The new ‘owners’ of the laptop were photographed as they used it by the built-in camera

Tech support: Owner pulls photos after camera helps track stolen laptop to Iran

A British man posted photos of the new Iranian owners of his stolen laptop online – after installing a piece of software that tracked the gadget’s location.

Man arrested in connection with burglaries during which women were sexually assaulted while they slept

Police have arrested a man in connection with two burglaries during which women were sexually assaulted as they slept.

Man in hospital after attackers spray acid in his face in Withington

A man is in hospital after attackers sprayed acid in his face.

The Labour politician won the prize for his work on disarmament

Thieves steal Uncle Arthur’s 1934 Nobel Prize medal

The Nobel Peace Prize medal won by one of the founding fathers of the modern Labour Party, Arthur Henderson, has been stolen in a £150,000 raid at the Lord Mayor’s office in Newcastle.

Gun gang tie woman up in home raid

A woman is recovering after being tied up and held at gunpoint by masked burglars.

Praise for road sweeper 'who died trying to stop burglar'

A street cleaner who was allegedly stabbed to death by a burglar he confronted with a broom has been praised in court for his “sense of civic duty”.

Oscar Pistorius' family caught up in row over weapons

The family of Oscar Pistorius has been caught up in a public row over whether guns are a necessary protection against crime in South Africa.

Matthew Matagrano Has already served time for a sexual assault conviction in 1996

The ex-con who broke in to prison: Matthew Matagrano accused of entering Rikers Island

A former prison inmate has baffled authorities in New York City after being caught breaking back into two local jails in recent days pretending to be an inspector with a fake gold badge and papers.

Oscar Pistorius: Blade Runner goes from hero to hunted as he’s freed on bail after marathon hearing

Pistorius is ordered to hand over firearms and passports, avoid his home and all witnesses in the case, report to police twice a week and not to drink alcohol

As it happened: Day four of Oscar Pistorius' bail hearing

The Independent's Africa correspondent Daniel Howden is tweeting from the hearing

As it happened: Day three of Oscar Pistorius' bail hearing

The Independent's Africa correspondent tweeted from the hearing

Drunk burglar who led police from scene of crime to his own doorstep with trail of footprints in snow is spared jail

Police spent an hour and a half following mile long trail from victim's home

The News Matrix: Saturday 16 February 2013

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Clockwise from top left: Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius leaves the police station, police enter the estate where Pistorius lives, the star with his gold medal after winning the men's 400 metres at the 2012 Games in London, the athlete with his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp

Pistorius: police reject claims he mistook model for burglar

Police said the shooting was being treated as a murder investigation following previous 'allegations of a domestic nature' at the address

Plenty to spare: Oscar Pistorius on his way to the 400m semi-finals

Oscar Pistorius 'had revolver at his bedside and machine gun by his window'

Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius has been arrested over the fatal shooting of his girlfriend

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