Crime

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Give knife crime funding to offenders to ‘change their lives’, says former gang member

Former gang member brands Sajid Javid's Knife Crime Prevention Orders 'a joke'

Former gang member brands Sajid Javid's Knife Crime Prevention Orders 'a joke'

Sephton Henry, a former gang member has said described the Home Secretary’s new measures to tackle knife crime “a joke”, and said that the funding might as well go straight to knife crime offenders to “change their lives”.

Knife Crime Prevention Orders 'not the answer' to stopping young people carrying knives

Knife Crime Prevention Orders 'not the answer' to stopping young people carrying knives

Knife Crime Prevention Orders 'not the answer' to stop youngsters having knives

The chief of a knife crime awareness charity says the newly-announced Knife Crime Prevention Orders won't stop young people carrying knives

Keith Bourne

Postman's finger bitten off by dog as he pushed mail through letterbox

Postman's finger bitten off by dog as he pushed mail through letterbox

Veteran postman Keith Bourne lost the tip of his ring finger after a Staffordshire bull terrier tore it off during a routine delivery.

Home secretary

Home secretary launches 'social media ASBOs' in bid to tackle knife violence

Home secretary launches 'social media ASBOs' in bid to tackle knife violence

Home Secretary Sajid Javid has unveiled new ASBO-style orders designed to tackle spiralling knife violence.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

‘Zombie knife’ attacker’s sentence increased by court of appeal

‘Zombie knife’ attacker’s sentence increased by court of appeal

‘Zombie knife’ attacker’s sentence increased by court of appeal

A teenager who attacked a car with a "zombie knife" in broad daylight has been jailed for three and a half years after the Court of Appeal decided his suspended sentence was unduly lenient.

Knives 'dumped in the street' after fatal stabbing in Islington

Knives 'dumped in the street' after fatal stabbing in Islington

Knives 'dumped in the street' after fatal stabbing in Islington

Police are investigating the death of a teenager after a fight descended into a fatal stabbing in north London

Man decapitates his own dog and sets house alight after Spice overdose

Man decapitates his own dog and sets house alight after Spice overdose

Man decapitates his own dog and sets house alight after Spice overdose

A man cut off his own dog's head and setting a family’s house alight after overdosing on Spice, a court heard.

Stephen Kinnock MP: Jailed MP Fiona Onasanya will ‘no longer be a Member of Parliament’

Stephen Kinnock MP: Jailed MP Fiona Onasanya will ‘no longer be a Member of Parliament’

Stephen Kinnock MP: Fiona Onasanya will ‘no longer be a MP’

Labour’s Stephen Kinnock has said that Fiona Onasanya, a Labour MP who was jailed for lying about a speeding charge, should resign and that the party will force a by-election if she does not.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Labour MP jailed for three months over lying to avoid a speeding charge

Labour MP jailed for three months over lying to avoid a speeding charge

Labour MP jailed for three months over lying to avoid a speeding charge

Labour MP Fiona Onasanya has been jailed for three months at the Old Bailey for lying to avoid a speeding prosecution.

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Saturday, January 26, 2019

McDonald's

Three diners stabbed at north London McDonald's

Three diners stabbed at north London McDonald's

Three diners were stabbed by a group wielding knives in front of "terrified" families at a busy McDonald's restaurant.

Friday, January 25, 2019

Friday, January 25, 2019

Shane Fletcher

White supremacist convicted of planning killing spree in Cumbria

White supremacist convicted of planning killing spree in Cumbria

A 21-year-old white supremacist has been convicted of planning a killing spree at a medieval football match in his home town of Workington.

Police Federation chair says 'the government is letting us down' as crime increases and police numbers fall

Police Federation chair says 'the government is letting us down' as crime increases and police numbers fall

Police Federation chair: 'The government is letting us down'

The chair of the Police Federation said the police need more money and more prisons to tackle the rise in crime

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Police call for ‘more boots on the ground’ as homicides increase 14%

Police call for ‘more boots on the ground’ as homicides increase 14%

Police call for ‘more boots on the ground’ as homicides increase 14%

Police officers are calling for "more boots on the ground" as figures reveal a 14% rise in homicides - the highest number since 2008.

Convicted sex offenders housed in budget hotels after release, report finds

Convicted sex offenders housed in budget hotels after release, report finds

Convicted sex offenders housed in budget hotels after release, report finds

Convicted sex offenders who should have been closely monitored in bail hostels have instead been housed in budget hotel chains on their release from prison, inspectors have found.

Man appears in court after killing PSCO in car crash

Man appears in court after killing PSCO in car crash

Man appears in court after killing PSCO in car crash

Darren Ogom has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving after Holly Burke was killed when crashed into her car during a police chase

Sister of Charlotte Brown: ‘The only person Jack Shepherd is thinking of is himself’

Sister of Charlotte Brown who died in speedboat crash: ‘The only person Jack Shepherd is thinking of is himself’

Sister of Charlotte Brown: ‘Jack Shepherd is only thinking of himself'

The sister of Charlotte Brown, who died after being thrown from Jack Shepherd’s speedboat on a first date, said that he is only “thinking of himself”.

Preparations under way to extradite speedboat killer Jack Shepherd from Georgia

Speedboat killer Jack Shepherd 'may fight extradition' as he maintains innocence

Speedboat killer Jack Shepherd 'may fight extradition' as he maintains innocence

Jack Shepherd went on the run after being convicted of manslaughter following the 2015 death of Charlotte Brown

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Speedboat killer arrested in Georgia after months on the run

Speedboat killer arrested in Georgia after months on the run

Speedboat killer arrested in Georgia after months on the run

Speedboat killer Jack Shepherd has been arrested in Georgia after handing himself in to authorities after spending months as a fugitive.

Knife crime on railways triples in three years

Knife crime on Britain's trains triples in three years

Knife crime on Britain's trains triples in three years

Knife crime on Britain's rail network has more than tripled in the past three years, police figures suggest.

15-year-old boy in ‘potentially life-threatening condition’ after shooting in south-east London

15-year-old boy in ‘potentially life-threatening condition’ after shooting in south-east London

15-year-old boy seriously injured after shooting in south-east London

A 15-year-old boy has been taken to hospital in a "potentially life-threatening condition" after being shot in south-east London.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Police investigation the deaths of mother and two children in Bolton

Police investigate the deaths of mother and two children in Bolton

Police investigate the deaths of mother and two children in Bolton

Police are investigating the deaths of a mother and two young children whose bodies were found at their home in Bolton.

Chris Brown

Singer Chris Brown arrested in Paris on suspicion of rape

Singer Chris Brown arrested in Paris on suspicion of rape

The American singer is in custody in Paris with two others, after a woman filed a rape complaint, French police have said.

Monday, January 21, 2019

Monday, January 21, 2019

Using lie-detectors could lead to ‘lazy policing’, says domestic abuse lawyer

Using lie-detectors could lead to ‘lazy policing’, says domestic abuse lawyer

Using lie-detectors could lead to ‘lazy policing’, says domestic abuse lawyer

Rachel Horman, a domestic abuse lawyer has said that proposals for domestic abuse offenders to face lie-detector tests when released from prison could lead to “lazy policing”.

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Two arrested over Londonderry car bomb attack

Two arrested over Londonderry car bomb attack

Two arrested over Londonderry car bomb attack

Two men have been arrested after a vehicle exploded in Londonderry, Northern Ireland on Saturday evening.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Thursday, January 17, 2019

SWNS Burglary

Burglar who broke into retirement flats restrained by former policeman and Judo enthusiast

Burglar who broke into retirement flats restrained by two OAP residents

A burglar who broke into retirement flats was restrained by two pensioner residents - a former policeman and a Judo enthusiast.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

e-fit

Burglary suspect e-fit mocked online for resemblance to E.T

Burglary suspect e-fit mocked online for resemblance to E.T

Social media users have mocked an e-fit image released by Staffordshire Police, claiming it resembles the alien E.T.

Mark Adams

Tony Blair's former aide jailed for raping 'vulnerable' woman

Tony Blair's former aide jailed for raping 'vulnerable' woman

The former private secretary to Tony Blair and John Major has been jailed for seven years for raping a "particularly vulnerable" woman.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Monday, January 14, 2019

Waltham Forest

Waltham Forest culture festival 'not a panacea for societal problems facing urban Britain'

Waltham Forest culture festival 'not a panacea for societal problems'

Organisers of an event celebrating Waltham Forest's status as a London Borough of Culture have defended the event, after coming under fire for holding celebrations in the same week a 14-year-old was killed in the area.

Polish mayor dies after being stabbed on stage at charity event

Polish mayor dies after being stabbed on stage at charity event

Polish mayor dies after being stabbed on stage at charity event

Gdansk mayor Pawel Adamowicz has died from stab wounds a day after being attacked on stage at a charity event, Poland's health minister said.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Poppies

Police investigate after 50 poppy wreaths thrown from war memorial in 'mindless' act of vandalism

Police investigate after 50 poppy wreaths thrown from war memorial

Police are investigating a "mindless act of vandalism" involving a war memorial in Swindon.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Jail sentences of six months or less for most crimes could be scrapped to relieve pressure on the system, the prisons minister has suggested.

Prisons minister suggests scrapping 'very short' prison sentences to ease pressure on prison system

Prisons minister suggests scrapping 'very short' prison sentences

Jail sentences of six months or less for most crimes could be scrapped to relieve pressure on the system, the prisons minister has suggested.

‘Yellow vest’ campaigner James Goddard arrested in London ahead of protest

‘Yellow vest’ campaigner James Goddard arrested in London ahead of protest

‘Yellow vest’ campaigner James Goddard arrested in London ahead of protest

James Goddard, a leading member of UK’s ‘yellow vest’ protesters, has been arrested in London ahead of ‘yellow vest’ protest in the capital city.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Friday, January 11, 2019

Crispin Blunt MP: The ‘criminal' cannabis supply chain 'does not give-a-monkeys’ about health effects of the drug

Crispin Blunt MP: The ‘criminal' cannabis supply chain 'does not give-a-monkeys’ about health effects of the drug

Crispin Blunt MP: 'Criminal' cannabis suppliers 'do not give-a-monkeys'

Conservative MP Crispin Blunt has said that legalising cannabis would stop the ‘criminal’ cannabis supply chain that ‘does not give-a-monkeys’ about the health effects of the drug.

Pensioner among cannabis growers busted for £720,000 cannabis farm

Pensioner among cannabis growers busted for £720,000 cannabis farm

Pensioner among cannabis growers busted for £720,000 cannabis farm

A pensioner was among a three cannabis growers caught running a £720,000 cannabis farm inside an agricultural greenhouse.

Migrants come to UK believing the streets are ‘paved with gold’, says Theresa May's ex-immigration director

Migrants come to UK believing the streets are ‘paved with gold’, says Theresa May's ex-immigration director

Migrants come to UK believing it is ‘paved with gold’, says immigration expert

Immigration expert David Wood has said that migrants have an “unrealistic expectation” of the UK and believe that the streets are “paved with gold”.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Former police officer warns videos by ‘paedophile hunters’ are fuelled by ‘lust for likes’ on social media

Online ‘paedophile hunters’ fuelled by ‘lust for likes’, warns former police officer

Online ‘paedophile hunters’ fuelled by ‘lust for likes’

Peter Bleksley, a former Metropolitan police officer has said that he does not have a problem with so-called ‘paedophile hunters’ but that he feels their need to live-stream confrontations as a “lust for likes and views” on social media.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Removing bars from prison windows is ‘common sense’, says prison policy expert

Removing bars from prison windows is ‘common sense’, says prison policy expert

Removing bars from prison windows is ‘common sense’, says prison policy expert

Mark Day from the Prison Reform Trust has said proposals to remove bars from the windows of new prisons are “common sense”, describing it as “yesterday’s technology”.

Stabbing

Jayden Moodie: London's youngest stab victim died in 'targeted attack'

Jayden Moodie: London's youngest stab victim died in 'targeted attack'

A 14-year-old boy who was knocked off a moped and stabbed multiple times died in a targeted attack, police have said.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Kit Carson

Former football coach dies in car crash on day of child sex abuse trial

Former football coach dies in car crash on day of child sex abuse trial

The former youth football coach was accused of historic sexual abuse involving boys aged under 16.

Monday, January 7, 2019

Monday, January 7, 2019

Court sketch

Man charged with murder of passenger on train in Surrey

Man charged with murder of passenger on train in Surrey

A man accused of murdering a father travelling on a train with his teenage son is due to appear in court.

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Lee Pomeroy

Train stabbing victim revealed as 'devoted' father Lee Pomeroy

Train stabbing victim revealed as 'devoted' father Lee Pomeroy

The victim of a fatal stabbing on board a train in Surrey was a "devoted" father who was taking his son on a trip to London, his family have revealed.

Horsley Station

Suspect held after man stabbed to death on train in front of teenage son

Suspect held after man stabbed to death on train in front of teenage son

Police hunting a knifeman who murdered a train passenger in Surrey in front of his 14-year-old son have arrested a suspect

Friday, January 4, 2019

Friday, January 4, 2019

Horsley Station

Man stabbed to death on train in Surrey

Man stabbed to death on train in Surrey

A murder inquiry has been launched after a man was stabbed to death on board a train in Surrey.

Abu Hamza's son charged with firearms offences

Abu Hamza's son charged with firearms offences

Abu Hamza's son charged with firearms offences

The son of imprisoned radical Islamist Abu Hamza has been charged with possessing firearms and intent to cause fear and danger

Having to disclose criminal record to employers could 'legitimise discrimination', says study

Having to disclose criminal record to employers could 'legitimise discrimination', says study

Disclosing criminal record to employers could 'legitimise discrimination'

A study has claimed that employers could discriminate against applicants who disclose a criminal conviction

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Michael Foran

Murder detectives begin manhunt for 'dangerous' ex-boyfriend of woman found dead

Murder detectives begin manhunt for 'dangerous' ex-boyfriend of woman found dead

Murder detectives are hunting the "dangerous" ex-boyfriend of a woman who was found dead in a flat on New Year's Eve.

Monday, December 31, 2018

Monday, December 31, 2018

Hammersmith stabbing

Nearly 40 arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after west London stabbing

Nearly 40 arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after London stabbing

Thirty-nine people have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a "minor argument" in a shop ended in a man being chased down and stabbed.

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Strictly Come Dancing star AJ Pritchard attacked on night-out

Strictly Come Dancing star AJ Pritchard attacked on night-out

Strictly Come Dancing star AJ Pritchard attacked on night-out

Strictly Come Dancing star AJ Pritchard was left with bruises on his face, arms, body and legs after he and his brother Curtis were attacked on a night-out, a family spokesman has said.

Friday, December 28, 2018

Friday, December 28, 2018

Three men found guilty of murder over Leicester shop explosion

Three men found guilty of murder over Leicester shop explosion

Three men who killed five people in a "bomb-like" shop blast have been convicted of murder and plotting to claim a £300,000 insurance pay-out.

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Four men detained as police secure cargo ship after ‘stowaways threaten crew’

Four men detained as police secure cargo ship after ‘stowaways threaten crew’

Four men have been detained under the Immigration Act after police boarded a cargo ship amid reports of stowaways threatening crew.

Friday, December 21, 2018

Friday, December 21, 2018

A ‘hard-core minority’ of young people are committing LGBT+ hate crimes, says human rights campaigner

A ‘hard-core minority’ of young people are committing LGBT+ hate crimes, says human rights campaigner

A ‘hard-core minority’ are committing LGBT+ hate crimes, says campaigner

Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has said that there remains a "hard-core minority" of young people who commit hate crimes against LGBT+ people. 

Two Harrods workers face jail for attack on homeless man who later died

Two Harrods workers face jail for attack on homeless man who later died

Two Harrods workers face jail for attack on homeless man who later died

Two Harrods employees are facing jail after attacking a homeless man who asked them for a cigarette

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Neo-nazi couple

Neo-Nazi couple who named baby 'Adolf' jailed for terrorist group membership

Neo-Nazi couple who named baby 'Adolf' jailed for terrorist group membership

A couple who named their baby Adolf out of "admiration" for Hitler have been jailed for being members of the banned National Action group.

Friday, December 14, 2018

Friday, December 14, 2018

Rapper J Hus jailed for eight months for knife possession

Rapper J Hus jailed for eight months for knife possession

The award-winning artist was arrested in June after having a 10cm blade in his possession.

Man who had ears sliced off in street attack dies in hospital

Man who had ears sliced off in street attack dies in hospital

Sajed Choudry suffered a number of serious injuries during the incident near his home in Blackburn.

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