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Showing 1 - 10 of 34 results for crime type "Violent crime" & area "London North"

So-called football fan guilty of headbutting football pundit Roy Keane

A so-called football fan who headbutted pundit and former Manchester United captain Roy Keane has been convicted.

| Press Release , Violent crime , London North News

Man jailed for murder after series of attacks in Brixton

| Press Release , Violent crime , London North News

Obsessive housemate who planted secret surveillance across their home jailed for murder

A man has been jailed for brutally killing his housemate after discovering that she had started a new relationship.

| Press Release , Violent crime , London North News

UPDATED WITH SENTENCE: Three people guilty of murder after torturing woman and leaving her to die

Update 01/03/2024:

| Press Release , Violent crime , London North News

CPS authorises charges against 16-year-old following death of Harry Pitman

The CPS has authorised the Metropolitan Police Service to charge a 16-year-old boy with murder following the death of Harry Pitman

| Press Release , Violent crime , London North News

Three people guilty of murder after torturing woman and leaving her to die

Three people have been convicted after dominating, torturing and then brutally beating a woman to death.

| Press Release , Violent crime , London North News

Couple guilty of murdering man whose body is yet to be found

A step-daughter and her boyfriend who lured a step-father to a flat before murdering him and disposing of his body in an unknown location have been convicted.

| Press Release , Violent crime , London North News

Kidnap gang jailed after subjecting men to savage torture

Members of an armed gang which kidnapped and brutally tortured a man for 27 hours have been imprisoned for between 25 and six years.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, Cymru/Wales, London North News

Man jailed following arson attack on ex-partner’s family

A man who threw a petrol bomb through a window of his ex-partner’s brother’s home has been jailed.

| Press Release , Violent crime , London North News

Four men jailed after murdering former friend and dumping body in shallow grave

Amraj Poonia, 28, murdered 27-year-old Mohammed Shah Subhani in a row over missing cannabis on 7 May 2019. Later that day, Raneel Poonia, 26, was captured on CCTV assisting his brother to move Mr Subhani’s body from the premises of their family-owned business to his vehicle.

| Press Release , Violent crime , London North News

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