100 years on, DNA casts doubt on Crippen case – The Guardian

Posted October 17th, 2007 in DNA, murder, news by sally

“It is one of the most notorious cases in British legal history, the story of an apparently mild-mannered doctor who poisoned and dismembered his showgirl wife, then fled across the Atlantic with his young lover – only to be caught after a sharp-eyed captain recognised him from the newspapers.”

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The Guardian, 17th October 2007

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Dando killer asks for new legal team – The Times

Posted October 12th, 2007 in appeals, legal representation, murder, news by sally

“Barry George, the man serving a life sentence for the murder of television presenter Jill Dando, has demanded a new legal team three weeks before a second appeal against his conviction is due to begin.”

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The Times, 12th October 2007

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Knifed to death over a mobile phone, London’s 20th teenage murder victim – The Times

Posted October 9th, 2007 in murder, news, offensive weapons by sally

“A 17-year-old student, stabbed to death as he tried to prevent the theft of a friend’s phone, has become the twentieth teenager to be murdered in London this year.”

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The Times, 9th October 2007

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British police left paedophile free to kill schoolgirl – The Times

Posted October 1st, 2007 in child abuse, murder, news, police, sexual offences by sally

“Police were facing calls yesterday for a full inquiry after a suspected paedophile escaped to Australia and murdered an eight-year-old girl.”

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The Times, 1st October 2007

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DNA link in 1975 murders – The Guardian

Posted September 26th, 2007 in DNA, evidence, murder, news by sally

“Two high-profile murders of young women which took place more than 30 years ago have been linked by DNA evidence. Scotland Yard are hoping that the link could lead to the solving of the murders of a Playboy bunny and a schoolgirl.”

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The Guardian, 26th September 2007

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Charges possible in missing Genette Tate case – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 26th, 2007 in missing persons, murder, news by sally

“Charges could finally be brought in the case of Genette Tate, the newspaper girl who disappeared on her delivery round 29 years ago.”

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Daily Telegraph, 26th September 2007

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Barrymore will not face charges – BBC News

Posted September 10th, 2007 in murder, news, sexual offences by sally

“Entertainer Michael Barrymore will not face charges over the death of Stuart Lubbock at his former home in 2001.”

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BBC News, 10th September 2007

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Barrymore to answer police bail – BBC News

Posted September 10th, 2007 in bail, murder, news, sexual offences by sally

“Michael Barrymore is to answer bail later after he was quizzed by police over the death of a man found dead by a swimming pool at his former home.”

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BBC News, 9th September 2007

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“Essex boys” murder case may be reopened – The Guardian

Posted September 10th, 2007 in Criminal Cases Review Commission, murder, news by sally

“Lawyers for the two men convicted of the ‘Essex Boys’ murders in which three drug dealers were shot dead in a Range Rover in a country lane say they are hopeful the case will be reopened as a result of fresh evidence. The case is being re-examined by the Criminal Cases Review Commission and has been submitted to the European court of human rights.”

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The Guardian, 8th September 2007

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Wrestler jailed for choke murder – BBC News

Posted September 7th, 2007 in murder, news, sentencing by sally

“A self-styled wrestling expert has been jailed for life for choking a disabled man to death.”

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BBC News, 6th September 2007

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Fresh hope in Range Rover murders – BBC News

Posted September 7th, 2007 in Criminal Cases Review Commission, murder, news by sally

“The Criminal Cases Review Commission has agreed to look again at the conviction of a man jailed for a triple murder in Essex 12 years ago.”

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BBC News, 7th September 2007

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Three teenagers guilty of murder – BBC News

Posted August 28th, 2007 in murder, news, young offenders by sally

“Three teenagers have been convicted of murder and one of manslaughter over the death of 19-year-old Liam Smith who was shot outside Altcourse prison.”

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BBC News, 24th August 2007

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Secret papers disclose threat posed by killer – The Times

Posted August 22nd, 2007 in deportation, murder, news by sally

“The Home Secretary believes that Philip Lawrence’s killer poses a ‘continuing risk to the public’, according to papers that the courts tried to prevent being published.”

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The Times, 22nd August 2007

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Appeal against Lawrence killer deportation ruling ‘hopeless’ – The Times

Posted August 22nd, 2007 in deportation, murder, news by sally

“The solicitor for the killer of the headmaster Philip Lawrence claimed today the Government has no chance in its appeal against a ruling that his client should be allowed to stay in the UK.”

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The Times, 21st August 2007

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Appeal over teacher killer ruling – BBC News

Posted August 21st, 2007 in deportation, murder, news by sally

“The government will challenge “robustly” the decision to allow the man who knifed head teacher Philip Lawrence to death to stay in the UK.”

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BBC News, 21st August 2007

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Lawrence killer to remain in UK – BBC News

Posted August 20th, 2007 in deportation, murder, news by sally

“The man who knifed head teacher Philip Lawrence to death has been allowed to stay in the UK after winning an appeal against deportation.”

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BBC News, 20th August 2007

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Call for scrutiny of professionals in child deaths – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 20th, 2007 in children, murder, news, social services by sally

“Social Services chiefs are investigating the murders of vulnerable children even though blunders by their own staff may have contributed to the tragedies, writes Ben Leapman.”

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Daily Telegraph, 19th August 2007

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Police scrutiny over baby death – BBC News

Posted August 16th, 2007 in child abuse, domestic violence, murder, news, police by sally

“The way a police force handled a man who went on to murder his partner’s 13-month-old son is to be investigated.”

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BBC News, 15th August 2007

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Inquiry over serial killer death – BBC News

Posted August 10th, 2007 in mental health, murder, news by sally

“A serial killer who knifed four people to death within three days has been found dead at Broadmoor Hospital.”

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BBC News, 9th August 2007

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Geeling murder inquiry to report – BBC News

Posted August 8th, 2007 in murder, news, school children by sally

“A report into the murder of an 11-year-old boy by a fellow school pupil is due to be published.”

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BBC News, 8th August 2007

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