Four family members stabbed to death in Bermondsey formally identified by police

Police have officially identified the four family members who were stabbed to death in a terraced house in south-east London. Denton Burke, 58, and his partner, Jamaica-born NHS worker Dolet Hill, 64, were both killed at their home in Delaford... Read more

Man stabbed and at least 10 people injured after lone attacker strikes in town centre

One man was stabbed and 10 other people were injured by a lone attacker in a town centre. A man in his 20s is in a stable condition in hospital after being stabbed in Bedworth town centre, just north of... Read more

Man who claimed ‘voices’ told him to kill neighbour found guilty of murder

Instead, he claimed the charge he should face for killing Mr Boorman was manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility. On Tuesday, a jury unanimously convicted him of murder after a day of deliberations. During the trial, the court heard... Read more

Man who stabbed neighbour 27 times had told police: ‘I will murder him’

At Bristol Crown Court on Monday, jurors heard the attacks were motivated by “anger and revenge” stemming from a dispute over parking between the Boormans and Arslan. On police body-worn cameras, Arslan had told officers that he had warned the... Read more

Killed By a Rich Kid, review: a sobering documentary on how no children are safe from knife crime

Killed By a Rich Kid appeared to continue Channel 4’s habit of giving horribly sensationalist titles to its documentaries. In this case, though, it provided food for thought. Because it left viewers with a question: if this murder trial had... Read more

Over a third of repeat knife offenders escaping jail despite strict ‘two strike and out’ laws

Sir Mike Penning, a former Conservative policing and justice minister, accused judges of letting down victims. “It is appalling for victims,” he said. “Victims need to know the full force of the law will be used when culprits are found... Read more

Maida Vale stabbing: ‘Hero’ driver who ran over knifeman released with ‘no further action’

An inquest at Westminster Coroner’s Court heard that an arrest warrant for Mr McCaskie had been issued three weeks prior to the incident. Speaking after the incident, family members of Ms Chkaifi praised the driver for his “heroic” actions. The... Read more

Mother of stabbed teenager vows to return to Romania as London ‘not a place to bring up children’

“I feel like I want to run away from this country and go back to Romania with my child I still have left,” she said. “We wanted to move out of London before he died because it is not safe.... Read more

Drug gangs, skinheads and Stephen Merchant: the wild life of Outlaws co-creator Elgin James

Elgin James has led a more eventful life than most TV writers. He grew up on a farm in rural New England, mixed-race himself, in an adoptive family and with an abusive father. He was arrested for the first time... Read more

Boy, 14, charged with murder of Ava White

A teenager has been charged with the murder of a 12-year-old girl in Liverpool, police said.  Ava White was out with friends on Thursday after a Christmas lights switch-on when she suffered “catastrophic injuries”.  The public and paramedics fought to... Read more

Ava White: Police appeal for van driver who may have witnessed 12-year-old’s murder

Detective Superintendent Sue Coombs said: “We are also sharing a still image of a van which was in the vicinity of the incident and may have witnessed something vital. “To be clear, we think those vehicle’s occupants are witnesses, and... Read more

Couple ‘murdered in dispute over parking space’ while their children slept upstairs

Neighbours of a couple killed in a Somerset village have said that “everyone has an issue with parking around here” amid speculation over what led to the deadly dispute. Married couple Stephen Chapple, 34, and wife Jennifer, 33, were found... Read more