Crime

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Family crowdfund legal aid after son's suicide during rape investigation

Family crowdfund legal aid after son's suicide during rape investigation

Family crowdfund legal aid after son's suicide during rape investigation

The family of a young man, who committed suicide after being investigated over allegations of rape, are crowdfunding to raise funds for legal aid.

Youth violence

Bring back borstals to discipline society's 'feral young'

Bring back borstals to discipline society's 'feral young'

Borstals should be brought back into operation to discipline society's "feral young", according to security expert Dai Davies.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Thursday, May 2, 2019

London killings fall by a 'quarter'

London killings fall by a 'quarter'

Killings in London have fallen by a quarter in the last year, according to statistics from Scotland Yard.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

John Worboys

John Worboys charged with drugging four alleged victims

John Worboys charged with drugging four alleged victims

John Worboys has been charged with drugging four alleged victims with the intent of committing sex crimes.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

£20k reward offered for information on double rape suspect

£20k reward offered for information on double rape suspect

Police are offering a £20k reward for information about a man who is wanted in connection with the abduction and rape of two women last week.

Second arrest made after bodies 'found in freezer'

Second arrest made after bodies 'found in freezer'

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murder after the bodies of two women were reportedly discovered in a freezer by police.

Man pleads not guilty to Grenfell bonfire video charges

Man pleads 'not guilty' to Grenfell bonfire video charges

Man pleads 'not guilty' to Grenfell bonfire video charges

A man accused of filming a burning model of Grenfell Tower has pleaded not guilty to two charges.

Shop workers facing almost 300 assaults every day

Shop workers facing almost 300 assaults every day

Shop workers facing almost 300 assaults every day

Shop workers are facing almost 300 assaults every day, ranging from attacks by drunks to being injured trying to tackle shoplifters, a new study suggests.

Monday, April 29, 2019

Monday, April 29, 2019

Jeremy Corbyn: 'Disturbing' to ask rape victims to hand over phones

Jeremy Corbyn: 'Disturbing' to ask rape victims to hand over phones

The Labour leader said the move would allow more rapists to "get away with it".

CCTV of double rape suspect revealed

CCTV of double rape suspect revealed

CCTV of double rape suspect revealed

Detectives are seeking information about a rape suspect with a distinctive tattoo after releasing CCTV footage of him attempting to book a hotel room last week in the Watford area.

Rape victims told to hand over mobile phones

Rape complainants told to hand over mobile phones

Rape complainants told to hand over mobile phones

Rape complainants are being told they must hand over their mobile phones to police or risk prosecutions against their attackers not going ahead.

Boy accused of murdering Yousef Makki to appear in court

Boy accused of murdering Yousef Makki to appear in court

Boy accused of murdering Yousef Makki to appear in court

A 17-year-old boy accused of murdering grammar school pupil Yousef Makki in a knife attack is to appear in court today.

Friday, April 26, 2019

Friday, April 26, 2019

Moped riders raid luxury jewellers Tiffany & Co

Moped riders raid luxury jewellers Tiffany & Co

Moped riders raid luxury jewellers Tiffany & Co

Moped riders staged a smash-and-grab raid at high-end jewellers Tiffany & Co making off with a "significant amount of items".

Butcher selling 'Best of British' meat jailed for fraud

Butcher selling 'Best of British' meat jailed for fraud

A Warwickshire butcher selling thousands of pounds worth of mislabelled meat has been jailed.

Image released of 'stocky' man police say is Lyra McKee's killer

Image released of 'stocky' man police say is Lyra McKee's killer

Police investigating the murder of journalist Lyra McKee in Londonderry have called for the public's assistance in identifying a short, stocky suspect they believe is responsible for her death.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Man who vandalised mosque 'not a racist’, says mother

Man who vandalised mosque 'not a racist’, says mother

The mother of a man who left abusive graffiti on a mosques in Preston has insisted he is "not a racist".

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

National Action trial: Accused pestered into Miss Hitler pageant entry

Alleged neo-Nazi claims she was pestered into Miss Hitler pageant entry

Alleged neo-Nazi claims she was pestered into Miss Hitler pageant entry

A woman accused of being a neo-Nazi terrorist claimed she only entered a Miss Hitler beauty pageant because she was pestered into it, a court has heard.

Police not investigating ‘serious crimes’ due to budget cuts

Police not investigating ‘serious crimes’ due to budget cuts

Police not investigating ‘serious crimes’ due to budget cuts

Peter Bleksley, a former Metropolitan Police Detective, has said that “serious crimes” are not being investigated, suggesting that instead people needed to “protect” themselves.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Man arrested over death of T2 Trainspotting actor Bradley Welsh

Man arrested over death of T2 Trainspotting actor Bradley Welsh

Man arrested over death of T2 Trainspotting actor Bradley Welsh

A man has been arrested in connection with the death of T2 Trainspotting actor Bradley Welsh.

Conservative MP fined £1.5k over false expenses invoices

Conservative MP fined £1.5k over false expenses invoices

Conservative MP fined £1.5k over false expenses invoices

Conservative MP Christopher Davies has been fined £1,500 and ordered to carry out 50 hours of community service after submitting two false expenses invoices for landscape photographs to decorate his new office.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Thursday, April 18, 2019

T2 writer leads tributes to Bradley Welsh after shooting

Bradley Welsh: Tributes paid for Trainspotting 2 actor

Bradley Welsh: Tributes paid for Trainspotting 2 actor

Police are investigating the death of actor Bradley Welsh after he was shot dead in Edinburgh on Wednesday night.

Three convicted of human trafficking in ‘county lines’ case

Three gang members convicted of human trafficking

Three gang members convicted of human trafficking

Three gang members have been convicted of human trafficking offences after they used young children from London to transport and sell drugs in Hampshire as part of 'county lines' gangs.

Rogue traders jailed after scamming elderly victims

Rogue traders jailed after scamming elderly victims

Rogue traders jailed after scamming elderly victims

Two rogue traders have been jailed after scamming elderly victims into paying for unnecessary repairs.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Child image case

Paedophile caught with over a million sex abuse images spared jail

Paedophile caught with over a million sex abuse images spared jail

A 36-year-old man who had more than one million indecent images of children has been spared jail for the third time.

Criminals could be allowed to keep their records from employers

Criminals could be allowed to keep their records from employers

Criminals could be allowed to keep their records from employers

Employers could be kept in the dark about the criminal records of some job applicants under a review of rules by the home secretary.

Man found guilty of attacking four officers after fake 999 call

Student guilty of knife attack on police after fake 999 call

Student guilty of knife attack on police after fake 999 call

A university drop-out has been found guilty of a knife attack on four police officers after they responded to a fake 999 call. 

Monday, April 15, 2019

Monday, April 15, 2019

Man charged over Grenfell tower effigy video

Man charged over Grenfell tower effigy video

Man charged over Grenfell tower effigy video

A 46-year-old man has been charged after a video showing an effigy of the Grenfell Tower being burned was posted online.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Friday, April 12, 2019

Andrew Amdur

Fraudster conned elderly widow out of over £100k

Fraudster conned elderly widow out of over £100k

A 48-year-old man has been convicted of fraud after scamming an elderly widow out of £105,000.

Victims aged seven to 70 subject to upskirting last year

Upskirting law comes into force

Upskirting law comes into force

Upskirting has now become a criminal offence in England and Wales.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Fake car parking company dumped vehicles in field

Fake car parking company dumped vehicles in field

A bogus parking company made a fortune by promising to look after holidaymakers' cars before ditching the vehicles.

Brandon William Pyatt

Serial conman caught after 21 years

Serial conman caught after 21 years

A conman who faced legal action after using Manchester United striker Eric Cantona's image on a range of wines without his permission has been caught after 21 years on the run.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Criminal allowed to stay in UK because of link to gang

Criminal allowed to stay in UK because of link to gang

A Turkish criminal was initially allowed to stay in the UK because a judge said his association with a gang showed that he had integrated into British life.

Hacker

Hacker who blackmailed porn users jailed

Hacker who blackmailed porn users jailed

A hacker who blackmailed porn website users in what investigators say is the UK's most serious cyber crime case has been jailed for over six years.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Monday, April 8, 2019

Army cadet praised Hitler and built bomb, court told

Army cadet praised Hitler and built bomb, court told

An army cadet who praised Adolf Hitler constructed a potential bomb after researching instructions online, a court has heard.

Police officers attacked with knife while attending bogus 999 call, court told

Police officers attacked with knife while attending bogus 999 call, court told

Four police officers were savagely attacked in the line of duty by a knifeman who lured them with a bogus 999 call, a court has heard.

Friday, April 5, 2019

Friday, April 5, 2019

Man who told police operator he strangled his wife found guilty of murder

Man who told 999 operator he strangled his wife found guilty of murder

A east London man who calmly told a 999 operator he had killed his wife has been found guilty of murder.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Aaron Campbell Alesha MacPhail

Alesha MacPhail killer launches appeal

Alesha MacPhail killer launches appeal

The teenager who admitted raping and murdering six-year-old Alesha MacPhail has launched an appeal against his jail sentence.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

‘Slip-and-trip’ fraudster pretended to stumble over juice cartons in supermarket

‘Slip-and-trip’ fraudster pretended to stumble over juice cartons in supermarket

‘Slip-and-trip’ fraudster pretended to stumble over juice cartons in supermarket

A so-called slip-and-trip fraudster has been given a suspended prison sentence after an insurance firm brought what is thought to be the first private prosecution of its kind in the UK.

Woman wins libel battle over ex-husband ‘strangle’ Facebook posts

Woman wins libel battle over ex-husband ‘strangle’ Facebook posts

Woman wins libel battle over ex-husband ‘strangle’ Facebook posts

A woman who said during a series of Facebook posts that her ex-husband tried to strangle her has won a libel battle against him at the UK’s highest court.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

'Political correctness' leading to psychopaths slipping through net

'Political correctness' leading to psychopaths slipping through net

The psychologist who assessed the teenage killer of Alesha MacPhail has blamed “political correctness” for preventing early-years psychopathy screening.

Man arrested over latest Edmonton stabbing

Man arrested over latest Edmonton stabbing

Man arrested over latest Edmonton stabbing

A man in his 30s has been arrested by police investigating a stabbing in Enfield, north London on Tuesday, the Metropolitan Police has said.

Monday, April 1, 2019

Monday, April 1, 2019

Crime

'Legal duty' to report knife crime is government 'passing the blame'

'Legal duty' to report knife crime is government 'passing the blame'

Teachers, nurses and police officers could be held accountable for failing to "spot warning signs" of violent crime among young people, under government plans announced today.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Ross Dawson

'Despicable' thug who robbed pensioner jailed

'Despicable' thug who robbed pensioner jailed

A “despicable” man who carried out a string of violent robberies at knife-point has been jailed for 35 years.

Vladimir Ivanov Glyn Rouse

Man who stabbed stranger because of 'voices in his head' jailed

Man who stabbed stranger because of 'voices in his head' jailed

A young man who killed a stranger after hearing voices in his head has been jailed for life.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Cocaine users have 'blood on their hands' for fuelling knife crime

Cocaine users have 'blood on their hands' for fuelling knife crime

Cocaine users have 'blood on their hands' for fuelling knife crime

Cocaine users have "blood on their hands" and should be fined up to 100 per cent of their income if caught in possession, MPs have heard.

Charges against Jussie Smollett dropped, say his lawyers

Charges against Jussie Smollett dropped, say his lawyers

Charges against Jussie Smollett dropped, say his lawyers

Lawyers for Empire actor Jussie Smollett claim charges alleging he lied to police about being attacked have been dropped.

Tory MP: Teenagers at risk of knife crime should protect themselves 'by being fitter’

Tory MP: Teenagers could protect themselves from knife crime with self defence

Tory MP: Teenagers could protect themselves from knife crime with self defence

Conservative MP Christopher Chope has said teenagers at risk of knife crime should learn self defence rather than carry a knife.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Friday, March 22, 2019

Two arrested after windows smashed at five Birmingham mosques

Two arrested after windows smashed at five Birmingham mosques

Two arrested after windows smashed at five Birmingham mosques

Two men have been arrested after five mosques had their windows smashed in Birmingham.

Christopher Davies

Tory MP admits submitting false expenses invoices

Tory MP admits submitting false expenses invoices

Tory MP Christopher Davies has admitted submitting two false expenses invoices. 

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Gardener ‘cannot explain’ why he painted racist graffiti on neighbour’s door

Gardener unable to explain why he painted racially-aggravated graffiti on neighbour’s door

Gardener unable to explain why he painted racially-aggravated graffiti

A self-employed gardener who "would not say boo to a goose" cannot explain why he painted "no blacks" at the home of a man and his 10-year-old son, a court has heard.

Tattooist ‘Dr Evil’ jailed for removing customers’ ear and nipples

Tattooist jailed for illegal body modifications

Tattooist jailed for illegal body modifications

A tattooist, who was known as Dr Evil, has been jailed for carrying out ear and nipple removals and splitting a customer's tongue.

Aaron Campbell

Teenager sentenced to life for rape and murder of Alesha MacPhail

Teenager sentenced to life for rape and murder of Alesha MacPhail

The 16-year-old boy who abducted, raped and murdered six-year-old Alesha MacPhail has been locked up for at least 27 years.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Glasgow murders

Trio jailed for 'merciless' Glasgow murder

Trio jailed for 'merciless' Glasgow murder

Three people have been jailed for life for the "merciless" murder of a man at a Glasgow flat last year.

Teenager pleads guilty to pushing her friend off a bridge

Teenager pleads guilty to pushing her friend off bridge

Teenager pleads guilty to pushing her friend off bridge

A 19-year-old woman in Washington has pleaded guilty to pushing her friend off a bridge into a river, causing severe injuries.

‘Yellow vest’ protester James Goddard pleads not guilty to harassing MP Anna Soubry

‘Yellow vest’ protester James Goddard pleads not guilty to harassing MP Anna Soubry

‘Yellow vest’ protester pleads not guilty to harassing MP Anna Soubry

The “Yellow vest” protester James Goddard has pleaded not guilty to harassing MP Anna Soubry.

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