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A toddler who suffered wrist fractures probably had her arm pulled or twisted, a specialist has told a family court judge. The little girl also suffered a rib fracture consistent with a "shaking episode", Judge Kate Purkiss heard. The judge concluded that the youngster's injuries were "inflicted" and "non-accidental". But…
The trustees of the Presidents Club, a controversial black-tie event mired in sexual harassment allegations, have been censured by the Charity Commission. A report by the Commission found "significant failures" at the Charitable Trust, and that the trustees were in breach of a number of "key charity law duties". It…
A council worker has embraced his new-found fame as Harry Kane's doppelganger. Danny McLaughlin says he gets stopped in the street by people mistaking him for the England footballer and has even missed trains because 'fans' are begging him for a picture. The 26-year-old, who lives in West London, told…
Tears and applause greeted MPs' approval of mental health reforms known as "Seni's law" in memory of the man whose death inspired them. Olaseni Lewis (pictured), known as Seni to friends and family, died aged 23 in September 2010 - days after he fell unconscious while being restrained by 11…
A London-based nurse who used voodoo threats to traffick vulnerable women from Nigeria to Germany to work as prostitutes has been jailed for 14 years. Josephine Iyamu exposed her five victims to a "real and significant" risk of death as they made hazardous journeys across north Africa and the Mediterranean…
The Government faces renewed calls for buffer zones around abortion clinics after a High Court judge upheld a ban on protests outside a London facility. Ealing Council was the first in the country to create a 100-metre protest-free zone outside a Marie Stopes clinic in the west London borough following…
The parents and brothers of a "vulnerable" young man have appeared in court accused of killing him at the family's mansion. Kennedy Ife, 26, allegedly suffered a heart attack after being restrained at the home in Lancaster Avenue, Barnet, north London, in August 2016. His mother Josephine, 55, and father…
A London-based nurse has been found guilty of trafficking five Nigerian women to Germany to work as prostitutes - after forcing them to undergo humiliating voodoo rituals. Josephine Iyamu (pictured) made her victims swear oaths to hand over money during "juju" ceremonies which saw them ordered to eat chicken hearts,…
A recovering alcoholic has won the latest stage of a legal fight over the care of her daughter. She mounted an appeal after a family court judge ruled that the little girl, who is about 12 months old, should be placed for adoption. Three Court of Appeal judges have overturned…
A cruel couple have been jailed for at least 30 years for torturing their French nanny to death over a bizarre obsession with a former Boyzone pop star. Delusional Sabrina Kouider, 35, and her timid partner Ouissem Medouni, 40, killed 21-year-old Sophie Lionnet over a false belief she was in…
A foster carer who sued her former agency over allegations that prevented her from working has accepted substantial damages at the High Court. Francine West brought proceedings for defamation, malicious falsehood and breach of the Data Protection Act against 24Seven Fostering Services. Her solicitor, Dominic Garner, told Judge Richard Parkes…
Grandparents, not council bosses, should have responsibility for two boys who have been at the centre of Family Court litigation, appeal judges have ruled. A Family Court judge had decided that the boys, aged five and two, should be taken from the care of their mother and live with their…
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