Crime

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Tommy Robinson jailed for nine months for contempt of court

Tommy Robinson jailed for nine months for contempt of court

He has been jailed for contempt of court for broadcasting a video on social media featuring defendants in a criminal trial.

Monday, July 8, 2019

Monday, July 8, 2019

Three jailed for ‘sickening’ assault on pregnant teenager

Three jailed for ‘sickening’ assault on pregnant teenager

Three people who held a teenage girl against her will and assaulted her have been sentenced to a total of 25 years in jail.

Ex-nurse who accused former PM of sexual abuse ‘misled officers’

Ex-nurse who accused former PM of sexual abuse ‘misled officers’

A man who allegedly made up stories of a high-profile paedophile ring has been accused of misleading detectives to claim compensation.

Burglary gang sentenced over south London crime spree

Burglary gang sentenced over south London crime spree

A group of seven teenagers and young men have been jailed for a total of 14 years over a string of burglaries across south London.

Friday, July 5, 2019

Friday, July 5, 2019

UK's largest-ever modern slavery ring smashed

UK's largest-ever modern slavery ring smashed

A West Midlands slavery ring that forced more than 400 people to work for pennies a day while their bosses earned £2 million has been smashed.

Lufkin licker

Woman faces 20-year sentence for licking ice cream in shop

Woman faces 20-year sentence for licking ice cream in shop

A woman filmed opening a tub of ice cream and licking it before putting it back in a store's freezer is facing up to 20 years in jail.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Thursday, July 4, 2019

London Underground pickpocketing reports double

London Underground pickpocketing reports double

The number of pickpocketing offences reported on the Underground has more than doubled in two years.

Tommy Robinson supporters gather for contempt trial

Tommy Robinson supporters gather for contempt trial

Around 100 Tommy Robinson supporters are outside the Old Bailey where he is facing contempt of court charges today.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Paedophile jailed for 22 years for raping nine-year-old girl

Paedophile jailed for 22 years for raping nine-year-old girl

Peter Hayden, who raped a nine-year-old girl before taking explicit pictures of her, has been jailed for 22 years.

Fraudster jailed for £58,000 benefits scam

Fraudster jailed for £58,000 benefits scam

He was jailed for identity theft, just weeks after he was released from prison for the same crime on the same victim.

Baby son of murdered pregnant woman Kelly Mary Fauvrelle dies

Baby son of murdered pregnant woman Kelly Mary Fauvrelle dies

The newborn son of a pregnant woman who was murdered in south London on Saturday has died in hospital.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Cat

Woman fined £170 for throwing kitten at neighbour's door

Woman fined £170 for throwing kitten at neighbour's door

April Hawes threw the eight-month-old kitten at her neighbour's front door after it kept coming into her garden.

Pensioner jailed for shooting dead six-year-old great-grandson

Pensioner jailed for shooting dead six-year-old great-grandson

A 78-year-old man has been jailed for three years after he shot dead his six-year-old great-grandson with an unlicensed air rifle.

Monday, July 1, 2019

Monday, July 1, 2019

Pensioner fined £600 for racist Brexit remark

Pensioner fined £600 for racist Brexit remark

A 74-year-old who told a black woman "when Brexit comes you will be gone" during an outburst in a shop has been fined.

Friday, June 28, 2019

Friday, June 28, 2019

Man accused of trying to steal Magna Carta pleads not guilty

Man accused of trying to steal Magna Carta pleads not guilty

A man charged with using a hammer to smash the glass box protecting a copy of the Magna Carta has pleaded not guilty.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Man accused of train stabbing was paranoid schizophrenic, court hears

Man accused of train stabbing was paranoid schizophrenic, court hears

Man accused of train stabbing was paranoid schizophrenic, court hears

A man accused of murdering a fellow train passenger was paranoid schizophrenic and struggled on public transport, a court has heard.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Jurors watch video of 'frenzied' train passenger stabbing

Jurors watch video of 'frenzied' train passenger stabbing

Jurors watch video of 'frenzied' train passenger stabbing

Jurors have watched shocking video of a "quick and frenzied" fatal attack on a train passenger.

Man sentenced after filming himself stealing sheep

Man sentenced after filming himself stealing sheep

Man sentenced after filming himself stealing sheep

A man who filmed himself stealing a sheep before releasing it into a city has been given a community order.

Victims' commissioner demands review of 'double jeopardy' law

Victims' commissioner demands review of 'double jeopardy' law

Dame Vera Baird has written to the government demanding a review of a law which protected paedophile Bob Higgins from further charges.

Footage released of man confessing to shooting friend dead

Footage released of man confessing to shooting friend dead

Police have released bodycam footage showing the moment a man handed himself into police after accidentally shooting his friend dead.

Woman who filmed boy ‘dancing’ while driving banned from road

Woman who filmed boy ‘dancing’ while driving banned from road

Woman who filmed boy ‘dancing’ while driving banned from road

A driver who uploaded footage to her Facebook page of a boy “dancing” in her car has been banned from the road. 

Twelve-year-old boy arrested over alleged 'homophobic' assault

Twelve-year-old boy arrested over alleged 'homophobic' assault

The boy has been arrested on suspicion of carrying out a 'homophobic' attack on two men in Liverpool.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

‘Yellow vest’ protester James Goddard convicted of assault

‘Yellow vest’ protester James Goddard convicted of assault

‘Yellow vest’ protester James Goddard convicted of assault

Self-styled "yellow vest" protester James Goddard has been convicted of assaulting a photojournalist at a demo in Manchester.

Monday, June 24, 2019

Monday, June 24, 2019

Man who pushed ex-eurotunnel boss on to Tube track jailed for life

Man who pushed ex-eurotunnel boss on to Tube track jailed for life

Man who pushed ex-eurotunnel boss on to Tube track jailed for life

A man who pushed a former Eurotunnel boss on to the tracks of the London Underground has been jailed for life with a minimum of 12 years.

Sacked MP Chris Davies to fight for old seat in by-election

Sacked MP Chris Davies to fight for old seat in by-election

The former MP has been selected to fight for the seat he lost after more than 10,000 constituents signed a petition to remove him.

Friday, June 21, 2019

Friday, June 21, 2019

Man detained after hidden camera found on James Bond set

Man detained after hidden camera found on James Bond set

A man was arrested after a concealed camera was found in the women’s toilets at the studio where the next James Bond film is being made.

Wimbledon prowler victim: ‘Nothing will make me feel safe again’

Wimbledon prowler victim: ‘Nothing will make me feel safe again’

Victims of a serial burglar who targeted the London suburb of Wimbledon say they have been left “constantly suspicious”.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Thursday, June 20, 2019

John Worboys faces life in jail after admitting four more attacks

John Worboys faces life in jail after admitting four more attacks

John Worboys faces life in jail after admitting four more attacks

Black cab rapist John Worboys is facing life in jail after admitting to four more attacks on women.

Speedboat killer loses appeal against manslaughter conviction

Speedboat killer loses appeal against manslaughter conviction

Speedboat killer loses appeal against manslaughter conviction

Speedboat killer Jack Shepherd has lost a Court of Appeal challenge against his conviction for the manslaughter of Charlotte Brown.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Tube attacker took £600 of crack cocaine the day before incident

Tube attacker took £600 of crack cocaine the day before incident

A schizophrenic who pushed a 91-year-old man onto Tube tracks last year had taken £600 worth of crack cocaine the day before the attack.

Armed police called to university over reports of student with gun

Armed police called to university over reports of student with gun

Armed police called to university over reports of student with gun

Armed police have been called to a university campus following reports of a student seen brandishing a handgun.

Teenagers jailed for 'brutal' torture of schoolboy

Teenagers jailed for 'brutal' torture of schoolboy

Three teenagers who held a boy captive for six hours after he knocked over a drink have been jailed.

London suffers fifth killing in six days after triple stabbing

Fifth man killed in London in six days after triple stabbing

Fifth man killed in London in six days after triple stabbing

A man has died following a triple stabbing in north London - the fifth killing in the capital in six days.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Teenager jailed for branding Prince Harry ‘race traitor’

Teenager jailed for branding Prince Harry ‘race traitor’

The teenager who called the Duke of Sussex a “race traitor” in an online post has been jailed for four years and three months.

Businessman jailed for sharing Christchurch shooting video

Businessman jailed for sharing Christchurch shooting video

Businessman jailed for sharing Christchurch shooting video

A Christchurch businessman who shared a video of worshippers being killed at a New Zealand mosque has been sentenced to 21 months in prison.

Monday, June 17, 2019

Monday, June 17, 2019

Prince Harry branded a ‘race traitor’ in violent image

Prince Harry branded a ‘race traitor’ in violent image

The Duke of Sussex was dubbed a “race traitor” and pictured with a gun to his head in an image posted online by a Leeds teenager.

Gangsters who created threatening videos jailed for 26 years

Gangsters jailed for 26 years for weapons offences

Gangsters jailed for 26 years for weapons offences

Two members of an east London gang found in possession of weapons have been jailed for a total of 26 years.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Jack Shepherd: Verdict on speedboat death expected within a week

Jack Shepherd: Verdict on speedboat death expected within a week

The man found guilty in the speedboat death of Charlotte Brown will face a longer wait to find out if his conviction will be overturned.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

'Evil' ex-football coach Bob Higgins jailed for 24 years

'Evil' ex-football coach Bob Higgins jailed for 24 years

A former football coach has been jailed for 24 years and three months for sexually abusing young football players during a 25-year period.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Police probe launched after swastikas drawn on commemorative bench

Police probe launched after swastikas drawn on commemorative bench

Police probe launched after swastikas drawn on commemorative bench

An investigation has been launched after swastikas were drawn on a commemorative D-Day bench.

‘Monster of Worcester’ who killed three children freed from jail

‘Monster of Worcester’ who killed three children freed from jail

A man who murdered three children and impaled their bodies on a fence outside their home has been released from prison.

TalkTalk hacker jailed for four years

TalkTalk hacker jailed for four years

A 22-year-old man behind the hack and blackmail of TalkTalk in 2015 has been sentenced to four years in jail.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Monday, June 10, 2019

Police seek 14 men in connection with football disorder

Police seek 14 men in connection with football disorder

Detectives are appealing for information on 14 individuals they want to speak to regarding disorder before a Crystal Palace v Brighton match on March 9.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Former SNP MP Natalie McGarry jailed for embezzlement

Former SNP MP Natalie McGarry jailed for embezzlement

Former MP Natalie McGarry has been jailed for 18 months for embezzling more than £25,600 from pro-independence groups.

Monday, June 3, 2019

Monday, June 3, 2019

Jack Shepherd: Appeal date set over speedboat death conviction

Jack Shepherd: Appeal date set over speedboat death conviction

Jack Shepherd: Appeal date set over speedboat death conviction

Jack Shepherd, who was jailed over the speedboat death of Charlotte Brown, has had a date set for his challenge against his manslaughter conviction.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Gang of seven convicted over Haringey attack

Gang of seven convicted over Haringey attack

A gang of men who attacked a pair of brothers, leading to the death of one and life changing injuries for the other, have all been convicted at the Old Bailey.

Monday, May 20, 2019

Monday, May 20, 2019

One in four young people feel unsafe where they live, study finds

One in four young people feel unsafe where they live, study finds

One in four young people feel unsafe where they live, study finds

Almost one in four (24 per cent) of young people say they feel at risk because of violence in their community, according to the Prince's Trust.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Man admits ‘reckless’ sharing of terrorist song

Man admits ‘reckless’ sharing of terrorist song

Man admits ‘reckless’ sharing of terrorist song

A man from Cardiff has admitted sharing a terrorist song entitled Virgins Of Paradise on the second day of his Old Bailey trial.

Man jailed for eight years after mowing down soldier

Man jailed for eight years after mowing down soldier

Man jailed for eight years after mowing down soldier

A motorist was jailed for eight years on Wednesday for leaving a serving soldier with life changing injuries after mowing him down in Leeds.

Two jailed over knife-point robbery and child abuse images

Two jailed over knife-point robbery and child abuse images

Two jailed over knife-point robbery and child abuse images

Two men were jailed on Tuesday for committing a knife-point robbery against a woman and her teenage daughter.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Man caught posting pictures to Instagram from prison

Man caught posting pictures to Instagram from prison

Man caught posting pictures to Instagram from prison

A man has been caught posting photos of himself to Instagram from prison.

Friday, May 10, 2019

Friday, May 10, 2019

Man who wanted to “kill English pigs" at theatre walks free

Man who threatened to 'kill English pigs' at theatre walks free

Man who threatened to 'kill English pigs' at theatre walks free

A man who threatened to stab audience members at The Royal Shakespeare Theatre was spared jail this week.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Gang jailed for 43 years over £10m fraud

Gang jailed for 43 years over £10m fraud

Seven fraudsters have been jailed for a total of more than 43 years for hacking into email accounts to steal more than £10million pounds from victims in the UK and abroad.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Two arrested for trafficking 29 Vietnamese nationals

Two arrested in connection with trafficking 29 Vietnamese nationals

Two arrested in connection with trafficking 29 Vietnamese nationals

Police in Devon and Cornwall have arrested and charged two men who pleaded guilty to trafficking Vietnamese people into the UK.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Labour MP: ‘Youth workers are key’ to tackling knife crime

Labour MP: ‘Youth workers are key’ to tackling knife crime

Labour MP: ‘Youth workers are key’ to tackling knife crime

The chair of the all-party parliamentary group on knife crime has said that youth workers are “absolutely key” to tackling the rise in knife crime.

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