'I feel like I've won lottery' says mum as son's PC Harper murder charge dropped

‘I feel like I’ve won lottery’ says mum as son’s PC Harper murder charge dropped

The mother of a man who was accused of murdering PC Andrew Harper but has since had the charges dropped has said she feels like she’s “won the lottery”. Jed Foster, 20, of Pingewood near Burghfield, will be set free after Jonathan Polnay, prosecuting, announced the murder charge against him had been dropped. He was […]

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Paedophile who injected boy, 12, with steroids while grooming him for sex jailed

Paedophile who injected boy, 12, with steroids while grooming him for sex jailed

A paedophile, who injected a teenage boy with steroids while grooming him for sex, has been jailed for 10 years. John Andrew Carter first preyed on the child, then aged 12, at a gym, befriending the youngster and his family by pretending to help him weight train. Carter, 39, would secretly inject testosterone into the […]

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Factory put uncooked sausages in pre-packed sandwiches posing 'danger to health'

Factory put uncooked sausages in pre-packed sandwiches posing ‘danger to health’

A factory has been ordered to stop making food after it put uncooked sausages into pre-packed sandwiches. The Middlesbrough-based factory has been told by health authorities it risked causing a listeria outbreak. Café Class Ltd has been served with a hygiene emergency prohibition order for food safety practices that posed an “immediate danger to human […]

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Footballer beat girlfriend, forced her to eat paint and rubbed glass into back

Footballer beat girlfriend, forced her to eat paint and rubbed glass into back

A woman feared for her life as her footballer boyfriend hit her with an iron bar, forced her to eat paint and rubbed broken glass into her back. Danielle Thomas, 33, from Doncaster, said she was beaten by Reece Thompson for almost three days straight, leaving her with a broken jaw and horrific bruising. Thompson, […]

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Woman hanged herself in hospital as nurses 'played on phones' and 'browsed holidays'

Woman hanged herself in hospital as nurses ‘played on phones’ and ‘browsed holidays’

Two nurses are accused of missing the suicide of a vulnerable young woman on a secure ward because they were too busy playing on their phones, a court heard. A judge was told mental health nurses skipped six observation checks during their shift at the secure mental unit in Guernsey. Lauren Ellis, 22, was found […]

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Ex-teacher caught using laptop hidden in his shed to chat to children online

Ex-teacher caught using laptop hidden in his shed to chat to children online

A convicted paedophile who was caught using a hidden laptop in his shed to chat to children online, has been jailed. Forrmer teacher David Gallichan, who had already been convicted of possessing indecent images of children three years ago, was meant to use police software on his computer so they could keep tabs on his […]

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Woman-beater's sickening taunt to partner over two nights of violence

Woman-beater’s sickening taunt to partner over two nights of violence

A woman-beater sickeningly taunted his partner over two nights of drunken violence. Alan Amison broke his partner’s finger and slapped and kicked her. The 31-year-old was jailed for 14 months after admitting charges of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, damaging property and assault by beating, reports Stoke-on-Trent Live. Amison, a HGV mechanic, would taunt his […]

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British fraudster who racked up thefts over £1m jailed after 15 years on the run

British fraudster who racked up thefts over £1m jailed after 15 years on the run

A conman who stole £1.4 million from his own companies has finally been locked up after 15 years on the run. Christopher Woodhead, 66, from Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, is now facing almost 10 years in prison after being caught on the Costa Del Sol in Spain. Between 1997 and 1999 the conman ran chemical paint companies […]

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New mum jailed for lying about father of baby on birth certificate 'to spite ex'

New mum jailed for lying about father of baby on birth certificate ‘to spite ex’

A new mum has been jailed for lying about the name of the father on her baby’s birth certificate. Louise Boyce, 30, pretended her new boyfriend was the baby’s father instead of her former lover Ashley Sayce, the child’s real dad. Boyce had “acted out of spite” by leaving Mr Sayce off the birth certificate […]

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Gran, 80, 'murdered dying husband in mercy killing as she couldn't cope with him'

Pensioner found not guilty of ‘mercy killing’ of her terminally-ill husband

A pensioner has been found not guilty of the “mercy killing” of her terminally ill husband. Mavis Eccleston had denied the murder and manslaughter of Dennis Eccleston, who prosecutors claim was unaware he was taking a potentially lethal overdose of prescription medication before his death in February last year. The 80-year-old, formerly of Huntington, near […]

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