Zoo shoots gorilla dead to protect boy who was pulled into enclosure. A special zoo response team shot and killed a gorilla on Saturday that grabbed and dragged a four-year-old boy who fell into the gorilla exhibit moat, the Cincinnati Zoo's director said. Authorities said the boy, who fell 10 to 12 feet, is expected to recover after being picked up out of the moat and dragged by the 17-year-old gorilla for about 10 minutes. He was taken to Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. The three-year-old boy was deemed to be in a life-threatening situation when he fell into the gorilla exhibit moat. Director Thane Maynard said the zoo's dangerous animal response team that practices for such incidents decided the boy was in "a life-threatening situation" and that they needed to put down the 400-pound-plus male gorilla named Harambe. "They made a tough choice and they made the right choice because they saved that little boy's life," Maynard said. "It could have been very bad." Maynard said he had not yet...
Josphat Mutekedza of no fixed address was found guilty of murder after a trial at Bolton Crown Court.
Today, Friday 27 May 2016, he was sentenced to life in prison with a minimum tariff of 26 years.
At 9.50pm on Wednesday 28 July 2015 police were called to a report of a disturbance on Shawclough Way in Rochdale. Officers attended and discovered 35-year-old Miriam Nyuazema, outside her home, with fatal stab wound. She was taken to hospital where she later sadly died from her injuries.
A man has been jailed for six years after police discovered homemade explosive devices at his address in Rainham.
Ian Michael Shingler, 41, of Plough Court, Broadis Way, Rainham was jailed at Basildon Crown Court on Tuesday, 24 May, after pleading guilty at an earlier hearing to having explosive substance under suspicious circumstances, contrary to Section 4(1) of the Explosive Substances Act 1883.
He had also pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm and possession of ammunition.
Care Worker Handed Three Life Sentences for Attempted Murders
May 28, 2016, 10:48 am
A former care worker was handed three life sentences on May 27th after attempting to murder staff at the West Bromwich accommodation complex where she worked.
Melissa Swift, who had also previously served as a special constable with West Midlands Police, appeared before Birmingham Crown Court on 27th where she was sentenced, having pleaded guilty in February 2015 to five charges of attempted murder and threats to kill.
The team, who ran the enquiry into her crimes, were recognised by the Police Federation last year at the National Detectives’ Forum for the high quality of their investigation. Detectives involved were praised for pushing the boundaries of forensics which resulted in Swift pleading guilty.
A drugs trafficker who went on the run for nearly five years was on Thursday, 26 May jailed for eight-and-a-half years at Liverpool Crown Court.
Scott Hughes, 35, originally from the Croxteth area, was arrested in February 2011 in Belgium and featured in the Operation Captura most wanted fugitives campaign.
Hughes was captured following a joint operation between the National Crime Agency, Belgian Federal Police and Merseyside Police. He was travelling from Dubai to Belgium using a fraudulent passport, and was stopped upon arrival at Brussels Airport before being extradited to the United Kingdom.
Hughes had been wanted by Merseyside Police for being a senior member of a Liverpool-based organised crime group involved in the large-scale supply of Class A drugs. He disappeared following the execution of a search warrant at his home in May 2011...
A new phishing campaign which has hit students of UK universities claims that the student has been awarded an educational grant by the Department for Education.
The email purports to have come from the Finance Department of the student’s university and tricks the recipient into clicking on a link contained in the message to provide personal and banking details.
One victim reported that after submitting their sensitive information (including name, address, date of birth, contact details, telephone provider, bank account details, student ID, National Insurance Number, driving licence number and mother’s maiden name), they were taken to a spoofed website which appeared like a genuine website of their bank, where they were asked to type in their online banking login credentials.
How to protect yourself
Do not click on any links or open attachments contained within unsolicited emails.
Do not reply to scam emails or contact the senders in any way.
If an email appears to have come from a person or...
Within the legal world it is widely known that the numbers of magistrates have fallen dramatically in the last few years. This decline has been inevitable. One does not have to have had the abilities of a Nostradamus or the resources of Channel 4 "Dispatches" to have predicted this radical change to the way in which this and the previous government viewed the institution. Eight years ago there were just a little under 30,000 active J.P.s; today they number fewer than 20,000. The reasons for the decline are the reduction in cases brought to the lower courts, the closure of about a third of court buildings and the resulting difficulties of J.P.s travel arrangements, the deliberate employment of increasing numbers of professional District Judges(M.C.), the skewed age profile of the magistracy and to a lesser extent the resignation of magistrates owing to their opposition to the previous regime`s removal of the level legal playing field for the poorer in our society by the restrictions on legal aid and the imposition...