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Kye Backhouse manslaughter: Father Kevin Morton pleads guilty

A father has admitted the manslaughter of his 13-year-old son in Cumbria. The body of Kye Backhouse was found at his home in Ewan Close, Barrow-in-Furness, at about 07:20 GMT on 9 October 2014. His father, Kevin Morton, 49, also of Ewan Close, pleaded guilty to manslaughter at Preston Crown Court on Tuesday. Sentencing was […]

April 15th, 2015 | Posted in England,News | Read More »

Hayley Okines: Bexhill funeral for progeria campaigner

The funeral of a girl whose rare genetic condition led her to become known as the “100-year-old teenager” has taken place. Hayley Okines, 17, died in East Sussex earlier this month from progeria, which causes sufferers to age eight times faster than normal. Hayley, of Bexhill, was told she would not live beyond the age […]

April 15th, 2015 | Posted in England,News | Read More »

Deadly honey trap gang found guilty of Mehmet Hassan killing

A woman has been found guilty of setting a honey trap for a professional poker player who was kicked to death for the sake of his winnings. Care assistant Leonie Granger, 25, deliberately targeted 56-year-old Mehmet Hassan in March last year after meeting him in a Mayfair casino. Granger’s boyfriend Kyrron Jackson, 28, and his […]

April 15th, 2015 | Posted in England,News | Read More »

Children among six hurt as car hits house in Whitefield

Six people, including three children, have been taken to hospital after a serious crash involving three vehicles. Emergency services were called to the incident on Bury New Road in the Whitefield area of Greater Manchester on Tuesday at about 21:15 BST. It is thought one of the cars crashed into the bay window of a […]

April 14th, 2015 | Posted in England,News | Read More »

PC Darren Heath jailed over sex with vulnerable women

A “manipulative and calculating” police officer who abused his position to have sex with vulnerable women he met while on duty has been jailed. Darren Heath, 45, from Taynton, was sentenced to three years and nine months after pleading guilty to five counts of misconduct in public office. Bristol Crown Court had heard how Heath […]

March 30th, 2015 | Posted in England,News | Read More »

Ex-nurse at John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford admits raping patients

A former senior hospital nurse has admitted raping, sexually assaulting and spying on female patients including some who were unconscious. Andrew Hutchinson, who worked at John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, pleaded guilty to 27 counts including rape, voyeurism and sexual assault. The 29-year-old also admitted spying on women at a leisure centre and sexually assaulting […]

March 30th, 2015 | Posted in England,News | Read More »

Cause of bare-chested Finsbury Park man’s burns unknown

Images of a shirtless man found wandering the streets after he suffered serious burns have been released in a bid to solve the mystery of his injuries. Bilel Ayadi, 34, who is in a medically-induced coma, has been unable to tell detectives how he sustained burns to his torso and neck. He was found walking […]

March 30th, 2015 | Posted in England,News | Read More »

Old Street station Tube rescuer hit by train dies

  A man has died after being hit by a Tube train as he attempted to rescue another man who fell on to the tracks. The 35-year-old, from London, was found at Old Street Station after police were called at 00:22 BST on Sunday. A second 32-year-old man, from Manchester, thought to have accidently fallen […]

March 30th, 2015 | Posted in England,News | Read More »

Jeremy Clarkson jokes about ‘f**king BBC’ giving him the sack as Bring Back Clarkson petition is shy of 1 million signatures

Jeremy Clarkson hinted that he’s ready to hang up his driving gloves for good during an off-hand joke about the BBC getting rid of him. Talking to the crowd at the Roundhouse Gala on Thursday night, a nostalgic Clarkson was filmed by The Mirror saying: “I thought: ‘I’ll go down to Surrey and I’ll do […]

March 20th, 2015 | Posted in England,News | Read More »

‘Olivia is perfectly fit and well’: Schoolgirl surprised my mother’s PE sick note

A teenage schoolgirl looking to avoid a PE lesson was left surprised when she produced a ‘sick letter’ written by her mother to find that it wasn’t quite what she’d asked for. The girl, known only as Olivia, was apparently looking to skive the class and needed a note to say that she had a […]

March 20th, 2015 | Posted in England,News | Read More »