Old Bailey

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Thursday, August 6, 2020

PC Andrew Harper’s mum wants tougher sentences for police killers

PC Andrew Harper’s mum wants tougher sentences for police killers

Debbie Adlam is calling for a minimum jail term of 20 years for anyone who kills an officer, with no chance of parole during that time.

Friday, July 31, 2020

Friday, July 31, 2020

PC Andrew Harper: Teenage killers jailed for manslaughter

PC Andrew Harper: Teenage killers jailed for manslaughter

Driver Henry Long, 19, was handed a 16 year jail sentence while passengers Jessie Cole and Albert Bowers, both 18, each received 13 years.

Friday, July 24, 2020

Friday, July 24, 2020

Teenagers guilty of PC Andrew Harper’s manslaughter

Teenagers guilty of PC Andrew Harper’s manslaughter

Henry Long, 19, Jessie Cole, 18, and Albert Bowers, 18, were cleared of murder but still face years in jail for manslaughter.

Friday, June 26, 2020

Friday, June 26, 2020

Teenager who threw child from Tate Modern ‘may never be released’

Teenager who threw child from Tate Modern ‘may never be released’

Jonty Bravery, now 18, will spend at least 15 years behind bars for attempted murder after the incident at the London attraction last year.

Two jailed for 15-second fatal stabbing

Two jailed for 15-second fatal stabbing

Two men have been jailed after 40-year-old Gavin Garraway was stabbed to death in an attack that lasted just 15 seconds in March last year.

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Extremist admits terrorism and explosive offences

Extremist admits terrorism and explosive offences

Filip Golon Bednarczyk, 25, pleaded guilty to having explosives and a collection of instructions on how to make homemade bombs.

Monday, March 23, 2020

Monday, March 23, 2020

PC Andrew Harper murder trial collapses amid coronavirus

PC Andrew Harper murder trial collapses amid coronavirus

Mr Justice Edis has discharged the jury and adjourned the Old Bailey trial with a “heavy heart” after three jurors went into self-isolation.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Hashem Abedi: Brother of Manchester Arena bomber guilty of murder

Hashem Abedi: Brother of Manchester Arena bomber guilty of murder

Hashem Abedi has been found guilty of murdering 22 people and injuring hundreds more in the “cruel and cowardly” 2017 attack.

Friday, March 13, 2020

Friday, March 13, 2020

Murderer yelled ‘F*** the Queen’ as he was sentenced for life

Murderer yelled ‘F*** the Queen’ as he was sentenced for life

Shemar Dawes, 19, was convicted of murdering Lord Promise Nkenda in an attack that saw the victim mown down by a BNW and stabbed 15 times.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

PC Andrew Harper died in 'truly shocking circumstances', court told

PC Andrew Harper died in 'truly shocking circumstances', court told

The 28-year-old Thames Valley Police officer was dragged behind a car for more than a mile when he was killed last year, a court has heard.

Friday, February 21, 2020

Friday, February 21, 2020

Islamic State supporter admits plot to blow up St Paul’s Cathedral

Islamic State supporter admits plot to blow up St Paul’s Cathedral

A 36-year-old woman who supports the Islamic State has pleaded guilty to two terror offences at the Old Bailey.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Burglar admits sexual assault and murder of woman

Burglar admits sexual assault and murder of woman

A 23-year-old burglar has admitted sexually assaulting and murdering a vulnerable 89-year-old woman

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Brother of Manchester Arena bomber 'just as guilty of murder', Court told

Brother of Manchester Arena bomber 'just as guilty of murder', Court told

Hashem Abedi, 22, is on trial at the Old Bailey accused of helping his brother plan the suicide attack

Friday, January 24, 2020

Friday, January 24, 2020

Muhammad Rodwan jailed for machete attack on PC Stuart Outten

Muhammad Rodwan jailed for machete attack on PC Stuart Outten

Muhammad Rodwan has been jailed for 16 years with a further three years on extended licence at the Old Bailey for a “brutal and shocking” machete attack on PC Stuart Outten.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Muhammad Rodwan convicted of machete attack on PC Stuart Outten

Muhammad Rodwan convicted of machete attack on PC Stuart Outten

Muhammad Rodwan, 56, is found guilty of wounding with intent but cleared of attempted murder and possession of an offensive weapon.

Monday, January 20, 2020

Monday, January 20, 2020

Teenagers who ‘fist bumped’ after fatal stabbing convicted

Teenagers who ‘fist bumped’ after fatal stabbing convicted

William Haines, 18, and a 17-year-old have been found guilty of the "savage and callous attack" that killed 18-year-old Yusuf Mohamed.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

‘Predator’ who murdered a retired midwife jailed for life

‘Predator’ who murdered a retired midwife jailed for life

Aaron Fyle, 29, murdered 74-year-old Eulin Hastings on January 10 2017 before being pursued by police in a dramatic rooftop chase.

Friday, January 10, 2020

Friday, January 10, 2020

‘Opportunistic and violent’ street robber convicted of murder

‘Opportunistic and violent’ street robber convicted of murder

Shackim Purnell-Taylor, 19, stabbed 22-year-old Leo Marcus six times with a kitchen knife after stealing his rucksack and bike.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Robber caught on CCTV in £20k jewellery store raid

Robber caught on CCTV in £20k jewellery store raid

Andrew Elliott and two accomplices ransacked a north London jeweller and managed to escape, despite getting locked in by the security door.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Teenager admits killing PC Andrew Harper

Teenager admits killing PC Andrew Harper

Henry Long, 18, has denied murder but pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of PC Harper, who was killed while on duty in August last year.

Monday, January 6, 2020

Monday, January 6, 2020

Teenager charged with murder after dismembered body found

Teenager charged with murder after dismembered body found

A 17-year-old boy appeared in court accused of murder after the remains of a 53-year-old man were found at an address in south-west London.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

GP faces jail for series of sexual assaults on female patients

GP faces jail for series of sexual assaults on female patients

Dr Manish Shah preyed on cancer concerns of women and girls to persuade them to undergo unnecessary intimate examinations.

Monday, December 9, 2019

Monday, December 9, 2019

'Psychopath' serial rapist Joseph McCann handed 33 life sentences

'Psychopath' serial rapist Joseph McCann handed 33 life sentences

Joseph McCann, described as a "classic psychopath" will serve at least 30 years in jail for “brutal campaign of rape” against 11 victims.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Met Police 'golden girl' spared jail over child abuse video

Met Police 'golden girl' spared jail over child abuse video

Novlett Robyn Williams has been sentenced to 200 hours community service for possessing a child abuse video sent to her phone by her sister.

Monday, November 25, 2019

Monday, November 25, 2019

Essex lorry deaths: Driver admits illegal immigration charge

Essex lorry deaths: Driver admits illegal immigration charge

Maurice Robinson, 25, has pleaded guilty to plotting to assist illegal immigration after 39 bodies were found in a trailer in Essex.

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.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Thursday, September 19, 2019

PC Andrew Harper: Murder charge dropped against 20-year-old

PC Andrew Harper: Murder charge dropped against 20-year-old

A 20-year-old man accused of murdering PC Andrew Harper had the charge against him dropped during a hearing at the Old Bailey today.

Friday, February 22, 2019

Friday, February 22, 2019

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. 

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.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Labour former whip Fiona Onasanya found guilty of perverting the course of justice after lying about speeding ticket

Labour former whip Fiona Onasanya found guilty of perverting the course of justice after lying about speeding ticket

Labour former whip found guilty of perverting the course of justice

Labour has suspended former whip Fiona Onasanya and said she should resign as an MP after she was convicted of lying to police to avoid a speeding charge.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Tommy Robinson says he's victim of a 'political witch hunt'

Tommy Robinson says he's victim of a 'political witch hunt'

Tommy Robinson says he's victim of a 'political witch hunt'

Tommy Robinson's contempt of court case was referred to the Attorney General, and the English Defence League founder said he was the victim of a 'political witch hunt'

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Hundreds protest as Tommy Robinson arrives at court

Hundreds protest as Tommy Robinson arrives at court

Hundreds protest as Tommy Robinson arrives at court

Activist Tommy Robinson said he was feeling quietly confident as he arrived at the Old Bailey to face a fresh contempt of court hearing.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Thursday, April 19, 2018

A large piece on the crashed Hawker Hunter fighter jet is lifted by crane in Shoreham, in 2015

Pilot to face trial over deaths of 11 men in Shoreham air disaster

Pilot to face trial over deaths of 11 men in Shoreham air disaster

Andrew Hill's vintage Hawker Hunter jet plunged into traffic on the A27 while trying to execute a loop-the-loop in August 2015

Monday, April 9, 2018

Monday, April 9, 2018

Lorry driver avoids jail for killing Lord Taylor of Blackburn on zebra crossing

Lorry driver avoids jail for killing Lord Taylor of Blackburn on zebra crossing

Lorry driver avoids jail for killing Lord Taylor of Blackburn on zebra crossing

The lorry driver hit Lord Taylor of Blackburn, who had been on his mobility scooter on a zebra crossing

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Families of IRA Hyde Park bombing victims awarded legal aid for action against suspect

Families of IRA Hyde Park bombing victims awarded legal aid for action against suspect

Families of IRA Hyde Park bombing victims awarded legal aid

The Legal Aid Agency has agreed to find the case after several applications were refused

Monday, January 15, 2018

Monday, January 15, 2018

Pre-inquest hearing to be held for those killed in Westminster Bridge terror attack

Pre-inquest hearing to be held for those killed in Westminster Bridge terror attack

Pre-inquest hearing to be held for those killed in Westminster terror attack

Five people died in Khalid Masood's attack last year

Friday, September 8, 2017

Friday, September 8, 2017

Man jailed for a year after being convicted for sharing terrorist material on social media

Camden man Medhi Bira jailed for a year for sharing terrorist material on social media

Camden man jailed for sharing terrorist material on social media

Mehdi Bira had been found guilty of two counts of dissemination of terrorist material

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Man who intervened to try to save Jo Cox MP dies

Bernard Kenny: Pensioner who tried to save Jo Cox from killer Thomas Mair dies

Pensioner who tried to save Jo Cox dies after cancer battle

Bernard Kenny, the pensioner who attempted to stop Thomas Mair from killing the MP, is being hailed as a hero

Friday, August 11, 2017

Friday, August 11, 2017

Man who fired gun while fleeing police sentenced to 10 years

Kojo Kyei-Bamfo: Man who fired gun while fleeing police in Brixton sentenced to 10 years in jail

Man who fired gun while fleeing police sentenced to 10 years in jail

26-year-old Kojo Kyei-Bamfo was jailed over an incident which occurred in April 2016

Friday, July 28, 2017

Friday, July 28, 2017

Fourteen imprisoned for multi-million pound conspiracy to produce cannabis

Members of £25 million cannabis ring jailed for combined 92 years

Members of £25 million cannabis ring jailed for combined 92 years

An investigation by the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate found 16,428 plants across Kent and Norfolk between 2013 to 2015

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Court hears Indian Muslim woman was 'murdered in honour killing' after starting relationship with an Arab man

Indian Muslim woman's body stuffed in fridge after 'honour killing', London court hears

Indian Muslim woman raped and murdered in 'honour killing', court hears

Mujahid Arshid is accused of the kidnap, rape and murder of 19-year-old Celine Dookhran

Friday, July 14, 2017

Friday, July 14, 2017

Man jailed for 17 years after asking three people to kill his partner

David John Harris: Former producer on The Bill jailed for 17 years for plotting to kill his partner

Man jailed for 17 years after asking three people to kill his partner

David John Harris has been convicted of three counts of solicitation after police were tipped off by one of the hitmen he tried to hire

Friday, May 26, 2017

Friday, May 26, 2017

BREAKING: Student who planted bomb on Jubilee Line sentenced to 15 years

BREAKING: Student who planted bomb on Jubilee Line sentenced to 15 years

Damon Smith was found guilty of possession of an explosive substance with intent at his Old Bailey trial

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Two 14-year-old boys 'part of group who killed man whilst taxi waited for them'

Two 14-year-old boys 'part of group who killed man whilst taxi waited for them'

Two 14-year-old boys 'part of group who killed man whilst taxi waited for them'

A court has heard that two 14-year-olds were part of a group of four who killed Hussein Ahmed and attacked two 17-year-olds

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Student accused of planting bomb on London Underground will not give evidence

Damon Smith: Student accused of planting bomb on London Underground Jubilee Lane won't give evidence

Student accused of planting bomb on London Underground won't give evidence

Damon Smith allegedly filled a bag with explosives and ball-bearing shrapnel and left it on a London Underground train

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Teenager pleads guilty to plotting bomb attacks on Buckingham Palace and Elton John concert

Teenager Haroon Syed pleads guilty to plotting bomb attacks on Buckingham Palace and Elton John concert

Teen pleads guilty to bomb plots on Buckingham Palace and Elton John show

19-year-old Haroon Syed admitted to plotting to bomb targets in London

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Pregnant terror suspect held in custody after allegedly helping husband to conduct UK knife attack

Pregnant terror suspect in custody for 'helping husband prepare UK knife attack'

Pregnant terror suspect in custody for 'helping husband prepare UK knife attack'

A pregnant woman allegedly let her husband use her credit card in order to buy a steel combat knife

Mother used fake Facebook account to post extremist propaganda, court hears

Mother used fake Facebook account to post extremist propaganda, court hears

Mother used fake Facebook account to post extremist propaganda, court hears

The woman is also accused of sending money to bank accounts knowing that it may be used for terrorism

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Three members of 'Musketeers group plotting attack on UK are known terrorists'

'Three Musketeers' group accused of plotting attack on UK were known extremists, court hears

'Three Musketeers' group accused of UK terror plot 'were known extremists'

Naweed Ali, Khobaib Hussain, Mohibur Rahman and Tahir Aziz are currently on trial for allegedly keeping a machete, Samurai sword and a pipe bomb ready for an attack on an unknown target

Friday, March 10, 2017

Friday, March 10, 2017

Drug addict to be sentenced for killing child and aunt in car crash

Drug addict jailed for 12 years for killing child actor and aunt in car crash

Drug addict jailed for 12 years for killing child actor and aunt in car crash

The man was driving a stolen car and being chased by police at the time of the crash, with a cocktail of drugs in his system

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Student to admit making and planting ball bearing bomb on London tube train

Student Damon Smith to admit making and planting ball bearing bomb on London tube train

Student to admit making and planting ball bearing bomb on London tube train

Damon Smith will admit both making and planting a ball bearing bomb on a London tube train, a court has heard

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Call centre worker accused of owning Isis manuals to stand trial

Call centre worker accused of owning Isis manuals to stand trial

Call centre worker accused of owning Isis manuals to stand trial

A call centre worker accused of downloading Islamic State manuals has been ordered by a senior judge to stand trial this summer

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Killer jailed for 20 years after murdering girlfriend in 'narcissistic rage'

Killer jailed for 20 years after murdering girlfriend in 'narcissistic rage'

Killer jailed for 20 years after murdering girlfriend in 'narcissistic rage'

Alin Apopei killed 25-year-old sex worker Denisa Silmen, after she said she was leaving him

Monday, February 6, 2017

Monday, February 6, 2017

Teenager admits to killing American tourist and injuring five others in Russell Square rampage

Teenager Zakaria Bulhan admits killing American tourist and injuring five others in Russell Square rampage

Teenager admits to killing American tourist in Russell Square rampage

19-year-old Zakaria Bulhan admitted manslaughter by diminished responsibility on what would have been the first day of his trial at the Old Bailey

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Rapper cleared of machine gun order to gain revenge for theft of jewellery

Rapper David Osadebay cleared of ordering machine gun murder to avenge jewellery theft

Rapper cleared of ordering machine gun murder to avenge jewellery theft

A rapper has been cleared of ordering a machine gun murder, which killed an innocent bystander, to gain revenge for the theft of his jewellery

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