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Majella Lynch: man found guilty of murder after ‘perverted sexual assault’

Majella Lynch, 51, suffered fatal infection and died in hospital after ‘sadistic’ attack by Daniel McBride, 43, at her basement flat in Southampton

A man has been found guilty of murdering a vulnerable woman by carrying out a “perverted sexual assault” in which a shampoo bottle was forced into her abdominal cavity.

Majella Lynch, 51, suffered a fatal infection and died in hospital after the “sadistic” attack by Daniel McBride, 43, at her basement flat in Southampton.

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Man jailed after using explicit images of ex-wife in £2m blackmail bid

James Casbolt posted sexually explicit images of Haley Meijer, daughter of a US hypermarket tycoon, online and threatened her family after splitA British man who married the daughter of an American billionaire has been jailed for 12 years after plottin…
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Paige Chivers murder: man jailed for at least 33 years

Robert Ewing sentenced to life imprisonment for murdering 15-year-old in Blackpool to stop her reporting their sexual contact to policeA man who murdered a 15-year-old girl to stop her reporting their sexual contact has been sentenced to life imprisonm…
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Man dies in York stabbing

Police have arrested a suspect and are trying to identify the victim who was found with multiple injuries at a house in Acomb on Monday nightA man has died and two other people have been treated for injuries following a disturbance in a quiet, resident…
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Drug dealer who killed business partner jailed for at least 25 years

Stuart Millership carried out frenzied killing of Baljit Singh with a bread knife and iron bar to steal Range Rover

A drug dealer who stabbed and bludgeoned to death a business associate to steal his Range Rover has been jailed for at least 25 years.

Stuart Millership hid the body of Baljit Singh – who was stabbed in the neck on his son’s ninth birthday – in a basement and then carried on with Christmas celebrations.

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Scotland Yard shut down undercover police unit because it broke rules

A secret review found that the Special Demonstration Squad ignored ethical issues and gathered information that had no crime-fighting value

A secret Scotland Yard review of an undercover unit at the heart of the controversy over long-term infiltration of political groups concluded that it was right to close down the squad because it broke official rules, newly disclosed documents reveal.

The review, obtained by the Guardian, found that the unit –known as the Special Demonstration Squad (SDS) – operated without tight controls, ignored ethical issues and gathered information that had no use in fighting crime.

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‘Cassie’s law’: 609 drivers lose licence after tougher police power on eye tests

Death of 16-year-old Cassie McCord in 2011 prompted new powers allowing police to strip drivers of their licences if they fail a roadside eye testHundreds of motorists have had their driving licence revoked after failing roadside eye tests under new po…
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‘Alarming’ stats show 309 police officers and PCSOs arrested for serious crimes

Figures of convictions for sex crimes, assaults, drug use and indecent images of children are only from the 25, out of 45, police forces that provided dataHundreds of police officers have been convicted of crimes including sex offences, violent assault…
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Prisoner freed from Wandsworth by mistake posts images of himself online

Ryan Byrne, convicted of armed robbery, has published pictures of himself next to police vansAn armed robber, mistakenly released from a high security prison, has been posting taunting images of himself online next to police vans and enjoying a pint.Ry…
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Better late than never: what drives someone to admit to a crime they got away with?

There has been a recent spate of confessions to historical crimes, but perhaps not everyone coming forward to clear their conscience deserves to spend time behind bars

It is hard to imagine the burden Melody Casson has shouldered for the past 50 years. In 1963, as a mother at just 15 unable to cope with her crying baby Wayne, she suffocated him. An inquest at the time believed her story that she had accidentally killed her 18-day-old baby by falling asleep on top of him. Now, half a century later, she has admitted the truth.

“I’ve been living with this all my life,” she suddenly told a police officer making a routine inquiry at her home in Torquay in February 2014. “I can’t take no more of the pain.” A court this week gave her a two-year suspended sentence.

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