UK Murder

Bangladesh Factory Collapse Death Toll Reaches 610

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.05.2013 | UK

The death toll in the Bangladesh garment factory collapse has reached 610, reports Reuters. The number is expected to rise as rescuers continue to ...

April Jones Accused Cries As He Hears 999 Call

Posted 30.04.2013 | UK

The man accused of murdering schoolgirl April Jones wept when he heard a desperate 999 call made by her mother. Mark Bridger wiped tears from his e...

Man Accused Of Murdering April Jones To Go On Trial Today

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.04.2013 | UK

The man accused of murdering five-year-old April Jones will go on trial on Monday, and the jury will be sworn in. Former lifeguard Mark Bridger, 47...

Police In Fresh Appeal For Stephen Lawrence Killers

PA | Posted 29.04.2013 | UK

Police remain committed to pursuing all viable lines of inquiry on the Stephen Lawrence case, officers said on Monday. The investigation will be fe...

Stephen Lawrence Murderer Makes Fresh Appeal Against Conviction

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.04.2013 | UK

One of the two men jailed for the racist murder of black teenager Stephen Lawrence will have a fresh bid to appeal against his conviction heard by jud...

Westminster Worse For Violent Crime Than Birmingham

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 24.04.2013 | UK

It is home to Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament and a recently sold £250m property - but Westminster has more violent crime than the UK's s...

Police Call Off Search For Missing April Jones

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 30.05.2013 | UK

Police have called off their search for five-year-old April Jones, who went missing last October and is believed to have been murdered. April was l...

Stephen Lawrence's Murder 'Sparked Monumental Change'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.04.2013 | UK

The murder of Stephen Lawrence sparked "monumental change" in British society, Prime Minister David Cameron said ahead of a memorial service today to ...

Capital Punishment - It's Not the Answer in a Civilised Society

Rob Atkinson | Posted 20.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rob Atkinson

Capital punishment is no easy answer. It is a barbaric, horrific and out-dated relic, tainted by the nightmare grisly ceremony of the whole process, something incongruous to a modern society and rightly consigned to the dustbin of history. It must never return.

Man Charged With Murder Of Family Members

PA | Posted 20.04.2013 | UK

A man has been charged with the murders of his partner and young son. Paul Chadwick, 34, is accused of killing Lisa Clay, 40, and six-year-old Jose...

Grayling Challenges Court Gag On Naming 'Horrific' Triple Murderer

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.04.2013 | UK

Justice Secretary Chris Grayling and media organisations are asking judges to overturn an order granting anonymity to a killer who committed "exceptio...

Police Search Remote Farmland For Body Of Missing TV Extra

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.04.2013 | UK

Police are searching remote farmland for the body of Janet Brown, a TV extra who went missing eight years ago before she could claim her parents' £1m...

Five Arrested On Suspicion Of Murder After Body Found Near Car

PA | Posted 15.04.2013 | UK

Two women and three men have been arrested on suspicion of murder following the discovery of a man's body near a car. Police were alerted after the...

Bodies Of Mother And Teenage Son Found In House In Lancashire

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.04.2013 | UK

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering his partner and son. Police said the 34-year-old man was known to the six-year-old boy and his mo...

Teaching Kids to Kill Themselves and Also Their Best Friend: This Sick Madness Must Be Stopped

Melanie Kendry | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK Comedy
Melanie Kendry

In love? No one else approves? Clearly, suicide is the solution - but not until you've taken out your wife's cousin then her other cousin - who is also, somehow, her fiancé. No, it's not something the Mormons dreamed up, it's what kids are learning in a school near you, in shameless Shakespeare's rogue tragedy Romeo and Juliet.

What Next For Amanda Knox And Raffaele Sollecito?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 26.03.2013 | UK

Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito will face a retrial for murder, they were told on Tuesday. The pair faces a lengthy legal proce...

Horror Film Fanatic Jailed For Life After Torturing Friend To Death

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.03.2013 | UK

A horror film fanatic who killed his friend in a scene which mirrored one of his favourite movies has been jailed for life. Gary George, 41, will s...

Murder Suspect Back Behind Bars

PA | Posted 16.03.2013 | UK

A murder suspect who escaped from a prison van more than a year ago was flown back to the UK on Saturday after being arrested in Northern Cyprus. J...

Police Launch Murder Hunt In Search For Missing Grandmother

PA | Posted 12.03.2013 | UK

Police searching for a grandmother they believe has been murdered have distributed posters across her hometown appealing for sightings of her. Pame...

Police Seek Two Over Murder Of Songwriter

PA | Posted 10.03.2013 | UK

Police have identified two men they say should hand themselves into the nearest police station immediately as it is "vitally important" they are spoke...

Why "Execution-Style Killings" Are Anything But

Rob Atkinson | Posted 09.05.2013 | UK
Rob Atkinson

"Execution-style Killing". It's one of those chilling news-story phrases that are fairly frequently-used, lazily, thoughtlessly and as a knee-jerk re...

Stuart Hazell Denies Killing Tia Sharp

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.03.2013 | UK

Stuart Hazell has denied killing 12-year-old Tia Sharp, his partner's granddaughter. Hazell, 37, appeared in Court One at the Old Bailey via videol...

Trio Deny Murdering Child Rapist

PA | Posted 05.03.2013 | UK

Three men beat a convicted child rapist to death and then one of the alleged attackers boasted "there's one more paedo off the street", a court has he...

Wanted Killer Put Grenade In Man's Mouth

PA | Posted 05.03.2013 | UK

Dale Cregan put a hand grenade in the mouth of a man he held captive while on the run from police, a court heard. Jermaine Ward, 24, claims one-eye...

Killer Jailed For Random Murder Of Grandmother

PA | Posted 04.03.2013 | UK

An "exceptionally dangerous" woman who attacked two strangers with a knife has been jailed for at least 37 years. Nicola Edgington, 32, killed gran...