UK Crimes

Why Can't We Discuss 'Moral Responsibility' Of Rape Victims? Says Barrister

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 01.11.2013 | UK

The "moral responsibility" of rape victims should be a topic up for discussion, with the debate over sex offences dominated by a rhetoric of weak, vul...

How Many Were Jailed For Not Paying TV Licence Fines?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK

The BBC has come under fire after official figures showed that 107 people had been jailed in just over two years for failing to paying fines for not h...

It is Tough to Be a New Age Journalist

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 22.04.2013 | UK
Preetam Kaushik

In the global village the rules of conventional journalism have become redundant. The grammar of what passes for journalism has been completely re-written.

Driver Fakes CCTV Footage To Dodge Speeding Conviction

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.01.2013 | UK

A delivery driver who tried to dodge a speeding conviction by faking CCTV footage to support an alibi has walked free from court. Roger Moore, 44, ...

Savile Report 'Must Be A Turning Point For How We Deal With Sexual Violence'

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 11.01.2013 | UK

Jimmy Savile was free to abuse up to 214 victims over 54 years, some of them under 10 years old because - as CPS head Keir Starmer put it - of "shortc...

Hate Crimes Against Disabled People 'Up By A Third'

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 14.09.2012 | UK

Hate crimes against disabled people in England, Wales and Northern Ireland went up by 33% in 2011, figures have shown. More than 2,000 crimes took ...

Social Media Crimes Part One

Rupert Myers | Posted 05.11.2012 | UK Tech
Rupert Myers

Your personal life is not a series of Apple product launches. You do not need to speak in code, or subtle intimation. "Three sleeps to go" is not a meaningful contribution to my life. "Sleep" is not a unit of time, and even if it were, you still haven't told me anything.

Eight-Year-Old Boy Microwaves Cat

Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.08.2012 | UK

An eight-year-old boy has been accused of microwaving his neighbour's cat, leaving it with severe internal organ damage. The owner was upstairs whe...

Killer Tells Court He 'Felt Nothing' As He Shot Student

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.07.2012 | UK

A man who shot dead an Indian student then labelled himself "Psycho" in court has told a jury that he felt "nothing" when he realised he had killed so...

Men Charged With Murder After Body Found On Blackpool Beach

PA | Posted 18.06.2012 | UK

Two men have been charged with murder after a man's body was found on a beach. The corpse, that of a local man in his 40s who has not been named, w...

Stephen Lawrence Verdict: David Norris Lived In Shadow Of Crime

PA | Posted 03.01.2012 | UK

David Norris looked pale and gaunt as he repeatedly protested his innocence during the Old Bailey trial. At the time of his arrest for murder in Se...

Killers Who 'Mercilessly Chased' Schoolboy And Knifed Him Outside School Gates Jailed

PA | Posted 21.12.2011 | UK

Five teenagers were given long sentences of detention today for killing a 15-year-old boy who was stabbed to death as he arrived at school. Four of...

Magistrates Deny Riots 'Sentencing Frenzy'

PA | Posted 29.10.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Magistrates have rejected accusations from the leader of Britain's prison governors that there has been a "feeding frenzy" in sen...