UK Killing

Cecil the Lion - One Year On, Was His Death in Vain?

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 30.06.2017 | UK
Philip Mansbridge

Seeing as we invented trophy hunting, the British Government really should take a lead in stopping it. In the wake of the Cecil outcry, the Government has threatened to ban the importation of lion trophies into Britain, but only if there isn't significant improvement in trophy hunting practices. A review has been commissioned, but it is a two-year review. The simple fact is that lions like Cecil can't wait that long. They only have until the next crossbow or bullet from a wealthy trophy hunter penetrates their skin.

Saudi Minister Tells Britons To 'Respect' Country's Death Penalty In Tough C4 Interview

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK

Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister has urged Britons to "respect" his country's death penalty, as the brutal Saudi justice system strains relations betwe...

Does the Public Really Understand the 'Right to Die' Debate?

Simon Stevens | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK
Simon Stevens

With the prospect of Rob Marris MP's private members bill bringing the possibility of legislation to legalise 'Assisted Dying' back on the table, the question must be asked, does the general public really understand the implications of what this means for everyone involved?

Police Killings in Brazil: 'My Taxes Paid for the Bullet That Killed My Grandson'

Alexandre Ciconello | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK
Alexandre Ciconello

How much longer will it take for the Brazilian authorities to wake up to these horrors and take real action? The lives of thousands of people - many of them young black men - are at stake.

'Islam Is Peace' - But Islam Is Also Isis!

Inna Shevchenko | Posted 06.12.2014 | UK
Inna Shevchenko

At first it might sound evil, but when ISIS started their terrible massacres I felt hope. I was hoping that this time we would not mess it up and would finally stop ignoring this abnormal violence, that we would get enough bravery to fight the real problem, which is not today's murderers, like ISIS, but the ideology that will keep bringing us new killers tomorrow.

Inside The Home Where Oscar Pistorius Shot Reeva Steenkamp

Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK

The man who bought Oscar Pistorius' former home where he shot Reeva Steenkamp says he thinks the infamous property was a "good deal". Louwtjie Louw...

Man In Custody Over Model Death

PA | Posted 03.08.2013 | UK

A man charged with the murder of a model who was stabbed to death was remanded in custody today. David Gikawa, 38, appeared at Thames Magistrates C...

The Killing Field of Quetta

Ali Gokal | Posted 11.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Ali Gokal

In Quetta, western Pakistan, it matters a great deal what your beliefs are. In fact, it is no exaggeration to say it is a matter of life and death. For to be a Shia Muslim in this arid region, you are living in a perpetual state of peril.

'I’ve Lost Two Children’: Gemma McCluskie’s Father Disowns Son Who Murdered His Daughter

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 04.03.2013 | UK

The father of late EastEnders actress Gemma McCluskie has disowned his son who murdered her, declaring: "I've lost two children." Anthony McCluskie...

EastEnders Actress 'Subjected To Savage Beatings & Mental Torture' Before Being Murdered By Her Brother

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 31.01.2013 | UK

A drug addict who murdered his EastEnders actress sister, had subjected her to two decades of savage beatings and mental torture, it is claimed. O...

Tony McCluskie's Father: 'I Won't Desert My Killer Son'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.01.2013 | UK

The brother of former EastEnders actress Gemma McCluskie has been jailed for life for her murder. Tony McCluskie, 36, showed no emotion as he was t...

Brother Guilty Of Murdering And Dismembering EastEnders Actress

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.01.2013 | UK

Tony McCluskie has been jailed for life with a minimum term of 20 years after being found guilty of murdering his sister, former EastEnders actress Ge...

Do We Really Need to Know What Harry Did in Afghanistan?

Alex Ford | Posted 23.03.2013 | UK Politics
Alex Ford

Soldiers are required to do just one thing. Kill the enemy. It's their job. Everyone knows it's their job. It's obvious it's what they do. But when you are a member of the Royal Family... should you actually say that you have?

'Killer Hacked Her Into Six Pieces With Meat Cleaver'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.01.2013 | UK

The father of former EastEnders actress Gemma McCluskie walked out of court on Thursday as details were given about how her body was hacked into six p...

Gemma McCluskie's Friend 'Felt Sorry For Brother'

PA | Posted 16.01.2013 | UK

A friend of former EastEnders actress Gemma McCluskie told a jury today how she comforted Ms McCluskie's brother, unaware he had dismembered her body ...

Mother Given Life Sentence After Killing Son For Failing To Learn Koran

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.01.2013 | UK

A woman who beat her son to death for failing to learn parts of the Koran has been jailed for life, with an order to serve a minimum of 17 years. S...

Men Accused Of Oil Executive's Murder Remanded In Custody

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.08.2012 | UK

Two men have been remanded in custody at the Old Bailey accused of killing wealthy oil executive Carole Waugh. Rakesh Bhayani, 40, and Nicholas Kut...

Family Pay Tribute To Mark Short

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.05.2012 | UK

The family of a father shot dead in a pub in Manchester have paid tribute to a "young man with a big heart". Relatives of 23-year-old Mark Short, w...

Couple Accused Of Killing Baby Suffering From 'Severe Rickets' Demand Inquiry

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.04.2012 | UK

A young couple cleared of murdering their baby son, when he actually had severe rickets have called for an inquiry into two hospitals responsible for ...

John Doyle 'Killed Partner Sian Rees After Cancer Op'

PA | Posted 26.03.2012 | UK

A breast cancer sufferer was strangled to death by her partner just hours after she had undergone surgery to treat her condition, a court heard today....

The Crossbow Cannibal and the Crime That Shook Britain

Richard Chidwick | Posted 05.05.2012 | UK Entertainment
Richard Chidwick

I am not normally interested in writing about brutal and sadistic crimes, but one specific case, the case of the Crossbow Cannibal in 2010 has persuaded me to delve deeper into the case in order to discover what provoked Stephen Griffiths, to murder and dismember the bodies of three women.

Assassination of Iranian Scientist and US Role

Firouz Mahvi | Posted 16.04.2012 | UK
Firouz Mahvi

The mysterious assassination of an Iranian nuclear scientist on 12 January, raised questions on who was responsible for a series of similar killings. ...

Birmingham Couple's Murder 'Not Motivated By Son's Police Job Or Gold Theft'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.01.2012 | UK

The motive for the murders of Avtar Kolar, 62, and his wife Carole, 58, was nothing to do with their policeman son's job, police work with gangs, or t...

Chatherine Wynter Killing: Arrested Teenage Suspect To Face Further Questioning

PA | Posted 29.12.2011 | UK

A man arrested on suspicion of murdering a teenage babysitter who was stabbed to death as she looked after her young niece and nephew on Boxing Day wi...

Mandatory Life Sentences Are 'Unjust And Outdated'

PA | Posted 06.12.2011 | UK

Mandatory life sentences for murder in England and Wales are both unjust and outdated, legal experts have said. The Homicide Review Advisory Group,...