A man who told police he "felt good" after hurting his 10-month-old niece, murdered her while he was baby-sitting. Trevor Stoker, 38, killed Mollie Louise Norman when he covered her with a pillow and punched her repeatedly before hitting her head against a bed.
The bodies of two young children, their mother and their grandmother were discovered yesterday morning at a £350,000 semi-detached house in an affluent suburb of Newcastle upon Tyne. All four had been killed in a knife attack. Each was in a separate room.
A burglar was arrested after asking a policeman to help him to carry stolen goods over a fence. Bryan O’Gorman, 28, of Wandsworth, southwest London, unwittingly approached the off-duty PC after taking goods from a house.
ARMED robbers stole tens of thousands of pounds in cash in a rush-hour hold-up at a service station yesterday. Two masked men brandished what appeared to be a semi-automatic handgun at a pair of Group 4 security guards at Bowhouse Services, near Falkirk.
A MAN has been arrested following a fatal stabbing outside a pub in Kilburn, north-west London. One man died and another suffered stab wounds during the attack outside the Red Lion pub on Kilburn High Road on Saturday night.
WAR VETERANS have reacted with disgust after seven Poppy Appeal boxes stuffed with cash were snatched by thieves. Five were stolen from shop counters and two were even taken from inside a town centre church in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire.
A 27-year-old man has been raped after a night out with friends at Manchester's gay village. The attacker got into a car with the man, locked him in and threatened him with a knife before raping him.
A Sikh teenager was recuperating today after being set upon by a racist gang who pinned him down and cut off his hair in an Edinburgh park. The 15-year-old was attacked by four youths in Pilrig Park yesterday evening in what police have described as a unprovoked and sustained assault. He was initially subjected to racist verbal abuse from the gang, police said, before being knocked to the ground. When the teenager's headwear came off, the gang cut his hair - an act considered highly offensive to the Sikh community.
THE Scottish Executive's crackdown on knife crime could lead to a rise in the use of guns, a government adviser has warned. Justice department officials have been told of a possible influx of illegal firearms into the country a result of the high-profile campaign to get knives off the streets. Ministers have introduced a series of measures to make it harder for criminals to carry knives, including a licensing scheme for the sale of non-domestic knives and tougher sentences for people caught carrying bladed weapons.
Police are searching for a teenager who stabbed a 79-year-old woman in the doorway of her Tyneside home. The youth, believed to be aged about 15, knocked on the door at Anfield Court in Kenton, Newcastle, and asked to use the toilet. When challenged by the female occupant he stabbed her in the throat and ran off. She suffered a serious injury and is currently being treated in hospital.
A MASKED gunman threatened a terrified shopkeeper with a pistol today during a botched robbery at an Edinburgh newsagent. Mohammad Aslam described how the black-clad suspect entered his store on Glasgow Road, Corstorphine, at 7.15am and pulled out the handgun. He pointed the weapon at Mr Aslam and demanded cash, but the robber was distracted when a customer arrived at the store.
A GANG who brutally murdered a frail widow went on to rampage a family home and hold a child at knife point, detectives believe. Kam Fum Chung, 65, was beaten to death by a gang of up to three men at her home in Hillingdon, west London.
Four people were taken to hospital with minor injuries after a shotgun was fired through the glass door of a pub. The shooting happened on Thursday evening at the Beeley Wood pub on Middlewood Road in Sheffield.
THE parents of a bullied schoolgirl were murdered in an arson attack on their home after a playground row developed into a campaign of harassment, a court was told yesterday. Maureen Cochrane, 45, and her husband, Alex, 54, died when their home in Manchester was engulfed in flames. Their daughter Lucy, 16, who has learning difficulties, was dangerously ill after being rescued by firemen
FOOTIE-mad parents have named 36 boys and girls ARSENAL as a craze for wacky names sweeps Britain.
ROBBERS went to say prayers at a mosque two hours before embarking on an armed raid that led to the fatal shooting of PC Sharon Beshenivsky, a court was told yesterday. Two members of the alleged murder gang went to a mosque in Leeds for Friday prayers but returned early to their safe house because they had missed the start of the service.
A 16-year-old boy has been excluded from school after he brought a hand grenade into class. The pupil sparked the bomb scare when he fetched the First World War grenade to show other students as part of a history lesson. Teachers at Crompton House School in Oldham, Greater Manchester, were unaware the weapon was inactive and called in police and military bomb disposal experts.
Two balaclava-clad robbers forced a female security guard to the floor and threatened her with a handgun before taking cash from her Securicor van. The armed robbery happened outside NatWest Bank in Oxted, Surrey, on Friday, just before midday.
A man with a history of violence has been handed an indeterminate prison sentence after stabbing his estranged wife and leaving her for dead in Feltham. Mohammed Hassan Aziz admitted trying to kill Shafiqa Aziz in a frenzied attack at a bus stop in Sparrow Farm Drive on November 23, 2005 when his trial at the Old Bailey started two months ago. The 51-year-old, armed with a knife, had waited for Mrs Aziz and when she got off the bus near her home he ran up to her, pinned her to the ground and stabbed her 10 times before making off in his car.
Source: London Times and the Scotsman and BBC News and Local London crime news
I am NOT advocating returning handguns to the british citizens but if the reason for gun control laws is to reduce violence and crime, the laws don’t work. How about treating the problems and not the symptom (guns)?
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