UK Trial

A System Which Causes Undue Harm to Victims of Rape

Alex Feis-Bryce | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK
Alex Feis-Bryce

If Blackstone's Formulation is based on the principle that the state should not cause undue or mistaken harm then we need to seriously consider the harm to victims of rape and sexual assault who are subjected to an horrendous ordeal and then tragically failed by a system which allows them to be discredited and humiliated in the name of justice and all too often their courage in coming forward turns out to be in vain.

Man Charged With Rape Uses 'Good Looks' As Defence

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK

A man charged with raping a woman in Atlanta has said that his good looks partly explain why it was a consensual act. Last September, Darrious Mat...

Importance of Trial by Jury

Jonathan Grimes | Posted 16.05.2014 | UK
Jonathan Grimes

It was not the first time, and will not be the last time, that this proposal - or a variation of it - has been or will be proposed. Juries are hard to manage, unpredictable, and disrupt the trial process. So is Lord Thomas right to suggest their role should be diminished further?

Ex-Girlfriend Recalls: 'He Cheated On Me With Reeva'

Cassandra Ward | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK
Cassandra Ward

An ex-girlfriend has given a damning testimony concerning the character of Oscar Pistorius during his murder trial today. Samantha Taylor who dated the star in 2010, testified in court that she had witnessed the blade runner fire his gun through the open sunroof of his car after becoming "irritated" when they were stopped by police.

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 ...

Protest as Student 'Chalker' Pleads Not Guilty

James Burley | Posted 05.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education
James Burley

A student supporting outsourced cleaners at the University of London yesterday pleaded not guilty to one count of criminal damage and two of assaulting a police officer, as protesters gathered outside the court to demonstrate.

Why the Kremlin Jailed Navalny and Let Him Go (And Why It Won't Be for Long)

Patrick Reevell | Posted 18.09.2013 | UK Politics
Patrick Reevell

To everyone's surprise Alexei Navalny was released this afternoon, pending the results of his appeal. First interpretations are that the Russian gover...

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-...

'It Will Reopen Our Wounds' Daughters Of Tenerife Beheading Victim To Attend Suspect's Trial

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.02.2013 | UK

The daughters of a woman who was beheaded in Tenerife say they want to come "face to face" with the man accused of their murder. Jennifer Mills-Wes...

Pussy Riot Appeal to Madonna for Help

Patrick Reevell | Posted 18.09.2012 | UK Entertainment
Patrick Reevell

The song which got Russian punks, Pussy Riot arrested was entitled Mother of God drive Putin out! - in a strange way, their prayer may be about to be answered.

Michaela McAreavey Photographs 'A New Low', Her Family Said

PA | Posted 15.07.2012 | UK

The publication of crime scene photographs of murdered honeymooner Michaela McAreavey's body by a Mauritian newspaper marks a new low, her family said...

Poisoned Baby Was 'Thriving' Before Death, Court Hears

PA | Posted 25.06.2012 | UK

A baby poisoned with an adult painkiller might have been given the potentially fatal dose minutes before seeing a health visitor, a court has heard. ...

Gemma McCluskie Murder Trial To Begin Later This Year

PA | Posted 18.06.2012 | UK

The brother of a former EastEnders actress will stand trial later this year, accused of her murder. Tony McCluskie, 35, appeared at the Old Bailey ...

Man On Missing Woman Murder Charge

PA | Posted 15.06.2012 | UK

A man has been charged with the murder of a 63-year-old woman who was reported missing from her home in January. West Mercia Police said the suspec...

Michaela McAreavey Trial: Tension Mounts Over CCTV Footage

PA | Posted 15.06.2012 | UK

The speculation had created a near frenzy. Crowds gathered early outside the Supreme Court in Mauritius intent on seeing for themselves what the mu...

Did Police Miss The Chance To Stop Child Abuse?

PA | Posted 16.05.2012 | UK

Alleged mistakes by police that allowed children to be systematically abused are "unacceptable", the Association of Chief Police Officers' lead on chi...

Boy To Appear In Court Over Conker Killing

PA | Posted 16.04.2012 | UK

A 15-year-old boy will go on trial at the Old Bailey on Monday accused of killing a student who complained about youngsters throwing conkers at him. ...

Ali Dizaei Trial: Timeline

PA | Posted 13.02.2012 | UK

Ali Dizaei's corruption retrial was the latest chapter in a 26 year police career fraught with drama. 1986 Dizaei joins Thames Valley Police. ...

Young Mother Shot, Bound And Buried Alive By 'Bored' Lover

PA | Posted 05.12.2011 | UK

A young mother was shot with an electric stun gun, bound and gagged, and then buried alive in a cardboard box after her partner got "bored" with her, ...

Police Investigating Stephen Lawrence Murder Could Have Contaminated Forensic Evidence, Court Hears

PA | Posted 22.11.2011 | UK

Police officers who visited Stephen Lawrence's home searched the homes of the men suspected of his murder days later creating a risk of forensic conta...

Olympic Runner Liz McColgan Cleared Of Assaulting Husband

PA | Posted 21.11.2011 | UK

Former Olympic runner Liz McColgan has been found not guilty of assaulting her estranged husband at their family home. The 47-year-old said she was...

Pathologist Due To Give Evidence At Jo Yeates Murder Trial

PA | Posted 13.12.2011 | UK

The pathologist who recorded 43 injuries on Joanna Yeates's body is to give evidence at her murder trial. Dr Russell Delaney is said to have found ...

Court Told Of Michael Jackson's 'Dependency' On Propofol

PA | Posted 07.12.2011 | UK Entertainment

In his own words, Dr Conrad Murray described how he spent months trying to shepherd Michael Jackson through a raging case of insomnia, giving him nigh...

Media Madness: The Race Is On

Katie Cornish | Posted 05.12.2011 | UK
Katie Cornish

Newspapers have a huge impact on the public; they have always been a primary source of information and now in this 21st century generation the news ha...

Jackson Was 'Fully Engaged And Energetic', Jury Hears At Trial

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 28.11.2011 | UK

Michael Jackson was "fully engaged and energetic" at rehearsals days before his death, said promoter Paul Gongaware on the second day of the manslaugh...