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Police: Taylor Fernandes-Nelson guilty of the murder of Ryan Gray

Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice - UK Crime News
Ryan Gray

A man has been found guilty at the Old Bailey on Wednesday, 4 March, of the murder of Ryan Gray in Islington last year.

[A] Taylor Fernandes-Nelson, 18, (26.11.96) of Vivian Comma Close, N4, will be sentenced on Monday, 9 March, at the same court.

At 14:34hrs on Wednesday, 4 June 2014, police were called by London Ambulance Service to a man found with stab wounds in Horsell Road, N5.

The victim, Ryan Gray, 24, of Islington N4, died at hospital four days later.

Officers from the Homicide and Major Crime Command (HMCC) investigated the murder [A] Fernandes-Nelson, was arrested on 6 June 2014.

Ryan was stabbed to death after a brief altercation with the defendant.

He had been walking alone to a medical appointment when he was chased by a man through traffic at the junction of Holloway Road and Drayton Park. Ryan was tripped and kicked while on the ground.

The man who kicked Ryan then got into silver Ford Fiesta, driven by an associate, which was held at red traffic lights...

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Police: Two people charged in connection with Becky Watts investigation

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Today (04/03), two people have been charged in connection with the Becky Watts investigation.

Nathan Matthews, 28, of Cotton Mill Lane, Bristol, has been charged with the murder of Rebecca Watts. He remains in custody and is due before Bristol Magistrates’ Court tomorrow at 10am.

Shauna Hoare, 21, of Cotton Mill Lane, Bristol, has been charged with intending to pervert the course of justice. She remains in custody and is due before Bristol Magistrates’ Court tomorrow at 10am.

The four men and one woman who were arrested on Monday on suspicion of assisting an offender remain in police custody at this time. A warrant of further detention was granted for these suspects at hearing earlier today.

Police: Police officer who was pushed onto railway tracks see offender jailed for 30mths

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A Cheshire man who pushed a British Transport Police officer onto railway lines in Manchester has been sentenced to 30 months in prison.

Kevin Phythian, 32, of Halton Road, Runcorn, grappled with the female officer as she tried to arrest him after he had run across live tracks onto the platform at Manchester Oxford Road station on Sunday, 15 February.

As the officer struggled with Phythian, he pushed her, causing her to fall backwards off the platform and onto the line.

A quick-thinking station supervisor, who was also assaulted by Phythian as he tried to prevent him escaping from the scene, used an emergency phone to stop all trains to ensure she was not hit by a train.

The officer, who was knocked unconscious, also sustained a cut to the back of her head, a broken finger and bruising to her arm.

Phythian had earlier racially-abused a member of rail staff who asked to see his ticket at Oxford Road.

Detective Constable Mike Dermody said: “The...

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Police: Armed police shoot dangerously out of control pitbull

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A dog had to be destroyed after it attacked its owner, causing deep bite wounds and a fracture.

The pitbull dog had to be shot by armed police officers at a block of flats on Little Holme Walk in Bolton after it became dangerously out of control and posed a serious risk to its owner and other residents.

It happened at about 7.30pm on Tuesday 3 March 2015.

Greater Manchester Police officers were called to the flats following reports the dog was out of control and biting people.

Officers attended, along with armed police, but despite efforts to contain the animal it continued to behave aggressively, to the point where police could not tend to its owner who had been seriously injured by his own dog.

Authority for human destruction for the dog was granted as a last recourse and the dog was shot.

Paramedics then tended to the dog’s owner, who suffered numerous deep puncture wounds to his left arm, wrist and hands and a possible fracture. He was taken to Bolton Royal Infirmary where he...

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Written by RSS Poster The Justice of the Peace

When a foreign  defendant on police bail makes his first appearance on an either way matter involving fraudulent documents the question for the bench is whether to offer conditional bail as police have done, to consider additional conditions or to remand in custody.  We were in such a situation earlier this week.  The current conditions were residence, curfew and reporting.  It took us  a full two seconds in a huddle to ask ourselves why no travel restrictions and surrender of travel documents had been added.  The date of appearance at the crown court was pronounced with an order that the aforesaid documents be surrendered and a prohibition on any application for further such documents at which point the CPS prosecutor got to her feet to inform the court that the defendant`s passport had already been surrendered to police.  In the league of CPS errors and omissions that failure to offer information was hardly in the Premier League; indeed it was barely in the league of Sunday pub kickabouts but was just another indication that CPS once again had taken  their eye off the ball.

Police: Doncaster teenager admits two counts of child abduction

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A Doncaster man has admitted two counts of child abduction after two underage missing girls were found at his flat.

Andrew Lakin, 19, of no fixed abode but formerly of Intake, pleaded guilty at Sheffield Crown Court yesterday (Monday 2 March).

The two girls, both aged 14 at the time, were found separately at Lakin’s property in Lothian Road in September and October 2014.

The first girl was reported missing by her mum on the evening of 18 September 2014 after she failed to return home and a large-scale police search was launched to find her.

She was found by police at Lakin’s home at around 4am the following morning and he was arrested on suspicion of child abduction.

A second girl was reported missing on 13 October 2014 and was found at Lakin’s flat the following day.

Lakin was arrested and later charged with two counts of child abduction.

He will be sentenced on Tuesday 17 Marc

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Police: Shrewsbury man Nigel James Wooley due in court charged with murder

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A 45-year-old man from Shrewsbury has been charged with the murder of a woman whose body was found in a business premises on Featherbed Lane, Shrewsbury, on 24th December 2014.

Nigel James Woolley, of Buttington Road, Shrewsbury, was arrested shortly after the body of 47-year-old Julie Mercer was discovered and was today (Tuesday 3 March) charged with murder. He will appear at Telford Magistrates Court today Wednesday 4th March.

Police: Man jailed for life after attempted murder of Jaywick woman

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A man has been jailed for life for the attempted murder of a woman in Jaywick.

Kerry Roberts, 49, appeared at Chelmsford Crown Court on Tuesday, March 3, where he was jailed for the offence which happened on November 1, 2014 in Meadow Way.

His Honour Judge Gratwicke ordered Roberts to serve a minimum NINE YEARS in prison.

Police: Second Man Arrested Over Leeds Serious Assault

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A second man has been arrested in connection with a serious assault in Leeds city centre in the early hours of Sunday (1/3) morning.

Detective Chief Inspector Steve Snow, of West Yorkshire Police’s Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, said: ‘‘A 21-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm from an address in the Walsall area of the West Midlands this morning (3/3).

‘‘He has subsequently been released on police bail and enquires into the incident, which left a 23-year-old man from Wakefield in a serious but stable condition in hospital, are continuing.’’

A 23-year-old man who was arrested on Sunday evening (1/3) at a police station in Walsall has also been released on police bail.


Police: Public to nominate Derbyshire’s best police officers and PSCOs

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The search for Derbyshire’s police officer of the year has started again.

The Chief Constable, Mick Creedon, is asking anyone who has had dealings with the police during the past 12 months to nominate their favourite officer.

Mr Creedon is also looking for nominations for the best Safer Neighbourhood team in the county and the best Police Community Support Officer.

The county’s most popular bobby has been chosen annually since 1986 when the then Chief Constable, Alan Smith, provided a large silver cup to be awarded each year to the winner.

The contest for the Chief Constable’s Cup is open to anyone serving in the force, including officers working on community beats, with young people, traffic, general patrol, CID or in any other department.  Any police officer is eligible for nomination

The award for the Neighbourhood Team was introduced by former Chief Constable David Coleman in 2003 to highlight the fantastic work done by officers working with their...

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