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11 Nov 2013, 16:28pm
South Wales Police is appealing for the public’s help in tracing the owner of a suitcase containing a number of old family photographs.
The suitcase was handed to local PCSO Bethan Jennings which was found on the green near Willowbrook Gardens and Crumlin Drive in St Mellons, Cardiff.
It contained many old family and military photographs and various...
11 Nov 2013, 15:51pm
A 38-year-old man from Wilmslow has been sentenced to five years in prison after being found guilty of death by dangerous driving.David Larsen, from Lindfield Estate North was sentenced at Chester Crown Court on 6 November 2013.
On 20 September 2012, Larson had been travelling at speed along the A523 London Road, Adlington towards Macclesfield in...
11 Nov 2013, 15:42pm
A kebab shop worker who sexually assaulted a young customer has been convicted at court.
Ali Tok, 50 (3.4.63), of Allwood Close SE26, assaulted the 11-year-old schoolgirl as she waited for her order at the shop in Leahurst Road SE13.
He was found guilty at Woolwich Crown Court on Thursday, 7 November, of sexual touching of a child under 13 and will...
31 Oct 2013, 11:41am
Four men who headed up a drugs supply ring stretching across Kent worth almost £5million have been sentenced to a total of 24 years in prison.
Brothers Danny and Michael Malone, Martin Merritt and Hugh Webb all appeared at Maidstone Crown Court on Thursday 31 October.
The Malones and Merritt had pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply cannabis at an...
31 Oct 2013, 11:24am
A man is due in court today (Thursday, 31 October) charged with a number of offences against women, which are believed to have taken place at a Hereford health club.
Mark Morrison, of Martins Close, Woolhope, Hereford, is due before the city’s magistrates’ court later charged with five counts of sexual assault, 25 counts of voyeurism and one count of...
31 Oct 2013, 11:13am
The parents of Sri Lankan-born murder victim Thavisha Lakindu Peiris have today, Thursday, 31 October, paid a moving tribute to “the most caring and loving son a parent could have”.
Speaking from their family home in Sri Lanka, they said they had been left heartbroken by his death.
His father, Sarath Mahinda Peiris, and mother Sudarma Narangoda, said:...
31 Oct 2013, 11:00am
Police are continuing enquiries this morning after two teenage girls reported seeing a woman being forced to get into a vehicle in Newmarket yesterday evening, Wednesday 30 October.
Officers were contacted just after 7.30pm to reports that the girls had seen a man get out of a car and grab the woman – who appeared to be in her early 20s, of slim...
30 Oct 2013, 19:31pm
Today at Glasgow Sheriff Court, five people have been sentenced to a total of twenty five years in prison for their involvement in drugs and serious organised crime.
The convictions and sentencing follow a successful intelligence led operation lasting a number of months during 2012, code named Operation Chilon 2012.
In August 2012, following searches...
30 Oct 2013, 13:59pm
A WOMAN will appear in court this morning (29 October), accused of stabbing to death a man at her Wolverhampton apartment.
Caroline Loweth, aged 49, was arrested on Sunday afternoon (27 October) after emergency services were called to a flat in Market Square, in the city centre.
John Fletcher, aged 53 and from Wolverhampton, had suffered a knife wound...
30 Oct 2013, 13:57pm
A former student who was stabbed to death in Sheffield on Sunday night (27 October) was delivering his last ever pizza before starting a bright new career in IT.
South Yorkshire Police have today (Wednesday 30 October) held a press conference to appeal to the public for information about the murder of Thavisha Lakindu Peiris.
The 25-year-old had moved...
30 Oct 2013, 13:55pm
Last night (Tuesday, 29 October) two men from Battersea were charged as part of the Operation Jadeite investigation into a cash-in-transit robbery in Tattenham Corner earlier this year.
At around 10.30am on Wednesday, 30 January, a cash delivery driver was taking money to the Co-operative store, Tattenham Crescent when he was assaulted before the offenders...
29 Oct 2013, 21:08pm
Detectives have launched a murder investigation following the death of a woman in Ilford.
Police were called by London Ambulance Service at approx 00:15hrs on Tuesday, 29 October to reports of a woman injured in Ilford Lane, near the junction with Loxford Lane.
Officers attended and the woman, believed 24yrs, was treated for a stab injury. She was taken...
29 Oct 2013, 18:23pm
Following a lengthy police investigation, Joshua Brookes, 20, from Parsonage Close, Chelmsford today, Tuesday, October 29, appeared at Chelmsford Crown Court and pleaded guilty to causing death by careless driving.
This crash occurred about 9.45am on Friday, March 30, 2012 on Waltham Road, Boreham.
Jerzy Wartanowicz was driving his Vauxhall Agila with...
29 Oct 2013, 17:56pm
A man who beat his elderly wife to death after a row over the heating has been jailed.
Douglas Bailey, 74, of Rilshaw Lane, Winsford, pleaded guilty to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility at Chester Crown Court on Thursday 26 September 2013.
He has today, Tuesday 29 October 2013, been sentenced to five years in prison.
23 Oct 2013, 18:36pm
The Crown Prosecution Service has authorised Lancashire Police to charge Stuart Hall with 15 offences of rape relating to two girls and one offence of indecent assault.
Nazir Afzal, Chief Crown Prosecutor for CPS North West, said: “Following a careful review, we have decided that there is sufficient evidence to prosecute Stuart Hall for 16 alleged...
19 Oct 2013, 18:05pm
One of four men arrested on Sunday, 13 October, by MPS Counter Terrorism (SO15) officers has been released from custody.
[D] A 29-year-old man was released today, Saturday, 19 October. He has not been charged with any offence.
Three men remain in custody. Please see details below.
At approximately 19.10 on Sunday, 13 October the four men were arrested...
19 Oct 2013, 12:53pm
Detectives investigating a hoax call in Knaresborough, made to the emergency services have arrested a man from West Yorkshire.
The incident occurred on Wednesday 16 October 2013, when an anonymous caller made a malicious bomb hoax regarding a pizza take-away on the High Street, Knaresborough.
A 21-year-old man from the Leeds area, was arrested by...
19 Oct 2013, 12:42pm
Police investigating an attempted rape at the Arndale Centre in Manchester have managed to locate the boy who had been targeted.
At about 4.50pm on Thursday 17 October 2013., police received a report that a boy, aged around 12-years-old, had been approached by a man in the toilets in the Arndale Centre. It was reported that the man had attempted to...
18 Oct 2013, 15:09pm
Detectives in Selby are appealing for information after a 72-year-old woman was robbed in the town this morning.
At around 7.15am on Friday 18 October 2013, the woman was walking across the green area on Garden Court in Selby after buying her morning paper.
She was approached by a man who pushed her in her back and snatched her purse from her hand....
18 Oct 2013, 14:07pm
A man stroked a woman’s leg as she travelled on a bus in Manchester.
At about 12.30am on Monday 14 October 2013, a 19-year-old woman boarded the 142 bus at Withington library.
A short time later a man, who it is believed boarded at the stop near the Great Central pub, sat next to the woman and stroked her leg.
Alarmed, she immediately got off the bus.
18 Oct 2013, 14:07pm
More than 130 arrests have been made as part of South Yorkshire Police’s latest drive to combat burglary and car crime.
Since the start of Operation Lockdown at the beginning of the month, a total of 131 people have been arrested in connection with such crimes across South Yorkshire.
Chief Inspector Iain Chorlton said: “I am very pleased with these...
18 Oct 2013, 14:05pm
Police are investigating an incident which happened at the Arndale Centre in Manchester on Thursday 18 October 2013.
At about 4.50pm, police received a report that a boy, aged around 12-years-old, had been approached by a man in the toilets in the Arndale Centre. It was reported that the man had attempted to rape the boy.
A 68-year-old man was arrested...
18 Oct 2013, 13:59pm
A 27-year-old man has appeared in court charged with the murder of Parvaiz Hussain Iqbal.
Emergency services were called to a shop in Grosvenor Road, Eastwood, shortly after 2pm on Tuesday (15 October) where the body of 40-year-old Mr Iqbal, from Rotherham, was found.
A second man, a 40-year-old from Sheffield, was also found seriously injured at the...
18 Oct 2013, 13:59pm
Gregor McGill, a senior lawyer at the Crown Prosecution Service, said:
“The CPS has today authorised the Metropolitan Police to charge Nick Parker with one offence of receiving stolen goods and one offence of unauthorised access to computer material.
“We have also authorised the police to charge Michael Ankers, 29, from South West London, with theft.
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