Camera smuggled in to hospital to snap Ian Brady

A “disgruntled” man from Liverpool smuggled a camera into a high-security psychiatric hospital in a bid to sell photos of notorious serial killer Ian Brady to the News of the World for £50,000, a court has heard. Alan Hagan, 48, is on trial at the Old Bailey over his dealings with News of the World […]

Nurse guilty of poison murders

A self-confessed “angel turned evil” has been found guilty of murdering and poisoning hospital patients. Nurse Victorino Chua, 49, injected insulin into saline bags and ampoules while working on two wards at Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport in June and July 2011. These were then unwittingly used by other nurses on the ward – leading […]

Murdered prisoner named

  A man allegedly murdered in jail was named tonight as Wadid Barsoum, 66. He was found in a cell at Britain’s largest prison,Wandsworth, yesterday morning. Scotland Yard has said officers were called to the south London jail to reports of a male prisoner dead in a cell. A spokesman said Taras Nykolyn, 46, also […]

Police officer in court charged with wife murder

A police constable has appeared in court accused of the murder of his wife. Pc Otis Goldsmith, 49, is charged with killing his wife Jill within police grounds. Goldsmith, who has 28 years’ service with Northamptonshire Police, was arrested after police were called to a house in Wootton Hall Park, Northampton, on Thursday. He appeared […]

Whole Life sentences for police or prison officer killers

Criminals who kill police or prison officers in the course of duty are to face whole-life jail sentences. Changes to the law by the Ministry of Justice will mean judges will start by considering a whole-life tariff when deciding the sentence for killing either a police or prison officer in the course of their duty, […]

Alan Charlton ‘body in carpet’ conviction sent to appeal

A man convicted of murdering a Cardiff teenager whose remains were found wrapped in carpet 25 years ago has had his case sent to the Court of Appeal. Alan Charlton is serving a life sentence for killing 15-year-old Karen Price, who disappeared from a children’s home in 1981. He was convicted in 1991 and an […]

27 Years For Boss Killer

A shop worker has been jailed for a minimum of 27 years for murdering his “friendly and popular” boss in a frenzied knife attack in South Yorkshire. Naeem Mehmood, 27, stabbed Parvaiz Iqbal 51 times in the freezer room of his butcher’s store and supermarket in Rotherham in October last year. Mr Iqbal, 40, was […]

Murdered Prisoner Named

A prisoner from Nottingham who was allegedly murdered in jail has been named by police. Two men were arrested after Michael Hennessy, 22, died from a stab wound he suffered at HMP Lindholme in South Yorkshire on Saturday afternoon. The force said it was not yet clear how the stab wound was inflicted and the […]

35% Of People Say Marine Should Not Be In Jail

One in three people believes that a Royal Marine sentenced to life in prison for executing a Taliban fighter in cold blood should serve no jail time, a poll has found – but 65% said he should have been jailed and over 20% thought the ten years he received wasn’t long enough. A total of […]

Marine ‘Devastated’ At Life Sentence

An experienced Royal Marine says he is “devastated” at being handed a life sentence for executing in cold blood an injured Taliban fighter. Sergeant Alexander Blackman, 39, will serve at least 10 years’ imprisonment for murdering the Afghan national in Helmand province in 2011. The married commando, known to friends and family as Al, said […]

Marine Gets Life – Judge’s remarks in full.

Here in full are the sentencing remarks of Judge Advocate General Jeff Blackett, which were delivered to Sergeant Alexander Blackman during his sentencing at the court martial centre in Bulford, Wiltshire: “Sergeant Blackman, “On 15 September 2011, while on patrol near CP Omar in Helmand Province, you shot an unknown Afghan insurgent in the chest […]

Prison Officers Were Warned Raoul Moat Would Kill

An inquest into the death of a karate instructor who was blasted by gun maniac Raoul Moat has heard that prison officers were warned of his murderous intentions on the day he was released. Chris Brown, 29, was gunned down in cold blood after starting a relationship with Moat’s ex-girlfriend, Samantha Stobbart, two days after […]