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Magician Probably Wishes He Could've Made His Child Porn Collection Vanish

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK

A magician is facing prison after he accidentally handed over his collection of child porn to police. Nigel Hardman, 46, agreed to give CCTV images...

Stuart Hall 'Raped Girls In BBC Dressing Room', Trial Hears

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 07.05.2014 | UK

Stuart Hall plied two young girls with drink and repeatedly raped them more than 35 years ago, including in his BBC studio dressing room in Manchester...

Stuart Hall Admits Indecent Assault As Trial Begins

PA | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK

Veteran broadcaster Stuart Hall has pleaded guilty to indecently assaulting a girl ahead of his trial for a series of serious sex assaults. On Tues...

MP 'Offered To Stand Down' If Nigel Evans' Accusers Felt She Pressured Them

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Politics

A Tory MP says she would have stood down if two men who made allegations against former deputy speaker Nigel Evans felt she had pressured them to go t...

Barman Guilty Of Horrific Murder Of Teen

PA | Posted 25.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A hotel barman has been found guilty of the "sexually motivated" murder of a 16-year-old girl who was stabbed to death and then set on fire in an alle...

Defendant Denies Brutally Murdering 16-Year-Old Girl

PA | Posted 26.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education

UPDATE: David Minto has been found guilty of the murder of Blackpool student Sasha Marsden A hotel barman has told a jury he dumped the dead body o...

Trail Begins For Stabbed Teen's Murder

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education

UPDATE: David Minto has been found guilty of the murder of Blackpool student Sasha Marsden A man will go on trial on Monday for the murder of a 16-...

Police Killer Cregan Will Die In Jail

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.06.2013 | UK

Cold-blooded killer Dale Cregan was told today he will die in prison for the murders of two unarmed policewomen and a father and son. Cregan, 30, d...

Cregan's Chilling 999 Call Revealed

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.06.2013 | UK

Cold-blooded killer Dale Cregan calmly invented a 'crime' to lure two police officers to their deaths, a chilling recording has revealed. The fugit...

Dale Cregan Cleared Of Attempted Murder

PA | Posted 13.06.2013 | UK

Police killer Dale Cregan was cleared at Preston Crown Court today of a final count of attempted murder involving a grenade attack on Sharon Hark. ...

Dale Cregan In Double Prison Van Collision On Journey To Court 'Not A Prison Break' Say Police

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 24.05.2013 | UK

A prison van carrying police murderer Dale Cregan has been involved in a collision on the way to court. The van carrying Cregan struck another pri...

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...

Dale Cregan Pleads Guilty To Police Murders

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.02.2013 | UK

One-eyed Dale Cregan has admitted the murders of Pc Fiona Bone and Pc Nicola Hughes in a dramatic change of plea at Preston Crown Court. He still ...

'I'll Be Waiting'

PA | Posted 12.02.2013 | UK

A one-eyed man switched his sights from an "old rival" to the police when he executed a "detailed plan" to lure officers to their deaths in a gun and ...

Woman Jailed for 'Disturbing Attack' On Epileptic With Hot Iron And Cigarette

PA | Posted 23.10.2012 | UK

A woman has been jailed for six and a half years for scarring an epilepsy sufferer with a hot iron in a "nasty example of bullying and humiliation". ...

Mother Jailed For Pretending Her Daughter Had Been Abducted

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.04.2012 | UK

A mother of four wailed as she was jailed for six months for falsely reporting her daughter had been abducted from her backyard. The bogus account ...

Juror Janet Chapman Jailed For Going On Holiday During Trial

PA | Posted 05.06.2012 | UK

A juror was jailed for 56 days today after going on holiday during the trial on which she was sitting. Janet Chapman, 52, of Blackpool, Lancashire,...

Ex-Manchester United Player Jailed For 15 Months For Handling Stolen Cars

PA | Posted 05.12.2011 | UK

An ex-Manchester United player has been jailed for 15 months for selling on parts from stolen high-performance cars. Police stumbled upon the illeg...