A watchdog rated West Midlands Police as "inadequate" for the way it records violent crime and sexual offences.
Mohammed Awais, 28, of Wellstead Road, East Ham, was jailed at Snaresbrook Crown Court for kidnapping, raping and robbing a woman who got into his vehicle mistakenly thinking he was an Uber driver.
Strictly Come Dancing star AJ Pritchard and his brother Curtis have been left injured after they were attacked on a night out in Nantwich, Cheshire.
The victim was attacked while walking towards Palolem beach in the town of Canacona, southwestern India.
Maureen Whale, 77, died after a break-in at her lifelong home in Bells Hill, Barnet, north London.
John Broadhurst was jailed for three years and eight months after the death of Natalie Connolly following a drink and drug-fuelled sex session.
The man, who has not been named, was treated in hospital after the incident on Queen Street on Cardiff.
Russell Bishop has been jailed following a second trial for the murders of Nicola Fellows and Karen Hadaway.
A post-mortem examination has revealed stress as a result of the burglary triggered heart problems that caused her death. A pensioner who was burgled while alone in her lifelong home died of heart problems triggered by shock and stress, a post-mortem examination has confirmed. Detectives are now treating her death as manslaughter as they hunt three burglars linked with four break-ins in her neighbourhood.
Northamptonshire Police released images of the horrific injuries suffered by a 50-year-old woman in a violent robbery at her home in Walgrave, Northamptonshire.
The brazen gang were jailed at Norwich Crown Court for stealing high-performance cars in a £2m spree across the south-east of England last year.
A 16-year-old boy denies murdering and raping Viktorija Sokolova, 14, at Wolverhampton Crown Court.
Nottinghamshire Police said the Portland Tiara was stolen by burglars from the Welbeck Estate in Workshop, Nottinghamshire.
Geoffrey Bran, 70, of Hermon, Carmarthenshire, appeared before magistrates court in Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, charged with the murder of Mavis Bran.
The nine-year-old boy was reportedly died at his home in Mulhouse, France, after being beaten with a broom for refusing to do his homework.
Sharife Elouahabi, 38, lied about staying in a flat with a family of five who all died in the fire.
Sophy Retallick, 30, was given a suspended prison sentence after she was caught on CCTV stealing money from an elderly dementia patient in Truro.
Convicted murder Samuel Little, 78, claims to have been involved in the deaths of 90 people, Ector County District Attorney Bobby Bland said.
A 24-year-old man is due in court today after he was charged with the murder of schoolgirl Lucy McHugh. Stephen-Alan Nicholson, of no fixed abode, has been charged with murder, rape of a child under 13 and two counts of sexual activity with a child under 16. A Hampshire police spokesman said: ‘Detectives investigating the murder of teenager Lucy McHugh have charged a man.
The statue of a Sikh soldier in Smethwick, Birmingham, commissioned to honour soldiers from the Indian subcontinent who fought in both World Wars, was vandalised less than a week after it was unveiled.
The 17-year-old cyclist was left dead while a 19-year-old on the same bike was critically injured after a hit-and-run collision on Oldham Road in Greater Manchester.
Roy Whiting, who is serving a life sentence for the murder of schoolgirl Sarah Payne, was reportedly attacked with makeshift blades by fellow inmates at Wakefield Prison.