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Police re-investigation into 1974 Birmingham pub bombings won't lead to criminal charges
21 people were killed in the two deadly 1974 blasts which ripped apart the Mulberry Bush and Tavern in the Town pubs.
All time
No causal link between officers' actions and Caroline Flack’s death, police watchdog finds
Officers last had contact with the 40-year-old when she was arrested for an alleged assault on her boyfriend in December 2019.
Harry Dunn’s family told prosecution prospects are ‘less than 1%’
Anne Sacoolas claimed diplomatic immunity after the fatal incident and returned to the US.
Dark web drug dealer jailed for 5 years after rebooting notorious Silk Road website
FBI agents shut down the first incarnation of the Silk Road site in October 2013.
Man who supplied girlfriend with drugs at English music festival found guilty of her manslaughter
The court heard how Ceo Broughton failed to take urgent action at the time.
British MP Christopher Davies charged over alleged false expenses claims
Davies is now due to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 22 March.
Woman in the UK jailed for stalking ex-boyfriend, leading him to move country
Lina Tantash (44) was sentenced at Lewes Crown Court following her conviction.
Two takeaway workers convicted after teenage girl (15) dies following severe allergic reaction
She left a note on the order alerting the takeaway to her nut allergy, but workers failed to take appropriate action.
Man and woman jailed in UK after toddler severely mauled by dog
The 18-month-old girl was left with serious injuries to her scalp.
UK carjacking gang who sprayed corrosive ammonia in victims' eyes found guilty
Police said the actions of the trio showed a “complete lack of humanity”.
Man pleads guilty to plotting London terror attack with aim of killing 100
Lewis Ludlow had sworn allegiance to the so-called Islamic State.
British man who killed neighbour who had a disability jailed for life
Julie Fox’s body was found in a cupboard at her home in Worcester.
London man who made bombs for the Taliban convicted of terror offences
Ali was arrested by armed police near the Houses of Parliament in London on 27 April 2017.
Couple convicted of manslaughter of girl who died when bouncy castle blew away
Summer Grant suffered fatal injuries at a funfair in Essex on 26 March 2016
Woman who pretended to be widow of Grenfell Tower victim jailed for four years
The total value of her fraud was more than €21,000.
Police officer who strangled wife texted her to make it look like he didn't know she was dead
Darren McKie killed his wife after she found out he had applied for loans in her name.
Pilot of jet that crashed onto dual carriageway, killing 11 men, to be charged with manslaughter
The tragedy happened at the Shoreham Air Show in 2015.
Woman who pretended to be widow of Grenfell Tower victim convicted of fraud
She lated claimed her made-up husband had actually survived and taken refuge in a cave
London man found guilty of encouraging jihadi terrorism through YouTube videos
Gary Staples, aged 50, created seven videos consisting of photo slideshows depicting terror incidents.
Couple were 'preparing to carry out chemical and bomb attacks in UK'
The couple, who met on a dating site, support the so-called Islamic State, a London court was told.
Claim that Liverpool fans at Hillsborough burned police horse with cigarettes 'was false'
However, the officer who was on the horse will not face a criminal prosecution due to a lack of evidence.
Surgeon pleads guilty to assault after burning his initials into the livers of two patients undergoing transplants
The surgeon used a medical instrument called an argon beam coagulator to burn his initials into their livers.
15-year-old boy admits causing deaths of five people in Leeds car crash
The youth was driving a stolen Renault Clio with the five victims as passengers when he crashed.
Pilot jailed for dropping £2.5m-worth of cocaine into a field in Kent
The Belgian pilot admitted to the offence at the Old Bailey today, and was sentenced to 14 years.
Four men jailed over sexual exploitation of young girls in Newcastle
They were found guilty of 22 separate offences.
Man jailed for life after murdering partner's two-year-old son in Liverpool
Two-year-old Teddy Tilston was in the sole care of Craig Smith when he died.
UK company fined £255,000 after factory worker fell into construction machine and died
Safi Qais Khan died at Master Construction Products Ltd after he became entangled in a machine called a trommel.
English couple who livestreamed abuse of a child jailed for a combined 17 years
The FBI alerted Devon and Cornwall Police who started an investigation into the couple.
Member of gang that trafficked 19 women into UK for prostitution jailed for four years
The gang made in excess of £150,000 from the operation.
Woman who bought knife and life-like dummy for husband found guilty of terrorism in England
The dummy was found in their home with slash marks all over it.
Members of gang which ran prostitution ring in UK hotels convicted
In total, the operation generated hundreds of thousands of pounds.
British man found guilty after showing child graphic IS beheading video
The pharmacist from Leicester, who will be sentenced today, also taught two children how to fight and to throw a knife.
Man gets four and a half years in prison for sending extremist material on WhatsApp
Taha Hussain also shared messages via the Telegram app.
Leicester fan who shouted homophobic abuse at football match fined
Jason Holmes also attended an educational session to “understand why his actions were so unacceptable”.
Man who used fake Facebook profiles to sexually abuse children jailed for 16 years
Paul George Leighton, from England, blackmailed children into sending him recordings of them committing sexual offences.
London woman sentenced to 10 years for making series of false rape accusations
Jemma Beale’s accusations led to one man being jailed for seven years.
Man sentenced to life in prison for killing partner with ornamental sword
Ronald Joseph Cooke claimed his partner had stabbed herself while he was driving.
Teenage boy found guilty of killing love rival at bus stop in Leeds
Irfan Wahid, 16, was stabbed to death with a kitchen knife.
British Viscount who offered reward for death of Remain campaigner jailed for 12 weeks
He was sentenced at Westminster Magistrates’ Court after his conviction on two charges of sending menacing messages.
Woman convicted of making false rape claims against innocent men in London
Jemma Beale claimed she had been sexually assaulted by six men and raped by nine.