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One of Britain's most prolific paedophiles, who blackmailed a string of vulnerable victims, is to challenge his 32-year prison sentence.Cambridge graduate Matthew Falder will have his case considered by three Court of Appeal judges in London on Tuesday.He admitted 137 offences, including voyeurism, encouraging child rape, and sharing images showing…
A drug dealer who trafficked three children including a teenage girl to use in a "county lines" crack and heroin selling ring has been jailed for 14 years after a landmark prosecution. Birmingham-based Zakaria Mohammed, 21, recruited the vulnerable youngsters to extend his drugs network to Lincoln, but was caught…
Two ambulances have been damaged by bricks thrown from a Birmingham overpass in a "dangerous and idiotic" attack. Authorities are appealing for information about the incident which took place on Borchfield Road, at the junction of Aston Lane, between 2.30pm and 3pm on Tuesday. Nathan Hudson, emergency services operations delivery…
Former JLS star Oritse Williams has been charged with rape over an incident at a hotel in Wolverhampton in 2016. The 31-year-old singer, who enjoyed chart success after shooting to fame on The X Factor in 2008, was arrested in December 2016 following allegations that he raped a fan in…
A convicted sex offender killed a nurse in her home weeks after he told probation staff he might rape again, a watchdog review has revealed. Leroy Campbell Ipictured) raped and strangled Lisa Skidmore, attempted to murder her elderly mother and then set fire to the property in Wolverhampton in November…
A killer who strangled a mother-of-two during sex and then scattered pornography near her body has been convicted of murder. Jurors deliberated for an hour and 15 minutes before unanimously convicting Richard Bailey (pictured) of the murder of 33-year-old Charlotte Teeling, who had also been smothered. Birmingham Crown Court heard…
A disgraced police inspector who admitted making or distributing more than 300 indecent images of children has been sacked. Lee Bartram, of West Midlands Police, was thrown out of the force at a fast-track gross misconduct hearing held at its headquarters on Thursday. Chief Constable David Thompson told the special…
The health watchdog has taken action after an inspection at a hospital brought up a "number of concerns" surrounding its A&E department, particularly with regard to whether staff were identifying patients with suspected sepsis effectively. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) said inspectors also found that care records were not always…
A 25-year-old mother convicted of allowing the manslaughter of her infant son at the hands of his father has been jailed for 18 months. Laura Davies (pictured) was told she had failed to heed "warning signals" before the death of six-month-old Kayden Walker - including a comment from his father,…
An artist's impression of an alleged sex attacker has been released after the attempted rape of an 11-year-old girl in Birmingham. West Midlands Police said the youngster was attacked as she was walking through Babbs Mill Park in the Solihull area of the city at around 2.50pm on Friday June…
Staff at one of Britain's largest prisons were found asleep or locked in offices during an inspection that uncovered "appalling" squalor and violence, a watchdog has said, as it emerged the Government is taking over the privately-run jail. In a scathing critique, Chief Inspector of Prisons Peter Clarke warned HMP…
A young schoolgirl was battered to death with a table leg by her "mentally ill" great-uncle just hours after a hospital crisis team said it could not help him because he was "not a risk", a court heard. Delroy Forrester admitted killing 11-year-old Jasmine Forrester in an attack on February…
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