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Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Yorkshire Ripper begins appeal against whole-life tariff | UK news | guardian.co.uk

Yorkshire Ripper begins appeal against whole-life tariff | UK news | guardian.co.uk: "Peter Sutcliffe, the Yorkshire Ripper, who murdered 13 women and attempted to murder seven more, today began a legal challenge against a high court ruling that he can never be released.
The former lorry driver from Bradford, West Yorkshire, now known as Peter Coonan, argues that a severe mental disorder he was suffering at the time of the killings should justify a 'finite' number of years, the court of appeal heard.
Seeking leave to appeal against a 'whole-life tariff' imposed at the high court in July, Edward Fitzgerald QC, acting for Sutcliffe – who is being held in Broadmoor top security psychiatric hospital – said he had been consistently diagnosed as suffering from 'encapsulated paranoid schizophrenia'."

Beware the frost-jackers! Prowling gangs target motorists as they leave engines running to defrost their cars | Mail Online

Beware the frost-jackers! Prowling gangs target motorists as they leave engines running to defrost their cars | Mail Online: "vehicles were taken within 30 minutes of each other in Banstead and Caterham-on-the-Hill while their owners waited in their homes for the heaters to defrost the windscreens.
The AA have echoed the warnings, after learning of four such thefts in the Coventry and Warwickshire areas yesterday.
Meanwhile there were extra woes for motorists in Kent last night after they were warned their cars would be towed if they were left abandoned in the road."

Monday, 29 November 2010

Trio in court over honeymoon murder

The Press Association: Trio in court over honeymoon murder: "Three men accused of kidnapping and murdering a woman on her honeymoon have appeared in court in South Africa.
Anni Dewani, 28, from Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, was shot dead after gunmen hijacked her and husband Shrien's taxi on November 13 as they were travelling through the Gugulethu township in Cape Town.
Mr Dewani and the driver of the car, Zola Tonga, 31, from Bothasig, were forced from the car and flagged down a motorist for help.
Mrs Dewani's body was discovered in the abandoned car the next day.
Xolile Mngeni, 26, from Khayelitsha, Tonga, from Bothasig, and Mzwamadoda Qwabe, 26, from Khayelitsha, appeared at Wynberg Regional Court in Cape Town.
The trio face charges of murder, robbery with aggravating circumstances and kidnapping.
They are alleged to have robbed Mrs Dewani of her expensive wristwatch, a white-gold and diamond bracelet, her handbag and her mobile phone.
The case was adjourned until December 6."

Two men on a motorbike believed to have shot man in Finchley street (From Times Series)

Two men on a motorbike believed to have shot man in Finchley street (From Times Series): "TWO men on a motorcycle are believed to have been responsible for the murder of a Romanian man in Finchley on Saturday.
The man, named locally as Bogdan 'Tony' Paduret, who was in his 20s, was shot in his car just after 6am outside his home in Tillingbourne Gardens.
Detectives investigating believe the murder was committed by two men on a motorbike, who drove up to the victim and shot him from point blank range.
Ambulances were called to his aid but he was pronounced dead at the scene, and a post mortem examination gave the cause of death as a gunshot wound to the head."

Sunday, 28 November 2010

Murder probe after street stabbing - Yahoo! News UK

Murder probe after street stabbing - Yahoo! News UK: "31-year-old man also suffered stab wounds to the back in the incident, believed to have taken place after the pair had been drinking together in a pub on Saturday night.
Police were called at 12.53am to reports of the double stabbing at the junction of New Road and Hamilton Road in Brentford, west London.
The fatally wounded man had suffered multiple stab wounds to the abdomen and was pronounced dead at the scene, a Metropolitan Police spokesman said.
Next of kin have been informed but the man has not yet been formally identified. A post-mortem examination will be held on Monday afternoon at Fulham mortuary."

Bogdan 'Tony' Paduret, was shot dead in Tillingbourne Gardens, Finchley, north LondonTributes after man shot dead in car - Yahoo! News UK

Tributes after man shot dead in car - Yahoo! News UK: "Police launched a murder investigation on Saturday after the victim, named locally as Bogdan 'Tony' Paduret, was shot dead in Tillingbourne Gardens, Finchley, north London.
Formal identification is expected to take place on Monday.
Officers were alerted to someone being shot at around 6am on Saturday morning.
When they arrived, police found the victim, believed to be in his 20s, suffering gunshot wounds.
An ambulance was called but he died at the scene, Scotland Yard said.
Over the weekend, cards and flowers were left at the site of the shooting."

Friday, 26 November 2010

Honeymoon widower 'will be arrested and charged with murder' of wife, claims South African newspaper | Mail Online

Honeymoon widower 'will be arrested and charged with murder' of wife, claims South African newspaper Mail Online: "Widowed British honeymooner Shrien Dewani will be arrested and charged with murder of his wife Anni if he returns to South Africa, it was claimed this morning.A leading South African newspaper has alleged that detectives want the millionaire businessman, 31, to return to Cape Town for questioning over the brutal killing of his 28-year-old bride.Mr Dewani had told the world media how he was dragged screaming away from wife after being attacked by gunmen as they visited a Cape Town township.
She was found shot dead in the vehicle the next day, four days into the couple's honeymoon on November 14."

Thursday, 25 November 2010

The detective leading a murder investigation after a man was found shot dead in a disused Smethwick factory today refused to rule out a “gangland killing”.


The detective leading a murder investigation after a man was found shot dead in a disused Smethwick factory today refused to rule out a “gangland killing”.
Leon Corey Robinson, aged 33, was discovered in an industrial unit on November 18. He had been shot in the head.
Acting Chief Insp Wayne Jones said: “We can’t rule out a gangland killing. We think he was probably lured here. We know the street gangs and he wasn’t a gang member. He was known to the police though.”
Officers are investigating the possibility Mr Robinson was with a friend when he entered the disused factory in Foundry Lane.
Police are trying to piece together Mr Robinson’s movements after 11.10pm on November 7, when he first went missing from his home in Rubery.

Two men are due to appear in court charged with murdering a 55-year-old man in Belfast.


Two men are due to appear in court charged with murdering a 55-year-old man in Belfast.
Seamus Holland died in hospital in Sunday after relatives found him lying on the floor of his home in Upton Court, Glen Road in the west of the city with serious head injuries.
Two men, aged 18 and 29, will appear at Belfast Magistrates' Court.

23-year-old Mark Noonan and 20-year-old Glenn Murphy - who were cousins - were gunned down on the forecourt of the Tesco petrol station in Finglas.

Gardaí are renewing their appeal for witnesses to a double assassination in north Dublin on Tuesday night.

23-year-old Mark Noonan and 20-year-old Glenn Murphy - who were cousins - were gunned down on the forecourt of the Tesco petrol station in Finglas.

Gardaí have described their killings as "callous and well organised" and said the killers were lying in wait for the men.

Read more: http://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/gardai-renew-appeal-for-witnesses-to-double-murder-of-cousins-483184.html#ixzz16HdMKIiQ

Dr Colin Howell, 51, who has already been sentenced to life imprisonment for the two killings, has made a new and lengthy statement to police,


Dr Colin Howell, 51, who has already been sentenced to life imprisonment for the two killings, has made a new and lengthy statement to police, Antrim Crown Court was told.DENTIST could be the key witness to testify against his ex-lover who has denied murdering his wife and her former policeman
husband, a court heard yesterday.

Plans to swear in a jury in the case against mother of two Hazel
Stewart, 47, had to be adjourned yesterday morning because of the
introduction of additional evidence and her trial might be delayed until the new year after her defence lawyer said he did not anticipate the hearing starting before Christmas.Howell from Glebe Road,
Castlerock, will be told by the judge, Mr Justice Anthony Hart
on Monday the minimum term he will have to serve in Maghaberry Prison, where he has been held since his arrest.

He pleaded guilty to the murders of his wife Lesley, 31, and Stewart's first husband, police offcer Trevor Buchanan, 32, whose bodies were found in a car flled with carbon monoxide fumes in Castlerock in May 1991.

Body of murdered solicitor found in car

Linda Bakewell, 45, from Prescot, Merseyside was last seen on Friday evening leaving a Liverpool city centre car park in a hired silver Nissan Note car.
Linda Bakewell
Solicitor Linda Bakewell
The lawyer, who was described as "popular" by her colleagues, was discovered inside the vehicle at 8am on Wednesday morning which was parked in a street in Widnes, Cheshire.
A man from the area, who was known to Miss Bakewell, has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody.

grieving father of a student who was raped and murdered pleaded with her suspected killer to give himself up

grieving father of a student who was raped and murdered pleaded with her suspected killer to give himself up yesterday, berating the absurd situation that allowed the man to live in luxury beyond the reach of the law.
Farouk Abdulhak, a billionaire's son, fled the UK the day Martine Vik Magnussen disappeared. By the time her semi-naked body was found under a pile of rubble in his block of flats in London, Abdulhak, 21, was believed to be under the protection of his powerful Yemeni family. Despite a European arrest warrant having been issued, Yemen refuses to extradite him.
Yesterday Odd Petter Magnussen listened as Westminster Coroner's Court heard how his 23-year-old daughter had struggled to fight off her attacker but was eventually strangled or smothered to death.
The young Norwegian had been celebrating the end of her exams at Maddox, a Mayfair nightclub, when she left with Mr Abdulhak, a fellow student at Regent's Business School, in the early hours of 14 March 2008. When she failed to return home, friends alerted the police who found items of her clothing in Mr Abdulhak's West End flat and broke into a padlocked basement two days later.
Dr Nathaniel Carey, a forensic pathologist, said there were at least 43 cuts and grazes to several areas of the young woman's body, including 10 to her head, face and neck, which indicated she had tried to fight off her attacker but had been killed by compression to the neck. Dr Carey added she was probably mildly drunk and there was evidence of semen and recent "light usage" of cocaine.
"Many of [the wounds] were typical of assault-type injuries or those received in a struggle," said the pathologist. Within hours of Ms Magnussen's disappearance Mr Abdulhak had flown to Egypt, where it is believed he took his father's private jet to Yemen. The son of one of the most powerful businessmen in the country, Shaher Abdulhak, he is understood to be living amidst tight security at a family holiday home in the village of Thaba Abous in southern Yemen.
Detective Inspector Richard Ambrose told the inquest a European arrest warrant remained outstanding as the Foreign and Commonwealth Office worked on the case: "Papers went to the Crown Prosecution Service and it was their opinion that there is sufficient evidence to charge this man with murder and rape. But the upshot is, whether Abdulhak returns or not is purely his choice, and he chooses not to."
As the coroner recorded a verdict of unlawful killing, Mr Magnussen appealed to Abdulhak to give himself up. The father, who has described his extrovert daughter as "pure sunshine", added: "This really shows the absurd situation that surrounds this case. We have a suspect that has fled to a country where he is untouchable. There is no way, unless he puts himself forward for the British legal authorities, that he will have to take some responsibility for these actions."
Ms Magnussen's family is considering whether to bring a civil compensation case against the Abdulhak family for damages.

Sunday, 21 November 2010

THE devastated husband of murdered bride Anni Dewani last night told how a killer put a gun to his head — but vowed neither of them would be hurt.


Millionaire Brit Shrien Dewani, 31, said they were confronted by two attackers, adding: "The men kept saying, 'We are not going to hurt you. We just want the car'. That was a lie."He and Anni then begged their abductors to dump them together. But Shrien ended up being pushed out of the VW Sharan after about 20 minutes.
The men, who had earlier dumped the honeymoon couple's chauffeur after hijacking the vehicle in a South African township, then sped off with Anni, 28.


Popular ... but Mzoli's is in a dangerous area at night
Popular ... but Mzoli's is in a dangerous area at night




She was found dead in the vehicle 15 miles further on. A shot to the neck had severed an artery. Anni is also believed to have been sexually assaulted.
Shrien said: "I don't want to go into detail about what happened during the attack, because I will probably start crying. But they were so cold. They put a gun in my ear and pulled back the trigger — it really was the stuff of movies.
"Most of the conversation was us pleading to be dumped together. I held on to Anni as I said to them 'Look, if you're not going to hurt her, let us go'."
Shrien, from Westbury-on-Trym, near Bristol, said they had decided to venture outside the tourist areas at the suggestion of Anni.
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He added: "Anni grew up in Sweden, and she felt as if the area around the hotel was like at home, so clean and safe, and maybe a bit sterile. She had never been to Africa before, so she suggested that we should have a look at the 'real Africa'."
The couple are thought to have been heading for a township restaurant recommended by telly chef Jamie Oliver when they were abducted.
Mzoli's barbecue diner in shanty area Guguletu, gives visitors an "authentic taste of township life" and was visited by the star cook last year. He featured it in his Jamie magazine, describing the food as "heaven" and "totally sexy".
The restaurant also has a bar and the couple may have been looking for it in search of some colourful local nightlife.
But while Guguletu is relatively safe during the week in daylight, it is a no-go area on Saturday night.


Shocking ... blood on car door
Shocking ... blood on car door
Student Ziyanda Rongo, 20, saw cops arrive to check the vehicle after it had been abandoned.
She said: "When they opened the door there was so much blood it flooded out, it made them jump back."
Shrien, who runs the PSP chain of care homes owned by his family, wed Anni in Mumbai, India, two weeks ago.
Detectives are today questioning a number of suspects over the murder.
Police spokesman Frederick van Wyk said: "Things have moved quickly this morning and detectives are questioning a number of suspects.
"At this stage we cannot confirm how many people are being questioned or even whether they are male or female.
"But it is the case that they are this morning being spoken to by police at a station in Cape Town




Read more: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/3229738/Hubby-tells-of-bride-Anni-Dewanis-murder.html#ixzz15uKXoEAU

Lee Wallace, 25, and Jayson Hassan, 28, were gunned down outside Strang House

Police have been questioning a man on suspicion of murder following a street shooting in which two men were killed.
Lee Wallace, 25, and Jayson Hassan, 28, were gunned down outside Strang House in Britannia Row, Islington, north London, during the early hours of November 9.
Mr Wallace, of Broadway, Loughton, Essex, was pronounced dead at the scene after suffering gunshot wounds.
Mr Hassan was taken to hospital in an air ambulance, but he died of his wounds the following day.
Detectives on Friday night arrested a 27-year-old man on suspicion of murder, before taking him into custody at an east London police station.
He was due to be quizzed on Saturday about the double killing.
An incident room has been opened at Barking police station under Detective Chief Inspector Stephen Clayman, from the Homicide and Serious Crime Command. Anyone with information is asked to contact police.

Friday, 19 November 2010

Children at risk as gangs use innocent neighbours' gardens to stash drugs - Scotsman.com News

Children at risk as gangs use innocent neighbours' gardens to stash drugs - Scotsman.com News: "CRIME gangs are increasingly using the gardens of unsuspecting neighbours to stash guns and drugs, so that if they are found they cannot be traced back to them.
Senior officers say they have noticed a growth in the past year of dangerous and illegal items hidden in the gardens of innocent people and in easy reach of children.

A series of tip-offs to Crimestoppers led to police searching homes in Broomhouse Loan and Broomhouse Gardens, Edinburgh, yesterday, looking for guns and drugs. They found heroin and valium worth £1,500.

Chief Inspector Kevin Greig of Lothian and Borders Police said: 'We are not going to tolerate serious and organised crime groups creating an inherent danger to the public by stashing guns and drugs in public areas."

Three arrests after ‘massive disturbance’ in Malton (From Gazette & Herald)

Three arrests after ‘massive disturbance’ in Malton (From Gazette & Herald): "POLICE arrested two men and a youth following a massive public disturbance in Malton.
The incident involved about 30 people and took place just after 1.15am last Saturday, in Yorkersgate, in an alley near the cinema.
A 20-year-old man from York, a 20-year-old man from Malton, and a 17-year-old from Bradford were arrested during the disturbance.
Officers from North Yorkshire Police used pepper spray on one man while breaking up the incident and confirmed a Taser was drawn but not fired.
The two 20-year-olds were issued with penalty notices for being drunk and disorderly, and the 17-year-old was charged with using threatening behaviour.
The Bradford youth was released on bail and will appear before magistrates in Scarborough on Tuesday."

Dane Bowers is arrested over alleged drug dealing at cage-fighting events | The Sun |Showbiz|Bizarre

Dane Bowers is arrested over alleged drug dealing at cage-fighting events The Sun ShowbizBizarre: "Cops found over £650,000 worth of meow meow, other banned former 'legal highs', cutting agents and cannabis at a number of addresses in Greater Manchester.
Officers got a tip-off that the Class B drug was being sold at KnuckleUp cage-fighting events across the UK.
A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police confirmed the arrests of 'seven people on suspicion of conspiring to supply drugs'.
Meow meow - also called mephedrone - was made illegal in April after a spate of deaths by users.
Bowers, of Croydon, South London, had his mugshot, fingerprints and DNA sample taken at his local police station. His mobile phone is also being examined.
Advertisement The former Celebrity Big Brother star promotes KnuckleUp cage-fight events. He had a No 1 with Another Level's single Freak Me in 1998. In January, he was the runner-up on Channel 4's CBB - losing to cage fighter ALEX REID, who is wed to his ex Jordan - real name Katie Price, 32.
Three people arrested with Bowers appeared before Manchester magistrates yesterday charged with conspiring to supply drugs. Asaf Mahmood, 32, of Salford; Mohammed Ikram Kibria, 28, of Rochdale; and Shiraz Shah, 28, of Whalley Range, were remanded in custody."

Four men arrested on suspicion of murder | Travel news from car rentals

Four men arrested on suspicion of murder Travel news from car rentals: "An investigation into the death of a man who was found fatally injured in the back of a van is underway.
The man was found in a van which was pulled over by Berkshire police.
According to witnesses, the man, who was barefoot and wrapped in plastic, had been badly beaten. Police discovered his body in the back of a van on London Road, Sunningdale and an officer at the scene reported that the man appeared to have been tortured.
It is understood that although attempts were made to save his life, he died shortly after he was found. Four men have been arrested in conjunction with the murder according to Thames Valley police.
TV images showed what appeared to be a body, laying beside the road and covered with a green tarpaulin.
The details of the incident were unclear however speculation from locals covered two possibilities. The first being an armed robbery or kidnapping that had gone wrong. Witnesses said that there was no chase and the van was pulled over by police. They added that three men were laying on the ground and there was no struggle or shots fired. However witnesses saw a fourth ma run from the scene"

Dentist Colin Howell admits double murder treated as suicide pact for 20 years | Mail Online

Dentist Colin Howell admits double murder treated as suicide pact for 20 years Mail Online: "A wealthy dentist has admitted the ‘perfect murders’ of his wife and the husband of his former lover – two decades after he cheated justice.
Dr Colin Howell, 51, managed to convince police that his wife Lesley, 31, and Trevor Buchanan, a 32-year-old policeman, had taken their own lives in a suicide pact.
He admitted to an affair with Mr Buchanan’s wife, Hazel, and claimed their partners had taken news of the betrayal badly."

Co Antrim man held in UK-wide SOCA probe

BBC News - Co Antrim man held in UK-wide SOCA probe: "County Antrim man has been arrested as part of an investigation by SOCA, the Serious Organised Crime Agency.
In all 27 people were arrested - 22 in Liverpool, three in London, one in Lancashire and a 48-year-old Cushendall man who was detained in Scotland.
The investigation targeted people suspected of drug trafficking, money laundering, and producing and supplying false identity documents.
A house and apartment in Cushendall were searched as part of the inquiry.
More than 200 officers were involved in the two-day operation across the UK.
A spokesperson said cash, Class A drugs and forged documents had been seized."

Drug gangs see Aber as easy target, book claims | News

Drug gangs see Aber as easy target, book claims News: "DRUG gangs are targeting Aberystwyth as they can charge higher prices and avoid city police forces with more manpower, a new book has claimed.

Steve Hackman, the author of Young Guns: Inside the Violent World of Britain’s Street Gangs, said Aberystwyth was emerging as one of the key areas for gangs from the Midlands, with a former drug dealer he interviewed describing the town as the “in place.”

Both Dyfed Powys Police and Crown Court Judges have said that Aberystwyth is seeing a greater number of drug gangs from the Midlands and Merseyside target West Wales and particularly Aberystwyth."

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

State 'had role in rise of gangs' -- TV claim - National News, Frontpage - Herald.ie

State 'had role in rise of gangs' -- TV claim - National News, Frontpage - Herald.ie: "THE State faciliated gangland crime in Limerick by a using the services of a notorious local criminal -- who ran protection rackets -- a TV documentary will claim tonight.
That's the shocking claim made in the final episode of Paul Williams' Bad Fellas.
The show charts the rise of organised crime in the city, and focuses on gang boss Wayne Dundon.
The documentary will show how gangs are running the city through intimidation and fear -- and have been since the State hired an infamous local criminal Mickey Kelly to control security on State property.
Fine Gael TD Michael Noonan tells Williams: 'Mickey Kelly was running protection rackets and agents of the State were hiring him and paying him to continue with protection rackets.
'When Mickey Kelly protected your factory he didn't assign security guards to it he just put the word out and put signs up that these premises were protected by Mickey Kelly. It was a protection racket and the State should not have been involved.'
The show also documents the bloody rise of the McCarthy-Dundon gang.
The show, on RTE One at 9.30pm, includes a heartbreaking accounts from Steve Collins, whose son Roy was murdered by the gang."

'Taxi firm' crime gangs targeted

The Press Association: 'Taxi firm' crime gangs targeted: "crackdown on organised crime gangs posing as taxi firms is being launched by the Scottish Government.
Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill will announce plans aimed at thwarting gangsters using the trade as a front for money laundering and drug dealing.
The development of a taxi accreditation scheme in which firms will have to meet a number of key criteria is being launched as Mr MacAskill addresses the first ever summit in Scotland focusing on the threat organised crime poses to the taxi trade"

UK News :: Prisoner who ran a £14m drug ring on ‘day release’

Express.co.uk - Home of the Daily and Sunday Express UK News :: Prisoner who ran a £14m drug ring on ‘day release’: "DRUG dealer ran a £14million cocaine smuggling racket while he was on day release from a “soft” jail.
Mark Neville, 43, was serving eight years when he was allowed to run a second-hand shop for his “rehab­ilitation”, a court heard yesterday.
But the former haulage boss and pub landlord used the business as a front to import cocaine hidden in furniture shipped from Germany.
Under the noses of prison guards, he recruited a gang which posed as fictitious military families wanting belongings moved back to Britain."

The Press Association: Teenager denies builder's yard murder

The Press Association: Teenager denies builder's yard murder: "teenager accused of killing a 24-year-old woman found dead near a builder's yard in south-east London has appeared in court to deny murder.
Toni Rudman was discovered near the yard in North Road, Plumstead, south east London, in August.
Ryan Backhouse, 19, of Brookhill Crescent, Woolwich, appeared via videolink at the Old Bailey to plead not guilty to murder.
He was remanded in custody to face trial on January 31."

Police investigate attempted murder after car hits man - The Daily Record

Police investigate attempted murder after car hits man - The Daily Record: "POLICE have launched an attempted murder probe after a man was deliberately mown down by a car in Aberdeen early today.
The 23-year-old was recovering in hospital after he was hit by a vehicle in the city's Rosemount area.
A member of the public reported the incident on Ann Street at around 3am this morning.
Detectives said they were treating the collision as attempted murder.
A Grampian Police spokesman said: 'This appears to have been a deliberate act and is being treated as an attempted murder.
'We are keen to hear from anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area around this time.'
The man was being treated at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.
His injuries were not believed to be life threatening."

Briton could face execution in Indonesia for drug smuggling - Telegraph

Briton could face execution in Indonesia for drug smuggling - Telegraph: "Briton Khuram Antonio Khan Garcia, 39, was arrested at Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport on Thursday, where he arrived on a Quatar Airways flight from Doha.
Officials found around three kilograms of methamphetamine in his suitcase, which would have a street value of around six billion rupiah (around £400,000) in Indonesia.
The next day an Indonesian man who came to the airport to collect the suitcase was also arrested."

Monday, 15 November 2010

Drug gangs in England exporting gun culture to Wales - Wales News - News - WalesOnline

Drug gangs in England exporting gun culture to Wales - Wales News - News - WalesOnline: "DRUG cartels travelling to Wales from English cities are paving the way for a gangland gun culture in some of our most popular seaside towns and cities, an ex-convict has warned.
Dealer-turned-author Steve Hackman said gangsters are already targeting Wales, especially picturesque seaside resorts and rural retreats, because they can “slip the net”.
“Drug dealers from England sell all over Wales but specifically Aberystwyth, Newtown and Brecon in Mid Wales, and Wrexham and Rhyl in North Wales, which are mostly the domain of Liverpudlian dealers,” said Steve.
“There are less people selling drugs in wholesale quantities in most of these towns, which enables dealers from other cities to sell to pre-established suppliers without the fear or treading on anybody else’s toes."

Two gangs of men who fought a pitched battle with baseball bats, a hammer and pickaxe handle in a car park in front of terrified children and adults, have been jailed.

Two gangs of men who fought a pitched battle with baseball bats, a hammer and pickaxe handle in a car park in front of terrified children and adults, have been jailed.: "Two gangs of men who fought a pitched battle with baseball bats, a hammer and pickaxe handle in a car park in front of terrified children and adults, have been jailed.
At a packed Truro Crown Court women who had accompanied the thugs burst into tears as the group were led away to begin their sentences.
All defendants had pleaded guilty to affray.
The court heard how the violence erupted in the Par Market car park near St Austell, Cornwall.
Recorder Michael Hubbard QC, said: 'This was quite outrageous behaviour in a public place when you decided to do battle. Children were left distressed and screaming, and one young boy was physically sick and could not go to school for four days.
'One witness said it was like an action movie, it was a sickening spectacle and each of you bear equal responsibility.'
On Friday prosecutor Philip Lee told the court the area was busy with families and children at lunchtime on Saturday, March 13, when the men, in two cars, sped into the car park and rammed each other.
He said: 'They had weapons, baseball bats and a pickaxe handle, and the windows of one car were smashed, endangering the occupants and causing some injuries."

26-year jail term from drug smuggling mastermind - Local - lep.co.uk

26-year jail term from drug smuggling mastermind - Local - lep.co.uk: "haulier who helped mastermind a “sophisticated” £14m cocaine smuggling operation – while on day release from prison – is today starting a 26-year jail term.
The Evening Post can reveal Mark Seel Neville, 43, bought and ran Brig Bargain Centre – a second hand appliance business – as a cover for his activities while allowed out of Kirkham open prison, where he was serving an eight-year sentence for his involvement in Lancashire’s biggest ever heroin haul.
The facade gave him access to warehouses and vehicles and a ready explanation for his phone use, dealings with others and his movements.
An undercover probe found how, in a three-month conspiracy, Neville and others posed as fictitious military families who wanted furniture transported from Germany.
Giving themselves the names of Sergeants Brodie and Bickerstaff, they used their intimate knowledge of the removal of soldiers’ belongings from Germany back to the UK to transport a dummy load of furniture to the continent, where they stashed cocaine inside furniture and imported it back to Britain via a legitimate firm.
But on May 3, 2008, Cumbria Police seized 105kg of cocaine, worth £14m, from two lorries at Harwich docks in Essex.
Neville, the former landlord of the Tommy Tucker pub in Bamber Bridge, and seven co-defendants were tried at Manchester Crown Court, and were found guilty of conspiracy to import Class A and Class B drugs yesterday."

WALTHAM FOREST: 367 knife crimes in past year (From East London and West Essex Guardian Series)

WALTHAM FOREST: 367 knife crimes in past year (From East London and West Essex Guardian Series): "367 reported knife crimes in Waltham Forest in the last 12 months, it has emerged.
Waltham Forest Police released the figures in response to the Guardian's article last week which revealed that the number of stabbings in Leytonstone is far higher than officers have previously publicly acknowledged.
However the new disclosure was made by the force to show how knife crime has fallen from 377 incidents the year before - a drop of 2.7 per cent.
The figures include cases where knives were used to threaten people but not actually used.
The number of actual stabbings borough-wide has not been released.
Waltham Forest Police have been on the defensive since the Guardian's article last week which revealed that 18 people have been stabbed with knives or other sharp weapons in Leytonstone since January.
Officers had previously only released details of five such incidents in the area."

BBC News - Warning over anti-virus cold calls to UK internet users

BBC News - Warning over anti-virus cold calls to UK internet users: "Internet users are being warned about cold callers who offer to fix viruses but then install software to steal personal information.
Campaign group Get Safe Online said a quarter of people it had questioned had received such calls, many suspected to have been from organised crime gangs.
Some gangs, employing up to 400 people, are known to set up their own call centres to target people en masse.
Internet users are also urged to be wary of pop-ups offering virus checks.
Earlier this year, search engine giant Google warned it had discovered massive amounts of malicious fake anti-virus software"

Naked Charles Bronson covered himself in butter in latest jail rage - mirror.co.uk

Naked Charles Bronson covered himself in butter in latest jail rage - mirror.co.uk: "Crackpot Charles Bronson covered himself in butter while naked and took on 12 prison warders in his latest jail rage.
The 57-year-old flipped after growing more and more furious over his latest failed bid to be freed.
He took on six warders, then another six in a specialist restraint team who rushed to help before finally being dragged back to solitary.
At least four officers were injured in the rampage on the notorious F-wing at Wakefield jail, West Yorks.
An insider said: 'He was naked and covered himself in butter so staff trying to restrain him could not take him down. He assaulted four before they sent in six members of the control and restraint team to get him.
'They finally managed to control him and he was taken back into solitary confinement.
'Charlie has not been in the news for a while and his failed appeal last year hit him hard. He was moved to Long Lartin and thought he was going to get out."

British, Japanese Citizens Arrested in Foiled Drug Smuggling Attempt | The Jakarta Globe

British, Japanese Citizens Arrested in Foiled Drug Smuggling Attempt The Jakarta Globe: "Customs officials at Bali's Ngurah Rai International Airport have arrested three men, including a British and a Japanese citizen, and seized 9.1 kilograms of narcotics in what are believed to be linked smuggling attempts.

“The first suspect we arrested was Khuram Antonio Khan Garcia, 39, a British citizen, after he arrived at the airport on Sunday night,” said Bagus Endro Wibowo, a customs official at the airport.

Garcia was arrested after he disembarked from a Qatar Airways plane at around 8 p.m. According to Bagus, the suspect triggered suspicion because he appeared pale and fidgety.

“Our officers took him to the special investigation room and found 3.1 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine,” Bagus said. “He had hidden the meth in the lining of his suitcase.”

Garcia reportedly then gave investigators the names of his two accomplices. Police picked up Yan Zacharia Santosa, 31, from Jakarta, who was staying at a hotel in Bali."

Newlywed Briton's wife killed after armed robbers hijack taxi in South Africa | Mail Online

Newlywed Briton's wife killed after armed robbers hijack taxi in South Africa Mail Online: "wife of a British tourist has been murdered on honeymoon in South Africa by armed robbers who hijacked the taxi she and her husband were travelling in.Anni Dewani, 28, was two nights into the holiday with millionaire businessman Shrien Dewani, 30.The newlyweds were driving to their hotel at 11pm on Saturday when their taxi was stopped by two men in one of Cape Town’s impoverished townships.After forcing the driver out, the robbers sped off with the terrified couple, who were married only two weeks ago.An hour later, they released Mr Dewani unharmed about five miles from the hijack scene after robbing him.His wife’s body was later found in another of Cape Town’s slums, slumped on the back seat of the abandoned minibus. Unconfirmed reports suggested she had been shot.The couple are from Bristol, where last night Mr Dewani’s family created a Hindu shrine to his wife at their detached house in an upmarket suburb.Distraught relatives gathered to pray and comfort each other.

Friday, 12 November 2010

Man charged over Wandsworth Prison shooting (From Your Local Guardian)

Man charged over Wandsworth Prison shooting (From Your Local Guardian): "man has been charged with the murder of Darcy Austin-Bruce outside Wandsworth Prison.
Mr Austin-Bruce, from Fulham, was visiting the prison in May 2009 when he was shot.
The 20-year-old's parents described him as a 'loving, kind, generous and thoughtful young man'.
Rupert Ross, 29, from Fulham, is due to appear at South Western Magistrates' Court in Battersea this morning"

British more afraid of crime than most Europeans - ONS - Telegraph

British more afraid of crime than most Europeans - ONS - Telegraph: "Proportionately more criminals in Britain are sentenced for violent and sexual offences than in most other European countries.
The ONS Social Trends survey said by 2010, 28 per cent of people in the UK chose rime as one of the two most important issues facing the country. The average across the EU was 16 per cent.
“In 2008, more than a fifth of UK residents stated that they feared becoming a victim of violent crime,” the report said."

Ian Bowrem, 46, has been jailed in connection with the £53 million Securitas robbery.

ANOTHER man has been jailed in connection with the £53 million Securitas robbery.: "Ian Bowrem, 46, was given three years and nine months behind bars after police found £1 million from the heist in the boot of his car.
During the raid in February 2006, depot manager Colin Dixon, then 52, was kidnapped by the gang as he drove home to Herne Bay.
At the same time, his wife Lynn, 46, and their eight-year-old child, were kidnapped from their house in Hadleigh Gardens by members of the gang dressed as police, who told them that Mr Dixon had been involved in a car crash.
Mr Dixon, who has now taken his family abroad, was forced to return to the Tonbridge depot and open the vaults as 14 terrified staff were tied up at gunpoint.
The robbers stuffed cash into a 7.5-ton lorry during their victims' 66-minute ordeal, then fled."

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Honour kill pair jailed - mirror.co.uk

Honour kill pair jailed - mirror.co.uk: "victim of an honour killing gave police a letter naming the men she feared would murder her months before she died.
Banaz Mahmod, 20, revealed her two cousins were 'ready and willing' to kill her, but did not want to take the matter further.
Mohammed Ali, 30, and Omar Hussain, 32, were jailed for life at the Old Bailey yesterday for her murder in Mitcham, South West London. The pair fled the UK in 2006, but became the first suspects to be extradited from Iraq."

UK becomes 'cocaine capital of the western world' - The Economic Times

UK becomes 'cocaine capital of the western world' - The Economic Times: "major international study has revealed that the UK may have become the cocaine capital of the world because the greatest consumers of cocaine in the developed world are the British youths.

It found that numbers of young people using the drug in this country have shot up by 50 per cent over five years, reports the Daily Mail.

Cocaine use among teenagers and young adults has rocketed since the 1990s as the popularity of other drugs has fallen off and prices have dropped to the point where a line of coke can be bought for just 2pound."

Expenses MPs must face trial - Herald Scotland | News | Crime & Courts

Expenses MPs must face trial - Herald Scotland | News | Crime & Courts: "Former Labour MP Jim Devine has lost his final bid to avoid a criminal trial over claims that he fiddled his expenses.
The highest court in the land threw out his claim that only Parliament should be able to rule on his case.
Mr Devine and two other former Labour MPs – David Chaytor and Elliot Morley – who all deny theft by false accounting, had claimed that they were protected by parliamentary privilege.
Any investigation into their expenses claims and the imposition of any sanctions “should lie within the hands of Parliament”, they had argued.
However, the Supreme Court ruled yesterday they were not protected by such privilege. Nine justices gave their decisions and will outline their reasons for the ruling at a later date."

Murder follows website feud - Herald Scotland | News | Crime & Courts

Murder follows website feud - Herald Scotland | News | Crime & Courts: "Detectives investigating the murder of a man in broad daylight in Cambuslang are expected to look into a possible link to a feud played out on a social networking site.
A murder inquiry was launched after 22-year-old George Mathieson was killed after a disturbance involving up to four men in Howieshill Road at 1.30pm.
Locals told of their shock after hearing Mr Mathieson had been stabbed to death near an off-licence.
Detectives looking into the death are expected to examine at least one threatening message placed on website Bebo.
A police spokeswoman said: “Detectives are keeping an open mind about what has happened here but these are things they will look at.”
I knew there was trouble and that if I didn’t just stay put I might end up being part of it Elderly witness"

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Three arrests over west Belfast pipe bombings

BBC News - Three arrests over west Belfast pipe bombings: "Three men have been arrested over pipe bomb attacks in west Belfast last week.
One of the devices exploded outside a house in St James' Park on Monday night - the second bomb was found in nearby La Salle Park.
No-one was injured in the attacks. The men - aged 24, 29 and 40 - were arrested in south Belfast.
A number of houses have been searched and several items including a vehicle have been taken away for examination.
Six people, including a four-year-old girl and a pregnant woman - were in the house in St James' Park when the first device exploded.
The other device had been left on the wall of the house of Liam Shannon, a republican who is chair of the Felon's Club in west Belfast."

When reporting rape turns into a crime | Lisa Longstaff | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

When reporting rape turns into a crime | Lisa Longstaff | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk: "imprisonment of a woman in Wales for withdrawing rape allegations against her husband is a nightmarish addition to the discrimination awaiting women and girls who seek justice after suffering rape and sexual assault.
Just 6.5% of reported rapes end up with a rape conviction (and 87% end with no conviction at all). Stalking, threats to kill and further assaults are common from violent men who have been reported, especially when they have had a relationship with the victim. Two women a week are killed by partners and ex-partners. Many other women commit suicide to end the terrorism they face.
Victims may themselves be put on trial for the harassment of the man or for having made a 'false allegation', as in the Welsh case. We are supporting a number of such women who have been jailed. One of them, Gail Sherwood, got two years after she reported being attacked by an unidentified serial rapist."

Cop stashed guns for bro's drugs gang - mirror.co.uk

Cop stashed guns for bro's drugs gang - mirror.co.uk: "corrupt police officer helped his drug lord brother by hiding guns and threatening witnesses.
Sgt Salim Razaq, 33, had machine guns, bundles of ammunition and more than £70,000 of laundered cash hidden at his home.
Razaq last month admitted perverting justice, firearms offences and misconduct in public office. But details could only be reported after a judge at Liverpool crown court yesterday lifted restrictions when Razaq was cleared of mortgage fraud in separate proceedings."

Gangs battle for a slice of the lucrative drugs market (From The Bolton News)

Gangs battle for a slice of the lucrative drugs market (From The Bolton News): "violent crime and the drug underworld in Bolton has been uncovered in a new book about street gangs.
The novel, which is based on the author’s time in prison and interviews with gang members, reports gang activity at all levels, from fighting between “postcode gangs” across the borough to rival drug cartels battling for control of the lucrative Bolton market.
Writer Steve Hackman — not his real name — claims that CS gas sprays and guns are slowly replacing knives as the weapon of choice for the town’s criminals.
The book starts with the history of Bolton gangs in the 1970s and 1980s — the Highfield Boot Boys, the Green Lane Mob, Mongy’s Cuckoo Boys, the Tonge Moor Slashers and the Billy Whiz Fan Club — before examining more recent gangs such as the Farnworth Mafia, The Rawson Street Gang, the New Bury Cavemen, the Warriors, the Farnworth Arcaders, the Highfield Mob and the Moses Gate Mob.
One ex-gang member, known as Dougie, says the gang problem in Bolton is getting worse and that the prison system is to blame because it is too soft.
He said: “Back in the day, we’d always be up for a scrap but we had respect. We didn’t pick on innocent people."

Racist gang's glass attack raises fears of pub owners - Scotsman.com News

Racist gang's glass attack raises fears of pub owners - Scotsman.com News: "37-year-old mixed-race man was said to have been enjoying a drink with friends in the City Limits Bar on Leith Walk, when they were approached by a gang of white men who started racially abusing the group.

One member of the gang is said to have grabbed a pint glass off the bar and smashed it over the victim's head before running away from the scene.

The victim, who was 'covered in blood', was taken to the ERI before being moved to St John's Hospital for plastic surgery on the deep wounds.

Publican Silvana Murray said she was 'devastated' that something so horrific could happen in her normally peaceful pub.

She told the Evening News: 'In all my years, since buying the pub in 2002, I have never seen anything like this. I am devastated and feel physically sick thinking about it.

'We are a peaceful pub where different football supporters and all different races can mix without any bother.

'At around 9pm, I believe some words were exchanged between the two gangs and racial slurs were thrown about, then the guy attacked him with a glass. I'm not entirely sure how it came about as staff were changing over at the time.

'It was horrific and the guy was covered in blood. His girlfriend said he's been taken to St John's Hospital where he's getting some plastic surgery.

'He's a regular here and a nice lad.'"

Pakistan cricketer Zulqarnain Haider begs Britain for asylum | Mail Online

Pakistan cricketer Zulqarnain Haider begs Britain for asylum | Mail Online: "Cricket's match-fixing crisis has taken a sinister twist after Pakistan wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider fled to London fearing for his life.
Zulqarnain went AWOL hours before his side's fifth one-day international against South Africa in Dubai and boarded a flight to Heathrow, where he later applied for asylum.
He had received a threatening text following Pakistan's win in Friday's fourth match.The 24-year-old then spent hours being questioned by the UK Border Agency after arriving without a valid visa or a return ticket.
It is believed he can remain in the country while his asylum case is processed."

Four arrests follow Dartford drugs raids

BBC News - Four arrests follow Dartford drugs raids: "Two men and two women have been arrested on suspicion of supplying drugs after police raids in north Kent.
Twelve officers executed four warrants at the YMCA building in Overy Street, Dartford, on Tuesday morning.
Kent Police said 21 bags of prepared cannabis were seized along with drugs paraphernalia.
Two men from Dartford and London, aged 25 and 18, and two women, both 19, from Dartford and Canterbury, were being questioned by officers."

Fifth arrest over kickboxer murder

The Press Association: Fifth arrest over kickboxer murder: "man in his 20s has been arrested over the murder of a champion kickboxer in Dundalk.
Niall Dorr, 18, was attacked as he walked along Castle Road on Wednesday October 13.
He died the following day."

The Press Association: Man shot dead outside block of flats

The Press Association: Man shot dead outside block of flats: "murder inquiry is under way after a man was killed and another was seriously injured in a shooting in Islington, police have said.
Officers were called at around 4.30pm following reports of shots being fired outside Strang House, Britannia Row, in Islington, north London.
Emergency services, including the air ambulance, attended and found two men aged in their 20s suffering from gunshot wounds.
One was pronounced dead at the scene just after 5pm.
A Metropolitan Police spokesman said officers were waiting for his next of kin to be informed and formal identification to take place."

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

jail terms totalling more than 63 years to William Byrne and 14 crooks linked to his gang.

The courts have now handed jail terms totalling more than 63 years to William Byrne and 14 crooks linked to his gang. A 16th man is awaiting sentence.
Byrne, 25, and his henchmen smuggled cocaine from the Caribbean and bought and sold drugs all over Scotland. They also distributed guns and cash.
The Mr Big used couriers - or "mules" - to keep his hands clean, and told the taxman he had earned less than £5000 since 2002. But he lived in luxury in a £350,000 home in a seaside town and drove BMW and Mercedes cars worth more than £50,000.
Judge Lord Matthews jailed Byrne for 54 months. He told him: "You obviously were the main player, although your record up to now has been minor."
The crook, who admitted drug-dealing, will now face court action to seize assets including his home and cars.
Byrne, of Wemyss Bay, Renfrewshire, worked with Gary Mackie, 42, from Ayr, to recruit and run a network of drug mules. But the elite Scottish Crime and Drug Enforcement Agency smashed the gang in an operation codenamed Salute, which lasted more than a year.
The SCDEA cops worked with Strathclyde and Lothian and Borders police and detectives in the Dominican Republic, where the crooks bought cocaine .
In all, they seized 14.5 kilos of cocaine worth approximately £3.8million and 1.25tons of cannabis resin with an estimated £3.5million value. Four firearms, ammunition and a CS spray gun were recovered.
Detective Superintendent Rikki Bailey of the agency said: "Byrne used a number of people to avoid getting his hands dirty, but the volume and value of the drugs we seized indicates how much he was gaining.
"He enjoyed a lavish lifestyle and showed no regard for the harm he was inf licting on Scotland's communities."
They watched Byrne's mules as they moved packages around Scotland and met up to exchange drugs, money and weapons.
In January 2008, the cops saw Jason Kane, 24, of Greenock, Renfrewshire, receive a firearm and ammunition from James Kane, 46, of Dundonald, Ayrshire.
Surveillance and mobile phone sei zures l inked both men to Byrne. Jason Kane got four years and James Kane six years and four months.
In February 2008, 27-year-old Craig Emmerson, of Port Glasgow, Renf rewshi re, was caught handing cocaine worth £50,000 to Robert Waterson, 47, of Bonnyrigg, Midlothian. The handover took place at Fort Kinnaird Retail Park in Edinburgh.
Emmerson admitted he was working for Byrne and was jailed for 32 months. Waterson got 45 months.
The next piece of the puzzle fell into place in April 2008.
Police searched the home of Alan Brown, 34, who was known to be one of Byrne's mules, and found Class A and Class B drugs. Brown admitted drug offences and is now serving 54 months.
Then, in August 2008, Kevin Duddy, 21, of Gourock, Renfrewshire, handed half a kilo of cocaine to Robert Halford, 43, of Clydebank, at a rendezvous in Langbank, Renfrewshire.
The cocaine was worth about £20,000. Duddy got two years and Halford three years after both men admitted drug offences.
By February last year, the police were ready to move on Byrne himself. They arrested him at his home in Wemyss Bay.
Then, in July 2009, cops in the Dominican Republic arrested two Scots, Paul Cairns, 23, of Gourock, and Daniel Squires, 22, from Greenock.
The pair were caught redhanded at an airport with 9kg of 90 per cent putity cocaine, destined for Scotland. Both are now in jail in the Dominican.
Four other men linked to the gang were jailed for being concerned in the supply of drugs.
David Scobie, 40, of Coylton, Ayrshire, got 32 months. William West, 36, and Brian Quinn, 35, both of Glasgow, got 45 months and 32 months respectively.
William Scott, 60, died in Kilmarnock jail, where he was serving two years.
Steven Scott , 37, from Gar thamlock, Glasgow, was convicted of firearms offences as a result of the investigation.
He will be sentenced today at Glasgow Sheriff Court.

Sunday, 7 November 2010

£3m cocaine haul seized by police - Crime, UK - The Independent

£3m cocaine haul seized by police - Crime, UK - The Independent: "haul of cocaine, believed to have a street value of up to £3 million, was seized following a crime squad operation, police said today.
Nine kilos of the class A drug were uncovered by the Eastern Region Special Operations Unit (Ersou) on Thursday.
The haul was seized after officers from Hertfordshire Constabulary's ANPR Intercept Team stopped a vehicle travelling on the M11 near Bishop's Stortford, and other officers from Ersou searched a property in London.
Following the discovery, Benson Offia, 43, of no fixed abode, was charged with possession with intent to supply a Class A drug.
He appeared at Chelmsford Magistrates' Court yesterday and was remanded to appear at Harlow Magistrates' Court tomorrow.
A 54-year-old man from London, who was also arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a Class A drug, was bailed until next year.
Ersou is a regional crime squad that tackles serious and organised crime across Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridge and Essex force areas."

Friday, 5 November 2010

Joanna Brown's husband charged with her murder |  Newsroom  | isleofman.com

Joanna Brown's husband charged with her murder |  Newsroom  | isleofman.com: "husband of former Isle of Man resident Joanna Brown has been charged with her murder.

Robert Brown, 46, of North Street, Winkfield, has been remanded in police custody and will appear before Slough Magistrates' Court tomorrow (Friday).

Brown, a British Airways pilot, was charged at around 5pm.

Thames Valley Police are continuing to search for Mrs Brown, 46, of Buckhurst Road, Ascot.

They are currently in the area of Windsor Great Park and this search will continue through tomorrow.

The mum-of-two was reported missing from her home on Monday.

Mrs Brown, who used to live in Laxey, was the daughter of the late Chris Simpson, a well-known property developer in the Island with Mill Baldwin during the 1980s."

Seven arrested over drugs - News - Hawick News

Seven arrested over drugs - News - Hawick News: "Early morning raids in a number of County Durham villages have resulted in seven people being arrested for drugs and other offences.
Around 60 officers, some wearing protective body armour, made the arrests after swooping on 10 properties in Sacriston, Grange Villa, Pelton Fell and Newfield.
A number of invited members of the local community and partner agencies also attended, including parish councillors, county councillors and neighbourhood wardens.
The strikes were carried out as part of the continuing Operation Nimrod, which aims to tackle the possession and distribution of illegal drugs in local communities."

BBC News - Police arrest 22 in Essex and east London drugs raids

BBC News - Police arrest 22 in Essex and east London drugs raids: "Police have arrested 22 people during a drugs operation in Essex and east London.
The arrests, as part of the operation by Essex Police, followed early-morning raids in Colchester and east London.
Police said further arrests and searches of premises were expected to take place in the next few days."

Dundee United stars David Goodwillie & Scott Allan arrested after 4am street brawl - The Daily Record

Dundee United stars David Goodwillie & Scott Allan arrested after 4am street brawl - The Daily Record: "SPL star David Goodwillie and a Dundee United teammate were slung in the cells after an alleged early hours street brawl yesterday.
Goodwillie, 21, and Scott Allan, 18, were arrested with two other men outside a Japanese restaurant in Glasgow at about 4am.
They spent yesterday in custody and are to appear at a private hearing at Glasgow Sheriff Court this morning, It is understood that they have told police they were the targets of an unprovoked assault.
The footballers were arrested along with two 22-year-old men near the Oko Express restaurant in Queen Street."

'Street Gangs' Riot At Young Offenders Unit

Mix 96 - News - 'Street Gangs' Riot At Young Offenders Unit: "Around 55 prisoners at Moorlands Young Offenders Institute near Doncaster, South Yorkshire, refused to return to their cells at 6.30pm last night after an eight hour stand-off with officers in riot gear.
One inmate was taken to hospital with head injuries but no prison officers were injured.
It is the second incident in two nights at the prison.
The first incident on Tuesday night ended when Tornado response teams were called in at about 1am.
The Prison Officers' Association (POA) said a number of suspected ringleaders were segregated following the first riot.
Tom Robson, acting national chairman of the POA, said: 'Street corner gangs re-associate inside our prisons."

'Come to Elland to see knuckledusters, guns and nunchucks' - the parallel world of gangland Calderdale - Halifax Courier

'Come to Elland to see knuckledusters, guns and nunchucks' - the parallel world of gangland Calderdale - Halifax Courier: "The Elland Mad Dogs and the Lee Mount Loonies – just two of Calderdale's street gangs revealed in a new book about the murky world of violent Britain"

BA pilot charged with wife's murder - Telegraph

BA pilot charged with wife's murder - Telegraph: "Police searching for the body of Mrs Brown last night sealed off part of Windsor Great Park as her husband was charged with her murder.
A section of remote woodland owned by the Crown Estate was the focus of intense police activity as the four-day search appeared to be nearing its end.
husband was arrested just an hour after police were alerted to her disappearance on Monday. He will appear before Slough Magistrates Court on Friday."

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

£6m of drugs seized from Lancashire's streets (From Lancashire Telegraph)

£6m of drugs seized from Lancashire's streets (From Lancashire Telegraph): "£6m of drugs were taken off Lancashire’s streets this year - the most in the force's history.
Police made 4,176 seizures during 2009/10 - up nine per cent from the previous year’s figure of 3,816.
The county’s force seized three times as much cocaine and ten times the amount of heroin seized by the big city Merseyside police.
Lancashire police chiefs said they were constantly battling organised crime gangs who trafficked drugs into East Lancashire.
They said this caused much knock-on crime, such as violence, firearms offences, burglaries and theft.
Official Home Office crime stats show total drugs offences in Lancashire have risen from 3,600 a year in 2004, to 5,200 in the 12 months to June 2010.
The figures first breached the 4,000 barrier in 2007, and steadily increased before hitting 5,000 this year.
However, police said the increasing haul of seized drugs did not necessarily mean crime was actually on the rise – just that targeted units set up to investigate drugs gangs were getting results."

The Press Association: Two held in Galway drugs gang sting

The Press Association: Two held in Galway drugs gang sting: "man and a woman have been arrested in a joint Garda and customs sting on drugs gangs.
Seven kilos of cocaine were found in a car stopped by officers on the outskirts of Gort, Co Galway.
The operation is part of investigations into organised crime gangs across Galway and Limerick."

Police want to trace a taxi driver


Police want to trace a taxi driver who is believed to have picked up two men wanted in connection with an attempted murder in Glasgow.
A 20-year-old man was chased by two men and stabbed in a "premeditated attack" in Queen Victoria Drive, Scotstoun, at about 0550 BST on Sunday.
The suspects then got into a silver-coloured car which is believed to have been a private hire taxi.
Police have asked anyone with information to contact them.

Detectives have been granted another 36 hours to question a man who was arrested yesterday on suspicion of murder.



The arrest followed the disappearance of Joanna Brown, 46, from Buckhurst Road, in Ascot.

Detectives and forensic teams have been at the exclusive Tun Cottage bed and breakfast for the last two days after concerns were raised for her welfare by a family member.

The extended period, which was granted by a judge at Maidenhead Magistrates' Court, comes into effect at about 10pm tonight.

The man, who is in his 40s and from Winkfield, was arrested at about 10am yesterday.

He was initially detained for 24 hours and this morning a superintendent granted a further 12 hours detention.

Forensic officers have also been at the Winkfield address as the search for Mrs Brown continues.

Bulgarian man has appeared in court accused of the murder of Fife businessman Mohammed Nadeem Siddique.


Tncho Hristov Andonov, 27, is alleged to have shot and killed Mr Siddique on Sunday October 24 at a flat in Forres Drive, Glenrothes.
He is also accused of the attempted murder of Davie Dalgleish, 43, in the same alleged attack, and of attempting to pervert the course of justice.
Fiscal depute Mark McGuire said Mr Andonov, of Livingston, made no plea or declaration during the brief hearing held in private in a jury room at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court.
Mr Andonov's case was continued for further examination and he was remanded in custody by Sheriff Grant McCulloch.
Mr McGuire said Mr Andonov will appear in court again next week. Family and friends of Mr Siddique had attended at the court for the hearing, but were kept out of the courtroom.
Mr Siddique, 38, known locally as Toby, died after being shot at the flat in a run-down block in Forres Drive. Mr Dalgleish was injured during the incident, but was released from hospital soon after being admitted.
Police forces across Scotland were issued with a description of the alleged killer amid fears he had fled the Fife area.

Chatham mechanic jailed for attempting to smuggle heroin through Channel Tunnel

Chatham mechanic jailed for attempting to smuggle heroin through Channel Tunnel: "mechanic has been jailed for six years after admitting trying to smuggle heroin worth £100,000 through the Channel Tunnel.
Vince Richard Hubbard, of Haig Avenue, Chatham, was arrested by UK Border Agency officers in Coquelles, France, in January.
The 47-year-old claimed he had only been on a day trip to Belgium to buy tobacco.
But officers searched the Toyota Rav 4 he was driving and found two-and-a-half kilos of the drug in four brown-taped packages in the roof lining of the car."

Woman accused of tube murder was undergoing sex change | UK news | The Guardian

Woman accused of tube murder was undergoing sex change UK news The Guardian: "woman accused of pushing a transgender human rights lawyer under a train was herself undergoing sex change treatment, it emerged today.
Nina Kanagasingham, 34, was charged with the murder of Sonia Burgess, 63, known professionally by her legal name, David. Burgess was struck by a train at King's Cross tube station during the evening rush hour last Monday.
Kanagasingham sat in the dock at the Old Bailey wearing a prison tracksuit, her face covered in stubble.
Judge Timothy Pontius asked: 'This defendant is in the process of undergoing a sex change. Has it been completed?' He was told it had not but that the defendant wished to be 'addressed in her female name of Nina'."

Murder inquiry launched after wife of BA pilot vanishes from £3million B&B mansion | Mail Online

Murder inquiry launched after wife of BA pilot vanishes from £3million B&B mansion Mail Online: "murder inquiry has been launched following the disappearance of a wealthy guesthouse owner from her luxury mansion.Detectives were called in this morning after a concerned neighbour of Joanna Brown - who runs the prestigious Tun Cottage B&B near Windsor Great Park in Ascot, Berkshire - raised the alarm. Thames Valley police sealed off the £3million, award-winning estate and forensics experts scoured the crime scene."

BBC News - Arrests after police witness 'drug deal' in Berkshire

BBC News - Arrests after police witness 'drug deal' in Berkshire: "Three men have been arrested after unwittingly carrying a suspected drug deal in front of police officers.
The men were followed and got into two cars in the Nightingale Road area of Woodley in Berkshire last Thursday.
One of the vehicles was stopped and 20 wraps of suspected Class A drugs were found and two men arrested.
The other vehicle drove away from police but was stopped 15 minutes later and the third man arrested. All three were released on bail.
The first two men arrested were a 47-year-old from Earley and a 39-year-old man from Sindlesham."
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(1) 'It would be naive to think that this issue is confined to Pakistan." (1) 'Mr Meticulous' Danny Speed told to expect long prison sentence for £2m bank raids (1) 'Satan's slaves' in pub attack (1) 'Street Gangs' Riot At Young Offenders Unit (1) 'Taxi firm' crime gangs targeted (1) 'Until you forgive (1) 'headed a highly organised and experienced crime group' which sold class A and B drugs in north England. (1) 000 cocaine seized in Inverness (1) 000 seized in police raids (1) 000 women alleged they had been raped (1) 000 worth of suspected illegal drugs in the Portstewart area." (1) 10 days in Sweden: the full allegations against Julian Assange (1) 100) has been seized by police in Dublin. (1) 11 quizzed over suspected gang murder: (1) 13 (1) 14 arrests made in drug raids (1) 16 teenagers have been killed in London this year (1) 191 in his possession. (1) 195 sex pests walking the streets. (1) 200kms from Cádiz (1) 23-year-old Mark Noonan and 20-year-old Glenn Murphy - who were cousins - were gunned down on the forecourt of the Tesco petrol station in Finglas. (1) 26-year jail term from drug smuggling mastermind (1) 30 (1) 38 (1) 40 arrests after trade crime crackdown (1) 448 (1) 47-year-old driver Christopher Cummins was 'unwilling or unable' to explain the £200 (1) 51 (1) 54 (1) 59 (1) 6 arrests after East Lancashire night slashing (1) 61-year-old Richard Kemp (1) 668 within three months. (1) 68 (1) : Boy remanded over girl's murder (1) : Teenager denies builder's yard murder (1) :: Prisoner who ran a £14m drug ring on ‘day release’ (1) A jealous husband who arranged for his wife to be hacked to death in west London (1) Abdullah Baybasin was described as one of the most dangerous drug dealers in Europe after he was jailed for 22 years in 2006. (1) Accused executed victim he thought was gang rival (1) Aiden McPartland (1) Alexander McQueen (1) Alexander Trenchard (1) Alistair Kennedy (1) All that prevents more shootings is a shortage of bullets (1) Alleged U.S. Smuggler Sold Guns to U.K. Gangs (1) Anfield (1) Angus (1) Anni (1) Anni Dewani murder: friends of bride urge husband to return to South Africa (1) Anni and her tycoon husband (1) Apprentice Stella to marry ‘gang link’ scaffolder (1) Apprentice's Christopher Farrell off 'to fight pirates' after escaping jail (1) Arrests Follow 500K Drug Seizure (1) Arrests after drug blitz (1) Arrests after police witness 'drug deal' in Berkshire (1) Arrests in Belfast and Preston over importation of guns (1) Arrests in Rooney 'baby photo blackmail plot (1) Ayers was killed by a gunman who shot him at least three times in South Cantril Avenue (1) BRITAIN’S biggest benefit fraudsters who milked the system of more than £1million were last night named and shamed. (1) Barry Haydon (1) Belfast and Lisburn arrests over drugs and money laundering: (1) Beware the frost-jackers.Prowling gangs target motorists as they leave engines running (1) Blade-blighted Glasgow (1) Blue Volvo and ‘higher level’ criminality possible leads in Widnes man murder investigation (1) Body found in river feared to be that of missing mother-of-two Gillian Merrick (1) Body of murdered solicitor found in car (1) Bogdan 'Tony' Paduret (1) Bolton’s Divisional Organised Crime Unit (1) Bomb expert 'tried to murder wife' (1) Border Agency arrests two workers in Nottingham (1) Boxer Leigh Clift charged with murder as man stabbed dies 9 years after attack (1) Bradford and Croydon (1) Britain pledged millions to lawless Somali region linked to pirate gangs (1) British government intervenes to help expats caught in Spanish property scams (1) British jails are failing to investigate serious allegations of male rape (1) British lord found guilty of expense fraud (1) British security guard Danny Fitzsimons denies double murder in Iraq (1) Briton Khuram Antonio Khan Garcia (1) Briton's killers lose murder appeal (1) Bulgarian man has appeared in court accused of the murder of Fife businessman Mohammed Nadeem Siddique. (1) Burford (1) Businessman shot five times in gang murder bid (1) Butcher who slit love rival's throat guilty of murder (1) CCTV image released in Liverpool murder inquiry: (1) CPS dropped the murder charge against him after sources said they could not prove Coghlan did not act in self defence (1) CS gas sprays and guns are slowly replacing knives as the weapon of choice for the town’s criminals. (1) Cage fighter Lee Murray was unsuccessful in an appeal against his 10-year jail sentence during a hearing in Rabat on Tuesday (1) Call for probe after £259k fraud gangster avoids jail (1) Call of Duty (1) Car ploughs into nightclub crowd in Rochdale (1) Car-crime network smashed as gang are jailed (1) Cash for gold boom 'boosts crime' (1) Castle Street gang (1) Chatham (1) Chesterton Road (1) Child killer 'murdered' at maximum security prison (1) Children at risk as gangs use innocent neighbours' gardens to stash drugs (1) Chinese gang behind a massive smuggling operation in which bedsits in Glasgow are being used as factories to repackage raw tobacco and sell it as commercial brands. (1) Claims of MI5 link to Real IRA murder investigated (1) Cleveland Police spokeswoman said the consequences of methadone misuse could be 'extremely harmful' (1) Cleveland Police's Serious Organised Crime unit (1) Clifton residents told killer may be in their midst (1) Co Antrim man held in UK-wide SOCA probe (1) Cocaine with an estimated street value of 1m euro (£843 (1) Colchester (1) Coleen Rooney ready to give court evidence on blackmail plot over pictures of Kai (1) Colin Howell thought of murder as he held cable over wife in bath (1) Colombia-UK drug smuggling network busted (1) Cops probing murder of honeymoon wife to ask husband Shrien if he is gay (1) Cops seize £1m in drugs cash (1) Cornwall (1) Counter-terrorism officials launched a major operation over fears of multiple bomb attacks in Whitehall (1) Craigavon: (1) Cricket's match-fixing crisis has taken a sinister twist after Pakistan wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider fled to London (1) Cumbrian fraud man bids to overturn £7 million payback order (1) Cumbrian restaurant workers to be thrown out of UK after raids (1) Curtis Warren is to take his fight against his conviction for a £1m cannabis plot in Jersey to the highest court in the UK. (1) Customs officers 'told not to look for smugglers at Heathrow (1) Customs officials at Heathrow ignore drug smugglers (1) DETECTIVES investigating the murder of Joanna Yeates have called in the team of forensic experts that helped catch the killer of Rachel Nickell (1) Dane Bowers is arrested over alleged drug dealing at cage-fighting events (1) Danny Fitzsimons (1) Dartford and Canterbury (1) Dead MI6 worker visited bondage sites (1) Decks cleared for Dewani`s extradition to SA over wife`s murder conspiracy: (1) Delay in Briton's Iraq murder tria (1) Dentist Colin Howell admits double murder treated as suicide pact for 20 years (1) Detectives are investigating up to a dozen nurseries in the west of Scotland believed to be linked with gangsters (1) Detectives arrest two and make car appeal over Boxing Day shooting (1) Detectives have been granted another 36 hours to question a man who was arrested yesterday on suspicion of murder. (1) Detectives looking into the death are expected to examine at least one threatening message placed on website Bebo. (1) Dior suspends John Galliano after arrest for street abuse (1) Diplomatic investigation is under way after former world boxing featherweight champion Scott Harrison’s bid to be transferred from a Spanish jail to Barlinnie Prison in Glasgow was halted. (1) Dozens arrested after police anti-drugs raids across Sussex (1) Dozens arrested in drug and gang operation in Sheffield (1) Dr Colin Howell (1) Drug gang king pin jailed over 22 tonnes of cocaine and cannabis (1) Drug gangs in England exporting gun culture to Wales (1) Drug gangs target cruise ships (1) Drug-dealer jailed for Redhill flat murder (1) Drug-smuggling former prison officer loses appeal against sentence (1) Drugs seized and 15 arrests in Merseyside Police raids (1) Drugs worth £500 (1) Dundee (1) Durham city undercover cop (1) East Dulwich bus murder victim 'stabbed 24 times' (1) East Kilbride (1) EastEnders actor bragged on Celebrity Mastermind about committing crime (1) Eddie Boyd will never walk again after the bungled gangland hit in his home (1) Eddie Lyons has been given his first ever court sentence (1) Edward Pybis (1) Eight bales of the drug were thrown overboard (1) Eighth arrest in Limerick murder inquiry (1) Elite crime unit's database of one million suspects 'breaks the law' (1) Elizabeth Veysey went into the jail with cannabis resin hidden under her skirt (1) Emmanuel Ganpot (1) EuroMillions winners 'terrified of being kidnapped' (1) Ex-United man Wallwork arrested (1) Ex-club owner Gary Robb finally admits guilt: (1) Ex-soldier found guilty of trying to murder wife with grenade (1) Ex-undercover Pc Mark Kennedy 'living in fear': (1) Expenses MPs must face trial (1) Eynsham (1) Farmers are claiming that the British and Americans are responsible for the outbreak of the poppy plague (1) Farmhouse killer Jeremy Bamber faces dying in prison (1) Fazakerley murder victim Joey Cummins survived previous attempt on life in street shotgun attack (1) Fife (1) Finchley (1) Five arrested in Leicester over 'violent' gem raids (1) Five guilty of Lincoln man's killing (1) Five held over Michaela McAreavey murder denied bail (1) Flint Mountain. (1) Ford prison riot adds to chequered history (1) Forfar man Christopher McIntosh jailed over heroin trafficking (1) Four Sussex men suspected of attempted murder after pub brawl (1) Four arrested as police raid wedding ceremony (1) Four in court over teenage footballer's murder (1) Four men arrested on suspicion of murder (1) Four men jailed over Manchester street stabbing murder (1) France (1) Fraud prevention detectives have today (1) Gallaghers' dad gets cop warning (1) Galo Bemudez (1) Gang caught loading van with 100kgs of heroin (1) Gang shootings and fights ‘commonplace’ (1) Gang war results in one death and five injured on the streets of Folkestone (1) Gangs of muggers stole thousands from student protesters (1) Gardai arrest 45 people over drug trafficking (1) Gardaí continue to quiz three over weapons (1) Garry Waring (1) Gipsy Hill murder: Six jailed for shooting 'peacemaker' (1) Girl (1) Gorleston (1) Great Yarmouth (1) Gun gangs targeted in police swoops (1) Gunman jailed for attempted murder in Bolton (1) Gunmen Christopher Bailiff (1) Gypsy gangs train five-year-olds to pickpocket on the streets of Britain (1) Harold Landry murder trial: (1) Hate crime figures paint a grim portrait of life in Britain (1) Hertfordshire Constabulary's ANPR Intercept Team stopped a vehicle travelling on the M11 near Bishop's Stortford (1) Holidaymakers flee Tunisia violence: (1) Honeymoon bride Anni Dewani's text 6 days before murder (1) Honour kill pair jailed (1) Ian Bowrem (1) Ian Griffin (1) Inside the Violent World of Britain’s Street Gangs (1) Jail for truckers in £2.3m drugs and gun smuggling gang (1) Jail increase for £53m Securitas raid matermind (1) Jail threat to Cumbrian gang-fight man (1) James 'Pancake' Taylor (1) Jamie Daniel is thought to be worth £10million (1) Jamie ‘The Iceman’ Stevenson in fight over stress files (1) Jeremy_Bamber (1) Jilted teenager who stabbed Asha Muneer to death facing life in jail (1) Jo Yeates Murder Accused Remanded (1) Jo Yeates murder inquiry: Arrested man still held (1) Jo Yeates murder: Hunt is like a jigsaw with pieces missing (1) Jo Yeates murder: New evidence uncovered (1) Jo Yeates: Accused Back In Court (1) Joanna Brown's husband charged with her murder (1) Joanna Yeates 'may have been strangled with own sock' (1) Joanna Yeates murder suspect Vincent Tabak 'had split with girlfriend (1) Joanna Yeates murder: Mother wants to play Jo in Crimewatch reconstruction | (1) Joanna Yeates murder: Similarities to unsolved murder of Glenis Carruthers in 1974 | Mail Online (1) Joseph Buckley (1) Just one criminal jailed for every 96 crimes (1) KERRY KATONA has been left devastated after her home was raided by thieves (1) Khuram Antonio Khan Garcia (1) Kitted out in body armour (1) Lancashire (1) Lancaster (1) Lance Lewis (1) Latvian man (1) Laurence Henry Shaw (1) Lawrence Taylor Co Ltd are believed to have cold-called investors (1) Layabout son killed parents over hangover row - (1) Lee Wallace (1) Leyland (1) Limerick double murder investigated (1) Lincoln arrests edge police closer to cracking drug syndicate (1) Liquidators to the Weavering Macro Fixed Income hedge fund were appointed in March (1) Liverpool drivers could hold key to solving Eddie Pybis murder (1) Liverpool teenager charged with stabbing murder (1) London fears new wave of gang deaths (1) Lostock Hall (1) Madeleine McCann is in America Private investigator claims (1) Magdalena Januszeska murder suspect arrested in Malton (1) Maidenhead arson murderer jailed for life (1) Man arrested over Bradford prostitute murders (1) Man arrested over murder of exiled Pakistani politician (1) Man bailed over "murder in the mist" killing of Liverpool FC fan Joey Cummins (1) Man released in Louth murder investigation (1) Man shot dead in Liverpool street (1) Mark Woodward (1) Martin Day (1) Matthew Clement (1) Mesut Karakas was under investigation for alleged corruption when he was secretly recorded discussing the kidnap and plot lines from the hit US TV series (1) Michael Caine puts Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan to shame (1) Michaela McAreavey murder accused held in Mauritius Alcatraz (1) Millionaire jailed for ex-wife murder bid (1) Miss Gentle (1) Missing Joanna Yeates: Similarities to Melanie murder are frightening (1) More arrests over Cheltenham iPhone murder (1) More than one murder a week is committed by a thug on bail (1) Murder case extradition ruling due (1) Murder investigation launched as post-mortem reveals Joanna Yeates was strangled (1) Murder probe after street stabbing (1) Mzoli's is in a dangerous area at night (1) NDLEA arrests first drug trafficker in 2011 (1) NRI man sentenced to life for murdering his wife (1) Naked Charles Bronson covered himself in butter (1) Naming of journalists in hacking scandal ordered (1) Napoli gangs attack Liverpool fans (1) New Asian sex slave gang arrests (1) New witness 'saw killers leave murder room' (1) Newly-wed cleared of murder after five months marriage (1) Newlywed Briton's wife killed after armed robbers hijack taxi in South Africa (1) Nightingale Road in Eston and West Dyke Road in Redcar (1) Nikitta Grender murder: Man (1) Nine arrests in York drug raids (1) Norfolk (1) Norwich area (1) Now Ian Huntley throat-slitter is held over prison murder of notorious child sex killer (1) One brother acquitted of Co Laois murder (1) Organised Crime Group sentenced to 39 years (1) POLICE have arrested a man in connection with the killing of Robertsbridge dad Julian Gardner (1) PSNI officer link to Dungannon murder case (1) Pat Finucane murder probe moves steps closer (1) Pentney (1) Pet crematorium owner Emma Bent pocketed cash and dumped pets in ditches (1) Plaistow (1) Police 'determined' to catch killer of Liverpool man (1) Police arrest 22 in Essex and east London drugs raids (1) Police arrest 44 in Gwent day of action (1) Police chief Jim Trotman 'set fire to car and tried to blame lover's husband' (1) Police crime scene officer killed in horror crash (1) Police dismiss link between Bannatyne’s shooting and ‘gangland’ crime (1) Police force plans to axe community officers (1) Police have identified 17 organised crime gangs (1) Police investigate attempted murder after car hits man (1) Police probe as cousin of gangster Stewart 'Speccy' Boyd found dead on woodland path (1) Police searching for the body of Mrs Brown last night sealed off part of Windsor Great Park as her husband was charged with her murder (1) Police shoot gunman dead after West Yorkshire siege (1) Police suspect murder after youth hit by bus (1) Police swoop in Haydock in 'organised crime' crackdown (1) Police want to trace a taxi driver (1) Police want to trace brothers over Salford stabbing (1) Portuguese newspaper Correio da Manha claimed Mr Ross was tortured for 13 days before escaping from his captors in the village of Boliqueime (1) Prison Officers' Association said the violence started after staff tried to breathalyse prisoners. (1) Probe into crash link to Musselbrugh pub manager murder (1) Professor Green (1) Proportionately more criminals in Britain are sentenced for violent and sexual offences than in most other European countries. (1) RAF servicemen jailed for cigarette smuggling scam (1) Racist gang's glass attack raises fears of pub owners (1) Reggie (1) Robert Nairac trial views TV interview with murder accused (1) Royal car attack: Duchess of Cornwall laughs off student protest fees scare (1) SIX MEMBERS of a south London gang have been found guilty of the murder of 22-year-old Ezra Mills. (1) SOCA advises cruise agencies and cruise lines how to recognize signs that passengers might be inclined to smuggle drugs or other contraband (1) Sainsbury's techie jailed for loyalty card scam (1) Sally McGrath death: Arrest number two (1) Scotland pressured to free Megrahi (1) Scotland-based crime gang suspected of trafficking women to work as prostitutes in Belfast was arrested this month (1) Scots drugs gang jailed (1) Scots legal upheaval as 3500 convicts win new appeals (1) Scottish criminals 'only jailed after 40 convictions' (1) Seven arrested over drugs (1) Seven men have been arrested after detectives from the PSNI Organised Crime Branch seized £500 (1) Sex crimes up as 14 (1) Sex swap hip hop diva wanted over Claudia Aderotimi 'butt boost' death (1) Shrien (1) Shrien Dewani 'right to be worried' about handling of Anni Dewani murder case (1) Shrien Dewani Mastermind To Murder Or Paralysed Victim (1) Shrien Dewani says he and his wife (1) Shropshire man accused of triple murder appears in court (1) Sinn Fein (1) Sinn Fein leaders 'knew about bank raid' (1) Six arrests following drug raids in Glossop (1) South Africa honeymoon murder (1) South Africa honeymoon murder accused denied bail (1) South African honeymoon murder claim 'is ludicrous' (1) South African police are on the verge of revealing the motive behind the murder of Anni Dewani (1) South Norwood builder pleads guilty to smuggling cannabis (1) Spanish National Police have intercepted a British registered yacht on the high seas off the Portuguese coast (1) Staff from Browne Mackenzie (1) Stella English is a gangster's moll with a troubled past (1) Steven Purcell quizzed by cops on return (1) Student left dying in street after being stabbed by muggers (1) Suffolk (1) Suitcase death spy was not gay (1) Suspect in murder of British woman to publish writings from fugitive days (1) Swindon; and Anthony Belcher (1) Swindon; received seven years. (1) Teacher in murder quiz was having affair with sex shop girl (1) Teenage robbery gang jailed (1) Teenager stabbed to death in south London (1) Ten Ghanaians on board an Accra-New York flight of Delta Airlines (1) The Base pub in Ashington (1) The Elland Mad Dogs and the Lee Mount Loonies (1) The arrests were related to recent 'distributed denial of service' (DDoS) attacks by an online group calling themselves Anonymous (1) The detective leading a murder investigation after a man was found shot dead in a disused Smethwick factory today refused to rule out a “gangland killing”. (1) The faces of the 10 latest suspected criminals hiding from police on the "Costa del Crime" have been published (1) Three arrested over iPhone murder: (1) Three arrests after ‘massive disturbance’ in Malton (1) Three arrests and £60 (1) Three arrests over west Belfast pipe bombings (1) Tom Murphy is not a criminal. He’s a good republican (1) Travelodge in Kingston Raid on hotel results in five arrests (1) Trial of British climate protesters collapses (1) Trio in court over honeymoon murder (1) Tuesday 25 January (1) Twenty arrests over suspected £50m beer and wine fraud (1) Two Scots wanted in connection with unsolved murders are believed to be hiding out in Spain. (1) Two Sussex men and one from Surrey face extradition to Spain after a boat with £8m of cannabis destined for the UK was stopped between Morocco and Spain. (1) Two arrested in Wisbech park murder investigation (1) Two arrests over 'firearm threat' in Cumbria: (1) Two charged with Peckham murder of Sylvester Akapalara: (1) Two charges over £6million Torbay cocaine haul (1) Two gangs of men who fought a pitched battle with baseball bats (1) Two held in Galway drugs gang sting: (1) Two men accused of helping gunman Raoul Moat will face charges of attempting to murder David Rathband (1) Two men are due to appear in court charged with murdering a 55-year-old man in Belfast. (1) Two men arrested in Blackburn murder inquiry (1) Two men arrested over £1.5m cocaine seizure (1) Two men seriously injured during Samurai sword attack (1) Two men were jailed for life after an illegal immigrant was murdered and dumped in a canal following a drugs feud (1) Two more men arrested over Boxing Day gang fight (1) Two slabs of cocaine were found in a false compartment in her suitcase (1) Two teenagers who killed a man in Cheshire in a dispute over drugs have been detained for five years. (1) Two_men_on_motorbike_sought_for_murder (1) UK becomes 'cocaine capital of the western world' (1) United fans await sentence over 'Wild West saloon brawl' (1) VIOLENCE erupted in Burnley town centre on Monday afternoon when two gangs of men confronted each other with baseball bats. (1) Vince Richard Hubbard (1) Vincent Tabak charged with Joanna Yeates murder (1) WALTHAM FOREST: 367 knife crimes in past year (1) Warning over anti-virus cold calls to UK internet users (1) Wartime ‘trophy gun’ fired in gang murder of student (1) Was Browns phone hacked as well? Pressure mounts to re-open Scotland Yard enquiry (1) Wayne Bassnett shot in the head by assassin in Hale (1) Wealthy BA pilot to stand trial for 'murder of estranged wife' (1) Wednesday will see the anniversary of the killing that ended Lennon's iconoclastic career (1) West Derby (1) Whistleblowing MP shops 6 more colleagues to police over expenses fraud | (1) Widnes man shot dead in Pepper Street near Town Lane in Hale Village (1) Widowed British honeymooner Shrien Dewani will be arrested and charged with murder of his wife Anni if he returns to South Africa (1) Wilbert Dyce (1) Williams had been logging onto bondage Web sites and had visited a drag cabaret in the British capital four days before his death. (1) Woman accused of tube murder was undergoing sex change (1) Woman charged with murder of transvestite (1) Woman stands trial for double murder to which ex-lover confessed (1) Woman's body found washed up in Kent bay (1) Women jailed over bodysuit drug smuggling bid (1) Y Waen (1) Yorkshire 'car key burglary' gang locked up (1) Youth killed as Afghan groups clash (1) Zac Olumegbon (1) a British citizen (1) a class-A drug (1) a hammer and pickaxe handle in a car park (1) admitted carrying out the raid at Lostwithiel on 13 August. (1) admitted theft and fraud by false representation. (1) after he arrived at the airport on Sunday night (1) aged 32 from John Mace Road (1) alarm and distress' to people living nearby (1) and Angel Campoverde (1) and Ivan Marshall (1) and James MacPherson (1) and Jayson Hassan (1) and Rackheath (1) and Scott Taylor (1) and found to be carrying 1.515 tons of cocaine. (1) and on Christmas shoppers (1) and uses cash instead of credit cards (1) arrested over knifed pregnant teenager (1) average amount stolen equated to £1 (1) blasted 11 shots at helpless Eddie Boyd - hitting him five times - as his young daughter screamed in terror. (1) but the Navy boat crews recovered two (1) cannabis and weapons were seized by police who raided 25 houses and apartments. (1) central Clydebank (1) central London (1) charged with murder in Great Yarmouth: (1) checks into hotels under false names (1) corrupt police officer helped his drug lord brother by hiding guns and threatening witnesses (1) death of Julian Gardner (1) discovered a world where automatic pistols (1) drag cabaret (1) drugs squad found 13 mature and 35 immature plants (1) dundee-united-stars-david-goodwillie-scott-allan-arrested-after-4am-street-brawl (1) dyes his hair (1) family friendship leads to second murder investigation (1) five Italian gangsters - known locally as the Camorra - are seen sweeping into a restaurant while families are eating before marching up to a corner table where their targets are sitting. (1) fled a club soaked in blood and clutching a 6in wound (1) flew the plane but says he did not know drugs were on board. (1) former girlfriend of gunman Raoul Moat has told a court of the moment the killer shot dead her new boyfriend then turned his shotgun on her (1) found stabbed to death (1) four (1) from Ballygonney Road West In Moneymore were refused bail. (1) from Brixton Hill (1) from Deramore Gardens in Belfast and Warren Martin (1) from Fulham (1) from Moss Lane (1) from Plymouth (1) from Rushey Hey (1) from Tottenham (1) gang drugs war in Greater Manchester. (1) gangland crime in Limerick (1) gangs have shaped the streets and changed the nature of UK crime (1) grieving father of a student who was raped and murdered pleaded with her suspected killer to give himself up (1) had caused 'a great deal of harassment (1) has been charged with importing a class B drug. (1) has made a new and lengthy statement to police (1) have been accused of killing Mr Yepez (1) he claimed he was one of the main players in north London and could get hold of better weapons than Scotland Yard (1) heroin worth nearly £2 million was seized in a single drugs bust in the Scottish capital (1) highest rates of teenage alcohol-related injuries in Europe (1) highlight London's crime rate and youth alcohol problems (1) his brother Ronnie and notorious English serial killer Graham Young escaping from prison. (1) imprisonment of a woman in Wales for withdrawing rape allegations against her husband is a nightmarish addition to the discrimination awaiting women and girls who seek justice (1) in January. (1) in his mid-40s (1) including some in Rochdale (1) is due to appear at South Western Magistrates' Court in Battersea this morning (1) is the first Western on trial in an Iraqi court since a 2009 U.S.-Iraqi security agreement lifted immunity for foreign contractors. (1) jail terms totalling more than 63 years to William Byrne and 14 crooks linked to his gang. (1) just months (1) known locally as Eddie (1) made more than £1m from crime. He must pay £100 (1) major rural crime wave could break out across Wales (1) man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a man who was shot dead in south Manchester. (1) man has been shot dead by an off-duty police officer during a suspected robbery at a petrol station. (1) man in his 20s has been arrested over the murder of a champion kickboxer in Dundalk (1) moved to Thailand in 2006 to study the deadly Muay Thai fighting style (1) murdering honeymooner Anni Dewani in Cape Town (1) night-time signalling between vessels at sea and people on the shore (1) of Ansty Road (1) of Clapham (1) of Common Road (1) of Forest Gate (1) of Haig Avenue (1) of Hapton (1) of Looe (1) of Mount Avenue (1) of Oxford Road (1) of Pennyvoss Road (1) of Queen Street (1) of School Lane (1) often borrowed from friends (1) on 3 January when he was shot in the chest. (1) prison officer has been arrested after attempting to smuggle drugs into Mountjoy prison today. (1) seized 180 kilograms of ketamine in Felixstowe (1) seized a haul of scam post in a bid to tackle the UK-wide fraudulent mail blight. (1) seven men and five women found Hodgson guilty of murder at Teesside Crown Court. (1) sleeps on sofas and floors (1) south Kilmarnock and Dalkeith in Midlothian (1) stabbed both his parents to death after his mother called him a “f------ idiot” for lying in bed all morning with a hangover. (1) submachine guns and even hand grenades were being sold for as little as £50 (1) taxi firm has been denied an operator’s licence following police claims of criminal links (1) teenager was killed and another injured when two balaclava-wearing gunmen opened fire on a group of four young friends (1) the Gilnow Road gang (1) the eldest son of Viscount Trenchard (1) the famous fashion designer recently committed suicide by intake of a mixture of the cocaine (1) three dogs performing searches on vehicles entering the 14 jails across the Republic. (1) using guns in deadly drug disputes (1) was ambushed by four young men at the gates of Park Campus School in nearby West Norwood. (1) was arrested at Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport (1) was arrested by UK Border Agency officers in Coquelles (1) was blasted at least three times outside a relative’s home in South Cantril Avenue (1) was convicted in 2003 of hiring two “mules” to carry cocaine (1) was given three life sentences earlier this month. (1) was given three years and nine months behind bars after police found £1 million from the heist in the boot of his car. (1) was released after several hours of questioning over the shooting of Nicky Ayers (1) was shot at close range at least three times outside his daughter’s home in South Cantril Avenue (1) was shot dead in Tillingbourne Gardens (1) was sitting in a silver Volvo on Utting Avenue (1) were ambushed as they were driven through the vast shantytown of Gugulethu in South Africa (1) were among 13 men from around the country involved in the criminal group. (1) were found in 24 of the 33 pubs in and around Alnwick (1) were gunned down outside Strang House (1) were not legally married. (1) were part of a gang that brought in an estimated 16 tonnes of the drug. (1) which is in liquidation (1) who 'fired shots in party battle' arrested for attempted murder (1) who attended the hearing (1) who has already been sentenced to life imprisonment for the two killings (1) who reached No 3 in April with I Need You Tonight (1) whose ring nickname was Pitbull (1) wife of BA pilot vanishes from £3million B;B mansion (1) will be extradited over the murder of Kinga Legg (1) you can never move on with your life.'" (1) young boy has been shot dead. (1) £100m cocaine gang sentenced to 200 years in prison (1) £48k seized from Amsterdam passenger (1) £6m of drugs seized from Lancashire's streets (1) ‘Sick’ Dewani’s bail strategy (1) “Fragile” Shrien Dewani leaves hospital (1)

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