man arrested after medic kicked in head at Tommy Robinson rally

Man arrested after medic kicked in head at Tommy Robinson rally

A 51-year-old man has been arrested in connection with an assault on a police medic during a 'Free Tommy' protest at the weekend.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Man who murdered eight in house fire jailed for life

Man who murdered eight in house fire jailed for life

Shahid Mohammed has been jailed for life for murdering five children and three adults in an arson attack in Huddersfield in 2002.

'Diabolical failures' that led to rape case collapse

'Diabolical failures' that led to rape case collapse

A woman who claims to have been repeatedly raped by her partner shares her story with talkRADIO reporter Alex Dibble.

Woman slams CPS for dropping rape charges against abuser

Woman slams CPS for dropping rape charges against abuser

A woman who says she was repeatedly raped by her partner has accused the CPS and Probation Service of "diabolical" failures.

Pipe bomber who targeted Trump critics jailed for 20 years

Pipe bomber who targeted Trump critics jailed for 20 years

Cesar Sayoc sent 16 pipe bombs to prominent Democrats, including Hillary Clinton, former president Barack Obama and actor Robert De Niro.

Child 'thrown' from Tate Modern's tenth floor suffered fractured spine

Child 'thrown' from Tate Modern's tenth floor suffered fractured spine

A six-year-old boy 'thrown' from an art gallery viewing platform suffered a bleed on the brain and fractures to his spine, legs and arms.

Monday, August 5, 2019

Monday, August 5, 2019

Man who stabbed dog in head first to be convicted under Finn's Law

Man who stabbed dog in head first to be convicted under Finn's Law

Daniel O’Sullivan, 29, has been sentenced to three months in jail for stabbing a police dog in the head twice.

Teenager in custody after child thrown from Tate Modern 10th floor

Teenager in custody after child thrown from Tate Modern 10th floor

A 17-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a six-year-old was thrown off a viewing platform at the art gallery.

Friday, August 2, 2019

Friday, August 2, 2019

Mother who murdered her own children jailed for life

Mother who murdered her own children jailed for life

Louise Porton has been jailed for life for murdering her three-year-old and 17-month-old daughters.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Thursday, August 1, 2019

British rapper guilty of ‘county lines’ heroin dealing

British rapper guilty of ‘county lines’ heroin dealing

A British grime artist and five others have been found guilty of drug dealing through county lines drugs routes.

Hunt for attacker who fractured soldier's skull

Hunt for attacker who fractured soldier's skull

Police are urgently searching for a man who assaulted a uniformed soldier, fracturing his skull.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Drug dealer jailed after being caught by his own car’s dashcam

Drug dealer jailed after being caught by his own car’s dashcam

Scott Curtis, 45, has been jailed for two years and six months after he was caught dealing drugs by his own dashboard camera.

Modern slavery boss who fled UK trial found in Poland

Modern slavery boss who fled UK trial found in Poland

Ignacy Brzezinski is awaiting extradition to the UK to begin his 11 year sentence for running the country's largest modern slavery organisation.

Only three per cent of London rape cases lead to conviction

Only three per cent of London rape cases lead to conviction

The London Rape Review sparked calls for long-term government investment and more legal support for rape victims in the city.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Pensioner arrested over 1982 murder after body found in septic tank

Pensioner arrested over 1982 murder after body found in septic tank

An 86-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after female remains were discovered in a septic tank.

Hunt for hammer-wielding attacker who pushed man onto train tracks

Hunt for hammer-wielding attacker who pushed man onto train tracks

London police are searching for an attacker who hit a man in the head with a hammer before pushing him onto rail tracks.

‘Opportunist’ internet groomer found guilty of sex offences

‘Opportunist’ internet groomer found guilty of sex offences

A 21-year-old man has been found guilty of nine sexual offences, including sexual activity with two children he met online.

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