Law & Order

Pirates strike on River Mersey, Liverpool

TOM WELLS The Sun 23.12.2007
Pirates strike on River Mersey, Liverpool

BRITAIN has suffered its first PIRATE attack in nearly 200 years — on the Mersey in Liverpool. A cargo ship was boarded by two Scousers disguised as deck hands. But they left with nothing after crew rumbled the pair and chased them off.

British drivers who use mobile phones face jail

David Millward, Christopher Hope Telegraph 20.12.2007
Police now check mobile phone records after road collisions to see if the driver was making a call

Motorists caught using a hand-held mobile phone while driving could be jailed for two years under tough new guidelines issued today by prosecutors. Drivers who adjust sat-navs, tinker with MP3 music players such as iPods or send text messages at t...


John Darwin (L) leaves Hartlepool police station after appearing at Hartlepool Magistrates court in Hartlepool on December 7, 2007. Darwin was charged by police on Saturday with obtaining money by deception and making a false declaration.

LONDON - A man who had been declared dead after a canoeing accident but in fact survived hid in his home for three years before his arrest this week, his wife told British newspapers Saturday. The man faked his death as a way to solve financial pr...

A well-wisher lays a flower for the late Princess Diana, Princess of Wales at Kensington Palace in London, 31 August 2007. EPA/ANDY RAIN

French medical staff "squandered" vital time that could have saved Diana, Princess of Wales, the inquest into her death heard. Professor Thomas Treasure, a leading British surgeon, said a "window of opportunity" may have existed to get the Princes...


Speaking out: Archbishop Dr John Sentamu

A unique alliance of senior politicians and churchmen will tomorrow make a historic stand against an attempt by the Government to "drive the last nail in the coffin of the traditional family". MPs and peers from all parties, backed by both Anglica...

Sophie was diagnosed with cancer in June 2006

A nine-year-old girl who began an internet blog after being diagnosed with leukaemia has received death threats on her online diary. Messages have been posted on Sophie Foxley's website threatening to set her house on fire and murder her.


Kate and Gerry McCann

The parents of Madeleine McCann were threatened with private prosecution yesterday for alleged child neglect. Retired solicitor Anthony Bennett, 60, said Kate and Gerry had admitted leaving their three children unattended in Portugal.

Mr Gaubert said he suffered severe post-traumatic stress

A man who had gone into a diabetic coma on a bus in Leeds was shot twice with a Taser gun by police who feared he may have been a security threat. Nicholas Gaubert has described how the incident happened in July 2005, just a week before the fatal ...


Abu Hamza is accused of involvement in the kidnap of 16 tourists by Islamic radicals in Yemen in 1998

The radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza can be extradited to the US on terror charges, a court has ruled. Hamza had argued that he would be separated from his family and suffer in a high-security supermax prison in Colorado if he were jailed for terro...

Diana doctor at crash scene thought she would live

The first doctor to stop at the scene of the crash which killed Diana, Princess of Wales thought she would survive, he told the inquest into her death today. Dr Frederic Mailliez was driving through the Pont de l'Alma tunnel in Paris in the early ...


The 15 fatal failures that could sink Scotland Yard Chief Officer

A report this week will pinpoint Scotland Yard's failings in the shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes. After last week's court verdict, can the Met chief stay in his post? Mark Townsend and Jamie Doward report

Madeleine DNA bombshell: 'New results put Gerry and Kate back in the frame'

New forensic tests appear to support the theory that Kate and Gerry McCann could have been involved in Madeleine's disappearance, it has emerged.


Man hatches murder plot to copy Brad Pitt film

A man has admitted planning to murder seven people in the manner of the Brad Pitt film Seven. Christopher Rohan from Canterbury devised the "elaborate and ritualistic" scheme to hurt people he believed had wronged him.

Jean Charles de Menezes: Followed to train, then shot

London's police force has been found guilty of endangering the public over the shooting dead of a man officers mistook for a suicide bomber. The Metropolitan Police broke health and safety laws when they pursued Brazilian Jean Charles de Menezes o...


Royal targeted in sex and drugs blackmail plot

A MEMBER of the royal family has been targeted in an alleged “sex and drugs” blackmail plot being investigated by Scotland Yard. The royal - who cannot be named for legal reasons - called in the police after being approached by two alleged blackma...

Bugs used to fight London gangs

Listening devices and hidden cameras are being used by police in London to help infiltrate gangs of youths. Detectives hope the hi-tech gadgets - which can be placed in cars, homes or on street corners - can help yield vital intelligence.


The jury saw a picture of the princess in the Mercedes

Jurors at the inquest into the death of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed have been shown new photographs of the couple's last moments. One picture shows the princess in the back of their Mercedes as it left the Ritz Hotel minutes before crashing i...

Under-fire: Police Community Support Officers

ENGLAND - The controversy over Police Community Support Officers deepened last night with the emergence of a leaked memo that "makes a mockery" of their ability to fight crime. The memo states that PCSOs - dubbed Blunkett's Bobbies after the home ...


A memorial mass for Jean Charles de Menezes

LONDON - A police officer identified Jean Charles de Menezes to armed colleagues shouting "here he is" moments before the 27-year-old electrician was shot seven times in the head in front of horrified commuters, a court heard yesterday.

Mohamed Al Fayed speaks to the media as he arrives at the Royal Court of Justice in London for the start of the Inquest into the death of Princess Diana and his son Dodi Fayed, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2007.

LONDON — The British inquest into the death of Princess Diana and her companion, Dodi Fayed, opened Tuesday with the aim of officially deciding, once and for all, what happened in their car crash in Paris a decade ago.



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