Neighbourhood Watch switches focus to wolf-whistlers as street harassment soars

Neighbourhood Watch is switching its focus from tackling burglars to challenging wolf -whistlers following a big rise in the number of people suffering street harassment. The community-based organisation, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, was set up to help... Read more

Empire actor Jussie Smollett branded a ‘charlatan’ as he is jailed for staging racist attack

Smollett’s attorneys also read aloud letters from other supporters, including the president of the NAACP, the Rainbow PUSH Coalition and actors LaTanya and Samuel L. Jackson that asked Linn to consider the case’s effect on Smollett’s life and career. Several... Read more

Police dismissed stalker’s ‘sinister’ bag of knives and Viagra as lost property before he killed model, 23

A bag of weapons stashed by a stalker who went on to murder a 23-year-old woman was treated as lost property by police – despite containing a receipt that could have identified him, it has emerged. Michael Sellers stabbed colleague... Read more

What real-life mobsters really thought of The Godfather

The FBI saw mobsters emulating the movie – kissing rings, carrying themselves like the characters, and using the term Godfather (which was invented by Puzo – possibly inspired by the Kefauver report, which noted crime boss Frank Costello was godfather... Read more

Hating people is not a crime and shouldn’t be treated as one, says police watchdog

Hating people is not a crime and the police should stick to enforcing the law rather than trying to create offences that do not exist, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary has warned. In a stinging rebuke, Sir Tom Winsor said... Read more

Dominic Raab’s ‘meagre’ reforms will ‘prolong the trauma’ for thousands waiting for justice

Victims in 53,000 cases will still be waiting for justice in three years under Dominic Raab’s “meagre” plans to reduce “unacceptable” court delays, MPs have said. MPs on the Commons public accounts committee said that the Justice Secretary’s aim to... Read more

‘Cinderella crimes’ of fraud and burglary should be prioritised by police, review warns

Fraud and burglary should be prioritised by police to regain public trust, a major review will recommend, as experts warned they are currently treated as “Cinderella crimes”. The Strategic Review of Policing, which is to be published this week and... Read more

Rapper Dizzee Rascal found guilty of assaulting ex-fiancée

Dizzee Rascal has been found guilty of assaulting his ex-fiancée during a row over child contact and finances. The grime artist, 37, whose real name is Dylan Mills, was been found guilty of attacking Cassandra Jones by pressing his forehead... Read more

Root out the dodgy police officers by making them re-interview for jobs, review recommends

The review also recommended that, in order to improve public confidence, every force should increase the number of visible bobbies on the beat. In addition, the report’s authors also said there needed to be more effort made to improve ethnic... Read more

This ‘English gent’ is really an American fugitive wanted for rape and fraud, say facial recognition experts

A man who has been pretending to be an urbane English gentleman is an American fugitive accused of faking his own death in an effort to escape justice, facial recognition experts believe. Proceedings are under way to extradite Nicholas Rossi... Read more

The 125 women killed by men since Sarah Everard – and what it tells us about Britain today

Their names are barely known, except to families and friends. But two other women and a teenage girl were killed by men in the same week that Sarah Everard’s murder shook the country to its core a year ago. Four... Read more

From jail to jobs: Why Employment Boards in prison are the answer

As Justice Secretary, I am relentlessly focused on cutting crime and protecting the public. To deliver that, we need to divert criminal offenders away from a life of crime, and onto a law-abiding path.  Fixing up ex-offenders with a job... Read more

Sasha Johnson: BLM activist shot in the head is a ‘fighter’, mother says after trial collapses

The mother and sister of black equal rights activist Sasha Johnson who was shot in the head last summer have pledged to get justice and said she is a fighter who will recover to tell her own story. Ms Johnson,... Read more

Britain’s ‘most wanted woman’ is collared whilst walking her dogs in Spain

Tom Dowdall, NCA international deputy director, said: “Sarah Panitzke has been on the run for almost nine years. Given the length of time, she might have thought we had stopped searching, but she remained on our radar. “Joint working between... Read more

Dear Richard Madeley: ‘My boss is boasting about stealing equipment from our office’

Dear Richard, I work for a small creative consultancy. After several months of hybrid working, we are returning to being an office-based organisation, and it’s becoming clear that an awful lot of laptops and audio and video kit have gone... Read more

Lie detector tests could be used to grant terrorists and rapists greater freedoms on release

Terrorists, paedophiles and rapists could be considered for greater freedoms on their release if they pass lie detector tests, the Sunday Telegraph can disclose. As the Government increases the number of high-risk criminals who can have the tests added to... Read more

Sabina Nessa: Pizza delivery driver admits murdering teacher after he lay in wait ‘for any lone female’

After carrying out his random attack, Selamaj returned to the hotel in Eastbourne via Tunbridge Wells, where he disposed of his murder weapon in the River Teise. The following day, on Sep 18, he returned to work, the court heard.... Read more

Rape victims ‘more traumatised by inadequate trials’ than original attack

Wendy Williams, the lead inspector, said: “As long as the criminal justice system does not operate effectively and efficiently, there will be a risk that perpetrators will not be brought to justice.”  The inspectorate proposed specialist rape courts to help... Read more

Sabina Nessa: Albanian garage worker pleads guilty to murder of teacher

An Albanian garage worker has pleaded guilty to murdering a primary school teacher yards from her home, a court has heard.  Sabina Nessa, 28, was on her way to meet a friend in a bar when she was attacked and... Read more

Courts shed ‘Rumpole of the Bailey’ image as young people apply to become magistrates

Bev Higgs, chairman of the Magistrates Association, said JPs suffered from being stereotyped.  “I have sat with teachers, midwives, IT specialists, helicopter pilots, housewives and widowers,” she said. “There is no overarching stereotype. It is open to everyone. “Most people... Read more

Murdered boy denied access to a social worker because his mother claimed he had Covid

Prosecutor Caroline Rees QC said: “Logan was described by those who knew and loved him during his short life as a lovely little boy, chatty, polite, kind and caring. “He was five years old when his body was found by... Read more

Ministers to reject making misogyny a hate crime

Rachel Maclean, the Home Office minister, said: “There is no excuse for abuse and I have been clear that I will do everything I can to prevent sickening attacks against people based on their sex and gender. “However, the Law... Read more

Inside the quiet suburban housewife life of Virginia Giuffre

In late 2020, Giuffre purchased the $1.9 million AUD (£1m) property, which is believed to have been possibly funded by previous large out-of-court settlements related to Epstein and his former girlfriend, Ghislaine Maxwell. The residence comes with a deluxe, upper-level master... Read more

Actors hoodwinked in ‘Hollywood con queen’ scam

Tahilramani, 41, is wanted in the US to face allegations of conspiracy to commit fraud and aggravated identity theft as part of the £1.5 million scam. Well-known figures in the entertainment industry allegedly impersonated for financial gain included Wendi Deng,... Read more

What really happened at Dolphin Square, Britain’s most notorious address

When Dolphin Square officially opened in 1936, it was never intended to be just another block of flats. Boasting some 1,200 upmarket units on a seven-and-a-half-acre site, it was the largest self-contained apartment complex in Europe – a city dwelling... Read more