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Two men were charged tonight in connection with the death of a policewoman whose patrol car was hit by a stolen 4x4 in Northern Ireland.

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Police crime figures have come under scrutiny after the Office for National Statistics revealed  concerns that officers had come under “informal pressure” to cut the level of offences. With crime apparently falling,  the Government has  trumpeted its successes even as forces face cuts and dissent from within the ranks. Here a serving constable reveals how the system works for frontline officers...

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Thieves have cut their way through the wall of a bank and escaped with tens of thousands of pounds.

Face-tattooed neo-Nazi is sentenced to life for the killing of a prison guard

Curtis Allgier, a neo-Nazi and inmate of Utah Department of Corrections offered a oddly affecting plea when sentenced to life without the possibility of parole for killing a prison guard five years ago. He said: "Just because I've got tattoos on my face and I'm proud of my race, I'm not some violent monster."

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Judge who said burglars showed 'courage' reprimanded

A judge who commented a burglar needed “a huge amount of courage” has been formally reprimanded for a “serious error of judgment”, the Office for Judicial Complaints (OJC) said.

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A father who lost his entire family in a house fire today issued a fresh appeal for witnesses to help him understand the tragedy, as police revealed the property was burgled on the night of the blaze.

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A burglar has pleaded guilty to deliberately starting fires at two hospitals and a hotel.

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