Crime

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.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Black cab rapist: John Worboys handed second life sentence

Black cab rapist: John Worboys handed second life sentence

The predator has been jailed for life, with a minimum term of six years, after pleading guilty to spiking the drinks of four more victims.

Monday, December 16, 2019

Monday, December 16, 2019

Woman 'fixated' with ex-MP Anna Soubry jailed for harassment

Woman 'fixated' with ex-MP Anna Soubry jailed for harassment

A Brexiteer who was "fixated" with the Remain-supporting former MP has been given a 28-day jail sentence and three year restraining order.

Friday, December 13, 2019

Friday, December 13, 2019

Love Island presenter Caroline Flack charged with assault

Love Island presenter Caroline Flack charged with assault

The 40-year-old was arrested after an incident at an Islington address around 5.25am, in which police and paramedics attended.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Couple guilty of murdering homeless woman and claiming her benefits

Couple guilty of murdering homeless woman and claiming her benefits

Kevin Flanagan and Kathleen Salmond murdered recovering drug addict Lisa Bennett before claiming nearly £5,000 of her benefits.

Teenager guilty of gang murder of 14-year-old boy

Teenager guilty of gang murder of 14-year-old boy

Ayoub Majdouline, 19, has been found guilty at the Old Bailey of the gang murder of 14-year-old Jaden Moodie.

Hundreds of Christmas presents stolen from local Santa’s grotto

Hundreds of Christmas presents stolen from local Santa’s grotto

Police are investigating after more than 600 children’s Christmas presents were stolen from a community Santa’s grotto in Bristol.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

GP faces jail for series of sexual assaults on female patients

GP faces jail for series of sexual assaults on female patients

Dr Manish Shah preyed on cancer concerns of women and girls to persuade them to undergo unnecessary intimate examinations.

Monday, December 9, 2019

Monday, December 9, 2019

'Psychopath' serial rapist Joseph McCann handed 33 life sentences

'Psychopath' serial rapist Joseph McCann handed 33 life sentences

Joseph McCann, described as a "classic psychopath" will serve at least 30 years in jail for “brutal campaign of rape” against 11 victims.

Five guilty of murder after gun and knife 'postcode rivalry' attack

Five guilty of murder after gun and knife 'postcode rivalry' attack

A 19-year-old man was stabbed to death and a 20-year-old suffered life changing injuries after being shot and stabbed in the violent attack.

Friday, December 6, 2019

Friday, December 6, 2019

Rapper among three killed in London stabbings

Rapper among three killed in London stabbings

A drill rapper was one of three young men stabbed to death in a little over 12 hours in London.

Teenager pleads guilty to throwing child off Tate Modern

Teenager pleads guilty to throwing child off Tate Modern

Jonty Bravery has pleaded guilty to attempted murder after throwing a six-year-old boy from the viewing platform of the Tate Modern.

Singer Katherine Jenkins mugged after intervening in street robbery

Singer Katherine Jenkins mugged after intervening in street robbery

The 39-year-old opera singer stepped in to help after witnessing an elderly woman being attacked, but was then mugged herself.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Trio admit involvement in attack on journalist Owen Jones

Three admit involvement in attack on journalist Owen Jones

Three men have admitted being involved in an attack that saw left-wing activist and journalist suffer cuts, swelling and bruising.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Cyber fraudsters who stole tens of thousands of pounds jailed

Cyber fraudsters who stole tens of thousands of pounds jailed

A group of cyber fraudsters who used malicious software to con schools and businesses out of tens of thousands of pounds have been jailed.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Man jailed for fatal 90mph Brixton hit and run

Man jailed for fatal 90mph Brixton hit and run

A man has been jailed after fatally hitting a 24-year-old pedestrian while driving at 90mph in a 30mph zone.

Three guilty of murdering man mistaken for gang member

Three guilty of murdering man mistaken for gang member

Two men and a teenage boy have been convicted of murder after they shot a man they mistakenly thought was a member of a rival gang.

Monday, December 2, 2019

Monday, December 2, 2019

Mourners remember London Bridge terror victims

Mourners remember London Bridge terror victims

Family and friends have gathered to grieve Jack Merritt and Saskia Jones in Cambridge, while politicians paid their respects in London.

Boris Johnson: 74 convicted terrorists on early release

Boris Johnson: 74 convicted terrorists on early release

The government has launched an urgent review into licence conditions of convicted terrorists after two people were killed by an ex-prisoner.

Families pay tribute to victims of London Bridge terror attack

Families pay tribute to victims of London Bridge terror attack

The two people killed in Friday’s London Bridge terror attack have been described by family as "talented, kind and generous".

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Saturday, November 30, 2019

London Bridge killer named as convicted terrorist Usman Khan

London Bridge killer named as convicted terrorist Usman Khan

The London Bridge killer has been named as Usman Khan, a convicted terrorist who had been a member of an al Qaida-inspired group.

Friday, November 29, 2019

Friday, November 29, 2019

Sadiq Khan: London Bridge terrorist ‘worst of humanity’

Sadiq Khan: London Bridge terrorist ‘worst of humanity’

The Mayor of London has commended those at the scene of today's London Bridge terror attack for confronting the “worst of humanity”.

London Bridge stabbing declared terrorist incident

London Bridge stabbing declared terrorist incident

The Metropolitan Police have confirmed a stabbing incident on the bridge was a terrorist attack, with the male suspect shot dead at the scene.

Crossbow killer jailed for 'evil' murder of pregnant ex-wife

Crossbow killer jailed for 'evil' murder of pregnant ex-wife

Ramanodge Unmathallegadoo has been jailed for at least 33 years for shooting his heavily pregnant ex-wife with a crossbow.

Appeal to identify men involved in football match brawl

Appeal to identify men involved in football match brawl

Police are looking for men linked to a fight that broke out before a Tottenham Hotspur match in which groups threw glass bottles and bricks.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Three teen boys plead guilty after 'homophobic' bus incident

Three teen boys plead guilty after 'homophobic' bus incident

Three teenage boys have pleaded guilty to threatening two women on a bus after they refused to perform a sex act.

Grenfell Tower fraudster who claimed over £95k jailed

Grenfell Tower fraudster who claimed over £95k jailed

Alvin Thompson has been jailed for fraud after he falsely claimed to be a Grenfell survivor and received over £95,000 worth of assistance.

Fairground worker who sent 'Anthrax' to female politicians jailed

Fairground worker who sent 'Anthrax' to female politicians jailed

Forty-year-old Richard Hayes has been jailed for sending hoax white powder to female MPs, MEPs and local councillors.

Police apologise for ‘victim-blaming’ safety advice

Police apologise for ‘victim-blaming’ safety advice

Nottinghamshire Police have apologised for a Facebook post warning women not to walk alone at night.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Manchester knife terrorist to serve minimum 11 year jail sentence

Manchester knife terrorist to serve minimum 11 year jail sentence

The terrorist who stabbed three in a frenzied knife attack has been sentenced to life imprisonment, serving a minimum of 11 years.

Bodies of Essex lorry victims returned to Vietnam

Bodies of Essex lorry victims returned to Vietnam

Sixteen of the 39 bodies of Vietnamese nationals who died while being transported to the UK have been returned home.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Met Police 'golden girl' spared jail over child abuse video

Met Police 'golden girl' spared jail over child abuse video

Novlett Robyn Williams has been sentenced to 200 hours community service for possessing a child abuse video sent to her phone by her sister.

Monday, November 25, 2019

Monday, November 25, 2019

Essex lorry deaths: Driver admits illegal immigration charge

Essex lorry deaths: Driver admits illegal immigration charge

Maurice Robinson, 25, has pleaded guilty to plotting to assist illegal immigration after 39 bodies were found in a trailer in Essex.

Friday, November 22, 2019

Friday, November 22, 2019

Soho nightclub rapists jailed

Soho nightclub rapists jailed

Two Italian men who filmed themselves raping a 23-year-old woman in a Soho nightclub have been jailed for seven-and-a-half years each.

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