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Police technology used facial-recognition of relatives to identify suspected shoplifter

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James Ibori, the ex-governor of Nigeria’s oil-rich Delta State

Former Met detective alleged to have billed lawyers for invoices worth 'thousands of pounds' in Nigerian politician case

The Crown Prosecution Service announced that Clifforrd Knuckey had been charged with five counts of theft

Magaluf bar ordered to pay 55,000 euro fine and close doors for a year

The "Magaluf girl" video made headlines earlier this month after footage emerged of a young British woman performing a sex act on 24 men

John Brown (right) with his sister, Eurovision Song Contest winner and former Irish presidential candidate Dana Rosemary Scallon, and her husband Damien Scallon, as he leaves Harrow Crown Court after he was found not guilty of five counts of historic sex abuse.

John Brown sex abuse case: Brother of Irish politician Dana Scallon cleared of charges

Ms Scallon appeared to cry as the jury foreman declared her brother not guilty

Three-year-old Mikaeel Kular and his mother Rosdeep

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Assault 'fell short of the wicked recklessness required for murder', court told

Tulisa Contostavlos drugs trial collapse - CPS to investigate Fake Sheikh's credibility as witness

The Crown Prosecution Service is scrutinising the accuracy of evidence given by undercover reporter Mazher Mahmood in more than 30 previous criminal cases in order to assess his credibility as a witness in a series of ongoing investigations due to come before the courts, The Independent understands.

Information was unlawfully stored in Metropolitan Police vaults for 20 years

Undercover police broke rules to spy on the Lawrence and De Menezes family campaigners

Undercover police officers gathered sensitive intelligence on 18 grieving families fighting Scotland Yard for justice after their relatives had died in controversial circumstances.

Richard Adams, the father of Rolan who was stabbed to death by a gang in 1991

Police spied on family of a boy killed in a racist attack

From the start of his family’s campaign for justice, Richard Adams had always known that something was not right. He had attributed the mysterious clicks and feedback on the family telephone to some form of surveillance as he campaigned for the racist killers of his teenage son to be brought to justice. After 23 years, he has secured some limited confirmation of his belief – an admission by the Metropolitan Police that it had found records on his family from the files of the now disbanded Special Demonstration Squad.

Official estimates of the level of sham marriages range between 4,000 and 10,000 every year

Registrars should have power to call off sham marriages, say MPs

Council registrars should be given the power to call off suspected bogus weddings with the numbers soaring to thousands every year, MPs said today.

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Neknomination goldfish swallowing 'prank' sees 20-year-old Jack Blowers fined £200 following RSPCA prosecution

Blowers set up a pint-sized aquarium including two goldfish - and downed the whole thing

Nicole Sinclaire: 'I am certain I shall be found innocent of these ludicrous and unfounded accusations'

Former Ukip MEP Nicole Sinclaire faces charges of misconduct and money laundering

A former Ukip MEP has been charged with money-laundering and misconduct in public office after an inquiry into her expenses claims.

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Claudia Lawrence investigation: More arrests possible, police confirm

More people could face arrest regarding the disappearance of Claudia Lawrence, being treated as murder by police, with the investigation “very much active,” according to North Yorkshire Police.

The former MEP Nikki Sinclaire

Former Ukip MEP Nikki Sinclaire charged with money laundering and misconduct in public office following expenses claims probe

Ms Sinclaire lost her seat in the European Parliament earlier this year

A mugshot of Ian Watkins released by South Wales Police following his guilty pleas

Lostprophets' Ian Watkins refused permission to reduce 35-year sentence for string of child sex crimes

The Lostprophets singer’s application for a reduction in his sentence was heard by an appeal court judge in Cardiff Crown Court

Peaches Geldof cause of death: Socialite had taken fatal dose of heroin after years of addiction, inquest concludes

Ms Geldof's husband tells inquest she was an addict who he suspected of lying about drug tests

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