Crime

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Man who died in luxury hotel lobby after stabbing named by police

Stabbing victim who died in luxury hotel lobby named by police

Stabbing victim who died in luxury hotel lobby named by police

Police have named a man who died in the lobby of a luxury hotel after being stabbed in the street in central London.

Four jailed after woman killed by stolen HGV

Four jailed after woman killed by stolen HGV

Four men have been jailed for almost 50 years after a pedestrian was run over and killed by a stolen HGV they were holding to ransom.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Man arrested over ‘no blacks’ graffiti

Man arrested over ‘no blacks’ graffiti

Man arrested over ‘no blacks’ graffiti

A 54-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated criminal damage after “no blacks” was written on a door.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Police

Eleven arrested after fatal stabbing in central London

Eleven arrested after fatal stabbing in central London

Eleven people are being held on suspicion of murder after a fatal stabbing in central London.

Monday, February 18, 2019

Monday, February 18, 2019

Child killer

Man found guilty of stabbing convicted child killer to death

Man found guilty of stabbing convicted child killer to death

A 23-year-old has been found guilty of stabbing to death a man who killed a toddler in 1985.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Former extremist: Shamima Begum should be allowed to return to Britain

Former extremist: Shamima Begum should be allowed to return to Britain

A former extremist who new helps rehabilitate radicalised young people says Shamima Begum should be brought home and given a chance to 'turn her life around'

Over £30k raised for family who died in Stafford fire

Over £30k raised for family who died in Stafford fire

Over £30k raised for family who died in Stafford fire

More than £30,000 raised for the family of four children who died in a house fire is to be put into a trust to help their two-year-old brother.

Ex-soldier held in Dubai over drug claims

Ex-soldier held in Dubai over drug claims

Ex-soldier held in Dubai over drug claims

A British war veteran has been held in a prison in Dubai for four months over drug claims.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

It is 'appalling' prisoners are reoffending to not sleep on the street, says homeless charity CEO

It is 'appalling' former prisoners are reoffending to not sleep on the street, says homeless charity CEO

Crisis CEO: It is 'appalling' ex-prisoners are reoffending to avoid the streets

Jon Sparkes, chief executive of Crisis, has said that it is “an appalling state of affairs” when someone has to choose between sleeping on the streets or prison, after a report said prisoners are reoffending to get a roof over their heads.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Over £100,000 worth of rare eggs hatched after being smuggled into UK strapped to hunter’s body

£100k worth of rare eggs hatched after being smuggled into UK strapped to hunter’s body

£100k worth of rare eggs smuggled into UK strapped to hunter's body

A bird centre has hatched £100,000 worth of rare eggs smuggled into the UK by an SAS-trained wildlife hunter dubbed the "Pablo Escobar of the egg trade".

Tattooist called 'Dr Evil' pleads guilty to GBH after slicing off customers' body parts

Tattooist pleads guilty to GBH after slicing off customers' body parts

Brendan McCarthy, a tattoo artist who called himself Dr Evil, sliced off a customer's ear and another's nipple with no medical qualifications

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Police shoot man in south London as woman is 'held captive' in house

Police shoot man in south London as woman is 'held captive' in house

Scotland Yard have said a man was shot and wounded in south London as police responded to an incident

Friday, February 8, 2019

Friday, February 8, 2019

Frustrated customer jailed for attempting to set fire to bank

Frustrated customer jailed for attempting to set fire to bank

Frustrated customer jailed for attempting to set fire to bank

A customer who tried to set fire to a petrol-soaked bank branch has been jailed for three-and-a-half years, police said.

Fears of south coast cat killer on the loose after number of cats found stabbed

Cat killer fears after felines found stabbed on south coast

Cat killer fears after felines found stabbed on south coast

Fears a new cat killer is on the loose have emerged after a spate of feline stabbings along the south coast.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Train Murder

Train stabbing suspect denies murder of Lee Pomeroy

Train stabbing suspect denies murder of Lee Pomeroy

A man accused of stabbing a 51-year-old father on board a train in Surrey has denied murder.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Mike Graham: 'Dangerous' foreign nationals should not be 'allowed to remain'

Mike Graham: 'Dangerous' foreign nationals should not be 'allowed to remain' in the UK

Mike Graham: 'Dangerous' foreign nationals should not be 'allowed to remain'

talkRADIO’s Mike Graham has said that the people on a chartered deportation flight to Jamaica should not be allowed to remain in the UK, amid pressure from MPs and campaigners to stop the plane.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Monday, February 4, 2019

Online marketplace faces backlash over offering young customers zombie knives

Online marketplace faces backlash over offering young customers zombie knives

Online marketplace faces backlash over offering young customers zombie knives

A popular online marketplace has come under fire for offering customers, including children, razor-sharp zombie knives.

A third of road users feel road rage has got worse since EU referendum, says Auto Trader

Third of road users feel road rage has worsened since EU referendum, study finds

Third of road users feel road rage is worse since EU referendum, study finds

Ben Derby, the spokesman for Auto Trader has revealed that over 30 per cent of road users, who feel road rage is problem, think it has got worse since the 2016 EU referendum.

Justice Secretary David Gauke: Overhaul of parole system gives victims ‘reassurance, which has not existed up until now’

Justice Secretary David Gauke: Overhaul of parole system gives victims ‘reassurance, which has not existed up until now’

Justice Secretary: Overhaul of parole system gives victims ‘reassurance'

The Justice Secretary has said that an overhaul of the parole system will give victims “reassurance”, and ensure another case like John Worboys will not happen.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Friday, February 1, 2019

Mother becomes first person found guilty of female genital mutilation in UK

Mother becomes first person found guilty of female genital mutilation in UK

Mother becomes first person found guilty of female genital mutilation in UK

The mother of a three-year-old girl has become the first to be found guilty of Female Genital Mutilation in the UK, after a failed bid to "shut up" her accusers with witchcraft.

Jail for ‘despicable’ funeral home burglar who had sex with corpse

Jail for ‘despicable’ funeral home burglar who had sex with corpse

Jail for ‘despicable’ funeral home burglar who had sex with corpse

A "despicable" burglar who had sex with a corpse at a funeral home while high on drink and drugs has been jailed for six years.

Self-service checkouts are ‘an opportunity to be dishonest’, says retail expert

Self-service checkouts are ‘an opportunity to be dishonest’, says retail expert

Self-service checkouts are ‘an opportunity to be dishonest’, says retail expert

Claire Bailey, an independent retail expert has said that self-service checkouts in supermarkets give some people “an opportunity to be dishonest”.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Dawn Butler: 'Knife crime could have reduced if Labour rolled out anti-stab knives'

Dawn Butler: 'Knife crime could have reduced if Labour rolled out anti-stab knives'

Dawn Butler: 'Knife crime could have reduced with anti-stab knives'

The Labour MP for Brent, Dawn Butler, has said that if anti-stab knives had been rolled out during the last Labour government, violent crime might have reduced

Teenager spared jail over attack on former British ambassador

Teenager spared jail over attack on former British ambassador

Teenager spared jail over attack on former British ambassador

A teenage boy who left former British ambassador to the US Sir Christopher Meyer with "horrific injuries" in an attack at London Victoria Station has been spared jail.

Give knife crime funding to offenders to ‘change their lives’, says former gang member

Former gang member brands Sajid Javid's Knife Crime Prevention Orders 'a joke'

Former gang member brands Sajid Javid's Knife Crime Prevention Orders 'a joke'

Sephton Henry, a former gang member has said described the Home Secretary’s new measures to tackle knife crime “a joke”, and said that the funding might as well go straight to knife crime offenders to “change their lives”.

Knife Crime Prevention Orders 'not the answer' to stopping young people carrying knives

Knife Crime Prevention Orders 'not the answer' to stopping young people carrying knives

Knife Crime Prevention Orders 'not the answer' to stop youngsters having knives

The chief of a knife crime awareness charity says the newly-announced Knife Crime Prevention Orders won't stop young people carrying knives

Keith Bourne

Postman's finger bitten off by dog as he pushed mail through letterbox

Postman's finger bitten off by dog as he pushed mail through letterbox

Veteran postman Keith Bourne lost the tip of his ring finger after a Staffordshire bull terrier tore it off during a routine delivery.

Home secretary

Home secretary launches 'social media ASBOs' in bid to tackle knife violence

Home secretary launches 'social media ASBOs' in bid to tackle knife violence

Home Secretary Sajid Javid has unveiled new ASBO-style orders designed to tackle spiralling knife violence.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

‘Zombie knife’ attacker’s sentence increased by court of appeal

‘Zombie knife’ attacker’s sentence increased by court of appeal

‘Zombie knife’ attacker’s sentence increased by court of appeal

A teenager who attacked a car with a "zombie knife" in broad daylight has been jailed for three and a half years after the Court of Appeal decided his suspended sentence was unduly lenient.

Knives 'dumped in the street' after fatal stabbing in Islington

Knives 'dumped in the street' after fatal stabbing in Islington

Knives 'dumped in the street' after fatal stabbing in Islington

Police are investigating the death of a teenager after a fight descended into a fatal stabbing in north London

Man decapitates his own dog and sets house alight after Spice overdose

Man decapitates his own dog and sets house alight after Spice overdose

Man decapitates his own dog and sets house alight after Spice overdose

A man cut off his own dog's head and setting a family’s house alight after overdosing on Spice, a court heard.

Stephen Kinnock MP: Jailed MP Fiona Onasanya will ‘no longer be a Member of Parliament’

Stephen Kinnock MP: Jailed MP Fiona Onasanya will ‘no longer be a Member of Parliament’

Stephen Kinnock MP: Fiona Onasanya will ‘no longer be a MP’

Labour’s Stephen Kinnock has said that Fiona Onasanya, a Labour MP who was jailed for lying about a speeding charge, should resign and that the party will force a by-election if she does not.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Labour MP jailed for three months over lying to avoid a speeding charge

Labour MP jailed for three months over lying to avoid a speeding charge

Labour MP jailed for three months over lying to avoid a speeding charge

Labour MP Fiona Onasanya has been jailed for three months at the Old Bailey for lying to avoid a speeding prosecution.

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Saturday, January 26, 2019

McDonald's

Three diners stabbed at north London McDonald's

Three diners stabbed at north London McDonald's

Three diners were stabbed by a group wielding knives in front of "terrified" families at a busy McDonald's restaurant.

Friday, January 25, 2019

Friday, January 25, 2019

Shane Fletcher

White supremacist convicted of planning killing spree in Cumbria

White supremacist convicted of planning killing spree in Cumbria

A 21-year-old white supremacist has been convicted of planning a killing spree at a medieval football match in his home town of Workington.

Police Federation chair says 'the government is letting us down' as crime increases and police numbers fall

Police Federation chair says 'the government is letting us down' as crime increases and police numbers fall

Police Federation chair: 'The government is letting us down'

The chair of the Police Federation said the police need more money and more prisons to tackle the rise in crime

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Police call for ‘more boots on the ground’ as homicides increase 14%

Police call for ‘more boots on the ground’ as homicides increase 14%

Police call for ‘more boots on the ground’ as homicides increase 14%

Police officers are calling for "more boots on the ground" as figures reveal a 14% rise in homicides - the highest number since 2008.

Convicted sex offenders housed in budget hotels after release, report finds

Convicted sex offenders housed in budget hotels after release, report finds

Convicted sex offenders housed in budget hotels after release, report finds

Convicted sex offenders who should have been closely monitored in bail hostels have instead been housed in budget hotel chains on their release from prison, inspectors have found.

Man appears in court after killing PSCO in car crash

Man appears in court after killing PSCO in car crash

Man appears in court after killing PSCO in car crash

Darren Ogom has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving after Holly Burke was killed when crashed into her car during a police chase

Sister of Charlotte Brown: ‘The only person Jack Shepherd is thinking of is himself’

Sister of Charlotte Brown who died in speedboat crash: ‘The only person Jack Shepherd is thinking of is himself’

Sister of Charlotte Brown: ‘Jack Shepherd is only thinking of himself'

The sister of Charlotte Brown, who died after being thrown from Jack Shepherd’s speedboat on a first date, said that he is only “thinking of himself”.

Preparations under way to extradite speedboat killer Jack Shepherd from Georgia

Speedboat killer Jack Shepherd 'may fight extradition' as he maintains innocence

Speedboat killer Jack Shepherd 'may fight extradition' as he maintains innocence

Jack Shepherd went on the run after being convicted of manslaughter following the 2015 death of Charlotte Brown

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Speedboat killer arrested in Georgia after months on the run

Speedboat killer arrested in Georgia after months on the run

Speedboat killer arrested in Georgia after months on the run

Speedboat killer Jack Shepherd has been arrested in Georgia after handing himself in to authorities after spending months as a fugitive.

Knife crime on railways triples in three years

Knife crime on Britain's trains triples in three years

Knife crime on Britain's trains triples in three years

Knife crime on Britain's rail network has more than tripled in the past three years, police figures suggest.

15-year-old boy in ‘potentially life-threatening condition’ after shooting in south-east London

15-year-old boy in ‘potentially life-threatening condition’ after shooting in south-east London

15-year-old boy seriously injured after shooting in south-east London

A 15-year-old boy has been taken to hospital in a "potentially life-threatening condition" after being shot in south-east London.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Police investigation the deaths of mother and two children in Bolton

Police investigate the deaths of mother and two children in Bolton

Police investigate the deaths of mother and two children in Bolton

Police are investigating the deaths of a mother and two young children whose bodies were found at their home in Bolton.

Chris Brown

Singer Chris Brown arrested in Paris on suspicion of rape

Singer Chris Brown arrested in Paris on suspicion of rape

The American singer is in custody in Paris with two others, after a woman filed a rape complaint, French police have said.

Monday, January 21, 2019

Monday, January 21, 2019

Using lie-detectors could lead to ‘lazy policing’, says domestic abuse lawyer

Using lie-detectors could lead to ‘lazy policing’, says domestic abuse lawyer

Using lie-detectors could lead to ‘lazy policing’, says domestic abuse lawyer

Rachel Horman, a domestic abuse lawyer has said that proposals for domestic abuse offenders to face lie-detector tests when released from prison could lead to “lazy policing”.

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Two arrested over Londonderry car bomb attack

Two arrested over Londonderry car bomb attack

Two arrested over Londonderry car bomb attack

Two men have been arrested after a vehicle exploded in Londonderry, Northern Ireland on Saturday evening.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Thursday, January 17, 2019

SWNS Burglary

Burglar who broke into retirement flats restrained by former policeman and Judo enthusiast

Burglar who broke into retirement flats restrained by two OAP residents

A burglar who broke into retirement flats was restrained by two pensioner residents - a former policeman and a Judo enthusiast.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

e-fit

Burglary suspect e-fit mocked online for resemblance to E.T

Burglary suspect e-fit mocked online for resemblance to E.T

Social media users have mocked an e-fit image released by Staffordshire Police, claiming it resembles the alien E.T.

Mark Adams

Tony Blair's former aide jailed for raping 'vulnerable' woman

Tony Blair's former aide jailed for raping 'vulnerable' woman

The former private secretary to Tony Blair and John Major has been jailed for seven years for raping a "particularly vulnerable" woman.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Monday, January 14, 2019

Waltham Forest

Waltham Forest culture festival 'not a panacea for societal problems facing urban Britain'

Waltham Forest culture festival 'not a panacea for societal problems'

Organisers of an event celebrating Waltham Forest's status as a London Borough of Culture have defended the event, after coming under fire for holding celebrations in the same week a 14-year-old was killed in the area.

Polish mayor dies after being stabbed on stage at charity event

Polish mayor dies after being stabbed on stage at charity event

Polish mayor dies after being stabbed on stage at charity event

Gdansk mayor Pawel Adamowicz has died from stab wounds a day after being attacked on stage at a charity event, Poland's health minister said.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Poppies

Police investigate after 50 poppy wreaths thrown from war memorial in 'mindless' act of vandalism

Police investigate after 50 poppy wreaths thrown from war memorial

Police are investigating a "mindless act of vandalism" involving a war memorial in Swindon.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Jail sentences of six months or less for most crimes could be scrapped to relieve pressure on the system, the prisons minister has suggested.

Prisons minister suggests scrapping 'very short' prison sentences to ease pressure on prison system

Prisons minister suggests scrapping 'very short' prison sentences

Jail sentences of six months or less for most crimes could be scrapped to relieve pressure on the system, the prisons minister has suggested.

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