26 years for killer pub landlord

A pub landlord who shot his partner while she was in the bath and then hid her body in a freezer will serve at least 26 years of a life sentence.

Landlord guilty of freezer murder

A pub landlord who shot his partner and then concealed her body in a freezer has been found guilty of murder.

Priest denies abuse of seven boys

A former Catholic priest today denied sexually assaulting seven boys who are alleged to have been abused between 1974 and 1994.

I was out of pocket, claims Lord Hanningfield

A Tory peer accused of fiddling his House of Lords expenses said he was "out of pocket" for taking on the peerage and had tried to balance out his expenditure using his expenses claims, a court heard.

Women accused of double murder

A 63-year-old woman and her daughter-in-law will return to court today charged with murdering two men whose bodies were discovered in a country lane on the outskirts of Bradford.

Dizaei out on bail to face new trial

Former Scotland Yard commander Ali Dizaei won his appeal against his conviction for corruption yesterday and was released on bail before facing a new trial.

Women remanded over Bradford murders

Two women appeared in court today accused of murdering two men whose bodies were found by the side of a country lane.

Girl murdered by her uncle 'was failed by social services'

A schoolgirl who was tortured, raped and murdered by her uncle was repeatedly failed by child protection services, a damning report said yesterday.

Mother: I did not murder autistic son

A mother who killed her severely autistic son by strangling him told police she had sent him to the "kingdom of heaven" where he would be happy without the disability, a court heard today.

CEOP to merge with new crime agency

The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (Ceop) agency will become part of the new National Crime Agency, Home Secretary Theresa May said today.

Gilmour faces jail for protest

Charlie Gilmour, the 21-year-old son of Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour, has admitted violent disorder at the December student fees protest. He was warned he could go to jail but was granted bail at Kingston Crown Court until July.

Jo Yeates neighbour admits manslaughter but faces murder trial

A Dutch engineer admitted the manslaughter of his neighbour Joanna Yeates but pleaded not guilty to murder yesterday. The parents of the young landscape architect, whose frozen body was found beneath snow on Christmas Day, after she disappeared following a night out with colleagues in Bristol, were at the Old Bailey to hear Vincent Tabak enter his pleas.

Jail for fraudster who used 15 identities

A "fantasist" who used 15 identities to steal £118,000 by falsely claiming VAT refunds has been jailed for seven years.

Suspect tells of 'assault' by police officers

A terror suspect who was allegedly beaten up and humiliated by four police officers in a dawn raid at his home gave evidence at the officers' trial yesterday.

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