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Police in Shaftesbury are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward following an attempted robbery in the area of Crookhays.
The incident happened at approximately 12.30am on Saturday 27 September 2014 in an alleyway between the Longmead industrial estate and Lane Side.
The victim, a 17-year-old boy, was approached from behind...
A former police staff employee has been sentenced today, 2 October, at Camberwell Green Magistrates’ Court after pleading guilty to offences under the Computer Misuse Act.
Clare Foody, 47, from south-east London, had worked for the Metropolitan Police in various intelligence and despatch roles during a career spanning 18 years.
In May 2014, following...
A scrap metal dealer from Croydon has been found guilty of taking in stolen metal at his scrap yard, including stolen crematorium plaques,that he then went on to cut up into small pieces in an attempt to disguise them.
Joseph Collier, 72 yrs (dob 02/09/1942) of Woodhall Drive, Dulwich, SE21, was found guilty yesterday, Wednesday, 1 October, at Croydon...
Police have released dramatic footage which shows a gang of masked raiders stealing a cash machine from the UEA.
It comes as three men were today sentenced to a total of 14 years in prison after admitting three other ram-raids and a series of house burglaries in Norfolk and neighbouring counties.
John Eli Loveridge, 38, his son John Stanley Loveridge,...
Detectives from the Hampshire Major Investigation Team have launched a murder investigation following the death of a man from Alton.
A 32-year-old man from Alton, was taken to North Hampshire Hospital on Tuesday, September 30 by South Central Ambulance Service. He had suffered severe injuries and was in a life-threatening condition.
Sadly, the man...
A Manchester drug dealer who was stopped on the M6 with nearly £2million worth of heroin has been jailed for over 7 years.
David Partington of Roch Crescent, Whitefield had picked up a consignment of heroin worth £1.97 million and was on his way home via the M6 when motorway cops stopped him just outside Walsall near to Junction 10.
They searched the...
A 17-year-old boy who pleaded guilty to the murder of Elizabeth Rose Thomas at his home in Oxted has been sentenced to a minimum of 25 years in prison.
Police were called to a residential property on Amy Road near Oxted High Street at around 5.20pm on Friday, 24 January, where the body of Elizabeth was discovered. A post-mortem established the cause...
“We have been left completely devastated by the recent developments and it is difficult to comprehend that our sweet and beautiful daughter was the victim of a terrible crime. Why anyone would want to hurt her is something that we are struggling to come to terms with.
“Alice was a loving and much loved daughter and sister, a quirky live spark...
Robbers covered a 90-year-old man’s face as they stole jewellery in Crumpsall.
At around 8.10pm on Monday 29 September 2014, offenders broke into the home on Crescent Road.
They walked into the bedroom of the homeowner and demanded he gave them money before covering his face with a cloth.
Bedrooms were searched before jewellery and money was taken....
A man will appear before Mold Magistrates on October 16 2014, charged with two offences of indecent assault against a boy.
Roger Owen Griffiths, aged 76, from Wrexham, is alleged to have committed the offences between 1982 and 1984, when the boy was aged between 12 and 14 years old.
The charges result from an investigation by Operation Pallial, a National...
A man is due in court this afternoon (1 October) charged with the murder of Coventry toddler Khaleel Hussain.
Keith Brown, aged 21, of Swan Lane, Stoke, is due to appear before the city’s magistrates court over the death of the two-year-old, who died at Birmingham Children’s Hospital on Tuesday 22 October last year after suffering a serious head injury.
Police have released an image of a man they would like to speak to after a woman was sexually assaulted in Manchester city centre.
In the early hours of Sunday 24 August 2014, the 21-year-old was speaking to a man in the Orchid Lounge before he said he would take her to another club.
At around 4.45am, they made their way onto Sackville Street behind...
Police are appealing for help to trace a missing sex offender.
Damon Betterton, 26, is wanted for a breach of his notification requirements after failing to notify police of his address.
Betterton was previously living at an address in Blackpool but it is believed that he no longer lives at that address and has failed to notify police of his whereabouts.
A group of teenagers have been convicted today, 1 October, at the Old Bailey of assaulting and killing a father-of-two at his local community centre in Stockwell.
Donald McNicol, 54 years, of Burrow House, Stockwell Park Road, died in hospital two weeks after being viciously attacked by the group.
Four other men were today found guilty of killing Mr...
A man has been jailed for 13 years for repeatedly raping his wife.
The 26-year-old from Tower Hamlets was sentenced on 29 September at Snaresbrook Crown Court for four offences of rape.
The defendant had filmed one of the offences on the victim’s mobile phone and was so confident his wife would not speak out that he gave the phone back to her.
Chief Constable Sir Stephen House has approved the recommendation of the Armed Policing Monitoring Group that the national standing firearms authority should continue. In addition, having listened to concerns expressed by politicians and some members of the public and having assessed the current operational challenges faced by Police Scotland, the Chief...
Alison Saunders, the Director of Public Prosecutions, has today published the final version of new standards for all CPS prosecutors. This follows a consultation with the public, which demonstrated that draft interim standards published in April 2014 were largely in the right place.
Casework Quality Standards apply to all cases prosecuted by the CPS...
The case against a Birmingham man, charged with attending a terrorist training camp in Syria, has been discontinued.
Moazzam Begg, 46 and from Hall Green, will be released from prison where he has been on remand since March. His trial was due to start on October 6.
Police and lawyers from the Crown Prosecution Service reviewed the new material, previously...
he Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is investigating West Yorkshire Police’s contact with a 22-year-old man who died in hospital eight days after being released from custody.
Ethaniel Butler was arrested in Leeds on 28 June and released on bail. He was later taken to hospital where he died on 6 July.
An independent IPCC investigation...
A brave bobby who feared for his life after suffering catastrophic crush injuries when tackling a fleeing burglar is back fighting crime.
PC Pete McGinn was ground against a lamp-post by a car driven by career criminal Carl Anderson in June last year and left for dead in the road with multiple fractures to his legs and pelvis.
Fearing the worst, he...
Detectives investigating the death of a Coventry toddler have charged a woman with neglect and allowing the death of a child.
Samina Kauser, 24 of Richmond Street, Upper Stoke in Coventry, will appear before Coventry Magistrates this morning after she was charged yesterday (Tuesday 30 September).
The charges follow the death of two-year-old Khaleel...
Sergeant Demetrios Orros, 50 (25.09.1964), a serving Metropolitan Police Service officer based with the Safer Transport Command was summonsed to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 2 October charged with three counts of sexual touching.
The summons reads:
Between the following dates:
01/01/2011 and 30/09/2011
31/12/2012 and 01/02/2013
As part of the operation to find Alice Gross, search teams have last night, Tuesday, 30 September, found a body in the River Brent.
Officers have recovered the body from the water. The body has now been removed from the scene.
Alice’s family has been updated of this development.
Formal identification awaits and a post mortem examination will be...
Detectives have launched a murder investigation after the body of a man was found in a property on Broomfield Road in Chelmsford.Officers were called just after 8.30am this morning (Tuesday, September 30) attended the property and discovered the body with multiple injuries.
Police have arrested a 29 year-old man of no fixed address on suspicion of...
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