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.
Victoria state Police said Hassain Khalif Shire Ali, 30, had also planned for his vehicle to explode in the attack in Melbourne, but gas cylinders in the back of his pick-up failed to ignite.
Amir Hussain, 23, and brothers Zain Islam, also 23, and Hussan Yousaf, 21, were jailed at Birmingham Crown Court for the attack in Small Heath, Birmingham, in May.
Sharife Elouahabi pleaded guilty to fraud after claiming he was staying in a flat on the 21st floor of the tower where a family is known to have died during the deadly blaze.
Two teenagers were charged over the incident, which left Leo fighting for his life.
West Midlands Ambulance Service released CCTV footage of someone breaking into an ambulance while its crew was treating a patient in Northfield, Birmingham.
Raphael Kennedy, 31, will serve a minimum of 24 years after inflicting 'car-crash like' injuries on Dylan Tiffin-Brown.
Gregory Irvin, 26, attacked charity worker Anne James, 74, after driving to her house to collect £250 she had to promised to give him.
Kema Salum, 39, will spend at least 23 years behind bars after pleading guilty to the murder of 35-year-old Leyla Mtumwa.
Darren Hefferman, 37, of Cooperative Terrace, Nantyglo, Ebbw Vale, was jailed at Newport Crown Court after admitting pushing cyclist Gareth Marshall, 43, into the path of oncoming traffic.
Craig Williams, the owner of the Playtime Beds Ltd, didn't modify his designs after Oscar Abbey's death and continued to make the beds.
The New York police department confirmed they are investigating a package sent to an address in the Tribeca neighbourhood.
Spanish police are investigating an incident on a Ryanair plane where an elderly black woman was racially abused by a fellow passenger. Essex Police said: “We have worked to identify both parties involved in the Ryanair incident and passed this information to the Spanish authorities, who are leading on this investigation. Shocking footage posted online shows Deslie Gayle, who is disabled and in her 70s, being shouted out by a white man.
A man has pleaded guilty to murdering midwife Samantha Eastwood in a bout of “intense rage” after having a “long-standing affair” with her, a court heard. Miss Eastwood’s body was discovered in a shallow grave in Staffordshire wrapped in a duvet with tape covering her mouth and eyes. Michael Stirling, the brother-in-law of Miss Eastwood’s ex-fiance John Peake, had a ‘longstanding, but not particularly intense affair’ with his victim.
The National Crime Agency (NCA) said a two week crackdown on modern slavery and exploitation has led to the arrest of 73 people and identification of 91 victims.
Data published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed that a 14% increase in police-recorded murders have contributed to an overall 9% rise in crime in the year to June.
One man, believed to be 23, was pronounced dead at the scene on Manford Way in Hainault, north-east London, while a second, thought to be 22, was taken to hospital in a critical condition.
A man is facing jail after spending £6,000 of his dead neighbour’s savings on pepperoni pizzas. Robert Sharkey kept Marie Conlon’s death a secret from everyone and used debit cards he found in her flat. Over two years, the 24-year-old, of Grays Hill, Bangor, bought a nine-inch pepperoni pizza with anchovies and two cans of juice, spending nearly £6,000.