Crime

Friday, November 22, 2019

Friday, November 22, 2019

Thief who stole cheating footballer’s watch jailed

Thief who stole cheating footballer’s watch jailed

A man who burst into a hotel room to film a footballer in bed with someone who was not his partner has been jailed for 16 months.

Monday, November 18, 2019

Monday, November 18, 2019

Man charged with murder of woman found in wheelie bin

Man charged with murder of woman found in wheelie bin

The body of 39-year-old Nicola Stevenson was found by a dog walker in a wheelie bin in East Sussex.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Criminals being punished falls to lowest level in 50 years

Criminals being punished falls to lowest level in 50 years

The number of offenders being punished for their crimes is at the lowest level in almost half a century, figures suggest.

Man jailed for dialling 999 and belching down phone

Man jailed for dialling 999 and belching down phone

A 28-year-old who repeatedly dialled 999 and belched down the phone at police call handlers has been jailed for 24 weeks.

Surge in child abuse linked to witchcraft beliefs

Surge in child abuse linked to witchcraft beliefs

The number of children in England abused due to a belief in witchcraft has risen by more than 30 per cent in the last three years.

Met Police arrest 17 in human trafficking raids

Met Police arrest 17 in human trafficking raids

The force said it recovered 29 potential human trafficking victims in searches of London addresses that led to 17 arrests this morning.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Cocaine worth £20m smuggled in blocks of frozen meat

Cocaine worth £20m smuggled in blocks of frozen meat

A man has been charged after a stash of cocaine worth more than £20 million wrapped in frozen meat was seized from the back of his lorry.

Tommy Robinson rally attendees sought by police after 'disorder'

Tommy Robinson rally attendees sought by police after 'disorder'

Detectives have released images of 10 protesters suspected of serious disorder at a 'Free Tommy Robinson' demonstration.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Two arrested in London on suspicion of terrorism offences

Two arrested in London on suspicion of terrorism offences

Two men have been arrested in east London on suspicion of terrorism offences, the Metropolitan Police said.

Woman who murdered her two teenage sons jailed for life

Woman who murdered her two teenage sons jailed for life

Sarah Barrass and Brandon Machin have been jailed for life for strangling 13-year-old Tristan Barrass and 14-year-old Blake Barrass.

Uber driver jailed for sexually assaulting 'defenceless' passenger

Uber driver jailed for sexually assaulting 'defenceless' passenger

Temur Shah, 45, was jailed for sexually assaulting a female passenger while she was leaning out of his car door to vomit.

Monday, November 11, 2019

Monday, November 11, 2019

Man jailed for 16 weeks over Remembrance Day firework

Man jailed for 16 weeks over Remembrance Day firework

Stuart Potts, 38, claimed he set off fireworks during the two-minute silence in Salford as a "mark of respect".

Remembrance Sunday silence interrupted by firework in Salford

Remembrance Sunday silence interrupted by firework in Salford

A man has been charged with a public order offence after disrupting a silent tribute at the cenotaph in Eccles, Salford.

Friday, November 8, 2019

Friday, November 8, 2019

Man jailed for firing at police in shooting ‘rampage’

Man jailed for firing at police in shooting ‘rampage’

A 33-year-old man has been jailed for 24 years after he opened fire on police officers with a double-barrelled shotgun in Somerset.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Police appeal one year after burglary led to death of war veteran

Police appeal one year after burglary led to death of war veteran

The Met Police have issued a fresh appeal for information to mark one year since a 98-year-old veteran died after a "violent" burglary.

Monday, November 4, 2019

Monday, November 4, 2019

Eight arrested in Vietnam over Essex lorry deaths

Eight arrested in Vietnam over Essex lorry deaths

The arrests were made by Vietnamese police in connection with the 39 migrants found dead in a lorry in Essex.

Friday, November 1, 2019

Friday, November 1, 2019

Man banned from cathedral after threatening to 'shoot' congregation

Man banned from cathedral after threatening to 'shoot' congregation

David Heney has been banned from Westminster Cathedral for six months after threatening to "shoot up" the congregation, a court heard.

Legal loophole for drivers using mobile phones to be closed

Legal loophole for drivers using mobile phones to be closed

A loophole which enables drivers using their mobiles to escape prosecution if filming or taking photos is to be closed, the government said.

Toddler dies after falling from block of flats

Toddler dies after falling from block of flats

An 18-month-old boy has died after falling from the ninth floor of Stellar House in Tottenham.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Man jailed for attack that left police officer partially blind

Man jailed for attack that left police officer partially blind

Sergeant Andy Gore remains blind in one eye after he was spayed in the face with ammonia while responding to a 999 call in April.

Monday, October 28, 2019

Monday, October 28, 2019

Essex lorry driver accused of role in ‘global smuggling ring’

Essex lorry driver accused of role in ‘global smuggling ring’

A lorry driver accused of the manslaughter of 39 migrants was part of a “global ring” that smuggled people into the UK, a court has heard.

Man jailed for 15 years after ‘devastating’ acid attack

Man jailed for 15 years after ‘devastating’ acid attack

Muhammed Al-Ali will serve at least 15 years in jail after attacking a man with "corrosive liquid", leaving him with life-changing injuries.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Friday, October 25, 2019

Man and woman, 38, arrested over lorry deaths

Man and woman, 38, arrested over lorry deaths

The pair from Warrington, Cheshire, have been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and conspiracy to traffic people.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Passport worker admits stealing photos of girls

Passport worker admits stealing photos of girls

A Passport Office worker has admitted stealing 30 photographs of girls from applications and making indecent images of children.

Rate-of-increase in reports of child sex offences at four-year low

Rate-of-increase in reports of child sex offences at four-year low

The rate of increase in the number of child sex offences reported to police has fallen to its lowest level in four years.

Essex murder case: 39 victims were Chinese nationals

Essex murder case: 39 victims were Chinese nationals

The 39 individuals found dead in the back of a lorry in Essex were all Chinese nationals, it has emerged.

Addresses searched after 39 bodies found in lorry in Essex

Addresses searched after 39 bodies found in lorry in Essex

A 25-year-old man, named in reports as Mo Robinson from Co Armagh, Northern Ireland, remains in custody after 39 bodies were discovered.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Essex lorry had travelled from Belgian village, police say

Essex lorry had travelled from Belgian village, police say

A trailer carrying 39 people who were found dead had travelled from Zeebrugge into Purfleet, Essex, and docked in the Thurrock area.

UK's most wanted man jailed for life over 'grotesque' bar attack

UK's most wanted man jailed for life over 'grotesque' bar attack

Shane O'Brien slashed the neck of 21-year-old Josh Hanson at a west London bar before fleeing the UK in a private plane.

PMQs: Human traffickers should be 'hunted down', says PM

PMQs: Human traffickers should be 'hunted down', says PM

News of the discovery of 39 dead bodies in a lorry in Thurrock, Essex, this morning has dominated Prime Minister's Questions.

Two teenagers sentenced for racist attack on Korean student

Two teenagers sentenced for racist attack on Korean student

Louis Barrett and Bradley Garrett have been sentenced for the hate crime against a Korean university student in Brighton two years ago.

39 bodies found in a container in Essex

39 bodies found in a container in Essex

Essex police have said 39 people have been pronounced dead with "early indications" suggesting 38 are adults and one is aged in their teens.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Motoring journalist prosecuted after filming himself speeding

Motoring journalist prosecuted after filming himself speeding

Joe Achilles was fined more than £600 and given six points on his licence for filming himself driving at nearly 100mph on a Derbyshire road.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Friday, October 18, 2019

Boy 'thrown' from Tate Modern out of intensive care

Boy 'thrown' from Tate Modern out of intensive care

The family of a six-year-old allegedly thrown from the Tate Modern's tenth floor confirmed he is now out of intensive care.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Two found guilty of raping woman at London nightclub

Two found guilty of raping woman at London nightclub

Two men in their twenties will "pay the price for their actions", having been found guilty of raping a woman at a London nightclub.

Thief who ran over officer in hijacked police car jailed

Thief who ran over officer in hijacked police car jailed

Mubashar Hussain has been jailed after he knocked down PC Gareth Phillips, shattering his pelvis and leaving him in hospital for four weeks.

Monday, October 14, 2019

Monday, October 14, 2019

Life imprisonment for terrorist responsible for Westminster attack

Life imprisonment for terrorist responsible for Westminster attack

Salih Khater will serve a minimum of 15 years behind bars for attempted murder after he drove into members of the public outside Parliament.

Paedophile Richard Huckle stabbed to death in prison

Paedophile Richard Huckle stabbed to death in prison

Humberside Police have said they are treating the death of an inmate as "suspicious" and confirmed that paedophile Richard Huckle had died.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Man who kicked MP Jess Phillips' office door fined

Man who kicked MP Jess Phillips' office door fined

Michael Roby, 36, was ordered to pay a total of £207 after he admitted the disturbance at Labour MP Jess Phillips' office in Birmingham.

Friday, October 4, 2019

Friday, October 4, 2019

Conman jailed for claiming £2.5m jackpot with fake lottery ticket

Conman jailed for claiming £2.5m jackpot with fake lottery ticket

Edward Putman, 54, has been jailed for nine years after he forged a lottery ticket to claim a £2.5 million prize.

Priti Patel demands review after report into Carl Beech case

Priti Patel demands review after report into Carl Beech case

The Home Secretary has requested another review into the Metropolitan Police's investigation into false Westminster paedophile claims.

MP Charlie Elphicke faces court over sex assault charges

MP Charlie Elphicke faces court over sex assault charges

He pleaded not guilty to three counts of sexual assault against two women dating back to 2007.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Knife-wielding man kills three police officers in Paris

Knife-wielding man kills three police officers in Paris

The attacker, believed to be an employee at police headquarters in Paris, was later shot to death.

Community ‘in shock’ over stabbing of woman and newborn baby

Community ‘in shock’ over stabbing of woman and newborn baby

A man has been charged with two counts of attempted murder after a mother and three-week-old baby were stabbed.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Thieves behind ‘brazen crime spree’ jailed a total of 70 years

Thieves behind ‘brazen crime spree’ jailed a total of 70 years

Four members of an organised gang have been jailed over a year-long crime spree across London and the south of England.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Wanted fugitive found guilty after three-year international hunt

Wanted fugitive found guilty after three-year international hunt

One of Britain's most wanted fugitives has been found guilty of murder after he evaded arrest across Europe for three-and-a-half years.

Police hunt man accused of sexual assaults on London buses

Police hunt man accused of sexual assaults on London buses

Detectives have released images of a man suspected of sexually assaulting nine women travelling on north and east London buses.

Friday, September 27, 2019

Friday, September 27, 2019

Mother admits murder of two teenage sons

Mother admits murder of two teenage sons

Sarah Barrass admitted to murdering her two teenage sons, and conspiring to kill four more of her children - all under the age of 13.

Gatwick drone investigation: 'No realistic lines of enquiry’

Gatwick drone investigation: 'No realistic lines of enquiry’

Police investigating a drone attack on Gatwick Airport in December 2018 say they are no closer to finding the people behind it.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Former lawyer one of first to be sentenced for upskirting

Former lawyer one of first to be sentenced for upskirting

Fifty-four-year-old Daren Timson-Hunt took two videos of his victim without her knowledge at London's Embankment underground station.

Police officer suffers fractured skull after 'heinous' hit-and-run

Police officer suffers fractured skull after 'heinous' hit-and-run

West Midlands Police is searching for a suspect after one of its officers was deliberately run down while on duty, fracturing his skull.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Victim of 'senseless' fatal stabbing at tube station named

Victim of 'senseless' fatal stabbing at tube station named

A 20-year-old football fan, who was stabbed to death at a London Underground station, has been named as Tashan Daniel.

Monday, September 23, 2019

Monday, September 23, 2019

Two jailed for accessing Emiliano Sala post-mortem footage

Two jailed for accessing Emiliano Sala post-mortem footage

Sherry Bray, 49, and Christopher Ashford, 62, have received 14 months and five months jail time respectively for accessing the CCTV clips.

Friday, September 20, 2019

Friday, September 20, 2019

Paedophile who injected boy with steroids jailed for ten years

Paedophile who injected boy with steroids jailed for ten years

John Andrew Carter injected a teenage boy with testosterone and sexually abused him for a period of two years.

Private investigator who slated Sadiq Khan jailed on terror charges

Private investigator who slated Sadiq Khan jailed on terror charges

A man caught on film making an anti-Muslim rant against Sadiq Khan has been jailed, after police uncovered his stash of terrorist material.

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