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Showing 1 - 10 of 15 results for crime type "Violent crime" & area "Thames and Chiltern"

Film crew member guilty of Warner Bros Studio knife attack

A film crew member who stabbed his co-worker in the neck during a tea break at Warner Bros Studio in Leavesden has been convicted of wounding with intent.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, Thames and Chiltern News

Violent and controlling father convicted of assault and cruelty to his children

A father who used a regime of violence and manipulation to control his family for years has been found guilty of assault and cruelty to his children.

| Press Release , Violent crime , Thames and Chiltern News

Young man guilty of murder in violent Thame drugs feud

A young man who launched a violent attack on a teenager as part of an ongoing drugs feud in Thame has been convicted of murder.

| Press Release , Violent crime , Thames and Chiltern News

Man convicted of murder after shaking baby to death

A man who savagely attacked his partner’s baby daughter, leaving her with a fatal brain injury, has been convicted of her murder.

| Press Release , Violent crime , Thames and Chiltern News

Five guilty of Milton Keynes birthday party murders

Five young men who carried out a vicious knife attack at a birthday party in Milton Keynes have today been convicted of killing two teenage partygoers and seriously injuring two others.

| Press Release , Violent crime , Thames and Chiltern News

CPS statement on the sentencing of Henry Long, Jessie Cole and Albert Bowers

Chief Crown Prosecutor for Thames and Chiltern, Jaswant Kaur Narwal, said: “PC Andrew Harper was a young police officer whose life was tragically cut short by the senseless acts of three teenagers, leaving his family, friends and colleagues totally devastated. Our thoughts remain with them during this very difficult time.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, Thames and Chiltern News

Thieves found guilty of killing PC Andrew Harper

A gang of thieves who dragged a police officer for more than a mile behind their car as it sped down a country lane have today been found guilty of killing him.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, Thames and Chiltern News

Disgruntled neighbour jailed for murdering a beloved grandmother

A disgruntled neighbour who violently murdered a 71-year-old grandmother then hid in a nearby allotment, has today been jailed for life.

| Press Release , Violent crime , Thames and Chiltern News

Father guilty of murdering his eight-week-old baby daughter

A father has been found guilty of murdering his baby daughter at their home in Bedfordshire in June last year.

| Press Release , Domestic abuse, Violent crime , CPS, Thames and Chiltern News

Wife and her lover guilty of killing Hertfordshire farmer after he refused divorce

An estranged wife and her lover who plotted to kill a wealthy farmer after he refused to agree to a divorce have today been found guilty of murder.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, Thames and Chiltern News

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