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Tributes paid to teenager killed at her home

The family of a 19-year old woman, whose body was found in her flat in Portslade, have paid tribute to her.

Police were called to a property on Chrisdory Road, Mile Oak on Thursday.

Tributes paid to Shana Grice Credit: Sussex Police

Shana is our beautiful girl, a kind thoughtful, caring daughter who always thought of others. We would like to thank Ashley and his family for their support. We would also like to thank everyone for their beautiful kind words. We would like to ask that our privacy be respected through this difficult time.

– Parents Sharon Grice & Richard Green

A 27-year old man arrested on Thursday on suspicion of murder is still in custody for interview and further enquiries.

The death has been notified to the Independent Police Complaints Commission owing to there having been previous police contact with Shana Grice and other people.

Murder investigation launched after death of man in parish hall

A murder investigation has been launched following the death of a man from Bracknell in a village near Chelmsford.

Police were called by the ambulance staff just before midnight last night who were treating a man who had been assaulted following an incident outside Broomfield Parish Hall.

The 55-year-old from Bracknell was unconscious but died at the scene shortly after midnight.

A woman also had to be taken to hospital after suffering a suspected broken nose.

A 24-year-old man from Chelmsford has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

The victim, from Bracknell was at a party in Broomfield Parish Hall near Chelmsford Credit: Steve Barrett

"The murder victim, assault victim and suspect were all attending a private party being held inside Broomfield Parish Hall in Main Road. "Both assaults happened outside the hall in the car park area.

"Our enquiries are continuing today and I would urge anybody with any information about the incident who has not already spoken to officers to contact us.”



Man on trial over murder at barbers

Katrina O'Hara was killed at Jock's Barbers in Blandford in January Credit: ITV Meridian

The trial is due to begin of a man accused or murdering a grandmother at a barber shop in Dorset.

Katrina O'Hara, who was 44, was killed at Jock's Barbers in Blandford in January.

Jock's Barbers in Blandford Credit: ITV Meridian

She suffered two stab wounds to her chest. 49-year-old Stuart Thomas is charged with murder.

Murder investigation underway after death of toddler

A murder investigation is underway after the death of a two-year-old boy in Dorset.

Police were called to an address in Broadmayne last Thursday morning. A child was taken to Dorset County Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

A man and a woman, both aged 21 and from the Dorchester area, have been arrested on suspicion of murder and are currently assisting police with their enquiries. They were both known to the child.

I can confirm that following the post-mortem examination yesterday, Wednesday 1 June 2016, the tragic death of this young boy is being treated as suspicious and a murder investigation, led by the Major Crime Investigation Team, has been launched as a result.

I would appeal for the family to be given privacy at this extremely difficult time.

– Detective Chief Inspector Sarah Derbyshire, of Dorset Police

I appreciate the incident has impacted on this close-knit community, but it is important we understand the full circumstances surrounding the death.

An investigation has been launched and there may be some police presence in the village while detectives carry out their investigations. If anyone in the local community has concerns, they can speak to their local Neighbourhood Policing Team who will be able to offer reassurances.

I would also like to remind the public that certain legal constraints apply as people have been arrested in connection with this investigation. Therefore Dorset Police would hate for anyone to accidentally impact on the investigation by posting well-intended but inappropriate comments on social media.

– Local Neighbourhood Inspector Mike Darby, of Dorchester Police

Man who murdered Georgina Edmonds applies for leave to appeal conviction

Georgina Edmonds was beaten with her marble rolling pin Credit: ITV Meridian

The man jailed for life for the brutal murder of Hampshire grandmother Georgina Edmonds has applied for leave to appeal against his conviction.

37 year old Matthew Hamlen from Bishopstoke was convicted after a second trial when new DNA evidence came to light.

The father of one tortured the pensioner for her bank details before hitting her over the head with a marble rolling pin at her country cottage in Brambridge in 2008.

Man denies murdering Donald Lock on A24

A man accused of murdering a retired solicitor by the side of a road near Worthing last summer, is to go on trial next month.

Donald Lock, who was 79, was stabbed on the A24 at Findon on July the 16th as he returned from a cycling event.

35-year-old, Matthew Daley from Worthing, appeared in court today and denied murder.

Malcolm Shaw reports.


Man pleads not guilty to murder of Don Lock

Don Lock died from stab wounds on the A24 at Findon near Worthing Credit: Sussex Police

A 35-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to the murder of a retired lawyer in Sussex last summer.

Don Lock, who was 79, died from stab wounds after an incident on the A24 at Findon near Worthing in July.

Matthew Daley from St Elmo Road in Worthing appeared in court at the Old Bailey this morning. He denied one charge of murder, and a second of possessing a knife in a public place.

Daley will stand trial at Lewes in May.

Man admits killing his wife

Stuart Andrews

A computer programmer from Kent has been jailed for life with a minimum term of 15 years, after pleading guilty to murdering his wife at their home in Benenden near Maidstone. Stuart Andrews, 54, snapped following months of tension and strangled 52-year-old Caroline Andrews at their rented bungalow on February 4. At Maidstone Crown Court, Andrews, who used to work for the Bank of England, admitted murder and the theft of £267,096 from his father-in-law who suffered from dementia - Andrews had power of attorney over his affairs. Andrews left a note for his children after the murder:-

Dear Children,
It started as an accident when we were fighting but it went too far. Your mother was a beautiful, kind and caring person who loved you all. I let her down and ruined her life by being stupid with money and losing the house. Neither of us recovered from that. I love you too, but I can't carry on living. All this is just my fault. Dad

– Stuart Andrews
Scene in Benenden, Feb 4 Credit: Kent Police

The court heard Andrews murdered his wife in the early hours of February 4 at the property where they lived with two of their children and Mrs Andrews's father Donald Breeds. After throttling his wife, Andrews told one of their children that their mother was unwell and she should not be disturbed. After dropping their other child off at Headcorn train station, Andrews then telephoned Hilden Oaks School and Nursery in Tonbridge where Mrs Andrews worked to say she was unwell.

Stuart Andrews Credit: Kent Police

Later that day Andrews caught a train with another one of their children from Headcorn to Charing Cross at 11.18am before they parted company. Andrews deliberately left his phone on the train, shoving it down the side of a seat and timing a text message to be sent from it at 4pm to one of Mrs Andrews's friends. The text to Heather Sheldon read: "Heather, this is Stuart. I am sorry and, this is beyond belief, I have accidentally killed Caroline".

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Mother's anger after daughter's murder trial is delayed

The mother of a teacher from Kent who was killed in the Middle East says she's angry and upset after flying out for a trial which was postponed at the last minute. Lauren Patterson from West Malling was attacked and killed in Qatar but the man convicted of murdering her is now facing a re-trial after his original sentence was overturned. Tom Savvides has the latest.

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