Man who vanished from drugs tests guilty of sexual assault

A nurse who disappeared while taking part in a malaria drugs trial, sparking a police appeal, was found guilty yesterday of sexual assault.

Parents in court over daughter's 'honour killing'

The parents of Shafilea Ahmed, the teenager from Warrington who disappeared eight years ago in a suspected "honour killing", appeared in court yesterday charged with her murder.

Pensioner 'killed by head trauma'

A pensioner whose remains were found in his back garden died from "blunt force trauma to the head", police said today.

Teenager gets at least 14 years for murder of ex-girlfriend

A teenager found guilty of luring his ex-girlfriend into a wood and smashing her skull with a rock has been sentenced to at least 14 years in prison.

Human remains found in pensioner's garden

Police investigating the disappearance of an 85-year-old man have found human remains in the pensioner's back garden.

Woman jailed for luring girls

A woman who lured two 16-year-old girls on a night out to be raped by three men has been sent to a young offenders institute for seven years.

Mother denies trying to incite riot

A single mother has denied attempting to incite a riot, saying comments made by BlackBerry Messenger were a joke.

Man admits Coleen Rooney blackmail

A man has pleaded guilty to blackmailing Coleen Rooney in a case involving her son, a lost mobile phone and a gang intent on profiting from a series of family photographs.

Riots In Brief: Armani looter jailed

A 25-year-old man who looted an Armani store during disorder that swept the nation earlier this month has been jailed for 20 months.

Social-networking sites resist calls to restrict use during unrest

Social networking sites are expected to resist measures cracking down on their use during civil unrest at a summit between government ministers, police and industry leaders today.

Four men on Facebook riot charges

Four men have appeared in court accused of using Facebook to encourage rioting or looting.

Riots in brief: Man accused of furniture store blaze faces court; fifth man charged over murders; oldest suspect let off with caution

A man accused of starting the blaze that consumed a furniture store in south London was remanded in custody yesterday following a seven-minute hearing.

Man jailed for trying to end dying father's life

A man who was caught trying to smother his dying father on a hospital ward after learning he had no chance of survival has been jailed for six and a half years.

Rioters push inmate total to record high

The prison population reached a record high today as officials said they were developing contingency plans to manage the unprecedented situation caused by hundreds of people being jailed over the riots.

Teenagers remanded over Tyne and Wear police attack

Two teenagers appeared before a judge today after a police station was attacked with petrol bombs and a patrol car was torched.

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