A woman who stole charity boxes from Suffolk pubs in Suffolk has been handed a 12 month community order and made to pay £250 in compensation to four charities. She was caught taking money donated to St Elizabeth Hospice, the RNLI, Felixstowe Volunteer Coastal Patrol, Marie Curie and the East Anglian Air Ambulance.
Two fraudsters pleaded guilty to abusing the use of blue badges for disabled people, paying a combined total of nearly £3,000 in fines. The pair, from Cheshunt and Waltham Cross, admitted to displaying blue badges not belonging to them at St Albans Magistrates' Court.
THOUSANDS of families are being left heartbroken by crooks hijacking their dream holidays, a probe revealed. Scammers are tricking Brits every year with bogus accommodation, airline tickets, timeshares or holiday clubs.Figures due out next month are expected to show a further rise in victims.
A prolific gang of car thieves have been convicted following a major operation by the Metropolitan Police targeting vehicle theft in London. The police identified over 120 offences the gang were responsible for, worth nearly £3m.
Police have released a picture of a woman (left) suspected of fleecing a man of more than £180,000 on a dating website. The woman, who police believe could be part of an international crime syndicate, used the names Christy Dunn, Martha Cameron and Miranda Stinson.
An 80-year-old man from Sidcup was told he had to pay nearly £40,000 for work on his roof he did not need by an unidentified trader. The man returned to his home to find a man standing at his door saying a piece of concrete had just fallen off his roof. He was told it could be mended for a total of £8,500.
Cecil McCready, 56, a music teacher at a Surrey school, was sentenced to 12 months in jail after admitting sexual activity with a female pupil when he appeared at Guildford Crown Court. McCready lives in Thames Close, Farnborough.
Sussex Police has a new District Commander for the Horsham and Worthing District. Chief Inspector Miles Ockwell (left) officially took over the role on March 6 from Howard Hodges, who is taking up a new role as Operations Support Chief Inspector within Operations Command.
Detectives appealing for information and witnesses one year on from the murder of Oliver Tetlow have revealed that the weapon used to kill him may have been brought to London from Manchester then returned to Manchester that same night. They believe it may have been a Scorpion machine gun.
Four members of a cannabis gang appeared at Guildford Crown Court for sentencingfollowing an operation, which had been running from January – July 2015, that police estimate could have potentially produced up to £100,000 worth of cannabis in a year.