Paul Peachey

Paul Peachey is Crime Correspondent at the Independent

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Jon Venables (pictured aged 10 in 1993) was given a new identity after being released from prison

Prison officer Scott Chapman sold information on Bulger killer to newspapers, court told

A prison officer made tens of thousands of pounds selling information about one of the killers of James Bulger to an array of tabloid newspapers, a court has heard.

Police go over a section of wasteland near the river Brent in west London during the search for Alice Gross

Alice Gross search: How technology is transforming police operations to find missing people

Police search teams have come in for more criticism. Paul Peachey looks at the specialists and the tasks they face

Professional poker player Phil Ivey lost his High Court case against the owners of London's Crockfords Club

Poker star Phil Ivey loses his High Court bid for £7.7m winnings

The "Tiger Woods of poker" had used card flaws to win fortune

Bijan Ebrahimi died having been beaten and set on fire days after being branded a paedophile

CPS told of police role in vigilante murder of Bijan Ebrahimi

Six police officers and staff could face criminal charges over an incident where a man was murdered by a vigilante after being wrongly accused of being a paedophile.

14-year-old Alice Gross

Alice Gross murder: Police search area where body believed to be that of suspect Arnis Zalkalns was found

Police search teams were on Sunday night scouring the park close to woodland where a body was found during the hunt for the prime suspect for the murder of Alice Gross.

The Europol assessment cited a report by US security firm IID that predicted the first murder via

Cyber crime: First online murder will happen by end of year, warns US firm

The rapidly evolving Internet of Everything will leave us more vulnerable to cyber criminals, according to a worried Europol
Gang mediator Donovan Housen

Send in the peacemakers: an answer to gang violence?

Police in London and elsewhere have been offering mediation services to help criminal gangs sort out their disputes without recourse to killing. It’s a controversial approach – but, reports Paul Peachey,  the initiative has so far proved startlingly successful

Kuntal Patel admitted buying poison from an anonymous US-based seller

Daughter cleared of trying to poison mother in ‘Breaking Bad’ plot

A woman who became obsessed with the television drama Breaking Bad has been cleared of trying to kill her mother by slipping deadly poison bought over the internet into her Diet Coke.

Phil Ivey takes part in the 2007 Aussie Millions Poker Championship

Champion poker player Phil Ivey 'stitched up' casino in £7.7m winning streak, court hears

Professional player Phil Ivey hid the fact that he had adopted a system that tipped the odds in his favour

Martin Goldberg was questioned by police the day before he was found dead.

Teacher worked for two years after failure to act on abuse tip-off

Martin Goldberg was found dead the day after Essex police spoke to him at his home

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