Paul Peachey

Paul Peachey is Crime Correspondent at the Independent

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Sarah Koenig, creator of popular podcast Serial, which is to be broadcast by the BBC

Serial, radio review: Series ends and justice turns out to be deaf

The secret to the programme's success is that it allows its audience to play armchair detective

Dolphin Square estate in London

Child abuse victim claims he witnessed former Tory MP strangle a boy at 1970s VIP paedophile party

Man claims to have seen three killings during his abused childhood

Police officers charged over death of mentally ill man in cell

A police sergeant and two custody officers have been charged with killing a mentally ill man who collapsed inside a police station.

Jimmy Mubenga died after being restrained on an aircraft by G4S escorts

Jimmy Mubenga: G4S guards cleared of killing Angolan deportee

Terrence Hughes Colin Kaler and Stuart Tribelnig cleared of manslaughter charges

The man was found stabbed outside his home on The Broadway in Edmonton last night

Five boys aged 13 and 14 held after man is stabbed to death

Irish construction worker died following row outside his home

Anthony Small became the British and Common- wealth light middleweight champion in 2009

Former British boxing champ faces terror‑related charges

Anthony Small arrested after police stop lorry leaving Dover with 20 people hidden in back and uncover weapons plot

Michael and Natalie Engel and their daughter

South African claims he will be deported as British wife earns too little

His wife said: 'I'm not so proud to be British now'

Dwaine George was found guilty of murder in 2002

Murder conviction quashed thanks to 30 law students’ homework

Court of Appeal pays tribute to four-year project by Cardiff Law School undergraduates

West Midlands Police headquarters

Man arrested over suspected murder plot against serving West Midlands Police officers

The force stressed that the public were not in danger at any point today

The study found that less than a third of key staff had the skills or technology to address a threat expected to expand over the next three years

Police ‘failing to train key staff to fight growing threat of cyber crime’

Britain’s law enforcement agencies are ill-equipped to confront a fast-expanding and multi-billion-pound cyber-crime phenomenon, according to a survey of police intelligence analysts.

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