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December 6, 2018 5:17 PM Mother of monkey dust drug addict warns of dangers

Jane Eagles has allowed a BBC film crew into her son's flat to show the devastation the drug monkey dust can cause. Kevin Eagles from Knutton, Newcastle-under-Lyme, is currently in jail after he climbed up on a roof whilst high on the class B drug and threw roof tiles at police. He pleaded guilty to criminal damage and affray at Stoke-on-Trent Crown 8

December 5, 2018 10:01 AM Mafia raids across Europe target 'Ndrangheta group

The early-morning raids are the culmination of a two-year offensive against the Italian crime group. Police swooped just a day after the alleged "godfather" of the Sicilian mafia was arrested, along with 45 other suspected mobsters. Early-morning raids took place in Italy, the German states of North Rhine-Westphalia and Bavaria, as well as in Belgium 12

October 26, 2018 11:01 AM Gang sentenced for using drones to drop drugs in prisons

Six others involved in the plot were given suspended jail terms and a community order. The sophisticated operation was headed by 31-year-old Lee Anslow who orchestrated around half of the flights from behind bars at HMP Hewell in Worcestershire. When police searched his cell they found drugs with an estimated prison value of £20,000. The value of drugs 19

September 18, 2018 12:12 PM Woodcote ram-raiders escape with stolen Lambrini

Four thieves who tried twice to raid a shop escaped with only a single bottle of Lambrini. The raiders used axes and sledgehammers to smash their way into a Co-op in an attempt to steal a cash machine, but they were unable to remove it. They returned later to the shop in Woodcote, Oxfordshire, but their stolen Land Rover Discovery got stuck. Police believe 16

August 2, 2018 5:35 PM Crystal meth seized in Brighton drug busts ahead of Pride

Officers also went to a house in Stone Street where they found a "significant amount" of Class A drugs and paraphernalia along with £5,000 cash. Two Brighton men, aged 44 and 52, were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a Class A drug. A 48-year-old man from Brighton was arrested on suspicion of possession of a Class A drug and the conspiracy 15

July 24, 2018 12:37 PM How burglars are seizing the opportunity as people leave open their doors and windows in the heatwave

Burglars are making the most of the heatwave as people leave open their doors and windows. Criminals have been quick to cotton on and are sneaking into homes and offices to help themselves. Thames Valley Police today reported a surge in raids where thieves treated the 90F-plus heat as an open invitation to line their pockets. In Oxfordshire there has been a leap in house 12

July 2, 2018 4:29 AM Qld man denied bail on terrorism charges

A Brisbane man accused of preparing to travel to Syria as a foreign fighter will remain behind bars after his bail application was denied. Abdus Samad Zaid, 21, faced Brisbane Magistrates Court on Monday after he was arrested on Saturday following a counter-terrorism raid on a house in Brisbane's south. Zaid's barrister Ruth O'Gorman told the court he was not a flight 18

June 28, 2018 4:06 PM Three men and boy, 16, appear in court charged with blackmail, burglary and criminal damage 'after 100 travellers invaded historic Thwaites Brewery and inflicted £100,000 damage'

Three men and a teenage boy have appeared in court after 100 travellers allegedly invaded an historic brewery and inflicted £100,000 damage. The group forced their way into the Thwaites site and head office in Blackburn, Lancashire, which led to a stand-off with staff who were not allowed in. Earlier this month Thwaites confirmed it was unable to continue 17

June 28, 2018 6:54 AM Ice ring in rural Qld shut down: police

An operation supplying the drug ice to Queensland's northwest has been shut down after 16 people were charged with drug offences, police say. They are among 163 people charged over the past year as part of police efforts to combat a rise in methylamphetamine use in the region, with 283 grams of the illicit drug being found in a hidden compartment in a ute in Mt Isa in December 10

June 24, 2018 5:14 PM Syria forces impose 'curfew' in Raqa fearing instability, IS

Security forces in Syria's Raqa announced a two-day curfew starting Sunday, citing instability and fears of Islamic State group attacks in the jihadists' former stronghold. But they also used the curfew to act against a rival rebel group in the northern city, according to the targeted faction and a war monitor. IS was kicked out of its de facto Syrian 27