Brighton teenager killed in Syria

An 18-year-old British man has died in Syria, the Foreign Office has said. Sussex Police said they had received information on Monday that the teenager, from Brighton, had been killed "in recent weeks". A spokesman said the circumstances of the death "remain unclear" and officers were in contact with the man's family. Read the rest of this entry »

Row over absconded prisoner Jerry Monerville alert delay

Suffolk police have apologised for a 20-hour delay in telling the public a robber had failed to return to an open prison after a period of home leave. Jerry Monerville, 49, who was serving an eight year sentence, had been allowed to visit London from HMP Hollesley Bay on the Suffolk coast. The delay has been criticised by Suffolk's police and crime commissioner (PCC). Suffolk Police said the public would be alerted more quickly in the future. Read the rest of this entry »

Last leader of violent animal rights group jailed for six years

Debbie Vincent was part of group that falsely accused Huntingdon Life Sciences workers of being paedophiles, posted sanitary towels claimed to be infected with AIDS, and desecrated the grave of the mother of a pharmaceutical company director. The last ringleader of a longrunning campaign against a Cambridge-based animal testing centre has been jailed for six years to complete the effective dismantling of a violent organisation that exported its tactics across Europe and the US. Read the rest of this entry »

Shropshire criminals ‘using unmanned drones and infrared cameras to find illegal cannabis farms’ – and then steal from the growers

Criminals in Shropshire have reportedly started using unmanned drones fitted with heat-seeking cameras to steal from and extort illegal cannabis farms Apparently taking a leaf out of the book of the police themselves, violent robbers said that the growers make perfect targets because the victims will not report incidents to the authorities. Read the rest of this entry »

Boy charged with raping girl, 10

A 14-year-old boy has been charged in connection with a serious sexual assault on a 10-year-old girl. The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been charged with rape and attempted rape, West Mercia Police said. Read the rest of this entry »

Man charged after firearms seizure

A man has been charged with firearms offences after assault rifles, sawn-off shotguns, an Uzi and a Thompson machine gun were seized by an anti-gang squad in one of Scotland Yard's biggest gun hauls. Thirty firearms and ammunition were seized in east London yesterday morning by the Waltham Forest Gangs Task Force following an intelligence operation. Read the rest of this entry »

Detectives Launch Manhunt After Essex Murder

Police have launched a murder hunt after a man died from stab wounds he suffered when he was attacked in Essex. The unnamed victim, aged 24, believed to be from the Southend area, was stabbed in the chest in Cressing Road, Braintree, at 11pm on Wednesday. He died in Papworth Hospital, in Cambridgeshire, the following day. Read the rest of this entry »

10,000 new drivers had licences revoked in 2012

About 200 new drivers had their licences revoked each week in 2012, figures obtained by Newsbeat show. A Freedom of Information request to the DVLA found 10,797 drivers with fewer than two years' experience lost their licences. More than half of those were found without insurance, with speeding the second most common cause. Read the rest of this entry »

MI6 agents Yvonne Fletcher suspect ‘under surveillance’ in Libya

British agents have put relatives and associates of a suspect in the murder of police officer Yvonne Fletcher – shot dead outside the Libyan Embassy in London in 1984 – under 24-hour surveillance in Libya, according to a report. MI6 officers have reportedly been talking to officials in Tripoli about the suspect, a former Libyan official, believed to be in his late 50s, following the downfall of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. It is thought he may be hiding in Egypt. Read the rest of this entry »

Multiple casualties in M26 five-vehicle crash in Kent

The M26 was closed in both directions following a five-vehicle crash resulting in "multiple casualties". The Highways Agency said the crash, involving two cars, two lorries and a van, happened just before 09:40 BST on the westbound carriageway in Kent. Seven people were taken to hospital, some with serious injuries. The motorway was closed between junctions three and five. Read the rest of this entry »
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