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Vasile Belea was separated from his son in Stockwell station when the tube doors closed on him before he could enter the train carriage

Woman raped by same man twice

A 19-year-old man was arrested yesterday after a woman was raped by the same person twice in three months.

Man questioned over double rape

Detectives were continuing to question a 19-year-old man today after a woman was raped by the same person twice in three months, police said.

Girl 'killed man she accused of sex attack'

A 14-year-old girl killed a "dirty paedophile" who she said had abused her, the Old Bailey heard.

Man jailed for raping sleeping woman

A man was jailed today for raping a legal worker after they had been drinking and she fell asleep.

Teacher jailed for 1970s schoolboy sex attacks

A teacher who sexually abused two teenage schoolboys in the 1970s was jailed for three and a half years today.

Seventh teenager held over stabbing

A seventh teenager has been arrested in connection with the death of a 15-year-old boy who was stabbed as he arrived for school in what is thought to have been a targeted gang attack.

Teenagers in court over 'sex offender' murder

Two teenagers appeared at the Old Bailey today accused of murdering a man who had been suspected of sexual offences.

Abba tribute bands told they must change their names

You might call it a case of "Thank you for the music – but now please change your name". Abba tribute acts, who have kept the memory of Sweden's most famous export alive since the band played their last concert more than 25 years ago, have been told by band's record company they can no longer use the group's name.

Girl, 14, charged with murdering man accused of sexual offences

A 14-year-old girl was appearing in court today charged with murdering a 45-year-old man who was accused of sexual offences.

Teenage girl arrested over man's stabbing death

A teenage girl was being questioned by police today after a 45-year-old man was stabbed to death.

Teenager 'mauled by dogs, then stabbed to death'

A teenage boy was stabbed to death by a gang who used two dogs to chase him down and savage him, a court heard yesterday.

Broadmoor may be converted into hotel

Redevelopment plan for home of Yorkshire Ripper and Moors murderer

Richard Ingrams’s Week: Blair must be quizzed over Bush's biblical crusade

I have expressed doubts on more than one occasion about the Chilcot inquiry and in particular whether the panel will consider the crucial role of the American neocons and political links with Israel.

Permanent memorial to Menezes agreed

A memorial to Jean Charles de Menezes will be erected permanently at the London Underground station where he was shot dead by police.

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