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The Rachael Slack murder ‘could not be predicted’

The Rachael Slack murder ‘could not be predicted’

A serious case review has found that the murders of a mother and her young son could not have been “reasonably predicted”, even though she told police about threats to kill them days before they were stabbed to death.

Rachael Slack, 38, and her 23-month-old son Auden were found with 48 stab wounds at their home in the picturesque village of Holbrook, Derbyshire, on June 2, 2010.

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‘Suitcase Killer’ Gyarmati Guilty Of Murder

‘Suitcase Killer’ Gyarmati Guilty Of Murder

Neighbours heard screams and a call for help the night before Laszlo Gyarmati was caught on CCTV wheeling his victim’s body away

Alexandra Kovacs

Alexandra Kovacs was working hard to send money back home to her family

A man who strangled a woman and dumped her body in a suitcase has been convicted of murder.

Laszlo Gyarmati, from Hungary, was sentenced to life with a minimum term of 17 years for the killing of Alexandra Kovacs.

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Laszlo Gyarmati will spend at least 17 years in prison

CCTV footage of Gyarmati showed him leaving Miss Kovacs’ property on July read more

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Mum Jailed For 14 Years For Murdering Baby

Mum Jailed For 14 Years For Murdering Baby

Emma Wilson, 25, attacked her own toddler inflicting a catalogue of ‘catastrophic’ injuries then blamed it on her other child.

Emma Wilson inflicted a catalogue of catastrophic injuries on her son

Emma Wilson inflicted a catalogue of catastrophic injuries on her son

A mother has been jailed for life with a minimum of 14 years for murdering her 11-month-old baby son.

Emma Wilson, 25, from Windsor in Berkshire attacked her own toddler inflicting a catalogue of ‘catastrophic’ injuries.

Callum Wilson was born on April 23 2010 and spent the his first months read more

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Police Officer Shoots Himself In The Leg

Police Officer Shoots Himself In The Leg

A police officer has accidentally shot himself in the leg at Putney police station while he was “holstering” a firearm.

The male officer was taken to hospital on Monday morning and remains in a stable condition.

No one else was present when the gun was fired.

The Met Police said in a statement that the officer was injured after his police issued firearm was discharged at approximately 9am on Monday, January 20.

The statement said: “The male officer was taken to a south London hospital where he remains in a stable condition.

“Enquiries into the circumstances of the incident are under way; the Directorate read more

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150-Car Pile-Up Drivers Face Action In Kent

150-Car Pile-Up Drivers Face Action In Kent

Police say they have enough evidence to prosecute 32 motorists involved in a 150-car pile-up on the New Sheppey Crossing Bridge in Kent.

But officers said rather than drag the alleged offenders through the courts, they will send them on driver alertness courses instead.

The huge crash during rush hour on September 5 last year is believed to have been the biggest accident in thick fog in living memory.

It continued for 10 minutes as cars and lorries smashed into each read more

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Drug Gang Sells Cannabis To School Children

Drug Gang Sells Cannabis To School Children

The boss of the south London firm claims the cannabis trade in Britain is “the biggest it has ever been” despite continued police efforts to disrupt the illegal trade.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, the man in his twenties said he employs more than 30 workers.

He explained how they had at least three factories supplying people in south London and even claims he exports the class B drug to the Netherlands, Germany and Austria.

The boss said: “We have a type of weed over here called ‘English cheese’.”

“It was created over here – in Amsterdam they don’t have that so they try to create that but they just can’t because it is what we make and that’s what they want.”

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Childcare Costs ‘Stop Parents Going To Work’

Childcare Costs ‘Stop Parents Going To Work’

Politicians are accused of failing to tackle childcare costs as a study shows a quarter of parents cannot afford to work.

Politicians are accused of a 'lack of understanding' on childcare costs

Politicians are accused of a ‘lack of understanding’ on childcare costs

The spiralling cost of childcare is preventing parents from returning to work, with one in four saying they would like a job but cannot afford it, according to a study.

The cost of childcare has increased by 19% in the last year and the average hourly rate for hiring a nanny is now £9.80.

One in four unemployed parents say they would like to work but the cost of childcare read more

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New London Black Cab, Nissan Ditches Diesel

New London Black Cab, Nissan Ditches Diesel

Diesel engines are to be ditched in a new version of the London black cab, which has been launched by Japanese carmaker Nissan.

The company promised that its new 1.6 litre petrol-engine taxi will be cleaner than the current diesel cabs used in the capital and regional areas.

The new taxi comes with round headlamps, a re-modelled grille and new front-bumper panels.

It is a remodelled version of the vehicle first unveiled in August 2012, with modifications made following feedback read more

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Aurora Borealis in the UK

Aurora Borealis in the UK

Scientists say the aurora borealis, also known as the northern lights, came as low as the M4 corridor last night – and there will be an even better chance to see them tonight.

The natural light display, which usually takes place in the Arctic and Antarctic regions, may have been seen in the early hours by stargazers in southern Britain.

The northern lights appear as shimmering read more

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Riot Victims ‘Failed by PM and Mayor’

Riot Victims ‘Failed by PM and Mayor’

Labour has accused David Cameron and Boris Johnson of breaking promises to more than 130 victims of the London riots who have made compensation claims but are yet to receive a single penny.

The Opposition said of all the claims, less than 16% of the requested cash has been paid out more than two years after violence and looting broke out across the capital.

Shadow home office minister Steve Reed, who uncovered the figures through freedom of information requests to the police, claimed  the riot victims felt “abandoned and ignored by the Government read more

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