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On 16 June we referred to District Judge Tan Ikram as "the judge who sent a teenage girl to jail for eight months for stealing a bottle of Lucozade and a bag of sweets".

Call for universities to disclose crime data to prospective undergraduates

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Quarter of Britons would buy stolen goods, research shows

A quarter of Britons would turn a blind eye to buy stolen goods if the price was right, new research shows.

Jail for millionaire's daughter who drove looters on 'crime spree'

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Man jailed for double murder

A man was jailed for life today for two murders and a string of "senseless" assaults.

Two charged over Fitzwilliam Museum art theft

Two men have been charged over the theft of a hoard of Chinese art from a Cambridge museum.

Man charged over £2m raid on museum

A man has been charged in connection with a raid on a university museum where Chinese artefacts worth more than £2m were stolen.

Man charged over £2m Durham University museum theft

A 35-year-old man has been charged with conspiracy to commit burglary by police investigating the theft of Chinese artefacts worth more than £2 million in a raid on a university museum.

Street thefts 'up by 10pc'

Street thefts and pick-pocketings have gone up by 10% in the biggest leap for a decade, police figures showed today.

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