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Edward Colston ‘sentenced to death’ as statue thrown in harbour, court told
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Edward Colston ‘sentenced to death’ as statue thrown in harbour, court told

A protester who helped roll the statue of Edward Colston to Bristol Harbour and throw it in the water has said he was staging a symbolic “sentencing” of the slave trader. The memorial to the 17th century merchant was toppled during a Black Lives Matter march in June 2020, before being dragged and rolled 500m and dumped in the harbour. It...

Man who raped woman after holding her prisoner for four days is jailed for 22 years
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Man who raped woman after holding her prisoner for four days is jailed for 22 years

Aman who raped a woman after imprisoning her for four days has been jailed for 22 years. Abdul Awil, 29, from Fulham, was sentenced at Harrow Crown Court on Friday for GBH with intent, false imprisonment and two counts of rape. He was also issued with a Restraining Order for life. Police were called by the London Ambulance Service to an address...

Alpha Road: Man, 18, stabbed in Deptford after large party
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Alpha Road: Man, 18, stabbed in Deptford after large party

Officers were called to Alpha Road at around 11.50pm on November 27, attending alongside ambulance services, where they found the victim. He was taken to hospital for treatment, where he remains in a non-life-threatening condition. Detectives believe that the man had been at a party in the area prior before being attacked. This party was...

Grooming gang victims must not have futures ruined by convictions resulting from abuse, watchdog says
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Grooming gang victims must not have futures ruined by convictions resulting from abuse, watchdog says

The law should be changed to stop the “future prospects” of grooming gang victims being tarnished by crimes committed because of the abuse suffered, a watchdog has suggested. A probe into the police response to child sexual exploitation in Rotherham said many survivors “now have criminal records as a result of their actions when they were being exploited”. The Independent...

Emad al-Swealmeen: Liverpool bomber who died in taxi explosion named
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Emad al-Swealmeen: Liverpool bomber who died in taxi explosion named

Police have named the failed bomber who died in the Liverpool Women’s Hospital explosion. Detectives said they strongly believe the taxi passenger who was carrying the device was Emad al-Swealmeen. The 32-year-old is thought to have lived in a house in Sutcliffe Street where several other men have been arrested. He recently rented a different property, in...

Met police officer superimposed his face on photo of murdered sisters Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman
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Met police officer superimposed his face on photo of murdered sisters Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman

Two Metropolitan Police officers who took sickening pictures of the bodies of two murdered sisters and shared them on WhatsApp are facing jail. PC Deniz Jaffer, 47, and PC Jamie Lewis, 33, had been assigned to guard the scene overnight after Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman were found dead in bushes at Fryent Country Park in Wembley. Four images...

Police ‘feel more let down than anybody’ by Sarah Everard case, says minister
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Police ‘feel more let down than anybody’ by Sarah Everard case, says minister

The police feel “more let down than anybody” about the murder of Sarah Everard, Home Office minister Damian Hinds has said. Speaking to Times Radio, he said: “I think everybody is shaken by this terrible case. It is also really important to take a moment once again to pay tribute to all the men and women who serve in our policing service...