UK Murder

Will The Real Gu Kailai Please Stand Up?

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 21.08.2012 | UK

Gu Kailai, the woman convicted of the murder of Neil Heywood, hired a body double to appear in court and serve her suspended death sentence, according...

A Moors Murderer, a Mother and Grief Unabated

Brendan Pittaway | Posted 20.10.2012 | UK
Brendan Pittaway

The tragic news of the death of Winifred Johnson, the mother of Keith Bennett, brings closure to a life of peculiar torment but not an end to one of the most notorious episodes in British criminal history.

Far Right Violence: More Needs to be Done

Matthew Goodwin | Posted 20.10.2012 | UK Politics
Matthew Goodwin

If the past year has taught us anything, it is that we need to do more to understand and counter far right violence.

'Middleman' Accused Of Helping British Newlywed Kill Bride Denies Receiving Payment

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.08.2012 | UK

A man accused of helping British newlywed Shrien Dewani orchestrate the murder of his bride on their honeymoon in Cape Town claimed he did not receive...

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...

Ten Arrests Over Murder Of Man Found Close To V Festival Site

PA | Posted 20.08.2012 | UK

Ten men are being questioned on suspicion of murder after a 39-year-old man was found dead near the site of the V Festival. Detectives believe a pr...

Man Denies Being Hired By British Newlywed Shrien Dewani To Murder Wife

PA | Posted 15.08.2012 | UK

A man accused of being hired by British newlywed Shrien Dewani to kill his bride on their honeymoon in Cape Town has denied the charge and is going in...

'Artful Dodger Of South Africa' Sought Over Dead Man

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.08.2012 | UK

A man known as the 'Artful Dodger of South Africa' is wanted by the police in connection with a man who lay dead in his Brighton flat for at least two...

Murder Accused Haunted By 'Voices In His Head'

PA | Posted 14.08.2012 | UK

A man who killed six people, including his wife and two young children, in a knife attack which took place a year to this day is haunted by voices in ...

CCTV Footage Of Gun And Grenade Killers Released

PA | Posted 18.09.2012 | UK

Police investigating the murder of a man who was killed in a gun and grenade attack have released CCTV footage of two men who can be seen hurling an e...

Stuart Hazell To Appear Via Video Link In Court

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.08.2012 | UK

Stuart Hazell, the man accused of murdering schoolgirl Tia Sharp will appear in court on Monday. A body believed to be the remains of the 12-year-o...

Murderbelia: Reggie Kray And Charles Manson's Letters Go Under The Hammer

PA | Posted 06.08.2012 | Home

Prison letters written by London gangster Reggie Kray and US death-cult leader Charles Manson are to go under the hammer in Glasgow. The "murderbel...

Miami Man Convicted Of Murdering Briton Paul Winter

PA | Posted 04.08.2012 | UK

A man has been convicted of shooting his ex-wife's British husband in front of her children. Jurors in the US were told by Cristobal Palacio's 10-y...

Shafilea's Sister 'Praised For Bravery'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 03.08.2012 | UK

The bravery of Shafilea Ahmed's younger sister, who witnessed the teenager's brutal murder at the hands of her parents, has been praised by lawyers. ...

Man Who Left Pensioner Dying In Alleyway Jailed For 28 Years

Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 03.08.2012 | UK

A homeless drug addict has been sentenced to a minimum of 28 years for the murder of pensioner Nellie Geraghty, 79, after he mugged her and left her l...

Police Finally Solve 1984 Murder Of 9-Year-Old

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.08.2012 | UK

Detectives investigating the 1984 killing of nine-year-old Christopher Laverack have identified his killer, it was announced on Wednesday. Humbersi...

Police Guard Of Honour For Killed Officer's Funeral

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.07.2012 | UK

A guard of honour was formed at the funeral on Tuesday of a police officer who was shot dead as he tried to stop a gunman. Pc Ian Dibell, 41, was k...

Dewani 'Needs Rest' To Recover Before Extradition

PA | Posted 31.07.2012 | UK

A businessman wanted in South Africa for the honeymoon murder of his wife needs 12 months to recover from depression and post-traumatic stress disorde...

Shot, Beheaded and Burnt: Manchester Brothers Given Life For Gruesome Murder

PA | Posted 30.07.2012 | UK

Two brothers have been jailed for life for the murder of a man whose decapitated body was set alight in a town centre. John Grainger, 33 was severe...

Teen Murdered Outside Smethwick Club

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.07.2012 | UK

A 16-year-old boy has died after being found stabbed. Police found the teenager after being called to reports of a disturbance at the Smethwick Hom...

Police Name 'Gang Murder' Victim

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.07.2012 | UK

A man shot dead in a suspected gang-related murder has been named by police. Reece James Menzies, 21, was killed in a "pre-planned" attack in Bourn...

Teen Jailed For Stabbing Babysitting Girlfriend

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.07.2012 | UK

A teenager who stabbed his girlfriend to death on Boxing Day as she babysat two young children was jailed for life with a minimum 25-year term today, ...

'I Did Not Kill Shafilea', Insists Mother In Court

Press Association | Posted 19.07.2012 | UK

A mother accused of murdering her daughter because she brought shame on the family has denied killing the teenager. Farzana Ahmed, 49, and her husb...

Student's Body Found In 'Blood-Spattered' Flat

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.07.2012 | UK

A 29-year-old man is being questioned by police after a Spanish student's corpse was found in his blood-spattered flat in Bournemouth. The man was ...

Killings At 30-Year Low

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.07.2012 | UK

The number of homicides recorded by police has fallen to its lowest level in almost 30 years, according to figures released on Thursday. A total of...