Paul Peachey

Paul Peachey is Crime Correspondent at the Independent

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Anti-vivisection campaigners are now offering cash rewards for personal information about university students working on animal testing projects

Anti-vivisection group offers cash to name Cambridge animal testing lab workers

Animal rights campaigners accused of intimidation for seeking to target researchers

Striking virtuosity: ‘The Cardsharps’ by Caravaggio is on display in the Kimbell Museum in Texas

Caravaggio in court: Sotheby's sued over misattribution of painting later valued at £10m

Sotheby’s accused of misattributing Caravaggio work to one of his followers

The offence of possession of an extreme pornographic image was introduced in 2008 and has resulted in more than 5,500 prosecutions, the majority for clips of bestiality. Ministers had predicted that there would be just 30 cases a year

Six months on bail – for being sent spoof video of a ‘tiger’ having sex, that was really a man in a tiger suit

Andrew Holland, 51, suffered a heart attack, received hate mail and was targeted by vigilantes

CCTV of Andrew Mitchell (bottom left) approaching officers prior to an exchange with Metropolitan police officers at the gates of Downing Street

Reconstruction costs risk ‘spinning out of control’ in Plebgate case

An expert has made a 3D mock-up based on CCTV pictures

The police have been criticised in a raid on the luxury home of Sir Cliff Richard

Cliff Richard sexual assault claims: South Yorkshire Police house raid 'inept' say MPs

In a highly critical report by the Home Affairs Select Committee, South Yorkshire Police is rebuked for telling reporter about the timing of the raid

Fiona Woolf says her links with Lord and Lady Brittan do not amount to a ‘close association’

Child abuse investigation: PM confident inquiry chair Fiona Woolf will act 'with integrity' despite connection to former minister under scrutiny

Lawyer Fiona Woolf has to investigate why Lord Brittan failed to act on a dossier of allegations about prominent people. But given she dined with him five times, lives on the same street, and sponsored his wife’s fun run, will she have the teeth to get to the truth?

Arnis Zalkalns was allowed into the country despite having murdered his wife in Latvia

Britain's 'failure to deport foreign criminals' has cost £70m

Arnis Zalkans, prime suspect in Alice Gross murder, was allowed into the country despite having murdered his wife in Latvia

The NCA is examining potential lines of inquiry around alleged corruption linked to the first bungled Stephen Lawrence murder inquiry

National Crime Agency says system realistically can't prosecute all 50,000 child sex offenders

The number of paedophiles in the country have grown to a level that police can only target the most dangerous abusers

New Scotland Yard, the headquarters of the Metropolitan Police

Scotland Yard investigates new claims against diplomatic protection officers

Carol Howard was awarded £37,000 by a tribunal over her discrimination claim against the elite unit

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.

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee