Monday, 31 January 2011

Police 'determined' to catch killer of Liverpool man

BBC News - Police 'determined' to catch killer of Liverpool man: "Detectives have said they remain determined to find the killer of a man shot dead in Liverpool two years ago.

Daniel Keatinge, 25, was shot four times on Formosa Road, Fazakerley, on 30 January 2009. He died in hospital.

Police said Keatinge, who had served a prison sentence for wounding two clubbers in a shooting, had been targeted but the motive was unclear.

A £10,000 reward is on offer for anyone with information leading to the prosecution of the gunman.

He was last seen running away in the direction of Eagle Dene on a footpath leading off Formosa Road."

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Decision Time In Notorious Murder Case | Jeremy_Bamber |

Decision Time In Notorious Murder Case | Jeremy_Bamber | Criminal_Cases_Review_Commission | Appeal_Court | Life of Crime | Sky News Blogs: "family massacre, an isolated farmhouse, twin child victims, a beautful model suspect, a handsome young survivor and an alleged late-night phone call in which a terrified man begged: 'Please come over. Your sister has gone crazy and has the gun.'
For crime reporters who've been around the block a few times, there wasn't much missing from this terrible and extraordinary story.
But was Jeremy Bamber guilty of the slaughter of his family in 1985?
It's hard not to be impressed with the efforts he's gone to over the past 26 years to try to prove his innocence.
Still, what else has he got to do with his time while he's banged up?
A friend who visited him in prison said his cell is piled high with documents from his case that he sifts through constantly for new clues he hopes will win his freedom."

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Boy, 13, who 'fired shots in party battle' arrested for attempted murder | News

Boy, 13, who 'fired shots in party battle' arrested for attempted murder | News: "A boy of 13 was arrested today over a shooting at a party in which another teenager was stabbed to death.

The schoolboy was seized at his home on suspicion of attempted murder. He is one of the youngest suspects held over an alleged offence involving a gun. An officer said: 'It is shocking that we are dealing with people of 13 in offences of this nature.'

Several shots were fired inside the clubhouse at Dulwich Hamlet Football Club and a 14-year-old was hit in the leg.

Moments after the shooting, 18-year-old Daniel Thompson-Graham was chased out of the clubhouse and stabbed to death in what detectives describe as a 'frenzied attack'.

Trouble erupted at the 18th birthday party shortly after midnight on Friday and organisers were in the process of closing the event when shooting broke out."

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Jo Yeates Murder Accused Remanded

Jo Yeates Murder Accused Remanded - UK Broadcast Film and Television News: "The 32-year-old neighbour accused of the murder of Jo Yeates, has appeared in court via a video link.

Vincent Tabak confirmed his name to the Judge at Bristol Crown Court before saying he could hear the proceedings.

He appeared by video link from HMP Long Lartin in Worcestershire and made no application for bail.

The 25-year-old Landscape Architect was found on Christmas day in Longwood Lane, Failand, eight days after she was reported missing from her home in Clifton, Bristol.

It was reported on Monday that Miss Yeates' body was released to her family by the coroner.

Mr Tabak was remanded in custody to appear before the same court on 4 May.

Miss Yeates was last seen around 8pm on 17 December after she had been out with colleagues in the Bristol Ram pub in Park Street.

A post-mortem examination revealed she had been strangled."

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Saturday, 29 January 2011

Jail threat to Cumbrian gang-fight man

 Jail threat to Cumbrian gang-fight man: "A man involved in a gang fight in a Cumbrian town could be sent to prison next month – 10 months after a judge decided not to jail him.

Christopher Stephen Turnbull-Allen, 24, was given a suspended prison sentence last April for his part in a night of violence that followed the 2009 rugby club gala in Kirkby Stephen.

One of the conditions upon which that sentence was suspended was that Turnbull-Allen should stay out of trouble for two years.

But, Carlisle Crown Court has now heard he appeared before Penrith magistrates last month for possessing cocaine, a class A drug."

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Teenager stabbed to death in south London | Metro.co.uk

Teenager stabbed to death in south London | Metro.co.uk: "The emergency services received a report of a serious assault shortly after midnight.
Police officers who attended discovered a man with stab wounds and he was transferred to Kings College Hospital by ambulance.
However, medical staff were unable to save him and he was pronounced dead at 2:15am.
A Metropolitan Police spokesman said the victim was believed to be 18 years old, but declined to give any other information about his identity, as his next of kin were still to be informed."

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Businessman shot five times in gang murder bid - City News, National News - Herald.ie

Businessman shot five times in gang murder bid - City News, National News - Herald.ie: "MAN has survived after his car was shot up by a West Dublin gang who attempted to extort money from him.

Businessman Sean Enright was hit five times as his VW Golf was riddled with nine bullets.

The gym-owner and music promoter (30) was singled out for execution after refusing to hand over cash to the mob, believed to be behind a number of Tiger kidnappings.

The dad-of-two was seriously injured when a gunman pumped five bullets into him as he sat in a car outside his girlfriend's home at Rusheeney Manor, Clonsilla, at 9.30pm last night.

Three shots lodged in Mr Enright's chest.

As a major investigation got underway, sources told the Herald that an extortion plot is the main motive for the attack.

The mob behind the plot are also suspected of being involved in a number of 'tiger' kidnappings in recent years."

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Friday, 28 January 2011

Apprentice's Christopher Farrell off 'to fight pirates' after escaping jail | Metro.co.uk

Apprentice's Christopher Farrell off 'to fight pirates' after escaping jail | Metro.co.uk: "The 29-year-old was handed a nine-month suspended prison sentence after pleading guilty to four charges of fraud by false representation.
Speaking afterwards he said he was 'really sorry' about the incident and that it was 'something I deeply regret'.
Outside court, Farrell said: 'I am wanting to put it behind me and move on with my life and I would like to thank everyone for their support during a tough time in my life.'
He added: 'There has been a lot of stress caused, self-inflicted, but I am glad it's all over and out of the way and looking forward to the future.
'I fly out to Sri Lanka on Monday protecting the ships from Somali pirates.'
Farrell had been accused of inflating clients' incomes to help them secure loans and earn himself commission.
The ex-Royal Marine, who hails from Wirral, received a nine-month sentence, which was suspended for two years, at Plymouth Crown Court. He was also sentenced to 200 hours community service.
Farrell was arrested last August and originally claimed his colleagues were responsible for forging documents, however, he entered a guilty plea to the charges in December."

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Magdalena Januszeska murder suspect arrested in Malton still being questioned (From York Press)

Magdalena Januszeska murder suspect arrested in Malton still being questioned (From York Press): "A MURDER suspect who was arrested in Malton was still being questioned by police yesterday as officers revealed the victim’s identity.

The 21-year-old suspect, who had lived in Norwich until recently, was arrested in Malton at about 1pm on Wednesday following the discovery of a woman’s body in a property in Copenhagen Way, Norwich, the day before.

He has been taken to Norfolk, where detectives were questioning him yesterday.

Police have now ruled out the possibility the incident is linked to any previous missing person inquiries, including that of missing York chef Claudia Lawrence, who had previously lived in Malton."

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Butcher who slit love rival's throat guilty of murder

BBC News - Butcher who slit love rival's throat guilty of murder: "trained butcher who slit the throat of his love rival in an alleyway has been convicted of murder.

Saheel Ahmed, 24, bled to death in Blackburn, Lancashire, after the attack, Preston Crown Court heard.

Naeem Butt, 38, did not give evidence in his defence as his barrister told the jury there were 'considerable gaps' in evidence.

Butt, who was accused of murdering his estranged wife's lover, will be sentenced on Friday.

Saheel Ahmed screamed and ran for his life when Butt pounced after lying in wait as he left the home of the defendant's estranged wife.

Butt severed his victim's jugular vein with a foot-long (30cm) knife and then stabbed him forcefully six times in the early hours of 22 June 2010.

The killer then left the scene in Warrington Street and called a taxi to his address in Johnston Street."

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Dozens arrested in drug and gang operation in Sheffield

BBC News - Dozens arrested in drug and gang operation in Sheffield: "Police and other agencies have been working undercover for 18 months to gather intelligence on those arrested.

Operation Mach was mounted in response to community concerns about the rising levels of violent incidents involving young people.

Over the past eight years there have been 10 lives lost in gang violence in Sheffield.

These include the death of 16-year-old Jonathan Matondo, who was shot in a Sheffield park in October 2007.

Less than a year later in July 2008, Tarek Chaiboub was shot dead outside a barber's shop as part of a feud between members of the city's S3 gang.

Supt Peter Norman said: 'We want to stop youngsters being involved in crime that ends with people being shot, killed and seriously injured.'"

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UK police arrest WikiLeaks backers for Web attacks

UK police arrest WikiLeaks backers for Web attacks | Reuters: "'The arrests were related to recent 'distributed denial of service' (DDoS) attacks by an online group calling themselves Anonymous,' London police said in a statement.

In the United States, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said that agents executed more than 40 search warrants as part of its investigation and that the attacks were facilitated by software the group made available for free on the Internet.

'The FBI is working closely with its international law enforcement partners and others to mitigate these threats,' the agency said in a statement, adding that there were other, unspecified investigative and enforcement actions in the Netherlands, Germany and France."

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Thursday, 27 January 2011

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.


Harrison, 33, has served almost two years of his 30-month prison sentence for assault and his legal team said he had been expected to be home before Christmas to serve the remainder of his time in Scotland.
But his devastated family have been unable to establish why the move from Botafuego jail in Algeciras is being held up after it was approved by Spanish and Scottish prison authorities, his lawyer said yesterday.
Circumstances where an agreement may be put on hold include if further allegations or charges are outstanding in the country where the prisoner is held.
But Harrison’s family and legal representatives insist there are no remaining legal issues.
The British Consul in Malaga is currently investigating the case and it is understood the office is liaising with police authorities to establish the cause of the hold-up.
Ron Mackenna, Harrison’s lawyer, said all legal issues had been addressed.
Mr Mackenna, of Glasgow-based John McGovern and Compnay, said: “The family have waited a long time. He has volunteered to come to a Scottish prison as the position is putting considerable pressure on his family in terms of cost and time.
“He knows he will have to serve part of his sentence in Scotland. But the waiting for him and his family and the lack of information is patently unfair.”
Harrison’s father Peter, 61, said: “The papers were signed on December 10 by the Spanish and Scottish prison authorities. The prison was just waiting for Scott to be collected to come back to Scotland and for some reason it was stopped. We don’t know what’s happened.”
He added that the uncertainty was piling pressure on the family.
“They are playing with his mind here. Anybody else would have cracked. Scott has a strong mind; that’s how he won the world championship.
“He has character and a good relationship with his girlfriend and that’s what keeps him going.”
Harrison’s career fell into decline as he battled addiction problems blamed for a series of high-profile incidents, which culminated in him being sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison for assault, involving a police officer and another man.
His girlfriend Stacey, 27, said Harrison, from Cambuslang, near Glasgow, had not seen their 18-month-old son Jack since before Christmas because the family thought he would be in Scotland by now and had not visited.
She said last night: “We were all expecting to get him home for Christmas, but we feel like we’re going round in circles.
“Supposedly, his flight has not been approved because the police are looking at something but it had all been dealt with.”
A Scottish Government spokesperson said: “Any prisoner requesting a transfer to a prison in their home country must first of all apply to the jurisdiction in which they are held.
“That jurisdiction then contacts the prisoner’s native jurisdiction to make them aware of the request. We cannot comment on the progress of any individual application.
“However, any transfer can only proceed if the prisoner involved is not facing any outstanding charges in the country in which they are being held in custody.”
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Detectives arrest two and make car appeal over Boxing Day shooting

Detectives arrest two and make car appeal over Boxing Day shooting: "Wednesday, January 26, 2011, 13:19 Share
Detectives arrest two and make car appeal over Boxing Day shooting
DETECTIVES investigating a Boxing Day shooting have arrested two men and are asking the public to help trace a car seen leaving the area shortly afterwards.

Twenty-four year-old Damien Meredith was critically injured in the incident, which occurred in Westville Gardens, St Ann's, at around 1.20am on Sunday, December 26.

He had to have emergency surgery to remove a bullet from his brain and remains seriously ill in hospital.

Two men, aged 18 and 24 and both from Nottingham, were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder this morning and will be questioned by detectives today."

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Youth killed as Afghan groups clash

Youth killed as Afghan groups clash - Regional - Chichester Observer: "One teenager died and three suffered stab wounds when a party in Kent attended by two groups of Afghan youths descended into violence.

A confrontation between the two factions spilled out into the street in Marine Terrace, Folkestone, just before 8.30pm on Monday night.

Five people were detained and further arrests are expected as police try to establish a motive for what sparked the disorder.

There have been tensions between groups from similar backgrounds in the town recently, resulting in arrests, according to police. But senior officers stressed that knife crime and the type of violence seen on Monday night were rare for the area, and that it could not have been predicted.

Chief Superintendent Chris Hogben, of Kent Police, said: 'It would appear that there was a group of Afghan men having a party in Marine Terrace and another, who they were in dispute with, turned up.

'There was an initial confrontation in the building where we suspect that someone may well have been stabbed and it spilled out of the building and this is where most of the fighting took place.'

He added: 'As a result my officers then found four people with stab wounds, one tragically has since died. Another is critically ill in hospital and two others have stab wounds but they are not critically ill.'"

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'Don't snitch' flyers came from a disgruntled murder witness | News

'Don't snitch' flyers came from a disgruntled murder witness | News: "Police have identified the source of 'don't snitch' flyers that were handed out on a south London estate where a teenager was shot dead, it emerged today.

Officers said the person responsible was a disgruntled individual rather than anyone linked to gangs.

Dozens of flyers with the headline 'No one likes a rat!' were put through residents' doors on the Pelican Estate in Peckham.

Initially there were fears the action was linked to the murder of 17-year-old athlete Sylvester Akapalara who was shot dead in Peckham on December 29, but detectives revealed the leaflets were the work of a witness in a separate murder case who had become 'unhappy' with the way he was treated."

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Five held over Michaela McAreavey murder denied bail - Northern Ireland, Local & National - Belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Five held over Michaela McAreavey murder denied bail - Northern Ireland, Local & National - Belfasttelegraph.co.uk: "Five hotel workers charged in connection with the murder of newlywed Michaela McAreavey have been remanded back into custody.

The five appeared briefly at the District Court of Mapou in Mauritius yesterday morning, where they were refused bail following police objections.

Speaking after the short hearing, Inspector Ranjit Jokhoo said police were still in the process of recording statements from the accused. And they were hopeful of confessions from all of them.

“We want to record as many statements from as many people as possible,” he said. “We are trying our best to get them (confessions) from all of them.”

The five face charges over the killing of Michaela, who was strangled and left in the bath of her honeymoon suite at the luxury Legends Hotel on January 10. The 27-year-old teacher was the daughter of GAA boss Mickey Harte."

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Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Police suspect murder after youth hit by bus

Police suspect murder after youth hit by bus: "teenager run over by a bus may have been pushed in front of it, according to murder squad detectives.

The 17-year-old male suffered fatal injuries when he was hit by a double-decker in Walthamstow, east London, on Monday night.

After officers sealed off the section of Forest Road where the accident occurred, they called in detectives from the Met's homicide and serious crime command in reaction to reports that there had been a fight in the street moments earlier.

Witnesses described to police how a group of youths ran away after the bus hit the victim.

A Met spokesman said: 'Police are investigating the circumstances of the incident. Inquiries continue to establish whether an altercation, which we believe took place shortly before the collision, was a factor in the death."

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British lord found guilty of expense fraud

British lord found guilty of expense fraud - CNN.com: "A member of Britain's House of Lords was found guilty Tuesday of falsifying expenses, marking a new turn in the expense scandal that has rocked Parliament.
Lord Taylor of Warwick is the first parliamentarian to be tried and found guilty in the scandal. Two others, David Chaytor and Eric Ilsley, admitted to falsifying expenses."

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Alleged U.S. Smuggler Sold Guns to U.K. Gangs - World Watch - CBS News

Alleged U.S. Smuggler Sold Guns to U.K. Gangs - World Watch - CBS News: "An American man has been arrested after allegedly smuggling more than 80 handguns into Great Britain in his checked baggage on commercial flights, according to a report in The Times.

According to U.S. court documents obtained by The Times, Steven Greenoe, a former U.S. Marine who holds U.K. citizenship, was confronted on May 3 of 2010 by TSA agents at Raleigh-Durham Airport in North Carolina after scanners revealed 'multiple firearms' in his checked bags.

The newspaper says the guns had been disassembled and were packed among other items of luggage. Greenoe allegedly smooth-talked his way past the TSA agents, telling them he was a legitimate arms dealer returning from the Raleigh Gun Show and that the weapons in his bags were 'engineering samples,' not functional firearms. They were apparently satisfied with his response and let him board the short flight to Atlanta, from where he continued on to Manchester in northwest England.

Greenoe was arrested by U.S. police in July 2010, after a number of these trans-Atlantic missions. He's charged with exporting firearms without a license."

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Gang war results in one death and five injured on the streets of Folkestone

Gang war results in one death and five injured on the streets of Folkestone: "A man was stabbed to death and five others were left injured with knife wounds after a mass fight on streets of Folkestone.

The killing is believed the culmination of a series of long running feuds between local gangs of Eastern origin according to Kent Police.

The five injured all received knife wounds from the attack which erupted outside a house party in Marine Terrace last night (Monday).

One remains critically injured but is believed – but not yet confirmed – all those involved came from Afghanistan. The injured men are all being treated at the William Harvey Hospital in Ashford.

It happened in Marine Terrace at 8.30pm, an area of the town near the harbour behind the Grand Burstin Hotel which is used to house immigrants often asylum seekers who have made their own way to the country.

One man is being questioned by police and officers working on the case say they expect more to be arrested in connection with the incident.

Marine Terrace remained closed off on Tuesday morning as police investigators carried out a detailed search."

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Auction sells off crime proceeds Lance Lewis, of Common Road, Pentney, Norfolk, made more than £1m from crime. He must pay £100,668 within three months.

BBC News - Auction sells off crime proceeds: "An auction is taking place to sell off the assets of a man who tried to import nearly 200kg of cannabis into England.

A hearing decided Lance Lewis, of Common Road, Pentney, Norfolk, made more than £1m from crime. He must pay £100,668 within three months.

He was left owing £908,250.31 to pay over his lifetime.

The property confiscated by police and being auctioned on Wednesday includes a BMW X5 car, a Jaguar X-Type and a lorry.

Lewis was sentenced to six years in jail at a previous hearing for conspiracy to supply Class B controlled drugs between 1 January 2009 and 30 October 2009.

The auction takes place Clowes and Nash on 26 January at Swardeston Village Hall, Norfolk.

Half of the net proceeds made on the day will go to the Home Office, with the rest split between Norfolk Constabulary, the Crown Prosecution Service and the courts."

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Police swoop in Haydock in 'organised crime' crackdown (From St Helens Star)

Police swoop in Haydock in 'organised crime' crackdown (From St Helens Star): "A HAYDOCK property was raided by police as part of a massive investigation aimed at smashing an alleged organised crime network

It was among a series of locations where officers executed warrants early this morning.

Police arrested 15 people on suspicion of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs following the swoops.

Raids were also carried out at addresses in Anfield, Fazakerley, Walton, Halewood and Netherton.

A machete and air rifle were seized along with what are believed to be Class A drugs and £6,000 in cash."

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Fraud prevention detectives have today, Tuesday 25 January, seized a haul of scam post in a bid to tackle the UK-wide fraudulent mail blight.

Fraud prevention detectives have today, Tuesday 25 January, seized a haul of scam post in a bid to tackle the UK-wide fraudulent mail blight.

In the first operation of its kind, officers from the Metropolitan Police Service's Economic and Specialist Crime Unit (Operation Sterling) took possession of a bulk delivery of scam mail intended for vulnerable victims across the UK and searched and closed five virtual offices used by the scammers.

Sent by professional fraudsters, the letters are designed to con recipients into investing in bogus schemes such as fake lotteries, share frauds and inheritance scams. They depend on persuading victims to transfer money to the criminals based on promises of valuable goods, services, or benefits that are never delivered.

After replying to the first 'tempter' letter, victims' names are put on a 'suckers' list which is then sold to other criminals all over the world. Sucker lists are comprised of some of the most vulnerable people in society, namely the elderly and those suffering from illnesses such as dementia.

Chronic victims of scam mail end up being hounded by numerous criminal organisations and an estimated £3.5 billion is 'scammed' from UK citizens each year. Around £2.4 billion of this is believed to be as a result of mail scams."

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Drugs seized and 15 arrests in Merseyside Police raids

BBC News - Drugs seized and 15 arrests in Merseyside Police raids: "Fifteen people have been arrested in a series of raids targeting drug and gun crime on Merseyside.

Police said the eleven men and four women were being held on suspicion of conspiracy to supply class A drugs.

Properties in Anfield, Fazakerley, Walton, Haydock, Halewood and Netherton were all searched in the early hours.

A machete, an air rifle, £6,000 and what Merseyside Police described as a 'significant' amount of class A drugs were recovered."

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Suspect in murder of British woman to publish writings from fugitive days - The Mainichi Daily News

Suspect in murder of British woman to publish writings from fugitive days - The Mainichi Daily News: "Tatsuya Ichihashi, a man charged with the killing of 22-year-old British woman Lindsay Ann Hawker in 2007, is releasing a collection of writings from his 31 months as a fugitive that describe his life and thoughts on the run.

The book will be released on Jan. 26 via publisher Gentosha. In the book, Ichihashi describes how from the time he escaped from Chiba Prefectural Police officers in March 2007 until his arrest in November 2009, he fled across the country, traveling on trains and ferries across 23 different prefectures.

Ichihashi has given his reason for writing the book: 'It is one of the ways in which I am repenting for the crime I committed.' The writings do not, however, describe the murder scene or motives for the killing."

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Jo Yeates: Accused Back In Court | Bristol's News | Bristol News Centre - JACK fm - Playing What We Want - Bristol's Local Radio Station

Jo Yeates: Accused Back In Court | Bristol's News | Bristol News Centre - JACK fm - Playing What We Want - Bristol's Local Radio Station: "Vincent Tabak was remanded in custody yesterday after a very brief hearing at Bristol Magistrates.

Today, his lawyers have the opportunity to apply for bail for the 32-year-old at Bristol Crown Court.

Mr Tabak, who's originally from Holland, was formally charged with Jo's murder on Saturday, January 22, after three days of questioning."

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Monday, 24 January 2011

Was Browns phone hacked as well? Pressure mounts to re-open Scotland Yard enquiry | Mail Online

Was Browns phone hacked as well? Pressure mounts to re-open Scotland Yard enquiry | Mail Online: "Gordon Brown told police that he feared his phone might have been hacked while he was chancellor, it has emerged.

As Prime Minister, Mr Brown wrote to the Metropolitan Police to warn them of his suspicions – but he never received a response.

The former Labour leader is the most senior politician to claim his voicemails were accessed.

The emergence of his name in the scandal came as pressure mounted on Scotland Yard formally to re-open its inquiry into the case.

Mr Brown’s aides revealed he had written to Scotland Yard last year to ask whether his phone number had been among the records of those targeted by tabloid newspaper stings. Incredibly, his letter went unanswered.

Reports that Tony Blair’s phone was hacked have been denied by Mr Blair’s aides, who point out that the former PM did not have a personal mobile while at No 10. But friends said messages he left on the mobiles of others may have been intercepted."

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British security guard Danny Fitzsimons denies double murder in Iraq

British security guard Danny Fitzsimons denies double murder in Iraq - mirror.co.uk: "A BRITISH security guard with post-traumatic stress disorder killed two colleagues in self-defence, an Iraqi court heard.

Danny Fitzsimons denies murdering ArmorGroup workers Paul McGuigan, from Peebles and Australian Darren Hoare, both 37, in ­Baghdad in August 2009. He said McGuigan aimed a gun at him during a row.

Fitzsimons, 30, said: “I was seconds away from death.” He shot McGuigan three times, and Hoare twice, he said.

The former paratrooper, of Rochdale, Manchester, could face the death penalty if found guilty on February 20."

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Saturday, 22 January 2011

'Satan's slaves' in pub attack - The Star

'Satan's slaves' in pub attack - The Star: "MEMBERS of a bikers gang known as Satan's Slaves are being sought by police investigating a serious assault in a Doncaster town centre pub.
Officers today issued images of some members of the Sheffield-based motorcycle club who may be able to help with their enquiries into the incident at the Vintage Rock Bar on St George Gate.

A young man and his girlfriend were both injured in the attack in the basement bar of the premises the Saturday before Christmas. About half a dozen Satan's Slaves had turned up and entered the premises before management could stop them.

A Vintage Rock Bar spokesman said they had a 'fearsome reputation' and had allegedly been involved in trouble at another Doncaster pub on a separate occasion."

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Vincent Tabak charged with Joanna Yeates murder - mirror.co.uk

Vincent Tabak charged with Joanna Yeates murder - mirror.co.uk: "The Dutch neighbour of strangled architect Jo Yeates was last night dramatically charged with her ­murder.
Vincent Tabak, 32, lived with his girlfriend in a flat next door to Jo, 25, and ­boyfriend Greg Reardon, 27.
He was arrested in a flat a mile from his own on Thursday after police received a tip-off.Tabak will appear before ­Bristol magistrates tomorrow.Detective Chief Inspector Phil Jones, who is leading the ­investigation into Jo’s death, said: “This evening we have charged Vincent Tabak with the murder of Joanna Yeates.
“I would like to pay tribute to Jo’s family and Greg for their assistance and dignity in the most difficult of circumstances. Their support to us has been ­invaluable.”
Tabak was quizzed for three days by detectives, who have been hunting Jo’s killer since her body was discovered on Christmas Day dumped in snow on a remote country lane three miles from her home. A post-mortem showed she had been strangled."

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Fazakerley murder victim Joey Cummins survived previous attempt on life in street shotgun attack - Liverpool Local News - News - Liverpool Echo

Fazakerley murder victim Joey Cummins survived previous attempt on life in street shotgun attack - Liverpool Local News - News - Liverpool Echo: "Convicted drug dealer and avid LFC fan Joseph “Joey” Cummins, 25, was fired at in 2009, just a few hundred yards from where he was murdered in Fazakerley on Thursday night.

A passing police patrol found the victim on Longmoor Lane at just before 9pm on Thursday.

It is thought he had been shot in the back several times as he got into the passenger seat of a car after being inside a nearby house.

Bleeding heavily, he then staggered to near the Fazakerley Car Sales garage before collapsing.

Police called for the ambulance which took him to the nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.

Scores of tearful friends and family descended on the hospital in the hours after his death.

It is thought the gunman could have been on foot and used the heavy fog that covered the area in a grey blanket to hide before springing the attack.

The driver of the car Cummins was getting into has been spoken to by police."

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Joanna Yeates murder suspect Vincent Tabak 'had split with girlfriend' | Mail Online

Joanna Yeates murder suspect Vincent Tabak 'had split with girlfriend' | Mail Online: "The Dutch architect arrested on suspicion of the murder of Joanna Yeates recently split up with his girlfriend, it was claimed yesterday.

Vincent Tabak, 32, had lived with 34-year-old Tanja Morson in the flat next door to Miss Yeates.

But yesterday, as another witness spoke of hearing cries from the building on the night Miss Yeates disappeared, neighbours said they had not seen Miss Morson there for months, and suggested the relationship had come to an end."

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Boxer Leigh Clift charged with murder as man stabbed dies 9 years after attack | Mail Online

Boxer Leigh Clift charged with murder as man stabbed dies 9 years after attack | Mail Online: "31-year-old former professional boxer was charged with the murder of a young man who died after spending nine years in a wheelchair following a screwdriver attack.

Leigh Clift was quizzed by police on suspicion of killing Jonathan Barton, who had a screwdriver thrust so forcibly into his head that it penetrated one side and came out the other.

The attack left the 19-year-old Tesco worker unable to move or speak but he defied all odds to survive the stabbing which happened outside a public house, for almost a decade."

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Friday, 21 January 2011

Two more men arrested over Boxing Day gang fight

BBC News - Two more men arrested over Boxing Day gang fight: "Police investigating a mass brawl in Glasgow on Boxing Day which left a 21-year-old man in a critical condition have made two more arrests.

Seven people have already been arrested after about 20 men and women armed with baseball bats and shovels were involved in the fight on Hogganfield Street.

A 22-year-old man has already appeared in court on alleged weapons offences.

A 25-year-old man is due in court on Thursday charged with attempted murder and other offences."

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Two men arrested over £1.5m cocaine seizure

BBC News - Two men arrested over £1.5m cocaine seizure: "Police have arrested two men after seizing more than £1.5m in drugs.

A spokesman for Fife Constabulary said the men, aged 27 and 28-years-old from the West Fife area, were found with large quantities of cocaine.

The pair appeared at Dunfermline Sheriff Court in connection with a number charges under the Misuse of Drugs Act.

The arrests were made as a result of an ongoing campaign to disrupt the supply of drugs across Fife."

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Murder case extradition ruling due

The Press Association: Murder case extradition ruling due: "Irish court is due to decide if a Briton can be extradited to France for questioning over the murder of a film-maker.
Former journalist Ian Bailey is wanted by authorities in Paris over the killing of Sophie Toscan du Plantier, 39, who was beaten to death in the Irish Republic 14 years ago.
She was found dead outside her holiday home at Toormore, near Schull, west Cork, two days before Christmas 1996."

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‘Sick’ Dewani’s bail strategy - Crime & Courts - IOL | Breaking News | South Africa News | World News | Sport | Business | Entertainment | IOL.co.za

‘Sick’ Dewani’s bail strategy - Crime & Courts - IOL | Breaking News | South Africa News | World News | Sport | Business | Entertainment | IOL.co.za: "A psychiatrist has found Dewani to be suffering from “acute stress disorder” and “oppressive adjustment disorder” - reasons put before court why he could not appear on Thursday.

Max Clifford: Read All About itOnce the court proceedings were over, grim-faced friends and family of Anni and Shrien were photographed exiting the court. The postponement came as celebrity publicist Max Clifford - appointed by Dewani shortly before he was named a suspect in the murder of his wife, Anni - has fed the media a steady stream of testimonies confirming his client’s failing health.

Commentators in London suggest this is part of a ploy to ensure Dewani gets bail should his extradition to South Africa be successful.

With South Africa’s extradition arrangement with the UK falling among a small group of privileged countries that are not required to provide prima facie evidence for the order to be granted, Dewani’s defence team face an uphill battle to keep him in the UK."

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Jo Yeates murder inquiry: Arrested man still held

BBC News - Jo Yeates murder inquiry: Arrested man still held: "Police are continuing to hold a 32-year-old man arrested over the murder of landscape architect Jo Yeates.

Miss Yeates, 25, was found dead on Christmas Day, eight days after going missing from her home in Canynge Road in the Clifton area of Bristol.

Police have been searching a flat next to Miss Yeates's, which BBC News understands is home to Dutch national Vincent Tabak.

Avon and Somerset Police have not confirmed Mr Tabak has been arrested.

Mr Tabak's flat is not the first in the block to have been searched by officers.

Police closed Canynge Road early on Thursday and put up scaffolding next to Miss Yeates's flat.

Forensic teams then began a search at the block, which was covered up with green sheets, and police also sealed off part of Aberdeen Road in Cotham, about a mile from the flats."

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South Norwood builder pleads guilty to smuggling cannabis (From Croydon Guardian)

Weed: 420 Things You Didn't Know (or Remember) about CannabisSouth Norwood builder pleads guilty to smuggling cannabis (From Croydon Guardian): "builder from South Norwood was caught trying to smuggle almost £100,000 of cannabis into the country through Heathrow Airport.

Christopher Dawson, 52, of Selhurst Road was arrested yesterday by UK Border Agency officers on after they found 30kg of the drug in his luggage.

He had arrived into Heathrow Terminal 3 on a flight from Addis Ababa in Ethiopia.

Dawson appeared before Uxbridge Magistrates today charged with attempting to import controlled drugs. He pleaded guilty and was remanded in custody until Friday March 4, when he is due to appear before Isleworth Crown Court for sentencing.

Graeme Kyle, UKBA Heathrow director, said: 'UK Border Agency officers at Heathrow are on constant alert to keep drugs and other banned substances out of the UK."

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Thursday, 20 January 2011

Elite crime unit's database of one million suspects 'breaks the law' | News

Elite crime unit's database of one million suspects 'breaks the law' | News: "A secret database of suspects operated by Britain's elite crime-fighting unit breaks data protection and human rights laws, according to the information watchdog.

The Information Commissioner today criticised the Serious Organised Crime Agency for maintaining a shadowy register of suspected fraudsters and money-launderers.

An Information Commissioner's Office report suggests that an estimated one million citizens are on the database known as Elmer - and many may be innocent. It criticises the system, introduced under terror laws 10 years ago, and questions if it is 'justified, necessary and proportionate'.

Tory peer Lord Marlesford said: 'This database sounds like something used by the Stasi in communist Germany. It is in effect a secret database of suspects - none of whom know they are on it nor can they respond to the allegations. It is most un-British and most undemocratic.'

Under the Terrorism Act 2000 every employee in the finance industry is required to send Soca the details of any customer they suspect of a financial crime, and are asked to include information such as their national insurance number, vehicle registration, account numbers and details of relevant transactions."

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Castle Street gang, the Gilnow Road gang,Gang shootings and fights ‘commonplace’

Gang shootings and fights ‘commonplace’ (From This Is Lancashire): "catalogue of fights and shootings involving rival gangs — the Castle Street gang, the Gilnow Road gang, and others.

The court heard such incidents were commonplace and common knowledge in Bolton.

Defending barrister Maura McGowan gave the list as she cross-examined Bolton taxi driver Akbar Afzal, who is accused of driving a gunman home after a murder in Eccles in 2009.

Speaking about the Castle Street gang, she said: “When there’s a problem, they stick together. When there’s a falling out between them and other gangs, they fight back."

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Jail for truckers in £2.3m drugs and gun smuggling gang - 1/19/2011 - Road Transport

Jail for truckers in £2.3m drugs and gun smuggling gang - 1/19/2011 - Road Transport: "Four men, two of which were HGV drivers, have been sentenced to a total of 49 years for drug smuggling-related offences in the UK, following a two-year Metropolitan Police investigation called Operation Anner.

Bulgarian trucker Fikret Ramizov Hyuseinov, 52; 28-year-old German lorry driver Taskin Sarsilmaz; Inan Uckac, a 38-year-old Turkish national from Islington and 27-year-old Akmal Taj from Sutton Coldfield were all jailed following the Met's seizure of £2.3m worth of drugs.

Operation Anner was launched in January 2009 to investigate the criminal activities of Uckac, who was believed to use German-based lorry drivers of Turkish origin to smuggle drugs and firearms into the UK.

The following chain of events took place before the sentencing:"

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Arrests Follow 500K Drug Seizure

Arrests Follow 500K Drug Seizure : Irish National News: "Two men have been arrested in connection with a major drug seizure in Dublin that led to the discovery of an estimated €500,000 worth of various drugs.

In a statement released this morning, Gardai said they had seized the drugs and arrested the two males following an intelligence lead operation in Dublin yesterday.

During the operation, Gardai from the Garda National Drugs Unit assisted by local gardai from Clondalkin Garda Station stopped two cars close to Newlands Cross in Clondalkin this afternoon."

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Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Two charges over £6million Torbay cocaine haul (From Mid Devon Star)

Two charges over £6million Torbay cocaine haul (From Mid Devon Star): "Two men have been charged with drugs offences following the seizure of 20 kilos of cocaine in Torbay.

The two men are due to appear in front of magistrates this morning.

A Serious Organised Crime Agency-led joint operation with Devon and Cornwall Police and the UK Border Agency resulted in six arrests and a seizure of cocaine worth up to £6million in the Torquay area on on January 16.

A police spokesman said that the cocaine recovered was of a very high purity which, once cut, could have resulted in around 80,000 street deals."

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PSNI officer link to Dungannon murder case

BBC News - PSNI officer link to Dungannon murder case: "police officer has been released on bail over allegations he accessed the police computer to provide information about a man who was later murdered.

Andrew Desmond Donaldson of Banbridge PSNI station was alleged to have provided information on Audrius Aukstolis to a 'female friend' on 5 January.

The 29-year-old Lithuanian was stabbed to death in Dungannon a week later."

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'Cops have Dewani motive'

iafrica.com | news | sa news | 'Cops have Dewani motive': "South African police are on the verge of revealing the motive behind the murder of Anni Dewani, says National Police Commissioner General Bheki Cele.

According to Beeld, Cele said during an interview aired on eTV that the SAPS had established the motive.

Cele refused to provide more information, but added that the alleged motive could become public knowledge during Shrien Dewani's extradition hearing in London on Thursday.

The 31-year-old stands accused of masterminding his wife Anni's murder last November in Cape Town."

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Police probe as cousin of gangster Stewart 'Speccy' Boyd found dead on woodland path - The Daily Record

Police probe as cousin of gangster Stewart 'Speccy' Boyd found dead on woodland path - The Daily Record: "FEMALE cousin of gangster Stewart 'Speccy' Boyd has been found dead on a woodland path.
The semi-naked body of mum-of-two Isabel Boyd, 45, was spotted by a jogger on an early morning run yesterday.
The grisly find was made between a high school and a country park on the outskirts of Barrhead, Renfrewshire, on a quiet lane favoured by dog walkers and joggers.
The runner flagged down a passing motorist who called the police just after 8am.
He told police Isabel’s body looked like it had been dragged and was covered in mud. She was wearing only a bra on her top, but the clothing on her lower half was intact.
Last night Isabel’s dad James said he and wife Veronica, both 73, and the rest of the family knew little about the circumstances surrounding their daughter’s death."

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Police chief Jim Trotman 'set fire to car and tried to blame lover's husband' | Mail Online

Police chief Jim Trotman 'set fire to car and tried to blame lover's husband' | Mail Online: "senior police officer set fire to his own car and tried to blame a top lawyer, his love rival, for the arson attack, a jury heard today.

Chief Superintendent Jim Trotman doused his Citroen Picasso in petrol before setting fire to it near the home of his married lover, Karin Gray, it was claimed.

Earlier the same day the 45-year-old police chief had shown a colleague a number of emails from an unknown writer, claiming to know about his affair with the lawyer's wife and warning him to stay away."

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Monday, 17 January 2011

Gypsy gangs train five-year-olds to pickpocket on the streets of Britain

Express.co.uk - Home of the Daily and Sunday Express | UK News :: Gypsy gangs train five-year-olds to pickpocket on the streets of Britain: "CHILDREN as young as five are being trained by Fagin-style gypsy gangs from Romania to shoplift and pickpocket on the streets of Britain, say police.
The youngsters can each make up to £600,000 for the gangsters in the five years before they reach the age of criminal responsibility at 10, so avoiding prosecution even if they are caught.
The terrified children are kept in squalor and forced out on to the streets, particularly in London’s West End."

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Rachel Nickell team join Joanna Yeates murder hunt

Express.co.uk - Home of the Daily and Sunday Express | UK News :: Rachel Nickell team join Joanna Yeates murder hunt: "DETECTIVES investigating the murder of Joanna Yeates have called in the team of forensic experts that helped catch the killer of Rachel Nickell.
The specialist team is analysing a sample of “partial” DNA discovered on the 25-year-old landscape architect’s body after she was found strangled and dumped by the road on Christmas Day.
LGC Forensics, whose cutting-edge technology helped to convict Robert Napper 16 years after he stabbed Miss Nickell to death on Wimbledon Common in 1992, took the sample from Miss Yeates."

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Sainsbury's techie jailed for loyalty card scam • The Register

Sainsbury's techie jailed for loyalty card scam • The Register: "IT manager at Sainsbury's has been jailed for fraud offences connected to the supermarket's Nectar loyalty card scheme.

James Stevenson, 45, from Muswell Hill, London, transferred millions of Nectar loyalty points to accounts which he controlled. Stevenson ran the scheme for years and was caught with points with a theoretical value of almost £80,000.

He was sentenced to 20 months in prison – but will be released on licence after 10 months, the BBC reports. He must also repay £8,120 – the total amount of fraudulent loyalty points he spent on groceries.

The analyst programmer created the accounts in 2003 and 2004, but waited until 2007 and 2008 before using them."

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Whistleblowing MP shops 6 more colleagues to police over expenses fraud | Mail Online

Whistleblowing MP shops 6 more colleagues to police over expenses fraud | Mail Online: "Six more MPs are facing fraud investigations over their expenses after being ‘shopped’ to police by a disgruntled Labour colleague, it was reported last night.

The MP was said to be angry that he was unfairly singled out over his own expenses claims.

According to reports, the six politicians – who cannot be named for legal reasons – include one ex-Labour Cabinet Minister, two Labour MPs, one Liberal Democrat and two Tories.

The whistle-blowing MP is from a Northern constituency and is not one of four politicians awaiting trial."

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Sunday, 16 January 2011

Michaela McAreavey murder accused held in Mauritius Alcatraz - mirror.co.uk

Michaela McAreavey murder accused held in Mauritius Alcatraz - mirror.co.uk: "main suspect in the honeymoon murder of Michaela McAreavey is being held in an ancient and notorious prison known to locals as 'Alcatraz', the Irish Sunday Mirror can reveal.

Avinash Treebhoowoon, 29, has been detained since Tuesday in a feared detention centre deep inside an 18th century fortress used as Mauritius' police headquarters.

A police source revealed inmate accommodation was notoriously old-fashioned and said Treebhoowoon had been spending his time between interviews in a dimly-lit solitary confinement cell.

He added: ''But prisoners don't tend to like it [prison] because it is notoriously unpleasant inside."

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BBC News - Ex-undercover Pc Mark Kennedy 'living in fear'

BBC News - Ex-undercover Pc Mark Kennedy 'living in fear': "Ex-undercover officer Pc Mark Kennedy has said his 'world has been destroyed' after his covert work was exposed.

The case against six green activists accused of conspiring to shut down a power station collapsed after he said he would testify for the defence.

Mr Kennedy told the Mail on Sunday his secret work had 'jeopardised' his life.

And he claimed he was now being made a scapegoat for the failure of the trial when, in fact, 'a lot of mistakes' were made in the operation's handling.

The former Pc led a double life, serving as a Metropolitan Police officer while posing as an activist known as Mark 'Flash' Stone, involved in the green movement since 2000.

On Monday, the trial of six men allegedly involved in a protest at Nottingham's Ratcliffe-on-Soar power station in 2009 was stopped after their defence team asked prosecutors to disclose full details of the officer's activities."

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Saturday, 15 January 2011

Holidaymakers flee Tunisia violence

The Press Association: Holidaymakers flee Tunisia violence: "Holidaymakers forced to flee crisis-stricken Tunisia have told of their ordeal as they arrived back at Glasgow Airport.
The tourists described hearing gunshots in the night during the stay in the country, and protesters being beaten by police.
Shona Habli, 38, from Croy, North Lanarkshire, flew out to Tunisia on January 2 and returned with her 19-month-old daughter Shadleah."

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'Mr Meticulous' Danny Speed told to expect long prison sentence for £2m bank raids | Mail Online

'Mr Meticulous' Danny Speed told to expect long prison sentence for £2m bank raids | Mail Online: "gang leader dubbed 'Mr Meticulous' who carried out SAS-style raids on banks and guards filling cash machines has been told to expect a lengthy prison sentence.

Danny Speed, 29, used pistols, machetes and Taser guns in a crimewave across East Anglia, netting nearly £350,000.

He was found guilty of five charges of conspiracy to rob, but police believe he may have carried out other raids netting him £2million.

Speed was so well known in the criminal underworld for his brilliant planning of crimes that he was recruited by other gangs to advise them on how to successfully hit a target and he would take a portion.

He was convicted along with his cousin Lee Watson, 42, and Andrew McCracken, 31, following a 12-week trial at Snaresbrook Crown Court.

Detective Inspector Jason Hendy, from the Flying Squad, said: 'Without a doubt this gang is the most professional I have ever come across."

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Michaele McAreavey murder: New witness 'saw killers leave murder room' - mirror.co.uk

MauritiusMichaele McAreavey murder: New witness 'saw killers leave murder room' - mirror.co.uk: "Shattered John McAreavey will be spared the agony of returning to Mauritius after a crucial new witness came forward to help the investigation into his new wife's murder.

Detectives on the honeymoon island hope testimony given by a male hotel worker will provide a key part of the prosecution case when the case is heard in court.

He is now being looked after in a vital witness protection scheme.

The unnamed man has told officers he had a clear view of murder suspects Avinash Treebhoowoon, 29, and 41-year-old Sandip Mooneea leaving the McAreaveys' bedroom at the luxury Legends Hotel on Monday moments before Michaela, 27, was discovered dead."

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Police in Dublin seize '1m euro' of cocaine

BBC News - Police in Dublin seize '1m euro' of cocaine: "Cocaine with an estimated street value of 1m euro (£843,100) has been seized by police in Dublin.

It was recovered from a location in the north of the city on Thursday evening.

Two women, aged 22 and 44 were arrested. One of them has been charged and is due in court on Saturday.

The arrests were part of a Garda operation into cocaine trafficking where couriers are said to bring drugs from South America into Ireland."

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Liverpool drivers could hold key to solving Eddie Pybis murder - Liverpool Local News - News - Liverpool Echo

Liverpool drivers could hold key to solving Eddie Pybis murder - Liverpool Local News - News - Liverpool Echo: "DETECTIVES investigating the death of a young man shot in a Liverpool street are appealing for a taxi driver and the occupants of a van to come forward.

Eddie Pybis, 20, was shot once in the arm and chest as he sat in a silver Volvo, registration AE53 DFU, on Utting Avenue, Anfield at around 3.30pm on January 4.

He was taken to the Royal Liverpool hospital by friends who were in the car with him at the time and later transferred to the city’s specialist heart and chest hospital.

A murder investigation was launched when Mr Pybis from Norris Green, lost his fight for life on January 9.

Now officers believe the driver of the silver hackney cab and a man and woman in a white Ford Transit type van could hold public hold the key to solving the death."

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Shrien Dewani: The vital questions that honeymoon murder suspect still won't answer | Mail Online

Shrien Dewani: The vital questions that honeymoon murder suspect still won't answer | Mail Online: "Why did they stop for the killers?
Why was he left unscathed?
Why did a paramedic think she'd been drugged?

A History of South Africa, Third EditionTragedy: Shrien Dewani says he and his wife, Anni, were ambushed as they were driven through the vast shantytown of Gugulethu in South Africa

Last October, two proud Hindu families came together at a ­lavish, three-day Bollywood-style wedding banquet that was supposed to seal their unbreakable union.

Yet today the Dewanis and the Hindochas are at war — bitterly torn apart by the bride’s ­brutal honeymoon murder, and the many ­unanswered questions that surround it.

Relatives of the wealthy, Bristol-based groom, Shrien Dewani, are convinced he is telling the truth in claiming he had nothing to do with the killing of his beautiful new wife, Anni. ­According to 30-year-old Mr Dewani, the story, though grim, is relatively straightforward. "

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Premier League - Ex-United man Wallwork arrested - Yahoo! Eurosport

Premier League - Ex-United man Wallwork arrested - Yahoo! Eurosport: "Wallwork was questioned on suspicion of stealing cars and later bailed pending further inquiries.
The gang in question also shot a security guard in the leg during an armed robbery. Six other men were also detained by police with four charged on suspicion of a range offences including attempted murder, conspiracy to rob and firearms offences"

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VIOLENCE erupted in Burnley town centre on Monday afternoon when two gangs of men confronted each other with baseball bats.

VIOLENCE erupted in Burnley town centre on Monday afternoon when two gangs of men confronted each other with baseball bats.

The frightening incident, which some passers-by witnessed, happened outside Burnley Town Hall at 1 p.m. and led to scores of police officers being mobilised.

One witness said: “I saw men fighting each other with baseball bats. It was very frightening and not what you’d expect in broad daylight.”

Another witness reported seeing one car “ram” into the back of another. Another saw men acting suspiciously in Burnley Road, Cliviger, throwing balaclavas and baseball bats into grass there.

Police confirmed they arrested one man following the disturbance.

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Wednesday, 12 January 2011

NDLEA arrests first drug trafficker in 2011

 NDLEA arrests first drug trafficker in 2011: "The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Wednesday at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos, announced the arrest one Omoyele Olusola Williams, 59, after tested positive to cocaine. It was the first arrest of drug trafficker this year.
Williams who holds a Diploma in Theology was caught during the screening of passengers on Arik flight to London. He was found to have ingested 65 pellets of substance that tested positive to cocaine weighing 950 grammes.
NDLEA Commander at the Airport, Alhaji Hamza Umar said that Williams was the first suspect nabbed this year at the Lagos Airport.
He said the suspect who resided at Alhaji Shittu Street Ajah, Lagos, hails from Epe Local government Area of Lagos State.
The father of six children, said that he had sustained his family with his block making business until his machines were stolen."

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Women jailed over bodysuit drug smuggling bid - News - Burnley Express

Women jailed over bodysuit drug smuggling bid - News - Burnley Express: "Two women have each been jailed for more than 10 years after they were caught on a cruise ship in Kent attempting to smuggle cocaine into the country using bodysuits.

Lithuanian Violeta Ivanova, 48, and Maria Kosturkova, 20, from Bulgaria, were the final two of eight smugglers to be jailed for their part in the conspiracy, the UK Border Agency (UKBA) said.

The pair pleaded guilty last August to attempting to smuggle 77lb (35kg) of cocaine with an estimated street value of £1.4 million, into the UK on board the MSC Orchestra at Dover, Kent.

They were each jailed for 10 and a half years at Canterbury Crown Court, following the sentencing of six other Bulgarian and Lithuanian nationals on Friday."

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Arrests after drug blitz - Hartlepool Mail

Arrests after drug blitz - Hartlepool Mail: "MORE than 20 police officers stormed a terraced street to raid three homes suspected of housing drug dealers.
The dramatic scenes took place in Dent Street as Hartlepool Police acted on information about the supply of heroin in the town.

A man, aged 36, and a 30-year-old woman were led out of one house in handcuffs and put into the back of police vans.

They were arrested on suspicion of dealing class A and B drugs and taken to the Avenue Road police station to be questioned.

Police say suspected heroin, amphetamine and about £800 in cash was found at the same address with the help of a sniffer dog during the dawn raids."

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Six arrests following drug raids in Glossop

BBC News - Six arrests following drug raids in Glossop: "Six people, including a 14-year-old girl, have been arrested following drug raids in Derbyshire.

Officers raided two homes in Thomas Street, Glossop, on Thursday afternoon and discovered quantities of suspected cannabis and amphetamine.

Three men, aged 22, 23 and 24, one woman, 34, one boy, 16, and a 14-year-old girl were arrested on suspicion of drug possession with intent to supply.

They remain in police custody and are being questioned by officers."

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SOCA advises cruise agencies and cruise lines how to recognize signs that passengers might be inclined to smuggle drugs or other contraband


Baltimore Sun, "Authorities find more drugs on cruise ship in Baltimore," at first glimpse seemed like old news. That's because in December, Royal Caribbean's Enchantment of the Seas, which is homeporting in Charm City, was thrust in a most unwelcome spotlight when three crewmembers were nabbed smuggling cocaine and heroin.

However, the more recent bust on Enchantment of the Seas occurred over the weekend. According to a statement from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, this one found some $94,000 worth of cocaine and heroin: "A U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) K-9, during a joint CBP and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations inspection, discovered more than two pounds of cocaine and heroin stored in a locker aboard the cruise ship Enchantment of the Seas in Baltimore on Saturday."

Another cruise ship, MSC's Poesia, also found itself in the unpleasant glare of a drug bust last week when, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, a raid before a Jam Fest music-themed cruise even sailed out of port turned up "marijuana, LSD, mushrooms, hash oil, Ecstasy, prescription drugs and drug paraphernalia" in what the newspaper notes was "mostly small quantities."

Does the cruise industry have a drug problem?

Cynthia Martinez, a Royal Caribbean spokeswoman, told Cruise Critic today that drug busts onboard ships are very rare and have occurred "only a handful of times." She told us that the original December investigation began after an onboard security officer became suspicious and notified the authorities.

Similarly low-key about the recent rash of drug busts is CBP Public Affairs Officer Steve Sapp. He told us today that most cruise ship drug busts are for personal-use narcotics, typically resulting in an arrest or a no-tolerance fine of $500. And in fact, one drug discovery this weekend that didn't make the news headlines was that of a passenger onboard Carnival Pride, which also homeports in Baltimore, who was caught with a small amount of marijuana. That passenger was fined $500.

Still, Sapp did say that customs officers meet every ship that turns around in a U.S. port, though levels of inspection will vary. "We work with the ships for future enforcement to deter folks onboard from using the ship to smuggle in drugs," he said.

It's quite a different story in the U.K. where the country's Serious Organized Crime Agency (SOCA) issued a press release last week warning that "drug traffickers may be stepping up efforts to target cruise liners as a method of smuggling cocaine from the Caribbean and South America to the lucrative markets in Europe."

In that release, SOCA advises cruise agencies and cruise lines how to recognize signs that passengers might be inclined to smuggle drugs or other contraband. What types of travelers might stand out? Passengers who book cruises at the last minute and pay in cash, or those who don't fit in -- such as young travelers who take a cruise on a line that targets the more sedentary set. It also advises cruise lines to be on the lookout for crewmembers who attempt to access areas of the ship not associated with their jobs or who appear to have close association with passengers who may be a risk.

Despite varying levels of concern, cruise lines are paying attention. Royal Caribbean's Martinez notes that while Royal Caribbean fully cooperates with law enforcement officials, all investigations are planned by federal agents, not the cruise lines. As well, the line has security procedures in place and works with customs officials in every port of call to prevent illegal substances from coming onboard. While she can't disclose security information, she can tell us that these measures are "less obvious than metal detectors, and there are times when we ramp up efforts, such as Spring Break."
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Britons arrested in Spain accused of smuggling drugs in air conditioning units - Telegraph

Britons arrested in Spain accused of smuggling drugs in air conditioning units -: "The smuggling operation involved hiding bricks of the drug within air conditioning units bound for Britain by lorry from an industrial warehouse near Alicante, on Spain's south-eastern Mediterranean coast.
The two British men arrested, along with an Irish national, allegedly set up the equipment transport company as a front to send huge shipments of cannabis.
Police raided the warehouse over the weekend, seizing 20 bricks of the drug, amounting to around half a ton with an estimated street value of 2.5 million pounds.
The men, who have not been named by police, have been linked to another gang of Britons arrested last month after stealing more than a ton of cannabis worth an estimated £6 million from Moroccan suppliers.
Police said the recent arrests followed surveillance carried out after the previous raid and that 'the two criminal gangs were linked'."

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Mauritius honeymoon murder: Michaela McAreavey found dumped in bath, police say - Telegraph

Mauritius honeymoon murder: Michaela McAreavey found dumped in bath, police say - Telegraph: "28 year-old, whose father Mickey Harte is one of Gaelic football's most high profile team managers, was strangled in her luxury hotel room earlier this week.
Three hotel workers appeared in court on Wednesday charged with the teacher's murder. They were remanded in custody to reappear in court in a week.
One of the defendants asserted in court that he had been beaten while being questioned by police.
The former beauty queen, was found dead by her husband John McAreavey, 30, on Monday at the popular five star Legends Hotel on the Indian Ocean island's northern coast.
The Daily Telegraph understands that despite valuables in her room, nothing was stolen after her killers gained access to the room with an electronic key card."

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New Asian sex slave gang arrests

New Asian sex slave gang arrests: "POLICE yesterday swooped to arrest a gang of Asian men on suspicion of forcing white girls as young as 13 into sex and prostitution.

The nine new suspects were held after 14 teenagers said they were lured off the streets, plied with drink and drugs and taken to houses for sex.

Some of the girls, several of whom were missing from home, were forced into prostitution and passed around different men.

The nine suspects, aged 20 to 40, were arrested on suspicion of causing or inciting child prostitution, sexual activity with a child under 16 and paying for the sexual services of a minor."

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Police want to trace brothers over Salford stabbing

BBC News - Police want to trace brothers over Salford stabbing: "Detectives investigating the fatal stabbing of a care worker in Salford on New Year's Day have said they want to trace two brothers.

Adam Delroy Lewis Steele, 23, was stabbed at the junction of Lancaster Road and Orient Road at about 0525 GMT.

Police want to speak to Owen Carl Roche, 21, and Direece Roche, 16, both from the Moss Side area.

Owen is also wanted after escaping from Minshull Street Crown Court on 16 December in a different case.

He was facing an assault charge but smashed his way through a security screen on a dock inside the court room."

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Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Shropshire man accused of triple murder appears in court (From Ludlow Advertiser)

Shropshire man accused of triple murder appears in court (From Ludlow Advertiser): "58-year-old Shropshire man charged with murdering three men – including a Ludlow antiques dealer – in the county more than 16 years ago appeared at Birmingham Crown Court this week.

Robin Stanislaw Ligus is alleged to have killed the three victims – Trevor Bradley, Brian Coles and Bernard Czyzewska – over a seven month period in 1994.

At court on Monday, heavily-bearded Ligus, who was taken into the dock in a wheelchair, spoke only to confirm his name.

Defence counsel Mr Tim Harrington applied for the next hearing to be adjourned until February 21 for psychiatric reports to determine if the defendant was fit to stand trial."

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Pat Finucane murder probe moves steps closer - Northern Ireland, Local & National - Belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Pat Finucane murder probe moves steps closer - Northern Ireland, Local & National - Belfasttelegraph.co.uk: "realtives of murdered Catholic solicitor Pat Finucane have taken part in talks with the Government which could lead to a public inquiry into the infamous killing.

The surprise development was revealed by Northern Ireland Secretary Owen Paterson in the House of Commons and follows years of deadlock over one of the most controversial cases of the Northern Ireland Troubles."

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Eighth arrest in Limerick murder inquiry - RTÉ News

Eighth arrest in Limerick murder inquiry - RTÉ News: "eighth person has now been arrested as part of the double murder investigation in Limerick.
A 36-year-old woman was arrested in the city this morning and is being questioned at Henry Street Garda Station. Four men and three women were detained yesterday.
Des Kelly, 23, and Breda Waters, 28, were found dead at a house in the O'Malley Park area of the city on Sunday."

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Jo Yeates murder: New evidence uncovered - TNT Magazine

- TNT Magazine: "More evidence in the Jo Yeates murder investigation has come to light and police are looking into a note and part of a pizza box sent to the Bristol pub where Yeates had her last drink. CCTV footage is also being examined.

A disturbing note along with a piece of torn-off pizza box was sent to the Bristol Ram where Yeates had drinks with friends shortly before disappearing in December 17.

The letter apparently contained Jo’s name and a made-up address and phone number. Yeates bought a pizza on her way home the night she was murdered, but it is not know if the piece of box sent to the pub was from the same pizza"

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Monday, 10 January 2011

Trial of British climate protesters collapses

The Associated Press: Trial of British climate protesters collapses: "British prosecutors on Monday dropped charges against six environmental protesters after a defense lawyer said that had an undercover police officer switched sides and offered to help the accused.
Activists and politicians called for an investigation into the clandestine operation, saying the police infiltrator had played a key role in organizing and fomenting the protest that led to the arrests.
The defendants were picked up in a controversial sweep of more than 100 activists in 2009 and charged with plotting to shut down one of Britain's biggest power stations.
Their trial was due to start Monday, but public prosecutors said new information had come to light that 'significantly undermined the prosecution's case.'
The Crown Prosecution Service said in a statement that there was 'no longer sufficient evidence for a realistic prospect of conviction,' and the charges would be dropped."

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Drug gangs target cruise ships

Drug gangs target cruise ships - Captain Greybeard - Travel Advice - Mirror.co.uk: "Cruise ships are being targeted by drug traffickers to smuggle cocaine from South America to Britain and mainland Europe, according to a warning issued by the Serious Organised Crime Agency and the UK Border Agency.

They say there is growing evidence that gangs are placing couriers on board ships, and also attempting to corrupt crewmembers, in order to bring in 'multi-kilo loads' of drugs.

The warning was issued as eight eastern Europeans are to be sentenced at Canterbury Crown Court today after being convicted of attempting to bring 35kg of cocaine ashore from MSC Orchestra when it arrived in Dover from Brazil in May last year.

The drugs, worth an estimated £2.1 million, were found sewn into body suits in the cabins of four Bulgarians and four Lithuanians."

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Rachel Nickell's son takes Met to European Court over her murder - Scotsman.com News

Rachel Nickell's son takes Met to European Court over her murder - Scotsman.com News: "son of Rachel Nickell, who saw his mother stabbed to death on Wimbledon Common in 1992, said he has forgiven his mother's killer but has revealed he has lodged a complaint against the Metropolitan Police's handling of the case with the European Court of Human Rights.
Alex Hanscombe, now 21, was just three when his mother was sexually assaulted and stabbed to death by paranoid-schizophrenic and serial rapist Robert Napper.

'I forgave the person who killed my mother long before I even knew who it was,' he said.

'Until you forgive, you can never move on with your life.'"

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Limerick double murder investigated

The Press Association: Limerick double murder investigated: "Detectives are trying to piece together clues to the double killing of a young man and a woman in Limerick.
The victims, both in their 20s, were found with gunshot wounds in separate areas of a house in Southill.
They have been named locally as Dessie Kelly and Breda Waters"

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Jo Yeates murder: Hunt is like a jigsaw with pieces missing - analysis - mirror.co.uk

Jo Yeates murder: Hunt is like a jigsaw with pieces missing - analysis - mirror.co.uk: "THE vast majority of murders are resolved one way or another within the first few days, either through an arrest or a manhunt.

But occasionally there is a case where police simply do not know who are they are looking for at all. More than three weeks after she disappeared, police still do not know where Jo died.

They have no eyewitness accounts, such as someone running from her flat or where her body was found.

All the indications point to Jo having been murdered by someone she knew. That means detectives know each person they speak to could be the murderer."

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Shrien Dewani Mastermind To Murder Or Paralysed Victim? : NewsTime : South Africa

Shrien Dewani Mastermind To Murder Or Paralysed Victim? : NewsTime : South Africa: "The report by the UK Mail on Sunday says that Ashok Hindocha, the uncle of murdered honeymoon bride Anni Dewani, could not understand why Shrien Dewani had not resisted the hijackers on that fateful evening, which shows that there are two schools of thought among her family and friends.

Anni, 28, was shot dead on November 13 during a visit to Cape Town's Gugulethu township. Shrien claims that the hijackers had forced the taxi driver, Zola Tongo, then him out of the vehicle. Her body was found in the abandoned vehicle the next day, on Sunday, November 14."

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Joanna Yeates murder: Mother wants to play Jo in Crimewatch reconstruction | Mail Online

Joanna Yeates murder: Mother wants to play Jo in Crimewatch reconstruction | Mail Online: "The mother of Joanna Yeates has volunteered to play the role of her daughter in a filmed reconstruction of the night the landscape architect was last seen alive.

Theresa Yeates, 58, has been told by senior detectives of plans to stage a re-enactment which would be broadcast in the next episode of the BBC's Crimewatch.

The programme is not due to air until the end of this month, which suggests that officers trying to catch Miss Yeates's killer are preparing for the investigation to continue well into the future, using the popular programme to try and generate new leads"

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Michael Caine puts Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan to shame

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Saturday, 8 January 2011

Honeymoon bride Anni Dewani's text 6 days before murder: 'Crying is my new hobby' | Mail Online

Honeymoon bride Anni Dewani's text 6 days before murder: 'Crying is my new hobby' | Mail Online: "Murder victim Anni Dewani contacted a friend to say she had been in floods of tears less than a week before she died, it was claimed yesterday.

Mrs Dewani, 28, was killed after the taxi she and her new husband Shrien Dewani, 31, were travelling in was hijacked in a township on the outskirts of Cape Town.

He denies playing any part in his wife's death and has claimed they were 'blissfully happy' before her murder in November last year."

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Joanna Yeates murder: Similarities to unsolved murder of Glenis Carruthers in 1974 | Mail Online

Joanna Yeates murder: Similarities to unsolved murder of Glenis Carruthers in 1974 | Mail Online: "family of a woman strangled close to Joanna Yeates' flat in the 1970s today said both victims could have been killed by the same person - because there are such striking similarities between the two cases.

The murder of Glenis Carruthers who died in 1974 aged 20 after leaving a party 350 yards from Joanna's flat has never been solved.

Both women were found without shoes, neither were sexually assaulted and they were attacked at the same time of night."

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EastEnders actor bragged on Celebrity Mastermind about committing crime - Telegraph

EastEnders actor bragged on Celebrity Mastermind about committing crime - Telegraph: "Derek Martin, an EastEnders actor, boasted about committing a crime and then lying about it on the stand at the Old Bailey when he appeared on Celebrity Mastermind."

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Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Latvian man, 21, charged with murder in Great Yarmouth

 Latvian man, 21, charged with murder in Great Yarmouth: "Jurijs Ostrovskis, 21, of Euston Road, Great Yarmouth, has been remanded in custody to appear before the town's magistrates court on Wednesday.

The body of Vladimir Adamavics, also 21, was discovered by emergency service crews at an address on Euston Road on Sunday.

He was found with serious injuries but died at the scene."

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Four in court over teenage footballer's murder

The Press Association: Four in court over teenage footballer's murder: "Four men are due to go on trial at the Old Bailey accused of the murder of aspiring teenage footballer Godwin Lawson in north London.
Godwin, 17, of Enfield, north London, died in March last year after being stabbed in the chest in Amhurst Park, Stamford Hill, north London.
Godwin was at the Oxford United Football and Education Academy and wanted to be a top footballer.
Moise Avorgah, 20, of Tottenham, north London; Daniel Riley, 22, of Holloway, north London; Matthew Lanihun, 20, of Finsbury Park, north London; and Koffi Osimeh, 19, also of Finsbury Park, deny the charge.
They also deny the attempted murders of two other men aged 18 and 20 who were stabbed during the same incident."

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£100m cocaine gang sentenced to 200 years in prison | UK news | guardian.co.uk

£100m cocaine gang sentenced to 200 years in prison | UK news | guardian.co.uk: "Thirty-three men, including a firefighter commended for heroism in the 7/7 London bombings, have been jailed for a total of 200 years after police smashed a £100m cocaine gang in one of the biggest operations of its kind.

Simon Ford, who received a London fire brigade gold award after risking his life to rescue victims on the No 30 bus in Tavistock Square in the 2005 terrorist attacks, was a key player in a sprawling network of underworld criminal gangs who flooded south-east England with drugs.

He will now serve 14 years in prison."

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(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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