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A jewel thief has made legal history after being found guilty of murdering two pensioners 20 years ago in the first double jeopardy case of its kind.

A jewel thief has made legal history after being found guilty of murdering two pensioners 20 years ago in the first double jeopardy case of its kind. Michael Weir, 52, beat up war veteran Leonard Harris, 78, and mother-of-three Rose Seferian, 83, during burglaries in 1998, the Old Bailey was told. Retired cabbie Mr Harris’s […]

The family of three-year-old Alfie Lamb said “justice has prevailed” after an ex-minister’s son was jailed for crushing him to death with a car seat.

The family of three-year-old Alfie Lamb said “justice has prevailed” after an ex-minister’s son was jailed for crushing him to death with a car seat. Stephen Waterson, 26, reversed the seat of his Audi convertible, squashing his girlfriend’s young son in the footwell on February 1 last year. He then orchestrated a “campaign of lies”, […]

Criminal Justice Statistics Quarterly: July 2018- June 2019

Criminal Justice Statistics quarterly, England and Wales July 2018 to June 2019 Main points 1.58 million individuals dealt with by the Criminal Justice System in the latest year. The total number of individuals formally dealt with by the Criminal Justice System in England and Wales is at the lowest since records began and fell 2% […]

In Court Today

LONDON: Pre-trial man accused of murdering Hubert Hall in Walthamstow. The 60-year-old victim was discovered with a head injury in Hoe Street, Walthamstow, on April 2 and died in hospital the following day. David Dalling, 44, of Thorparch Road, is charged with murder and robbery. Trial due to last two weeks. Moved from the Old […]

‘Arrogant’ former Minister’s son sentenced over boy’s car seat death

The “arrogant” son of former Government minister Nigel Waterson will appear in court today to be sentenced for the manslaughter of his girlfriend’s infant son. Stephen Waterson, 26, repeatedly tried to absolve himself of blame after three-year-old Alfie Lamb was crushed to death by his car seat in the footwell of Waterson’s Audi convertible on […]

The police and crime commissioner for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough has resigned after he was referred to the police watchdog.

The police and crime commissioner for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough has resigned after he was referred to the police watchdog. Jason Ablewhite stepped down from his role on Monday. His office declined to comment on the nature of the allegations. In a statement issued on Monday, it said: “A referral has been made to the Independent Office for […]

In Court Today – 14th November 2019

1000 OLD BAILEY: The “arrogant” son of former Government minister Nigel Waterson will appear in court today to be sentenced for the manslaughter of his girlfriend’s infant son. Stephen Waterson, 26, repeatedly tried to absolve himself of blame after three-year-old Alfie Lamb was crushed to death by his car seat in the footwell of Waterson’s […]

A High Court judge might have to decide whether doctors can force-feed an autistic prisoner being held on remand who is accused of killing a relative.

A High Court judge might have to decide whether doctors can force-feed an autistic prisoner being held on remand who is accused of killing a relative. Mrs Justice Lieven has heard that the man, who has been moved from a prison to a medium-secure psychiatric hospital, was suicidal and had refused food for about three weeks. She […]