Paul Peachey

Paul Peachey is Crime Correspondent at the Independent

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Drug baron John Clark was finally arrested after a five-month hunt in Morocco in June last year

Drug baron John Clark jailed for 25 years

Kingpin lived lavish life until he was caught in Morocco last year

Critics of Fiona Woolf say she should step down amid accusations of an establishment cover-up

Head of child abuse inquiry Fiona Woolf under fresh pressure to resign

The head of the Government’s child abuse inquiry was under new pressure to quit tonight, after being accused of playing down her links with Lord Brittan in a letter disclosing their contacts – which was re-drafted seven times with the help of the Home Office.

British teenager Jaffar Deghayes has died fighting in Syria, six months after his brother was also killed in the war-torn country, their father has said

Second brother dies in fighting in Syria

Abubaker Deghayes, the father, said, ‘All I know is that Jaffar was killed fighting Assad’

Prison officers had twice carried out searches at Younis Tsouli's cell at Woodhill prison, but found nothing

Cyber-jihadist Younis Tsouli 'read al-Qaeda magazine in cell'

Magazine found just weeks before he was due to be released

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?

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