Paul Peachey

Paul Peachey is Crime Correspondent at the Independent

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Fury in India as UK judge refuses extradition of convicted British paedophile

Prosecutors have come under fire for their failure to secure the extradition of a convicted British sex offender wanted for 16 years as an alleged member of a foreign paedophile ring abusing Indian orphans.

Sean Rigg death: Met officer PC Andrew Birks suspended after request to resign reversed

The U-turn by the Met was welcomed by Mr Rigg's family

Rolf Harris arrives with his wife Alwen Hughes (right) and his daughter Bindi at Southwark Crown Court

Rolf Harris trial: 'I felt sickened by myself'

Rolf Harris told jurors that he was “sickened” by his behaviour as he admitted a string of sexual encounters with his daughter’s best friend when she was a teenager – but he repeatedly denied abusing her as a child.

Rolf Harris arrives at Southwark Crown Court with his daughter Bindi, left, and wife, Alwen

Rolf Harris trial: I had sex with 'coquettish' teenager, but not before she was 18, entertainer tells court

Harris claims the sexual relationship with alleged victim started when she became very flirtatious while staying at his home

Russian businessman German Gorbuntsov, with his unnamed partner

Russian survivor of Canary Wharf assassination attempt denies plan to kill rival

Paul Peachey talks to businessman German Gorbuntsov, who has broken cover for the first time since the attack

Former Radio 1 DJ Chris Denning

Former Radio 1 DJ Chris Denning faces 41 sex assault charges

Chris Denning, one of the original line-up of DJs for the launch of Radio 1, will appear in court charged with a string of sex attacks on 22 boys over an 18-year period.

Home Secretary Theresa May said that police officers would now have to opt in to the Federation

Theresa May strips Police Federation of its public funding

Home Secretary promises to 'impose change' in wake of Plebgate row, Stephen Lawrence inquiry and alleged cover-up of failings with the Hillsborough disaster

The cycle of revenge killings that went on for three years

It began with a teenage gang member’s murder. Paul Peachey reveals the shocking trail of violence that ensued

Rolf Harris is accused of 12 counts of indecent assault against four women spanning some 18 years

Rolf Harris trial: Australian woman accuses artist of kissing her when she was 12

"He said ‘good, I want to be the first person to introduce you to a tongue kiss’,” the unnamed woman alleged at the Old Bailey today

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Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands ahead of the US midterm elections

Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands

The Senator for Colorado is for gay rights, for abortion rights – and in the Republicans’ sights as they threaten to take control of the Senate next month
New discoveries show more contact between far-flung prehistoric humans than had been thought

New discoveries show more contact between far-flung prehistoric humans than had been thought

Evidence found of contact between Easter Islanders and South America
Cerys Matthews reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of Dylan Thomas

Cerys Matthews on Dylan Thomas

The singer reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of the famous Welsh poet
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Homebase closures: 'DIY is not fun'

Homebase has announced the closure of one in four of its stores. Nick Harding, who never did know his awl from his elbow, is glad to see the back of DIY
The Battle of the Five Armies: Air New Zealand releases new Hobbit-inspired in-flight video

Air New Zealand's wizard in-flight video

The airline has released a new Hobbit-inspired clip dubbed "The most epic safety video ever made"
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Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month

The combination of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg (and no actual pumpkin), now flavours everything from lattes to cream cheese in the US
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11 best sonic skincare brushes

Forget the flannel - take skincare to the next level by using your favourite cleanser with a sonic facial brush
Paul Scholes column: I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo

Paul Scholes column

I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Jones and Rojo
Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

While other sports are stalked by corruption, we are an easy target for the critics
Jamie Roberts exclusive interview: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

Jamie Roberts: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

Wales centre says he’s not coming home but is looking to establish himself at Racing Métro
How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?

A crime that reveals London's dark heart

How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?
Meet 'Porridge' and 'Vampire': Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker

Lost in translation: Western monikers

Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker. Simon Usborne, who met a 'Porridge' and a 'Vampire' while in China, can see the problem
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Handy hacks that make life easier

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KidZania lets children try their hands at being a firefighter, doctor or factory worker for the day

KidZania: It's a small world

The new 'educational entertainment experience' in London's Shepherd's Bush will allow children to try out the jobs that are usually undertaken by adults, including firefighter, doctor or factory worker