News: Serious Violent & Sexual Crime

Dea-John Reid: Boy ‘hunted down’ and murdered, court hears

A 14-year-old boy was "hunted down" by a "pack" of two men and three teenagers in broad daylight, before he was stabbed, a...

28th February 2022

Man jailed for life for murder of ‘defenceless grandmother’

Valentine Lazar was sentenced at the Central Criminal Court to life with a minimum of 23 and a half years for the murder of...

4th February 2022

Dagenham Iceland killing

Following a 4 week trial at the Central Criminal Court, father and son, Gary and Bobby Ternent have been found guilty of the...

28th January 2022

Independent safeguarding review published

A safeguarding review into abuse committed by John Smyth QC against pupils and former pupils of Winchester College in the...

20th January 2022

Golfer Thorbjorn Olesen cleared of sexual assault

Professional golfer, Thorbjorn Olesen, has been found not guilty of sexual assault following a 3 day trial heard at...

9th December 2021

National guidance issued to prevent exploitation on county lines

National guidance has been issued to police forces and other professionals directed at preventing the exploitation of...

22nd October 2021

Jake Rollinson found guilty of the murder of Joe Whitchurch

Following a 2 week trial at Nottingham Crown Court, Jake Rollinson was found guilty of murder. Mr Rollinson, a small time...

2nd September 2021

Woman found guilty of ‘Medieval duel’ murder of ex husband

Following a 4 week trial at Kingston Crown Court, Asta Juskauskiene was found guilty of murder after she arranged for her...

13th January 2020

Court of Appeal reduce sentence in sexual assault case from 8 years to 5 years

Ailsa Williamson represented the Appellant in this successful appeal against sentence which raised issues about the meaning...

9th December 2019

Stephen Port’s drug dealer convicted of murder

Gerald Matovu was convicted of murder at the Old Bailey; he and his partner Brandan Dunbar targeted their victims through gay...

16th July 2019