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Jurors at the rape trial of two Irish rugby internationals could be sent out to deliberate on their verdict on Tuesday, a court has heard. Judge Patricia Smyth told the eight men and three women she was approaching the end of her summing up at Belfast Crown Court. She said…
Emotion and prejudice have no part to play in deciding whether two Irish rugby internationals are guilty of rape, jurors at their trial have been told. The panel of eight men and three woman were warned not to jump to conclusions about any criminal offence because they have heard evidence…
Police have lost tabs on nearly 500 registered sex offenders in Britain, according to a report. The missing include rapists and paedophiles, including some who disappeared more than a decade ago, according to a Sky News investigation. Figures released by 41 police forces show the number of convicted sex offenders…
Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey has been accused of “callous disregard” after insisting the UK Government’s so-called rape clause “strikes the right balance”. Former Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale (pictured) wrote to Ms McVey urging her to review the “invasive and degrading” policy on her appointment to the role…
A sexual offences liaison officer who found a rape victim in his care "attractive" has been jailed after he hacked into her Facebook account and downloaded pictures of her as a child. Sussex Police constable Martin Harris used the password the woman gave police to help investigate her attack without…
A man who raped one woman and sexually assaulted three others on a three-hour crime spree has been sentenced to life in prison and must serve 11 years before he is considered for release. Jake Killick, 23, also committed three street robberies before he was detained by police at Norwich…
A rapist who attacked two women in the 1980s was caught more than 30 years later because he urinated in a neighbour's plant pot, police said. Eric McKenna, 60, has been jailed for 23 years for raping women in Gateshead and Newcastle in separate street attacks, Northumbria Police said. He…
Morals, emotion and sympathy should not be considered in the rape trial of two high profile rugby players, a defence barrister has said. Instead, the jury of eight men and three women must decide the innocence or guilt of Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding based solely on the evidence. Brendan…
Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding knew that sexual activity with their alleged victim was not consensual, the jury in their rape trial was told. But the two rugby stars "carried on regardless, for their own sexual gratification", prosecution barrister Toby Hedworth QC said. Summing up the prosecution case at Belfast…
Child sexual exploitation is a vile crime not exclusive to any one community, race or religion, the Government has said. Tory frontbencher Lord Young of Cookham was responding to claims by a Ukip peer that "millions of rapes" had been carried out by Muslim men against white and Sikh girls.…
Victims of black cab rapist John Worboys begin a High Court challenge against what they describe as the "irrational" decision to release him from jail. Three judges in London will also hear an action against the Parole Board by London Mayor Sadiq Khan. Two victims and Mr Khan were given…
A man married a woman who had suffered a severe head injury when attacked and raped in a bid to improve his immigration status, a judge has concluded. Mr Justice Baker has decided that the Islamic marriage was "arranged entirely" by the man and the woman's father. He said a…
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