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# Old Bailey

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# London
Sexual predator jailed for murdering Zara Aleena days after prison release
Jordan McSweeney was caught on CCTV following two other women before he targeted the 35-year-old walking home.
# UK Courts
Man denies stabbing Irish pensioner to death in London
Lee Byer pleaded not guilty to the murder of 87-year-old Thomas O’Halloran in west London on 16 August.
# Old Bailey
May 2023 date set for provisional trial on murder of Thomas O'Halloran
The judge set a plea hearing for November with a provisional trial of up to three weeks in May 2023.
# Old Bailey
Man appears in court over murder of Irishman Thomas O’Halloran (87) in London
Thomas O’Halloran was stabbed in London earlier this week.
# Old Bailey
MP murder accused tells jury: ‘I killed him to stop him harming Muslims’
Ali Harbi Ali, 26, denies the murder of David Amess during a constituency surgery in October last year.
# Old Bailey
Tory MP David Amess suspected Brass Eye-style ‘sting’ before being killed, court told
Ali Harbi Ali has denied murder and preparation for terrorist acts.
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# Old Bailey
Police officer pleads guilty to kidnap and rape of Sarah Everard
Wayne Couzens accepted responsibility for the killing of Ms Everard but was not asked to enter a plea to a charge of murder.
# Old Bailey
WikiLeaks call for US to drop charges against Julian Assange
A judge will decide whether he should be extradited from the UK tomorrow.
# essex lorry deaths
'Naive and gullible’ but not a people-smuggler, migrant deaths accused says
Eamonn Harrison, of Co Down, Northern Ireland, has denied the manslaughter of 39 migrants.
# Old Bailey
'Wagatha Christie' case reaches High Court as Rebekah Vardy sues Coleen Rooney for libel
Vardy denies that she leaked stories about Rooney to The Sun newspaper.
# Old Bailey
Man (26) pleads guilty to murdering three men in Reading park knife attack
James Furlong, aged 36, David Wails, aged 49, and Joseph Ritchie-Bennett, aged 39, all died in the attack on 20 June.
# ronan hughes
Haulier pleads guilty to manslaughter in relation to deaths of 39 Vietnamese people in Essex
Armagh haulier Ronan Hughes pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey today to 39 counts of manslaughter.
# people-smuggling ring
Six men - including three from Northern Ireland - due in court over Essex lorry deaths
The bodies of 39 Vietnamese nationals were found after the container arrived on a ferry from Europe in October 2019.
# Old Bailey
'He may never be released': Manchester Arena bomb plotter jailed for 55 years
Hashem Abedi is expected to die in jail after being handed 24 life sentences.
# Andrew Harper
Widow of UK police officer ‘immensely disappointed’ as killers are acquitted of murder but found guilty of manslaughter
The teenagers face prison terms for his manslaughter.
# Old Bailey
Islamic State supporter admits plot to blow up St Paul's Cathedral in London
Safiyya Amira Shaikh will be sentenced in May.
# Neo-Nazi
White supremacist handed a life sentence in England over plot to kill a serving MP
He had been serving a prison sentence for stirring up hatred and was previously sentenced for committing child sex offence.
# Naa’imur Rahman
Man jailed in London for planning terrorist attack to kill Theresa May
Naa’imur Rahman pleaded guilty to engaging in conduct in assisting the preparation of terrorist acts.
# Old Bailey
French couple sentenced to 30 years over murder of nanny
The couple were convicted last month of the murder, and of attempting to dispose of Sophie Lionnet’s body by burning it.
# Old Bailey
Former Boyzone member tells London murder trial his ex-girlfriend was 'abusive' and 'manipulative'
Sabrina Kouider is accused of murdering au pair Sophie Lionnet in September 2016.
# drop off point
Pilot jailed for dropping £2.5m-worth of cocaine into a field in Kent
The Belgian pilot admitted to the offence at the Old Bailey today, and was sentenced to 14 years.
# Southeast Asia
Members of gang which ran prostitution ring in UK hotels convicted
In total, the operation generated hundreds of thousands of pounds.
# Old Bailey
London man convicted of killing fiancée hours after their engagement party
He was found several hours later semi-naked and bleeding from a self-inflicted injury.
# London
Cyclist jailed for 18 months over death of pedestrian caused by 'furious driving'
44-year-old Kim Briggs died after being knocked down by a bicycle.
# London
Fake policeman convicted of murdering man he met on gay dating website
The death of Peter Fasoli was deemed accidental until his nephew found a video recording of his murder on a hard-drive.
# Old Bailey
59-year-old man jailed for raping 17-year-old girl who fell asleep at London house party
The man befriended the girl and her friends.
# radicalised
British man who intended to join IS jailed for 6 years
The 24-year-old pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey last month.
# Amanda Telfer
Man guilty of manslaughter over death of London woman crushed by over half a tonne of window frames
She died at the scene from massive crush injuries.
# Old Bailey
Far-right extremist Thomas Mair will die in jail after he's handed life sentence for Jo Cox murder
The MP was murdered a week before Britain’s EU referendum.
# London
'Grindr killer' Stephen Port convicted of murdering three men with date-rape drug
Port, who brought the men to his flat in London before secretly feeding them high doses of a date rape drug, was also convicted of three rapes
# London
Father sentenced to nine years after force feeding his three-year-old son to death
The court heard that the father would mix together cereal and bread with milk and then place his son upon his lap and force him to drink the mixture.
# Mazher Mahmood
Fake Sheikh facing jail time after conviction for perverting the course of justice in Tulisa trial
The self-proclaimed ‘king of the sting’ has been convicted of withholding evidence that would have been beneficial to defendant Tulisa Contostavlos.
# brutal activities
Radical UK cleric Choudary jailed for encouraging support of Islamic State jihadists
Dressed in a white robe, Choudary showed no emotion as the sentence was passed.
# stephen port
'Date rape' serial killer facing 17 more charges of poisoning, rape and sexual assault
Stephen Port, from Barking in east London, allegedly met the four murder victims on gay dating websites.
# London
Man who fled to the US after beating father-of-two to death 19 years ago sentenced to life
The victim was attacked with a machete, a meat cleaver and a baseball bat in London.
# Court
'Ellie told us she loved us...the next day she was dead' - a grandfather's grief
British father Ben Butler was today found guilty of murdering his six-year-old daughter, 11 months after winning a custody battle.
# London
Irishman jailed for life over murder of woman in London
Michael Purcell told officers who found him covered in blood, “I killed the woman next door, just let me die.”
# London
Men who plotted Islamic State-inspired drive-by shootings in UK are jailed
They were going to target soldiers and police in drive-by shootings.
# London
Woman convicted of murdering father who had MS
Brian and Claire Darbyshire had lived together reclusively for a number of years.