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Showing 1 - 10 of 25 results for crime type "Violent crime" & area "Yorkshire and Humberside"

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.


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

Grimsby man sentenced to four years for one-punch manslaughter

Mark Bennison (37) has been sentenced today at Sheffield Crown Court to four years in prison for the manslaughter of Christopher Shipway, who died in hospital on 1 September 2018.

| Press Release , Violent crime , Yorkshire and Humberside News

Man who mowed down woman with car sentenced

Kirk Starzyk was yesterday (17 January) sentenced at Grimsby Crown Court to 12 years in prison. A jury found him guilty of wounding with intent which left the victim with life-changing injuries she described as being ‘like a shark attack.’

| Press Release , Violent crime , Yorkshire and Humberside News

Huddersfield man sentenced to 14 years for rape and kidnap

Malcolm Lockwood (55) has been sentenced to 14 years and six months today at Leeds Crown Court. Lockwood was found guilty by a jury in November 2018 of three counts of rape, one count of sexual assault, one count of kidnap, one count of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and one count of making threats to kill.

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

Moshin Amin sentenced to 18 years for firearms offence

Moshin Amin (D.o.B. 15/03/86) has today (12 December) been sentenced at Leeds Crown Court to 18 years for conspiracy to possess firearms and ammunition with intent to endanger life. Additionally, David Butlin (D.o.B. 2/7/79) was found guilty of having an offensive weapon (a push dagger) and sentenced to eighteen months.

| Press Release , Violent crime , Yorkshire and Humberside News

Asda supermarket attacker sentenced

Colin Clarkson (51) has been sentenced to ten years eight months' imprisonment, with an extension of five years, at Hull Crown Court today (15 November) for the attempted murder of a 19-year-old salesman who was at work selling energy contracts for First Utility outside the Asda supermarket in Grimsby.

| Press Release , Violent crime , Yorkshire and Humberside News

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