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A private care home has been convicted and heavily fined for failing to protect two vulnerable young adults from a sexually "predatory" resident.Hillgreen Care were required to provide round-the-clock supervision of the offending young man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, because of his history of sexual abuse allegations.But…
A paedophile who was suspected of child grooming offences joined the police force to target vulnerable victims and went on to rape a 13-year-old girl."Selfish and cruel" police constable Ian Naude (pictured) was warned to expect a significant jail sentence as he was convicted at Liverpool Crown Court on Thursday…
The former boss of the firm that ran Grenfell Tower waited more than two hours before forwarding a list of residents to firefighters, an inquiry has heard.A total of 72 people lost their lives as a result of the blaze in the 24-storey block of flats, in west London, on…
A woman whose husband took their daughter and left her at his family home in Libya is preparing for the latest round of a six-year court fight to get the youngster back.Malgorzata Szymanowicz had left Talia Belaid, who was three months old, with Maher Belaid in November 2012 while she…
An internet troll who tormented the families of dead young people by posting sickening messages on Facebook tribute pages has been jailed for 14 months.Paul Hind, 38, called Olivia Burt, a Durham University student who was found dead outside a nightclub, a "sex worker" and "prostitute", an earlier hearing at…
A pharmacist accused of murdering his wife hoped to cash in a £2 million life insurance policy and set up a new life in Australia with the man he really loved, jurors were told.Mitesh Patel, 37, owned and ran a chemists with his wife Jessica (pictured), 34, who was strangled…
Thongs and placards were held aloft in Belfast on Thursday in solidarity with protests in the Irish Republic earlier this week over how rape trials are conducted.A recent case in Co Cork sparked outrage after a defence barrister referred to the 17-year-old complainant's underwear during the trial, in which a…
The death of a 10-year-old in a house in Perth and Kinross is being treated as murder.Kane Morris died at the scene in Union Street, Coupar Angus, in the early hours of Sunday while an eight-year-old girl remains in a critical condition in hospital.A 37-year-old man has been arrested in…
The widow of a former Welsh Government minister who was found dead while facing sexual misconduct allegations is to urge the High Court to allow her to challenge the legality of an inquiry into his sacking.A judge in London will hear a fresh application for a judicial review by Bernie…
Home Secretary Sajid Javid is considering his response after a High Court judge declared a decision to cut state cash support to potential victims of human trafficking unlawful.Weekly payouts were cut from £65 to £37.75 in March, a month before Mr Javid took charge at the Home Office.A teenage asylum…
Council social services bosses have been criticised by a family court judge who questioned whether guidelines were followed in a case involving a mother of three who has learning disabilities.Judge Thomas Greensmith has suggested that the lives of the woman's children would have been different if staff at Wirral Borough…
Leading judges are being asked to rule that a teenager's "prolonged solitary confinement" in detention amounted to "inhuman and degrading" treatment.Lord Chief Justice Lord Burnett, Lord Justice Moylan and Lord Justice Singh heard on Wednesday that the boy was locked alone in his cell at Feltham Young Offender Institution (pictured)…
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