Crime

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.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Monday, March 18, 2019

Police release CCTV footage after 98-year-old dies following ‘violent robbery’

Police release CCTV footage after 98-year-old dies following ‘violent robbery’

Police release CCTV footage after 98-year-old dies following ‘violent robbery’

Police have release new CCTV footage after a 98-year-old died following a violent robbery in his home.

Wanted People

Met police to display 'wanted' people on London vans

Met police to display 'wanted' people on London vans

Images of 38 wanted individuals will be displayed on two vans driving around London to encourage the public to come forward with information.

Tram

Three people dead after shooting on tram in Netherlands

Three people dead after shooting on tram in Netherlands

Police have named the suspect in a shooting attack on a tram in the central Dutch city of Utrecht which has left three people dead and nine injured.

Bethan Colebourn

Ex-teacher jailed for life for drowning daughter in bath

Ex-teacher jailed for life for drowning daughter in bath

A former science teacher has been jailed for at least 18 years after drowning her three-year-old daughter in a bath when her marriage broke down.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Theresa May has shown ‘contempt for policing’

Theresa May has shown ‘contempt for policing’

Theresa May has shown ‘contempt for policing’

The national chairman of the Police Federation has said it is “clear” that the home secretary had fought for the £100million extra funding announced on Wednesday, because Theresa May has shown “nothing but contempt for policing”.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Actress avoids jail for identifying Bulger killer

Actress avoids jail for identifying Bulger killer

Actress Tina Malone has narrowly avoided jail after she admitted sharing a social media post identifying one of James Bulger’s killers.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Worldwide web inventor calls for people to ‘come together’ to end its misuse

World Wide Web inventor calls for people to ‘come together’ to end its misuse

World Wide Web inventor calls for people to ‘come together’ to end its misuse

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the worldwide web, has called on the public and politicians to "come together" to end its misuse in a letter to mark the technology's 30th anniversary.

Shop owner offers ‘safe space’ in campaign against knife crime

Shop owner offers ‘safe space’ in campaign against knife crime

Shop owner offers ‘safe space’ in campaign against knife crime

The owner of a clothes shop in south east London is offering refuge to teenagers who fear they may be a victim of knife crime.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Monday, March 11, 2019

Birmingham City fan jailed for assaulting Jack Grealish

Birmingham City fan jailed for assaulting Jack Grealish

Paul Mitchell has been jailed for 14 weeks after assaulting Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish during Sunday's derby.

Boy due in court charged with murder of Jodie Chesney

Teen due in court charged with murder of Jodie Chesney

Teen due in court charged with murder of Jodie Chesney

A 15-year-old boy has been charged with the murder of Jodie Chesney in east London, the Metropolitan Police said.

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Ayub Hassan

15-year-old charged with murder of stabbed teenager

15-year-old charged with murder of stabbed teenager

A 15-year-old boy has been charged with murder, following the fatal stabbing of a 17-year-old in west London.

Friday, March 8, 2019

Friday, March 8, 2019

Coin collector convicted for murdering fellow enthusiast over rare 50p

Coin collector convicted for murdering fellow enthusiast over rare 50p

A coin enthusiast is facing life imprisonment for the “senseless and brutal” murder of a fellow collector over his limited edition Beatrix Potter 50p coins.

Sandwich

German man who poisoned colleagues' sandwiches jailed for life

German man who poisoned colleagues' sandwiches jailed for life

A 57-year-old man has been jailed for life after putting poison in his colleagues' sandwiches.

Shoreham airshow crash pilot cleared of manslaughter

Shoreham airshow crash pilot cleared of manslaughter

Shoreham airshow crash pilot cleared of manslaughter

Families have expressed their "disappointment" and "devastation" after a pilot was cleared over the deaths of 11 men in the Shoreham air crash.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Luton shootout

Luton shootout captured on CCTV

Luton shootout captured on CCTV

Footage has emerged of a gangland shootout between a cyclist and five men in a car on a residential Luton street last year.

Laureline Garcia-Bertaux

Murder investigation launched after body found in Kew

Murder investigation launched after body found in Kew

A murder investigation has been launched after a woman’s body was found in a shallow grave in Kew.

Jack Straw: Theresa May is in ‘complete denial’ over knife crime

Jack Straw: Theresa May is in ‘complete denial’ over knife crime

Jack Straw: Theresa May is in ‘complete denial’ over knife crime

The former Labour Home Secretary has accused the prime minister of being in “complete denial” about the causes of knife crime, after she suggested that there “was no direct correlation between certain crimes and police numbers".

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Lewis Ludlow

Muslim convert who plotted Oxford Street terror attack jailed for life

Muslim convert who plotted Oxford Street terror attack jailed for life

An IS fanatic who planned to kill tourists on Oxford Street has been jailed for life after a judge ruled his extremism "ran very deep".

Father guilty of plotting acid attack on 3-year-old son

Father guilty of plotting acid attack on 3-year-old son

A father and five other men have been found guilty of orchestrating an acid attack on a three-year-old during in a bitter custody battle with the child's mother.

Calling in soldiers to tackle knife crime is ‘nonsense’

Calling in soldiers to tackle knife crime is ‘nonsense’

Calling in soldiers to tackle knife crime is ‘nonsense’

Former Chief Constable of Cambridge Police, Tom Lloyd has described the proposal to bring in the army to deal with knife crime as “nonsense”.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

UKIP attempt to ‘push anti-muslim agenda’ on child abuse survivors

UKIP ‘pushing anti-Muslim agenda’ on child abuse survivors

UKIP ‘pushing anti-Muslim agenda’ on child abuse survivors

The founder of Shatter Boys, a support group for male survivors of child sexual abuse in Rochdale, has told talkRADIO that UKIP has offered to fund them if they raise alarm about grooming gangs.

Kevin Cairns

Conman jailed for swindling dying father

Conman jailed for swindling dying father

A conman who swindled a terminally-ill father out of £12,500 has been jailed for four years.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Monday, March 4, 2019

Father of stabbing victim: ‘Everyone is running around like headless chickens’

Knife crime has 'everyone running around like headless chickens'

Knife crime has 'everyone running around like headless chickens'

The father of Jimmy Mizen, who was stabbed to death aged 16 in 2008, has said that “everyone is running around like headless chickens” because no one knows how to tackle knife crime.

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Girl stabbed to death in London park

Girl stabbed to death in London park

Girl stabbed to death in London park

A 17-year-old girl was stabbed to death in an east London park on Friday night, Scotland Yard said. 

Friday, March 1, 2019

Friday, March 1, 2019

Louella Fletcher-Michie

Rapper jailed for death of Holby City star's daughter

Rapper jailed for death of Holby City star's daughter

A rapper has been jailed for eight-and-a-half years for the manslaughter of Holby City actor John Michie’s daughter.

Legalising cannabis gives ‘sick people the best medicine’

Legalising cannabis gives ‘sick people the best medicine’

Legalising cannabis gives ‘sick people the best medicine’

A drugs policy expert has said that legalising medical cannabis allows “sick people to get the best medicine for their ailments”, but that the government was not moving fast enough.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Coke-on-Trent

‘Coke-on-Trent’ drug gang jailed for 100 years

‘Coke-on-Trent’ drug gang jailed for 100 years

Drug smugglers who ran a £30million drugs ring from Stoke-on-Trent were jailed for a total of 100 years today.

Police chief brands knife attacks ‘national emergency’

Police Commissioner: knife attacks a ‘national emergency’

Police Commissioner: knife attacks a ‘national emergency’

A slew of stabbings across two major cities has been described as a "national emergency" by West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Monday, February 25, 2019

Baljinder Singh

Man jailed for helping Indian fraudsters with Microsoft scam

Man jailed for helping Indian fraudsters with Microsoft scam

A conman has been jailed for his part in a scam worth hundreds of thousands of pounds which made computer users think their machines had been infected with a virus.

Friday, February 22, 2019

Friday, February 22, 2019

Killer of six-year-old Alesha MacPhail named as teenager Aaron Campbell

Killer of six-year-old Alesha MacPhail named as teenager Aaron Campbell

Killer of six-year-old Alesha MacPhail named as teenager Aaron Campbell

The 16-year-old boy who raped and murdered Alesha MacPhail can be identified as Aaron Campbell after a judge allowed his name to be reported.

Emojis

Emojis as easy to interpret as 'Spanish or French', argues defence lawyer

Emojis as easy to interpret as 'Spanish or French', argues defence lawyer

Emojis pose no more difficulty to the courts than interpreting another language, a criminal defence lawyer has argued. 

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Man who died in luxury hotel lobby after stabbing named by police

Stabbing victim who died in luxury hotel lobby named by police

Stabbing victim who died in luxury hotel lobby named by police

Police have named a man who died in the lobby of a luxury hotel after being stabbed in the street in central London.

Four jailed after woman killed by stolen HGV

Four jailed after woman killed by stolen HGV

Four men have been jailed for almost 50 years after a pedestrian was run over and killed by a stolen HGV they were holding to ransom.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Man arrested over ‘no blacks’ graffiti

Man arrested over ‘no blacks’ graffiti

Man arrested over ‘no blacks’ graffiti

A 54-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated criminal damage after “no blacks” was written on a door.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Police

Eleven arrested after fatal stabbing in central London

Eleven arrested after fatal stabbing in central London

Eleven people are being held on suspicion of murder after a fatal stabbing in central London.

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