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A teenage father who murdered his "perfect" newborn son in a drink-fuelled rage before eating toast in a state of elation has been sentenced to life imprisonment.Doulton Phillips, 17, bit Reggie on the nose causing a "gaping wound" and violently shook and swung him in a two-hour example of "callous…
A convicted paedophile has been jailed for eight years after making indecent videos of young girls over a popular live streaming app.Matthew Claridge, 49, tried to bribe girls as young as 10 to supply indecent pictures and videos of themselves, and threatened to make the images of those who relented…
A "vulnerable" former carer has been cleared of a sex attack on an elderly dementia patient after more than 10 years spent protesting his innocence.Gareth William Jones was jailed for seven years in July 2008 after being found guilty of sexual activity by a care worker with a person with…
A man who was part of a gang of paedophiles who raped a baby and young child in abuse that was streamed over the internet has been jailed for 15 years.Matthew Law, 50, is the eighth defendant to be convicted of charges relating to the case - described by a…
A health trust has been fined £300,000 after two nurses were stabbed by a patient at a medium secure psychiatric unit.The staff suffered life-threatening injuries when patient Myha Grant ran amok at the Bracton Centre near Dartford in Kent on July 17 2016.Mr Grant forced his way into a kitchen…
A young woman left infertile because her cervical cancer was not spotted for more than four years has been awarded the costs of having surrogate children in America by the Court of Appeal.Whittington Hospital NHS Trust admitted negligence in failing to detect signs of cancer, leading to the woman, known…
The case of a convicted fraudster who rose from the ranks of nurse to chief executive has been highlighted by a watchdog as cause to review how NHS trusts are employing "fit and proper" directors.Paula Vasco-Knight (pictured) was given a suspended prison sentence at Exeter Crown Court in 2017 after…
A police officer has been sacked after breaching professional standards during the restraint of a mental health patient who collapsed and died in 2011.Pc Paul Adey was found guilty of giving a false account to investigators in relation to the fatal collapse of Walsall man Kingsley Burrell, who went into…
A couple who complained about their child being taken from them and handed to adopters even though a cruelty prosecution had been abandoned were not the victims of a miscarriage of justice, a leading judge has concluded after a review.Karrissa Cox and former soldier Richard Carter, who are in their…
A High Court judge has rejected a bid by the father of Poppi Worthington to remove details of her sexual abuse and change the official record of her death, and instead ordered him to pay costs for bringing a judicial review.Paul Worthington's lawyers claimed David Roberts, Senior Coroner for Cumbria,…
A very sick 11-month-old girl who has spent her life in hospital should be allowed to die peacefully, a High Court judge has ruled.Mr Justice Hayden said doctors could stop providing "futile" life-support treatment to the youngster.The judge said the little girl had a progressive brain injury plus a very…
A mother is due to stand trial charged with the murder of her four-year-old daughter.Carly Ann Harris, 38, is accused of killing Amelia Brooke Harris following an incident at a property in Trealaw, Rhondda, South Wales, on June 8 this year.Harris denied one count of murder and an alternative count…
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