News The spherical cartoon-like sketch incredibly helped catch Glenn Rundles - who does have a rather round head

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

Train robber wife has 'no regrets' over fleeing with Biggs

The ex-wife of train robber Ronnie Biggs said she had no regrets about her life on the run and would "probably do it all over again".

Judge's decision delays honeymoon murder trial

Efforts to bring to trial the alleged killers of honeymooner Anni Dewani have hit a new setback after a Cape Town judge agreed that a neuro-psychologist needed to examine one of the men before proceedings could begin.

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Real cops, real crooks, and no clichés

Mark Steel: It's weird. Now everyone hates the bankers

We need a trial. That's what happens after a normal bank robbery

Mark Steel: So you all hate bankers now. I was there first

We need a trial. That’s what happens after a bank robbery

Olympic champion charged with stabbing

Police have charged the steeplechase world champion and Olympic gold medallist Ezekiel Kemboi with assault after a woman he drove home was stabbed in the chest.

700 young people were surveyed in Peterborough over five years (between the ages of 12 and 16). They committed 16,000 crimes over five years

The 16-year-olds who have committed 86 crimes each

A ground-breaking British study finds that 4 per cent are responsible for nearly half of youth crime. The research could have profound implications for police and policy-makers

'Bored' London diamond thief Arthur Rachel jailed

A reputed Chicago mobster who gained notoriety 32 years ago for stealing the 45-carat Marlborough Diamond from a London jewellery store was jailed for plotting more robberies, telling the judge he was bored.

I want justice for Shafilea Ahmed, says her sister

The sister of Shafilea Ahmed told a court today that she broke her seven-year silence about the murder because she could not "go back to her grave" until she got justice for the teenager.

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Daley, Jazz Cafe, London

Under the funk and the fuzz, there's a devil trying to get out

$4,000 golden vibrator stolen in Brazil armed robbery

An armed man in Brazil has stolen an 18-carat gold-plated vibrator selling for $4,000 (£2,600) at a luxury sex shop.

Shafilea Ahmed's sister denies lie claims

Shafilea Ahmed's sister has denied telling her police handlers she "made up" the story of how her parents murdered the teenager, a court heard today.

Dewani murder hearing delayed again

A pre-trial hearing of two men accused of murdering honeymooner Anni Dewani was postponed again today.

DVD/Blu-ray: Braquo: Series 1 (18)

Leather jackets, facial hair and intense expressions abound in France's answer to The Shield.

At least 34 people killed in attack on market town after failed cattle raid

At least 34 people were killed yesterday after a failed cattle raid in a northeast Nigeria market sparked a retaliatory attack by robbers angry that one of their colleagues had been burnt alive by herders.

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Gallipoli centenary: At dawn, the young remember the young who perished in one of the First World War's bloodiest battles

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A century ago, soldiers of the Empire – many no more than boys – spilt on to Gallipoli’s beaches. On this 100th Anzac Day, there are personal, poetic tributes to their sacrifice
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