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Transgender prisoner found dead at jail

A transgender prisoner has been found dead at Woodhill Prison in Milton Keynes Credit: Press Association

A transgender inmate has been found dead at Woodhill Prison in Milton Keynes.

Staff and paramedics attempted resuscitation on Joanne Latham but she was pronounced dead early on Friday morning

An investigation will now be carried out by the independent Prisons and Probation Ombudsman.

Man dies after Corby assault

A man has died after an assault outside a KFC in Corby Credit: ITV News Anglia

A man has died after an assault in Corby.

It happened at the KFC on Oakley Road last month - a 38-year-old man was taken to hospital, but died ten days later.

Ashley Palmer, who's 28 and from Corby, has been charged with GBH and is due to appear at Northampton Crown Court next Monday.

Police are patrolling the area tonight looking for witnesses.


Yorkshire Ripper victim's mother welcomes his possible move to 'regular' prison

Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe could be moving to a regular prison Credit: ITV News

The Northamptonshire mother of Barbara Leach, one of the victims of the Yorkshire Ripper, has welcomed news that her daughter's killer could be moved to a prison.

Psychiatrists have decided that Peter Sutcliffe is no longer mentally ill and should be moved out of the high security Broadmoor Hospital where he has been held for over 30 years.

Sixty nine year old Sutcliffe was given 20 life terms for murdering 13 women and attacking others.

He killed student Barbara Leach, whose mother lives in Kettering, in 1979.

Student Barbara Leech who was murdered by Peter Sutcliffe Credit: ITV News

Shop left badly damaged by ram raiders

The Londis store in Corby that's been badly damaged by ram-raiders Credit: ITV News Anglia

A shop in Northamptonshire has been badly damaged after ram-raiders drove a fork-lift truck into the building.

Police were called to the Londis Supermarket in Weldon near Corby after thieves tried to steal a cash machine there.

The building has been left with thousands of pounds damage, but nothing was stolen during the robbery attempt.

Firearms dealer alleged to have sold prohibited guns

Firearms dealer Anthony Buckland who is on trial at Norwich Crown Court Credit: ITV News Anglia

A firearms dealer from Norfolk has appeared in court in connection with the discovery of a secret gun room in a Suffolk village.

The prosecution claim 65-year-old Anthony Buckland from Stoke Holy Cross near Norwich was selling prohibited guns. Some were section five firearms which are banned in Britain. He's charged with 20 firearms - linked offences.

Prosecuting barrister Andrew Oliver told the jury at Norwich Crown Court that Mr Buckland has a section five licence which allows him to deactivate weapons but not sell them in this country.

He said the alleged offences came to light after police discovered a large stash of weapons at a house in the Suffolk village of Wyverstone in 2014. They included machine guns, rifles, shotguns and ammunition.

The owner of the property was parish council chairman James Arnold who was arrested in connection with the find but died while awaiting trial.

The prosecution say that five of the firearms found in Mr Arnold's secret gun room were on Anthony Buckland's licence.

When arrested, he said he didn't know how the weapons had ended up in Mr Arnold's possession.

Mr Buckland has denied all the charges against him.

The trial's expected to last up to three weeks.

Judge allows defendant's cat into court

A Judge at Chelmsford Crown Court has allowed a defendant to bring his cat into court Credit: Press Association

A Judge sitting at Chelmsford Crown allowed a defendant to bring his cat into court this morning to help him stay calm.

Aiden Wiltshire sat in the dock whilst his cat Taylor watched proceedings from a wheeled shopping trolley, poking his head out of the top to see what was going on and to be continually stroked by Wiltshire as the hearing unfolded.

Judge Charles Gratwicke, the senior judge at the court, had given permission for Taylor to be present after being told by Wiltshire’s lawyer, Gavin Burrell that his client was “someone who suffers with health issues and is emotionally supported by his cat.”

“It's a crutch which he relies on. It's in a basket and not roaming free. I appreciate it sounds somewhat odd but there's documentary evidence that the cat does provide emotional support for the defendant to cope."

– Gavin Burrell, Lawyer

Wiltshire, of Brownings Avenue, Chelmsford, is accused of two offences of stalking. He has not yet entered any pleas.

His case was adjourned until the new year.

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