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A grandmother who was tortured inside her own home by a pair of masked burglars has described the terrifying ordeal as "sheer hell".

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More than 1,200 people have been jailed for an average of almost 18 months following last summer's riots, figures showed today.

District Judge Tan Ikram

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

Information on crimes against students at universities should be made available to prospective undergraduates, according to the man behind a campus guide that has ranked them all in terms of safety for the first time.

The 1960s Watergate building is in line for a total refurbishment

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Burglar racks up his 250th conviction

A career thief who has notched up 250 convictions in 50 years was behind bars again last night.

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'

A millionaire's daughter was jailed for two years today for driving looters on a late-night crime spree at the height of last summer's riots.

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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