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Homeless man jailed for life for murdering friend

A homeless man who brutally murdered a friend in a church porch after a drinking session was today jailed for life.

Ruslan Piktorov - who must serve a minimum 18 years of his sentence - launched the savage attack on 57-year-old Trevor Hillman in Headcorn last October.

He was sentenced today after changing his plea to guilty.

From Maidstone Crown Court, Derek Johnson reports.

Man due in court charged with murder

Nicholas Beattie's body was found on a lane in Golden Grove in Southampton on Friday Credit: Hampshire Constabulary

A man charged with the murder of another man in Southampton, is due in court.

Nicholas Beattie's body was found on a lane in Golden Grove in the St Mary's area on Friday.

More tests are being carried out to ascertain how he died.

James Russell, who's thirty seven and of no fixed address, was arrested at the weekend and charged on Tuesday.


Police appeal for murder witnesses at Hove hospital

Police investigating the murder of student Janet Müller will be in the area of Mill View Hospital in Hove asking people for information.

Janet, 21, was last seen at the hospital in Nevill Avenue at 10pm on Thursday 12th March. They are appealing to anyone who may have seen her leave or walk in the area.

Janet Muller was found dead in a car near Ifield golf club Credit: Sussex Police

Janet was of mixed race, slim and 5' 7' with shoulder length dark brown afro hair and brown eyes and was wearing dark clothing. The body of a woman was found in a burning car in Rusper Road, Ifield, on Friday.

Christopher Jeffrey-Shaw, 26, of Lakeside, Beckenham, London, has been charged with the murder of Janet in Ifield last Friday.

"Officers will be talking to people and just asking them to stop for a moment and think about whether they were in the area at the relevant time and whether they recall seeing Janet.

"We are trying to build a picture of what happened to her from when she was last seen at the hospital."

– Detective Chief Inspector Karen Mizzi of the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team

Man in court over student murder

A man is due in court charged with the murder of a Brighton student.

The body of Janet Muller - who was twenty one and from Eastbourne - was found in the boot of a burnt out car in Ifield in Sussex on Friday.

Janet Müller was a student at Brighton University Credit: Sussex Police

Christopher Jeffrey-Shaw, who's twenty six and from London - is due before magistrates.

Body found in dumped burning car in Sussex

Police have launched a murder investigation after a body was found in a dumped burning car in Ifield, near Horsham. The burning vehicle was spotted yesterday lunchtime parked close to Ifield Golf Club in Rusper Road.

When fire crews attended they found a body in the boot of car, the body hasn't yet been identified and a post-mortem is expected to take place later today.

Man charged with murdering his brother

Mark Harris was found with stab wounds on Monday Credit: Surrey Police

A man charged last night with the murder of a in a Surrey village is due in court today.

The body of 47 year old personal trainer Mark Harris was found in Farncombe on Monday. He'd been stabbed. Kevin Harris aged 51 will appear before Guildford Magistrates this morning.


Exclusive: one year on, Jayden's mother says she'll never forgive her daughter's killer

Jayden Parkinson's friends and family lit lanterns in her memory Credit: ITV Meridian

The mother of murdered teenager Jayden Parkinson says she still hasn't come to terms with how her daughter died - and she'll never forgive her killer. Samantha Shrewsbury has spoken exclusively to ITV Meridian - about how her life has been 'frozen in time' and why she doesn't feel justice hasn't been done. It has been a year since 17-year-old Jayden was last seen at Didcot Railway Station. The pregnant teenager's body was found two weeks later - in a graveyard. Last night, our reporter Asana Greenstreet joined Jayden's mother - and friends - at a special memorial to her.

Jayden's mother 'can't thank community enough'

The mother of a teenage girl who was killed by her former boyfriend has paid a special tribute to her daughter on the first anniversary of her death.

17-year-old Jayden Parkinson from Didcot in Oxfordshire was murdered by Ben Blakeley. He is now serving a life sentence.

Last night lanterns were released in Jayden's memory. Her mother Samantha, thanked those who went along:

Lantern release to mark one year since Jayden's death

Jayden Parkinson's body was found buried in a shallow grave in Didcot Credit: ITV Meridian

It's one year to the day Jayden Parkinson was killed by her former boyfriend in Oxfordshire.

The seventeen year old's body was buried in a shallow grave in Didcot. Twenty two year old Ben Blakeley was found guilty of her murder - and is serving a life sentence.

Tonight Jayden's mother will release lanterns in her memory.

26 year-old dismembered father and stored remains in plastic storage boxes

26-year-old Nathan Robinson was found guilty of murdering his father Credit: Dorset Police
Mr Spiller was murdered by his son Credit: Dorset Police

26-year-old Nathan Robinson was found guilty of the murder of William Spiller by a jury at Winchester Crown Court following a full trial.

He had previously pleaded guilty to manslaughter which was rejected by the Crown Prosecution Service.

The court heard that Robinson murdered his 48-year-old father on Thursday 16 May 2013. Police were called to Mr Spiller’s home in Stedman Road on Monday 17 June 2013 after receiving a ‘concern for welfare’ call from his partner.

Mr Spiller’s dismembered remains were discovered packed in plastic storage boxes in his home. Robinson had stolen his father’s mobile phone and £8,000 in cash before travelling to Glasgow, Birmingham and Bristol to visit friends and relatives.

Robinson was arrested at his mother’s home in the Birmingham area on Tuesday 18 June 2013. He admitted killing his father before using a Stanley knife and saw to cut up the body.

The court heard of the lengths Robinson went to in an attempt to evade justice. A Vax carpet cleaner and steamer were found in Mr Spiller’s home and showed evidence of being used to clean up the scene.

In the month before the body was discovered, Robinson also posed as his father by sending texts from the stolen mobile phone to Mr Spiller’s partner and friend.

The jury took one hour and 50 minutes to reach a unanimous verdict of guilty. Robinson will be sentenced at Winchester Crown Court on a date yet to be fixed.

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