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UPDATE: Man sentenced for raping teenage girl in Rotherham during early 2000s

A man who raped a teenager on two occasions in the early 2000s has been convicted today (9 February) in one of a series of trials connected to allegations of child sexual abuse in Rotherham.


Fake Grenfell survivor jailed for fraud offences

A fraudster who falsely claimed he was a survivor of the Grenfell tower fire in order to claim money intended for real victims has been jailed.

Anh Nhu Nguyen, 53, was sentenced at Southwark Crown Court today to 21 months in prison.


UPDATE: Men jailed for 15 years after stabbing three teenagers at Notting Hill carnival

Two men who stabbed three teenage boys in an attack at Notting Hill carnival have been convicted today (15 December).


Nursery worker jailed for sexually assaulting pupil

A nursery worker has been jailed for 12 and half years after he was found guilty of sexually assaulting a young child in his care.


UPDATE: Daughter and grandson sentenced for murdering Betty Guy

The daughter and grandson of 84-year-old Betty Guy, who died at her home in Swansea, have today (6 February) been found guilty of her murder.

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Man sentenced for stirring up hatred against Muslims on Facebook

John Hanson, 61, sentenced after posting messages on social media to stir up religious hatred against Muslims.


Man who stabbed former girlfriend to death guilty of murder

A man who stabbed his former girlfriend to death in a frenzied attack at a busy shopping centre has today been convicted of her murder.


Man jailed for selling fentanyl on the Dark Web

A man who imported a class A drug to sell on the Dark Web has been jailed for eight years today (5 February).


Ex-surgeon guilty of lying in interview to get £84k job

A doctor who lied to an interview panel to get a job as a specialist cancer surgeon has been found guilty of fraud today. The jury at Worcester Crown Court heard how he exaggerated his qualifications and experience to secure the £84,000-a-year post.


Man given life for Finsbury Park terror attack

A man who deliberately drove a van into a group of Muslims near a north London mosque has been given a life sentence for murder and attempted murder. These were prosecuted as acts of terrorism.


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