UK Murder

Death In Hyde Park Sparks Murder Investigation

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 13.08.2016 | UK

Police are treating the death of a man close to a tourist hotspot in central London as murder. Officers were called to Hyde Park at around 5.50am o...

Ellie Butler's Sibling Described Life In 'Bad House' With Father Who Murdered Her

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 30.07.2016 | UK

The younger sibling of murdered six-year-old Ellie Butler told of life in “my ... bad house”, a judge has said. The sibling told of having their...

Widow, 81, ‘Set On Fire’ In Grounds Of £2m Marlow Home

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 07.07.2016 | UK

A murder investigation is underway after the body of a pensioner was found in the grounds of her £2 million home. The 81-year-old, named by neighbour...

After the Funeral, When Everyone has Gone Home

Maggy Whitehouse | Posted 28.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Maggy Whitehouse

If you want to help Brendan Cox, or any bereaved friend, remember that the pain goes on for them. And on, and on, and on. You can help. Just be there. Take them out, let them cry, realise that they are a newborn trying to find out who they are going to become now that the world has ended. They will remember your kindness (or your stupidity) forever.

'Evil' Dad Guilty Of Murdering 6-Year-Old Daughter And Plotting To Cover It Up

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK

“Evil” father Ben Butler has been jailed for at least 23 years for killing his six-year-old daughter in a fit of rage - 11 months after winning he...

Jo Cox's Murder Is a Call to Action for Us All

Louise Wilson | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK Politics
Louise Wilson

The attack is also a symptom of the aggressive politics we have basically come to accept in the 21st Century. Many elected representatives receive abuse, often daily. Campaigners, advocates, even Twitter users are frequently subject to both verbal and physical abuse. This has become normalised - and it shouldn't have. We are all to blame for that. We must address this.

Two Guilty Over Murder Of Woman Shot In Face With Sawn-Off Shotgun

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 28.05.2016 | UK

Two "ruthless, calculated and violent" men have been found guilty of murdering a 26-year-old woman who was shot in the face at "point-blank range" wit...

Man Charged With Murder Of Nurse Stabbed To Death In Mental Health Hospital

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 15.05.2016 | UK

A 40-year-old man has been charged with the murder of a nurse who was stabbed to death in a mental health hospital. Jimmy Jedson, of Brighton Road, So...

Anti-Mothers, Uber-Mothers, Passive Mothers and the Making of Murderers

Dr Elizabeth Yardley | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK Entertainment
Dr Elizabeth Yardley

Through examining 10 cases in Murderers and their Mothers, I have begun to unpick the complex fabric of the killer by pulling at the "mother" thread. Why such an emphasis on mothers? What about the fathers? Isn't this sexist? These are questions that I have encountered a lot over the past few months.

Men's Bodies Found In Hull Back Garden Were 'Wrapped In A Duvet'

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 24.04.2016 | UK

Detectives investigating the deaths of two middle-aged men whose bodies were found in a back garden have launched a murder inquiry. Humberside Police ...

Schoolboy Who Idolised Yorkshire Ripper Found Guilty Of Frenzied Stranger Killings

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK

Warning: story contains graphic content A teenage boy who was obsessed with killers including the Yorkshire Ripper has been found guilty of mu...

Husband Who Decapitated Wife & Flushed Her Head Down The Toilet Jailed for Life

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK

A jealous husband has been jailed for life with a minimum of 21 years after being found guilty at the Old Bailey of beheading his wife and flushing he...

Steve Brookstein Tweets Teens Charged With Double Murder Must Be ‘Fans Of X Factor’

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK

Steve Brookstein has bizarrely remarked that two 14-year-olds charged with the murder of a mother and her teenage daughter must be “fans of X-Factor...

Mother Accused Of Murdering Her Newborn Baby

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 10.04.2016 | UK

A mother has been charged with murdering her newborn baby at a house in West Sussex. The 29-year-old woman was arrested after an ambulance was called ...

Man Charged With Murdering Policeman Gordon Semple After Decomposed Remains Found

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 10.04.2016 | UK

A 49-year-old man has been charged with murder after the decomposed remains of Pc Gordon Semple were found in a flat. The body of Pc Semple, 59, was f...

Life Goes On...

Nadine Marshall | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK Parents
Nadine Marshall

Conner was put on life support machine in intensive care: We knew the situation was very serious and grave. However, despite the horrendous circumstances we were in, Richard and I, and both our children, drew a lot of comfort from the way the hospital managed everything.

Wife ‘Murdered Husband And Fed His Flesh To Their Dog’

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of murdering her husband and feeding strips of his flesh to their pet dog. Svetlana Batukova is accused of stab...

Man Charged With Killing His Son 'Because He Was Gay'

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 02.04.2016 | UK

Prosecutors have charged a man who shot and killed his son with premeditated murder, alleging that he committed the crime because his son was gay. She...

A Voice For Victims

David Swindle | Posted 25.03.2016 | UK
David Swindle

As a former senior police officer, high profile murder detective, head of public protection and creator of Operation Anagram (set up to trace victims of serial killer Peter Tobin), I have always been compassionate about looking at crimes from a victim focused perspective.

When the Law Takes the Wrong Tur

Jan Cunliffe | Posted 02.03.2016 | UK
Jan Cunliffe

Way back in 1984 when I was a little girl with no idea what my future held, the law took a wrong turn. A turn I was oblivious to, but one that would one day engulf my entire life for over eight and a half years.

Schoolfriends Weep Paying Tribute To 'Likable' 17-Year-Old Murdered In Bristol

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 28.02.2016 | UK

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murdering a popular teenager who was stabbed to death. The 17-year-old, named locally as Shamus Mcnama, ...

Milly Dowler's Family Describe Harrowing Details Of Her Final Hours

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 10.02.2016 | UK

The family of murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler have spoken out over their "torment and pain" after her killer Levi Bellfield finally gave harrowing de...

Boy, 11, Guilty Of Shooting Dead Girl, 8, In Row Over Puppies

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 06.02.2016 | UK

An 11-year-old American boy has been found guilty of shooting dead an eight-year-old girl in a row over puppies. The juvenile who has been named by...

Please Don't Ask Me to Text When I Get Home

Mia Doring | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Mia Doring

My friend's signature goodbye greeting when I'm getting into a taxi after a night out is "text me when you get home". She always says this. I rarely ever do remember to text her, but when I do, it's just to keep her happy. She has never been bothered when I don't text, which is worrying in its own way I suppose.

'Thoroughly Decent' Businesswoman Stabbed To Death In Her Hallway

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK

A "thoroughly decent" businesswoman was murdered in a "ferocious" knife attack at her home in Lancashire, police said today. Mother-of-three Sadie ...