UK Murder

Ohio Killer To Be Executed By Controversial Drug Cocktail

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Today, Ohio killer Dennis McGuire is sentenced to die in prison, using a drug cocktail which has never before been used to kill inmates. Because of...

Teen On Trial For Murder Of Schoolboy

PA | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A teenager will stand trial on Monday accused of murdering a schoolboy at a party. Jay Whiston, 17, of Aster Close, Clacton, Essex, was stabbed at ...

Father 'Murdered Son With Axe Fearing He Was A Flesh-Eating Demon'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Police say a 51-year-old man has confessed to killing his teenage son with an axe – because he apparently believed him to be a flesh-eating demon. ...

Jayden Parkison Body Formally Identified After Didcot Grave Search

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

The body of a teenager found buried in a graveyard has been formally identified as 17-year-old Jayden Parkinson. Thames Valley Police said further tes...

The Woolwich Killers Must Not Be Allowed to Drive a Wedge Between Communities

Fiyaz Mughal | Posted 16.02.2014 | UK Politics
Fiyaz Mughal

As we move into 2014, we hope that both Far Right and Al-Qaeda influenced groups and individuals realise that we collectively as communities, will not allow them to drive a wedge between us as residents and neighbours. Collectively, we can also counter their belief that a clash of civilisations is inevitable. It is not and we alone can prove them wrong.

TV's Latest Weird Lord Lucan Theory: It's One Hell of a Stretch

Bill Coles | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Bill Coles

There are many obscure and bizarre theories floating around out there about what might have happened to Lord Lucan after he disappeared in 1974. That is why this incredible mystery has turned into such a fantastical myth. But even so... the weird ending of ITV's latest Lord Lucan two-parter - Lucan - was, well, one hell of a stretch.

Jayden Parkinson Detectives Focus Search On Oxfordshire Grave

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.12.2013 | UK

Police searching for missing teenager Jayden Parkinson are focusing their investigation on a grave next to a church. Thames Valley Police said the hun...

How the Lord Lucan Scandal Continues to Haunt His Family

Bill Coles | Posted 16.02.2014 | UK
Bill Coles

For better or worse, Lucan is a part of our culture. It's unfortunate, but there it is. How ever distasteful it may be for his family, Lord Lucan is now public property, and it would be facile to pretend otherwise. Though Lucan may be their father, we all now have a share in him.

'Examine Your Memory - And Your Consciences'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.12.2013 | UK

Detectives leading the murder inquiry into the disappearance of Jayden Parkinson have appealed to the consciences of several people they believe may h...

'Sherlock Holmes' Defence For Lee Rigby Murder Accused

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Michael Adebolajo, the man accused of killing Drummer Lee Rigby, is "the most law- abiding terrorist in the history of this country", who paid for his...

Jayden Parkinson: Man Charged With Murder

PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A man has been charged with the murder of 17-year-old Jayden Parkinson following her disappearance nearly two weeks ago, Thames Valley Police said. ...

Belfast Killings: Man, 33, Arrested Over Double Murder

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Detectives investigating a double murder in Belfast have arrested a man. The 33-year-old was detained shortly after police revealed the deceased - ...

Police Being Murder Probe After Woman, 61, Dies At Home

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A murder investigation has been launched after a woman was found strangled to death in her south-west London flat. Police said ambulance crews call...

Murder Arrest In Missing Teen Hunt

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 16.12.2013 | UK

Police investigating the disappearance of teenager Jayden Parkinson have arrested a man on suspicion of her murder. The 22-year-old man, from Readi...

Why It's Better for All Of Us if The Lord Lucan Mystery Is Never Solved

Bill Coles | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK
Bill Coles

It's very rare to hear this from a journalist, but there is one story out there, one huge monumental mystery, which I hope will never be resolved. I am talking about the greatest and most enduring mystery of the 20th Century: The Lord Lucan scandal.

Marine A-Style Killings Have Always Been a Feature of Britain's Dirty Wars - Ever Heard of Batang Kali?

Joe Glenton | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK Politics
Joe Glenton

Last week, a Royal Marine was given a life sentence for murder. Such killings are framed as exceptions which do not reflect the "values and standards" of military service. In truth, war crimes carried out by British soldiers are not unusual.

Marine A: Cold-blooded Murder Is Never Heroic

Steve Rose | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK Politics
Steve Rose

Sergeant Blackman's conviction was an accident of justice since his crime was only uncovered when civilian police discovered the infamous video on a serviceman's laptop. However, he will now serve life with a minimum parole tariff of 10 years.

Murdered Man 'Had Grave Dug For Him In Own Garden'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Zbigniew Michniewicz, a man believed to have been murdered in Greenford, west London, was going to be buried in his own back garden, police have said....

Man Admits Double Murder Of Woman And Her Baby Son

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 06.12.2013 | UK

A man has admitted to the double murder of a woman and her baby son at their home in the West Midlands. Wesley Williams, 28, appearing at Birmingha...

Lee Rigby Murder Suspect Blames 'Magic Tongue' Of Tony Blair

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

One of the two men accused of murdering solider Lee Rigby told police he blamed politicians like "David Cameron, the Miliband brothers, and whathisnam...

Chilling Comments Of Vigilante Who Murdered Disabled Man

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 28.11.2013 | UK

A killer who repeatedly stamped on the head of a disabled man, who he wrongly labelled a paedophile, committed an act of "murderous injustice", a judg...

And The Prize For Scariest Mugshot Goes To...

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 26.01.2014 | UK

With his forked tongue and facial tattoos which include the word "Satan", this is one memorable police mug shot. David Adam Pate is accused of mur...

81-Year-Old Pensioner Charged With Wife's Murder

PA | Posted 24.11.2013 | UK

An 80-year-old pensioner has been charged with the murder of his 81-year-old wife, police said. Peter Richard Beaver of Sherfield Avenue, Leigh Par...

Marine Murderer: Life Must Mean Life!

Kevin Godlington | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Kevin Godlington

This Marine did wrong, he knows it, and we all know it. He will take his punishment on the chin I am sure, but he has also served his country, and did so gallantly. If he is to be tried for murder keep human rights legislation out of it and apply some common sense.

The Royal Marine Murderer

Kevin Godlington | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Kevin Godlington

It may be open and shut in the legal sense, but is not open and shut in the moral and ethical sense. The test maybe the law, but the proving ground is the battlefield. Now before you start getting all excited into thinking I am about to justify murder, wait one second and consider if you will some social mitigation.