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Police: Rapist jailed for 10yrs after 2hr long attack

Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice - UK Crime News

A 23-year-old man from Reading has been sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment after being convicted of rape and false imprisonment.

Marius Pelaitis, of Connaught Close, Reading, was sentenced at Reading Crown Court on Friday (19/12) for two counts of rape and one count of false imprisonment. He pleaded guilty at the same court earlier this year.

At around 10pm on 3 September 2013, Pelaitis and another man, Edgaras Vanagelis, approached a 32-year-old woman in Oxford Road, Reading, and took her to an address in Waverley Road.

They then subjected her to a prolonged attack, in which she was physically beaten, made to urinate in a bucket and was raped. The attack lasted around two hours.

The victim was left with visible facial injuries, including loose teeth, and extreme post-traumatic stress.

Vanagelis was sentenced to 13-and-a-half years’ imprisonment on 1 December this year, after being convicted of two counts of rape and one count of false imprisonment on 24 October this...

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Police: 24yrs in jail for heroin dealing gang

Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice - UK Crime News
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Five men have today (Monday 22 December) been jailed for a total of more than 27 years after a large quantity of Class A drugs were seized by police earlier this year.

As part of an investigation by the Norfolk and Suffolk Serious and Organised Crime Unit, officers executed warrants at several addresses in Norwich in March 2014, and a vehicle was stopped on the A1066 at Thetford. 2.5 kilograms of cocaine and cash were seized.

A warrant was also executed at Great Dunmow in Essex and 2 kilograms of heroin was seized.
Five men, Rim Stafuka, aged 33 and of Berners Close in Norwich; Benard Stafuka, aged 30 and of Clarence Road in Norwich; Petrit Spahiya, aged 57 and of Sidney Road in London N22 were charged with conspiracy to supply cocaine. Bonni Tufa, aged 25 and of Granary Court in Great Dunmow and Kamber Shera, aged 28 and of Scarlet Road in Norwich were later charged with conspiracy to supply heroin.
All five men were convicted after pleading guilty at Norwich Crown...

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Police: Luke Jackson murder investigation police make second arrest

Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice - UK Crime News

Detectives investigating the murder of Luke Jackson in Pimlico have made a second arrest.

The 18-year-old man [B] was arrested at Heathrow Airport yesterday afternoon, 21 December on suspicion of murder and taken into custody at a north London police station where he remains at this time.

The investigation by the Homicide and Major Crime Command continues.

On Friday, 19 December police were called at approximately 18:05hrs, by London Ambulance Service to reports of a man stabbed at a residential address in Lumley Flats, Pimlico Road, SW1.

Officers and London’s Air Ambulance also attended the scene but the man was pronounced dead at the scene. Next of kin have been informed.

Although formal identification has not taken place, officers are satisfied the deceased is Luke Jackson, 33 (14.04.81) of Sydenham Hill, Sydenham.

A post-mortem examination has been scheduled for Monday morning, 22 December.

An incident room is open at Hendon under Detective Chief Inspector Matt...

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Police: Police officer jailed for 14yrs after a string of sex offences

Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice - UK Crime News

A former  Cambridgeshire sergeant who admitted a string of serious sexual offences has today (December 22) been jailed for 14-and-a-half years.

Nick Lidstone, 54, who was based at force headquarters, pleaded guilty to 13 offences at Norwich Crown Court last month and was sentenced this afternoon at the same court.

They were: three counts of rape, three counts of indecency with a child, two counts of causing a person to engage in sexual activity without consent, two counts of assault by penetration, one count of sexual assault, one count of indecent assault and one count of taking indecent photographs of a child.

He was arrested on June 26 and dismissed for gross misconduct on December 9 by the Chief Constable.

DCC Alec Wood said: “The sentence handed out today reflects the horrendous nature of Lidstone’s crimes, which were committed over a prolonged period of time.

“We want the public and our own employees to feel confident about raising concerns about the conduct of...

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Police: Man whose dog attacked 6-year-old on Christmas Day found guilty

Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice - UK Crime News

A man who’s dog mauled a 6-year-old girl on Christmas day 2013 has this afternoon (22 Dec 2014) been found guilty at Minshull Street Crown Court of having a dog dangerously out of control in a public place.

Philip Rhodes, 70, from Hyde, Greater Manchester, was charged on boxing day after an investigation lead by Detective Constable Hines of GMP, who said after the verdict “Maybe the family can now move forward and enjoy Christmas. Very satisfied with the result after such an horrific ordeal.”

The court heard how Rhodes’ dog, Bruno, appeared from a field and attacked the 6-year-old girl Demi. The dog, which witnesses have described as standing at least two feet high, is a Staffordshire bull terrier and has been seized under the Dangerous Dogs Act.

Karren Baines, the child’s mother, told the jury of 6 men and 6 women that when she first saw the dog it came over to her and licked the tip of her finger then all of a sudden “it attacked my daughters face” she told the...

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Written by RSS Poster The Justice of the Peace

Over the years magistrates have been removed from the bench for a variety of reasons; some that were arguably perhaps rather petty and others for criminal activity from assault to murder.  But for sheer stupidity the honours must go to this idiot who paraded around on Twitter holding an AK 47.  Maybe he thought he could   intimidate some defendants who might appear before him. 

Fire: Video: “Members should be incredibly proud of the work they have done.”

Written by RSS Poster Fire Brigades Union

In this video Matt Wrack, FBU general secretary, gives members an update on the outcomes of the House of Commons debate and vote on the 2015 firefighters pension scheme.

The post Video: “Members should be incredibly proud of the work they have done.” appeared first on Fire Brigades Union.

Police: Man arrested following drugs seizure in Inverness

Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice - UK Crime News

A 40 year old male has been arrested after Police in Inverness from the Licensing and Violence Reduction Unit seized a quantity of controlled drugs worth an estimated £1,000.

The recovery was made on Friday 19th December at Inverness Railway Station as part of Operation Respect which aims to reduce street violence, disorder and incidents linked to licensed premises.

The male, from the Aberdeen area, is due to appear at Inverness Sheriff Court on Monday 23rd December.

If anyone has any information about the incident they are encouraged to contact Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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