Riley Workman murder trial

The trial has begun of a former game keeper accused of killing former army officer Riley Workman.

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Murder investigation continues

Cambridgeshire Police investigate Easter murder Credit: ITV News

Police are continuing to investigate a murder near Peterborough after the body of a man was found in a ditch near the A16 at Newborough on Saturday morning.

The victim went missing on Good Friday and his car was found burnt out at Yaxley.

A post mortem revealed he died from stab wounds.

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Police name murder victim

Police at the scene in Hemel Hempstead
Police at the scene in Hemel Hempstead Credit: ITV News

Police have named the victim of a murder in Hemel Hempstead in Hertfordshire.

The body of Thomas Baird, 63, was found after a fire at his home in Westerdale at the weekend.

Mr Baird died of trauma to the head and neck, and stab wounds to the chest.

A 30-year-old man from Hemel Hempstead remains in custody having been arrested on Saturday on suspicion of murder.

Anyone with information should contact the Major Crime Unit via the non-emergency number 101.

Murder trial jury dismissed

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Rachel Manning, whose body was found at Woburn Golf Club in December 2000. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The jury in the trial of Shahidul Ahmed, accused of the murder of teenager Rachel Manning in 2000, has been dismissed after failing to reach a verdict.

The jury at Luton Crown Court spent a total of 24 hours and 20 minutes trying to reach a decision before being dimissed by the judge.

Rachel Manning, 19, was found strangled in undergrowth at Woburn Golf Club in December 2000.

Her boyfriend Barri White was convicted of murder but acquitted in 2008, after serving six years in jail.

Shahidul Ahmed, 41, of Chestnut Crescent, Bletchley, denied murder. The prosecution has asked for a retrial

Jury out in murder trial

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Rachel Manning Credit: PA

A jury is considering its verdict in the trial of a man accused of murdering a teenager in Milton Keynes 13 years ago.

Rachel Manning, 19, was found strangled in undergrowth at Woburn Golf Club in December 2000.

Her boyfriend Barri White was convicted of murder but acquitted in 2008, after serving six years in jail.

Shahidul Ahmed, 41, of Chestnut Crescent, Bletchley, denies murder.

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Una Crown murder- man bailed

Una Crown who was found murdered at her home in Wisbech Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

A MAN arrested on suspicion of the murder of Una Crown in Wisbech has been bailed.

The 58 year old had been arrested yesterday morning (Thursday). He has been released on bail pending further enquiries.

Mrs Crown, 86, was discovered in her home in Magazine Lane on Sunday, January 13. She was last seen alive on the morning of Friday, January 11, but had spoken to a friend by telephone on the Saturday.

Guilty verdict in murder case

A man from Luton's been found guilty of the murder of a mother of three in the town.

Shobhna Jethwa was stabbed twenty times in what police described as a frenzied attack at her home in Butely Road last September.

Her body was found by her children when they came home from school. Sultan Khan will be sentenced at St Albans Crown Court on Monday

Women guilty of murder

Barry Reeve
Barry Reeve Credit: Norfolk Police

Two lovers have been convicted of murder after torturing and killing a pensioner and then returning to the scene of the crime to empty his freezer.

Retired bus conductor Barry Reeve, 67, was found brutally murdered in his home in Norwich, Norfolk, in February last year.

Kelly Barnes
Kelly Barnes Credit: Norfolk Police

Drug addicts Kelly Barnes, 32, and Jodie Barnes, 31, of Bixley Close, Norwich, who were in a civil partnership, had both denied murder, blaming one another for the killing.

Jodie Barnes
Jodie Barnes Credit: Norfolk Police

A jury of eight women and four men found them guilty after five hours of deliberation

Double murderer fails to overturn sentences

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David Oakes murdered his former partner and their 2-year-old daughter Credit: ITV Anglia

A double murderer from Essex has failed in his bid to overturn sentences which would see him die in prison.

51-year-old David Oakes was jailed in May for torturing his former partner before shooting her and their 2-year-old daughter at their home in Braintree.

He was told he will never be released from prison. Oakes had sought to overturn his Whole Life order which means he can never apply for release on parole.

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