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Teacher, 30, who ‘had sex with teenage pupil’ told him ‘no one better find out’ | UK | News

Teacher, 30, who ‘had sex with teenage pupil’ told him ‘no one better find out’ | UK | News

[ad_1] A teacher allegedly told a pupil “no one better find out” before having sex with him at her flat, a jury has heard. Rebecca Joynes, 30, is on trial accused of six counts of having sexual activity with a child, with Joynes denying all charges. The accusations involve two teenage boys she met while working as a teacher at a Greater Manchester school. The trial is underway at Manchester Crown Court, with jurors previously hearing that Joynes allegedly groomed one pupil at the Trafford Centre during a shopping trip, before having sex with him. She is also accused of falling pregnant by another teenage pupil. On Wednesday, jurors watched video footage of an interview the first boy – known as Boy A – gave to police. He told officers that after being picked up by Ms Joynes, she drove him to the Trafford Centre and took him to the Selfridges store. He said he was unsure why they had gone to the shop and asked Ms Joynes: “Why are we actually here because I’m …

Farmer arrested as man shot dead and another injured after ‘burglary’ | UK | News

Farmer arrested as man shot dead and another injured after ‘burglary’ | UK | News

[ad_1] A farmer has been arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder after a man was shot dead and another seriously injured following a “burglary” in a quiet rural village. Police were called following reports of a break-in at a remote farmhouse in Whaley Bridge in the Peak District, in the early hours of the morning on Wednesday. A man was found with fatal injuries while another man was found seriously wounded on the road near to the property. Officers say both men sustained gun shot wounds. A cordon around Eccles Road was put up by officers from Derbyshire Constabulary. The injured man was taken to hospital where police say he was arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary. Another man was later arrested on suspicion of the same offence when police stopped a car on the A6 near to Chapel-en-le-frith, in Derbyshire. Two cordons remain in place at two houses in Eccles Road and, police say, will remain in place for some time while investigations continue. Eccles Road is currently closed from the junction …

Woman found dead at hotel used by Harry and Meghan’s wedding guests | UK | News

Woman found dead at hotel used by Harry and Meghan’s wedding guests | UK | News

[ad_1] Businesswoman Samantha Mickleburgh was found dead at the hotel used by wedding guests of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. A housekeeper reportedly found her body at the five-star Pennyhill Park hotel in Bagshot, Surrey, on April 14. According to The Telegraph, the hotel is a favourite with the England rugby squad and is around two miles away from the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh. It is said to have accommodated some of the guests for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding in 2018. James Cartwright, from Axminster in Devon, appeared at Guildford Magistrates Court on Tuesday in the wake of Samantha’s death. The 60-year-old is charged with murder and controlling and coercive behaviour. The pair were believed to be celebrating Cartwright’s birthday, reports SurreyLive. The family of Samantha have paid tribute to her today, following her death. In a statement they said: “We are devastated by the loss of Samantha, an incredible mother, beautiful, much cherished daughter, and friend. “Loved by many, she was a true example of class, integrity, and dedication to …

Mob descends on pervert’s home after ‘shameful and disgusting’ messages | UK | News

Mob descends on pervert’s home after ‘shameful and disgusting’ messages | UK | News

[ad_1] Kevin Wilkes, who engaged in lewd conversations with the supposed teenager (Image: Child Online Safety Team) An irate crowd gathered at the home of a man after he was exposed for sending “shameful and disgusting” messages to what he believed was a 13-year-old girl on Facebook and WhatsApp. Kevin Wilkes, who engaged in lewd conversations with the supposed teenager, sent her images of himself in compromising positions. However, he was actually interacting with a decoy profile managed by paedophile hunters. Liverpool Crown Court heard on Thursday that 58-year-old Wilkes, currently of no fixed abode but previously from Johnson Avenue in Prescot, had been caught in explicit exchanges on the social media platforms with an account created by the Child Online Safety Team. The court heard how Wilkes shared photos of himself in his boxers and dressing gown and solicited pictures of the girl in her underwear and school uniform. Prosecutor Christopher Taylor recounted how the sex offender made crude references to his anatomy and expressed sexual arousal, referring to adult videos as “sexy videos”. …

Burglar who cut hole in museum floor and ‘used litter picker’ to steal is jailed | UK | News

Burglar who cut hole in museum floor and ‘used litter picker’ to steal is jailed | UK | News

[ad_1] A burglar who cut a hole in a military museum floor and “used a litter picker” to steal priceless silver artifacts has been jailed. Graham Gallon, 36, snuck into the grounds of the Royal Lancers & Nottinghamshire Yeomanry Museum in Newark, Notts., in the early hours of October 29 last year. He sawed a hole from an archway in the former military stables directly underneath the museum to gain access to a display cabinet. It is believed Gallon then used a litter picker tool to grab silver items from inside the display case. Staff say another small hole suggests an endescope camera was pushed into the case to allow Gallon to identify what valuable silverware to steal. Among the valuable items taken was a parcel and gilt rosewater dish, thought to be the sister piece to the famous Wimbledon women’s singles trophy. Other pieces taken were the Hurlingham Grand Military Polo trophy, statuettes of mounted soldiers and a cavalry trumpet. The audacious raid was only discovered the next morning by a volunteer who found …

Killer at large after a 66-year-old man stabbed and left for dead | UK | News

Killer at large after a 66-year-old man stabbed and left for dead | UK | News

[ad_1] Police are on the hunt for a knifeman after a 66-year-old was stabbed to death on Friday. The unnamed man was found in the communal area of a block of flats in Lockhart Close in Enfield at around 7.30pm on March 1. Despite paramedics treating the man at the scene, he died a short while later. A murder investigation has since been launched with the suspect still at large. Police are arranging a formal identification and post-mortem exam. DCI Laura Nelson, Specialist Crime, said: “The victim was stabbed inside a flat in Lockhart Close and was found, critically injured, in the communal area of the block. “I know that local people will be extremely concerned by this tragic incident, and I can assure them that dedicated detectives are investigating. We will do everything possible to find whoever was responsible for this killing. “I am grateful to the local residents who assisted officers last night and this morning as our investigation commenced. They will continue to see police working in the area, including forensic officers …

Girl, 16, killed in horror Maidstone crash pictured as mum shares gut-wrenching tribute | UK | News

Girl, 16, killed in horror Maidstone crash pictured as mum shares gut-wrenching tribute | UK | News

[ad_1] A heartbroken mum has paid tribute to her teenage daughter who died in a crash on Saturday. Alisha Marie Ponter, 16, died when the car she was travelling in crashed and overturned. The white Toyota Hilux crashed in Maidstone, Kent. A 15-year-old boy was also injured in the crash and rushed to hospital. Another boy, 17, was taken to hospital with minor injuries and was later arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. Alisha Marie’s mum, Cody Marie, wrote a heart-breaking tribute on Facebook, saying: “Please all share. My princess now the most beautifuliest angel in the sky.” She added: “Oh Alisha my heart’s hurting. I’m praying I wake up and it’s the biggest dream ever but sadly no, I’ll never see your beautiful face again after we’ve laid u to rest.” She also added in another post: “Oh baby girl, what we would give to hold u one last time. Time is so precious as proven u was taken from us far to early u had your whole life ahead of u. …

Two arrests after boy, eight, bitten on head by dog thought to be XL bully | UK | News

Two arrests after boy, eight, bitten on head by dog thought to be XL bully | UK | News

[ad_1] A man and a woman have been arrested after an eight-year-old boy was seriously injured when he was bitten on the head by a dog believed to be an XL bully. Officers were called to Wadham Road in Bootle, Merseyside, just after 5.20pm on Saturday following a report that the dog had bitten a child on the head in the communal area of flats nearby. The boy was taken to hospital where he had emergency surgery for his serious head injuries, and where he remains in a serious but stable condition, Merseyside Police said. The dog was seized by police who said it is believed to be an XL bully. A 49-year-old woman and 30-year-old man, both from Bootle, have been arrested on suspicion of being a person in charge of a dog dangerously out of control and causing injury. They have been taken into custody to be interviewed. They are not related to the child who is injured. Detective Inspector Gary Stratton said: “This was a horrific attack which has left a young …

Cops raid cannabis farm in The Archers village – days before mystery blaze | UK | News

Cops raid cannabis farm in The Archers village – days before mystery blaze | UK | News

[ad_1] Riot cops raided a huge cannabis farm in a village which inspired BBC Radio 4 series The Archers – two days before it mysteriously burned down. Two men aged 22 and 24 were arrested following the dramatic bust at a warehouse in Hanbury, Worcs. Footage shows officers using chainsaws and battering rams to force their way into the metal shed on The Saltway early on Wednesday morning. Dozens of officers crossed countryside to reach the illegal cannabis farm and caught two men who were asleep in a makeshift dormitory. West Mercia Police seized nearly 500 cannabis plants with a street value of £410,000. Large-scale electrical, lighting and cultivation systems linked to the production of cannabis were also found. There was also further evidence at the scene of a grow that had already been cropped. The raid came after intelligence was developed around the location following concerns about drugs and suspicious activity in the area. The factory was in the idyllic village of Hanbury which is more well known as thesetting of long-running radio series …

London acid attack: Watch as police hunting suspect find ‘corrosive substances’ in flat | UK | News

London acid attack: Watch as police hunting suspect find ‘corrosive substances’ in flat | UK | News

[ad_1] Police hunting for the suspect in a corrosive substance attack on a mother and her daughters in Clapham, London have released footage from a flat search. The incident took place on Wednesday (January 31) and saw the mum and her two daughters left with serious injuries after the substance was thrown at them. Three women and a man attempted to stop the attacker as he fled the scene. Now police are searching for Abdul Shokoor Ezedi in connection with the incident and were seen on CCTV footage entering a property in Newcastle which had containers with corrosive warnings on their labels inside it. The woman involved in the incident remain in hospital in a critical but stable condition and police say she was known to Ezedi. The Metropolitan Police says it has been inundated with calls providing information since the incident with searches taking place at two addresses in east London and three in Newcastle. Officers are trying to track Ezedi’s movements after he was captured by CCTV at London Underground at King’s Cross, where he was last seen boarding …