Crime

Friday, December 14, 2018

Friday, December 14, 2018

Rapper J Hus jailed for eight months for knife possession

Rapper J Hus jailed for eight months for knife possession

The award-winning artist was arrested in June after having a 10cm blade in his possession.

Man who had ears sliced off in street attack dies in hospital

Man who had ears sliced off in street attack dies in hospital

Sajed Choudry suffered a number of serious injuries during the incident near his home in Blackburn.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Homeless man left with burn injuries after tent set on fire

Homeless man left with burn injuries after tent set on fire

A homeless man has been left injured after his tent was set on fire in a busy shopping district in Cardiff.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

London has had the highest number of homicides for a decade

London records the highest number of homicides for a decade

London records the highest number of homicides for a decade

The number of homicides in London so far in 2018 is the highest in a calendar year this decade.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Marco Polo

British pensioners arrested for 'smuggling cocaine' onto cruise ship

British pensioners arrested for 'smuggling cocaine' onto cruise ship

A couple in their 70's have been detained after a "large amount of cocaine" was found in their cabin on a cruise ship returning from the Caribbean.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Monday, December 10, 2018

Russell Bishop

Russell Bishop found guilty of 'babes in the wood' murders

Russell Bishop found guilty of 'babes in the wood' murders

Russell Bishop has been described as an "evil monster" by the families of his two young victims as their 32-year fight for justice came to an end.

Stansted

Protesters who chained themselves to deportation plane found guilty

Protesters who chained themselves to deportation plane found guilty

Fifteen protesters who cut through Stansted Airport’s fence and locked themselves together around a chartered deportation plane have been found guilty of an aviation security offence following a nine-week trial.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Friday, December 7, 2018

George Duke-Cohan

Teenager jailed after making bogus bomb threats to hundreds of schools

Teenager jailed after making bogus bomb threats to hundreds of schools

A teenager inspired by the Columbine High School massacre has been jailed after making bogus bomb threats to hundreds of UK schools and sparking an airport security scare.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Thursday, December 6, 2018

More than 40 people’s convictions quashed after alleged data tampering at forensics lab

More than 40 people’s convictions quashed after alleged data tampering at forensics lab

More than 40 people’s convictions quashed after alleged data tampering

More than 40 people have had criminal convictions quashed following an investigation into alleged data tampering at a forensics lab, the National Police Chiefs' Council has said.

Police put under 'strain' by threat of prosecution for driver who knocked criminal off moped

Police put under 'strain' by threat of prosecution for driver who knocked criminal off moped

Police put under 'strain' by threat of prosecution for moped-ramming driver

A former police officer said that the threat of charges for a policeman who knocked an offender off a moped in London would reduce moral in the Metropolitan Police

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Child killer David McGreavy who impaled children on railings to be released from prison

David McGreavy: Killer who impaled children on railings to be released from prison

David McGreavy: Killer who impaled children on railings to be released from jail

A man who killed three children before hanging their bodies on a fence outside their home has been cleared for release by the Parole Board.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Monday, December 3, 2018

Police numbers in London could fall to lowest level since 2002, says Sadiq Khan

Sadiq Khan: Police numbers in London could fall to lowest level since 2002

Sadiq Khan: Police numbers in London could fall to lowest level since 2002

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has said the number of police officers in the Capital could drop to their lowest levels since 2002, unless financial cuts are stopped.

Over 760 youth centres closed since 2012, trade union UNISON finds

Over 760 youth centres closed in UK since 2012, trade union UNISON finds

Over 760 youth centres closed in UK since 2012, trade union UNISON finds

Cuts to youth services have led to the loss of 4,500 youth work jobs and over 760 youth centres since 2012, trade union UNISON has found.

Friday, November 30, 2018

Friday, November 30, 2018

Rahim Mohammadi

Allotment killer sentenced to life in prison

Allotment killer gets life sentence

A man found guilty of murdering an elderly woman with a lawnmower cord has been sentenced to life imprisonment.

Julia Hartley-Brewer: 'I'm not a cis woman - there are only women or trans women'

Julia Hartley-Brewer: 'I'm not a cis woman - there are only women or trans women'

Julia Hartley-Brewer: 'I'm not a cis woman - there are only women or trans women

Julia Hartley-Brewer berated a guest for using the term 'cis' after a discussion about the rise in transgender prisoners in the UK prison estate

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Rotherham MP calls for ‘immediate guidance’ after Council invited rapist to apply for parental rights to victim’s son

Rotherham MP calls for ‘immediate guidance’ after Council invited rapist to apply for parental rights to victim’s son

Rotherham MP calls for ‘immediate guidance’ to stop abusers accessing children

Sarah Champion, the Labour MP for Rotherham has said the Government must issue “immediate” and “clear guidance” after it was revealed that local authorities had invited Sammy Woodhouse’s abuser to apply for parental rights to her son.

Lawnmower

Man found guilty of murdering elderly woman with lawnmower cord in allotment dispute

Man found guilty of murdering elderly allotment secretary with lawnmower cord

A 42-year-old man has been found guilty of strangling an elderly woman with a lawnmower cord to avoid being thrown off his allotment.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

County lines drug gangs 'trafficking teens' in South Wales, says journalist

County lines drug gangs 'trafficking teens' in South Wales, says journalist

County lines drug gangs 'trafficking teens' in South Wales, says journalist

A journalist who investigated county lines drug gangs in South Wales says she was told of teens being trafficked during her research, and told Eamonn how drug dealing affects the local community

MPs join Rotherham victim in campaign against abusers having access to their children

MPs join Rotherham victim in campaign against abusers having access to their children

MPs join Rotherham victim in campaign against abusers having access to children

Sammy Woodhouse, who was groomed in Rotherham, has waived her anonymity to speak out against the council's decision to contact her rapist and offer him the chance to see his son

Sajid Javid

Sajid Javid: Police knocking suspects off mopeds is 'exactly what we need'

Police knocking suspects off mopeds is 'exactly what we need', says Sajid Javid

The home secretary has backed a controversial new tactic which allows police to knock suspects off mopeds.

Gang

How big city gangs are targeting Welsh communities

How big city gangs are targeting Welsh communities

There has been a steady rise in the number of 'county line' gangs who recruit youngsters to transport and sell drugs from big cities to small towns. We look at the devastating impact the practice has had in Wales.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Ilford stabbing latest in 'epidemic' of violence, says official, as second stabbing kills man hours later

Ilford stabbing latest in 'epidemic' of violence, says official, as second stabbing kills man hours later

Ilford stabbing latest in 'epidemic' of violence, says official

A British Transport Police officer was stabbed in Ilford on Friday evening, and a second man killed in an attack in Dalston hours later

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Ann Coffey MP calls for major review of juries for rape cases

Ann Coffey MP calls for major review of juries for rape cases

Ms Coffey has also called for a major review of the criminal justice system.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Officers need public support dealing with violent suspects, says police chief

Officers need public support dealing with violent suspects, says police chief

Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Sir Steve House said passers-by should only help officers struggling with violent suspects "if they can safely do so".

Monday, November 19, 2018

Monday, November 19, 2018

Teenage boy 'apologetic' after anti-gay attack on Gareth Thomas

Teenage boy 'apologetic' after anti-gay attack on Gareth Thomas

A teenage boy has apologised to former Wales rugby union captain Gareth Thomas after he attacked him over his sexuality.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Baby delivered safely after pregnant mother shot dead by crossbow

Baby delivered safely after pregnant mother shot dead by crossbow

Heavily pregnant Devi Unmathallegadoo, 35, was fatally injured at her home in Ilford, east London.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Woman badly burned after being attacked on our doorstep with a corrosive substance

Woman badly burned after being attacked on her doorstep with a corrosive substance

Woman badly burned in doorstep substance attack

A woman is in hospital with serious burns after a masked attacker threw a corrosive substance in her face.

Home Secretary calls for ‘more leadership all round’ to stop children being drawn into crime

Home Secretary calls for ‘more leadership all round’ to stop children being drawn into crime

Sajid Javid calls for ‘more leadership’ to stop children being drawn into crime

Sajid Javid has said there needs to be "more leadership all round" after unveiling details of a new drive to stop youngsters being drawn into crime.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Teen charged with murder as police appeal for witnesses to two more fatal stabbings

Teen charged with murder as police appeal for witnesses to two more fatal stabbings

Teen charged with murder as police appeal for witnesses to two more stabbings

A teenage boy has been charged with the murder of a 17-year-old, who was the third fatality in as many days in London

‘I’ve been to six funerals this year’ as knife crime rises to highest levels since 2011, says stop and search adviser

‘I’ve been to six funerals this year’ due to youth violence, says stop and search adviser

‘I’ve been to six funerals this year', says stop and search adviser

Ken Hinds, Chair of the Haringey Independent Stop and Search Monitoring Group, has said that the authorities have to do more to prevent knife crime as he has already “been to six funerals this year”, all of which were teenagers killed by violence.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Four members of Huddersfield grooming gang jailed

Four members of Huddersfield grooming gang jailed

Four members of Huddersfield grooming gang jailed

Four men who groomed girls in Huddersfield have been jailed after being found guilty of various sexual offences

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Father of convert 'Jihadi Jack' says his son opposes Islamic State and wants to 'live peacefully'

Father of convert 'Jihadi Jack' says his son opposes Islamic State and wants to 'live peacefully'

Father of 'Jihadi Jack' says his son opposes IS, wants to 'live peacefully'

The father of a British-Canadian man suspected of joining the Islamic State has said his son does not support them and asked Canadian authorities for help in bringing him home

Trevor Phillips: 'Saying Brexiteers are fermenting racial hatred is wrong'

Trevor Phillips: 'Saying Brexiteers are fermenting racial hatred is wrong'

Trevor Phillips: 'Saying Brexiteers are fermenting racial hatred is wrong'

Trevor Phillips said there had been a change in perception of what a hate crime is, and urged against blaming Brexit for an increase in prejudice

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Police prioritise crime depending on ‘what they are told’ by victims due to lack of resources, says officer

Police prioritise crime depending on ‘what they are told’ by victims as they are under-resourced, says officer

Police officer: We prioritise crime depending on ‘what they are told’ by victims

Sergeant Simon Kempton has said that victims of crime saying how it will affect them has bearing on how the crime is prioritised, because forces do not have the resources to search “for stolen stuff on ebay” all day.

Man jailed for chasing Aldi worker around supermarket with a knife

Man jailed for chasing Aldi worker around supermarket with a knife

Man jailed for chasing Aldi worker around supermarket with a knife

A man who chased a supermarket worker around an Aldi while holding a knife has been jailed for 18 months.

Two men have been taken to hospital after a hammer attack at Stratford station in east London during the morning rush-hour.

Two men injured after being attacked with hammer in London

Two men injured after being attacked with hammer in London

Two men have been taken to hospital after a hammer attack at Stratford station in east London during the morning rush-hour.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Monday, October 29, 2018

Seven men convicted of sexual exploitation of teen girls in Rotherham

Seven men convicted of sexual exploitation of teen girls in Rotherham

Seven men convicted of sexual exploitation of teen girls in Rotherham

Seven men have been convicted of multiple rapes and indecent assaults in Rotherham as part of a large-scale inquiry into historic grooming in the area

UK citizens posting antisemitic material on same 'far-right' social network as Pittsburgh shooter, claims campaigner

UK citizens posting antisemitic material on same 'far-right' social network as Pittsburgh shooter, claims campaigner

UK citizens posting antisemitic material on 'far-right' social network

Following the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, Stephen Silverman from the Campaign Against Antisemitism said he was aware of UK citizens using the social network Gab to post antisemitic material

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Students think it's 'funny' to spike friend's drinks, according to investigation

Students think it's 'funny' to spike friend's drinks, according to investigation

Students think it's 'funny' to spike friend's drinks, according to investigation

An investigation into drink-spiking suggested a prevalence among university students who may put drugs like MDMA into friends' drinks

Police

Former Detective Inspector: 'The police are expecting individuals to gather the evidence themselves'

'Police are expecting individuals to gather evidence themselves' says former DI

A former Detective Inspector has said that due to cuts, police are "expecting individuals to gather the evidence themselves".

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

UK could 'become a refuge for foreign criminals' after Brexit, says former police officer

UK could 'become a refuge for foreign criminals' after Brexit, says former police officer

UK could 'become a refuge for foreign criminals' after Brexit

Former police officer Chris Hobbs tells Julia Hartley-Brewer that 'chaos' at Britain's borders and a potential loss of access to a crime database could mean criminals slip into the country

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Saira Khan: 'I'm a Pakistani woman - grooming is happening everywhere'

Saira Khan: 'I'm a Pakistani woman - grooming is happening everywhere'

Saira Khan clashes with a caller over the issue of grooming gangs and Sajid Javid's 'Asian paedophiles' tweet

Monday, October 22, 2018

Monday, October 22, 2018

Ryanair racist: MPs condemn budget airline for failure to remove abusive passenger

Ryanair 'racist': MPs condemn budget airline for failure to remove abusive passenger

Ryanair 'racist': MPs condemn budget airline for failure to remove abusive man

Karl Turner and David Lammy have criticised Ryanair for failing to remove a man who shouted racist abuse at a fellow passenger

Friday, October 19, 2018

Friday, October 19, 2018

‘The odds are if you stab someone in London, you’ll probably get away with it’, says former Met Police Officer

‘The odds are if you stab someone in London, you’ll probably get away with it’, says former Met Police Officer

'If you stab someone, you’ll probably get away with it’, says ex-police officer

Former Metropolitan Police Officer Chris Hobbs has said that “police are having to backfill for” cuts to other services and that because there are not enough officers “if you stab someone, the odds are in London you are probably going to get away with it”.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Stella Creasy on hate crime: 'I'm protected in the workplace, but not when I step onto the street'

Stella Creasy on hate crime: 'I'm protected in the workplace, but not when I step onto the street'

Stella Creasy on hate crime: 'I'm protected at work, but not on the street'

Labour MP Stella Creasy welcomed proposed changes to hate crime laws, which could see misogyny, misandry, hatred of goths and ageism counted as hate crimes

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Saturday, October 13, 2018

One dead and two more injured in London stabbing and shooting incidents

One dead and two more injured in London stabbing and shooting incidents

One dead and two more injured in London stabbing and shooting incidents

A man was killed and another injured after a stabbing in Hainault, while another man was shot and injured in Hackney on Friday

Friday, October 12, 2018

Friday, October 12, 2018

Opinion: Brian Paddick is right - Karen White is not an excuse to label transgender people sex offenders

Opinion: Brian Paddick is right - Karen White is not an excuse to label transgender people sex offenders

Opinion: Karen White is not an excuse to label transgender people sex offenders

Brian Paddick said that the Gender Recognition Act consultation is a separate issue to Karen White's sentencing, and that the conflation of transgender people with sex offenders is 'prejudice'

Brian Paddick: Labelling transgender people 'sex offenders' same 'prejudice that says black men are criminals'

Brian Paddick: Labelling transgender people 'sex offenders' same 'prejudice that says black men are criminals'

Brian Paddick: Labelling transgender people 'sex offenders' akin to racism

Former Metropolitan Police assistant deputy commissioner and peer Brian Paddick says transgender people feel 'unfairly labelled' as sex offenders due to the discussion around the Karen White case

Nicola Williams: 'Prison policy allows rapists to attack women'

Nicola Williams: 'Prison policy allows rapists to attack women'

Nicola Williams: 'Prison policy allows rapists to attack women'

Dr Nicola Williams of Fair Play for Women says prison policy on transgender prisoners will allow dangerous offenders access to women

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Transgender sex offender Karen White sentenced to life in prison

Transgender sex offender Karen White sentenced to life in prison

Transgender sex offender Karen White sentenced to life in prison

Karen White was born Stephen Wood, and had previous convictions for indecency when he assaulted two women in prison

Monday, October 8, 2018

Monday, October 8, 2018

‘Nearly a million’ crimes not investigated by police, says research

‘Nearly a million’ crimes not investigated by police, says research

‘Nearly a million’ crimes not investigated by police, says research

Up to a million reported crimes are being dropped with little or no investigation, it has been reported.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Former British Transport Police Officer about rising crime on railways: ‘What financial price do you put on the safety of Britain?’

Former British Transport Police Officer on rising crime on railways: ‘What financial price do you put on the safety of Britain?’

Former BTP officer: ‘What financial price do you put on the safety of Britain?’

A former British Transport Police Officer Norman Brennan has said that the government needed to ask itself a question: “What financial price do you put on the safety of Britain?

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Theresa May is ‘deluded’ over police crime numbers, says Police Federation chairman

Theresa May is ‘deluded’ over police numbers, says Police Federation chairman

Theresa May is ‘deluded’ over police numbers, says Police Federation chair

Prime Minister Theresa May has sparked outrage from police after she insisted that there is no direct “causation” between officer numbers and crime levels.

Friday, September 28, 2018

Friday, September 28, 2018

Former Kensington council worker who stole money from Grenfell fund jailed

Former Kensington council worker who stole money from Grenfell fund jailed

Former Kensington council worker who stole money from Grenfell fund jailed

Jenny McDonagh, who worked for Kensington and Chelsea Council and defrauded the Grenfell survivors' fund of thousands for herself, has been jailed for five years

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Independent councillor who called Diane Abbott a 'monkey' and said Theresa May should be 'hanged' admits criminal charges

Independent councillor who called Diane Abbott a 'monkey' and said Theresa May should be 'hanged' admits criminal charges

Independent councillor who said Theresa May should be 'hanged' admits charges

Independent councillor Richard Alderman is charged with sending offensive messages via a public network. He called Diane Abbott a 'monkey' and said Theresa May should be 'hanged'

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