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Showing 1 - 10 of 17 results for crime type "Sexual offences" & area "London North"

Man wearing silver wig guilty of north London sex attack

A man wearing a dress and a silver wig has been convicted of sexually assaulting a university student.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , London North News

Doctor jailed for using guise of intimate medical examinations to sexually assault women patients

A doctor who persuaded women to undertake unnecessary intimate medical examinations has been sentenced for sexually assaulting 24 of his female patients.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS, London North News

Killer who murdered 89-year-old in Tottenham home jailed for life with minimum 34 years

Reece Dempster, 23, made his way into widow Dorothy Woolmer’s home in Tottenham while she slept in her bed.

| Press Release , Violent crime, Sexual offences , CPS, London North News

Discharged army officer who groomed and formed relationships with underage girls online jailed

A discharged army officer who groomed and formed relationships with underage girls online has been jailed.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS, London North News

CPS statement on Joseph McCann sentencing

Joseph McCann was sentenced today to life imprisonment with a minimum of 30 years to serve before he can be considered for release.

| Press Release , Sexual offences, Violent crime , CPS, London North News

Joseph McCann guilty of 37 counts including rape, kidnapping and sexual assault

A serial rapist has been found guilty of a string of offences, including 19 sexual offences, against a total of 11 victims across the country.

| Press Release , Sexual offences, Violent crime , CPS, London North News

Former geography school teacher jailed for sex crimes

A former private school teacher has been jailed for crimes against young boys in the 1970s.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS, London North News

Rapist who hit victim over the head with a hammer jailed for 13 years

A violent offender who hit his victim over the head with a hammer and raped her has been jailed for 13 years.

| Press Release , Sexual offences, Violent crime , CPS, London North News

Married man arrested in London phone box for trying to meet children

A married man has been jailed for six years for sharing indecent images of children and trying to meet children

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS, London North News

Islington paedophile who made children watch him have sex is jailed

Alarm was only raised when the man’s partner and the mother of the two children called Islington Council to report the sexual abuse.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , London North News

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