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A woman who admitted biting off her boyfriend's testicles has been warned she could be jailed.

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The jury in the trial of former Pakistan captain Salman Butt was told yesterday that teenage fast bowler Mohammad Amir was not the "naive and wholly innocent" character the prosecution were suggesting.

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A rapist who attacked a woman walking home from a nightclub has been jailed, police said.

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Joanna Yeates's killer faced allegations today that he strangled her for sexual thrills.

Soldier's career in ruins over riots

The Army career of a serving soldier is in ruins after he was locked up for eight months today for buying a stolen guitar during the August disturbances and then trying to sell it on.

Killers of personal trainer jailed

Two members of a gang who gunned down and killed an innocent man by mistake were jailed for 28 years each today

Officer pleads not guilty to Ian Tomlinson manslaughter

The police officer accused of killing the newspaper vendor Ian Tomlinson during London's G20 protests in 2009 has pleaded not guilty to manslaughter.

Jury selected for Joanna Yeates murder trial

The Dutch engineer accused of murdering Joanna Yeates appeared in court yesterday as the process of jury selection began.

Man who vanished from drugs tests guilty of sexual assault

A nurse who disappeared while taking part in a malaria drugs trial, sparking a police appeal, was found guilty yesterday of sexual assault.

Parents in court over daughter's 'honour killing'

The parents of Shafilea Ahmed, the teenager from Warrington who disappeared eight years ago in a suspected "honour killing", appeared in court yesterday charged with her murder.

Social-networking sites resist calls to restrict use during unrest

Social networking sites are expected to resist measures cracking down on their use during civil unrest at a summit between government ministers, police and industry leaders today.

Four men on Facebook riot charges

Four men have appeared in court accused of using Facebook to encourage rioting or looting.

Rioters push inmate total to record high

The prison population reached a record high today as officials said they were developing contingency plans to manage the unprecedented situation caused by hundreds of people being jailed over the riots.

Seventh arrest in Birmingham car murders probe

Detectives investigating the murders of three friends who were struck by a car as they protected their community from looters have arrested a seventh person.

Teenager remanded over shop blaze

A man has been remanded in custody charged with causing £319,000 of damage to stock at a clothing store which was set on fire during rioting in Manchester city centre.

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