Nurse accused over saline deaths is refused bail

Rebecca Leighton, the nurse charged with contaminating saline solution at a hospital in Stockport, Greater Manchester, has been refused bail for her own safety.

Paedophile jailed indefinitely

A paedophile described as the UK's most prolific hoarder of child abuse images has been sentenced to an indeterminate prison term.

'Most prolific' paedophile jailed

A paedophile described by police as the UK's most prolific hoarder of pictures of child abuse was today given an indeterminate prison sentence.

Judges rule shod feet are weapons

Shod feet count as weapons when used to kick defenceless victims, the Court of Appeal has ruled.

Saline nurse will stand trial next year

The nurse accused of contaminating saline drips at a hospital where the deaths of several patients are under investigation by police is scheduled to stand trial next year.

Accused mother 'could not say children's names'

A mother accused of murdering her two children was suffering depression at the time of their deaths and for months afterwards was unable to say their names, a court heard.

Money launderer gets suspended term

A casino worker was sentenced today for laundering thousands of pounds of drug money with her father, police said.

Teacher who attacked pupil with dumbbell banned for life

A science teacher who attacked a 14-year-old pupil with a dumbbell has been banned from teaching for life.

Graduate 'viper' jailed for urging killing of MPs

An IT graduate who posted messages on an Islamic extremist website urging Muslims to attack British MPs who voted for the Iraq War was described as "a viper in our midst" by a judge who jailed him for 12 years yesterday.

Teenager guilty of using rock to kill ex-girlfriend

A teenager who lured his ex-girlfriend into woodland to batter her to death with a stone has been told to expect a sentence "of indefinite duration" after being convicted of murder.

Life sentence for toddler rape

A paedophile nursery worker who raped a toddler in his care was jailed for life today after a judge described his offences as "chilling, vile and depraved".

Tears in the dock as nurse is sent for trial

More cases may emerge after Manchester coroner reviews all recent deaths at Stockport hospital

Man remanded over attempted murder of PC

A man appeared in court today charged with the attempted murder of a police officer.

Police let witness visit brothel and take heroin

Senior police officers covered up illegal inducements given to a supergrass witness in a murder trial, allowing him to visit a brothel, take heroin and conduct a sexual relationship with a woman officer.

Man guilty of driving at helicopter

A gamekeeper has been convicted of endangering an aircraft after driving straight at a low-flying helicopter.

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