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A man who was charged with child pornography offences has won £20,000 from Hertfordshire Police for malicious prosecution.

Judge tackles sex offender who fled court

A judge rugby-tackled a sex offender to the ground to prevent him escaping from court, the Old Bailey heard yesterday.

Footballer's spending habits revealed

Premier League footballer Stewart Downing had to reveal his spending habits to a jury yesterday.

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A serial rapist dubbed the Night Stalker, who broke into the homes of elderly people and subjected them to a series of "humiliating and degrading" attacks, tried to blame his son for his 17-year campaign of terror, a court heard yesterday.

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A man who used his mobile phone to film a couple having sex through their bedroom window before showing it to friends in the pub was jailed for 12 months today.

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A former soldier has been found guilty of trying to murder his pregnant wife by booby-trapping a car with a hand grenade.

MP's wife Christine Hemming denies kitten theft

The wife of a Liberal Democrat MP today denied burgling the home of her husband's lover and stealing a kitten.

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A woman who worked as a nanny for Ann Summers boss Jacqueline Gold today admitted attempting to poison the lingerie tycoon with screen wash.

MP 'forged expenses to clear his overdraft'

The former Labour MP Jim Devine submitted false invoices on his parliamentary expenses to clear his £2,400 overdraft, a court was told yesterday.

Attack claim prisoner admits string of complaints

A prisoner who alleges he was attacked by a police officer in a custody suite today admitted in court he made more than 29 unsubstantiated complaints against the police in two and a half years.

Solicitor jailed for £1.4 million theft

A solicitor who stole £1.4 million to fund a luxury lifestyle was jailed for seven years today by a judge who said he was "motivated by greed".

'Mercy killing' pensioner freed from sentence

A pensioner who smothered his 75-year-old wife in a "mercy killing" was freed from a two-year prison sentence today.

Ex-deputy head admits making indecent images of children

A former deputy head teacher pleaded guilty to a string of internet-related sex offences against children today.

Nephew 'shocked' at peer's expenses

A relative of a former Tory peer accused of making false expenses claims said yesterday that he was "shocked" and "quite angry" when told the politician had used his address as his main residence on claim forms.

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