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Gang who tortured and murdered woman have conviction appeals rejected

A gang of four who were jailed for torturing and killing a woman with learning disabilities have had their appeals to overturn their convictions rejected.

Gemma Hayter, was beaten and choked, her body stripped and dumped in Rugby in August 2010.

Two men and one woman were given life sentences for the murder while another man and a woman received 13-year terms for manslaughter.

Four of the five who challenged their convictions had them rejected in the court of appeal.

  1. Jane Hesketh

Gang sentenced to 36 years in prison for burglaries

A gang of six men who carried out a series of burglaries by posing as police officers and other officials have been sentenced to a total of 36 years.

The men, who are all from the East Midlands, committed seven burglaries in Leicester, Nottingham, Kettering and Coalville.

The men conned their way into homes and businesses using fake police ID cards and bogus equipment.

The offences were committed between September 2009 and May 2010.