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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 woman has spoken of how she feared she would die at the hands of her increasingly violent and controlling husband after he was jailed for his abusive crimes. Zeenit Bibi endured 16 years of marriage to Aziz Rehman, who kept her a virtual prisoner in their home, routinely beating…
A woman who murdered her step-grandfather on Christmas Day by beating him with his own walking stick and stabbing him more than 120 times has been told she will serve at least 13 years in prison. Lindsey Fletcher, 39, claimed she attacked Michael Eaton when he tried to sexually abuse…
Two teenage moped riders have each been jailed for more than 20 years after stabbing a charity youth worker to death during a violent robbery spree. Nathan Gilmaney, 19, and Troy Thomas, 18, tried to rob as many people as possible, leaving a trail of destruction in their wake on…
Two teenagers have been jailed over the fatal stabbing of a youth worker who confronted a group of drug dealers outside his home. Omid Saidy (pictured) was knifed in the neck after he chased two teenagers from outside his house near Parsons Green, south-west London. The 20-year-old had gone after…
A wife who stabbed her husband to death during a drink-fuelled row a week before Christmas has been jailed for eight years. Natasha Jex, 32, used a kitchen knife to inflict the single, fatal blow to her 52-year-old husband Neal at their home in the Penywaun area of Aberdare, South…
A promising Oxford University medical student who avoided jail after stabbing her boyfriend with a bread knife has lost an appeal against her suspended sentence. Lavinia Woodward attacked her then partner after drinking at her university accommodation at Christ Church college. The 25-year-old was given a 10-month prison term suspended…
The British Association of Social Workers (BASW) Northern Ireland has published deeply concerning research findings detailing social workers’ experiences of being subjected to intimidation, threats and violence. Their report, Insult and Injury: Exploring the impacts of intimidation, threats and violence against social workers, presents the results of a survey open…
The British Association of Social Workers (BASW) Northern Ireland has published deeply concerning research findings detailing social workers’ experiences of being subjected to intimidation, threats and violence. Their report, Insult and Injury, presents the results of a survey open to all social workers in Northern Ireland. Eighty-six per cent of…
Girls and women in their late teens and early twenties are significantly more likely to suffer abuse at the hands of a current or former partner than those in older age groups, official statistics show. Females who are bisexual, from the poorest households or suffering from a long-term illness also…
The Northern Ireland Association of Social Workers (NIASW) are inviting social workers to their Annual Meeting 2018 where they will launch and discuss their report on violence against the workforce. Taking place on Wednesday, 6 June 2018 at the Crowne Plaza in Belfast, the report 'Intimidation, Threats and Violence Against…
A fashion student has been acquitted of murdering her former partner who died by euthanasia after she threw acid over him as he lay sleeping. Berlinah Wallace, 48, meticulously researched acid attacks and purchased a bottle of 98% concentration sulphuric acid online after Mark van Dongen left her for another…
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