The local sheriff’s department has had the last laugh after a drawing widely panned as the worst police sketch ever has helped catch their suspect
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Thursday 26 April 2012
Muslims in Philadelphia are offering a $20,000 (£12,000) reward for information following a series of crimes committed by men wearing burkas to conceal their identities.
Friday 13 April 2012
Twenty years ago, no broadsheet harangue on "the state of the novel" could fail to include some slight mention of Christopher Burns. The Flint Bed (1989) brought him a Whitbread shortlisting. There followed a terrific alpinist's epic, The Condition of Ice (1990), and a slightly lower-key Egyptian drama, In The Houses of the West (1993). Come the mid-1990s, the books began to dry up, and A Division of the Light has the distinction of being his first novel for a decade and a half.
Wednesday 11 April 2012
An 18-year-old convicted thief fell to her death from the 17th floor of a block of flats in an apparent bid to escape police yesterday.
Tuesday 03 April 2012
A serial armed robber who dressed up as Elvis Presley and wore other bizarre disguises when he targeted betting shops was jailed yesterday.
Monday 02 April 2012
A serial armed robber who dressed up as Elvis Presley and sported other bizarre disguises when he targeted betting shops across Britain was today jailed for life.
Monday 19 March 2012
Police have shot dead five men who were allegedly planning to rob money changers, jewellers and other targets on Indonesia's resort island of Bali in a suspected bid to fund terrorist attacks, officials said today.
Saturday 10 March 2012
Bite mark on victim's arm provides crucial DNA evidence after cold case review
Friday 09 March 2012
An 18-year-old was today jailed for a total of seven years for attacking a Malaysian student during the London riots and other offences.
Monday 05 March 2012
The Malaysian student robbed by two thugs posing as Good Samaritans during the London riots today said he does not bear a grudge towards his attackers and people should forgive them.
Friday 02 March 2012
Two thugs who posed as Good Samaritans in one of the most notorious crimes of the London riots were facing jail tonight after being convicted of robbing a defenceless Malaysian student.
Wednesday 29 February 2012
A Malaysian student told a court how he knew he was being "robbed" by bogus Good Samaritans during the summer riots, but could not stop them.
Friday 17 February 2012
Two masked gunmen have stormed into a small museum at the birthplace of the ancient Olympics in southern Greece smashing display cases with hammers and making off with dozens of antiquities up to 3,200 years old.
Friday 17 February 2012
For nine years, rumours have circulated of buried treasure in the world's oldest pets' cemetery west of Paris. Owners have been burying their animals at Asnieres since 1899, among them the Hollywood canine star Rin Tin Tin and Tipsy the poodle, who was reportedly laid to rest by his wealthy American mistress wearing a diamond collar worth €9,000.
Wednesday 08 February 2012
Scotland Yard is to nearly double its resources for fighting gang crime in a renewed crackdown on the problem.
Friday 03 February 2012
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