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Showing 1 - 10 of 28 results for crime type "Violent crime" & area "Yorkshire and Humberside"

Man sentenced to life imprisonment for murder of 23-month-old toddler

A man who smothered his partner’s crying toddler daughter to death in a fit of temper was convicted of murder yesterday. Today he has been sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum term of 20 years.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, Yorkshire and Humberside News

Sheffield duo sentenced to 35 years for the murder of two boys and the attempted murder of four others

Sarah Barrass and Brandon Machin from Sheffield have today been sentenced to life with a minimum term of 35 years at Sheffield Crown Court for the murder of Blake and Tristan Barrass, attempting to murder four other children in the family, and conspiring to kill all six children in the family. All the children were under 13.

| Press Release , Violent crime, Domestic abuse , CPS, Yorkshire and Humberside News

Brutal Bradford rapist sentenced to life

A brutal rapist who deliberately initiated relationships with vulnerable women has been sentenced to life, to serve a minimum of nine years, at Bradford Crown Court today (23 October) for raping and assaulting two women in 1985 and in 1999.

| Press Release , Sexual offences, Violent crime , CPS, Yorkshire and Humberside News

Former soldier sentenced for brutal attacks on two women

Former soldier Stefan Carr has been sentenced to a total of eight years and three months, plus three years on licence, at Leeds Crown Court today (23 September) for brutally attacking both his partner and his ex-partner in quick succession.

| Press Release , Violent crime, Domestic abuse , CPS, Yorkshire and Humberside News

Machete-wielding drug user sentenced to 12 years for unprovoked attack

A machete-wielding drug user was sentenced to 12 years today at Sheffield Crown Court for wounding with intent and having an offensive weapon.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, Yorkshire and Humberside News

Fugitive sentenced for murdering three generations of family in arson attack

An arsonist who petrol-bombed a home killing three generations of one family has been found guilty of the murder of eight people. He has today been sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum term of 23 years.
 

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Couple found guilty of causing toddler’s death

A couple have been convicted of causing the death of a toddler after they lied to cover up the true cause of his injuries.

| Press Release , Domestic abuse, Violent crime , CPS, Yorkshire and Humberside News

Meals on wheels murderer convicted 25 years after crime

Advances in forensic science have led to the successful conviction of a murderer, 25 years after the crime took place.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, Yorkshire and Humberside News

Duo sentenced to life for murder and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice

Two men from Bradford have today been given life sentences for the murder of Amriz Iqbal in Sandford Lane, Bradford on 3 October 2018, and a third has been sentenced to 17 years today (1 May) at Bradford Crown Court for conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, Yorkshire and Humberside News

Joe Atkinson sentenced to life for murder of Poppy Devey-Waterhouse

The murderer of 24-year-old maths graduate Poppy Devey-Waterhouse has been sentenced to life imprisonment today.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, Yorkshire and Humberside News

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