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A teenage father who murdered his "perfect" newborn son in a drink-fuelled rage before eating toast in a state of elation has been sentenced to life imprisonment.Doulton Phillips, 17, bit Reggie on the nose causing a "gaping wound" and violently shook and swung him in a two-hour example of "callous…
A convicted paedophile has been jailed for eight years after making indecent videos of young girls over a popular live streaming app.Matthew Claridge, 49, tried to bribe girls as young as 10 to supply indecent pictures and videos of themselves, and threatened to make the images of those who relented…
British girls who may be at risk of being taken abroad to undergo female genital mutilation over the Christmas "cutting season" have been urged to ask an adult they trust for help.Campaigner and FGM survivor Leyla Hussein warned that the festive period can be a dangerous time for young girls,…
A man who was part of a gang of paedophiles who raped a baby and young child in abuse that was streamed over the internet has been jailed for 15 years.Matthew Law, 50, is the eighth defendant to be convicted of charges relating to the case - described by a…
A High Court judge has rejected a bid by the father of Poppi Worthington to remove details of her sexual abuse and change the official record of her death, and instead ordered him to pay costs for bringing a judicial review.Paul Worthington's lawyers claimed David Roberts, Senior Coroner for Cumbria,…
A council has admitted failings at a care home where a worker sexually abused young boys.Victims of Brian Newman came forward following the Jimmy Saville scandal and a report has revealed numerous problems at the Woodhead Road children’s unit, where the abuse took place between 1990 and 1996.The former care…
The leader of Roman Catholics in England and Wales has denied a child sex abuse survivor's claim he covered up for the actions of a priest at the centre of several allegations.Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, was asked whether he had suppressed a 1968 note relating to an alleged…
A mother is due to stand trial charged with the murder of her four-year-old daughter.Carly Ann Harris, 38, is accused of killing Amelia Brooke Harris following an incident at a property in Trealaw, Rhondda, South Wales, on June 8 this year.Harris denied one count of murder and an alternative count…
A new hotline for reporting the sexual exploitation of children has been launched by Barnardo’s Scotland and Crimestoppers.The Nightwatch Hotline will enable people to anonymously pass on information to the charities and police if they suspect a child is being sexually abused – especially for people working in Scotland’s night-time…
A school information and communications technology (ICT) technician has been jailed for grooming and sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl.Alex Barnes, 22, pleaded guilty to five counts of sexual activity with a child, three counts of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity and one count of penetrative sexual activity…
A teenager will go on trial next year charged with the rape and murder of six-year-old Alesha MacPhail on the Scottish island of Bute.The 16-year-old, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, is accused of abducting, raping and murdering Alesha.She was at the start of a three-week break visiting family…
The case against a man accused of sexually assaulting a weeks-old baby in Northern Ireland has been adjourned until January 2.The infant had been in intensive care in hospital.A 25-year-old man was originally charged at Armagh Magistrates' Court with sexually assaulting a child and grievous bodily harm following an alleged…
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