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‘Global first’ ruling that online content contributed to Molly Russell’s death

Coroner Andrew Walker said the material viewed by the teenager should not have been available for a child to see.
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Online Safety Bill amendment to be brought forward after Molly Russell inquest

Baroness Beeban Kidron said she will table a change to the legislation in the House of Lords after the coroner’s conclusion on Friday.
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Met officers cleared of assaulting man mistaken for robbery suspect

Sergeant Emily Joshi and Pc Ozan Yelken have been found not guilty of assaulting Emmanuel Ugborokefe by beating him

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Police investigate claim Stephen Lawrence killer had phone in cell

A Prison Service spokesman said: ‘We can confirm this matter has been referred to the police for investigation.’

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Man handed indefinite hospital order for stabbing of stranger at petrol station

Paul Miller, who has paranoid schizophrenia, admitted a charge of attempted murder.
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Protester given six-week prison sentence for tying himself to goalpost

Louis McKechnie, 21, denied aggravated trespass and going onto the playing area at the game at Everton’s Goodison Park stadium but was found guilty.
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Russell family lawyer says after landmark ruling some inquests not done properly

Merry Varney, from Leigh Day solicitors, said not all bereaved relatives have had the chance to seek answers.
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Ian Russell: Coroner’s conclusions step towards much-needed change

Molly Russell’s father spoke on the steps of North London Coroner’s Court following the inquest’s conclusion on Friday.
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Coroner to rule on whether social media contributed to Molly Russell’s death

Coroner Andrew Walker is set to deliver his conclusions on Friday.
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Three charged with murder of Shakira Spencer, 35, in Ealing

A man and two women are due in court on Friday, as the Met continue to appeal for information

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Brent murder: 71-year-old victim ‘specifically targeted’ say police

A 22-year-old man and a 27-year-old woman were arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of murder, theft of a bank card and fraud

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Back-from-the-dead teenager beams as his attackers are found guilty

James Bascoe-Smith’s heart stopped for an hour after he was stabbed in the street.
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Black man feared he would be killed during mistaken police stop, court told

Emmanuel Ugborokefe ‘felt discriminated against’ in a case of mistaken identity over a reported robbery, but two officers deny assaulting him.
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William MacDowell guilty of murdering Renee MacRae and son Andrew in 1976

MacDowell, 80, will spend the rest of his life in prison after being ordered to serve a minimum of 30 years.
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Sister of victim makes plea to killer MacDowell: Tell us where the bodies are

Morag Govans has urged William MacDowell to confess what he did with the remains of her sister and nephew after murdering them more than 45 years ago.
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Epileptic driver jailed for more than four years for killing toddler

Lee Burford, 44, had ignored medical advice and continued to drive his Renault Clio before the incident in October 2020.
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Three gangsters jailed for friend’s murder in legal first

The home-side homicide case is believed to be the first of its kind to be brought in England and Wales.
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Renee MacRae murder: Police optimistic of finding bodies of mum and her son

DCI Brian Geddes said officers would attempt to speak to killer William MacDowell in a bid to find the bodies of the mother and son killed in 1976.
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Epileptic driver admits killing toddler and injuring her father

Lee Burford had ignored medical advice and continued to drive his Renault Clio before the tragic incident.
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Harry Dunn’s alleged killer appears in UK court after three years

Anne Sacoolas appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court via video-link from the United States on Thursday.
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Chance to make internet safe must not “slip away”, Molly Russell inquest hears

Coroner Andrew Walker said social media had brought a risk to children into their homes.
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Harry Dunn’s alleged killer appears in London court via video link

‘There is no indication of plea to a charge of death by dangerous driving, but there will be a guilty plea to a charge of death by careless driving’, defence barrister Ben Cooper said

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Harry Dunn’s alleged killer Anne Sacoolas appears in London court

Anne Sacoolas is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Thursday.
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Justice Secretary urges striking lawyers to consider proposals at swearing-in

Brandon Lewis made his comments as he was formally sworn in as Lord Chancellor during a traditional ceremony at the Royal Courts of Justice.
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Human rights protections were no defence to ‘violent’ Colston statue toppling

The Court of Appeal has given a ruling on legal issues arising out of the prosecution of the so-called Colston Four, who were cleared by a jury.
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Pair in court over murder of 15-year-old outside school gates

The judge remanded both teenagers to youth detention accommodation

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Police constable who hit Dalian Atkinson with her baton cleared of assault

Jurors said Pc Mary Ellen Bettley-Smith did not act unlawfully when she struck the ex-footballer three times before his death in 2016.
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Police launch murder probe after woman found dead in Ealing

A man and two women have been arrested on suspicion of murder

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Barristers’ strike delays ‘may not be good enough reason to extend custody’

The Director of Public Prosecutions had brought a challenge against decisions made in two separate cases in Bristol and Manchester.
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Alleged fugitive to ‘face the music’ for producer’s gang murder, court told

Dean Pascal-Modeste suffered 14 stab wounds and died at the scene in south-east London in 2017.
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PC cleared of assaulting retired Aston Villa player prior to death

Pc Mary Ellen Bettley-Smith was acquitted after jurors rejected prosecution claims that she ‘lashed out’ in anger at Mr Atkinson before his death in Telford