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Police commissioner left war zones for Wiltshire ‘I found I had a brain’

He had to choose between returning to Somalia or running for Police Commissioner for Wiltshire (Image: Adam Hughes) After more than three decades in the British Army, Philip Wilkinson worked in some of the world’s most dangerous countries trying to improve their police, army, security services and counter-terror tactics. But after the lockdowns ended he […]

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Five-day tip spree by organised gang in London results in £100,000 bill

The building, which was locked and on the market for letting, was broken into at the end of July and has been filled with thousands of tons of trade waste. Witnesses said trucks had queued to dump waste at the industrial estate in Croydon, south London, for five days and by last Thursday it had […]

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Inmates still trapped in 23-hour lockdown at British jails, says barrister

Last month a report said during lockdown up to 85 percent of the whole prison population had just an hour outside their cells. The study funded by the Economic and Social Research Council said the practice had ended, and the Ministry of Justice also insisted it was no longer the case. However, Adrian Darbishire QC […]

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Lilia Valutyte: CCTV images released of man police want to find after girl, 9, killed

Detectives investigating her fatal stabbing today released CCTV images of the man who they said they “need to locate.” It came as two people investigated soon after the murder at about 6.20pm in Boston, Lincolnshire, on Thursday, were released with no further action. A Lincolnshire Police spokesman said: “As part of our fast-moving murder investigation, […]

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CPS to prioritise rape cases after charities complain about low conviction rates

Actor Kevin Spacey arrives at the Old Bailey in London The Crown Prosecution Service says referrals from police forces have begun to rise after an End-to-End Rape Review last year looked at how to boost conviction numbers. Rape has the lowest charging levels of all crime types. Rape victim charities have demanded action to combat […]

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Travelodge evict guest after learning they are a suspected paedophile on bail

The pensioner is wanted in Poland in connection with investigations into the sexual exploitation of children and child pornography. But unknown to other guests, he had been living in a Bedford Travelodge for three months – until he was removed following contact from this newspaper. A second suspect, wanted in Romania on embezzlement charges, was […]

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Heartbreak as three-year-old boy killed after collision with tractor

Police were called by the ambulance service shortly before 12.45pm after an ambulance had been signalled to stop by a vehicle carrying a seriously injured child on Rochdale Old Road, in Bury, Lancashire. Officers attended and the boy was tragically pronounced dead by paramedics before he could be taken to hospital. Enquiries quickly established that […]

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British man found dead in luxury Italian hotel after an ‘erotic game gone wrong’

But officers have not ruled out foul play, according to local news reports in Florence. The man, 40, was found dead in his £350-a-night room at the four-star Continentale, where previous guests have included Prince Charles and Tony Blair. A British woman bel­­ieved to be his partner was covered in cuts and bruises. She had […]

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Dog attack in Yorkshire leaves woman dead and man severely injured

Police and paramedics went to an address in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, just after 10pm on Friday. Despite the best efforts of paramedics to save her, the woman, 43, was pronounced dead at the scene. A 42-year-old man who was also at the scene was taken to hospital with a potentially life-changing injury to his hand. […]

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London stabbing horror as teen dies after early morning attack in major park

Police were called shortly before 4:50am today (Saturday, 16 July) after the victim self-presented at a south London hospital with stab injuries to his neck. A Met Police spokesman said: “Sadly the 19-year-old man later died at hospital. Enquiries are ongoing to inform his next of kin. “At this stage in the investigation, detectives believe […]