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Manchester’s Chorlton along with Herne Hill, Muswell Hill and Dagenham in London are some of the worst afflicted areas while Mossley Hill and Waterloo in Liverpool also feature prominently

Three women break out of Holloway

Three women, one of them facing a murder charge and described as dangerous, were being sought last night after escaping from Holloway prison in north London, the Press Association reports.

Tube fare dodgers pay pounds 10 'instant fines': Inspectors catch 300 non-payers on first day. Christian Wolmar reports

THREE hundred people were caught out yesterday on the first day of London Underground's new instant fine system for people travelling without a valid ticket.

Child killer 'had written detailed sexual fantasies'

A MAN who sexually assaulted and strangled a seven-year-old boy had written detailed sexual fantasies almost identical to the events which eventually took place, a court was told yesterday.

Murder trial

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In custody

Colin Hatch, 21, of East Finchley, north London, was remanded in custody until 20 August charged with murdering Sean Williams, 8.

Witness appeal on boy's murder

Police investigating the murder of Sean Williams, eight, who was killed yards from his home on Monday, were still questioning a man last night and have appealed for witnesses who were in the Kitchener Road area of East Finchley, north London, between 5.30 and 5.55pm.

The honourable face of muckraking: Simon Garfield finds the men who produce Scallywag determined to fight all the way

THE HEADLINE in the evening paper read, 'Major: my libel row is dead and gone.' The editor and managing editor of Scallywag supped a pint or three in a north London pub and said, 'Er . . . not quite.' The case is over for the New Statesman, but after months of anguish it is just getting interesting for the magazine that claims it is 'published by the gifted, inebriated and insane'.
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