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Daughter pleaded with mum not to tattoo her - but she did

07 April 2024
Daughter pleaded with mum not to tattoo her - but she did

A mum told her underage daughter to “shut-up” when she said she did not want to be tattooed.

Burglar on the run after leaping from dock and fleeing court

05 April 2024
Burglar on the run after leaping from dock and fleeing court

Police have launched a manhunt for a burglar who distracted a dock officer before bolting for the courtroom door and escaping.

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Dad cleared of murdering rapist

04 April 2024
Dad cleared of murdering rapist

A dad who beat a child rapist to death has been cleared of murder after admitting manslaughter.

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Woman ‘helped teens launch machete attack in alleyway’

03 April 2024
Woman ‘helped teens launch machete attack in alleyway’

A woman helped two machete-wielding teenagers launch an alleyway attack which left a homeless man with life-threatening injuries, a court has heard.

Drug supply boss jailed for 11 years

03 April 2024
Drug supply boss jailed for 11 years

A fuel company boss who played a "leading role" in directing and organising the sale of a commercial quantity of cocaine has been jailed.

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Dad admits killing child rapist but denies murder

25 March 2024
Dad admits killing child rapist but denies murder

A dad-of-two on trial for murdering a child rapist has today pleaded guilty to manslaughter.

Mum-of-four jailed after grandad killed in ‘horrific’ hit-and-run

21 March 2024
Mum-of-four jailed after grandad killed in ‘horrific’ hit-and-run

A mum-of-four who caused the death of a pensioner by dangerous driving after hitting him and “just driving off” has been jailed.

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Mum had threesome with killer and victim

21 March 2024
Mum had threesome with killer and victim

A mum accused of trying to cover up a fatal shooting has revealed details of her relationship with both the killer and victim.

Man on trial for murder of child rapist says ‘blanket of rage’ descended

19 March 2024
Man on trial for murder of child rapist says ‘blanket of rage’ descended

A dad-of-two on trial for murdering a child rapist said he "exploded" when the paedophile bragged about his past.

Murder trial hears rapist had committed other crimes

19 March 2024
Murder trial hears rapist had committed other crimes

A murder trial has heard the victim had been convicted of indecent assault of an child in 1984.

Alleged murder victim stabbed twice with large kitchen knife

19 March 2024
Alleged murder victim stabbed twice with large kitchen knife

The victim of an alleged murder was stabbed twice with a large kitchen knife, it has been revealed.

Dad helped rob sex workers in terrifying armed raid at brothel

19 March 2024
Dad helped rob sex workers in terrifying armed raid at brothel

A property letting agent was said to be acting as “hired muscle” when two sex workers were robbed of “every last penny” at a brothel.

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Woman denies causing death of Harley Davidson biker in three-vehicle crash

18 March 2024
Woman denies causing death of Harley Davidson biker in three-vehicle crash

A 53-year-old woman has pleaded not guilty to a charge of causing death by dangerous driving after a “true gentleman” biker died in the crash.

Benefit cheat carried on claiming thousands – despite ‘surprise’ £400k inheritance

18 March 2024
Benefit cheat carried on claiming thousands – despite ‘surprise’ £400k inheritance

A mum of three continued claiming her usual benefits despite receiving a "surprise" inheritance of almost £400,000, a court heard.

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Nursery staff saw young boy act out brutal attack on mum on himself

17 March 2024
Nursery staff saw young boy act out brutal attack on mum on himself

A little boy who witnessed his pregnant mum being beaten by her ex-boyfriend re-enacted the attack on himself at nursery school just days later.

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Restaurant worker stabbed near railway station finally leaves hospital

15 March 2024
Restaurant worker stabbed near railway station finally leaves hospital

A popular restaurant worker stabbed near a railway station has finally left hospital but has still not been able to tell police what happened.

‘Publicity is part of the punishment – don’t do the crime if you can’t take the shame’

15 March 2024
‘Publicity is part of the punishment – don’t do the crime if you can’t take the shame’

Some criminals take issue with the details of their offending being made public, but our court reporter argues publicity is part of the punishment.

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Pair fled house after rapist beaten to death

15 March 2024
Pair fled house after rapist beaten to death

A woman who witnessed the fatal beating of a child rapist has told a court how she panicked and fled with the alleged killer.

Speeding biker who fractured victim’s thigh while evading police is spared jail

14 March 2024
Speeding biker who fractured victim’s thigh while evading police is spared jail

A 23-year-old delivery driver who fractured a woman’s thigh bone when he crashed into her while trying to avoid police has avoided prison time.

Homeless man sleeping in tent slashed in knife attack

14 March 2024
Homeless man sleeping in tent slashed in knife attack

Two thugs left a homeless man fearing he would die as he was kicked, punched and slashed with a knife while laying in his makeshift home.

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