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Man wanted over crossbow murder found dead

Police hunting for a man wanted over the murder of a neighbour and the attempted murder of his pregnant girlfriend say they have found a body. It is believed to be Anthony Lawrence, 55, and was found in a vehicle on Sunday evening in North Yorkshire. Police had been searching for him after Shane Gilmer was found injured at his home in Southburn, near Driffield. A crossbow was recovered from the house. Laura Sugden suffered non life-threatening injuries in the incident. DCI Stewart Miller, from Humberside Police, said in a…

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Murder arrests over male model's death

A young male model has died after being found stabbed in a London street. Two men were arrested after the 25-year-old was discovered fatally wounded in Old Oak Road, East Acton, at about 16:00 GMT on Thursday. GQ magazine has named him as Harry Uzoka, a model who had recently done a photo shoot for them. Friends and fans, including fellow models and a singer, have paid tribute to Mr Uzoka, describing him as an “inspiration to young black men”. Two men aged 27 and 28 were arrested near to…

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Apple health data used in murder trial

Health data has provided crucial evidence at a trial in Germany, in which a refugee is accused of rape and murder. Apple’s Health App accurately records steps and has been pre-installed on the iPhone 6S and newer models. Data suggesting the suspect was climbing stairs could correlate to him dragging his victim down a riverbank and climbing back up, police said. The accused – Hussein K – has admitted his guilt but disputed some details. The 19-year-old medical student Maria Ladenburger was murdered in October 2016 and the trial –…

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Stockport woman accused of murder after garden body find

A woman has been charged with murder after police found a body buried in a Stockport garden. Barbara Coombes, 63, is also charged with preventing the lawful and decent burial of a body and fraud. Human remains, believed to be those of her father Kenneth Coombes, were found in a garden in Reddish, Stockport on Tuesday. Ms Coombes, of Matlock Road, Reddish, is due to appear before Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court later. Excavations being carried out in the garden have concluded but officers were still working at the crime…

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How woman forced to use wheelchair by mother ended up in prison for her mom's murder

Gypsy Rose Blanchard grew up not knowing much about the world outside of doctors’ offices, hospital rooms and the pink house in Missouri where she lived with her mom, Clauddinnea “Dee Dee” Blanchard. By the time she was 8 years old, Gypsy Blanchard was allegedly suffering from leukemia, muscular dystrophy, vision and hearing impairments and seizures. Gypsy also used a wheelchair to get around and a feeding tube for nutrition and medicine. In her world of constant medications, surgeries and treatments, Gypsy said, other than her stuffed animals, her mother…

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Jeremiah Regis-Ngaujah murder: 'Death could not be predicted'

The brutal murder of a two-year-old boy by his stepfather could not have been predicted, a review has found. Chevaze McGregor, 27, struck Jeremiah Regis-Ngaujah at his Wolverhampton home citing his Christian faith as the reason for physical punishment. He was jailed for life in June. A so-called “exorcism ritual” Jeremiah’s mother underwent when four months pregnant was only seen by council officials after a video was published by a national newspaper. Wolverhampton Safeguarding Children’s Board has made a number of recommendations to authorities and agencies involved, but said the…

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Aldi stabbing murder case: Neville Hord in court

A man accused of stabbing an Aldi supermarket worker to death has appeared in court and been remanded in custody. Jodie Willsher, 30, was pronounced dead at the store in Skipton, North Yorkshire, on 21 December. Neville Hord, 44, spoke only to confirm his full name, date of birth and British nationality during a short hearing at Leeds Crown Court. He was remanded in custody to appear at Bradford Crown Court on 26 January. More stories from Yorkshire Mother-of-one Mrs Willsher suffered multiple injuries and died at the supermarket on…

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