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Crime Falls To Lowest Level In 33 Years

Crime Falls To Lowest Level In 33 Years

Crime continued to fall last year, down 15% to the lowest level since records began more than 30 years ago. Figures publishe…

  • Fall in historic sex crime reports
    Fall in historic sex crime reports 16 hours ago

    Fewer victims of historic sex crimes are coming forward in the wake of the so-called "Yewtree effect", figures have revealed. More »

  • Jury out again in Clifford trial
    Jury out again in Clifford trial Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    Jurors in the trial of veteran celebrity agent Max Clifford have begun a fifth day of deliberations. More »

  • Savile Compensation Adverts In Newspapers
    Savile Compensation Adverts In Newspapers Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    Advertisements informing people who claim they were sexually abused by TV presenter Jimmy Savile how to apply for compensation have been published in national newspapers. The compensation scheme was approved after a High Court ruling in February. Mr Justice Sales approved the scheme after an agreement was reached between the executor of Savile's estate, NatWest, alleged victims' lawyers, the NHS and the BBC. More »

  • Jimmy Savile Victims' Compensation Limited to £60,000 a Head
    Jimmy Savile Victims' Compensation Limited to £60,000 a Head Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    Victims of paedophile pop presenter Jimmy Savile can claim no more than £60,000 for sexual abuse meted by the BBC star. Victims who were targeted by the sexual predator and are entitled to a pay-out must apply for the cash by the end of June, or miss out. The plan was hailed by Mr Justice Sales, who drew it up with interested parties. Savile abused vulnerable victims across three decades, up to and including the 1980s. More »

  • Adverts alert Savile victims to chance of compensation
    Adverts alert Savile victims to chance of compensation Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    Notices appeared in newspapers across Britain on Tuesday detailing how victims of sexual abuse by former BBC presenter Jimmy Savile could apply for compensation. More »

  • Savile victims 'how to claim' ads
    Savile victims 'how to claim' ads Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    Newspaper advertisements have been published telling p eople who claim they were sexually abused by television presenter Jimmy Savile how to apply for compensation. More »

  • Juror discharged in Clifford case
    Juror discharged in Clifford case Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    A juror has been discharged from the trial of publicist Max Clifford who is accused of a string of indecent assaults. More »

  • Clifford trial jury to resume deliberations Thursday
    Clifford trial jury to resume deliberations Thursday Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    The jury in the trial of celebrity publicist Max Clifford, who is charged with committing indecent assaults, was to return on Thursday to continue its deliberations. More »

  • Clifford faces sex assault verdict
    Clifford faces sex assault verdict Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Max Clifford, the country's top public relations guru, could on Wednesday find out if he is guilty of sex assault charges as jurors enter the second day of deliberations. More »

  • Clifford trial: Jury begins considering 11 indecent assault charges
    Clifford trial: Jury begins considering 11 indecent assault charges Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    The judge said exchanges over the length of Clifford’s penis had caused “hilarity” during the six-week trial. More »

  • Jury out in British PR guru's sex assault trial
    Jury out in British PR guru's sex assault trial Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    Jurors retired Tuesday to consider their verdicts in the sex assault trial of Max Clifford, Britain's top public relations guru. More »

  • CPS At Risk Of More Injustices, Claims MP
    CPS At Risk Of More Injustices, Claims MP Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    A senior Conservative MP has warned that the Crown Prosecution Service is at risk of creating further injustices in the wake of the Jimmy Savile abuse scandal. Former shadow home secretary David Davis has called on the Attorney General to launch an urgent review into the way sex offence prosecutions are carried out after former Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons Nigel Evans and Coronation Street actor Bill Roache were cleared of sex charges. "We've seen in reports (on the Nigel Evans case) three of the complainants actually saying 'we didn't really want to complain, the police persuaded us to'. Mr Davis added that Mr Evan's case highlighted "serious concerns" about how the police and CPS operated and called for the practice of using lesser charges to "reinforce" a more serious one to be examined. More »

  • Evans Trial Verdict Raises Questions Over Post-Savile Prosecutions
    Evans Trial Verdict Raises Questions Over Post-Savile Prosecutions Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    When the allegations of rape and sexual assault were first levelled against former Deputy Commons Speaker Nigel Evans there was a genuine sense of shock and disbelief throughout Westminster. But it is clear this latest outcome will spark some serious re-consideration of the whole issue of sexual offence cases and pending historical sex cases. More »

  • Max Clifford's sex assault trial 'haunted' by Savile
    Max Clifford's sex assault trial 'haunted' by Savile Wed, Apr 9, 2014

    The spectre of shamed TV presenter Jimmy Savile has haunted the trial of Britain's top public relations guru Max Clifford, his lawyer said Wednesday as the sex assault case neared its conclusion. More »

  • Clifford trial 'haunted by Savile'
    Clifford trial 'haunted by Savile' Wed, Apr 9, 2014

    The trial of public relations guru Max Clifford is "haunted by the spectre of Jimmy Savile", his barrister has said. More »

  • Man, 73, held by Yewtree police
    Man, 73, held by Yewtree police Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    A 73-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of sexual offences as part of the investigation sparked by the Jimmy Savile abuse scandal. More »

  • Men held in missing Lee inquiry
    Men held in missing Lee inquiry Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    Three men have been arrested on suspicion of murder over the disappearance of 15-year-old Lee Boxell who vanished 26 years ago. More »

  • Force goes to IPCC over Savile
    Force goes to IPCC over Savile Fri, Apr 4, 2014

    North Yorkshire Police has referred itself to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) over its handling of child sex abuse allegations made against the late TV presenter Jimmy Savile, the force said. More »

  • Two held over historic 'sex abuse'
    Two held over historic 'sex abuse' Wed, Apr 2, 2014

    Two men have been arrested over allegations of historic sexual abuse and cruelty against a former resident of a children's home. More »

  • Dave Lee Travis Charged With Indecent Assault
    Dave Lee Travis Charged With Indecent Assault Fri, Mar 28, 2014

    Dave Lee Travis is to be charged with one count of indecent assault, weeks after being cleared of 12 separate counts of indecent assault. Travis was cleared of 12 charges of indecent assault earlier this year but two charges remained undecided. At Southwark Crown Court today he heard he will now be charged with a further count of indecent assault. Prosecutor Miranda Moore told the court today that the former DJ is expected to face a trial on the two outstanding charges. More »

  • Met anti-graft operation cost £8m
    Met anti-graft operation cost £8m Fri, Mar 28, 2014

    An anti-corruption operation at the centre of an evidence-shredding row had a budget of £7.82 million, it has been revealed. More »

  • Did Jimmy Savile Abuse Children at Blind School? Fresh Investigations at 21 …
    Did Jimmy Savile Abuse Children at Blind School? Fresh Investigations at 21 … Thu, Mar 27, 2014

    Serial paedophile Jimmy Savile may have abused yet more vulnerable youngsters at children's homes and institutions, including children at a school for the blind, it has emerged. The government has ordered fresh investigations in to claims uncovered by the Metropolitan Police concerning 21 institutions across England. Institutions targeted by Savile have pledged to cooperate with official enquiries, which shall be carried out by local councils. "Having reviewed the information, I have decided that the Department for Education should pass the information to the appropriate organisations for further investigation. More »

  • Max Clifford: 'I Am Not Into Young Girls'
    Max Clifford: 'I Am Not Into Young Girls' Thu, Mar 27, 2014

    Celebrity publicist Max Clifford has told a court he is not into young girls but ''knows plenty of people who are". Clifford made the claim as he continued giving evidence at his indecent assault trial for a second day. The woman, who is now in her 50s, has told Southwark Crown Court she met Clifford during a Spanish holiday in 1977 and claimed he later indecently assaulted her in his car and made her take her clothes off in his office. More »

  • Savile: Homes And Schools To Be Investigated
    Savile: Homes And Schools To Be Investigated Thu, Mar 27, 2014

    More than 20 children's homes and schools across England are to be investigated in connection with claims that Jimmy Savile abused children there. The allegations into the disgraced TV presenter, dating back to the 1960s, 70s and 80s, have been given to the Department for Education (DfE) after a review of documents by the Metropolitan Police. Local authorities and other relevant institutions have been asked to look into the claims, Education Secretary Michael Gove said in a written statement, explaining that human rights lawyer Lucy Scott-Moncrieff would oversee the process. "I have asked Lucy Scott-Moncrieff to ensure that investigating organisations take all practicable steps to establish what happened and why at the time of the incidents, and any lessons there might be to inform current safeguarding practice in our schools and children's homes," Mr Gove said. More »

  • Claims 'a load of lies' - Clifford
    Claims 'a load of lies' - Clifford Thu, Mar 27, 2014

    PR guru Max Clifford has branded allegations that he carried out a catalogue of indecent assaults on different women "ridiculous" and " a load of lies" as he returned to the witness box for a second day. More »

  • Savile abuse claims to be probed
    Savile abuse claims to be probed Thu, Mar 27, 2014

    Fears that disgraced television presenter Jimmy Savile abused children in more than 20 children's homes and schools across England are to be investigated. More »

  • Comedian Jimmy Tarbuck released in sex abuse probe
    Comedian Jimmy Tarbuck released in sex abuse probe Tue, Mar 25, 2014

    Veteran British comic Jimmy Tarbuck has been released without charge, nearly a year after being arrested over allegations of sexual abuse. More »

  • British comedian released in sex abuse probe
    British comedian released in sex abuse probe Mon, Mar 24, 2014

    Veteran British comic Jimmy Tarbuck was released without charge Monday, nearly a year after being arrested over allegations of sexual abuse. More »

  • Alleged Victim Reveals Letter Written to Max Clifford Accusing Him of Rape
    Alleged Victim Reveals Letter Written to Max Clifford Accusing Him of Rape Wed, Mar 12, 2014

    An alleged victim of PR Guru Max Clifford wrote him a letter in which she accused him of raping and blackmailing her when she was 15. The emotional letter, written as a part of a course of therapy the woman was receiving, was read out at Clifford's trial in Southwark Crown Court. More »

  • Judge sanctions Savile scheme
    Judge sanctions Savile scheme Tue, Mar 11, 2014

    A High Court judge has described a compensation scheme set up to cater for victims of sexual abuse by Jimmy Savile as a "sensible and pragmatic" attempt at solving a "complex situation". More »

  • Max Clifford 'bullied' girls, sex assault trial hears
    Max Clifford 'bullied' girls, sex assault trial hears Fri, Mar 7, 2014

    Celebrity publicist Max Clifford thought he was "untouchable", exploiting his position to bully teenage girls into performing sex acts, a London court heard as his trial began. More »

  • British PR guru 'bullied' girls, sex assault trial hears
    British PR guru 'bullied' girls, sex assault trial hears Thu, Mar 6, 2014

    Max Clifford, Britain's top celebrity publicist, thought he was "untouchable", exploiting his position to bully teenage girls into performing sex acts, a London court heard Thursday as his trial began. More »

  • Clifford 'used contacts to bully'
    Clifford 'used contacts to bully' Thu, Mar 6, 2014

    PR guru Max Clifford thought he was "untouchable" as he used his celebrity connections to "bully and manipulate" girls and young women into sex acts over a 20-year period, a court has heard. More »

  • Clifford 'bullied women into sex'
    Clifford 'bullied women into sex' Thu, Mar 6, 2014

    PR guru Max Clifford thought he was "untouchable" and used his celebrity connections to "bully and manipulate" girls and women into sex acts over a 20-year period, a court has heard. More »

  • Jimmy Savile's Leeds Penthouse Sold for Knockdown Price
    Jimmy Savile's Leeds Penthouse Sold for Knockdown Price Sun, Mar 2, 2014

    The penthouse flat in Leeds once owned by serial sex predator Jimmy Savile has been bought for the second time in a year. In 2013 Malcolm and Angela Statman purchased the property in Lake View Court, an affluent suburb overlooking Roundhay Park for £250,000, intending to knock it down and rebuild it from scratch. More »