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Showing 1 - 10 of 16 results for crime type "Violent crime" & area "East Midlands"

Life sentence for Derby knife murder

A young woman from Derby has been given a life sentence for a knife murder in the city. Clara Butler (22) was convicted of murder for stabbing Lance Martin during a late-night brawl in Normanton and was handed a life sentence on Thursday 12 September.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, East Midlands News

Life sentence for Leicester rape and attempted murder

A Leicester man has been sentenced to life in prison for the rape and attempted murder of a woman in a park in the city.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, East Midlands News

Derby street robber guilty of manslaughter of 100-year-old woman

A Derby man has been convicted of robbery and manslaughter for an attack on a 100-year-old woman. Artur Waszkiewicz attacked Zofija Kaczan as she walked to her local church on the morning of Monday 28 May 2018.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, East Midlands News

Leicester trio jailed for life for shop explosion

Three men have been sentenced to life in prison for murdering five people in an explosion in a shop in Leicester.

| Press Release , Violent crime , East Midlands News

Three men guilty of murdering five people following shop explosion

Three men who caused an explosion in a shop which killed five people have today (28 December) been convicted of murder.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, East Midlands News

Ilkeston rapist jailed

An Ilkeston man has been sentenced to life in prison for rape and attempted murder following an attack in November 2017.

| Press Release , Sexual offences, Violent crime , East Midlands News

Father jailed for murder of two-year-old son

A drug dealer has today (30 October) been jailed for life, to serve a minimum of 24 years, for the murder of his two-year-old son.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, East Midlands News

Jewellery thieves jailed for murder of Leicester shop owner

Three men have today been jailed for their part in the killing of Leicester jeweller Ramniklal Jogiya.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, East Midlands News

Five jailed for Boston killing

Five men have been convicted and sentenced for their involvement in the death of Alberts Volkausks in Lincolnshire.

| Press Release , Violent crime , East Midlands News

Three men convicted over death of jeweller in raid

Three men have today been found guilty of killing a jeweller who they had kidnapped as part of an unsuccessful raid on his Leicestershire shop.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, East Midlands News

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Richard Paull
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West Midlands
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