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Super-rich gambler sues casino after he spent £27,000,000 in five days

November 9, 2020

A wealthy gambler who spent £27 million in five days playing roulette is suing a casino amid claims staff promised to pay him to play, but didn’t cough up after he won. Croatian businessman Juste Puharic finished nearly £1.5 million up at the roulette table of The Park Lane Club in Mayfair, London after staking […]

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Son stabbed mum, 86, with a sword then cut off her head and put it in freezer

October 6, 2020

A songwriter stabbed his mum to death with a sword, cut off her head and put in the freezer in a horrifying attack. Philip Tarver, 47, had taken cocaine and drunk beer and vodka before killing his 86-year-old mum Angela Tarver. The Old Bailey in London heard how Tarver also cut off his mum’s head […]

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Final moments of drill rapper, 15, filmed on Snapchat while he was brutally attacked

August 25, 2020

A man who brutally attacked a talented 15-year-old drill rapper in his final moments while it was filmed on Snapchat has been jailed. Jordan Douherty, who performed under the name Young Valenti, was knifed to death ‘for no reason’ at a girl’s 16th birthday party at the Romford Community Centre in London in summer 2018. Gatecrashers […]

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​Robber jailed for biting pensioner’s hand to steal her wedding ring

August 18, 2020

A robber who bit an elderly woman’s hand to steal her wedding ring at the height of the coronavirus lockdown has been jailed. Monique Roach, 24 and of no fixed address, was sentenced to a total of seven years’ in prison on Monday at Wood Green Crown Court. The victim, a 75-year-old woman, was at […]

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Rapper has conviction overturned after death of Holby City star’s daughter at Bestival

August 18, 2020

A rapper who was jailed for manslaughter after giving his girlfriend drugs at a festival and filming her has had his conviction overturned. Ceon Broughton, 31, supplied Louella Fletcher-Michie with the rare hallucinogenic intoxicant 2-CP at Bestival festival, Dorset in September 2017. She took a strengthened form of the Class A substance while Broughton recorded footage of […]

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Former MP spared jail for making indecent image of a child

August 7, 2020

Former Labour MP Eric Joyce has avoided jail after being found with a video of child abuse. The former shadow Northern Ireland minister from Worlingworth, Suffolk, pleaded guilty in July to a charge of making an indecent photograph of a child. He has today been sentenced at Ipswich Crown Court to eight months in prison […]

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Mum of murdered teen wants life-saving ‘bleed kits’ on streets to help stabbing victims

August 4, 2020

The mother of a teenager hacked to death with a sword is calling for first aid kits designed specifically to treat stab wounds to be accessible in public places. Yemi Hughes son, Andre Aderemi, 19, was brutally murdered in Croydon, south London, almost exactly four years ago on August 16, 2016. Aspiring rapper Andre’s killers […]

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Teenagers who killed PC Andrew Harper jailed for total of 42 years

July 31, 2020

Three teenagers who dragged a police officer for more than a mile to his death have been sentenced for his manslaughter. Henry Long, 19, and passengers, Jessie Cole and Albert Bowers, both 18, were all found guilty of the manslaughter of PC Andrew Harper at the Old Bailey last Friday. Driver Long was today sentenced […]

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Window cleaner who gave dead brother’s £367,000 fortune to homeless ordered to pay it back

July 28, 2020

A window cleaner who converted his late brother’s fortune into gold coins to give to the homeless has been ordered to pay the money back to his family. Peter Ivory, 58, said it was brother Michael’s dying wish for him to give his estate, worth £414,000, away and argued that he had done the morally […]

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Council spent thousands trying to hide name of Tate Modern murder attempt teen Jonty Bravery

June 27, 2020

Council bosses spent thousands of pounds on legal fees to keep Jonty Bravery’s name out of the public domain. Bravery was very nearly 18 when he threw a six-year-old French tourist from the viewing platform of the Tate Modern in London in August last year. He later admitted attempted murder and was handed a prison […]

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