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The introduction of what is believed to be the UK's first ever buffer zone to stop anti-abortion protesters from gathering outside an abortion clinic has come a step closer. A cabinet of Ealing council unanimously voted to begin a public consultation on whether introducing a public space protection order (PSPO)…
A third rape case in just over a month has collapsed after a failure from investigators to find key evidence. The case against Samson Makele was halted at Snaresbrook Crown Court on Monday after his defence team unearthed key images from his mobile phone which had not previously been made…
The investigation of rape and sexual offences are "in a mess", a former top police officer has warned. Ex-Metropolitan Police commissioner Lord Blair of Boughton made his stark assessment as peers debated the controversy around the decison to release "black cab rapist" John Worboys. In the wake of the outcry,…
London cabbie rapist John Worboys is to be released from prison. The former stripper and adult film star was jailed indefinitely in 2009, with a minimum term of eight years for drugging and sexually assaulting women passengers. He was found guilty of assaulting 12 women during an 18-month reign of…
The Metropolitan Police has removed from active duty the detective in charge of two collapsed rape trials that prompted Scotland Yard to urgently review around 30 sex cases due to go to trial. Further cases at an earlier stage in the justice process will also be examined, as the force…
Scotland Yard has launched a major review of its sex crime investigations after the collapse of two rape cases in a week. The force has announced every live case, where the Metropolitan Police is in discussion with the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), will be examined. It came after a second…
The Sir John Cass’s Foundation is to fund a series of ‘Completion Bursaries’ for care experienced students - those who have spent time in care under the age of 18 - in their final year of study at the University of Westminster. A grant of £30,000 will be distributed over…
A registered childminder found guilty of seriously assaulting two baby girls in her care has been jailed for 16 years. Anouska Coleman, 37, was convicted of two counts of grievous bodily harm with intent following an earlier trial at Basildon Crown Court. She was sentenced at the same court on…
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